On the Sublimity of Hackmaster 4th Edition: Hacklopedia of Beasts

What's with Hackmaster?

 "The whole thing is very hermetic from the outside." - Zak Sabbath

I'm going to talk later. For right now, I'm going to show.

Seven Adventurers and a Hireling Fight a bulette and the Dwarf gets eaten

Six adventures and a Hireling fight a Dragon and the Elf dies

Five adventurers and a Hireling fight a Violent Fungi and the Half-Orc Fighter bites it

Four Adventurers and a Hireling fight kobolds, while their Halfling Thief dies

Three adventurers and a hireling watch their cleric get killed by a Mummy

Two adventurers and a Hireling have their Wizard eaten by rats

The Hireling flees as the last fighter is killed

All his companions raised from the dead, they chase him and he escapes!

Almost.

4 comments:

  1. My favorite thing about a Hackmaster monster entry is listing of the value and uses of its various body parts.

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  2. I love my Hacklopedias, especially the Monster Matrix. I've used the tables for variants in other systems to throw in some weirdness. What are your thoughts on the Field Manual - I see that you didn't list it.

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    1. I don't own it, and the cover is a pastiche of the 1st edition Monster Manual and not relevant to the series above.

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    2. Now I feel like a doofus because I didn't understand how awesome this post was or, for that matter, how awesome the HoB covers were before you pointed it out. :)

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