Ask Dr. Evil

He's not a real Doctor. He's got a Master's Degree. In Evil!

Dr. Evil (Robert J. Schwalb) is a nasty and angry fiend when not developing d20 rulebooks and WFRP sourcebooks, or serving as Chris Pramas' minion and personal pet monkey. But now, he's decided to share his madness with you, the fans! The product of a sudden and startling revelation, he realized the sheer volume of d20 rulebooks made it seem impossible for him to ever use it all in his personal "evil" campaign.

Being the butler of darkness, he shouted, "A challenge!" and committed himself to finding ways to make them work for him. (Naturally, this interrupted the diabolical ritual that allows him to keep working at his fevered pace, but he's confident that a fresh supply of beer and veggie burgers will restore the fluids that keep his naughty mind working.)

And so, Dr. Evil is now available to answer your questions, to offer useful tips and advice for blending any and all of your favorite Green Ronin sourcebooks to create an unholy abomination certain to leave your gamers and you breathless with excitement. Tune in each week for this new column designed to help you make the most out of your d20 libraries.

Have your own question for Dr. Evil? Drop him a line at .

 


Dear Dr. Evil,
I've always been a big fan of Greek mythology and I'd like to make the monsters in the MM more authentic. I know you fine folks have produced Trojan War. Are there any creatures in that book or others that would help me out?
—Paulo

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Dear Dr. Evil,
I just picked up SpirosBlaak and boy is it full of great new crunch. I'm definitely going to steal stuff from that book for my regular game. One thing in particular that caught my attention is the Technologist class; it seems perfect for kobolds. How about giving us some neat examples for adapting this class for other campaigns, especially for kobolds?
—Emmanuel

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Dear Dr. Evil,
While I'm pretty keen on The Black Company Campaign Setting, my long time dream has always been to take the gang to Thieves' World. Thankfully, you guys have the rules and setting information, but in looking at the two books, I've noticed some changes (especially with magic). Any notes on converting characters from one setting to the other? Is it possible to use both? Help!
—Bill

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Dear Dr. Evil,
How can I incorporate Freeport content into a Skull & Bones campaign without having it seem too "fantastical?" I really like the swashbuckling setting and rules of the Skull & Bones supplement, but I also like to use published adventures in my campaigns. The Freeport setting seems to have a lot of piratey content, but much of it (such as orcs and magic) wouldn't fit into the Golden Age of Piracy in the Caribbean.
Thanks!
—Jim

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Dear Doctor Evil,
I'm a big fan of both The Book of Fiends and Plot & Poison. I like to read them right before bedtime as they give me happy dreams. But, I'm having a hard time figuring out how to make drow unholy warriors. How about some help?
—Molly

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Dear Dr. Evil,
I'd like to come up with a cool villain, but I have so many d20 books, I just don't know what to do! Please help!
—Jimmy

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