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Grom's Guide to Harvesting Monsters


Grom’s second guide to supporting adventurers out in the wild.  His first guide focused on brewing potions, while this new guide will teach you how to field dress a monster and harvest the useful anatomy for trade, trophies or crafting powerful items.  The Harvesting Guide table is broken down by monster type, size, and time it takes to harvest.  Don't just kill a monster, make some money off it.  

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Zac T March 13, 2018 3:44 pm UTC
I talk about the guide on the Pocket Mimic podcast. Take a listen. I share my thoughts on why I created the guide and what it's purpose is. There's also an exclusive item on the show.
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Timothy W February 27, 2018 3:37 am UTC
I was rather disappointed by the scope of the guide. While it would be ambitious, I was hoping for general harvesting guides that were applicable to all monsters - and possibly adventurers or human enemies.
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Zac T February 27, 2018 4:24 pm UTC
I understand your thoughts here. While I was designing this guide, my initial goal was to create something to harvest from every creature in the book, even orcs and other races. Then I realized as I was making it, that may over power the game with too much loot/gold. It also would slow down play a lot. Imagine going through a dungeon, and after killing something in every room, your players ask, can I harvest that? Then they spend an hour in that room field dressing the creatures. Seemed excessive to me as a DM and a bit unbalanced. Especially since my players are harvesting fanatics. So, I scaled back for it to be focused on the most relevant monsters that would likely have something to harvest. You as a DM can make up more if you wish, but I focused on the core monsters. I got the idea mainly from several of my groups asking, after having slayed a dragon, can we harvest some scales? After the fourth dragon they killed and asked this questions I started creating this guide. So I totally get your thoughts...See more
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Zac T February 16, 2018 9:04 pm UTC
Grom is a character I've played for several years now and he's a big Half-Orc Barbarian. He used to be a orc battalion commander and was sent to kill the Goddess Lurue (Queen of the Unicorns and mount to Mielikki). When Grom's batallion found her grove a fierce battle broke out between orcs and talking beasts. Lurue stabbed Grom through the heart with her horn almost killing him. With his last breath she made a deal with him, she would save him if he would send his battalion away, turn from his evil path and follow her. He vowed his loyalty and she healed him. The battalion was dismissed and Grom was stripped of his orcish command. He was then told by Lurue to go wander the world for a time and learn what it's like to walk in someone else's shoes. Lurue uses Grom as her personal emissary and speaks to him in his head (it's his quark and it's like he's talking awkwardly on a bluetooth ear piece). He is usually sent with adventurers to help them on their journey. He's been teleported across Ferun many times to aid...See more
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Zac T February 14, 2018 6:33 am UTC
Link to the first Grom's Guide:
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