No Assembly Required – Errich “Sliver” Torrap

As some of you may know, I write a monthly column for This Is My Game. The column, No Assembly Required, features a monster that can be inserted into a Dungeon & Dragons 4th Edition campaign. Each monster in the series includes comprehensive information including Origin, Lore, Combat Tactics, Power Descriptions and Stat Block. Visit This Is My Game to review this month’s monster, Errich “Sliver” Torrap.

Sliver is a Heroic-Tier monster who can be used as a second-in-command for a larger boss or a major NPC for an early-level campaign. His development is based on the notion that I wanted to roleplay a character with many shades of gray that was – for lack of a better word – cool. Sliver can be used in any campaign but would certainly add excellent variation for seafaring adventures. The concept art for Sliver can be seen below, which was illustrated by the always fantastic (and newly married) Grant Gould.

"Sliver"

Visit This is My Game for the full description of Sliver, including his formative years and the events that led him to a life of piracy. Enjoy the new monster, and let me know how he plays at your gaming table. Please post any questions or comments about Sliver here or at This Is My Game, and come back next month for a holiday treat.

Grant and I are cooking up a couple of new winter-themed monsters who can be used immediately at Level 1 for those gaming groups just starting a campaign.

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The Id DM is a psychologist during the weekdays. He DMs for a group of fairly loyal and responsible PCs every other Friday night. In the approximate 330 hours between sessions, he is likely anxious about how to ensure the next game he runs doesn't suck.
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