Phantasmal Killer—Filing Off the Serial Numbers

Welcome back to Phantasmal Killer, a blog delving into weird and fun game mechanics and how you can take advantage of them to bring new ideas to life at your tabletop. In each article I look at using a game system in unexpected ways to create unique or bizarre characters to pummel your players.

As a busy gamemaster in a time of global crisis, you have a lot to juggle. You’ve got a job and a dog and band of fourth-level murder-hobos stuck in a dungeon and they’re getting real sick of battling albino elves and mushroom-folk. Maybe you could come up with something really out-there and fun, but who has the time to build a bunch of new statblocks from scratch?!

You do, madam. With cheating!

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