Nychans (3.5e Race)

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Nychans are a short-tempered, emotional lot. The term "cold-blooded" is merely a physical characteristic for them.

Physical Description[edit]

Nychans have scaly skin, and long tails, with a hunched posture. Their heads are long, and their teeth are pointy. On each foot they have a long sharp claw. Their hands are long and slender, but remarkably tough, with two fingers and a thumb, making them quite versatile.


Nychans are quick to become friends, and become enemies just as quickly. This annoys most other races, so they are usually looked on with mistrust. Groups that can get past the occasional hot-tempered bloodbath have the capacity to become staunch allies with them.


Despite their tendencies to change their minds rapidly and violently on small things, Nychans are capable of holding the same overall views for the entirety of their lives, making them lawful as easily as chaotic.


Nychans tend to prefer warm or temperate regions. Mountainsides do not agree with them.


Nychans worship forgiving deities. A Nychan that has never needed forgiving is a strange Nychan indeed.


Nychans are not particularly interested in language, so they generally stick with Common.


Nychans make their names by combining ordinary words. The last name is a clan or family name. Some Nychan names: Axehandle Beastflay, Bloodtooth Snortchuckle, Flowersniff Rendflesh, and Killheal Fishdrinker

Racial Traits[edit]

  • +2 Dexterity, −2 Intelligence: Nychans are fast, but they lack in higher mental functions.
  • Humanoid (Reptilian): Nychans have two legs, two arms, and a head. Can you get more humanoid than that?
  • Medium: As a Medium creature, Nychans get no bonuses or penalties based on size.
  • Nychan base land speed is 30 feet. However, when they run or charge they may move an additional 30 feet.
  • Nychans get a +10 bonus to Jump checks.
  • Automatic Languages: Common. Bonus Languages: Elven, Dwarven, Kobold, Draconic, Eastern Corax, Mountain Corax.
  • Favored Class: Barbarian. Nychans are good with mindless rages.

Vital Statistics[edit]

Table: Nychan Random Starting Ages
Adulthood Simple Moderate Complex
12 years +1d4 +2d4 +3d4
Table: Nychan Aging Effects
Middle Age1 Old2 Venerable3 Maximum Age
30 years 40 years 50 years +1d20 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: Nychan Random Height and Weight
Gender Base Height Height Modifier Base Weight Weight Modifier
Male 5' 4" +2d6" 80 lb. × (1d4) lb.
Female 5' 2" +2d6" 80 lb. × (1d4) lb.

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