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Evil Pieces: DxD into D&D

High School DxD is a manga and anime series that has angels, the fallen angels, and the devils. The devils have Evil Pieces – which are basically chess pieces and convey different powers to people who are reincarnated into devils.

It made me think, how could this be used in D&D? Could I have a powerful devil (the King) be in control of 15 less powerful devils, but have them have unique powers based on DxD?  (1 Queen ♛, 2 Rooks ♜, 2 Bishops ♝, 2 Knights ♞, and 8 Pawns ♟)

I got some more information about the Evil Pieces from the High School DxD Fan Wikia

Evil Pieces

King

Boosts a persons power. Can only be a powerful ‘true’ devil.
-Can perform castling with a Rook piece [teleport King next to Rook]
-Can nominate enemy territory to promote Pawns.

Queen

Equivalent to 9 pawns. Has the characteristics of Rooks, Knights, and Bishops.

  • Choose a stat to become 20.
  • You have damage resistance to B/S/P.
  • When you cast a spell that requires you to make an attack roll, the spell’s range is doubled.
  • Your ranged spell attacks ignore half cover and three-quarters cover.
  • You have advantage on Constitution saving throws that you make to maintain your concentration on a spell when you take damage.
  • You can perform the somatic components of spells even when you have weapons or a shield in one or both hands.
  • When a hostile creature’s movement provokes an opportunity attack from you, you can use your reaction to cast a spell at the creature, rather than making an opportunity attack. The spell must have a casting time of 1 action and must target only that creature.
  • You have an additional action on each turn that can be used to make the Attack (one weapon attack only), Dash, Disengage, Hide, or Use an Object action.

Rook

Equivalent to 5 Pawns. Ability of King to perform castling with a Rook piece [teleport King next to Rook]. Superhuman strength

  • Your Strength and Constitution become 20.
  • You HP maximum increases by an amount equal to twice your level.
  • You have damage resistance to B/S/P.
  • Proficient in unarmed strikes and can make a bonus action unarmed strike

Bishop

Equivalent to 3 pawns. Enhanced magical abilities.

  • You gain 3 cantrips of your choice by 1 of them must be a spell attack.You also gain an additional 1st level spell.
  • When you cast a spell that requires you to make an attack roll, the spell’s range is doubled.
  • Your ranged spell attacks ignore half cover and three-quarters cover.
  • You have advantage on Constitution saving throws that you make to maintain your concentration on a spell when you take damage.
  • You can perform the somatic components of spells even when you have weapons or a shield in one or both hands.
  • When a hostile creature’s movement provokes an opportunity attack from you, you can use your reaction to cast a spell at the creature, rather than making an opportunity attack. The spell must have a casting time of 1 action and must target only that creature.

Knight

Equivalent to 3 Pawns. Increased speed and mobility.

  • Your Dexterity becomes 20
  • Advantage on Dexterity saves.
  • Speed is doubled
  • You gain an additional action on each turn that can be used to make any physical action (so no spells or spell like abilities). When you make a melee attack against a creature, you don’t provoke opportunity attacks from that creature for the rest of the turn, whether you hit or not.

Pawn

Ability to be promoted into Queen, Rook, Knight, or Bishop in enemy territory, or when the King grants it.

References

Manga – entire series

Anime – Season 1

Anime – Season 2

Anime – Season 3

Anime – Season 4

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