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aphilosoraptor
2016-11-02, 10:19 AM
(first time posting ever in any type of forum) Cyborgs! I love them but in terms of stats and rules for Dnd I cent could use some help
ether with pointing out an already existing source or hammering out some rule our selves

this is for an mid industrial revolution/light steam punk game and with run on magic (but other tech levels are good to)

Inevitability
2016-11-02, 10:35 AM
3.5 has the half-golem template, which is a pretty good way to create various kinds of cyborg. There's even a chance of going insane from the transformation and becoming a bloodthirsty mindless murderer!

Ken Murikumo
2016-11-02, 11:14 AM
Renegade Master Maker is a class from one of the setting books (i don't remember which)

It's a 10 level prestige class that makes you a warforged at the end by turning part of yourself to machine.

Mark Hall
2016-11-02, 11:22 AM
Complete Book of Elves had some mention of prosthetic limbs.

PinkSpray
2016-11-02, 11:33 AM
Maybe use the Flesh Golem stats? Or possibly create something new that's part Iron Golem (underneath) and Flesh Golem (exterior).

dysprosium
2016-11-02, 11:52 AM
This (http://www.giantitp.com/forums/showthread.php?265997-Any-rules-on-mechanical-grafts) might be useful to you.

aphilosoraptor
2016-11-03, 09:29 AM
thanks guys! :smallsmile: i'll look in to the sources you recommended

aphilosoraptor
2016-11-03, 09:45 AM
Maybe use the Flesh Golem stats? Or possibly create something new that's part Iron Golem (underneath) and Flesh Golem (exterior).

I was thinking more as an ability to give certain characters, but i was planing on having a "dungeon" being an alchemist's lab with golems running about so I might still use it.

Psyren
2016-11-04, 11:27 AM
Pathfinder has the Android race, which are cyborgs in the truest sense (i.e. humanoid organisms with cybernetic enhancement, as opposed to the more artificially constructed Warforged.) You should be able to port them to whatever edition of D&D you're playing easily.

N810
2016-11-04, 11:39 AM
1/2 warforged ?

Ashtagon
2016-11-04, 12:19 PM
If you want full-body cyborgs, I'd just use warforged stats and refluff.

For "cybernetics", I'd use the rules from d20 Future/d20 Cyberscape (essentially, it treats them as a kind of magic item), although there may well be something more recent that does it just as well.

Martimus Prime
2016-11-04, 12:26 PM
You could reflavor grafts as cybernetic augmentations and fleshwarpers (from Lords of Madness) as cybernetic surgeons.

Bohandas
2016-11-04, 01:20 PM
Warforged and Modrons are both part living part construct

Yora
2016-11-04, 01:58 PM
3.5 has the half-golem template, which is a pretty good way to create various kinds of cyborg. There's even a chance of going insane from the transformation and becoming a bloodthirsty mindless murderer!
I think it was the Monster Manual 2 for 3.0.

Inevitability
2016-11-04, 02:26 PM
I think it was the Monster Manual 2 for 3.0.

Correct, though it should be said that at least one web update added new half-golems. Half-stained glass golem, anyone?

The Fury
2016-11-04, 04:38 PM
Even if you went with your typical psuedo-medieval fantasy setting there is some historical precedent for something vaguely resembling a cyborg. For a while I've been wanting to make a character that has something like this:

http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2015/11/04/16/2E1AABC900000578-3303868-image-a-73_1446655189965.jpg

The actual thing doesn't have a hand that works on its own, but the fingers can be manipulated so it can hold things. In the setting that you have, you could easily justify a prosthetic like this that would function mainly as a replacement limb. That is, it does whatever a character's original hand could do. I'm not sure if that's what you're after though. I've read some rules regarding replacement limbs, grafts and augmentation in RPGs, and most of them seem to focus on how they improve your character in ways other than making them have a hand again. I guess in what I've suggested, it would effectively make a character always wearing a gauntlet whenever they use the prosthetic. They probably wouldn't be subject to contact poison when using it either.

Vizzerdrix
2016-11-04, 08:22 PM
The Arm of Nyr is in one of those 3.0 soft cover books. Defenders of Faith I think.

Malimar
2016-11-04, 08:39 PM
I don't know about any non-3.5 D&Ds, but...


Renegade Master Maker is a class from one of the setting books (i don't remember which)

It's a 10 level prestige class that makes you a warforged at the end by turning part of yourself to machine.

I wrote a guide (http://www.giantitp.com/forums/showthread.php?482653-Being-a-Steampunk-Magitek-Cyborg-A-Renegade-Mastermaker-Handbook) about it! The guide also lists some other methods of being a cyborg, down at the bottom, but pretty much everything I list has been covered in this thread.

Beneath
2016-11-05, 02:29 AM
Pathfinder has cybernetics rules if you search their SRD

The Fury
2016-11-05, 01:14 PM
Just in case folks don't feel like looking for it, here ya go-- Pathfinder Cybertech. (http://www.d20pfsrd.com/equipment---final/cybertech)

I find it funny though-- a bomb implanted in someone's head stands a fair chance of not actually killing when it goes off.