Talk:Mythic Beast (3.5e Race)/Dire Flame Skunk

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There's a skunk creature? I wonder how balanced it is in gameplay... Tag365 (talk) 09:47, 17 February 2020 (UTC)


I wonder if you will expand on the beginning part where it says that "Dire flame skunks are oft-mocked legendary beasts." Tag365 (talk) 05:38, 28 February 2020‎ (UTC)

Without knowing what you're delving into here. Trivia Time!
  • Some time in late 2013 or 2014 after a session, chatting with players and DM, legendary beasts came up as a topic, and how there must be beasts that are terrifying, but also kinda stupid and not really the thing you defeat and gain fame and fortune for doing so. The "dire flame skunk" was the prime example as provided by our DM at the time.
  • The beast's name was also chosen as "dire flame skunk" instead of the rhyme-ier "dire fire skunk" because even the name is awkward.
  • "The beast turned its fluffy tail and I raised my shield, but instead of a foul retort, it burned with a most sulfurous and dread fume!" is an elaborate way of putting you "it burned and it wouldn't wash off for weeks, the town wouldn't let me back in".
  • A lot of terrifying D&D monsters get mocked for being goofy, often with little justification, because the "cooler" tryhard monsters out there make them feel out of place, when its the goofy things that really help tie the setting together and when you've got a group of people gathered around with snacks, fun is priority, with however you can find it. --Ganteka Future (talk) 18:07, 26 March 2020 (UTC)
Skunks are my favorite animal, so I feel like bookmarking this, I might actually play as a dire flame skunk in the future... though this isn't for the newest edition of Dungeons & Dragons so I'm not sure if I'll be able to play it. Also, can you complete the "Weight Modifier" part of the table? I noticed it was missing some numbers. Tag365 (talk) 05:13, 16 April 2020 (UTC)
Oh! Well, I don't know how to convert things for 5e. But, what I can say about the height and weight tables is that they are accurate but highly unintuitive in how they're supposed to work and it took me longer than I care to admit to understanding them. So, to generate random height and weight, you roll your number for the random height modifier and you remember your result. You then use that number to add to your height. You then take the first number you rolled and you multiply it (in this case) by the number in the weight modifier. For example, let's say you're making the Dire Flame Skunk Brood Matron or whatever, so you roll 2d4 for the random height modifier, getting... 3 (I rolled). So, her height at the shoulder is 3'9". Now, for the weight, we roll another 2d4 (getting a 5 this time) and multiply that by our original 3 we rolled, adding 15 pounds onto the base for a total of 135 pounds for our fierce lady. --Ganteka Future (talk) 05:28, 16 April 2020 (UTC)
Whoops, I just looked up other races on here and there is no number before the X for the weight modifier for the other race pages either. Tag365 (talk) 10:01, 16 April 2020 (UTC)
Anyways, back to the "oft-mocked" part. You said "it burned and it wouldn't wash off for weeks, the town wouldn't let me back in". So does using the fire ability make your targets smelly too? Or is that statement just a flavored story? Tag365 (talk) 00:47, 17 April 2020 (UTC)