Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Wednesday Werk: Phorain

Last Week S. P. over at the How to Succeed in RPGs or Die Trying blog took a shot at converting the Phorain over to the Fourth Edition of the Classic Fantasy RPG whose acronym starts with 'D.'


The current play-test group delving into the sequel to Zilgor's Repose includes a Phorain and they are a major species encountered within the Wandering Cities of the Kalaramar Drifts.

2 comments:

  1. That is very cool.

    The land speed of a large bird, the upper torso is close to the vertical level of a mounted archer.

    The only catch/glitch might be that avians have specific occular placement in their skull... these fellows wouldn't face their target directly while aiming, but likely would turn their head to the side...

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  2. The Phorain have eyes that are slightly rotated out a bit so that while they do not look directly forward at an enemy/target, they don't need to turn their head quite as much as some other avian-descended types definitely do. These guys are descended from plains-running hunters, and were somewhat modified by person or persons unknown/unregistered. Much as you point out, a Phorain tends to tilt their head so as to present a fairly intimidating and very focused one-eyed stare right at the target, while keeping the other eye looking out on their flank. It can be a bit unnerving to confront. The guy up above is actually blind. He's an NPC/encounter from one of the Kalaramar Drifts adventures. Some sorcerer cursed his eyes and he wants vengeance...

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