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2011-03-25, 09:50 PM
Hey all,

Any advice on creating a half-grimlock race?

Mainly, a playable LA +0 or LA +1 race with no RHD, but keeping Blindsight (and blindness).

How does the following seem:

+2 Strength, 2 Charisma.
Medium size.
+2 natural armor bonus.
Special Qualities: Blindsight 20 ft., immunities.
Level adjustment +1.

...too weak? Too strong?

Cheers - T

2011-03-25, 10:02 PM
◦Blind: A chimeran with this trait usually has milky white eyes, sealed eyelids, or shows no sign of having eyes in the first place, and gains blindsight out to 30 feet, and blindsense out to 60 feet, and can perceive the world through a combination of scent, sound, and vibration much like a sighted creature would. Additionally, a chimeran with this trait is immune to gaze attacks, visual effects, illusions, and all other effects based on sight, as well as all text-based spells or effects. A chimeran with this trait cannot read written words or activate scrolls. A chimeran with this trait that has it's hearing impaired by a spell or effect is limited to only it's blindsense.

Admiral squish seems to think this quote is LA+0.

According to the DMG, strength is equal to constitution and dexterity, and a boost to it is worth twice the penalty to intelligence, charisma and wisdom. The DMG and MM also seem to think natural armour is quite strong. So in 3.5 your template would technically be LA+1 but that's just silly.

I think your template is such a weak LA+1 it might as well be LA+0. Maybe drop natural armour to +1.

2011-03-26, 05:51 AM
Why make it half-human half-Grimlock? Aren't there too many half-humans already? Why not make it a half-grimlock half-orc? Orcs are a sub-par ECL +0 race, so orcish blood in the mix would definitely keep the race at ECL +0.