Why did it have to be snakes?

                I have started working on level 3 on the Neverwinter Academy.  In this level the players have to get the fangs of a Yun-ti. 
                I have mapped out the level, and now I am adding monsters and treasure.  I have done one encounter and that is what I am going to share with you today.  I wanted to add one Yun-ti to the fight but when I went to look at what kind I was going to use, I found something that kind of shocked me.
                So the 4th edition on page 269 of the Monster Manual the weakest Yan-Ti, is level 13.  That is crazy that means the only Yan-ti the players are going to fight is the main bad guy.  If I am right by the time they get to the part of the building, they are only going to be level 8.
                I think there is a chance that a group of level 8 players could handle, A Yun-ti, but if took on more than one, they would level up way faster than they should.  I might have more when they get to Pirate Island, the Yun-Ti could be one of the tribes that is fighting for their church.
                In the 3.5 edition on page 263 of the Monster Manual, the Yan-ti, is a CR: 3.  When my group was playing in the Free port games we fought a few Yun-ti’s and I know they were not a level 13 monster, so I wonder why such a change was made, between the two editions.
                I really want to have the players meet a few in this level of the game, so I am just going to have to figure it out.  I am now starting to think that maybe I will change the levels so the Yan-ti is last.  But there you have it.

Posted on July 6, 2015 .