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Re: Converting 5E to Forbidden Land

Thu 24 Oct 2019, 06:43

I'll just get some stats online for 5e versions of the monsters I want to convert :) no worries
 
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Re: Converting 5E to Forbidden Land

Thu 24 Oct 2019, 08:53

I'll just get some stats online for 5e versions of the monsters I want to convert :) no worries
let me know how you get on with the conversions.
 
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Re: Converting 5E to Forbidden Land

Sat 09 Nov 2019, 16:55

@Lupex I have created a Google Sheet that attempts to use your maths above to do conversions. Here is a link...
https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/ ... sp=sharing
 
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Re: Converting 5E to Forbidden Land

Sat 09 Nov 2019, 18:53

@Lupex I have created a Google Sheet that attempts to use your maths above to do conversions. Here is a link...
https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/ ... sp=sharing
Looks good. Fancy working on a joint project?
 
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Re: Converting 5E to Forbidden Land

Sat 09 Nov 2019, 19:40

I have updated how you calculate the Base Dice for attacks.

For humanoids, subtract 5E Strength modifier from Melee attack bonus, this becomes Fbl Melee Skill. Subtract 5E Dexterity Modifier from Ranged attack bonus, this becomes Fbl Marksmanship Skill.

For monsters subtract 5E Strength modifier from attack modifier, convert 5E Strength Score to Fbl equivalent, and add to remainder.
 
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Re: Converting 5E to Forbidden Land

Sun 10 Nov 2019, 02:17

@Lupex I have created a Google Sheet that attempts to use your maths above to do conversions. Here is a link...
https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/ ... sp=sharing
Looks good. Fancy working on a joint project?
I suggested something similar on Andy's "My monster file" post. This would be great to see! I will be doing lots of OSR conversions myself so hope to help populate a big joint file
 
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Re: Converting 5E to Forbidden Land

Sun 10 Nov 2019, 08:33

I think that converting 5e monsters to FBL can work - but only up to a certain CR. The power scale of high-level D&D is super-heroic, and FBL cannot model PCs of that scale. I think the upper limit of FBL is around CR 13. That means creatures of the ball park: Roc, Vampire, Storm Giant, Beholder.

Monsters above that scale will result in FBL stats that are not fun. They just become a bag of Strength points to deplete and crazy overpowered attacks. Creatures like: Pit Fiends, Kraken, Ancient Red Dragon, Lich, 
 
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MegaMagus
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Re: Converting 5E to Forbidden Land

Sun 10 Nov 2019, 08:51

Yes I believe OSR monsters are a better fit
 
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Re: Converting 5E to Forbidden Land

Sun 10 Nov 2019, 09:49

I have added an OSR -> FBL converter section. I'm NOT sure it is very good!
https://drive.google.com/open?id=1fRFpO ... jdwLA7B0kk
 
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Re: Converting 5E to Forbidden Land

Sun 10 Nov 2019, 10:36

I have added an OSR -> FBL converter section. I'm NOT sure it is very good!
https://drive.google.com/open?id=1fRFpO ... jdwLA7B0kk
Hmm yeh I think there is some work to do on it there, maybe let lupex set it up if interested?
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