Friday, September 4, 2015

Umbrage: Saurus Ancestry with Tables for Shadow of the Demon Lord [UPDATED]

Bases on some much appreciated feedback, I've lowered their Defense, changed the nature of Cold Blooded, and lowered the damage of their Snapping Jaws.



CREATING A  SAURUS


Starting Attribute Scores Strength 12, Agility 9, Intellect 9, 

     Will 9
Perception equals your Intellect score + 1
Defense equals your Agility score + 1
Health equals your Strength score
Healing Rate equals one-quarter your Health, round down 

Size 1, Speed 12, Power 0
Damage 0, Insanity 0, Corruption 0
Languages and Professions You speak the Common Tongue and
     the Old Tongue.
Aquatic A saurus breathes underwater and ignore difficult terrain
     from swimming.
Cold Blooded When a saurus takes cold or ice damage or is subject an effect that lowers the temperature around them, it makes its next attack roll before the end of the next round with 1 bane.
Shadowsight You see in areas obscured by shadows as if those
     areas were lit.
Snapping Fangs The saurus may make a bite attack to inflict 1d3
     damage to a creature within close range.





LEVEL 4 EXPERT SAURUS
Characteristics Health +6
You learn one spell or gain Predator.

Predator 
When a creature in close range gets a failure on an attack roll against your Defense or Agility, you can use a triggered action to attack with your Snapping Fangs.

SAURUS AGE
  3d6             Age
    3               You are a child, 12 years or younger.
  4-7              You are an adolescent, 13 to 20 years old.
 8-12             You are an young adult, 21 to 30 years old.
 9-15             You are an middle-aged adult, 31 to 50 years old.
16-17            You are an older adult, 51 to 80 years old.
   18               You are an venerable adult, 81 years old.

SAURUS BUILD
  3d6           Build
   3              You short and wide.  Like a cube.
   4              You are a head shorter than average.
 5-6             You are husky.
 7-8             You are a thinner than average.
 9-12           You have an average height and weight.
13-14          You are stocky.
15-16          You are tall.
  17             You are tall and wide.
  18             You are massive.

SAURUS APPEARANCE
  3d6             Appearance
  3-5              You have no tail.
  6-8              Your snout is long and narrow.
 9-12             You are pretty average in appearance.
13-15            Your scales are a vibrant color.
16-17            Your snout is menacing.
   18              Your scales form a wicked cool image.


I'm working on the background tables, but I figured I'd submit this as a first draft for feedback.  It's inspired by the lizardmen of Warhammer Fantasy.

CREATING A  SAURUS


Starting Attribute Scores Strength 12, Agility 9, Intellect 9, 

     Will 9
Perception equals your Intellect score + 1
Defense equals your Agility score + 2
Health equals your Strength score
Healing Rate equals one-quarter your Health, round down 

Size 1, Speed 12, Power 0
Damage 0, Insanity 0, Corruption 0
Languages and Professions You speak the Common Tongue and
     the Old Tongue.
Aquatic A saurus breathes underwater and ignore difficult terrain
     from swimming.
Cold Blooded A saurus has a bane if they take a fast turn.
Shadowsight You see in areas obscured by shadows as if those
     areas were lit.
Snapping Fangs The saurus may make a bite attack to inflict 1d6
     damage to a creature within close range.



LEVEL 4 EXPERT SAURUS
Characteristics Health +6 
You learn one spell or gain Predator.

Predator 
When a creature in close range gets a failure on an attack roll against your Defense or Agility, you can use a triggered action to attack with your Snapping Fangs.

SAURUS AGE
  3d6             Age
    3               You are a child, 12 years or younger.
  4-7              You are an adolescent, 13 to 20 years old.
 8-12             You are an young adult, 21 to 30 years old.
 9-15             You are an middle-aged adult, 31 to 50 years old.
16-17            You are an older adult, 51 to 80 years old.
   18               You are an venerable adult, 81 years old.

SAURUS BUILD
  3d6           Build
   3              You short and wide.  Like a cube.
   4              You are a head shorter than average.
 5-6             You are husky.
 7-8             You are a thinner than average.
 9-12           You have an average height and weight.
13-14          You are stocky.
15-16          You are tall.
  17             You are tall and wide.
  18             You are massive.

SAURUS BACKGROUND
d20             Background
 1                You were sacrificed by a death cult and brought back
                   from the grave to perform a mysterious deed for them.
 2                You performed foul rituals to Chaos.  You start the
                   game with 1 Corruption.
 3                You were paid to murder someone by a colonial*.  You
                   start the with 1 Corruption.
 4                You spend 1d6 years as a slave laborer.
 5                You were crucified for a crime you did not commit.
 6                You belonged to a death cult and witnessed terrible
                   crimes.  You start the game with 1 Insanity.
 7                You worked for a prominent human colonial who rode
                   on your back for 1d6 months.
 8                Your sibling was sent to the Reich and you still miss
                   them.
 9                You lost at least half your tail.
10               You earned a living working in your profession.
11               Your intended mate is a perfect match for you.
12               You have a spouse and 1d6 children.
13               You travelled extensively.  You speak 1 additional
                   language.
14               A kind colonial employer gave you an education.  You
                   know how to read and write the Common Tongue.
15               You saved your village from slavers.
16               You interfered with a colonial plot to enslave nearly 50
                   of your people.
17               You slew a tiger and are a hero to your village.
18               You found a map to an Old One's vault.
19               A prominent colonial owes you a favor.
20               Your parent handed down a family heirloom.  You start
                   with a sword.
*Saurus player's are from the Reich's colony of New Bogenhafen.
A colonial is generally human or dwarf.

SAURUS PERSONALITY
  3d6           Personality
   3              You are naive and trusting.
   4              You hear voices or see visions.
 5-6             You are aggressive and have low self-esteem.
 7-8             You are a conniving bastard.
 9-12           You will take care of your friends, but only your
                    friends.
13-14          You selfless and kind.
15-16          You do the right thing, even if it breaks the law.
  17             Your honor drives you.
  18             You are honest, forthright, courageous and would die
                   for your convictions.


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