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Mythic Lion PC species
« on: May 26, 2012, 03:17:34 AM »
So I'm working on a setting set in the mythical early days of the world. One of the options I want is for players to be able to play animals blessed by the gods to act as symbols. These animals behave more like the legends than real animals. So there will be a few of these animals as PCs put up here in the next few weeks.

Great Lion
A living symbol of bravery, royalty, and physical presence. For this one I really wanted yo have some mechanical backing for the ideal of 'Lion Hearted' and for the lion's iconic roar. I also have to give it the abilities of a lion's body. With only 7pt this was tricky. I had to eyeball the natural attack II.
Large (1x2) Beast with reach 1 [-1] Base Speed 40 [1]
+3 to lower of Strength or Dexterity, 3 to Intelligence [1]
Bite II and Claw II natural attacks [2?]
Low Light Vision: you ignore the effects of dim and faint light [1]
Menacing Threat (Roar): You may threaten up to 3 opponents at once (see FC, page 220). You roll only once for the action, while each opponent rolls to resist separately.If you gain this ability from two or more sources, the number of opponents you may target increases by 1 for each additional menacing threat ability. [3]
 
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Re: Mythic Lion PC species
« Reply #1 on: May 26, 2012, 04:49:51 AM »
According to the current Species Creation wiki entry Natural Attack grade I is worth 1 point.  So two grade IIs are going to be worth at least 4 points in my opinion.

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Re: Mythic Lion PC species
« Reply #2 on: May 26, 2012, 12:11:35 PM »
I don't know, there's definite effect of diminishing returns on multiple natural attacks, even with Flurry as an option at 3+ Maybe 1pt per grade and .5 per grade for additional attacks?

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Re: Mythic Lion PC species
« Reply #3 on: May 26, 2012, 01:20:24 PM »
Far as I'm aware, Drake and Saurian pay 2pts for their two Grade I attacks.  Is there a problem with just Claw I and Bite I?  Puts them right in line with Drake/Saurian and doesn't require you to to add disads.  Cool use of Menacing Threat for their roar.