Username:    Password:      Remember me       
Great White Games/Pinnacle Entertainment Group Forum Index Great White Games/Pinnacle Entertainment Group
Discussion Forum for PEG/GWG
 
 FAQFAQ   SearchSearch   MemberlistMemberlist   UsergroupsUsergroups   RegisterRegister 
 ProfileProfile   Log in to check your private messagesLog in to check your private messages   Log inLog in 

Help with conver

 
Post new topic   Reply to topic    Great White Games/Pinnacle Entertainment Group Forum Index -> SW Home-brew Settings & Conversions
View previous topic :: View next topic  
Author Message
samuraicrab
Seasoned


Joined: 22 Jun 2012
Posts: 164
Location: Pawtucket,RI

PostPosted: Wed Aug 22, 2012 1:38 pm    Post subject: Help with conver Reply with quote

http://www.rpgnow.com/product/28822/Five-Free-Races?term=five+free+races&it=1

Dalnoy - This reclusive, artistic race of giant spiders lives in peace and harmony with fey and other sylvan races. (The first bonus race for the upcoming Races of Evernor III)

I want to convert the Dalnoy from DnD3.0 to savage worlds. So how would it work?
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message MSN Messenger
ValhallaGH
Legendary


Joined: 25 Apr 2010
Posts: 6212

PostPosted: Wed Aug 22, 2012 3:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Size -1 (-2): at less than 80 pounds they're no larger than a dog.
Wall Walker (+1): Climb at Pace on most surfaces.
Bite (+1): Str+d6 damage. Count as Armed, no minimum strength.
Poison (+2): Anyone bitten and shaken or worse must roll Vigor or be paralyzed for 2d6 rounds.
Exoskeleton (+0): Armor 1 in all locations, but cannot wear armor. Equivalent to studded leather - which is what the source has.
Total: +2 race.

I'd then make a few new edges available.
Thick Exoskeleton: Increase the armor bonus by +2.
Multi-minded: Can use a second pair of arms simultaneously.
Potent Venom: Vigor rolls to resist the poison are at -2.
_________________
"Got a problem? I've got the solution: Rocket Launcher."
"Not against a Servitor."
"... We're all gonna die."
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
samuraicrab
Seasoned


Joined: 22 Jun 2012
Posts: 164
Location: Pawtucket,RI

PostPosted: Thu Aug 23, 2012 4:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Whsat about their 'webbing' ability? A Racial power using stun?
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message MSN Messenger
ValhallaGH
Legendary


Joined: 25 Apr 2010
Posts: 6212

PostPosted: Thu Aug 23, 2012 6:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Entangle, not Stun. Though I'm fine with requiring an Edge to make it a combat ability; which is what I had meant to include in my previous post. A once / day DC 12+Cha Web spell does not seem like a function of biology - it's racial magic added onto one of the most mary-sue races I've seen on RPGNow.
Make it a racial power edge (kind of like AB: Superpowers but only for Entangle, using one of Agility, Shooting, or Throwing for the "arcane skill", and fewer power points that only work for the web; or it can use No Power Points to prevent it from being confused with an actual Arcane Background).
_________________
"Got a problem? I've got the solution: Rocket Launcher."
"Not against a Servitor."
"... We're all gonna die."
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Gammon23
Novice


Joined: 22 Jan 2012
Posts: 80

PostPosted: Fri Aug 24, 2012 8:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

You could always look at the stats for spider men in Slipstream as a template.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
ValhallaGH
Legendary


Joined: 25 Apr 2010
Posts: 6212

PostPosted: Fri Aug 24, 2012 11:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The Arachneans are not meant to be playable. I do like their web ability, though; good suggestion!
_________________
"Got a problem? I've got the solution: Rocket Launcher."
"Not against a Servitor."
"... We're all gonna die."
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
samuraicrab
Seasoned


Joined: 22 Jun 2012
Posts: 164
Location: Pawtucket,RI

PostPosted: Sat Aug 25, 2012 8:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I also think their webbing ability works.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message MSN Messenger
Zadmar
Legendary


Joined: 10 Nov 2010
Posts: 2232
Location: Munich

PostPosted: Sun Aug 26, 2012 7:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The Fantasy Companion has a +2 racial ability called "racial power", which gives you a single power and 5 PP to use with it (the power and PP are entirely separate from any other AB or power edges you might have). As a physical ability it would use Vigor as the arcane skill. You could use that with Entangle to represent the web ability.

The Dalnoy should probably also have Low Light Vision (+1).

For their "mild poison", perhaps reduce the price of the racial ability to +1, and give it a duration of d4 rounds and/or a +1 bonus to the Vigor roll?

I'd be tempted to give them Outsider if it wasn't for their Charisma bonus. Perhaps Distinctive Appearance (minor hindrance from NE) would be more appropriate? No Charisma penalty, but they stand out in a crowd and may have difficulty in social situations.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
samuraicrab
Seasoned


Joined: 22 Jun 2012
Posts: 164
Location: Pawtucket,RI

PostPosted: Sun Aug 26, 2012 11:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

So far no one wants to be a giant spider. I know it is hard to belive. I guess I'll have to use dalnoy npcs for now.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message MSN Messenger
samuraicrab
Seasoned


Joined: 22 Jun 2012
Posts: 164
Location: Pawtucket,RI

PostPosted: Sun Sep 09, 2012 9:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

So what savage setting do you picture these guys in?
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message MSN Messenger
Display posts from previous:   
Post new topic   Reply to topic    Great White Games/Pinnacle Entertainment Group Forum Index -> SW Home-brew Settings & Conversions All times are GMT - 5 Hours
Page 1 of 1

 
Jump to:  
You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum