Removing the -2 INT on Half Orcs

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Rytlock Stoneheart
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Removing the -2 INT on Half Orcs

Post by Rytlock Stoneheart » Tue Sep 22, 2020 5:46 pm

After speaking with the discord community, they suggested I make a post here :)
When comparing the base races on Arelith, all other base races start with a +2 and a -2, where the half-orc starts with an extra -2 stat.
In addition, the stats and skills it does have push the half Orc down a very specific build which I don't think is right for any race.

I believe that half-orcs are an (unfortunately) very overlooked race because of these additional penalties and are picked very rarely.
In fact, most build guides don't even suggest half-orc for the builds they should be tailored for as they are outclassed by other races entirely.

Variety keeps things interesting and this change could make the world far more diverse.

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Re: Removing the -2 INT on Half Orcs

Post by garrbear758 » Tue Nov 24, 2020 10:34 pm

Approved, although this will come with the loss of some of their other bonuses.
But if I was concerned about players not looking ugly, I'd have started executing gnomes a long time ago. -Irongron