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Mist Elf
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Post Half Orc Barbarians bonus
Half Orcs really are my cup of tea. No half orc as a playable race is a deal breaker for me and C&C got it right. Love the way C&C did the barbarian too, not just one-dimensional berserker but a Conan style übermensch with some ranger-like abilities.

When it comes to combine both, I give the Half Orc Barbarian a special bonus. As the half orcs has enhanced sense of smell as a racial trait, that one gives him a +2 on his surprise roll (which stacks to the Combat Sense +2 bonus of the Barbarian class). ¿Why? Because my good old half orc Barbarian not only spider-senses nearby enemies, he smells them too!! Good luck trying to backstab him! (if you prime Wisdom, that's a sick combination).

¿What do you think? ¿Is that cool?

M.


Wed Oct 11, 2017 3:32 pm
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Post Re: Half Orc Barbarians bonus
I don't know what "cool" is, but it seems to be fitting and intended.


Wed Oct 11, 2017 7:07 pm
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Post Re: Half Orc Barbarians bonus
Cool as in "according to the spirit of the system". You don't need to be rude about some word I use man, I'm new and not a natural english speaker.


Wed Oct 11, 2017 7:32 pm
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Mord, Serl was not being rude. His statement seems to simply say cool is subjective. Serl is a good guy despite how he sounds sometimes.

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Wed Oct 11, 2017 8:19 pm
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Post Re: Half Orc Barbarians bonus
Oh ok, so thanks then.

"Cool" sounds a little like "what's up dog, just chillin' with my homies..." :D


Wed Oct 11, 2017 8:59 pm
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Post Re: Half Orc Barbarians bonus
Mordekai82 wrote:
Cool as in "according to the spirit of the system". You don't need to be rude about some word I use man, I'm new and not a natural english speaker.



OK...

Or I could mean "I don't know what cool is" because I am very much not cool...

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Wed Oct 11, 2017 10:00 pm
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Same here!!! The Uncoolest One would be my godly title. My regards!


Wed Oct 11, 2017 10:02 pm
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Post Re: Half Orc Barbarians bonus
Interesting idea. It opens the door nicely to a preferred class for each race. Do you have other combinations as well? A halfling-rogue bonus, or a gnome-illusionist bonus?

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Thu Oct 12, 2017 8:47 pm
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Post Re: Half Orc Barbarians bonus
So that's how the shadow of powerplaying starts to grow... By little bits of reasonable rule bending!!! Next thing you know, you're playing Pathfinder homebrew with a lvl 74 dragon-halfing ninja warlock mounted on a demon pegasus! :twisted: :twisted: :twisted:

Not yet man, I gave most of my thoughts to half orc barbarians because that's my PC. I'll keep you posted if something else comes to my mind!

Kind regards.

M.


Thu Oct 12, 2017 9:12 pm
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Post Re: Half Orc Barbarians bonus
Racial profiling!

Actually, I'm pretty sure the PHB has or had racial adjustments to certain class abilities, to encourage use of archetypes.


Fri Oct 13, 2017 5:11 pm
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Indeed it does, Half Orc has ranger bonuses, Halfling has Assassin, Ranger and Rogue bonuses and so... Fully legit.

M.


Fri Oct 13, 2017 5:22 pm
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Post Re: Half Orc Barbarians bonus
Please download the latest Domesday Issue IX.. read the racial classes and PLEASE write up the half orc and orc racial class!

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Fri Oct 13, 2017 10:21 pm
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Post Re: Half Orc Barbarians bonus
Captain_K wrote:
Please download the latest Domesday Issue IX.. read the racial classes and PLEASE write up the half orc and orc racial class!


I guess I don't know what Domesday is and where can I find the IX issue, if you can enlight me please?


Fri Oct 13, 2017 10:25 pm
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Post Re: Half Orc Barbarians bonus
Mordekai82 wrote:
Captain_K wrote:
Please download the latest Domesday Issue IX.. read the racial classes and PLEASE write up the half orc and orc racial class!


I guess I don't know what Domesday is and where can I find the IX issue, if you can enlight me please?


On the C&C Society downloads site I mentioned to you M. :) It is the official fanzine/newsletter of the C&C Society.

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My bad! I'll be joining the society right away!!! (Anyway, I found the domesday IX in this same forum and I'm checkin the racial classes section!).


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Post Re: Half Orc Barbarians bonus
I agree. I'd allow the stacking of the +2 for 1/2 orc smell and +2 for barbarian combat sense. Makes sense and fits the class/race. I'm also a big fan of the C&C barbarian and 1/2 orc. I've always hated the berserker nonsense of the mainstream barbarian. For one thing historically there is debate about whether berserkers even existed and if they did they are limited to a small group of Norse warriors. So if I'm playing a barbarian from a non-viking/Norse type culture, why would I be able to berserk? Always seemed dumb to me. And 1/2 Orcs having that sense of smell just fits the Tolkien style orc that D&D perpetuates. At least that's my two cents worth.


Mordekai82 wrote:
Half Orcs really are my cup of tea. No half orc as a playable race is a deal breaker for me and C&C got it right. Love the way C&C did the barbarian too, not just one-dimensional berserker but a Conan style übermensch with some ranger-like abilities.

When it comes to combine both, I give the Half Orc Barbarian a special bonus. As the half orcs has enhanced sense of smell as a racial trait, that one gives him a +2 on his surprise roll (which stacks to the Combat Sense +2 bonus of the Barbarian class). ¿Why? Because my good old half orc Barbarian not only spider-senses nearby enemies, he smells them too!! Good luck trying to backstab him! (if you prime Wisdom, that's a sick combination).

¿What do you think? ¿Is that cool?

M.


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