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LordErebus12
2015-03-22, 11:46 PM
I want to help design a world for a campaign setting that deals with unique insectoid races.
Anyone interested in helping out a bit?
I will note that I wish to keep this as close to original as possible, so I'm leaning heavily away from borrowing too much from previous insect races like the Thri-Kreen and Dromite.


Here's what I have so far...

Races



Race

Ability Score Adjustments

Race Size



Beetle-Folk

+2 Con, -2 Dex

Large



Centipede-Folk

+2 Dex, -2 Int

Large



Locust-Folk

+2 Con, -2 Wis

Large



Scorpion-Folk

+2 Con, -2 Int

Large











Butterfly-Folk

+2 Cha, -2 Con

Medium



Cockroach-Folk

+2 Con, -2 Cha

Medium



Dragonfly-Folk

+2 Dex, -2 Wis

Medium



Hornet-Folk

+2 Cha, -2 Str

Medium



Leech-Folk

+2 Wis, -2 Int

Medium



Mantis-Folk

+2 Dex, -2 Cha

Medium



Moth-Folk

+2 Int, -2 Wis

Medium



Spider-Folk

+2 Dex, -2 Str

Medium











Ant-Folk

+2 Str, -2 Wis

Small



Cricket-Folk

+2 Cha, -2 Wis

Small



Flea-Folk

+2 Wis, -2 Str

Small



Fly-Folk

+2 Dex, -2 Int

Small



Termite-Folk

+2 Cha, -2 Int

Small





Deities
Deities encompasses more than just otherworldly beings. They also include forces of nature and universal concepts.



Alignment

Deity

Domains



Lawful Good

The Watchful Sentinel

Glory, Good, Law, Protection, War



Neutral Good

The Brood-Mother

Artifice, Community, Good, Healing, Nobility



Chaotic Good

The Hiding One

Chaos, Good, Magic, Travel, Trickery



Lawful Neutral

The Shining Star

Earth, Law, Plant, Rune, Sun



True Neutral

The Progenitor Swarm

Animal, Creation, Luck, Repose, Strength



Chaotic Neutral

The Consuming Flame

Chaos, Charm, Destruction, Fire, Liberation



Lawful Evil

The Undying Host

Death, Evil, Knowledge, Law, Undeath



Neutral Evil

The Spreading Hoarfrost

Air, Darkness, Evil, Water, Weather



Chaotic Evil

The Devouring Maw

Chaos, Evil, Madness, Scalykind, Void

M Placeholder
2015-03-23, 11:05 AM
I would dump the Mantis folk, as you've stated that you want to avoid borrowing too much from the Thri-Kreen. Yet the description you've given sounds a lot like the thri-kreen, not to mention the Thri-Kreen are known as Mantis Warriors.

How about replacing them with Katydid folk, Beetle-folk, Fly-folk, Parasitic Wasp folk, Cicada-folk or others?

LordErebus12
2015-03-23, 11:54 AM
I would dump the Mantis folk, as you've stated that you want to avoid borrowing too much from the Thri-Kreen. Yet the description you've given sounds a lot like the thri-kreen, not to mention the Thri-Kreen are known as Mantis Warriors.

How about replacing them with Katydid folk, Beetle-folk, Fly-folk, Parasitic Wasp folk, Cicada-folk or others?

I thought about flyfolk and beetlefolk, but I really like the mantisfolk. It saddens me to consider it .
what is a katydid?

M Placeholder
2015-03-23, 01:33 PM
what is a katydid?

Katydids are also known as bush crickets. Many of them are pretty aggressive hunters that have spines on their hind legs and forelegs, and powerful jumping abilities.

LordErebus12
2015-03-24, 06:19 PM
okay, now we have six races.

Omnicrat
2015-03-25, 12:20 AM
http://www.giantitp.com/forums/showthread.php?263730-We-are-the-Fossen-and-we-will-not-be-taken-advantage-of!-3-5-race-PEACH

Doesn't quite fit the fluff of what you want, but you might want to import my hivemind mechanic.

LordErebus12
2015-03-27, 07:32 PM
made some strides in stating everything out.

Keledrath
2015-03-28, 03:55 PM
Well, they all seem fairly weak for PF races, which generally have a net +2 to stats.

Centipede seem odd, Large races generally don't get +Dex.

Honestly, these look like they could be 3 races (one for each size) with a series of variants (similar to Pathfinder's Tieflings, Aasimar, and Dhampir)