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Re: Dungeons & Dragons / PNP games thread: The Barren Snowflake Wastes
« Reply #7845 on: April 09, 2020, 04:27:02 pm »

If it was a vampire NPC I'd probably just handwave it.  He just has a spell that does that, asuming the vampire in question was a reasonably powerful spellcaster.  Or it could be a majic item that does it in which case what the vampire is, is rather irrelevant.

You'd only need to stat it if the players want it, which with the standard PC races, I'd kinda doubt.
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Re: Dungeons & Dragons / PNP games thread: The Barren Snowflake Wastes
« Reply #7846 on: April 09, 2020, 04:33:40 pm »

That would also work as an at-will transformation for werebeasts, right? So long as they're out in the sun, at least.
Could actually make for a fun plot, about a werewolf which somehow attacks during the day.
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Re: Dungeons & Dragons / PNP games thread: The Barren Snowflake Wastes
« Reply #7847 on: April 09, 2020, 06:19:51 pm »

That would also work as an at-will transformation for werebeasts, right? So long as they're out in the sun, at least.
Could actually make for a fun plot, about a werewolf which somehow attacks during the day.
Am I misremembering, because I thought 5e werewolves have at-will transformations even in the day-time if they embrace the curse?
Or am I thinking of other werewolves?

The stat blocks I can find don't mention any restriction on transformation at least.
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Re: Dungeons & Dragons / PNP games thread: The Barren Snowflake Wastes
« Reply #7848 on: April 09, 2020, 07:53:31 pm »

Even the unwilling transformation probably isn't triggered by moonlight. After all, it occurs even if the victim is indoors and the Moonbeam spell, which is a concentrated death ray of moonlight, actually forces shapechangers into their original forms.
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Re: Dungeons & Dragons / PNP games thread: The Barren Snowflake Wastes
« Reply #7849 on: April 09, 2020, 07:58:47 pm »

That would also work as an at-will transformation for werebeasts, right? So long as they're out in the sun, at least.
Could actually make for a fun plot, about a werewolf which somehow attacks during the day.
Am I misremembering, because I thought 5e werewolves have at-will transformations even in the day-time if they embrace the curse?
Or am I thinking of other werewolves?

The stat blocks I can find don't mention any restriction on transformation at least.

Dunno about 5e fluff but before there were two types of lycanthrope.  Natural ones were born as werewolves, and could change shape whenever they felt like it, and could also take on a hybrid bipedal beast form.

The other type were afflicted types, who became werewolves by getting bit or cursed.  They follow the typical werewolf lore.  They are forced to change cyclically, and generally cannot control themselves in animal form.

I think stress or high damage could also force an afflicted werewolf to change into an animal as well.
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Re: Dungeons & Dragons / PNP games thread: The Barren Snowflake Wastes
« Reply #7850 on: April 09, 2020, 09:50:33 pm »

Werewolf lore has changed multiple times over the editions. I believe but am not certain that 5e lore generally follows 3.0's werewolf lore.
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