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Thugs, Bandits, and Town Guards: Common Low-Level Human Opponents for your C&C Game


C&C has many official publications covering many different types of monsters, animals, and opponents. There are, however, a few basic stat blocks missing from those delightful books.

This product fills in those gaps, providing stat blocks and information for 9 common opponents not found elsewhere in C&C official publications:

  • Acolyte
  • Common Thug
  • Common Thief
  • Bandit, Poor
  • Bandit, Standard
  • Low Level Boss
  • Crime Boss
  • Town Guard
  • Guard Captain

Each entry is a full listing of stats, including descriptions of special abilities, formatted in typical C&C publication style.

Publisher's Note: There have been some questions about the power of some of the types of bandits in this product and so I thought it might be a good idea to provide some context to the product.

My goal was to provide a variety of low-level opponents - I envision the NPCs here a bit like stairsteps, with each one only slightly more powerful than the last. Three of them, thug --> poor bandit --> standard bandit, are 1 HD and I needed to differentiate them a small bit.

The thug is of low skill and easy to hit, and only gets 1 attack. I wanted the Poor Bandit to be similar to the thug (smae avg HP) but to be 'better' at fighting than the thug because they are trained by the low-level boss, so I gave them 2 attacks - they still have very low HP and AC, so might even be killed before they get a turn, and probably won't stick around for more than 1 turn even if they do get a chance to attack. I wanted them to still be dangerous, and that supports them having 2 attacks. They aren't dual wielding, but poking quickly with one weapon.

The next one up in challenge is the Standard Bandit - also a 1 HD creature, but slightly more avg HP and a higher AC (though not too high) and also with 2 attacks, because they are trained by the low level boss, who is a skilled swordsman (and has a higher HD).

Keep in mind - these are supposed to be formidable opponents even for 2nd or 3rd level PCs... they aren't just 0 level commoners who picked up a spear, and they aren't barely-trained militia who know how to use a knife. They are bandits who work together and train each other and who make highway robbery their business.

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September 6th, 2023
This is a nice little collection of common Bandits & Thugs that are missing from the Monsters & Treasures guide. Good for any CKG to have. [...]
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