Sunday, March 22, 2015

Heroic Age of Tékumel: Nonhuman Races

So far, the only option has been human characters. Here are the first versions of the nonhuman species for Heroic Age of Tékumel. Let me know what you think.

These are just the character adjustments, not the full description of the nonhumans.



1. Choose Species

The CHA modifiers are only for dealing with those outside the species or subspecies. Nonhumans thus have two CHA values.

Human

HD: 1, AC: 12, Morale: 7
Classes: any
Clan: any
Religion: any

N'lǘss (human subspecies)

STR: +10%, DEX: -10%, INT: -10%, PSY: -5%, CHA: -15% (non-N'lǘss)
Species Traits: Height +12"
Classes: Tribal classes
Clan:
Religion: Vimúhla or Chiténg


Ahóggya

STR: +20%, DEX: -20%, CON: +20%,
INT: -10%, PSY: -40%, CHA: -40%/-60% (human/Sh
én)

HD: 3, AC: 17, Morale: 10
Species Skills: Survival (swamp)
Classes: Tribal Fighter
Clan: none
Religion: none

Hláka

STR: -10%, DEX: +15%, CHA: -20%
HD: 1, AC: 14, Morale: 6
Species Traits: Wings
Species Skills: Flying
Classes: Tribal Fighter, Shaman, or Specialist
Clan: none
Religion: Hláka gods

Páchi Léi

CHA: -5%
HD:
1, AC: 15, Morale: 7
Species Traits: Dark Vision, Sense Hidden +6
Species Skills: Survival (jungle), Climbing
Classes: Fighter, Priest, or Specialist; wild Páchi Léi use Tribal classes.
Clan: if not wild, normal Tsolyáni clans
Religion: if not wild, normal Tsolyáni temples


Pé Chói

DEX: +10%, CON: -10%, PSY: +15%, CHA: +5%
HD: 1+2, AC: 17, Morale: 7
Species Traits: Excellent Hearing +6, Sense Life, Sense Death, Sense Hidden +9
Species Skills: Survival (forest)
Classes: Fighter, Priest, or Specialist; wild Pé Chói use Tribal classes.
Clan: if not wild, normal Tsolyáni clans
Religion: if not wild, normal Tsolyáni temples

Pygmy Folk
STR: -10%, DEX: +20%, CHA: -20%
HD: 1d6-1, AC: 13, Morale: 5 if no Pygmy Folk present, 9 if at least one Pygmy Folk present
Species Traits: Dark Vision, Excellent Hearing +9
Species Skills: Survival (underground), Climbing, Miner, Swimming
Classes: Tribal classes
Clan: none
Religion: none

Shén

STR: +20%, DEX: -20%, INT: -5%, PSY: -20%, CHA: -20%
HD: 3, AC: 17, Morale: 10
Species Trait: Club Tail
Species Skills: Tail Strike – does d4 damage and target must make a DEX save or fall down.
Classes: Tribal Fighter or Specialist
Clan: none
Religion: Shén gods


Swamp Folk

CON: +10%, PSY: none
HD: 1, AC: 14, Morale: 7
Species Traits: Spatial Sense
Species Skills: Swimming, Sailor
Classes: Tribal Fighter or Specialist
Clan: none
Religion: Swamp Folk gods

Tinalíya

STR: -15%, DEX: +10%, INT: +5%, PSY: +15%, CHA: -5%
HD: 1-1, AC:  12, Morale: 8
Species Skills: Survival (underground)
Classes: Fighter, Magic User, Specialist
Clan: none
Religion: none

Urunén

INT: +5%, CON: -5%
Species Traits: No binocular vision
Classes: Fighter, Magic User, Specialist
Clan: none
Religion: none


Species Traits

Club Tail
Shén have a tail that ends in a bony club, which they can use against anyone behind them, striking for d6-1 and requiring a DEX save from the target to avoid falling down.

Dark Vision
Páchi Léi and Pygmy Folk have very good night vision and can see in the dark up to 60 feet. Nearby light sources interfere with this ability.

Excellent Hearing
Pé Chói and Pygmy Folk have an excellent sense of hearing and they add the bonus given to their Hearing rolls. This ability extends for 60 feet for Pé Chói and 120 feet for Pygmy Folk. Pygmy Folk can also hear through a foot of stone. Nearby noises interfere with this ability.

Height +12”
N’lǘss are 12 inches taller than the average human on Tékumel.

No Binocular Vision
The Urunén’s widely spaced eyes give the species superior peripheral vision, but no binocular vision. All Urunén are at -3 on missile weapons, but can see on both sides and partially to the rear.

Sense Death
Pé Chói can sense the death of one of their own within 3 miles.

Sense Hidden
Páchi Léi and Pé Chói have an increased ability to sense hidden objects and situations, including ambushes, secret doors, or hidden traps. This ability lets them add bonus to any Sense Hidden rolls: +6 for Páchi Léi, and +9 for Pé Chói.


Sense Life
Pé Chói have a rudimentary ESP that can sense living beings within 10 feet.

Spatial Sense
Swamp Folk have an innate sense of their body’s position and orientation. Thus they can perceive subtly curved or sloping passages, or if they've passed through a nexus point or teleportal that caused them to travel a distance in an instant.

Wings
The Hláka have wings. They can fly at 300 yards per round outdoors.

 

Species Skills

Flying
Routine flying does not require skill checks, but in adverse conditions (wind storm, combat, etc.) skill checks will be needed.

Tail Strike


This weapon skill is for Shén using their tail as a weapon.