Saturday, May 2, 2009

The Weekly What the Heck: An Overview

I've wanted to do a post with some stats on the Weekly What the Heck for a while. This seems like a good opportunity for two reasons:
  1. I'm out of monster drawings and my artist/wife has been out of town all week.
  2. There were zero comments on last week's What the Heck. All I can say is... what the heck? There were tons of comments on last week's monster, the fearsome emo monkey, but no love for the poor smiley lizard thing.
So, on to the random stats. One thing I've wanted to know is the level/role breakdown of all the monsters (like page 284 of the Monster Manual*). My copy of that table looks like this:

Laughing Lambchop LizardLevel 1 Lurker
Eye Mite MidgeLevel 1 Minion
Saeggan GenesisLevel 1 Soldier

Laughing Lambchop Lizard ... of LightningLevel 2 Artillery
Emo MonkeyLevel 2 Controller
Saber-Tooth LycotaurLevel 2 Controller
Ridgeback LoperLevel 2 Skirmisher
Archaic GastropodLevel 2 Soldier

Trimandibular Praying MantelopeLevel 3 Brute
Saeggan DreamcasterLevel 3 Controller
Scorpire VampionLevel 3 Controller
Scorpire ScuttlerLevel 3 Lurker

Xenomoeba LarvaLevel 4 Brute
Goth Emo MonkeyLevel 4 Controller
Pyrosphynx CubLevel 4 Lurker
Undead ChickenLevel 4 Skirmisher

TurkatriceLevel 5 Brute
Wallowing MerhogLevel 5 Elite Brute
WraithpunzelLevel 5 Lurker

Dire Orcish KnucklewalkerLevel 6 Brute
Emo GhoulLevel 6 Brute
Ridgeback War MachineLevel 6 Brute
Orcish Knucklewalker SwarmLevel 6 Skirmisher
Merdragoblinborn EcclesiasticLevel 6 Soldier

Necrotic XenomoebaLevel 7 Elite Brute
Ravenous PelicgizardLevel 7 Brute
MonkicoreLevel 7 Controller
Scorpire ViscountLevel 7 Lurker (L)
Jamuzavdu (Speed Demon)Level 7 Skirmisher

Pyrosphynx Sun LionLevel 8 Brute
Merdragoblinborn FollowerLevel 8 Minion
Were Saber-Tooth LycotaurLevel 8 Skirmisher

Fireblooded MonkicoreLevel 9 Artillery
Merdragoblinborn SchoolmasterLevel 9 Controller (L)
Snake Mahjicocl SoloistLevel 9 Controller
Christmas Treant ShrubLevel 9 Lurker

Cycloptic Elephantaur GawkerLevel 10 Artillery
Treefling LeafwielderLevel 10 Artillery
Conflagrating PelicgizardLevel 10 Controller
Aquatic WraithpunzelLevel 10 Lurker
Shellsong SirenLevel 10 Lurker

Green ToothnipLevel 11 Lurker

Cycloptic Elephantaur TrumpeterLevel 12 Controller
Piscean TempestLevel 12 Skirmisher
Quizacoatl ContestantLevel 12 Skirmisher
Merhog SteedLevel 12 Soldier

Christmas Treant BushLevel 13 Controller

Firebred PyrosphynxLevel 14 Artillery
Chanavan SerpentLevel 14 Solo Brute
Piscean EvolutionaryLevel 14 Controller
Snake Mahjicocl PrincipalLevel 14 Skirmisher

DemodracosauraliskLevel 15 Elite Artillery
Hemi-DemodracosauraliskLevel 15 Artillery
Abolderithicus StarmeLevel 15 Controller
Quizacoatl HostLevel 15 Controller
Treefling LeafmasterLevel 15 Controller

Eye Mite BerserkerLevel 16 Brute
Frieghboranean SlimemasterLevel 16 Controller
Frieghboranean TempestLevel 16 Elite Skirmisher
Squiglet CaretakerLevel 16 Soldier

Ripe ToothnipLevel 17 Soldier

KruthiguidLevel 18 Elite Brute
Eye Mite MindraperLevel 18 Controller
Abolderithicus StaryuLevel 18 Minion

Abolderithicus WistarLevel 19 Artillery

Triclops ManipulatorLevel 20 Soldier

Aspect of the Ultimate Dungeon MasterLevel 26 Elite Controller

Ultimate Dungeon MasterLevel 35 Solo Brute

Maybe I should have done this sooner. Level 15 in the MM is kinda thin on controllers compared to levels 13 and 14, but I don't know that making three new ones was warranted. Also, I have no idea why there are so many level 6 brutes.

I'd also like to list all the contributors and how many times each has contributed. My WWTH Hall of Fame, as it were.

NameComments
Ripper15
ReverendMike12
Scott11
greywulf9
Gomez8
Jeff7
wyattsalazar7
benpop3
jermwar3
ChaoticBlackSheep2
DoctorCheckmate2
mthomas7682
RPGIke2
AlexSchroeder1
Ameron1
Anonymous1
Bartoneus1
BenPop1
DawnRaven1
dicemonkey1
Donny_the_Dm1
FatAlibert1
icosahedron1
JeffRients1
Jerm1
joeskythedungeonbrawler1
Ravyn1
rcarbol1
Rekres1
TheRecursionKing1
thievescant1
Viriatha1
Will1
Wyatt1

Wow, the What the Heck just broke the 100-comment mark with the emo monkey entry. The total is now 102. Thanks to everyone in that list for keeping it alive.

Last Updated May 10, 2009

* Frighteningly, after all these months of picking level and role to fill gaps in the table on page 284, I have the page number memorized.

2 comments:

joeskythedungeonbrawler said...

KEEP THE PICTURE AND THE MONSTERS COMING!!!!! I ONLY SAW THIS COLUM A COUPLE WEEKS AGO, BUT NOW I MUST LOOK BACK ON SOME OF THE CREACHURES YOU HAVE CREATED.SOME VERY GOOD IDEAS!!!!1

Ripper said...

WOOHOO I'm 1st!!! (always wanted to say that)

Congrats Gregor on reaching that 100 post mark!!

Also keep the WWTH coming! I really enjoy each week's creature. And I just realized that you have a pretty sizable list of monsters, awesome!

PS - Is the Mouse Trainer pic this week's monster?