Magical Beast or Vermin?

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Magical Beast or Vermin?

Postby RivenBlade » Sat Oct 04, 2014 1:58 pm

This is for a monster I've been working on; technically it's a large arachnid, but it's also sentient and its venom has freaky magical qualities so I'm not sure which above type is more fitting (last time I checked Magical Vermin wasn't a type :lol:).
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Re: Magical Beast or Vermin?

Postby Brightmantle » Sat Oct 04, 2014 8:43 pm

I vote vermin. A phase spider is what in 3e.? How about a Blade spider? Sorry I'm just learning 3e. and am not sure. Might be a great starting point.
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Re: Magical Beast or Vermin?

Postby RivenBlade » Sat Oct 04, 2014 10:32 pm

A Blade Spider is probably vermin, I'll have to check and get back to you on the Phase Spider.
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Re: Magical Beast or Vermin?

Postby Crasez58 » Sun Oct 05, 2014 9:36 pm

Well if it's magical I would say it's not vermin
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Re: Magical Beast or Vermin?

Postby Cole » Mon Oct 06, 2014 9:48 am

Well I know for a fact they are both vermin... assuming NWN had it right. I made some massive worlds in it and placed down hundreds of spiders... and both blade and phase were vermin ;)
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Re: Magical Beast or Vermin?

Postby Crasez58 » Mon Oct 06, 2014 5:21 pm

According to the srd phase is a magical beast
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Re: Magical Beast or Vermin?

Postby Brightmantle » Mon Oct 06, 2014 7:01 pm

Yes, and a giant spider is vermin.
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Re: Magical Beast or Vermin?

Postby jesuslovedhumor » Mon Mar 02, 2015 11:02 pm

RivenBlade wrote: it's also sentient


being sentient takes it out of the vermin category IMHO. I would classify it as a magical beast.
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Re: Magical Beast or Vermin?

Postby GenghisDon » Thu Oct 20, 2016 1:42 pm

magic beast certainly

it is also possible to use vermin with intelligence; most are "mindless" (quality, no INT score) & lack skill points & feats, but the rules allow them to exist. Your monster sounds like a magic beast though
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