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Is natural DR treated like armor. (AP equil to or greater reduces it by half) or is it different?

And are undead immune to critical hits in this system.

I haven't found a answer to either of these questions in any of the books yet.
 
Natural DR is treated as armour, unless stated otherwise by the critter description. Page 163 under Armour and Damage reduction.

If the base human was immune to crits, then yes. Otherwise, no they are not immune to crits. A vampire is basically a template you add onto a scholar via Vampire Transformation or whatever that spell is called.

Though, if you are the GM, you can change it however you wish.
 

argo

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guest mongoose said:
Is natural DR treated like armor. (AP equil to or greater reduces it by half) or is it different?
Treat it just like DR granted by armor (so AP and finesse attacks work normally)

And are undead immune to critical hits in this system.
Yes they are. AFAIK mongoose has not released a "Undead traits: Conan edition" so that means they are still using the SRD Undead traits. The vampire template changes the base creature's type to Undead(agumented humanoid) just like any other undead. It is important that undead be immune to crits too, they have no Con score thus no bonus HP due to Con. This means they tend to have a lower HP total than one would expect so they get immunity to some of the biggest-damage events in the game (crits, sneak attack) to compensate and make sure they don't go down too fast in combat.
 
But, their hit dice increases to D12 and they receive a faster healing. I guess we will have to see if the Atlantean version has this changed. But AFAIK vampires ( read undead ) in Conan are not Vampires ( read undead ) in the SRD/DND.

But once again, this is all a matter of opinion. Who is right? The GM. Since the book is just a guide book.

Besides..in the REH conan books, were they called undead, demons, or something else entirely?
 
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