Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Council of Wyrms Conversion for Pathfinder

Remember the old post about my Council of Wyrms conversion for the 3.5 edition of d&d? Well Dungeons & Dragons is in its 5th edition now so that book is useless to all but diehard 3.5 fans. So I wrote a Pathfinder conversion instead as Pathfinder is still popular and has remained consistent to this day.

The new Council of Wyrms differs from the old one in many respects. First it is a full conversion, even converting the adventures and NPC from the original box set. Second I have omitted the templates and published them as a separate book that includes a few more templates for the DM to unleash on unsuspecting players. Third, and the largest change, I have replaced the gem dragons with Pathfinder's primal dragons. As the differences between the gem and peal dragons are mainly cosmetic one can use whichever coloration one prefers without changing the stats but as only the primals are OGL they were the ones to use.

Click here to read the books and enjoy...

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

The Little Ones: Terrible Terrors & Friends

Sorry for the delay, I have had problems posting to blogger lately. But finally here is the next post for the HTTYD series.

Not all the dragons in the how to Train your dragon franchise are large, many are dog sized or smaller. The smallest are the insect-sized nanodragons but today we are going to look at those species commonly kept as pets and hunting dragons.

The most common in the movies is the Terrible Terror, a breed the size of a large house cat. The most common in the books is the dog sized Common garden and Basic brown breeds. The last is the Horrible Horror, my own hunting dragon according to This Website.

These small dragons may not be ridden but they can carry messages for the PCs (or NPCs for that matter), act as scouts, help hunt down dinner, be familiars, or simply be the team pet.

Terrible Terrors

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Hideous Zippleback & Snaptrapper: Two (or more) heads are better then one

It has long been said that two heads are better than one and in How to Train Your Dragon this is true of two breeds of dragon, the Hideous Zippleback and the Snaptrapper. Here are the statistics for these multi-minded wyrms for In Harms Way: Dragons.

The two headed Zippleback is also known as the Two-Headed Gormatron in the books. While often thought to have a head on both ends like a Pushmi-pullyu the picture does show a tail thus indicating that this is actually a case of wonky perspective. In any case it is obvious that the movie zippleback is based on this breed.

Original Version of the Zippleback, the Two headed gormatron

The other breed featured here is the Snaptrapper. Found only in the movies this breed has four heads and resembles a beautiful tropical blossom.

The lifecycle of the snaptrapper
So look below for the perfect breeds for those role players who want to share large dragon and can't agree who should be the captain. 

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

The Marsh Tiger & Monstrous Nightmare

Here are the two more How to Train Your Dragon breeds for In Harms Way-Dragons! The Marsh Tiger and the Monstrous Nightmare. These breeds are so similar they are hard to tell apart at first glance but remember four legs is a water loving tiger and two legs is a flaming nightmare.


Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Friday, October 31, 2014

Converting the Gronckle

The previous post gave the basic information needed to convert the dragons from the HTTYD franchise to the In Harm's Way: Dragons! rules. Here is an example to show how to use these charts and the first breed for this series of posts: the Gronckle.

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

How to Train Your Dragon Conversion for In Harm's Way: Dragons!

Well my printer/scanner/copier died so I still don't have the images I needed for my cryptid post so instead I am going to make a series of posts for In Harm's Way Dragons!
This rpg allows for playing dragons and their riders during the Napoleonic wars much like in the Temeraire novels by Naomi Novik.  Not much has been done to support this game so I decided to fix that with a supplement for playing in the Orient.
I am currently working on a Viking expansion and that immediately got my family wondering about the How to Train Your Dragon franchise. While my version is historical I figured out a way to convert the dragons in both the books and movies to In Harm's Way statistics.
To make things easier on my fingers I am going to abbreviate How to train your dragon to HTTYD and In Harm's Way: Dragons to IHWD.