New Feats: What Doesn't Kill You Makes You Stronger (Part 1)  

Posted by Spenser Isdahl in , ,

Fighting monsters is a dangerous business, and many adventurers emerge from battle bearing terrible scars and deformations. However, sometimes a scar is more than just a scar.

New Feats
Aspect of the Beast
You have been touched by lycanthropy.
Prerequisite: Must have been cured of lycanthropy, character level 5th.
Benefit: You can take on a bestial form as a swift action, your features becoming more animalistic and feral, at the cost of your emotions slowly becoming more and more volatile and uncontrollable. You gain a +2 bonus to Strength and Constitution, but take 2 points of Charisma damage. These bonuses last for a number of rounds equal to your (newly modified) Constitution bonus (minimum 1 round). This is a supernatural ability.

Dead Eyes
Your eyes glow a dull red, granting you the ability to sense life.
Prerequisite: Must have taken at least 6 points of Con drain from a wraith's Constitution Drain ability, character level 9th.
Benefit: You gain the ability to notice living creatures within 15 feet, just as if you possessed the blindsense ability. This is a supernatural ability.

Inured to Beauty
You have seen true beauty, and now all other influences and sensations are dulled.
Prerequisite: Must have been subjected to either a succubus' energy drain attack or a nymph's blinding beauty ability or stunning glance attack.
Benefit: You gain a +2 bonus on saves against mind-affecting effects and illusion spells and spell-like abilities. In addition, when you fail such a save against an effect with a duration other than instantaneous or permanent, you are affected for only half the normal duration.

Soft Form
Your body has been rendered soft and semi-amorphous by powerful acids.
Prerequisite: Must have been knocked unconscious by an ooze, character level 9th.
Benefit: You gain a +2 bonus on Escape Artist checks. If you have 10 or more ranks in Escape Artist, this bonus increases to +4. In addition, when a critical hit or sneak attack is scored on you, there is a 25% chance that the critical hit or sneak attack is negated and damage is instead rolled normally.
Special: You cannot take the Stone Flesh feat.

Stone Flesh
You flesh has become unyielding and tough after having been transformed into stone.
Prerequisite: Must have been petrified by either a basilisk's gaze attack or a gorgon's breath weapon, or taken at least 4 points of Dex damage from a cockatrice's Petrification ability, character level 5th.
Benefit: You gain damage reduction 2/adamantium.
Special: You cannot take the Soft Form feat. You can gain Stone Flesh multiple times. Each time you do, increase the damage reduction granted by this feat by 1.

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Interesting stuff.

Should not Stone Flesh impose some penalty to fine manipulation? Maybe to swim checks?

December 21, 2009 at 11:00 PM

I like this idea a lot.

December 22, 2009 at 2:29 PM

@seaofstarsrpg: I like that; a -1 armor check penalty would be the best way to do that I think.

December 22, 2009 at 2:40 PM

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