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Re: The Consolidated Lycanthropy Guide Discussion Thread
« Reply #40 on: September 11, 2012, 09:36:50 AM »
Fractional HD get rounded up to 1 HD for any rules refrencing HD.
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Re: The Consolidated Lycanthropy Guide Discussion Thread
« Reply #41 on: March 11, 2013, 11:46:00 PM »
Why do you believe that advancing the animal hitdice isn't RAW legal Nanshork?
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Re: The Consolidated Lycanthropy Guide Discussion Thread
« Reply #42 on: March 12, 2013, 10:27:22 AM »
Because aside from the monster advancement classes that exist there is no RAW way to level up in your "race".  There are no rules for a player taking racial HD instead of class levels.

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« Reply #43 on: March 14, 2013, 02:03:23 PM »
There are playable monster races in the various MM that, under the "Advancement" section, list HD and not class(es).  So it is not entirely out of the realm of possibility, in my opinion.

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« Reply #44 on: March 14, 2013, 02:09:18 PM »
There are playable monster races in the various MM that, under the "Advancement" section, list HD and not class(es).  So it is not entirely out of the realm of possibility, in my opinion.

My personal opinion is that it isn't RAW, but as with everything else in the end it is up to the DM.

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Re: The Consolidated Lycanthropy Guide Discussion Thread
« Reply #45 on: March 15, 2013, 08:14:28 PM »
Couple of things I noticed:

1. on Warshaper, it says the bonus Constitution does not give you more hit points.  This is false as this bonus constitution is not from the Alternate Form ability, but from a class feature that applies whenever you change shape (no matter how said change is achieved).

2. While mentioning Wild Shape and Alternate Form, you should reverse the order that you present the abilities.  Using Wild Shape while in Alternate Form is really no different than using Wild Shape normally.  Using Alternate Form while in Wild Shape is a VERY different animal (why yes, I am a manbearboar, shall I rip your face off now?)
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Re: The Consolidated Lycanthropy Guide Discussion Thread
« Reply #46 on: March 15, 2013, 08:31:41 PM »
1 - After close reading, you are correct.  Fixed.

2 - I don't know much about wild shaping and haven't played a druid that does it since 2nd edition.  I'll take your word for it and have adjusted the wording.

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Re: The Consolidated Lycanthropy Guide Discussion Thread
« Reply #47 on: April 08, 2013, 01:32:34 PM »
I was rereading the Dragonmark Handbook when I came across this little gem:

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Mark of Twelve Moons
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[General]

Your dragonmark has mysterious ties to one of Eberron's twelve moons.

Prerequisite

Any true lesser, greater, or Siberys dragonmark,

Benefit

You gain a +1 inherent bonus to one ability score, chosen according to the type of dragonmark you possess.
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In addition, if you are an afflicted lycanthrope, you gain a +10 bonus on Control Shape checks.

As a bonus, the two feats you have to get can actually be nice for a non-caster.
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Re: The Consolidated Lycanthropy Guide Discussion Thread
« Reply #48 on: April 08, 2013, 02:08:05 PM »
Very nice!  This has been added.

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Re: The Consolidated Lycanthropy Guide Discussion Thread
« Reply #49 on: May 11, 2014, 02:03:15 PM »
I was giving this a once-over, and noticed the absence of Blacktooth Lycanthropy (you'll have to scroll all the way to the bottom of the page; also found in Dungeon Mag 129).

That same issue also has the Chosen of Malar template -- not really anything to do with lycanthropy except that Malar happens to be the god of lycanthropes. (probably doesn't warrant being mentioned in the guide)

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Re: The Consolidated Lycanthropy Guide Discussion Thread
« Reply #50 on: May 11, 2014, 04:43:33 PM »
I was giving this a once-over, and noticed the absence of Blacktooth Lycanthropy (you'll have to scroll all the way to the bottom of the page; also found in Dungeon Mag 129).

That same issue also has the Chosen of Malar template -- not really anything to do with lycanthropy except that Malar happens to be the god of lycanthropes. (probably doesn't warrant being mentioned in the guide)

I've never seen that template before.

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Re: The Consolidated Lycanthropy Guide Discussion Thread
« Reply #51 on: May 11, 2014, 05:22:05 PM »
I didn't go through all of this, but the Brixashulty is an omnivore. Its implied in some fluff
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Re: The Consolidated Lycanthropy Guide Discussion Thread
« Reply #52 on: May 11, 2014, 06:15:58 PM »
I didn't go through all of this, but the Brixashulty is an omnivore. Its implied in some fluff

I don't see "can eat almost anything organic" as qualifying it as truly an omnivore.  Goats eat a hell of a lot of organic material and they aren't omnivores.

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Re: The Consolidated Lycanthropy Guide Discussion Thread
« Reply #53 on: May 11, 2014, 08:31:07 PM »
They eat the bugs on their lettuce  :P I guess it is a little of a stretch
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Re: The Consolidated Lycanthropy Guide Discussion Thread
« Reply #54 on: May 11, 2014, 10:57:57 PM »
They eat the bugs on their lettuce  :P I guess it is a little of a stretch

Eating bugs on lettuce doesn't count.   :lmao

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Re: The Consolidated Lycanthropy Guide Discussion Thread
« Reply #55 on: May 12, 2014, 02:14:17 AM »
I was giving this a once-over, and noticed the absence of Blacktooth Lycanthropy (you'll have to scroll all the way to the bottom of the page; also found in Dungeon Mag 129).

That same issue also has the Chosen of Malar template -- not really anything to do with lycanthropy except that Malar happens to be the god of lycanthropes. (probably doesn't warrant being mentioned in the guide)

I've never seen that template before.

Holy crap, LA+5?  Even for the benefits it gets that isn't worth it.
Keep your pants on there -- I certainly never made any claims as to its viability.   :P
I simply mentioned it for completeness.

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Re: The Consolidated Lycanthropy Guide Discussion Thread
« Reply #56 on: May 12, 2014, 10:49:29 AM »
I was giving this a once-over, and noticed the absence of Blacktooth Lycanthropy (you'll have to scroll all the way to the bottom of the page; also found in Dungeon Mag 129).

That same issue also has the Chosen of Malar template -- not really anything to do with lycanthropy except that Malar happens to be the god of lycanthropes. (probably doesn't warrant being mentioned in the guide)

I've never seen that template before.

Holy crap, LA+5?  Even for the benefits it gets that isn't worth it.
Keep your pants on there -- I certainly never made any claims as to its viability.   :P
I simply mentioned it for completeness.

I know, I was just being exclamatory.

I'll try and remember to add it in when I've got time.

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Re: The Consolidated Lycanthropy Guide Discussion Thread
« Reply #57 on: May 13, 2014, 12:44:59 AM »
I'll be here holding my breath.   :p

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Re: The Consolidated Lycanthropy Guide Discussion Thread
« Reply #58 on: May 13, 2014, 10:27:23 AM »
Yeah yeah, I'm lazy and forgetful and check the board when I'm at work and can't do things like update my handbooks.   :P

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Re: The Consolidated Lycanthropy Guide Discussion Thread
« Reply #59 on: May 14, 2014, 12:57:01 AM »
That makes 2 of us.