[Kalamar] Half-Hobgoblin Race

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[Kalamar] Half-Hobgoblin Race

Post by Angel Tarragon » Mon Feb 28, 2011 3:59 am

Copied and pasted from the preview PDF.

Half-hobgoblin (Sil-karg) Racial Traits
Ability Scores: +2 Constitution, +2 Charisma
Speed: 6 squares
Vision: Low-light
Size: Medium
Average Height (male): 4’10” + 2d10”
Average Weight (male): 160 + 3d20 lbs.
Average Height (female): 4’6” + 2d10”
Average Weight (female): 120 + 3d20 lbs.
Languages: Hobgoblin, Merchant’s Tongue, one regional human language. (On Tellene, a stronger race nearly always dominates goblins - most commonly the hobgoblin race. Thus, the Goblin language is little more than a dialect of the ancient Hobgoblin tongue.)
Skill Bonuses: +2 Endurance, +2 Insight
Honorable Strike:You can use honorable strike as an encounter power.
Dual Heritage:As a sil-karg, you may select any feat normally restricted to humans, hobgoblins, or sil-karg, provided you meet any other requirements for that feat.
Group Confidence: Your presence in a group grants allies within 10 squares of you a +1 racial bonus to Insight checks.

Honorable Strike (Sil-karg Racial Power)
Use: Encounter Components: Martial,Weapon
Action: Standard Range: Melee Weapon
Trigger:You offer a creature the option of surrender, but it refuses.
Target:The creature that refused to surrender.
Attack: Strength vs.AC
Hit: 1[W] + double Strength modifier damage

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Re: [Kalamar] Half-Hobgoblin Race

Post by Dragonhelm » Mon Feb 28, 2011 7:02 am

Wait, whoah, what? There's going to be a 4e version of Kalamar? Details, please!
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Re: [Kalamar] Half-Hobgoblin Race

Post by rabindranath72 » Mon Feb 28, 2011 9:09 am

Dragonhelm wrote:Wait, whoah, what? There's going to be a 4e version of Kalamar? Details, please!
It's already there since 2008:
http://www.kenzerco.com/product_info.ph ... cts_id=625
Since Mr. Kenzer is a lawyer by trade, it seems he had a good read of the GSL, and determined that there is nothing there preventing him from releasing a campaign setting book without any approval from WotC.

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Re: [Kalamar] Half-Hobgoblin Race

Post by Dragonhelm » Mon Feb 28, 2011 3:51 pm

rabindranath72 wrote:
Dragonhelm wrote:Wait, whoah, what? There's going to be a 4e version of Kalamar? Details, please!
It's already there since 2008:
http://www.kenzerco.com/product_info.ph ... cts_id=625
Since Mr. Kenzer is a lawyer by trade, it seems he had a good read of the GSL, and determined that there is nothing there preventing him from releasing a campaign setting book without any approval from WotC.
Finally, a lawyer who works for the forces of good. LOL!

Now that you mention it, I remember seeing this book. Is it PDF-only, though?
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Re: [Kalamar] Half-Hobgoblin Race

Post by rabindranath72 » Mon Feb 28, 2011 6:53 pm

Dragonhelm wrote:
rabindranath72 wrote:
Dragonhelm wrote:Wait, whoah, what? There's going to be a 4e version of Kalamar? Details, please!
It's already there since 2008:
http://www.kenzerco.com/product_info.ph ... cts_id=625
Since Mr. Kenzer is a lawyer by trade, it seems he had a good read of the GSL, and determined that there is nothing there preventing him from releasing a campaign setting book without any approval from WotC.
Finally, a lawyer who works for the forces of good. LOL!

Now that you mention it, I remember seeing this book. Is it PDF-only, though?
Yep, pdf only. Not sure there is even a POD option! A friend of mine bought it, so I had a look. Not bad, though I am not a fan of Kalamar. And it's definitely meatier than both the 4e versions of Eberron and FR.

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Re: [Kalamar] Half-Hobgoblin Race

Post by dulsi » Tue Mar 01, 2011 6:23 pm

I was disappointed when I looked at the preview when it came out. Hobgoblin Racial Power is either awful or poor written. A power shouldn't be a standard action and have a trigger. I kinda assume it is meant as a free action and offering someone a chance to surrender doesn't take a standard action. In that case it is alright for a melee combatant but not too useful for others.

Granted I wasn't really interested in Kalamar so the game material was more important to me than the setting.
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