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How to Create a Template

After you have purchased a membership from Dingle’s Games you will be able to create your own monster and Templates.

Some notes on templates:
1. The Stats for a template are all based on an average of 11, so if you give 13 to Str this will add +2 (13 minus 11) to the Strength score of the base creature, 9 Chr will give -2 (9 minus 11) Charisma to the base creature.
2. If a Stat is set to 0 this will set the stat to zero on the base creature. This can be used when creating undead templates and setting the Con to 0.
3. Setting the Type to Undead will change the Hit Die (D8 for Pathfinder, (D12 for D&D 3.5).
4. Changing the Saving Throws will only effect levels attributed to the Template.
5. Size and Reach are ignored in templates
6. Speeds are taken either from the base creature or the template whichever is greater.
7. Special Attacks and Special Qualities can be set up to only activate at certain HD using the Min HD and Max HD fields.

  1. dragot7 says:

    Hello, i wanted to ask a few questions on the monster/template creator.

    When you have a creature with a Special Quality or Attack, you normally show a description with this. Is there a way to reference these descriptions easily so that creation is more straight forward?

    Also, is there a way to create our own Special Qualities and attacks as to implement a creature that may not share previously existing ones.

    I ask because i’m trying to create a template with an ability that i’m not sure exists. Having either one of these options will help me move forward.

  2. dragot7 says:

    Is it possible for a template to change the typing of the creature. I’m interested in a template that changes the creature’s type entirely; looking for a change in HD, BAB, and SAVES. But so far it seems anything I apply the template to simply is placed onto the creature, so i’m creating animal outsiders, when all i want is an outsider.

  3. admin says:

    Hi dragot7,
    There are some default special attacks under Other (XXX) where the save DC ability is the XXX. E.g. Other (STR), You can then add in your own description of the special attacks. Only the most common special attacks and qualities have default descriptions attached to them. A list of these can be found on http://www.d20pfsrd.com/bestiary/rules-for-monsters/universal-monster-rules
    The only change to HD.BAB and saves occurs if the template is undead. Any other changed to HD I have coded around the name. e.g. half-dragon, foo creacture

  4. dragot7 says:

    Thanks, I went through a bit more, and i’m more accustomed to it now. It’s a pretty good generator overall; makes my life easier in a lot of ways!

    I look forward to seeing it grow in the future. Thanks for your quick response as usual! Great stuff.

  5. RockZombie says:

    Hi – I am trying to create a template based on the corrupted template from book of vile darkness, but I can’t figure out how to have the template increase the damage dealt by natural attacks. Is this possible with your system?

  6. admin says:

    You can give it a free feat improved natural attack that will increase the attack one level.

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