Lesser Firbolg

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The Firbolg are a tall, strong race of humanoids distantly related to Giants.

Average Firbolg easily reach seven feet in height, and are long-limbed and lean compared to Men. Despite their height they are muscular and quite strong. Firbolg have more of an olive or reddish tint to their skin than humans, and tend to be darker. Black hair and eyes are the most common, with lighter variants being rare.

Firbolg Racial Traits

+2 Strength, +2 Wisdom, -2 Intelligence: Lesser Firbolg are strong and intuitive but have little mind for advanced thinking.

Medium: Lesser Firbolg are medium creatures and have no bonuses or penalties due to their size.

Normal Speed: Lesser Firbolg have a base speed of 30 ft

Low-Light Vision: Firbolg can see twice as far as humans in conditions of dim light.

Giant Blood: Firbolg count as giants for any effect related to race.

Keen Senses: Firbolg receive a +2 racial bonus on Perception skill checks.

Wilderness Dweller: Firbolg receive a +2 racial bonus on Survival checks.

Stubborn: Firbolg gain a +2 racial bonus on saves vs enchantment, compulsion and fear.

Ferocity (Ex): A creature with ferocity remains conscious and can continue fighting even if its hit point total is below 0. The creature is still staggered and looses 1 hit point each round. A creature with ferocity still dies when its hit point total reaches a negative amount equal to its Constitution score.

Weapon Familiarity: Firbolg are proficient with throwing axes, handaxes, battle axes, greataxes and javelins and treat any weapon with the word “firbolg” in its name as a martial weapon.

Background Racial Traits

Extended Reach: When wielding a battle axe or greataxe, a firbolg may extend his reach by 5 feet until the end of his round. Doing so gives him a -2 penalty to AC until the beginning of his next turn.

Too Big: Because you are bigger than most of your kind, which are already large to begin with, you count as large sized in regards to the trip, bull rush and drag combat maneuvers. This grants you a +1 size bonus to your CMB and CMD in regards to this maneuvers and determines what size creatures you can use them against and what sized creatures can use them against you.

Powerfully Built: Your hands and muscles are larger than a normal medium creature. When wielding a large sized weapon, you don't take the -2 penalty for it being inappropriately sized. All other restrictions on inappropriately sized weapons still apply.

Racial Weapons

These weapons require the exotic weapons proficiency for everyone except firbolg, who treat them as martial.

Name Cost Dmg (S) Dmg (M) Critical Range Weight Type
Firbolg Axe
25 gp 1d10 1d12 20/x3 -
12 lbs. Slashing
Firbolg Hammer 25 gp 1d8 1d10 20/x3 20 ft. (max 100 ft.) 10 lbs. Bludgeoning

Firbolg Hammer: The "Firbolg Hammer" actually is a thrown weapon, with a range increment of 20 feet and a maxiumum range of 5 increments. The weapon looks similar to the hammer used in the hammer throw in track and field events, that is a large stone attached to a two-foot chain.
Additional Ratings
Balance:
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Utility:
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Clarity:
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