Saturday, June 20, 2015

have a great summer

Aarakocra are too hard to say, too hard to spell, and bird people don't do it for me, generally. I do like that they have one, primary ability that's really good instead of a smattering of smaller talents that are easy to forget and/or hard to track. So it's time to reskin them.

Yaga, a race for Type V D&D

from spirited away
A yaga is something like an elf, something like an ogre. They are flying witch-people, known for making their homes in the remotest and most inhospitable places: swamps, glaciers, mountainsides. The traditionalists among them are ritual cannibals, grinding the bones of their enemies to leaven their bread and seasoning soup with their marrow.

The yaga are children of monstrosity, and few look similar. They can be shorter than 4 feet or taller than 6; some are hunched and clawed while others look quite human. All have vestigial wings, though the more modern ones conceal them under their clothes.

from howl's moving castle
Yaga from the motherland favor warlocks over wizards and druids over clerics, preferring the Old Powers of the earth to unreliable novelties like literacy and organized religion (though obviously you can pick any class you want). Their couriers are the best in the business.
  • Ability Score Increase: Your Constitution, Charisma, and Wisdom each increase by 1
  • Age: Yaga live as long as elves, but they don't stop aging. The eldest of the yaga look like living bog mummies.
  • Alignment: ????
  • Size: Medium. The yaga vary greatly in size and shape. Some are small and stooped, others are towering and bestial, some nearly look human.
    • Base height: 3'8"
    • Height Modifier: +d30
    • Base Weight: 65 lb.
    • Weight modifier: ×2d6
  • Speed: Your base walking speed in 25 ft
  • Flight: You have a base flying speed of 50 ft. You can't fly if you are wearing medium or heavy armor. This isn't some Magneto levitation shit, though--sharp turns and hovering in place are tough.You can't cast spells or make attacks while flying.
  • Witchery: You can cast the Prestidigitation cantrip
    • Language: You know Common/English and Mance, the language of witches
    from odin sphere
    from legend of zelda: windwaker

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