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    Default Cynocephaly 4e (Conversion of 5e Homebrew Dog-Folk)

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    I'd previously written up a race of dog-folk, which can be found here. One of the racial traits was taken from the 4e minotaur, so I figured I'd convert the dog-folk to 4e as well. I think they'd fit well as beastfolk for a non-monstrous campaign, although I suppose they have some awkward overlap with shifters.

    Racial Traits
    Average Height: 4' 7"-5' 5"
    Average Weight: 115-140 lb.
    Ability Scores: +2 Dexterity, +2 Strength or Wisdom
    Size: Medium
    Speed: 7 squares
    Vision: Normal
    Languages: Common, Elven
    Skill Bonuses: +2 Acrobatics, +2 Nature
    Cynocephaly Weapon Proficiency: You gain proficiency with the shortbow.
    Earth Walk: You ignore difficult terrain that is rubble, uneven stone, or an earthen construction.
    Vitality: You have one additional healing surge.
    Hurler: When you use a thrown weapon such as a dagger or a javelin, increase both the normal range and the long range by 2 squares.
    Eager: You gain a +2 bonus to initiative.

    Thrill of the Hunt Cynocephaly Racial Power
    In the moment of battle, your excitement propels you in all directions.
    Encounter
    Minor Action ♦ Personal

    Effect: Move up to your speed -2.

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    Accurate Archer
    Prerequisite: Cynocephaly, rogue

    Benefit: You can use any bow with Sneak Attack or any rogue power that normally requires a crossbow.

    Defensive Climber
    Prerequisite: Cynocephaly, Goliath, or Kobold

    Benefit: You do not grant combat advantage while climbing.

    Herdsman
    Prerequisite: Cynocephaly

    Benefit: When you make a Diplomacy or Heal check to influence a Natural Beast, you can roll the check twice an use either result.

    Keen Hunter
    Prerequisite: Cynocephaly

    Benefit: You gain a +3 feat bonus to Initiative and Perception checks.

    Limber Rest
    Prerequisite: Cynocephaly

    Benefit: When you spend a healing surge during a short rest you regain an additional 3 hit points.


    Wild One's Grit
    Spending most of their lives in the open air, cynocephaly learn to read the environment, turning even the slightest variation in rock walls and weather patterns to their advantage.

    Wild One's Grit Cynocephaly Utility 2
    Given how close you are to the natural world, its no wonder you can find ways to survive it.
    Encounter
    Free Action ♦ Personal
    2
    Trigger: You would make an Athletics check or an Endurance check
    Effect: You make a nature check instead of the Athletics check or Endurance check

    Burst of the Hunt
    Prolific hunters, cynocephaly learn well to follow their prey, using the terrain and racing their way to cut off and catch up.

    Burst of the Hunt Cynocephaly Utility 6
    Your keen eye for where to go and how to advance on your prey extends to your allies when you will it.
    Daily
    Minor Action ♦ Close Burst
    2
    Target: Each ally in burst
    Effect: You and each target gains a +3 power bonus to speed until the start of your next turn.

    Mountain Climber
    The other races have either wide valleys where they can raise fast mounts, but you've grown up in jagged mountain valleys and along raised peaks. In this time, you've learned how to dash up slopes to safety, even if your enemies would be faster on open ground.

    Mountain Climber Utility Power 10
    In a moment you're up a cliff, out of reach of your enemies.
    Encounter
    Free Action ♦ Personal

    Effect: You gain a climb speed equal to your walking speed until the start of your next turn.
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    Default Re: Cynocephaly 4e (Conversion of 5e Homebrew Dog-Folk)

    I'm not the best judge of 4e homebrew balance, but I want to say I'm really glad to see 4e getting some homebrew love - it's a very underrated edition. I'm also glad to see one of my favorite Christian art motifs represented as well.
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    Default Re: Cynocephaly 4e (Conversion of 5e Homebrew Dog-Folk)

    Quote Originally Posted by Arkanist View Post
    I'm not the best judge of 4e homebrew balance, but I want to say I'm really glad to see 4e getting some homebrew love - it's a very underrated edition.
    I like it, partially because it is flexible, but having that many options for powers is a mess for balance.

    Quote Originally Posted by Arkanist View Post
    I'm also glad to see one of my favorite Christian art motifs represented as well.
    I... forgot that particular bit while converting this. It might make a nice paragon path for later.
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    Default Re: Cynocephaly 4e (Conversion of 5e Homebrew Dog-Folk)

    Quote Originally Posted by sandmote View Post
    I like it, partially because it is flexible, but having that many options for powers is a mess for balance.

    I... forgot that particular bit while converting this. It might make a nice paragon path for later.
    True! I feel like with the dogfolk's racial powers (+Dex, +Wis, boosts to movement/mobility) that if I played one, I definitely would pick an Avenger to lean into that motif and their stat bonuses.
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    Quote Originally Posted by LongVin View Post
    Fool! What torments have you unleashed upon the playground! The black gates of the abyss have been thrown asunder and soon all forms of monstroties shall rush forth! Repent! Repent I say! Before the end times! Before it is too late! I can feel the evil in my teeth!

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