Wednesday, April 23, 2014

T is for Titan

Yeah, yeah, I know this is a pic of a fire giant - not a titan.
Titans are a race of "monsters" who I have never included in a campaign mainly because they are just so doggone tough. Their challenge ratings are so high that a party of characters needs to be in the high teens level-wise before they can take one on without getting slaughtered, and I have never had a campaign last beyond 12th level.

High level campaigns are just rare, and by the time characters get to those high levels, there are just so many other monsters that I'd rather be throwing at them - balors, pit fiends, ancient dragons, high priestesses of Lolth (Hi Quenthel!), dracoliches, etc. I'm sure if I kept listing high-level opponents, eventually I'd put titans on the list... but how far down? To be honest, they're late second round picks at best. They're just competing with too many other monsters that I happen to like better, and at a challenge rating that so rarely comes up that the poor titans will probably never make the cut.

Sorry guys, but I doubt any of you titans will ever see play in one of my campaigns. Hang in there, though. There's always the remote possibility that I'll manage to sneak you into a one-shot adventure.


This month, as a participant in the A-Z Blog Challenge, I'll be writing a post each day (except for Sundays) and letting the alphabet guide my content. Thematically, all of my April posts (at least those related to the blog challenge) will be monster related. Each day, I'll be challenging myself to create an encounter, NPC, location, etc. that features a monster I've never used before in a roleplaying game. Hopefully this will push me to include more variety in my current campaign, and who knows... maybe I'll find a few new favorites.

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