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Re: Mindflayers
« Reply #20 on: November 15, 2011, 11:59:49 AM »
I know I've seen all of these before, but I must ask. Where do you get your ideas? I never want to go there. Ever.   :nonono

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Re: Mindflayers
« Reply #21 on: November 16, 2011, 01:50:11 AM »
A lot of it's either dreams or simple ad lib.  For example for the Carnal Mindflayer.  When I decided to do my Jesters campaign I had to think about what it would do to races kidnapped and brought there.  Mindflayers would prolly go batshit cut off from their deity and the Elder Brains, and have no means of continuing their species so I had them 'regress' to a more traditional form of reproduction, which unfortunately for them is prone to mutation.  And in classic Uncle Kitteh form after that the thought was "how messed up can I make this and still get away with it".   :D

So I just picked random names or concepts and fleshed them out.  The Bimbo mindlfayer was inspired by a card game (Cthulhu 500 or something).  Once I had a concept I just set down and fleshed out the crunch and figured out the fluffies later.

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Re: Mindflayers
« Reply #22 on: November 16, 2011, 10:15:56 AM »
That is startlingly sane.  :o

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Re: Mindflayers
« Reply #23 on: September 03, 2012, 12:24:47 AM »
Hey, Bhu, a bit of an odd question...

Can you convert all of these to what they would be if Illithids had this for stats instead?

Or at least all of them before the Blob.

Basically, Illithids in my world are obsessive body modifiers, and these seem perfect to represent them... editing themselves.
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Re: Mindflayers
« Reply #24 on: September 03, 2012, 01:59:01 AM »
Make them races u mean?  I spose I could.  May take a bit though, and for a some of them the LA would be over the top...

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Re: Mindflayers
« Reply #25 on: September 03, 2012, 01:27:21 PM »
If you do this, I will sing your praises across the interwebs.

The interwebs, I say!
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Re: Mindflayers
« Reply #26 on: September 03, 2012, 01:47:56 PM »
I shall do my best.  You want me to just edit it into original post?

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Re: Mindflayers
« Reply #27 on: September 03, 2012, 02:08:39 PM »
Sure, why not?
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Re: Mindflayers
« Reply #28 on: December 07, 2012, 02:21:25 AM »
My apologies for the lateness on this my memory is eroding. 

So basically you want these as races with no racial HD?

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Re: Mindflayers
« Reply #29 on: December 07, 2012, 03:09:39 AM »
Yep, whatever ones can be made balanced for LA +0 and no racial HD.
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Re: Mindflayers
« Reply #30 on: December 07, 2012, 04:01:47 PM »
That leaves out the Brute and Hulk, and myabe the Brain as well, leaving us with teh regular flayer and the bimbo

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Re: Mindflayers
« Reply #31 on: December 07, 2012, 05:54:13 PM »
Well, you might be able to do Brute as getting Powerful Build or Expansion...
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Re: Mindflayers
« Reply #32 on: December 19, 2012, 02:20:05 AM »
initial fluff is up

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Re: Mindflayers
« Reply #33 on: December 28, 2012, 12:04:01 AM »
Has it ever been mentioned anywhere how long mindflayers live?

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Re: Mindflayers
« Reply #34 on: December 28, 2012, 06:17:11 PM »
I kind of assume that they live indefinitely, sustained by psionic power. Basically, a psion did it.

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Re: Mindflayers
« Reply #35 on: December 28, 2012, 06:20:26 PM »
If they lived forever they wouldn't be tempted to become liches.  But I'll be darned if i can find anything on their longevity.

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Re: Mindflayers
« Reply #36 on: December 28, 2012, 06:36:21 PM »
Lords of Madness mentions that mindflayers live around 135 years.

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Re: Mindflayers
« Reply #37 on: December 28, 2012, 06:39:52 PM »
Thanks Os!

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Re: Mindflayers
« Reply #38 on: December 30, 2012, 06:39:53 PM »
Thanks for doing this, Bhu.
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Re: Mindflayers
« Reply #39 on: December 30, 2012, 11:00:43 PM »
Thanks for doing this, Bhu.

is np  :D

Heck I should be thanking you for putting up with my taking so long
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