Zombie Template is incomplete

Description

Creating a non-standard Zombie: I create a new character, Race = Charau-Ka.
I then have a choice
1) Create Monster = Charau-Ka default
2) apply Template = Zombie

I Can do 1+2 or just 2.

Either way, the Zombie Template

  • does not remove the pre-existing skills (from Charau-ka)

  • applies skill points for the Zombie level; does not reset skill point pool to 0.
    (Zombies have no skills)

  • does not remove racial Feats (Throw Anything)

  • leaves character Feats present (or unspent)

it does apply the Zombie bonus Feat of Toughness and DR

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Saxum Caribetum
June 22, 2015, 2:14 AM

and it still has the Shrieking Frenzy (Su) ability and Scent (Ex)

Andrew Maitland
June 22, 2015, 10:17 AM

I will look at this, however, please understand that SKELETON and ZOMBIE templates for the past 15 years (3rd edition D&D) have been unable to handle all the interactions required.

The good news, we can remove racially granted objects. The bad news, it's going to require several hours of coding.

Andrew Maitland
June 22, 2015, 6:26 PM

Okay, this is a moving target tracker - let me break it down:

Does not remove the pre-existing skills (from Charau-ka) - Nothing I can do here. Requires a Code and Data team discussion.

applies skill points for the Zombie level; does not reset skill point pool to 0.
(Zombies have no skills) - It adds a level to Zombie which should not be granting skills. Regardless, I am extremely reluctant to attempt a fix for this UNTIL we have the formula parser replaced.

does not remove racial Feats (Throw Anything) - fairly easy to manage.
leaves character Feats present (or unspent) - Manually added items don't have a mechanism to "eject" from selected. Requires a Code and Data team discussion. I can remove the number of feats allowed.

Andrew Maitland
January 2, 2018, 4:56 AM
Andrew Maitland
January 4, 2018, 4:06 AM

While the template cannot be fixed at this point. A new 'Race" has been added that essentially accomplishes the same thing.

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Saxum Caribetum

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