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You are quoting expected CR - the final CR is much higher. On base hp 178 × 1.5 for immunities gives 262 - so defensive CR 13. Expected AC is 18, so an AC of 16 gives no adjustment. Expected damage per round (~45-55) from its breath weapons (3 with a 1/3 recharge chance - it will have one every round) plus some acid blood splash against 1 PC - assume ...


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While the general section on beholders in Lords of Madness doesn't give any particulars of the furniture in the beholder's lair, there is an example lair detailed later in the chapter (page 56). I won't reproduce the whole thing here, but the important room for our purposes is the beholder's personal chamber: This large chamber is quite impressive; the ...


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I did a very exciting battle with a Kraken in D&D 4e. Like you, I realised that the players would try to attack the tentacles. But I also realised the Kraken entry in the Monster Manual is kinda bad. So instead I designed a custom monster. In addition to leeching some powers off the original Kraken, I gave it a "raise tentacles" power that would summon ...


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There is another example lair, from Mysteries of the Moonsea. It seems beholders have nests, each one a bowl-shaped indentation atop a stone pillar, holds fluffy piles of feathers, fabric, and other soft materials So in the Moonsea, these three sleep on fluffy pillows. Personally, I'm kind of disappointed with how mundane the lairs are in these ...



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