Half-Giant (3.5e Race)

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Half-Giant[edit]

Personality[edit]

Half-giants, for the most part, retain human sensibilities. They are curious, interested in cooperation and communication, and have a general tendency towards kindness. (Of course there are exceptions.) They are quick to pick up the morals, customs, and habits of the areas in which they settle.

Physical Description[edit]

Half-giants possess the blood of humans and giants. Though closer to human than giants in size, their stature can't be ignored. Half-giants typically stand 7 feet to nearly 8 feet tall and weigh from 250 to 400 pounds, with men noticeably taller and heavier than women. Most half-giants hair and eyes tend to favor the colors of their giant parents, though in duller hues.

Relations[edit]

Most other humanoids are put off by half-giants due to their abnormally large size. In fact, many are first taken for young (if strangely well-groomed) hill giants. Upon getting past their initial trepidation, however, most other humanoids find half-giants of good alignment to be outgoing, kind creatures.

Alignment[edit]

Most half-giants are good-aligned, but all alignments can be found in their ranks.

Lands[edit]

Half-giants recently settled in deepest part of the hot deserts to the south. Of the land they came from, half-giants speak little, other than to say that where they live is similar to where they once toiled.

Religion[edit]

Half-giants, as a rule, have a particular disdain for religion, sometimes going out of their way to speak badly of a deity. It's not that they don't believe in deities, but that they don't believe a deity always has the best interests of it's worshipers at heart. Individual half-giants have enough courtesy and sensibility to keep their observations to themselves when in the company of a good companion with pious inclinations. A few half-giants even take up the cloth themselves.

Language[edit]

Under scoring their human ancestry, half-giants speak Common. Many also learn giant.

Names[edit]

Half-giants have a childhood name and a given name, the latter usually bestowed by friends or by the community in which the half-giant originally grew up. Most half-giant names reflect some aspect of the desert land that the half-giants inhabit, though a few strange place names are also thrown in (apparently remembered from their former homes of long ago).

Male Given Names: Sandking, Dunewalker, Sunharrower, Drywell, Stormrider, Desertstrider, Saltwalker, Raam.

Female Given Names: Oasis, Sandrose, Breath, Goldflower, Sweetwater, Raincaller, Nibenay.

Racial Traits[edit]

Vital Statistics[edit]

Table: Half-Giant Random Starting Ages
Adulthood Simple Moderate Complex
30 years +3d6 +2d6 +4d6
Table: Half-Giant Aging Effects
Middle Age1 Old2 Venerable3 Maximum Age
60 years 80 years 120 years +4d% years
  1. At middle age, −1 to Str, Dex, and Con; +1 to Int, Wis, and Cha.
  2. At old age, −2 to Str, Dex, and Con; +1 to Int, Wis, and Cha.
  3. At venerable age, −3 to Str, Dex, and Con; +1 to Int, Wis, and Cha.
Table: Half-Giant Random Height and Weight
Gender Base Height Height Modifier Base Weight Weight Modifier
Male 6' 4" +2d12 220 lb. × (2d6) lb.
Female 6' 1" +2d12 180 lb. × (2d6) lb.



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