Talk:Cactii (3.5e Race)

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Plant Type Perhaps[edit]

This appears that it would be better suited as a Plant instead of a Monstrous Humanoid. Hmmm... the author, LordOtaku looks to have been inactive for a year almost. Would anyone have any objections to this change to Plant Type? Perhaps I should look over some of this author's other works...--Ganteka 00:36, 28 April 2009 (MDT)

Keep in mind that the Plant typing confers immunity to criticals, mind-affecting abilities, and various status ailments. Not that it necessarily matters in the long run considering that Third Eye Conceals and Fortification enhancements exist. Eh, why not? They were straddling the line with their immunities anyway. I was thinking of downgrading their fire weakness to vulnerability to fire and giving them a language that mimics the speak with plants spell (replacing the 1/day spell-like), similar to how the forest gnome can speak with forest animals all the time (and may or may not have +2 Charisma...). Finfreeze 14:42, 7 May 2009 (MDT)
I'm thinking, add the Plant type (since there are very few homebrew plant races and it appears mostly modeled after plants already), but take a page from Warforged and trim back a few of the Plant type features (since the type does say "unless otherwise noted in a creature’s entry"). Remove immunity to critical hits, add light fortification. The vulnerability to fire should be in there too. speak with plants at will might be a bit much. 3/day would be better balanced for LA0. The "Simple Language that allows communication with other plant creatures" sorta thing would probably be best. The animate plants bit (as a Level 7 spell) could probably stand to be trimmed entirely, being unnecessary to the flavor of the race, and only adds to an LA we need to avoid. Trim the caster level back to just "equal to character level" instead as well. Infact, just scrap the spells altogether. Though, If I did keep it...
Eh, I'm just gonna make the changes. So yeah, anybody speak up? Better? Worse? --Ganteka 19:01, 7 May 2009 (MDT)
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