I'm not a big fan of expanding game rules but, as this issue adresses that theme, what's your oponion on this racial class I just homebrewed?
HALF-ORC RACIAL CLASS
No one si stronger than the half-orc. Prove me wrong or bow your head before his might. The only race in the basic set awarded with a +1 strenght must be something. But that's just a mechanical standpoint.
Lorewise, the half-orc is paramount. Born within the fringes of civilization, a scion of rape, violence and hate, life ain't a walk in the park for him. Often brutalized by other full blooded orcs who see him soft and weak, he doesn't gets luckier with primitive human tribes. Even if he survives childbirth, he might fall victim to some eugenesic practice more common among primitive humans than not. The only way is out. And out there, the wilderness awaits.
As half breed or mongrels, Half Orcs have a difficult time finding a place among the society of men and whichever path they choose, it's only by the superior strength of their arm that they get through the day. Sellswords, thugs, bodyguards or bounty hunters, those are the job opportunities available for such a kind and no one would bother to pay him dinner after the job is done. Just grab your earnings and hit the road. Be mindful not to wander the main streets while you leave, because you might bump into a couple of racist city watchmen. Then, you're alone in the wilderness again, repeating the same cycle until the day you get unlucky. And that's the end of it.
That would be in a nutshell the life of an adventuring half-orc so he must be indeed some tough nail to get this far. In any case, no one survives a journey like that being a weakling. A very strong will and a profound survival instinct is in order to prevail this harsh life, but above all, a really strong arm.
It's not a big problem because, as I said, no one is stronger than the half-orc. Prove me wrong or bow your head before his might.
The Half-Orc Racial Class is a Half-Orc Barbarian build, with some minor adjustments. They don't get the Ancestral Calling from the Barbarian class or the Martial Prowess from the Half-Orc race. Instead, they get their own unique abilities.
Half-Orcs are sterile, so they can bear no children of their own. They don't get many chances with women anyway.
Strength & Constitution.
As Barbarian, D12 up to level 11 when he gets +5.
As Barbarian, +0 at level 1 all the way up to +11 at level 12.
As Barbarian, 2.101 for level 2 up to level 12, 1.000.001.
Non Lawful. Half-orcs don't tend to get along with law enforcement.
Any but those that requiere finesse. Usually crude and massive ones. More often than not, melee weapons.
Any but plates or ensembles. Nothing too flashy to avoid attention.
As Barbarian, half-orcs are not good businessmen.
ENHANCED SENSE OF SMELL:
As half-orc, but grants a +2 on the Combat Sense abiliy for a total of +4.
RESISTANT TO DISEASE:
WEAPON OF CHOICE:
The harsh life of a half-orc is handsomely endebted to his weapon, the best friend on his side and the only family he knows. Whenever using this one weapon of choice, the half-orc gets a +1 to hit roll. This weapon is usually crude and massive, always melee and never the kind of weapon that requieres finesse. If the half-orc loses his weapon of choice or it somehow breaks, then the bonus is lost until he spends five years getting used to a new one.
+4 for the Enhanced Sense of Smell for the half-orc smells the presence of nearby enemies beforehand.
As Barbarian, as half-orcs don't have an easy time trying to get a decent meal or a room in a city.
As Barbarian, intimidation tends to be handy to avoid problems.
As Barbarian. Only through a great connection with his primal instinct can a half-orc pretend to survive the challenges he faces every day.
As Barbarian, because half-orc enemies are many.
As Barbarian, for half-orcs prove to be unbreakable.
BLOOD OF THE FORSAKEN:
At 10th level the half-orc finally communes with his half breed heritage and gets something similar to a peace of mind if that's ever possible. He ends up accepting his true identity as a mixed blood being and learns to cope with the fact that he will never be accepted as an equal among men or even orcs. So, if they will not ever love you, then they better fear you.
Great strength comes with this realization, and as the half-orc reaches this level, he can unleash the brutal fury of his kin upon the batteflield. Once a day and for a full combat turn (or six rounds) he can display the relentless wrath of the greenskins and gains a number of attacks equal to the number of foes he is engaging in melee combat on each round, with no regard to the number of HD. Each of the attacks must be distributed on a different foe, and cannot be focused all on the same enemy. If one of the foes is struck down before attacked by the half-orc, then that extra attack is lost. Under this condition, the half-orc can't attempt anything else but to attack the enemy and he will pursue his last surviving foe even if it flees from combat.
His blood boils with anger, his skin adopts a greenish hue and his face gains an orcish visage for the following turns after the effect finally cool off. Until then, the half-orc suffers a -4 on all his reaction rolls (even when dealing with his close associates). Furthermore, his ability to communicate in common language gets hampered and he speaks with a gutural tone more akin to the orcish language until this fury wears off.
This ability can't be combined with the whirlwind attack or any other ability, for the only possible actions during this state is to attack the menacing foe.