Hello, firstly I'd like to thank anyone looking over this and offering any help, as this recent campaign a friends running has opened up some rather interesting possibilies, as I will discuss below. All rules/available books and my current ideas will also be listed below. I will try and reply as soon as I see a message pop up ^^.
So long story short, a friend of mine is gathering myself and some old buddies to run a 3.5 campaign, but he is allowing us an LA worth of 7 to spend on a race and templates. Mind you we will be starting at level one, just with said 7 LA worth of races and Templates. One friend is playing a rogue, another a psionic mindflayer (who wouldn't want that) And the last is playing some kind of bard.
So that falls onto me to playing the big beefy melee character, which thankfully I'm happy to do. Now, Before I discuss what I've so far come up with, I will explain books rules and that sort of stuff.
While we will be getting 7 LA worth of stuff between race/class, we will be level one and we won't be getting any feats/skills/HD that say....a 4-5 LA monster race would get. All we get are stat boosts, and base abilities one would get for being said race (such as a rakasha's spell resistance)
Books Available: So far as I can tell anything that was made into an official physical book is legal, not counting stuff like Dragon Magazine. Naturally online only stuff is also outlawed. Naturally only books made for DnD version 3.5 are allowed.
There will be no flaw feats allowed ( I may be able to change that, but for now its a big no)
Seeing as I am going for a melee build, he has outlawed Uber charger setups. That includes hitting certain feats that really enable it (storm trooper etc) I did it once, he found it hilarious how said rules could be interpreted, than promptly said no more of that silliness.
32 Point Buy
What I have currently Come up with, and am curious on expanding with.
For Race/templates So far I have been thinking
Stone Giant(lesser) https://www.dandwiki.com/wiki/SRD:Giants,_Stone_(Race
) For 4 LA the states alone seem insane, not to mention the extra 10 move speed, natural armor and the fact I get to be large, and thus get some reach.
2x Slams to expand on my full attacks when I get to do so.
Than for a template I would take Half Dragon From the Dragon cross breed template. This would cost my last 3 LA but would offer me natural flight, a nice chunk of stats, a few status immunities along with an elemental immunity as well as a bite attack ( claws as well technically, but two hander and all that jazz). I suppose the extra 4 Natural armor is icing on the cake.
For my Class I was thinking of going for either a Warblade or a Psychic Warrior, but if you guys have any other suggestions I am certainly open to all ideas. If you think it may be better to go with TWF or something else please say so, curious what kind of insanity can be cooked up given this 7 LA thing.
As for a build, as I said due to the humongous strength/reach, I was thinking maybe a tripper or just a straight up brawler, granted the no flaw feats things would make me kinda starved for a few available paths. Just looking to be a melee force to be reckoned with, and open to any ideas.
Thanks again for any advice you can offer!