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Old 05-31-2016, 08:45 AM   #1
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Default [DF] New Race: Wolf-Folk

Hi guys

Along the lines of the Cat-Folk racial template from DF3:5 I've created the following template for Wolf-Folk and would like to get your input.

Code:
Wolf-Folk [40]

Attribute Modifier:
DX +1 [20]

Secondary Characteristic Modifiers:
Per +1 [5]

Advantages:
Acute Hearing 1 [2]
Acute Taste and Smell 2 [4]
Claws (Blunt) [3]
Discriminatory Smell [15]
Fur [1]
Night Vision 5 [5]
Striking ST 2 (Bite Only, -60%) [4]
Teeth (Sharp) [1]
		
Disadvantages:
Odious Racial Habit (Smell Genitalia) [-10]
Social Stigma (Savage)	[-10]

Power-Ups:
Speak with Animals (Specialized, Canines, -60%) [10]
Penetrating Voice	[1]
Temperature Tolerance 1-3 [1/level]
Terror (A chilling howl, anyone who hears you) [30]
What do you think? I am especially unsure about the disadvantage and wheter they might not be too similar to warrant -20 from both. Maybe Bad Temper (12 or less) for [-10] should replace Social Stigma?

Any input is welcome!

Cheers

Onkl

Edit: I aim for a [40] Template, if that was unclear.

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Old 05-31-2016, 09:03 AM   #2
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You might replace the ORH with Sense of Duty (Adventuring Companions) and Chummy. Or just Gregarious. It is a little less... squicky to role play that way. And still fits wolves.

I mean, sniffing genitals as a quirk chosen by the player might fit some games, but an ORH worth -2 means doing it all the damn time.
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Old 05-31-2016, 09:07 AM   #3
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Default Re: [DF] New Race: Wolf-Folk

You're right, it might be too much tongue-in-cheek for a lot of DF games out there. A quirk would be cool though. I'll see if I can integrate that.

Your idea with Chummy and SoD is very nice and fits a dog, but what about the "lone wolf"?
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Old 05-31-2016, 09:20 AM   #4
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So here goes my second try

Code:
Wolf-Folk	[40]	
		
Attribute Modifier:	
ST +1	10
DX +1 	20
		
Secondary Characteristic Modifiers:
Per +1	5
		
Advantages:	
Acute Taste and Smell 1	2
Discriminatory Smell	15
Fur	1
Night Vision 5	5
Teeth (Sharp)	1
Temperature Tolerance 1	1
		
Disadvantages:
Bad Temper (12 or less)	-10 (You could replace this with Chummy and SoD (Adventuring Companions) or Gregarious)
Social Stigma (Savage)	-10
		
	
Power-Ups
Acute Hearing 1	2
Acute Taste and Smell 2 or 3	2/level
Penetrating Voice	1
Speak with Animals (Specialized, Canines, -60%)	10
Striking ST 2 (Bite Only, -60%)	4
Temperature Tolerance 2 or 3	1/level
Terror (A chilling howl, anyone who hears you)	30
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Old 05-31-2016, 09:22 AM   #5
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You're right, it might be too much tongue-in-cheek for a lot of DF games out there. A quirk would be cool though. I'll see if I can integrate that.

Your idea with Chummy and SoD is very nice and fits a dog, but what about the "lone wolf"?
Well, leaving aside most wolves are not lone wolves, how do you envision your lone wolf race acting? Im not sure the "take a deep whiff in an inappropriate spot" is particularly unique to lone wolves.

An actual wolf outside of the pack likely displays things similar to bad temper, bully, or chronic depression.
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Old 05-31-2016, 09:31 AM   #6
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Default Re: [DF] New Race: Wolf-Folk

Right again, it makes more sense for the race to be gregarious, it is a racial template after all.

So, third attempt:

Code:
Wolf-Folk [40]

Attribute Modifier:
ST +1	[10]
DX +1 	[20]
		
Secondary Characteristic Modifiers:
Per +1	[5]
		
Advantages:
Acute Taste and Smell 1	[2]
Discriminatory Smell	[15]
Fur	[1]
Night Vision 5	[5]
Teeth (Sharp)	[1]
Temperature Tolerance 1	[1]
		
Disadvantages:	
Gregarious	[-10]
Social Stigma (Savage)	[-10]
		

Power-Ups
Acute Hearing 1	[2]
Acute Taste and Smell 2 or 3	[2/level]
Penetrating Voice	[1]
Speak with Animals (Specialized, Canines, -60%)	[10]
Striking ST 2 (Bite Only, -60%)	[4]
Temperature Tolerance 2 or 3	[1/level]
Terror (A chilling howl, anyone who hears you)	[30]
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Old 05-31-2016, 09:40 AM   #7
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I don't know that wolves have that great Night Vision. I'd replace it with Fit - wolves are endurance hunters who tire out their prey before attacking.
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Old 05-31-2016, 10:47 AM   #8
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According to the info I got off the web, Wolves usually hunt at dusk/dawn or during the night; which is difficult without decent night sight.

Fit would make a nice addition though, thanks.
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Old 05-31-2016, 11:03 AM   #9
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According to the info I got off the web, Wolves usually hunt at dusk/dawn or during the night; which is difficult without decent night sight.
Which is adequately covered by Discriminatory Smell. They are smell hunters, not sight hunters.


But we're talking real wolves here, not a fantasy race.
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Old 05-31-2016, 11:45 AM   #10
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According to the info I got off the web, Wolves usually hunt at dusk/dawn or during the night; which is difficult without decent night sight.

Fit would make a nice addition though, thanks.
Is that their preference or to avoid competition with humans?
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