2012-08-20, 07:36 AM (ISO 8601)
Re: Humans, Dwarves and Jotun, oh my! [Ymaggion Races, PEACH]
I removed the Rural human's animal companion because yeah, at level 1 getting a riding dog was too much, and after that, who cares?
I replaced it with natural Wild Empathy. The bloodline abilities really shouldn't be too overwhelming, just a small unique bonus that carries a certain flavor.
As far as Dwarves being Small: with Powerful Build, this basically becomes "Dwarves are Medium creatures who get a +1 bonus to armor class, a +1 bonus to attack rolls, and a +4 bonus to Hide checks." It is all of the advantages with almost literally none of the drawbacks - the only one I can think of is not getting additional reach with Enlarge Person. Why not just let them stay Medium? Medium creatures with Powerful Build get a pass because Large size creatures aren't usually available as player options and take up more space, I always thought, so it was a way of being Large without actually gaining the reach and size.
Last edited by Gnorman; 2012-08-20 at 07:42 AM.