July 17, 2008

NPC and Monster Generation

One of the biggest differences between Character Creation and and NPC/Monster generation in D&D 4E is the difference in the shear number of powers available to them.

You're free to create NPCs the same way you do characters, but unless you want them to be an incredibly powerful nemesis (most monsters/NPCs don't have the same pool of powers as characters), you're not supposed to. Instead they build from the same set of powers, but have fewer. Less flexibility overall, in fact.

2 comments:

Brian Sullivan said...

One wonders if it might be possible to create an "encounter generator," with parameters like group size and desired difficulty available. Is there already such a thing?

Sam said...

There is one that includes all the monsters from the monster manual. Don't have the link handy though.