Saturday, February 5, 2011

The Half-Ogre: a Classic D&D/LL Racial-Class

Half-Ogre
Requirements: STR 14, CON 14, CHR <9
Prime Requisite: STR
Hit Dice: 1d10
Maximum Level: 9

Half-ogres are the ungainly and unlikely products of miscegenation between undiscriminating humans and beastly, terrifying ogres.

Although quite short in respect to their ogre parent, they stand tall amongst the race of men; often reaching seven and a half feet in height. Because of their great size, they tend to be stronger and more durable then their pure-human cousins and are able to thus carry weight at one encumbrance category less than their human counterparts. For example, a half-ogre carrying 81-160 lbs. can schlep all that gear at the 60'/turn movement rate of other characters carrying 61-80 lbs.

Half-ogres have rather swarthy and dull skin tones only made worse by poor skin care. A few human-raised exceptions will have sufficiently learned enough about alternately washing their faces in cold and warm water with a clean, exfoliating towelette to have raised their maximum Charisma score to 9. Their hair is across the board hopeless, however, and will invariably be lank, greasy, and dark.

If the character is raised by ogre kinfolk he will speak ogre, orc, and troll, but only with a pronounced lisp.

Half-ogres can see quite well in the dark with dark vision up to 60'.

Half-ogres fight and save as fighters of the same level. They can use any weapon or armor, but are inordinately fond of two-handed weapons--especially those with sharp, fangy bits.

Half-Ogre Level Progression
Experience
Level
Hit Dice (1d10)
0
1
1
2,300
2
2
4,600
3
3
9,200
4
4
18,400
5
5
36,800
6
6
73,600
7
7
147,200
8
8
294,400
9
9

8 comments:

  1. Delightful whimsy in the text.

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  2. This rocks! I am getting ready to trot out Ogres as a PC race in my campaign, and half-ogres will make an excellent addition as well. Consider this horked!

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  3. Good catch, Scaly, fixed in the text. Actually come to think of it should be less than 9.

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  4. Very cool class and very funny post.

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  5. You still have CHA as greater than 9 in the post. Remember the hungry chick ...

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  6. I blame sleep deprivation--and general idiocy on my part. Fixed!

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  7. Good stuff .I like it. I might adapt it a trifle as my Troll class in fact.

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