From: vassar_sc@??????.????.edu Date: Wed, 29 Mar 1995 07:54:04 EST Subject: Re: Klingons...would they work as a PC race?
I was just looking through my old files and found a message someone had sent to ADND-L. They were detailing Klingons as a PC race. I felt that they wouldn't work in the standard settings, but SpellJammer sounds like the perfect home for them. I going to try to start work on a complete Klingon society for my campaign. If anyone on this list would like some of my ideas as I work on it, tell me and I'll post them to the list. I have a basic idea of the race from the file I found. There are some things he had I didn't agree with. One of them was Klingons being Paladins. (Perish the thought! :-) ) Here's my idea: Klingons Racial Class: Demihuman Requirements: Strength 13 Constitution 12 Dexterity 12 All "real world" traits apply. They look like their Star Trek counterparts, and have the same social structure. I'll work on detailing their honor code, but that shouldn't take too long. Klingons can be Fighters, Theives, and I believe even Rangers can be allowed, since Klingons are avid hunters and have keen natural instincts. Level Limits: Fighter: 12 Ranger: 9 Thief: 10 He had an idea in the posting that Klingons could specialize as many times as they wanted since their homeworld was full of training opportunities. I agree, however I am open to counter-arguments. Ability Adjustments: Strength: +1 Constitution: +1 Charisma: -2 I justified these since Klingons are Large creatures, hence the +1 to Strength. They are constantly training and practicing, hence their +1 to Constitution. However, most beingsx would consider the "ugly", so their Charisma drops by two. This is an on the fly posting. I have changed the original posting to reflect how I feel they should be. Any ideas would be welcome. Captain: Helmsman, activate Heat Shields. Helmsman: Aye, sir. Heat Shields at maximum. Item operating within normal parameters. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ ~ ~ ~ Shane C. Vassar West Virginia Wesleyan College ~ ~ Computer Science Major Address: vassar_sc@??????.????.edu ~ ~ ~ ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~