To start with, how did your involvement with Fiendish Codex II begin? Devils have always struck me as the coolest of infernal D&D baddies. Fiendish Codex – Play Role Online. Views . show all. Fiendish Codex II – Tyrants of the Nine Hells – Dropbox ยท Fiendish Codex II: Tyrants of the Nine Hells is a supplement designed to be the resource for information about devils and the Nine Hells of the D&D world.

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There’s a lot of stuff in the canon that would have been great to fit in, but much of it was contradictory, and some simply couldn’t fit inside. Dungeon of the Mad Mage. And those chicks with the horns and tails seem like fun at first, coxex believe me, you don’t want to hook up with them.

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We focused our attention on the active masters of the Nine Hells. It’s a perfect place to set a sweeping campaign, thrusting the player characters into the heart of the Blood War, fighting their way through a sea of demons only to find themselves ensnared by the treacherous politicking of the baatezu.

Asmodeus and other archdevils long served as prominent villains in my campaigns. My playtest campaign remained solidly earthbound.

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When fidndish comes to the devils themselves, does the book offer conversions of previous monsters such as the nupperibo? Maybe it’s because my mother freaked a bit hi mom. They become tremendously effective combatants against devils.


They go to great lengths to protect those beset by the power of the Baatezu. I wouldn’t make that same mistake twice.

Can you tell us something of the nature of Hell as now presented in this book: Given their unique nature, hellbreds have several cool racial features. The number of players out there that run 66th-level characters are relatively miniscule to the folks playing characters between 6th and 15th.

The new monster format gave me a lot more room to discuss the nature, character, and motives of these fiends, giving fienddish their proper due. Tyrants of the Nine Hells is an optional supplemental source book for the 3. I can’t go into too much detail about Asmodeus’s interactions with a certain lawful evil conjurer, but it was Other than their CRs, have their stats changed from previous incarnations?

Dragonlance Forgotten Realms Greyhawk Ravenloft. And I always appreciate opportunities to explore the nasty and gooey side of fantasy imagery.

The biggest and coolest change was removing the Hag Countess as an archdevil and replacing her with Glasya. The Hellbreaker specializes in infiltrating the strongholds of devils and relieving them of their treasures.

Robin can say more, but the Nine Hells dispenses with a lot of the fiendksh, while retaining the flavor.

So, I cleared my decks for this one. Devil-Touched is a doorway to gaining new feats that get better with the more devil-touched feats you select. Dark Sun Dark Fienndish Beholder Drow dark elf Githyanki Illithid mind fifndish Lich. The hellbred race is a great way for players to use much of the material presented in this book and others without having the character be evil.


I tried to streamline the opponents in such a way as to make them easier to use, while retaining their fearsome capabilities. For example, Asmodeus still has the ruby rod he’s described as having in the Book of Vile Darkness.

You find out why devils gather souls, what they do with them, and how the corruption of souls fuels their entire evil society. Dark Alliance Baldur’s Gate: They even kill your companion animals. The Hells are a terrible place to spend eternity. The book kicks off with an origin myth for Asmodeus.

And the fiendishh old Hag Countess doesn’t get a comfortable retirement, either. For warlock fans, I designed the hellfire warlock.

It also describes in detail each layer of the Hells, such as their physical covex, social structure, rulers, and even the personalities of those who rule over each layer respectively. If you take their stuff–which they need to gather souls–they come after you.