Support the GITP forums on Patreon
Help support GITP's forums (and ongoing server maintenance) via Patreon
Results 1 to 5 of 5
  1. - Top - End - #1
    Titan in the Playground
     
    Lix Lorn's Avatar

    Join Date
    Feb 2010
    Location
    Usaki City, Syona
    Gender
    Male2Female

    Default Forest-Touched [3.5 race] Bare Bones Lesser Dryad

    Forest Touched

    The forest-touched are relatives of dryads, with less overwhelming magical power. Corruption from humanoid bloodlines has left their beauty and flexibility alive, but has severely weakened the more supernatural treats that such fey creatures are known for.

    TYPICAL TOUCHED
    Touched are almost always at one with nature. This can manifest as a mere fondness of the outdoors, something approaching a hippy movement, or even a full on guardianship of the forest, as their older cousins do. This attitude makes them natural friends to druidic movements, but can also earn them heavy opposition.

    PHYSICAL DESCRIPTION
    Touched and Dryads can sometimes appear very similar to one another, as they both vary, and have quite some overlap. Touched tend to appear more human, generally having skin rather than bark. They are almost invariably beautiful, and have a slight tendency towards femininity - and, in fact, a slightly skewed female to male ratio in their population.

    Relations With Other Races
    Elves get on famously well with dryads, and their cousins follow the same general lines. A majority of forest touched are in fact of elven descent, although there are forest touched amongst most races. The least common by a margin are the dwarves, renowned for their mountain homes and industrial ways, followed only by the orcs.

    Alignment
    Forest Touched are most often of good alignment, and have a slight tendency away from law, but as with most creatures, and almost all crossbreeds, their natures can vary wildly.

    Lands
    Touched have no lands of their own, and few communities. They often live within forests, as their name and heritage would imply. However, there are similar races that live in most environments containing nature spirits - those touched by naiads live in the rivers, for example.

    Religion
    Most Forest Touched worship nature deities, if any, with most worshiping nature as a whole. Those raised amongst other races can show leanings towards them, but can equally be pushed away, becoming their most hateful enemies.

    Language
    Forest Touched often speak Sylvan, but generally speak the language of their other heritage.

    Common Names
    Names tend to match the parent species, although they have a high quantity of obvious puns – flower names being the most common.

    Adventurers
    Forest Touched are not common adventurers, due to their common links with plant life.

    Forest Touched Racial Traits
    Abilities: +2 Dex, -2 Con, +2 Wis, +2 Cha. Like dryads, they are wise, personable, and nimble, but not that tough.
    Size: Medium.
    Type: Forest Touched are humanoids, but they are also affected by effects that specifically target fey.
    Movement Rate: 30ft land
    Wild Empathy: Forest Touched can use Wild Empathy as if a level one druid.
    Natural Talent: If a Forest Touched takes levels in druid, they cast spells as if they had one more level in Druid than they did, to a maximum of their effective character level.
    Favoured Class: Druid, Beguiler, Beastmaster
    LA: +2

    Racial Feats
    Spoiler
    Show
    Flaw-Plantbound
    Prerequisites: Are Forest Touched
    Penalty: Designate a single plant. Its’ lifespan is equal to your own, and it shares your hit point total. You may not move further than one mile, plus one mile per four character levels from it.
    Benefit: Two bonus feats.
    Special: Taking this flaw counts as two flaws.
    Normal: You can live without a shrubbery.

    Tree Meld
    Prerequisites: Plantbound Flaw
    Benefit: By spending a full round action in contact with your plant, you meld into it. Only True Seeing will see you within it. It requires another full round action to leave. You may remain within indefinitely, but may leave a number of times per day equal to your highest mental ability modifier.
    Normal: You have a house. Not a tree.

    Healing Roots
    Prerequisites: Tree Meld
    Benefit: While melded with your tree, you have fast healing 2, and can regrow lost limbs.
    Normal: Herbal medicine is not so efficient.


    This needs more feats and bells and whistles, but I want it up.
    Last edited by Lix Lorn; 2013-10-22 at 08:51 PM.
    Recent Homebrew: The Socialite | The Crystalline: Memory Altering Construct Race | Sanguine Hand, a ToB Discipline of blood and cruelty
    Homebrew Signature | NEW Homebrew Collection
    Thanks to all my avatar artists, especially to Paisley for my avatar of Vivian, cowardly cryophoenix.
    Quote Originally Posted by Thanqol View Post
    It's like the feng shui version of an orbital death laser.

  2. - Top - End - #2
    Bugbear in the Playground
     
    Crumplepunch's Avatar

    Join Date
    May 2013

    Default Re: Forest-Touched [3.5 race] Bare Bones Lesser Dryad

    Quote Originally Posted by Lix Lorn View Post
    Most Forest Touched worship nature deities, if any, with most worshipping nature as a hole.
    Congratulations, this is the number one google hit for "nature as a hole".

  3. - Top - End - #3
    Titan in the Playground
     
    Lix Lorn's Avatar

    Join Date
    Feb 2010
    Location
    Usaki City, Syona
    Gender
    Male2Female

    Default Re: Forest-Touched [3.5 race] Bare Bones Lesser Dryad

    ...
    Excuse me, I need to borrow a wakizashi and commit seppuku.
    I was tired and in a hurry.
    Recent Homebrew: The Socialite | The Crystalline: Memory Altering Construct Race | Sanguine Hand, a ToB Discipline of blood and cruelty
    Homebrew Signature | NEW Homebrew Collection
    Thanks to all my avatar artists, especially to Paisley for my avatar of Vivian, cowardly cryophoenix.
    Quote Originally Posted by Thanqol View Post
    It's like the feng shui version of an orbital death laser.

  4. - Top - End - #4
    Bugbear in the Playground
     
    ddude987's Avatar

    Join Date
    Jan 2013
    Location
    A location

    Default Re: Forest-Touched [3.5 race] Bare Bones Lesser Dryad

    I really like these. I don't have suggestions (sorry) but I am excited to see more content if some arises.
    4/10/2013 is this first day I used blue text. Isn't that soooo cool
    Quirble muffins - with credit to Xervous and myself. Now with 50 cent royalties
    I just learned about dawn of worlds and its so cool! Anyone who likes group worldbuilding, check it out!
    Official member of the Rudisplorker guild, the new guy of the bunch. All hail Orcus!

  5. - Top - End - #5
    Titan in the Playground
     
    Lix Lorn's Avatar

    Join Date
    Feb 2010
    Location
    Usaki City, Syona
    Gender
    Male2Female

    Default Re: Forest-Touched [3.5 race] Bare Bones Lesser Dryad

    There will DEFINITELY be more content.
    Recent Homebrew: The Socialite | The Crystalline: Memory Altering Construct Race | Sanguine Hand, a ToB Discipline of blood and cruelty
    Homebrew Signature | NEW Homebrew Collection
    Thanks to all my avatar artists, especially to Paisley for my avatar of Vivian, cowardly cryophoenix.
    Quote Originally Posted by Thanqol View Post
    It's like the feng shui version of an orbital death laser.

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •