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Cogs in the Great Machine: Modron Hierarchs, Rogues, and Patron

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Die Tyrant Presents

Cogs in the Great Machine

A Modron-Centric Supplement

Little in the multiverse remains more a mystery than the goals of Primus' creations, the babbling, biomechanical Modrons. Yet none can deny the god's inscrutable genius when faced with the implacable power of their leaders and generals, the mighty hierarchs!

Join the Great Modron March with this supplement, designed to expand Mechanus-related options for any campaign. Enclosed you will find detailed stats and lore for every modron hierarch that serves the will of Primus, from the CR 7 Decaton to the CR 22 Secundus, and a number of variant rules for making them truly terrifying foes for your players. You will also find a number of new magic items, stats and lore for a new Rogue Modron PC race, and a new Patron for Warlock characters - a pact with a powerful hierarch or Primus itself, drawing power from The Great Machine.

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RJ R January 01, 2019 3:37 pm UTC
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If modrons are only able to communicate with those of their own rank or of one rank higher or lower (MM 224), then why in the variant rule for modron summoning do hierarchs simply summon any combination of other modrons adding up to 10? For the mechanics of a fight, it makes enough sense compared to the random summons from wild magic, but most of these combinations would be unable to communicate which makes it seem pointless and out of character from a narrative perspective since it would presumably have this ability for the sake of amassing modrons for a new task.
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Michael C January 06, 2019 7:16 pm UTC
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I agree! The nature of modron communication in the MM makes things like mixed encounters with modrons (and the Summoning variant) tricky to implement. That's why I added a *slight* modification to their lore in this supplement: "While any hierarch can give orders to a modron below it in rank, only those orders communicated from a modron directly above or below them in rank can truly be understood."

The intent of this is to allow things like the Summoning variant to make for interesting encounters and be fun to use, without discarding modron communication issues completely or be limited to one modron of a rank directly below their own (which wouldn't work as well with some of the hierarch's traits which are meant for commanding larger groups, and would be more limiting tactically).

In practice, it means the hierarch can summon weaker modrons and issue orders, but those orders are interpreted as coming from a being barely comprehensible to them, like a modron demigod - so the...See more
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