Monday, December 4, 2023

Monstorus Mondays: Saving Throw Clarifications

Edith Hamilton's Mythology
 Just a quick on today. Really busy.

I got an email over the weekend asking me to clarify some of my Saving Throw notations on my various monster stat blocks.

I can't say that I am surprised. I post a lot of monsters here for a variety of games, and sometimes I do hybrid stats without really thinking about them.

For example some of my recent demons I have posted for my Tomb of the Vampire Queen have OSE style saving throws, with the addition of another type of save, "SS."  In this case SS is "Single Save" and is the saving throw you roll if there is no other category that makes sense. These numbers are from Swords & Wizardry's saving throws.

Some recent examples:

I hope that clears things up.

Deities & Demigods II Updates

Still working on the PDF. Hope to get it out to you all for Christmas. A reminder this is will be a free product.

I was visiting my parents for my Dad's 94th birthday and his and my mom's 55th wedding anniversary this past weekend. Had a great time see family. My mom had a stack of books for me and in it was this copy of Edith Hamilton's classical work "Mythology."  

This was not my original, I think my cover was black, but this the same book I had. I thought this might have been the book I remembered that had Greek and Norse myths as well as Beowulf, but this one only has Greek and Norse.  Still. Wonderful to have again.


PT Dilloway said...

I saw these on Amazon. You could send them the next time you have a party.

Dick McGee said...

Aw, that's nostalgic. I was gifted a copy of Bulfinch's Mythology as a young kid, and a used paperback copy of Hamilton's from a garage sale was one of the first books I remember spending my allowance money on. Mine had a black cover too - might even have been the same edition.

Timothy S. Brannan said...

@PT Dilloway, Very cool!

@Dick McGee, I was very pleased to flip through it again. Great memories.