Sheep Men!! - Give your thoughts!

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Sheep Men!! - Give your thoughts!

Post by dseppling » Sat Sep 14, 2013 9:33 am

I saw the graphic somewhere in the forums and my mind went to this. Tear it apart like wolves or use it as you will. Thanks Goodman Games for reawakening the imagination of long, long ago.

NAME: Sheep Warrior
AD: 1d20
MOVE: 30’
HD: 1d10 hp
AC: 14 (Wool + Leather Armor) Thick Wool: +2 to AC
SPECIAL:
Ram: A sheep warrior may do a sudden ram with its horns at an opponent at +3 melee/1d6 damage (w/in 20'). If it hits, the target must make a REF DC 11+ amount of damage to stay up or be knocked prone.

Screaming of the Lambs: A herd of 5 or more sheep warriors can start bleating a disconcerting cry that disrupts the hearers resulting in a -3 on ALL rolls. There is a WILL DC 13 to disregard it. They can do this before initiative every other round.

ATTACK/S:
Bite +1 melee (1d3)
Ram +3 melee (1d6)
Weapon +2 melee

INITIATIVE: +0
REFLEX: +0
FORTITUDE: +1
WILL: +0
APPEARANCE/OTHER:
The Sheep warrior is a strong creature. Created long ago by a tinkering wizard. The intelligent sheep finally rose up and killed their creator.

The dozens of creatures then drew their new race to the forests and hills to preserve their new herd. They can easily disguise themselves as a normal herd of common sheep for reconnaissance or attack.

Sheep men do have humanoid hands and can easily use weapons, armor (fashioned for their body type), and shields. They shy away from helms so they can ram with their horns.

They will have a female shaman who is their spiritual leader who serves as a 4th level cleric worshipping Litram, Goddess of the Meadow. For every 10 Sheep warriors they will have a beta-sheep (level 2 fighter) and for every 40 there is a alpha-sheep (level 4 fighter) who shepherds the herd.

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Post by finarvyn » Sat Sep 14, 2013 11:32 am

I can't imagine running a "sheep man" in my campaign, but I had a fun time reading about it. :lol:

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Post by Raven_Crowking » Sat Sep 14, 2013 11:58 am

Sheep warriors.....the baaaaaaadest of the baaaaaaaad!

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Post by Ravenheart87 » Sat Sep 14, 2013 1:59 pm

They are baaaadass.
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Post by Exedor » Sun Sep 15, 2013 9:36 am

Great idea! I will use this for sure. I love throwing in monsters that don't fit into the D&D/FRPG canon.

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Post by cthulhudarren » Mon Sep 16, 2013 6:58 am

The race is also kind of a political statement.

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Post by Skyscraper » Tue Sep 17, 2013 6:12 am

Good stuff.
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Post by Exedor » Mon Nov 04, 2013 5:17 am

Yesterday my players were tromping through the wilderness when they came to a region of rolling hills. They were gradually surrounded by sheep herded by a number of sheep-men, who insisted they help resume some of their kind who had been abducted…by a rival of the party. The party proceeded to bust down the rival's door and demand he...free his sheep. They somehow got the idea that sheep-men were among those corralled, but it is just regular sheep. The rival now thinks the party is a pack of insane bullies, because they insisted he had crossed the "sheeple". In spite of his hatred of the party, he has insisted they take him to see the "sheeple". I can't wait for the next session. The sheep and their sheep-men herders are being preyed upon by bugbears. Little do they know there is an ogre-magi lording over the bugbears. I am not yet sure how the sheep-men will respond when presented with the kidnapper.

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Post by dseppling » Mon Nov 04, 2013 5:53 am

Cool! Thanks for the update. I'm glad its brought some fun to your herd.

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Post by mightyuncle » Wed Nov 06, 2013 1:15 pm

Sounds like benevolent Broo! Into it.

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Post by Exedor » Sun Nov 10, 2013 11:32 am

Oh and the hamming up of the sheep-men's speech is an easy win. The leader's name is Bra'a'a'ab and the priestess of the goddess of the meadow will be along a similar line. I've decided the party's rival will win the sheep men's affections and end up profiting more than the party, reaping the finest of wools.

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Post by Gameogre » Sun Nov 10, 2013 8:19 pm

So,you are saying the other group will be able to pull the wool over their eyes?

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Post by Exedor » Mon Nov 11, 2013 9:31 pm

At the moment the "rival" is just a farmer who the party rescued from orcs but who objected to some of their more ruthless behavior. But you've given me an idea and I will give him a posse just to stick in their craw. They are oddly set on having enemies…why disappoint? The precious wool of the sheep-men is the perfect maguffin.

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Post by Crimsontree » Tue Nov 12, 2013 4:17 am

I'm running Shadows Over Bogenhafen using the DCC rules. It's set during the annual Shaffenfest & I'm going to use the Chaos infected sheep-men to attack my group in this Sunday's session. Thanks for creating them. :)

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Post by dseppling » Tue Nov 12, 2013 5:04 am

May the Shaffen be festive and the sheep be screaming! You are welcome!

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Post by Karaptis » Tue Nov 12, 2013 6:37 am

Reminds me of the Killer Sheep skit in Monty Python.

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Post by Crimsontree » Mon Nov 25, 2013 2:07 am

dseppling wrote:May the Shaffen be festive and the sheep be screaming! You are welcome!
It was great. My players characters were investigating a clothing store that used to be a local magic school/demonologist's house. They heard baa-ing from the attic & went to investigate. They were attacked by 2 of the head-butting sheep on the way up the stairs & then accosted by 4 of the wooly biters in the attic. The sheep had been summoned by a demon & I Warhammered the sheep by adding mutations, misplaced body parts & internal organs that were just plain 'wrong'. There were lots of shudders & sheep puns. My group had a blast. They'll not forget the Schaffenfest in a hurry.

Thaaaaaaaaanks! ;)

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Post by Punluvin » Tue Nov 26, 2013 8:00 am

These guys look fun. Makes me think of the New Zealand horror-comedy, Black Sheep.

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Post by AndrewSFTSN » Sat Feb 01, 2014 2:54 am

Cool stuff-these could be funny, but I think played in a different way could be frightening.

Has anyone read Mervyn Peake's novella Boy In Darkness? Essentially the young heir to a castle wanders far from home, and finds himself in a wasteland populated by three humanoid beings, The Ram, The Hyena and.... The Lamb. The latter is portrayed as frail, child-like, numinous...and incredibly vindictive and evil, dwelling in pitch darkness. The other two live in fear of it, as it can hear everything that happens across its entire domain...if I remember correctly it has the power to transform men into animal analogues, almost all of which become abominations to the point they can't survive.

Another way of thinking is that these guys could be scary simply because of the stereotypically herd-like behaviour of sheep. Get an unctuous duke or lord for them to respect and they'd probably do absolutely anything he told them to do - no matter how debased - all in their blissful ignorance.

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Post by dseppling » Sat Feb 01, 2014 6:48 am

They can go either way. I was thinking of the fear of Jodie Foster in Silence of the Lambs. "Do you hear the crying of the lambs Clarice?"

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Post by UUperMission » Thu Feb 27, 2014 10:58 am

I'd make them have a -2 or -3 in their WILL saves. Sheep are mad stupid.

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