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    Simple Template: Young (CR –1)

    Creatures with the young template are immature specimens of the base creature. You can also use this simple template to easily create a smaller variant of a monster. This template cannot be applied to creatures that increase in power through aging or feeding (such as dragons or barghests) or creatures that are Fine-sized.

    Quick Rules

    +2 to all Dex-based rolls, –2 on all other rolls, –2 hp/HD.

    Rebuild Rules

    Size decrease by one category; AC reduce natural armor by –2 (minimum +0); Attacks decrease damage dice by 1 step; Ability Scores –4 Strength, –4 Con, +4 size bonus to Dex.

    Table: Damage Dice Steps

    Find the die to be decreased in the + column then look to the left (-) column to determine reduced die size for determining damage.

    For example, a Medium rapier deals 1d6 damage normally. Find 1d6 on the table in the + column then look in the adjacent - column and see that it reduces to 1d4 when it is size Small.

    - +
    1d2 1d3
    1d3 1d4
    1d4 1d6
    1d6 1d8
    1d8 2d6
    1d10 2d8
    1d12 3d6
    2d4 2d6
    2d6 3d6
    2d8 3d8
    2d10 4d8