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Episode 122: Wanted in Oranel Part 2 Escape from Vespok Fortress

http://outofcharacter.buzzsprout.com/13127/677844-episode-122-wanted-in-oranel-part-2-escape-from-vespok-fortress

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Wanted in Oranel Part 1: Escape from Vespok Fortress

http://outofcharacter.buzzsprout.com/13127/661156-episode-wanted-in-oranel-part-1-escape-from-vespok-fortress

Pokemon #27 Sandshrew

The first ground-type for my 5e Pokedex, and one of my favorites is Sandshrew. I’ve always thought Sandshrew has a really cool design and I wanted to give ground-types something special to make them unique. Immunity to lightning damage, couple with the ability to burrow at great speed will let Sandshrew attack from cover while also giving it an avenue of escape most low-level parties won’t be able to do much about.

Sandshrews do prefer living in caves and tunnels so I gave them some special senses to allow them to survive in those environments a bit more easily.

Sandshrew

Small beast, neutral

Armor Class 15 (Natural Armor)

Hit Points 20

Speed 20 ft., burrow 35 ft.

Str 12 (+1)  Dex 14 (+2) Con 14 (+2)  Int 10 (+0)   Wis 12 (+1) Cha 10 (+0)

Damage Immunity lighting

Skills Acrobatics, +4, Athletics +3

Senses Darkvision 60 ft., passive Perception, Tremorsense 50 ft.

Languages Pokemon, understands Common but can’t speak.

Challenge 1

Evolution. After earning 6,000 XP Sandshrew evolves into Sandslash.

Ground-type. Sandshrew suffers disadvantage on Strength (Athletics) checks made to swim.

Pokemon. Sandshrew can be captured in a Pokeball, from that point on it will act as a companion to its new trainer.

Actions

Defense Curl. Sandshrew curls tightly into a ball granting it a +2 bonus to it armor class. It also gains resistance to bludgeoning, piercing, and slashing damage as long as it continues to use defensive curl. Sandshrew can be commanded to remain curled as a bonus action, but cannot take any other actions.

Slash. Melee Weapon Attack: +3 to hit, reach 5 ft., one target. Hits: 10 (2d6+3) slashing damage.

Pokemon #37 Vulpix

I always thought the fact that Brock had a Vulpix was cool, and Episode #28 which really delves into the world of Pokemon breeders for the first time showed the good and bad sides of Pokemon fashion trends. I didn’t make Vulpix to be the most powerful Pokemon out there, but it is a great option for Pokemon breeders.

Vulpix

Small beast, neutral

Armor Class 11 (natural armor)

Hit Points 20 (3d8+0)

Speed 30 ft.

Str 8 (-1)  Dex 10 (+0) Con 8 (-1)  Int 10 (+0)   Wis 12 (+1) Cha 14 (+2)

Damage Resistance cold and fire

Skills Acrobatics +2, Performance +4, Persuasion +4

Senses passive Perception 12

Languages Pokemon, understands Common but can’t speak.

Challenge 1

Evolution. After being exposed to a Fire Stone Vulpix evolves in Ninetales.

Fire-type. Vulpix can produce a flame at will capable of lighting a bonfire. Vulpix has resistance to the effects of cold, and gains advantage of saving throws from ice-type attacks. Vulpix has disadvantage on attack rolls made in the rain, and its flamethrower only deals half damage.

Pokemon. Vulpix can be captured in a Pokeball, from that point on it will act as a companion to its new trainer.

Pokemon Fashion Icon. An idol of Pokemon contests Vulpix has advantage on skills check made during such competitions.

Actions

Flamethrower: Vulpix expels a line of fire extending 40/60 ft any creatures caught in the line must make a DC 11 Dexterity saving throw. On a failed save they take 14 (3d6+2) fire damage, and 2 ongoing fire damage at the start of their next turn. On a failed save the target takes half damage on no ongoing damage.

Episode 120: The Lamp Lighters Part 7 A Higher Calling

http://outofcharacter.buzzsprout.com/13127/663874-episode-120-the-lamp-lighters-part-7-a-higher-calling

Pokemon #21 Spearow

Jumping back into filling out the Pokedex for the Pokemon Trainer D&D class which continues to draw interest. I want to chip away at the lower numbers less experienced trainers are likely to encounter. Spearow is always something of a wild Pokemon, definitely the sort of thing an aggressive trainer might favor over the more docile flying-types.

I made Spearow to be a minor nuisance alone, but in a flock they can be dangerous and should be approached with caution. Hopefully trainers enjoy Spearow and I’ll be adding more to the Pokedex soon.

Spearow

Small beast, neutral

Armor Class 13 (natural armor)

Hit Points 16 (3d8+1)

Speed 20 ft., fly 50 ft.

Str 12 (+1) Dex 14 (+2) Con 10 (+0) Int  6 (-2) Wis 12 (+1) Cha 10 (+0)

Damage Resistance bludgeoning from non-stone weapons.

Damage Vulnerabilities ice, electric

Skills Intimidation +3, Perception  +4

Senses passive Perception 11

Languages Pokemon, understands Common but can’t speak.

Challenge 1

Bully. Spearow has advantage on Charisma (Intimidation) checks.

 Evolution. After earning 6,000 XP Spearow evolves into Fearow.

 Flock Tactics. Spearow has advantage on attack rolls when another Spearow is within 15 ft. of it. Spearow’s Armor Class is increased by +1 when there is another Spearow with 25 ft. of it to a maximum of +3.

Pokemon. Pidgeotto can be captured in a Pokeball, from that point on it will act as a companion to its new trainer.

Actions

 Peck. Melee Weapon Attack: +3 to hit, reach 5 ft., one target. Hit: 4 (1d4+2) piercing damage.

Episode 118: Adventures in Middle-Earth Part 9 No Small Favor

I recorded another one player session featuring my favorite innkeeper in Middle-Earth Puddifoot.

http://outofcharacter.buzzsprout.com/13127/658314-episode-118-adventures-in-middle-earth-part-9-no-small-favor

Episode 115: The Lamp Lighters Part 6 Dark Fire

http://outofcharacter.buzzsprout.com/13127/644819-episode-115-the-lamp-lighters-part-6-dark-fire

Episode 112: Get into Wild Shape

http://outofcharacter.buzzsprout.com/13127/631920-episode-112-get-into-wild-shape

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