Talk:Low-Power Lycanthrope (3.5e Template)
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- ...Dang! Oh well, I'll just have to rage and devour that page, rwaaagh! No, it's cool. Heh. -- Eiji 12:43, 3 September 2008 (MDT)
- Heh maybe you could make something that works with it...-Risek 18:48, 3 September 2008 (MDT)
I understand that this is somewhat old and that there is another "low-powered lycanthrope", but I couldn't help but noticed the distinct lack of power that this template has. It's more like a weaksauce lycanthrope. The feel that I get from this is that someone may have wanted to have this as a standard race rather than a template. There is no restrictions on this template like being forced into a form or resisting the beast within. I mean, the balancing factor has nigh on been thrown out at this point.
No BAB, saves, or skill increases, no Feats, and no apparent power. You're essentially trading an ENTIRE level for Scent, +1AC, a little health, and two small ability score boosts. Most DM's that I've run into completely forget about Scent, +1AC can be gotten in much more efficient ways, and the same with health. The only positive or beneficial aspect (which you would be giving up an entire level for) is a +1 modifier bonus to two ability scores.
Don't forget about making alchemical silver essentially useless and making yourself vulnerable to all shapechanger affecting effects. Low-powered lycanthrope sounds more like an ok balanced Race of beastmen.
Give this template Fast Healing 1, DR 5/silver, or something more significant and then it might be a good low-powered template. ~Omen