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Old January 15, 2022, 12:34   #1
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Giant race?

Gains inventory space with character levels (in similar vein to how Rangers gain extra shots).
  • Hit/Shoot/Throw: +20/-18/+12
  • XP MOD: 120%
  • hit die 13
  • STR: +5
  • DEX: -1
  • CON: +4
  • WIS: -1
  • INT: -3
  • Disarm: -15/-15
  • Devices: -20
  • Save: -20
  • Stealth: -4
  • Infravision: 40ft
  • Digging: +20
  • Searching: -12

    Gains inventory space
    +2 Damage Reduction
I only made this suggestion because I think it would be just grand to have the ability to play a character that can hold more than the standard amount. Although it occurs to me we should have an Ent race before a Giant....

Ent
  • Hit/Shoot/Throw: +5/-5/+0
  • XP MOD: 120%
  • hit die 18
  • STR: +5
  • DEX: 0
  • CON: +4
  • WIS: -1
  • INT: -1
  • Disarm: 0/0
  • Devices: -5
  • Save: 0
  • Stealth: -1
  • Infravision: 40ft
  • Digging: +60
  • Searching: +5

    Gains inventory space
    +2 Damage Reduction
    Hurt by fire
    240 max STR (18/120)
    280 max CON (18/160)
    -5 speed

Problems with this race: Might be broken if @ finds fire immunity. Deathwreaker anyone?
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Old January 15, 2022, 13:11   #2
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Giants are not really canonic to Tolkien. They only mentioned in Hobbit (kinda fictionally), so I doubt Nick will add them as a player's race.

In Tangaria we have Half-Giant race though. And even got Titan (which is kinda branch of pure 'giant') We have 50+ races which are kinda classic to fantasy genre, but not all of them canonic to Tolkien: https://tangaria.com/guide/races/

So this race is kinda variantish imho.
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Old January 17, 2022, 08:51   #3
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Playable Half-Giants and Half-Titans go at least as far back as Zangband. ToME has playable Ents. ^_^
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The speed penalty for the Ent race seems slightly unfair. They're slow in decision making and action but relatively fast in movement once they've decided on a course of action. I also couldn't imagine an ent playing as any other character class than a warrior. An ent mage or Paladin just seems wrong to me. Also the idea of an ent wearing armour, no, I don't buy it. For this reason I'm out
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Old January 17, 2022, 18:39   #5
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I also couldn't imagine an ent playing as any other character class than a warrior. An ent mage or Paladin just seems wrong to me. Also the idea of an ent wearing armour, no, I don't buy it. For this reason I'm out
Hey maan; trees have dreams too.

Seriously though the armour image threw me as well. Maybe if they had extra ring-slots in lieu of gloves/armour/boots/hat (all those twigs).

Also Ent Druid or Ranger? I could see that.

Now if you select a female Ent... any of the lore-masters know more about Ent-Wives than is in LOTR?
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(Ent-Wives are also covered in ToME ^_^)
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Old January 17, 2022, 22:57   #7
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Well, if anyone has any creative ideas for implementing increased on-person inventory space into the game, I'd love to hear 'em.
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Old January 17, 2022, 23:14   #8
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Definitely vests.

I guess the actual answers have already occurred in dayes of yore

http://www.phial.com/angband/angfaq1.html#8c
http://angband.oook.cz/forum/showthread.php?t=3903
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Well, if anyone has any creative ideas for implementing increased on-person inventory space into the game, I'd love to hear 'em.
How about choosing between a cloak and a backpack on the back slot. Backpacks give no AC and rarely have any other ability than +x slots.

Though personally I think that there are generally enough slots available.

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Just noticed that in FrogComposband, Jellies get more inventory slots as they level up. (: )
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