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Conversion of 5E Monsters (or ovall Conversion Guide)

Posted: Tue Aug 24, 2021 4:34 pm
by quaffeine

Hey, does anyone have a recommendation for converting monsters from 5E proper to Microlite? I'm using Microlite Fifth Adamantine as my "core" for rules, and I know the intent was for them to be compatible. But the advancement of class features in 5E, specifically those that deal (lots and lots of) damage, is missing in m20 Fifth. This leads me to believe that monsters should have HP (and potentially other stats) reduced so they're not completely overpowering...


Re: Conversion of 5E Monsters (or ovall Conversion Guide)

Posted: Thu Aug 26, 2021 1:35 pm
by randalls

Rather than rewrite all the monsters, it might be easier to just increase the damage characters do. As I don't play 5e (and haven't even looked at it in years, I can't give specific advice but you could start by adding +1 damage per character level -- at least for classes that are supposed to deal lots and lots of damage -- and see what that does.


Re: Conversion of 5E Monsters (or ovall Conversion Guide)

Posted: Mon Aug 30, 2021 11:03 am
by quaffeine

Hmmm, that seems like a good solution, assuming the GM is going to use out of the box 5E creatures exclusively. Using anything written for m20 then puts the creatures at a disadvantage against the PCs "additional" damage, although admittedly perhaps not much of one.

Maybe I'll playtest it and see how it goes.


Re: Conversion of 5E Monsters (or ovall Conversion Guide)

Posted: Wed Sep 01, 2021 6:33 am
by randalls
quaffeine wrote:
Mon Aug 30, 2021 11:03 am

Using anything written for m20 then puts the creatures at a disadvantage against the PCs "additional" damage, although admittedly perhaps not much of one.

I'd either just use the 5e hit points for all or just not worry about it. 5e isn't an OSR game after all. 5e seems to be about "big damn heroes" being heroic, so being about to cut through m20-design monsters fairly easily might not be a huge issue in many campaigns.


Re: Conversion of 5E Monsters (or ovall Conversion Guide)

Posted: Wed Sep 08, 2021 11:26 pm
by quaffeine

Of course, a bit of searching would have revealed this is a thing that exists.