Ogre, Variant (5e Race)

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Physical Description[edit]

DreamWorks Animation's depiction of ogres

Ogres are very large, tall, and fearsome humanoid beasts. Ogres have green skin and tube-like ears that they can use as a trumpet by clasping their nose and sending air through them. This is seen on all Ogres. Ogres have unusual eating and grooming when compared to humans to the point that most find each others' ways strange at best and repulsive at worst. Ogres (particularly males) care little for how they dress, and will only wear things comfortable to them.


Ogres are often treated by others in the same way that Orcs are, but the truth is that Ogres are much more civilized and intelligent. Many fear Ogres as monsters that will grind the bones of others for bread, make soup from freshly peeled skin, shave their liver, and squeeze the jelly from their eyes (actually, it's quite good on toast). There have been many fairytales made about Ogres, depicting them as beasts that are to be feared, but history was shown differently when an Ogre adventurer saved a princess trapped within a tower from a dragon.


The Ogres are seen as considerably intelligent, compared to their Mythological Counterparts, where they were portrayed as being very dimwitted and unintelligent. Ogres are seen to be moderately tamable, as such when they calm down and start their own families. They are very strong and in times of danger Ogres are seen to be witty and tactical. They are even wittier when they band together.

Ogre Names[edit]

Ogre names are similar to those of humans, but are a bit more abstract. They all sound like names you would hear in a fairytale.

Male: Shrek, Brogan, Cookie, Fergus, Farkle, Krekraw

Female: Fiona, Felicia, Gretched

Ogre Traits[edit]

Ability Score Increase. Your Strength score increases by 2 and your Constitution score increases by 1.
Age. Ogres reach maturity at 6 years old and have an average lifespan of 30 years.
Alignment. Ogres are ostracized because of how they look, but share humanity's hatred of Orcs. Their alignment leans towards chaotic and good, but exceptions do exist.
Size. Ogres are between 8 and 12 feet tall. Your size is large.
Speed. Your base walking speed is 35 feet.
Powerful Build. You count as one size larger when determining your carrying capacity and the weight you can push, drag, or lift.
Trumpet-Like Ears. You have the ability to plug your nose and send pressurized air through your ears, creating a trumpet-like noise. You are proficient in this "instrument."
It's Not Ogre, Until I say It's Ogre. When you are reduced to 0 Hit Points, but not killed outright, you can drop to 1 hit point instead. You can’t use this feature again until you finish a Long Rest.
Ogres Are Like Onions. You have thick layers. When you're not wearing armor, your AC is 12 +your Constitution modifier. You can use your natural armor to determine your AC if the armor you wear would leave you with a lower AC. A shield's benefits apply as normal while you use your natural armor.
Do The Roar!. You are proficient in the Intimidation skill.
Languages. You can speak, read, and write Common and one other language of your choice.

Random Height and Weight[edit]

7′ 8″ +4d10 230 lb. × (2d6) lb.

*Height = base height + height modifier
**Weight = base weight + (height modifier × weight modifier)

(one vote)

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