Tuesday, December 10, 2019

New Race as Class - Hobgoblin


Requirements: Minimum CON 9
Prime requisite: CON
Hit Dice: 1d6
Armor: Any, plus Shield
Weapons: Any
Languages: Common, Goblin, Orcish

                These humanoids are adapted to the brutal life of a military campaign. Hobgoblins are often loyal to their tribe, and more specifically their unit. Sometimes in the course of war the unit is destroyed leaving a lone, disgraced hobgoblin in need of a new unit. "Adventures" on occasion have taken in these lone warriors and are often surprised at their level of competency. Oftentimes these adopted warriors can become fiercely loyal to their new “tribe” and make excellent bodyguards. They have a natural distrust and hatred for elves, but who can blame them for that?    

Military Training
Hobgoblins are adept in the military arts and are at constant war with other races. Hobgoblins to not walk into ambushes easily. There is a -1 penalty to surprise a Hobgoblin.

Shield Wall
When a hobgoblin is standing next to an ally with a shield, they can form a shield wall. This can be done with up to two allies all facing the same direction. Each person benefits from the AC bonus of their shield and the shields of those next to them. When forming a shield wall to receive the benefit those in the shield wall cannot move more than 5’ per round.

Detect Construction Tricks
Spending large amounts of time constructing fortifications underground, hobgoblins have a 2-in-6 chance of being able to detect new construction, sliding walls, or sloping passages when searching.

Hobgoblins have infravision to 60’.

People who know the nature of the hobgoblin’s birth are often repulsed by their existence. If known, the hobgoblin will suffer a -1 penalty on Reaction Rolls with the target. This penalty is doubled when dealing with elves.

After reaching 7th level the hobgoblin can create a fortification and start to attract a tribe. Before the hobgoblins pledge loyalty the fortifications must be complete, and must have at least 4 pieces of artillery for defense. Hobgoblins typically build these underground and are referred to as a Hobgoblin Warlord.

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