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    Ogre in the Playground
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    Default Hive World

    I want to help design a world for a campaign setting that deals with unique insectoid races.
    Anyone interested in helping out a bit?
    I will note that I wish to keep this as close to original as possible, so I'm leaning heavily away from borrowing too much from previous insect races like the Thri-Kreen and Dromite.


    Here's what I have so far...

    Races

    Race Ability Score Adjustments Race Size
    Beetle-Folk +2 Con, -2 Dex Large
    Centipede-Folk +2 Dex, -2 Int Large
    Locust-Folk +2 Con, -2 Wis Large
    Scorpion-Folk +2 Con, -2 Int Large
    Butterfly-Folk +2 Cha, -2 Con Medium
    Cockroach-Folk +2 Con, -2 Cha Medium
    Dragonfly-Folk +2 Dex, -2 Wis Medium
    Hornet-Folk +2 Cha, -2 Str Medium
    Leech-Folk +2 Wis, -2 Int Medium
    Mantis-Folk +2 Dex, -2 Cha Medium
    Moth-Folk +2 Int, -2 Wis Medium
    Spider-Folk +2 Dex, -2 Str Medium
    Ant-Folk +2 Str, -2 Wis Small
    Cricket-Folk +2 Cha, -2 Wis Small
    Flea-Folk +2 Wis, -2 Str Small
    Fly-Folk +2 Dex, -2 Int Small
    Termite-Folk +2 Cha, -2 Int Small


    Deities
    Deities encompasses more than just otherworldly beings. They also include forces of nature and universal concepts.

    Alignment Deity Domains
    Lawful Good The Watchful Sentinel Glory, Good, Law, Protection, War
    Neutral Good The Brood-Mother Artifice, Community, Good, Healing, Nobility
    Chaotic Good The Hiding One Chaos, Good, Magic, Travel, Trickery
    Lawful Neutral The Shining Star Earth, Law, Plant, Rune, Sun
    True Neutral The Progenitor Swarm Animal, Creation, Luck, Repose, Strength
    Chaotic Neutral The Consuming Flame Chaos, Charm, Destruction, Fire, Liberation
    Lawful Evil The Undying Host Death, Evil, Knowledge, Law, Undeath
    Neutral Evil The Spreading Hoarfrost Air, Darkness, Evil, Water, Weather
    Chaotic Evil The Devouring Maw Chaos, Evil, Madness, Scalykind, Void
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    I would dump the Mantis folk, as you've stated that you want to avoid borrowing too much from the Thri-Kreen. Yet the description you've given sounds a lot like the thri-kreen, not to mention the Thri-Kreen are known as Mantis Warriors.

    How about replacing them with Katydid folk, Beetle-folk, Fly-folk, Parasitic Wasp folk, Cicada-folk or others?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dark Sun Gnome View Post
    I would dump the Mantis folk, as you've stated that you want to avoid borrowing too much from the Thri-Kreen. Yet the description you've given sounds a lot like the thri-kreen, not to mention the Thri-Kreen are known as Mantis Warriors.

    How about replacing them with Katydid folk, Beetle-folk, Fly-folk, Parasitic Wasp folk, Cicada-folk or others?
    I thought about flyfolk and beetlefolk, but I really like the mantisfolk. It saddens me to consider it .
    what is a katydid?
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    Quote Originally Posted by LordErebus12 View Post
    what is a katydid?
    Katydids are also known as bush crickets. Many of them are pretty aggressive hunters that have spines on their hind legs and forelegs, and powerful jumping abilities.

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    okay, now we have six races.
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    http://www.giantitp.com/forums/showt...3-5-race-PEACH

    Doesn't quite fit the fluff of what you want, but you might want to import my hivemind mechanic.

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    made some strides in stating everything out.
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    Well, they all seem fairly weak for PF races, which generally have a net +2 to stats.

    Centipede seem odd, Large races generally don't get +Dex.

    Honestly, these look like they could be 3 races (one for each size) with a series of variants (similar to Pathfinder's Tieflings, Aasimar, and Dhampir)
    I follow a general rule: better to ask and be told no than not to ask at all.

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