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Notebook Essentials: Swarms, Stampedes, and Skirmishes

Notebook Essentials: Swarms, Stampedes, and Skirmishes

Swarms, Stampedes and Skirmishes looks at groups of creatures acting as one.


In addition to a few new swarms, swarm powers are described: quasi-magical effects that multiple swarms working together can achieve. The aquatic swarm, or school, is demonstrated with the pirhana. Stampedes are larger creatures hell-bent on running, trampling everything in the path beneath them. Skirmishes are mobs of creatures involved in a melee where it is generally every man for himself. Handling a barroom brawl has never been easier. After a few spells, an Epic Swarm is described. What's more fun than a single DemiLich? A swarm of them.

What are Notebook Essentials?

Most DMs have them. Some players have them. That notebook with scraps of ideas and photocopies of old gaming magazine articles that's now bursting the binding that holds the notebook together. Notebook Essentials are those little scraps of ideas that don't quite fit into a full length book that we hope you'll print out and add to that notebook.

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March 18th, 2006
An impressive extension to the swarm concept: examples of swarms with special abilities new monster feats useful to swarms (I've already used them extensively to add some bite to a couple of new swarms) two special circum [...]
Mark G. [Featured Reviewer]
December 15th, 2005
?Notebook Essentials: Swarms, Stampedes, and Skirmishes? is a 10 page pdf that seeks to correct the a weakness in the d20 System Game that only allowed Fine, Diminutive, or Tiny creatures to collect into a large mass for combat purposes. This is not [...]
November 11th, 2005
This boils down to "very cool". The only thing I didn't like was the rules ending up at the end and no mention of it. One aspect that isn't mentioned but could easily be used is mass combat for small and medium sized groups (up to 100 [...]
Brian E. [Featured Reviewer]
October 23rd, 2005
I?ve always liked the idea of swarms in D&D. Basically, a single centipede, or beetle, or mosquito isn?t going to make much of a challenge, even for a single first-level character. Pack a bunch of them together into a writhing, hungry [...]
Josh B. [Featured Reviewer]
October 22nd, 2005
Swarms. They creep, crawl or fly, and usually don't do much more than provide an annoyance. Notebook Essentials: Swarms, Stampedes and Skirmishes aims to add a little more depth to these types of encounters. Two new types of swarm are introduced [...]
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