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    65 KB Anonymous 01/25/11(Tue)15:01 No.13655305  
    So /tg/, how would you create a pangolin race for your favorite FRPG?
    >> Anonymous 01/25/11(Tue)15:11 No.13655400
    >> sage Anonymous 01/25/11(Tue)15:12 No.13655404
    Only if there's already a halfcheeseling - a product of copulation between humans and cheese.
    >> Anonymous 01/25/11(Tue)15:12 No.13655410
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    Whats a pangolin?
    >> Anonymous 01/25/11(Tue)15:13 No.13655414
    ...but you just made them...

    i dont understand what you are asking?
    >> Anonymous 01/25/11(Tue)15:13 No.13655416
    Kobolds. Done.
    >> Anonymous 01/25/11(Tue)15:15 No.13655438
    Is that a fucking Pangolin?

    That's a fucking Pangolin.

    How would I create a pangolin race? Clearly, they would be the wise sages of the world.
    >> Anonymous 01/25/11(Tue)15:15 No.13655440
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    >> Anonymous 01/25/11(Tue)15:15 No.13655448
    Owl bear mixed with bulette. Even that doesn't quite cut it.
    >> Anonymous 01/25/11(Tue)15:17 No.13655472
    They wouldn't be too good at making armor, because they already have a great natural sort. Instead, all throughout their history, they never had to worry about direct personal attack on each other due to this armor. This has made them a wise people, having had time to develop without threat of violence.

    It's also made them really fucking good at assassinations, because the only way to get around that ramor is if they're not expecting it...
    >> Anonymous 01/25/11(Tue)15:17 No.13655475
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    >doesn't know what a Pangolin is
    >> Anonymous 01/25/11(Tue)15:26 No.13655545
    I actually did.

    I made a huge semi-domesticated version called Pangoloths. They were these big, slow monsters that pulled the caravans of a nomadic race called the Yesmi. They were hand-reared, extremely loyal and could tear solid rock apart with their claws - but really actually pretty terrible in a fight. Pangoloths just basically went straight into ball form at the sight of possible violence. Those big claws? For breaking apart anthills. (Giant mutant ants the size of house cats)
    >> Anonymous 01/25/11(Tue)15:26 No.13655549

    Con -2, Cha +2
    Favored Class: Bard

    Halfcheeselings are a sentient race of humanoid cheese, born from the union of a human and cheese golem. As half-cheese, they are known for being exceedingly delicious and are the favorite prey of a number of goblinoids. More civilized races attempt to treat halfcheeselings with the dignity of a civilized race, but are disturbed by their custom of eating their dead. To a halfcheeseling, ritual cannibalism is a way to preserve the memories of those long past. It also makes a really good dip.

    Halfcheeselings make poor fighters due to their soft exterior, however they exude a delicious scent that attracts other races. Halfcheeselings receive a +4 bonus to Profession: Chef, and French as a bonus language.
    >> Anonymous 01/25/11(Tue)15:29 No.13655577
    What is this from?
    >> Anonymous 01/25/11(Tue)15:31 No.13655598
    MM3 3.5
    >> Anonymous 01/25/11(Tue)15:32 No.13655619
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    you mean, like this?
    >> Anonymous 01/25/11(Tue)15:33 No.13655633
    Where can I buy that thing and how much does it cost?
    >> Anonymous 01/25/11(Tue)15:33 No.13655634
    They're called Armands
    >> Anonymous 01/25/11(Tue)15:34 No.13655640
    “A pangolin, also scaly anteater or Tenggiling, is a mammal of the order Pholidota. Pangolins have large keratin scales covering their skin and are the only mammals with this adaptation. They are found in tropical regions of Africa and Asia. Pangolins are nocturnal animals, and use their well-developed sense of smell to find insects. Pangolins spend most of the daytime sleeping, curled up into a ball. The physical appearance of pangolins is marked by large, hardened, plate-like scales. It can curl up into a ball when threatened, with its overlapping scales acting as armor and its face tucked under its tail. The scales are razor-sharp, providing extra defense. Pangolins can also emit a noxious smelling acid from glands near the anus, similar to the spray of a skunk. Some species, such as the Tree Pangolin, use their strong tails to hang from tree branches and strip away bark from the trunk, exposing insect nests inside.”
    So… kind of like tropical dwelling armored short people? They’re not front line fighters for sure, but they’d probably have some kind of dwarven defender like class that plays on their natural armoring. Or maybe something that tries to wrestle its enemies to death? Aside from that they’d make for decent Halfling replacements for when you want to break out a setting for brown islander elves.
    >> Anonymous 01/25/11(Tue)15:35 No.13655649
    “The tongues of pangolins are extremely elongated and extend into the abdominal cavity. Large pangolins can extend their tongues as much as 16 inches, with a diameter of only 1/4 inch. Pangolins lack teeth and the ability to chew. Instead, they tear open anthills or termite mounds with their powerful front claws and probe deep into them with their very long tongues. Pangolins have glands in their chests to lubricate the tongue with sticky, ant-catching saliva.”

    >I‘m seeing the potential for a lot of tongue based feats, kind of how the Tieflings got feats for their tailparts. They’ve got claws that hamper their manual dexterity, so most of their fine manipulation is likely tongue based.

    “In pangolins, the section of the brain that relates to problem solving is highly developed. Although their problem solving ability is primarily used to find food in obscure locations, when kept in captivity pangolins are remarkable escape artists.”

    >Favored Class: Rouge. Play a pangolin; pick locks with your tongue.
    >> Anonymous 01/25/11(Tue)15:37 No.13655663


    Though there's a few other places. It's imported, so that adds a bit, but you can find them in Florida places for around $150.

    They're made of recycled tubes from trucks and the rubber shell is durable as hell. Water-tight exterior and water resistant interior, pretty noice.
    >> Anonymous 01/25/11(Tue)15:37 No.13655666
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    Did someone say Pangolins?
    >> Anonymous 01/25/11(Tue)15:41 No.13655696

    >tounge based feats
    >Favoured Class: Rogue

    Surely a Bard knows best how to put their tounge to good use? Nudge nudge wink wink imtalkingaboutcunnilingus
    >> Anonymous 01/25/11(Tue)15:42 No.13655714
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    Ahh, Pangolins. Nature's cutest tanks.
    >> Anonymous 01/25/11(Tue)15:52 No.13655809
    Sure, you could do that. I like the image of a pangolin bard cradling a lute gently between its oversized clawed hands, nimbly plucking at the strings with its tongue.
    >> Ted 01/25/11(Tue)15:54 No.13655822
    I hate LA +1.
    >> Anonymous 01/25/11(Tue)16:04 No.13655907
    I'm picturing Yoshi's ass-ugly cousin.
    >> Anonymous 01/25/11(Tue)16:09 No.13655960

    I need a new idea for a race

    I know

    What if I took Yoshi and covered him in razor blades
    >> Anonymous 01/25/11(Tue)16:09 No.13655962
    Pangoloths sound AWESOME! Do you have the stats?
    >> Anonymous 01/25/11(Tue)16:13 No.13655999
    we'd need to remove the "sticky" part of things, to avoid problems.
    >> Anonymous 01/25/11(Tue)16:26 No.13656105

    No, I never statted them up. Use them if you want, though.

    Like I say, they're basically slow, armoured horses.
    >> Anonymous 01/25/11(Tue)16:31 No.13656149
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    I like the sound of that.
    >> Anonymous 01/25/11(Tue)16:31 No.13656154

    No problem - they have have voluntary control over that sticky gland. Otherwise their tounge is fine for fine motor stuff.
    >> Anonymous 01/25/11(Tue)16:39 No.13656224
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    >> Anonymous 01/25/11(Tue)16:56 No.13656409
    Fuck yeah Pangolins.

    Let's make this happen /tg/.
    >> Anonymous 01/25/11(Tue)17:14 No.13656579
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    From Concession, the worst webcomic ever
    >> Anonymous 01/25/11(Tue)17:38 No.13656843
    >Pangolin-man rogue lockpicking with his tongue

    Awesome. But I imagine eventually one would grow to hate the taste.
    >> Anonymous 01/25/11(Tue)17:43 No.13656889

    Imagine if the lock was TRAPPED!
    >> Anonymous 01/25/11(Tue)17:49 No.13656937
    "Problem, Garneth? I thought you said that you were one of the best thieves around..."

    "It'th a muthafuthing fweethe twap!"
    >> Anonymous 01/25/11(Tue)17:50 No.13656951
    Well, I'd say Small-sized. +2 Con, +2 Wis, -2 Cha, -2 Dex, perhaps? Give them a +1 Natural Armour bonus. A very peaceful race, heavy on fortifications. A tendency towards Fighters, Druids, Shamans, Alchemists and Clerics, perhaps?
    >> Anonymous 01/25/11(Tue)17:53 No.13656979
    switch con bonus and dex neg.
    >> Anonymous 01/25/11(Tue)17:53 No.13656990
    this. they are nimble, underneath that armor they are squishy
    >> Anonymous 01/25/11(Tue)18:00 No.13657075

    I really don't see that. They have claw fingers and they get around their problems with armour. A dex penalty and con bonus makes way more sense than the reverse.
    >> Anonymous 01/25/11(Tue)18:04 No.13657119
    they are small mammals (-CON), and masters of escape (+DEX)
    >> Anonymous 01/25/11(Tue)18:05 No.13657128
    im not sure i see the connection between armor plating and a con bonus. dont they get natural armor?
    >> Anonymous 01/25/11(Tue)18:14 No.13657232
    >masters of escape
    I thought pangolins were rather slow, actually. If they were fast like a mouse, they wouldn't need a suit of armour.
    >> Anonymous 01/25/11(Tue)18:17 No.13657277
    nobody said they were fast, just dextrous.

    captive pangolins are masters of escape. is there an echo in here?
    >> Anonymous 01/25/11(Tue)18:18 No.13657291

    They don't evade their predators, they curl up into a ball and use their armour until they go away. A man-sized (or hobbit-sized) pangolin would follow the same principle - that is, outLASTING their opponents rather than outRUNNING it.

    Also, CLUMSY CLAW FINGERS and OPERATE FINE MACHINERY USING THEIR TOUNGE. How does that equate "high dex" to you?
    >> Anonymous 01/25/11(Tue)18:20 No.13657322
    The tongues would be prehensile but they would not have fine manipulation.
    >> Anonymous 01/25/11(Tue)18:21 No.13657338
    easy killer, no need to get bent out of shape.
    they operate shit with their tongue because they arent bipedal. we are statting a bipedal creature based off a curious, problem solving armored raccoon. dig? these are not armadillos
    >> Anonymous 01/25/11(Tue)18:23 No.13657352
    as for outlasting, armor is for deflecting damage, not absorbing it. hence, low con.
    >> Anonymous 01/25/11(Tue)18:25 No.13657390


    >> Anonymous 01/25/11(Tue)18:26 No.13657400
    Yeah. If I was going to do pangolins they'd be big, strong, slow, ponderous, mostly placid, patient, hard workers. Most are suited to manual labour jobs but they are fairly intelligent so some become scholars.

    Natural AC bonus.

    maybe +CON, maybe bonuses to endurance.

    As a twist you could give them +INT and make them naturally adept magic users and scholars, but it wouldn't be a particularly optimal race/class combo.
    >> Anonymous 01/25/11(Tue)18:27 No.13657417
    >optimal race/class combo
    and like that, the thread was over.
    >> Anonymous 01/25/11(Tue)18:27 No.13657424

    Pangolins use claws to tear anthills apart, that's about it. A sentient were-golin? Sure, they probably have some decently passable fingers but..
    >> Anonymous 01/25/11(Tue)18:29 No.13657446
    if these creatures have society, it stands to reason they are somehow able to use tools and weapons besides a tongue. one could argue that all clawed races should recieve dex penalties, but that person is a jackass.
    >> Anonymous 01/25/11(Tue)18:30 No.13657462

    Oh they can use WEAPONS in their hands. No-one was saying they couldn't hold a sword. The point was that the claws would impede FINE motor skills like lockpicking and hence the Dex penalty.
    >> Anonymous 01/25/11(Tue)18:33 No.13657484
    They should be able to use tools, just clumsily.
    Name me some other races whose hands are shovel-like claws.
    >> Anonymous 01/25/11(Tue)18:33 No.13657486

    Wait until you get to the tongue action.
    >> Anonymous 01/25/11(Tue)18:33 No.13657490

    Excellent work.

    The claws of a pangolin are not small ones like a dog or cat, they are big, like blunted knives. Not exactly good for detail-work. Like trying to write your name on a check while wearing heavy welding gloves.

    Therefore, they would be able to manage rougher stuff by hand, but for finer maneuvers, their nimble tongues would be preferred.
    >> Anonymous 01/25/11(Tue)18:36 No.13657521
    A Pangolin Monk would actually be pretty fun. His fists are made of armour and knives! He needs no pansy "swords"!
    >> Anonymous 01/25/11(Tue)18:37 No.13657540

    >they operate shit with their tongue because they arent bipedal.

    Uh, pangolins ARE bipedal.

    They tuck their claws up to their chests and walk around on their hind legs with their tails balancing them.
    >> Anonymous 01/25/11(Tue)18:41 No.13657581
    those are kangaroos.
    >> Anonymous 01/25/11(Tue)18:43 No.13657599
    cool vid.
    >> Anonymous 01/25/11(Tue)18:45 No.13657616

    fucking yes, I have been looking for that video forever.
    >> Anonymous 01/25/11(Tue)18:48 No.13657635
    They are masters of escape because they are very smart for an animal and have unusually good problem solving.

    Just think about what would happen if you put a genius and a really dextrous idiot in a locked room. The genius would be able to think up some way to pick the locks using paperclips or pencils or whatever. The idiot might be really good with a set of lockpicks, but they won't think to twist a crude lockpick out of some wire lying around.

    This race should either get +wis or +int. Not +dex.
    >> Anonymous 01/25/11(Tue)18:48 No.13657639
    >the scales on the tail can also be used as blades to strike at attackers
    FUCK YEAH though I can't really see it. Maybe if they're threatened in their burrow?
    >> Anonymous 01/25/11(Tue)18:49 No.13657646
    >> Anonymous 01/25/11(Tue)18:50 No.13657653

    They can slide the scales back and forth, and the scales are sharp. If you're touching their back they can basically grind/grate the shit out of you if they don't like it.
    >> Anonymous 01/25/11(Tue)18:51 No.13657658
    You are now aware Pangolin-men would be in an eternal holy war with spiny anteater-men and echidna-men.
    >> Anonymous 01/25/11(Tue)18:52 No.13657666
    >sentient chainsaws
    This is the best thing ever.
    >> Anonymous 01/25/11(Tue)18:53 No.13657676

    Try "my skin is MADE OF SANDPAPER"
    >> Anonymous 01/25/11(Tue)18:54 No.13657683
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    >You are now aware Pangolin-men would be in an eternal holy war with delicious giant ants
    >> Anonymous 01/25/11(Tue)18:54 No.13657692
    Nah, that's sharks you're thinking of, this is a step above.
    >> Anonymous 01/25/11(Tue)18:55 No.13657700

    It's not a sandpaper thing. It actually slices, not scrapes.

    Probably something more like a sentient, oversized cheese grater than a chainsaw though.
    >> Anonymous 01/25/11(Tue)18:56 No.13657703
    You forgot Aardvark-men.

    You are now imagining a setting in which all of the sentient races feed on ant.
    >> Anonymous 01/25/11(Tue)18:56 No.13657708
    >>13657658 echidna-men

    They throw their wives eggs at attackers and any eggs which survive the onslaught are hatched into echidna warriors
    >> Anonymous 01/25/11(Tue)18:57 No.13657714

    isn't there a D&D race that's basically humanoid ant?
    >> Anonymous 01/25/11(Tue)18:58 No.13657728
    If so then I think I have the best campaign idea.
    >> Anonymous 01/25/11(Tue)19:00 No.13657742
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    >> Anonymous 01/25/11(Tue)19:05 No.13657790

    Oh man, there needs to be this tribe of Pangolin barbarians trolling the shit out of the Formians
    >> Anonymous 01/25/11(Tue)19:05 No.13657792
    >> Anonymous 01/25/11(Tue)19:06 No.13657803
    I thought "anteater" and "aardvark" were synonyms, not different species...
    >> Anonymous 01/25/11(Tue)19:09 No.13657821
    You learn something new every day.

    >Anteaters are the four mammal species of the suborder Vermilingua

    The Aardvark (Orycteropus afer) ... is the only living species of the order Tubulidentata
    >> Anonymous 01/25/11(Tue)19:11 No.13657843
    >super-long tongue

    inb4 pangolinman erotica
    >> Anonymous 01/25/11(Tue)19:16 No.13657875
    we need a cooler name for this race than "pangolinman".
    >> Anonymous 01/25/11(Tue)19:18 No.13657895

    We had pangoloths, but I used that as a massive oxen-like beast. Smaller, puppy-like ones were called Pangolids, which I guess could work for people.
    >> Anonymous 01/25/11(Tue)19:20 No.13657913
    Pangolalians and the 'lalian' bit is overpronounced with tongue.
    >> Anonymous 01/25/11(Tue)19:21 No.13657934
    >> Magus O'Grady 01/25/11(Tue)19:23 No.13657947
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    Wow, this idea is really taking off. I'll post the poorly-organized text from the txt file I've been using as my note-seed.

    I dislike the 'barking dog-demons' interpretation of Kobolds in Second edition and the 'draconic repto-goblins' of the 3.x systems.

    I fluff them as advanced Pangolins. Hard-scaled mammals with acidic stink-glands similar to a skunk and powerful burrowing claws. Good at climbing and digging. Rudimentary agricultural society, mostly tribal, but with a keen eye towards defensive fortifications. They drag their knuckles when they walk, but possess very hard claws (natural attacks).

    They inhabit temperate zones. They're mound-builders. Their burrowing lends them towards fortified villages, usually surrounded by an earthen bulwark and topped with a palisade. Their religion (that I've created for them) is a crude system of ancestor and spirit worship with no true 'gods' per se. They get extremely offended if any of their ancestral burial grounds are disturbed in any way. Agriculturally, they're mostly foragers, but many have taken to cultivating small bug-farms (they are small sized, and like their unevolved kin, they get a great deal of protein from eating insects) inside sealed underground burrows. Tool use is minimal, since their claws serve as tools and weapons. they have no melee weapons besides claws, but they've developed crude throwing axes for ranged combat. They carve wood easily with their claws, especially when hollowing out a log to use as a canoe. They have yet to master domesticating animals on a large scale. Isolationist, they rarely raid unless provoked, though hunting parties will harass anyone trespassing at a grave site.
    >> Magus O'Grady 01/25/11(Tue)19:31 No.13658034
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    Pangolins are arboreal mammals characterized by diamond-shaped plates of horn coating their bodies. They tend to curl up into a ball when threatened, like a hedgehog. They have strong claws on their forelegs which they use to dig for grubs and excavate burrows. Their foreclaws are so long that they tend to walk on their 'knuckles'. They possess strong acidic musk-spraying glands, like a badger, but not as strong as a skunk's. Their long tails are useful for hanging from tree limbs, balancing, and acting as a shield when curled up (the tail covers the underbelly and face). Many people consider them adorable.
    >> Anonymous 01/25/11(Tue)19:31 No.13658036
    >> Anonymous 01/25/11(Tue)19:31 No.13658041


    Could work, I suppose.

    >> Anonymous 01/25/11(Tue)19:33 No.13658062

    Pang could work if you go for the above interpretation of the pangolins as kobold-like savages. It's short, seems believable as a name.
    >> Anonymous 01/25/11(Tue)19:41 No.13658111
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    >> Anonymous 01/25/11(Tue)19:43 No.13658124
    Don't like the idea of them being a cut-and-paste replacement for kobolds, but the rest is awesome.
    >> Anonymous 01/25/11(Tue)19:48 No.13658177
    In an unrelated event, I once had a party wipe from them fighting dire pangolins. The lesson: never trust homebrewed monsters from the internet... However as DM, I was thoroughly amused. DIRE. PANGOLINS.
    >> Anonymous 01/25/11(Tue)19:52 No.13658211

    War Pangolins would be the shit. Just roll them over infantry, have them TEAR THE FUCK out of siege towers and fortifications with MASSIVE CLAWS
    >> Magus O'Grady 01/25/11(Tue)19:54 No.13658238
    they're not a naturally aggressive animal. You'd really have to rile the up to get them to do anything but curl up and wait for the fighting to pass.
    >> Anonymous 01/25/11(Tue)19:55 No.13658249

    Scale them up to like twenty feet in length. Something that big could probably be trained.
    >> Magus O'Grady 01/25/11(Tue)20:02 No.13658353
    maybe, but you're fighting its instincts at this point. It'd be better to use it as a construction engine, carving ditches and ramparts, or as a mobile bunker to hide behind. Training is easiest when it exploits the animal's natural instincts. You want to siege a castle? Dire rats. They'll chew through stone and concrete easily if they think there's food inside. Need to clear out a large number of troops? Dire skunk. Pangolins are far too passive for siege work.
    >> Anonymous 01/25/11(Tue)20:11 No.13658489

    Pangolins tear apart solid rock to get at delicious ants. I don't see how using Pavlovian (more like Pangovian lol) conditioning for a giant Pangoloth to equate "fortress" with "giant ant hill" and "delicious trainer-given treats" with "delicious ants" is that much of a stretch.
    >> Anonymous 01/25/11(Tue)20:13 No.13658500
    Well how big are we talking about here? A sufficiently large pangolin would see humans as food.
    >> Anonymous 01/25/11(Tue)20:20 No.13658579

    It would have to be truly massive for that - pangolins are about the size of large house cats (I think - maybe closer to medium dogs) and they have tiny mouths.

    A pangolin the size of an elephant would maybe eat mice, to give you a comparison.
    >> Magus O'Grady 01/25/11(Tue)20:20 No.13658582
    true enough. True enough.
    >> Anonymous 01/25/11(Tue)20:25 No.13658658
    You think they could digest something with an internal skeleton?

    Also I thought we were talking about a playable race rather than war-beasts and beasts of burden, no?
    >> Anonymous 01/25/11(Tue)20:29 No.13658699
    we were talking about playables. someone got sidetracked.
    >> Anonymous 01/25/11(Tue)20:31 No.13658723
    /tg/... I love you. I just found this thread and gave it a quick read.

    In light of the argument about Dex penalties... what if we wrote 4e stats for now?
    >> Anonymous 01/25/11(Tue)20:31 No.13658724

    Maybe? They digest things with external skeletons.

    And yeah, but I thought the whole "tearing shit up" thing pangos have going for them could be applied to siege warfare and that would involve scaling them up to beasts.

    Also, when I had pangoloths in my homebrew fantasy, they were about the size of oxen
    >> Anonymous 01/25/11(Tue)20:55 No.13658976
    >> Anonymous 01/25/11(Tue)20:57 No.13659002
    >>13658723 here again

    I made some 4e stats. They could certainly use some thorough editing, but hey, it's a starting point.


    Average Height: 5’ 0” -5’ 6”
    Average Weight: 120-160 lbs

    Ability Scores: +2 Constitution, +2 Wisdom or Strength
    Size: Medium
    Speed: 6 squares
    Vision: Normal

    Languages: Common, choice of one other
    Skill Bonuses: +2 Diplomacy, +2 Endurance
    Natural Armor: You gain a +2 racial bonus to AC.
    Clawed Hands: When making an unarmed attack, you gain a +1 racial bonus to the attack and damage rolls.
    Defense Curl: You gain the Defense Curl racial power.

    Defense Curl
    Encounter Minor Action Personal
    Effect: You curl up into a ball, hiding your vulnerable areas from attack. You gain a +5 to all defenses until the end of your next turn. You cannot take any actions while curled up.
    >> Anonymous 01/25/11(Tue)21:00 No.13659029
    omg my first thread to get 100+ posts
    >> Anonymous 01/25/11(Tue)21:04 No.13659068
    Pangolin Scales are made of Keratin, the same stuff that Nails are made of. Its relatively hard, but by no means impenetrable. You guys seem to be exaggerating their protective qualities.
    >> Anonymous 01/25/11(Tue)21:04 No.13659071
    Archival NEEDED.
    >> Anonymous 01/25/11(Tue)21:05 No.13659088
    this is /tg/

    EVERYTHING is exaggerated in some way
    >> Anonymous 01/25/11(Tue)21:07 No.13659094
    That's also the stuff turtle and tortoise shells are made of.
    >> Anonymous 01/25/11(Tue)21:09 No.13659112
    There's already a pangolin race in D&D.

    They're called dragonborn.
    >> Anonymous 01/25/11(Tue)21:11 No.13659130
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    >> Anonymous 01/25/11(Tue)21:11 No.13659139
    elaborating on >>13659088
    I mean there's already plenty of exaggeration of their tongue's prehensile qualities (or lack thereof).

    And really we're exaggerating plenty of pangolin traits into making this race.

    That's like saying "Pangolin brains are rather small. You guys are exaggerating their sentience." This is fantasy we're talking about. Their scales should be equal to or better than that of various reptilian races.
    >> Anonymous 01/25/11(Tue)21:12 No.13659148
    They have scales and tits at the same time. It's a reasonable assumption.
    >> Anonymous 01/25/11(Tue)21:13 No.13659154

    >> Anonymous 01/25/11(Tue)21:15 No.13659179

    by that logic plyatpie are part duck.

    and birds and flys are closly related.
    >> Anonymous 01/25/11(Tue)21:16 No.13659184
    Platypus. Now THERE'S a good animal to turn into a PC race.

    Did you know that the males have venomous spurs on their back feet?
    >> Anonymous 01/25/11(Tue)21:18 No.13659205


    and the phrase and wikipedia I was looking for was, Convergent Evolution.

    Also, insects are crazy little fuckers.
    >> Anonymous 01/25/11(Tue)21:19 No.13659213
    We're talking D&D, man.

    In a world where owlbears exist, a platypus is obviously what spawns where the Elemental Planes of Duck, Beaver and Australia intersect.
    >> Anonymous 01/25/11(Tue)21:29 No.13659329
    >Elemental plane of Beaver
    Would be awesome if they weren't talking about the animal.

    >Elemental plane of Australia
    Oh god we're all going to die.
    >> Anonymous 01/25/11(Tue)21:40 No.13659447
    The Elemental Plane of Australia is the Tenth Hell, and the 667th level of the Abyss; the only thing the demons and devils ever agreed on during the Blood War was that neither of them wanted to risk invading it. It's rumored that Sigil isn't a cage meant to keep the Lady of Pain in; it's a cage she built to keep Australia out. The last time it was coterminous with the Forgotten Realms, the Spellplague happened; the last time it was coterminous with Eberron the Mournland appeared.

    The Elemental Plane of Australia is not to be fucked with.
    >> Anonymous 01/25/11(Tue)22:14 No.13659835
    While we're talking about Australia, I once designed a 3.5 race of Aborigine-esque Chameleon men (Wati-Kutjara)...

    I can post if anyone's interested.
    >> Anonymous 01/25/11(Tue)22:19 No.13659879
    Consider this post a sign of interest.
    >> Anonymous 01/25/11(Tue)22:22 No.13659913
    Pangolin VS Armadillo?
    >> Anonymous 01/25/11(Tue)22:27 No.13659968
    But armadillo seem kind of bland in comparison. Eating contest perhaps?
    >> Anonymous 01/25/11(Tue)22:33 No.13660031
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    >> Anonymous 01/25/11(Tue)22:35 No.13660050
    /r/ a pangolin bard playing a [spoiler]mandolin[/spoiler]
    >> Anonymous 01/25/11(Tue)22:45 No.13660158
    Armadillos spread leprosy to Texans, so they aren't all bad.
    >> Anonymous 01/25/11(Tue)22:48 No.13660174
    Fucking Shell-rats.

    Whenever I see one I hit it with as many shotgun rounds as I can, and then run over it in my pickup.
    >> Anonymous 01/25/11(Tue)22:51 No.13660211
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    >> Anonymous 01/25/11(Tue)22:54 No.13660233
    Oh god what.

    Does that put them one ahead of all of Australia's bizarre little monstrosities?
    >> Anonymous 01/25/11(Tue)23:00 No.13660302
    >Replace Dragonborn with Pangolids

    And the war between the extraplanar sucessors and nature's assault forces began
    >> Sasha !ApPkmtJbAE 01/26/11(Wed)01:14 No.13661772
    Not even close.
    Look up Leptospirosis; Australian animals will make you sick by stealth-pissing on you. Insult added to injury.
    >> Anonymous 01/26/11(Wed)08:02 No.13664625
    good lord this thread is still alive?
    >> Anonymous 01/26/11(Wed)08:23 No.13664757
    Savage worlds
    Size -1
    Armor 2
    Clawed hands (do Str+d4 damage but -2 to all rolls requiring fine motor skills with hands)
    Prehensile tounge

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