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Untold Lineages - Trollkin (Trolls, Ogres, Oni and the Monstrously Large)


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  • Playable Lineage Rules For Player Character Trolls, Ogres, Oni and other monstrously Large creatures.
  • 8 Flaws and 57 new thematically appropriate Lineage Feats for Trollkin in a structured feat selection tree
  • 2 creature statblocks

Sure, you’re a nice DM. You want to give your players what they want. But when what they want is to play “Something from the Monster Manual”, then that’s just not practical. Or is it?

This ruleset can be used to play a variation of the classic regenerating troll or as another large troll-like creature, such as an oni, or ogre. It is designed to allow players to begin a low level game as a medium sized creature and slowly mature into a larger frame as the game progresses, and this size option could be used for any playable species with a powerful build.

Alternatively the structures suggested here can be used by DMs to create a wider variety of NPC trollkin or ogrekin to challenge more experienced players. We’ve included two examples to get you started.

Our approach to playable monsters begins with the use of Tasha’s custom lineages, or the selection of the closest available official race or lineage choice, but we don’t stop there. We break down all of the cooler powers and features of the monster stat block and rebuild them as an optional feat tree. This lets players select the aspects of the monster they find most appealing as the character levels up. By making PCs pay for the cool bits using their ASI increases and carefully arranging the feat tree structures, the power level of the new monstrous PC is kept firmly in line with the rest of the party.

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File Last Updated:
April 18, 2024
This title was added to our catalog on April 18, 2024.