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zagan
2010-05-16, 10:02 AM
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An Oversized Dwarf

Oversized Template:
The Oversized Template can be add to any non-Giant:
Size and type: Size remain unchanged, type change to Giant.

Hit Dice: All racial Hit dice (including those gain after the application of this template) become d8

Base Attack Bonus: Bab change to 3/4 racial Hit dice

Special abilities: An Oversized retains all the base creature special abilities and gain Expansion.

Special qualities: An Oversized lose all the trait from itís previous type but otherwise retains all the base creature special qualities and gain Low light vision and Powerfull build.

Base save Bonus: An Oversized gain a good Fortitude save, the other become poor

Abilities: +2 Strength

Skills: 2+Int per hit dice (x4 for the first).

Feats: An Oversized gain Powerfull charge as a bonus feat (ECS p57 or MH p27), your Powerfull build ability also let you qualify for feat (or prestige class) as if you were one size category larger

Challenge Rating: +1

Level adjustement: +1

Powerful Build (Ex): The physical stature of Oversized lets them function in many ways as if they were one size category larger. Whenever an Oversized is subject to a size modifier or special size modifier for an opposed check (such as during grapple checks, bull rush attempts, and trip attempts), the Oversized is treated as one size larger if doing so is advantageous to him. An Oversized creature is also considered to be one size larger when determining whether a creatureís special attacks based on size (such as improved grab or swallow whole) can affect him. An Oversized can use weapons designed for a creature one size larger without penalty. However, his space and reach remain those of a creature of his actual size. The benefits of this ability stack with the effects of powers, abilities, and spells that change the subjectís size category.

Expansion (Ps): An Oversized can use Expansion as a Psi-like ability three time per day to grow on size category larger with a manifester level equal to half his hit dice. If the Oversized has 14 hit dice or more he can grow two size category larger instead.


*Note on cosmetic change: The creature grow bigger, (but not enough to change size category) always giving the imprresion that his clothe will burst at any moment.
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Designer note:

I like this one but I was a little hesitant with powerfull build and expansion as a psi-like ability but it's only once per day so i think it's alright.
I'm pretty happy with the feat too particulary allied riding I think it could fun to see that in game.

Inverse Expansion [Template]
You discovered a way to reduce your size instead of increasing it
Prerequisite
Oversized template, Int 13, Psicraft 4 rank
Benefit
As a standard action you can expend one use of your Expansion Psi-like ability to use Reduction as a Psi-like ability with a manifester level equal to half your hit dice, if you have 14 or more hit dice you can use it to reduce your size category by two instead of one

Boulder throw [Template]
You have learn how to wield boulder as weapon
Prerequisite
Oversized template, Str 17
Benefit
You can throw rock as weapon, without incuring the penality for using improvised weapon. Rock have a range increment of 100ft. A rock must be of your size or smaller if you want to throw it.
A rock deal damage depending on itís size: Fine: 1, Diminutive: 1d2, Tiny: 1d4, Small: 1d6, Medium: 1d8, Large: 2d8, Huge: 3d6 Gargantuan: 4d8 Colossal: 6d6
Special
A fighter may select this feat as one of his fighter bonus feats.

Dazing Blow [Template]
You can strike with such force that your blow can daze your target
Prerequisite
Oversized template, Str 21
Benefit
As a full-round action you can make a single melee attack if the attack hit your target must make a Fortitude save (DC equal 10+ half your hit dice + your constitution modifier) or be dazed for 1 round
Special
A fighter may select this feat as one of his fighter bonus feats.

Stomp [Template]
You can strike the ground in such a way that your foe fall down
Prerequisite
Oversized template, Balance 7 rank
Benefit
As a standard action you can use a melee weapon (or your foot) to strike the ground every creature in a 20ft radius around you must make a Reflex save (DC equal 10+ half your hit dice + your constitution modifier) or fall prone
Special
A fighter may select this feat as one of his fighter bonus feats.

Allied riding [Template]
You allow your allie to use you as a mount so that you can strike as one against your common foe
Prerequisite
Oversized template, Ride 9 rank, Being a bipedal creature
Benefit
A creature one size category smaller than you can use you as a mount with no penality following all the normal rule for riding. If you and your rider strike a creature with a melee attack in the same round that creature take an additional untyped damage equal to your rank in ride or those of your rider wichewer are higher.
Special
A fighter may select this feat as one of his fighter bonus feats.

Overhead strike [Template]
You can use your size to better strike creature smaller than you
Prerequisite
Oversized template
Benefit
You gain a cumulative +1 bonus to attack and damage roll against target smaller than you for each size category of difference between the two of you. Example: If you are large you count as a huge creature because of your powerfull build ability if you attack a small creature you gain a +3 bonus to attack and damage rolls.
Special
A fighter may select this feat as one of his fighter bonus feats.

sidhe3141
2010-06-15, 06:24 PM
I'd say that size should increase by one category, or at least there should be a feat with the same result. Otherwise, it's not really an "oversize" creature.

DracoDei
2010-06-15, 06:53 PM
That would work if he wasn't trying to keep it to LA and CR +1... Then again I would think that Powerful Build would technically be BETTER than gaining a size category per se.

zagan
2010-06-16, 08:54 AM
I'd say that size should increase by one category, or at least there should be a feat with the same result. Otherwise, it's not really an "oversize" creature.

DracoDei got it right a real size increase would be too much plus it would be impractical if you want to play a medium race you become large and can't go everywhere easily.

radmelon
2010-06-16, 09:11 AM
Does this make them humanoid in form? You may want to mention this.

zagan
2010-06-16, 09:15 AM
Does this make them humanoid in form? You may want to mention this.

Not this one, they just grow bigger within the limit of their size category.