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Old 05-04-2011, 10:15 AM   #1
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A Template I've built, tell me what you think

Aasimar 75 points
- Appearance (Attractive; Universal, +25%) [5]
- Close to Heaven 1 [5]
- Doesn't Eat or Drink [10]
- Empathy [15]
- Fit [5]
- Immunity to Disease [10]
- Inner Balance 1 [15]
- Longevity [2]
- Sanitized Metabolism [1]
- Ultravision [10]
- Androgynous [-1]
- Distinctive Features (Golden skin, light golden brown hair, topaz eyes) [-1]
- Unnatural Feature (Faint Glow) [-1]


Oh, if anyone wants to start, say, a fantasy campaign i'm currently looking for a new roleplaying group. talk to me on skype if you're interested

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Old 05-04-2011, 10:25 AM   #2
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A Template I've built, tell me what you think

Aasimar 75 points
- Appearance (Attractive; Androgynous, +0%; Universal, +25%) [5]
- Close to Heaven 1 [5]
- Doesn't Eat or Drink [10]
- Empathy [15]
- Fit [5]
- Immunity to Disease [10]
- Inner Balance 1 [15]
- Longevity [2]
- Sanitized Metabolism [1]
- Ultravision [10]
- Androgynous [-1]
- Distinctive Features (Golden skin, light golden brown hair, topaz eyes) [-1]
- Unnatural Feature (Feint Glow) [-1]
Okay, the quirk about glowing during Feints is interesting.
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Old 05-04-2011, 10:25 AM   #3
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I would personally disagree with the Androgynous parts and the colors in the Distinctive Features because that is not how I picture Aasimar (some may be Androgynous, but not all). Also, unless you mean metallic golden skin and gem-like eyes, I don't see those as distictive really in and of themselves also. Otherwise not bad. I'd consider adding Charisma also, perhas with a Nusissance Effect to replace the glow quirk.

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Okay, the quirk about glowing during Feints is interesting.
*falls over laughing for a moment* I totally missed that typo. I'm fairly sure the OP meant Faint (like I read it originally)

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Old 05-04-2011, 10:29 AM   #4
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A Template I've built, tell me what you think

Aasimar 75 points
- Appearance (Attractive; Androgynous, +0%; Universal, +25%) [5]
- Close to Heaven 1 [5]
- Doesn't Eat or Drink [10]
- Empathy [15]
- Fit [5]
- Immunity to Disease [10]
- Inner Balance 1 [15]
- Longevity [2]
- Sanitized Metabolism [1]
- Ultravision [10]
- Androgynous [-1]
- Distinctive Features (Golden skin, light golden brown hair, topaz eyes) [-1]
- Unnatural Feature (Feint Glow) [-1]
Appearance (Androgynous) and Quirk: Androgynous is double-dipping.

Night Vision 2 [4] is probably more appropriate than Ultravision [10], though that is a style choice. Do they see more blues and purples and violets colors than humans do, or do they just see better in the dark?

Those Distinctive Features aren't Distinctive, assuming a human dominated world. (Tanned Skin, Light Brown Hair and Yellow-Hazel Eyes aren't mechanically Distinctive within a human population.)

Feint is a combat technique. I think you mean Faint, for the Unnatural Feature. Also, this Unnatural Feature isn't Unnatural for the Aasimar race, and so should be marked as Distinctive instead.

If I recall the source material correctly, they do eat and drink, or at least can enjoy doing so; and also suffer starvation penalties like any other biological. Probably not appropriate to take Doesn't Eat or Drink.

The racial talents are iffy, but okay.

Otherwise looks fine. :) (Your Campaign May Vary)
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Old 05-04-2011, 10:37 AM   #5
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Isn't there a similar template in DF:3?
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Old 05-04-2011, 10:39 AM   #6
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Isn't there a similar template in DF:3?
Half Spirits (Celestial) in (DF3, pg 12). Yep!
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Old 05-04-2011, 11:40 AM   #7
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I kind of liked their conversion into Deva (i.e., "repeatedly reincarnated corporeal ex-angels") in 4E.
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Old 05-04-2011, 12:11 PM   #8
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Appearance (Androgynous) and Quirk: Androgynous is double-dipping.
Androgynous isn't doing anything on Attractive Appearance. I'd say to just drop it from that trait. As long as it causes at least a little trouble for the character, it should be OK as a Quirk, although you might rename it to avoid confusion with the modifier.
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Old 05-04-2011, 12:18 PM   #9
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Androgynous isn't doing anything on Attractive Appearance. I'd say to just drop it from that trait. As long as it causes at least a little trouble for the character, it should be OK as a Quirk, although you might rename it to avoid confusion with the modifier.
The really fun part? :)

Appearance (Androgynous) is a +0% modifier.

There is no such Quirk as Androgynous. Androgynous is a Perk, and costs one point. (Power Ups 2: Perks, pg 4)
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Old 05-04-2011, 06:10 PM   #10
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A Template I've built, tell me what you think

Aasimar 75 points
- Appearance (Attractive; Androgynous, +0%; Universal, +25%) [5]
- Close to Heaven 1 [5]
- Doesn't Eat or Drink [10]
- Empathy [15]
- Fit [5]
- Immunity to Disease [10]
- Inner Balance 1 [15]
- Longevity [2]
- Sanitized Metabolism [1]
- Ultravision [10]
- Androgynous [-1]
- Distinctive Features (Golden skin, light golden brown hair, topaz eyes) [-1]
- Unnatural Feature (Faint Glow) [-1]
Judging by the pictures in the Planescape books--I have to assume that you're going with 2nd Edition D&D Aasimar--you don't need Androgynous as part of their template (and as an aside, do you need it both as a modifier for Appearance and as a Perk?). I don't think you need Doesn't Eat or Drink. Also, I'd make the Distinctive Features less specific. In Planescape: Faces of Sigil (a book I quite like) they had an aasimar that was the descendant of a planatar and had green skin.
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