Sunday, November 8, 2015

Grippli Charactaerss for Lamentations of the Flame Princess

I've been working on converting several species of monsters to playable races for OSR games. I've got several of them in the works, all in various stages of completion, and I just put the final touches on the Gripplis, who have long been one of my favorite often-overlooked humanoid species.

A couple of quick notes:

  1. This race is designed to work with Lamentations of the Flame Princess, but it should be easy enough to use with most OSR and classic fantasy RPGs, 
  2. I changed the "Bushcraft" skill to "Survival" in my house rules, It pretty much does the same thing, so feel free to just swap out the skill names.
  3. This was designed to exist seperate from the character's class. If you want to run it as a Class in its own right, the information you need has been provided.

Grippli

Description

These small, intelligent, humanoid tree frogs live in primitive societies deep in the forests and marshes of the world.

Physiology

Gripplis stand just over 2 feet tall and have mottled green-and-brown skin.  Grippli hatchlings develop into adults in less than a year. Unless they meet a savage end, they can live 60 years, their skin graying and losing its luster as they age. A grippli stands just over 2 feet in height and weighs 30 pounds.

Society

Most gripplis are primitive hunter gatherers, living on large insects and fish found near their treetop homes, and are unconcerned about events outside their swamps. They hunt giant insects and eat fruits and flowers from their tree homes. They often barter with more advanced creatures for metal and gemstone ornaments.

Adventurers

The rare grippli who leaves the safety of the swamp tends to be a hunter or perhaps an alchemist seeking to trade for metals and gems.

Special Abilities

Ability Score Modifiers

Gripplis are nimble and alert, but spindly: +2 DEX, +2 WIS –2 STR.

Weapons

When playing a Grippli as a class: Spear, Dagger, Short Sword, Short Bow, Sling, Hand Axe, Man Catcher, staff.

Armor

When playing a Grippli as a class: Cloth, Leather, Studded Leather, Shield

Skill Bonuses

Grippli begin with Stealth (2 in 6) and Survival (2 in 6).

These skills increase naturally according to the Race as Class Advancement Table. Simply match the level of your current class with the Grippli class level on the table to determine your currant skill levels.

Languages

Gripplis begin play speaking Common and Grippli. Most Grippli are illiterate in Common, but are literate in the “stick language” of the Gripplis. Their written language consists of large, staff-like sticks that are carved and decorated to record the passing of time and events,

Small

Because they are so small, grippli have a AC bonus of 2 when attacked by creatures greater than human sized.

Swamp Stride

A grippli can move through difficult terrain at its normal speed while within a swamp, bog, marsh, or jungle.

Swim

Gripplis have a swim speed equal rto their ground speed.

Hold Breath

A lizardfolk can hold its breath for a number of rounds equal to four times its Constitution score before it risks drowniung.

Darkvision

Gripplis can see perfectly in the dark up to 60 feet.

Glider

Gripplis' aerodynamic bodies and thick webbing between the toes enable a falling grippli to treat the distance fallen as half the actual distance. The grippli can steer himself while falling, moving horizontally up to a number of feet equal to half the vertical distance fallen. The grippli cannot use this trait if it is wearing heavy armor, is carrying a heavy load, or is unable to react to the fall (such as being helpless).  

Agile Tongue

You have a prehensile tongue with a range of 10 feet.  You can pick up items weighing no more than 5 pounds

Grippli : Race as Class Advancement Table


Saving Throws
Skills
Level
XP
HP
Paral.
Poison
Breath
Device
Magic
Stealth
Survival
1
0
1d6
8
8
13
9
12
(2 in 6)
(2 in 6)
2
2,000
+1d6
6
6
10
7
10
(2 in 6)
(2 in 6)
3
4,000
+1d6
6
6
10
7
10
(2 in 6)
(3 in 6)
4
8,000
+1d6
4
4
`7
5
8
(3in 6)
(3 in 6)
5
16,000
+1d6
4
4
7
5
8
3 in 6)
(4 in 6)
6
32,000
+1d6
2
2
4
3
6
(3in 6)
(54in 6)
7
64,000
+1d6
2
2
4
3
6
(3 in 6)
(5 in 6)
8
128,000
+1d6
2
2
2
2
4
(3 in 6)
(5 in 6)
9
256,000
+1d6
2
2
2
2
4
(4 in 6)
(6 in 6)
10+
+128,000/lvl
+2/lvl
2
2
2
2
4
(4in 6)
(6in 6)


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