Talk:Giantism (3.5e Trait)

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Heh.[edit]

You finally made this?--FREAKshow 10:02, 12 February 2009 (MST)

Balancing.[edit]

What exactly makes this balanced? -2 Dex seems a bit small penalty. Pharen 12:41, 31 March 2009 (MDT)

Size categories are designed to be balanced (trading off with advantages and disadvantages). If one were to remove the miscellaneous bonuses to Climb, Jump, Survival, and Swim (Intimidate I get, the others not so much) I think this would be fine. -- Jota 14:09, 31 March 2009 (MDT)
Well, My biggest point was the extra +2 for strength and constitution traded off for a -2 dex. I'd just skip the constitution bonus, I think, and remove the skills bonus points you said. It be more balanced that way, right? Pharen 23:15, 31 March 2009 (MDT)
I didn't even see the Con bonus, but yeah, you're probably right. -- Jota 23:33, 31 March 2009 (MDT)
A change in size alone is worth an entire +1LA, this is not acceptable by any standards as a trait, especially given that the drawbacks are ludicrously tiny. Sherdog 21:54, 10 May 2009 (MDT)
This one also increases your base land speed (but that's not a *huge* deal). This is absolutely not okay for level 1. I'd say level 6 minimum. Surgo 21:17, 17 May 2009 (MDT)
This should just be handeled like a permanent Enlarge Person spell. No bonus on constitution, skills and speed. Fou-Lu 21:17, 17 May 2009 (MDT)
I'd this better now. —The preceding unsigned comment was added by Shi38 (talkcontribs) 23:20, 2 January 2010 (MST). Please sign your posts.
Are there any guidelines for how we should handle the increased height/weight? Example, is the character 1 size category larger? Do we say, double the height increment and increase the weight multiplier by 1?

Suggestion for improvement[edit]

(New pending approval)Being larger then normal for your race tends to be unnerving, thus granting you a +2 bonus to Intimidate, however, it also gives you a -4 to Diplomacy and all NPC's have their starting attitude towards you one step lower, two steps lower if they are of your race as you are widely considered a "freak". —The preceding unsigned comment was added by 74.197.84.164 (talkcontribs) . Please sign your posts.

is that in addition to the normal bonus to intimidate for being larger than your opponent? i don't think thats needed. a human with this trait already gets +4 to intimidate vs medium creatures. i don't think a (insert large size creature name) will be any more intimidated by a large human (other than the human isnt taking a -4 on its intimidate from size) --Name Violation 16:04, 16 April 2010 (UTC)

Should this be changed to Gigantism or Acromegaly instead? Just bugs me a little because "giantism" isn't really a proper word. :/

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