Communities

Writing
Writing
Codidact Meta
Codidact Meta
The Great Outdoors
The Great Outdoors
Photography & Video
Photography & Video
Scientific Speculation
Scientific Speculation
Cooking
Cooking
Electrical Engineering
Electrical Engineering
Judaism
Judaism
Languages & Linguistics
Languages & Linguistics
Software Development
Software Development
Mathematics
Mathematics
Christianity
Christianity
Code Golf
Code Golf
Music
Music
Physics
Physics
Linux Systems
Linux Systems
Power Users
Power Users
Tabletop RPGs
Tabletop RPGs
tag:snake search within a tag
answers:0 unanswered questions
user:xxxx search by author id
score:0.5 posts with 0.5+ score
"snake oil" exact phrase
votes:4 posts with 4+ votes
created:<1w created < 1 week ago
post_type:xxxx type of post
Search help
Notifications
Mark all as read See all your notifications »
Q&A

How to survive the spectrepocalypse?

+5
−0

In D&D 3 (and related games), a spcetre can easily kill normal people and spawns other spectres, leading to an exponential apocalypse fairly easily.

What reliable means of long-term protection from spectres exist in the rules?

The scenario

A single spectre stops hanging around in its old tomb and decides that the time has come to snuff out all life. It finds a village or a metropolis, maybe, kills someone in the night, and now there are two spectres. They repeat the deed. Since a spectre causes two negative levels (and d8 damage), it can kill almost anyone instantly, and once the process gets going, stopping it becomes quite a challenge.

It is, however, conceivable that a high level character survives long enough to warn someone else, perhaps on another continent, of the incoming wave of undeath. But spectres are fast and incorporeal, so that will not give much time for preparations.

Given this highly limited time scope, who could survive and how?

Limitations

I am most interested in core rules only solutions (in D&D 3, D&D 3,5 or I guess some similar game), but should those fail, other sourcebooks can be taken into account.

Variants

Shadows and wraiths are less effective, but can certainly start a similar process. Ghouls and wights are even more limited due to corporeality.

Why does this post require moderator attention?
You might want to add some details to your flag.
Why should this post be closed?

0 comment threads

0 answers

Sign up to answer this question »

This community is part of the Codidact network. We have other communities too — take a look!

You can also join us in chat!

Want to advertise this community? Use our templates!

Like what we're doing? Support us! Donate