Monday, January 04, 2010

1250 Monsters In The Beginning...

Good Evening, All:

I have begun to convert a slew of monster stats from D20 to MyD20 Lite, using an automated process. At this point, I am current working through around 1250 records as part of the conversion process (basically looking at the SRD and Necromancer Games' Tome of Horrors). Some of these will be removed from the final document, but I fully expect to be able to pack over 1000 stat blocks into the Monster section of the MyD20 Lite Referee's Guide. Now, once I get these closer to being done, and I move these over into a document, I may discover that I've got too many. In that case, I'll have to decide how many to pull out in order to keep the page count at a reasonable level. Mind you, this is all without flavor text, so that will have to be added, too. Even at a small three-sentence paragraph apiece, that will be some undertaking.

In order to determine which stats to include, I will review the old Monster Manual 1 and 2 for 1E and make some decisions from there. That's probably the best way to get the basics that I will find in the older modules, and then I can add extras as space becomes available.

If all else fails, I may have to go the "three book" route for MyD20 Lite: Player's Guide, Referee's Guide, and Bestiary. Not sure if that's the best idea, yet, but as I said, I'll have to wait and see how the monster stats look in the document first.

With Regards,

1 comment:

James said...

Sounds like a mammoth undertaking! I'd love to read more about the "automated process" and what it entails. What statistics will your MyD20Lite monsters have?