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3 Monster Archetypes #01 - Angel, Lamia and Succubus
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3 Monster Archetypes #01 - Angel, Lamia and Succubus


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Welcome to DiBastet's Monster Archetypes. Inside each product you'll find 3 races and archetypes allowing you to play as a certain iconic monster. All these archetypes are from the end of 2014 and were playtested by my own group.

My players always seem to want to play as monsters when appropriate to the setting. Problem is that most of the times the rules didn't quite allowed you to in a somewhat balanced way. Then came the 3e era Savage Species sourcebook with its monster classes that allowed you to play as a monster from level 1. The classes were cool, but the LA built in the system was the problem, so back then we created our own monster classes. They were basically "racial substitution levels" (the archetypes' grandfather) for the class that played closest to the monster, or that you could best emulate the monster with, that traded certain abilities for monster specific ones. And 5e archetypes fit perfectly into this idea.

When the MM came out all we had to do was decide what class our favorite monsters played closest to and adapt them as archetypes that we now share with you.

Inside you'll find the following races and accompanying archetypes.

Angel (Paladin): "Angels are celestial agents sent forth into the planes to further its god's agenda. While their beauty may drive onlookers awestruck, they are also fierce destroyers of evil, mercilessly butchering legions of fiends by themselves.". Angels are powerhouses and here in Secrets of Alancia we just love them. Use your blinding gaze and call the solar's power!

Lamia (Sorcerer): "A lamia has a beautiful humanoid upper body that merges into a powerful four-legged leonine form. Its vicious black claws speak to its predatory nature, as does its hunger for torture and humanoid flesh." Lamias are primary spellcasters, but their intoxicating touch and lion body can help out.

Succubus (Rogue): "Succubi and incubi inhabit all of the Lower Planes, and the lascivious dark-winged fiends can be found in the service or company of many evil creatures, fiendish overlord and foolish mortal alike." An all-around favorite, no need to deny it. We feel that rogue fits very well with the spellcasting-less nature of 5e succubus, and their gamut of powers are presented in a similar way to the elemental monk.

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Richard W March 28, 2018 1:17 am UTC
What other monsters are you classing?
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Diego E April 02, 2018 3:16 pm UTC
So far we had one Ogre Mage (fighter) and a player considered an Inevitable (ranger) but in the end didn't play him. I got other monsters ready, but since I don't have three monster classes that were playtested by real players I can't release them yet.
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