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    Default Ghoul [Template]

    Ghoul

    Creating a Ghoul
    Ghoul is an applied template that can be added to any corporeal aberration, animal, fey, giant, humanoid, magical beast, monstrous humanoid, or vermin.

    Size and Type
    Size remains unchanged. Type changes to Undead.

    Hit Dice
    Increase all racial and class HD to d12's.

    Armor Class
    A Ghoul gains a +2 natural armor bonus. This does not stack with any natural armor bonus the base creature may have.

    Attacks
    A Ghoul gains a bite attack as a primary natural weapon, unless it already has a bite attack. A Ghoul's bite attack deals damaged based on its size, shown below.

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    {table=head]Size|Damage
    Fine|1
    Diminutive|1d2
    Tiny|1d3
    Small|1d4
    Medium|1d6
    Large|1d8
    Huge|2d6
    Gargantuan|3d6
    Colossal|4d6
    [/table]


    Special Attacks
    A Ghoul retains all the special attacks of the base creature and also gains the following special attacks.

    Ghoul Fever (Su)
    A creature damaged by a Ghoul's bite attack must make a Fortitude save, DC 10 + 1/2 the Ghoul's HD + the Ghoul's Charisma modifier, or contrat ghoul fever. Any creature which the Ghoul template can be added to that dies of ghoul fever rises as a Ghoul at the next midnight. It is not under the control of the Ghoul that spawned it.

    Paralysis (Ex)
    A creature damaged by a Ghoul's bite attack or any other natural weapon must make a Fortitude save, DC 10 + 1/2 the Ghoul's HD + the Ghoul's Charisma modifier, or be paralyzed for 1d4+1 rounds. Elves are immune to this paralysis.

    Special Qualities
    A Ghoul retains all the special qualities of the base creature and also gains the following qualities.

    Darkvision (Ex)
    A Ghoul can see up to 60 ft. in darkness.

    Turn Resistance (Ex)
    A Ghoul has +2 turn resistance.

    Abilities
    Increase from the base creature as follows: Str +2, Dex +2, Cha +2. As an undead creature, a Ghoul has no Constitution score.

    Challenge Rating
    As the base creature +1

    Alignment
    Always Evil.

    Level Adjustment
    As the base creature +1
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    Default Re: Ghoul [Template]

    Looks good. Might want to add something saying specifically that the +2 natural armor bonus does or does not stack with natural armor already existant on the creature the template is being applied to.
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    Default Re: Ghoul [Template]

    You might want to give it a bit of a boost. Gravetouched ghoul has one feat and six ability points over it, and the same LA.
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    Default Re: Ghoul [Template]

    Unless this is going to end up much different, Gravetouched Ghoul may just make this template unnecessary.
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    Default Re: Ghoul [Template]

    I might be wrong, but Gravetouched Ghoul is specifically "unique", in that Doresain himself has raised the unit. The OP appears to be trying for a more generic "Ghoul template", because the MM one is, as usual, racist, and assumes that only Humans can be Ghouls, or Celestial-touched(Aasimar), or Fiend-touched(Tiefling), etc.
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    Default Re: Ghoul [Template]

    Dropped the LA down to +1 to balance it with the gravetouched ghoul.
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