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dankdungeon 0.1.2

generate dungeons and their monster occupants

Latest Version: 0.2.1

generate monster encounters and look up stats

Credit for JSON monsters goes mainly to:

https://www.reddit.com/r/dndnext/comments/43a09o/srd_monsters_in_json_format/

I added tags, but all the monster data is otherwise from there, created by reddit user droiddruid.

Installation

From the project root directory:

$ python setup.py install

Or from pip:

$ pip install dankdungeon

Usage

Use –help/-h to view info on the arguments:

$ dankdungeon -h
usage: dankdungeon [-h] {monster,encounter,threshold} ...

positional arguments:
  {monster,encounter,threshold}

optional arguments:
  -h, --help            show this help message and exit

Show monster stats:

$ dankdungeon monster -h
usage: dankdungeon monster [-h] [--short] name

positional arguments:
  name         select a monster by name

optional arguments:
  -h, --help   show this help message and exit
  --short, -s  print short stats

Generate encounters:

$ dankdungeon encounter -h
usage: dankdungeon encounter [-h] [--players PLAYERS]
                                                         [--difficulty {easy,medium,hard,deadly}]
                                                         [--and AND_TAGS] [--or OR_TAGS] [--not NOT_TAGS]
                                                         [--custom CUSTOM] [--max-num MAX_NUM]

optional arguments:
  -h, --help            show this help message and exit
  --players PLAYERS, -p PLAYERS
                                                the player levels, default 1,1,1,1
  --difficulty {easy,medium,hard,deadly}, -d {easy,medium,hard,deadly}
  --and AND_TAGS, -A AND_TAGS
                                                require monsters have all of these, eg:
                                                underdark,undercommon_lang
  --or OR_TAGS, -O OR_TAGS
                                                only include monsters with one or more, eg:
                                                dragon,reptile
  --not NOT_TAGS, -N NOT_TAGS
                                                exclude monsters with one of these, eg: undead,fire
  --custom CUSTOM, -c CUSTOM
                                                specify custom set of monsters with name=xp notation,
                                                eg. elfmage=500,treeperson=1500,goblin,goblinmage=200
  --max-num MAX_NUM, -m MAX_NUM
                                                for custom encounters, the maximum number of one
                                                type,eg. "--max-num 5" if you only want up to 5 of
                                                each type, default: 10

Check player level XP thresholds:

$ dankdungeon threshold -h
usage: dankdungeon threshold [-h] [--players PLAYERS]

optional arguments:
  -h, --help            show this help message and exit
  --players PLAYERS, -p PLAYERS
                                                the player levels, default 1,1,1,1

Show stats for a creature (fuzzy search on name):

$ dankdungeon monster gobl
Goblin
Name: Goblin
Xp: 50
Type: humanoid
Subtype: goblinoid
Alignment: neutral evil
Size: Small
Speed: 30 ft.
Senses: darkvision 60 ft., passive Perception 9
Strength: 8
Dexterity: 14
Constitution: 10
Intelligence: 10
Wisdom: 8
Charisma: 8
Tags: darkvision, evil, cave, plains, goblin_lang, cavevision, common_lang, swamp, jungle, desert, mountain, walk, city, forest, tundra, goblin, humanoid
Related monsters: Goblin, Hobgoblin, Bugbear, Orc, Kobold, Werewolf, Wererat, Wereboar, Worg, Oni

Actions:
  Scimitar
        Melee Weapon Attack: +4 to hit, reach 5 ft., one target. Hit: 5 (1d6 + 2) slashing damage.
  Shortbow
        Ranged Weapon Attack: +4 to hit, range 80/320 ft., one target. Hit: 5 (1d6 + 2) piercing damage.

Special Abilities:
  Nimble Escape
        The goblin can take the Disengage or Hide action as a bonus action on each of its turns.

Or for abbreviated output for making notes for combat:

$ dankdungeon monster 'goblin' -s
Goblin (humanoid goblinoid) CR:1/4 XP:50
AC:15 HP:7 (2d6)
S:8 D:14 C:10 I:10 W:8 CH:8
Size: Small
Speed: 30 ft.
Senses: darkvision 60 ft., passive Perception 9
Langs: Common, Goblin
Action "Scimitar": Melee Weapon Attack: +4 to hit, reach 5 ft., one target. Hit: 5 (1d6 + 2) slashing damage.
Action "Shortbow": Ranged Weapon Attack: +4 to hit, range 80/320 ft., one target. Hit: 5 (1d6 + 2) piercing damage.
Ability "Nimble Escape": The goblin can take the Disengage or Hide action as a bonus action on each of its turns.

$ dankdungeon monster 'wraith' -s
Wraith (undead) CR:5 XP:1800
AC:13 HP:67 (9d8)
S:6 D:16 C:16 I:12 W:14 CH:15
Size: Medium
Speed: 0 ft., fly 60 ft. (hover)
Senses: darkvision 60 ft., passive Perception 12
Immune: necrotic, poison
Cond.Immune: charmed, exhaustion, grappled, paralyzed, petrified, poisoned, prone, restrained
Resist: acid, cold, fire, lightning, thunder; bludgeoning, piercing, and slashing from nonmagical weapons that aren't silvered
Langs: the languages it knew in life
Action "Life Drain": Melee Weapon Attack: +6 to hit, reach 5 ft., one creature. Hit: 21 (4d8 + 3) necrotic damage. The target must succeed on a DC 14 Constitution saving throw or its hit point maximum is reduced by an amount equal to the damage taken. This reduction lasts until the target finishes a long rest. The target dies if this effect reduces its hit point maximum to 0.
Action "Create Specter": The wraith targets a humanoid within 10 feet of it that has been dead for no longer than 1 minute and died violently. The target's spirit rises as a specter in the space of its corpse or in the nearest unoccupied space. The specter is under the wraith's control. The wraith can have no more than seven specters under its control at one time.
Ability "Incorporeal Movement": The wraith can move through other creatures and objects as if they were difficult terrain. It takes 5 (1d10) force damage if it ends its turn inside an object.
Ability "Sunlight Sensitivity": While in sunlight, the wraith has disadvantage on attack rolls, as well as on Wisdom (Perception) checks that rely on sight.

Easily calculate the XP threshold requirements for players:

$ dankdungeon threshold -p 4,4,3,3
Easy: 400 to 799
Medium: 800 to 1199
Hard: 1200 to 1799
Deadly: 1800+

And generate encounters according to player levels!

Just a medium encounter with 4 players of level 1, showing abbreviated stats for each monster type:

$ dankdungeon encounter
found 138 possible monsters
trying to build with types: Giant Wolf Spider, Spider, Giant Spider, Swarm of Spiders, Scorpion, Stirge
iterating through 1000000 possible encounter permutations...
198 of those match allowed XP values
XP=300.0 (200 <= xp <= 300):
 - 5 Spider
 - 2 Scorpion
 - 2 Stirge

Spider (beast) CR:0 XP:10
AC:12 HP:1 (1d4)
S:2 D:14 C:8 I:1 W:10 CH:2
Size: Tiny
Speed: 20 ft., climb 20 ft.
Senses: darkvision 30 ft., passive Perception 12
Action "Bite": Melee Weapon Attack: +4 to hit, reach 5 ft., one creature. Hit: 1 piercing damage, and the target must succeed on a DC 9 Constitution saving throw or take 2 (1d4) poison damage.
Ability "Spider Climb": The spider can climb difficult surfaces, including upside down on ceilings, without needing to make an ability check.
Ability "Web Sense": While in contact with a web, the spider knows the exact location of any other creature in contact with the same web.
Ability "Web Walker": The spider ignores movement restrictions caused by webbing.

Scorpion (beast) CR:0 XP:10
AC:11 HP:1 (1d4)
S:2 D:11 C:8 I:1 W:8 CH:2
Size: Tiny
Speed: 10 ft.
Senses: blindsight 10 ft., passive Perception 9
Action "Sting": Melee Weapon Attack: +2 to hit, reach 5 ft., one creature. Hit: 1 piercing damage, and the target must make a DC 9 Constitution saving throw, taking 4 (1d8) poison damage on a failed save, or half as much damage on a successful one.

Stirge (beast) CR:1/8 XP:25
AC:14 HP:2 (1d4)
S:4 D:16 C:11 I:2 W:8 CH:6
Size: Tiny
Speed: 10 ft., fly 40 ft.
Senses: darkvision 60 ft., passive Perception 9
Action "Blood Drain": Melee Weapon Attack: +5 to hit, reach 5 ft., one creature. Hit: 5 (1d4 + 3) piercing damage, and the stirge attaches to the target. While attached, the stirge doesn't attack. Instead, at the start of each of the stirge's turns, the target loses 5 (1d4 + 3) hit points due to blood loss.
The stirge can detach itself by spending 5 feet of its movement. It does so after it drains 10 hit points of blood from the target or the target dies. A creature, including the target, can use its action to detach the stirge.

Players of levels 2, 2, 2 and 3:

$ dankdungeon encounter -p 2,2,2,3
found 181 possible monsters
trying to build with types: Griffon, Hippogriff, Harpy, Darkmantle, Cockatrice, Worg
iterating through 1000000 possible encounter permutations...
20 of those match allowed XP values
XP=600.0 (450 <= xp <= 675):
 - 1 Hippogriff
 - 1 Harpy

Hippogriff (monstrosity) CR:1 XP:200
AC:11 HP:19 (3d10)
...

Harpy (monstrosity) CR:1 XP:200
AC:11 HP:38 (7d8)
...

Restrict it to these monsters. -c or –custom will allow you to specify named types or custom monsters with XP values, eg. –custom wolf,wolfman=200 . This just uses standard wolf and direwolf:

$ dankdungeon encounter -p 4,3,3,1 -c 'dire wolf,wolf'
iterating through 100 possible encounter permutations...
8 of those match allowed XP values
XP=600.0 (600 <= xp <= 900):
 - 2 Dire Wolf (xp=200)

$ dankdungeon encounter -p 4,3,3,1 -c 'dire wolf,wolf'
iterating through 100 possible encounter permutations...
8 of those match allowed XP values
XP=800.0 (600 <= xp <= 900):
 - 1 Dire Wolf (xp=200)
 - 4 Wolf (xp=50)

Restrict it to only undead, hard difficulty, for 3 player 3’s:

$ dankdungeon encounter -p 3,3,3 -d hard -A undead
found 13 possible monsters
trying to build with types: Zombie, Shadow, Wight, Warhorse Skeleton, Specter, Ogre Zombie
iterating through 1000000 possible encounter permutations...
130 of those match allowed XP values
XP=1200.0 (675 <= xp <= 1200):
 - 2 Zombie
 - 1 Shadow
 - 2 Warhorse Skeleton
 - 1 Specter

... stats ...

Deadly encounter for four 5th level players, the evil dead:

$ dankdungeon encounter -p 5,5,5,5 -d deadly -A evil,undead
found 14 possible monsters
trying to build with types: Vampire Spawn, Zombie, Wraith, Shadow, Wight, Warhorse Skeleton
iterating through 1000000 possible encounter permutations...
1205 of those match allowed XP values
XP=4750.0 (4400 <= xp <= 6500):
 - 2 Zombie
 - 4 Shadow
 - 2 Wight

Deadly with hellish (found in lower planes) or cave beasts:

$ dankdungeon encounter -p 5,5,5,5 -d deadly -O cave,underdark,hell
found 141 possible monsters
trying to build with types: Vrock, Succubus/Incubus, Hezrou, Glabrezu, Dretch, Nightmare
iterating through 1000000 possible encounter permutations...
46 of those match allowed XP values
XP=4500.0 (4400 <= xp <= 6500):
 - 3 Dretch
 - 3 Nightmare

Mummies are tagged with “desert” because it makes sense to find them there, and werewolf might be tagged “cave” as well as “forest”. These are just rough guesses at where it might make sense to see some monsters, with these location tags: plains, tundra, desert, mountain, forest, swamp, jungle, cave, underdark, city, ruins:

$ dankdungeon encounter -p 10,8,10,9 -d deadly -A tundra,evil
found 46 possible monsters
trying to build with types: Spirit Naga, Oni, Minotaur, Chimera, Winter Wolf, Rakshasa
iterating through 1000000 possible encounter permutations...
93 of those match allowed XP values
XP=14800.0 (10100 <= xp <= 15050):
 - 1 Minotaur
 - 2 Chimera
 - 3 Winter Wolf

2 bone devils will be just deadly enough for this group… good boss fight possibly:

$ dankdungeon encounter -p 10,8,10,9 -d deadly -O hell
found 24 possible monsters
trying to build with types: Barbed Devil, Ice Devil, Horned Devil, Erinyes, Chain Devil, Bone Devil
iterating through 1000000 possible encounter permutations...
9 of those match allowed XP values
XP=15000.0 (10100 <= xp <= 15050):
 - 2 Bone Devil

And if you want custom monsters with personally known XP values, use the –custom flag:

$ dankdungeon encounter -c 'mushroomer=250,mushroomer pet dog=100,mushroomer mage=600,violet fung,bugbear' -p 8,8,8 -d hard
iterating through 100000 possible encounter permutations...
2538 of those match allowed XP values
XP=5100.0 (4200 <= xp <= 6300):
 - 4 mushroomer (xp=250)
 - 5 mushroomer pet dog (xp=100)
 - 4 Violet Fungus (xp=50)

$ dankdungeon encounter -c 'mushroomer=250,mushroomer pet dog=100,mushroomer mage=600,violet fung,bugbear' -p 8,8,8 -d hard
iterating through 100000 possible encounter permutations...
2538 of those match allowed XP values
XP=5550.0 (4200 <= xp <= 6300):
 - 1 mushroomer (xp=250)
 - 9 mushroomer pet dog (xp=100)
 - 1 mushroomer mage (xp=600)
 - 2 Violet Fungus (xp=50)

$ dankdungeon encounter -c 'mushroomer=250,mushroomer pet dog=100,mushroomer mage=600,violet fung,bugbear' -p 8,8,8 -d hard
iterating through 100000 possible encounter permutations...
2538 of those match allowed XP values
XP=4950.0 (4200 <= xp <= 6300):
 - 2 mushroomer pet dog (xp=100)
 - 5 Violet Fungus (xp=50)
 - 6 Bugbear (xp=200)

The following monsters have been incorporated from the Standard Reference Document:

Aboleth
Acolyte
Adult Black Dragon
Adult Blue Dracolich
Adult Blue Dragon
Adult Brass Dragon
Adult Bronze Dragon
Adult Copper Dragon
Adult Gold Dragon
Adult Green Dragon
Adult Red Dragon
Adult Silver Dragon
Adult White Dragon
Air Elemental
Ancient Black Dragon
Ancient Blue Dragon
Ancient Brass Dragon
Ancient Bronze Dragon
Ancient Copper Dragon
Ancient Gold Dragon
Ancient Green Dragon
Ancient Red Dragon
Ancient Silver Dragon
Ancient White Dragon
Androsphinx
Animated Armor
Ankheg
Ape
Archmage
Assassin
Awakened Shrub
Awakened Tree
Axe Beak
Azer
Baboon
Badger
Balor
Bandit
Bandit Captain
Barbed Devil
Basilisk
Bat
Bearded Devil
Behir
Berserker
Black Bear
Black Dragon Wyrmling
Black Pudding
Blink Dog
Blood Hawk
Blue Dragon Wyrmling
Boar
Bone Devil
Brass Dragon Wyrmling
Bronze Dragon Wyrmling
Brown Bear
Bugbear
Bulette
Camel
Carrion Crawler
Cat
Cave Bear
Centaur
Chain Devil
Chimera
Chuul
Clay Golem
Cloaker
Cloud Giant
Cockatrice
Commoner
Constrictor Snake
Copper Dragon Wyrmling
Couatl
Crab
Crocodile
Cult Fanatic
Cultist
Darkmantle
Death Dog
Deep Gnome (Svirfneblin)
Deer
Deva
Dire Wolf
Djinni
Doppelganger
Draft Horse
Dragon Turtle
Dretch
Drider
Drow
Druid
Dryad
Duergar
Dust Mephit
Eagle
Earth Elemental
Efreeti
Elephant
Elk
Erinyes
Ettercap
Ettin
Fire Elemental
Fire Giant
Flesh Golem
Flying Snake
Flying Sword
Frog
Frost Giant
Gargoyle
Gelatinous Cube
Ghast
Ghost
Ghoul
Giant Ape
Giant Badger
Giant Bat
Giant Boar
Giant Centipede
Giant Constrictor Snake
Giant Crab
Giant Crocodile
Giant Eagle
Giant Elk
Giant Fire Beetle
Giant Frog
Giant Goat
Giant Hyena
Giant Lizard
Giant Octopus
Giant Owl
Giant Poisonous Snake
Giant Rat
Giant Rat (Diseased)
Giant Scorpion
Giant Sea Horse
Giant Shark
Giant Spider
Giant Toad
Giant Vulture
Giant Wasp
Giant Weasel
Giant Wolf Spider
Gibbering Mouther
Glabrezu
Gladiator
Gnoll
Goat
Goblin
Gold Dragon Wyrmling
Gorgon
Gray Ooze
Green Dragon Wyrmling
Green Hag
Grick
Griffon
Grimlock
Guard
Guardian Naga
Gynosphinx
Half-Red Dragon Veteran
Harpy
Hawk
Hell Hound
Hezrou
Hill Giant
Hippogriff
Hobgoblin
Homunculus
Horned Devil
Hunter Shark
Hydra
Hyena
Ice Devil
Ice Mephit
Imp
Invisible Stalker
Iron Golem
Jackal
Killer Whale
Knight
Kobold
Kraken
Lamia
Lemure
Lich
Lion
Lizard
Lizardfolk
Mage
Magma Mephit
Magmin
Mammoth
Manticore
Marilith
Mastiff
Medusa
Merfolk
Merrow
Mimic
Minotaur
Minotaur Skeleton
Mule
Mummy
Mummy Lord
Nalfeshnee
Night Hag
Nightmare
Noble
Ochre Jelly
Octopus
Ogre
Ogre Zombie
Oni
Orc
Otyugh
Owl
Owlbear
Panther
Pegasus
Phase Spider
Pit Fiend
Planetar
Plesiosaurus
Poisonous Snake
Polar Bear
Pony
Priest
Pseudodragon
Purple Worm
Quasit
Quipper
Rakshasa
Rat
Raven
Red Dragon Wyrmling
Reef Shark
Remorhaz
Rhinoceros
Riding Horse
Roc
Roper
Rug of Smothering
Rust Monster
Saber-Toothed Tiger
Sahuagin
Salamander
Satyr
Scorpion
Scout
Sea Hag
Sea Horse
Shadow
Shambling Mound
Shield Guardian
Shrieker
Silver Dragon Wyrmling
Skeleton
Solar
Specter
Spider
Spirit Naga
Sprite
Spy
Steam Mephit
Stirge
Stone Giant
Stone Golem
Storm Giant
Succubus/Incubus
Swarm of Bats
Swarm of Beetles
Swarm of Centipedes
Swarm of Insects
Swarm of Poisonous Snakes
Swarm of Quippers
Swarm of Rats
Swarm of Ravens
Swarm of Spiders
Swarm of Wasps
Tarrasque
Thug
Tiger
Treant
Tribal Warrior
Triceratops
Troll
Tyrannosaurus Rex
Unicorn
Vampire
Vampire Spawn
Veteran
Violet Fungus
Vrock
Vulture
Warhorse
Warhorse Skeleton
Water Elemental
Weasel
Werebear
Wereboar
Wererat
Weretiger
Werewolf
White Dragon Wyrmling
Wight
Will-o'-Wisp
Winter Wolf
Wolf
Worg
Wraith
Wyvern
Xorn
Young Black Dragon
Young Blue Dragon
Young Brass Dragon
Young Bronze Dragon
Young Copper Dragon
Young Gold Dragon
Young Green Dragon
Young Red Dragon
Young Silver Dragon
Young White Dragon
Zombie

Release Notes

0.1.2:Fixed include for monster json
0.1.1:Ready for consumption
0.0.1:Project created
 
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