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Friday, April 18, 2014

Has Anyone Stated Out Humanoids as PC Races for Swords & Wizardry?

Inquiring minds want to know: has anyone stated out humanoids as PC races for Swords & Wizardry?

Pulling out some of my 2e Complete Handbooks last night got me thinking about the humanoid races. There are a handful that I think could work really well in S&W - or at least how I run it.

If no one has done such, I may just do my own and post them up here at the Tavern...

12 comments:

  1. I believe Conley did in his Majestic Wilderlands.

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    1. I'll bet Rob has done it, even if it didn't find its way into the published Majestic Wilderlands materials.

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  2. It's been done a number of times, but not really well curated or positioned for visibility. I can't point you in any particular direction for exactly that reason. Mostly as adjuncts to campaign settings, I think, rather than "here's a goblin race". So it'd be nice to see some made visible and "clean" (no campaign baggage).

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  3. I personally love using race-as-class, so I combined most of the goblinoids into one class recently for my LL or B/X games.

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  4. A few of the humanoid races made it in to my own "The Rising Dark" book for S&W Complete. Can't recall which ones at the moment, though. It seems like there are a lot of adaptations to different degrees for S&W (and LL, DCC and so forth) on rpgnow.

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  5. I'm putting together a playable lizardfolk and need to post it up after a couple more edits.

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  6. I did Rouge Modrons for a recent game, but I doubt that'd be helpful.

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  7. I plan on making a version of the Dragonborn, and the Dragon class in Council of Wyrms box set that I just got in the mail today. Now it's just time to "invent" my little world more on paper and see how it goes.

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  8. The Links to Wisdom collates a lot of them from various OSR blogs. It was a 'thing' a few years ago but seems pretty quiet now. I still find it a handy resource.

    http://campaignwiki.org/wiki/LinksToWisdom/Player_Character

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  9. While it's for LL, "In The Shadow of Mount Rotten" has stats for the main goblinoid races.

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  10. Stoneheart Valley has half-orcs. Tome of Horrors Complete has half-ogres and one or two other playable races as well IIRC.

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  11. Barrel Rider Games have released their Goblin-as-a-class for Labyrinth Lord today no less. I'm sure I saw one where you started off as a goblin and turned into a hobgoblin and bugbear as you leveled up recently - could well have been on +Dyson Logos' blog

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