Saturday, August 9, 2008

B4 (Washing Pool)

The size of area B4 has been increased to a 5-square diameter circle. The pool in the center remains the same size. Vargouilles do not exist in 4th Edition yet, but a very similar monster - the flameskull - does. I have dropped their level by 4 to make them an appropriate challenge for a party of 2nd level adventurers.

Place the flameskulls throughout the room, at the same height as the PCs. I suggest the following encounter for a party of five adventurers:

Total: 525 xp (Level 1 Encounter)

Try to space out the Flameskulls' use of their fireball ability. One of the downsides of stacking a fight with artillery monsters is that they can easily devastate a party by using their encounter powers immediately.

Stat block:


Antiquated Tory said...

This was the toughest fight my PCs faced, possibly because the tactics were so easy on my part. Only 2 fireballs went off, on the first and second rounds, and they destroyed the third before I used his, but they still finished with 2/5 party members down.

Scott said...

I've changed the damage expression on the fireball ability so that it does an average of 9 damage on a hit instead of 14.5. This should make multiple such attacks a lot more survivable.

Anonymous said...

Any particular reason you removed the line "Immune disease, poison; Resist 10 fire, 5 necrotic; Vulnerable 5 radiant" from the Flame Skulls?

Scott said...

Ah, I must have missed that when transcribing the stat block! I'll correct it; those resistances, immunities and vulnerabilities should still be part of the monster.

Scott said...

The Flameskull stat block now contains the correct resistance/vulnerability information.