Species Templates

Species Templates

Refer to Traits section, Rogue Trader page 364.  Species Trait Listing, The Koronus Bestidiary page 139.

A general approach of 1) natural movement mode, 2) natural sense, 3) natural trait or talent, 4) natural weapon has been used (except for the highly problematic whales…)

 

House Rule Traits

  • Natural Climber – Trained Climbing, +20.  No penalties for lacking climbing equipment.
  • Natural Swimmer – Trained Swimming, +20.  Natural extended breath holding (by species), some senses not impaired underwater.
  • Whale Size - Unnatural Strength, Unnatural Toughness, Unnatural Wounds (Double Starting Wounds), Enormous Size

 

Mammals and Birds

Bird

  • Flyer
  • Improved Sense – Sight
  • (By Type)
  • Natural Weapon – Talons: 1d10 + Strength Bonus of Rending damage

 

Cassowary

  • Improved Sense – Sight
  • Improved Sense – Hearing
  • Brutal Charge – Plus 3 damage when charging
  • Natural Weapon – Talons: 1d10 + Strength Bonus of Rending damage

 

Whale

  • Aquatic (non-water-breather) – As written except cetaceans are air breathers
  • Improved Sense – Hearing
  • Sonar Sense (Cetacean) – As written when out of water, range extended underwater
  • Natural Weapon – Thump (whales are really big): 1d10 + Strength Bonus of Impact damage
  • Whale Size - Unnatural Strength, Unnatural Toughness, +10 Wounds, Enormous Size

 

 

Dolphin

  • Natural Swimmer
  • Improved Sense – Hearing
  • Sonar Sense
  • Natural Weapon – Dolphin Headbutt: 1d10 + Strength Bonus of Impact damage

 

Otter

  • Natural Swimmer
  • Improved Sense – Smell
  • Resistance (Cold)
  • Natural Weapon – Bite: 1d10 + Strength Bonus of Rending damage

 

Pangolin 

  • Natural Climber
  • Improved Sense – Smell 
  • Natural Armor (4) – Plus 4 armor, all locations.
  • Natural Weapon – Claws: 1d10 + Strength Bonus of Rending damage

 

Raccoon 

  • Natural Climber
  • Improved Sense – Smell 
  • Dark Sight
  • Natural Weapon – Bite: 1d10 + Strength Bonus of Rending damage

 

Rat 

  • Natural Climber
  • Improved Sense – Smell 
  • Dark Sight
  • Natural Weapon – Bite: 1d10 + Strength Bonus of Rending damage

 

Water Rat

  • Natural Swimmer
  • Improved Sense – Smell 
  • Dark Sight
  • Natural Weapon – Bite: 1d10 + Strength Bonus of Rending damage

 

Lagomorphs

  • Unnatural Speed
  • Improved Sense – Hearing 
  • Improved Sense – Smell
  • Natural Weapon – Bite: 1d10 + Strength Bonus of Rending damage

 

Jackal

  • Unnatural Speed
  • Improved Sense – Hearing 
  • Improved Sense – Smell
  • Natural Weapon – Bite: 1d10 + Strength Bonus of Rending damage

 

Reptiles and Amphibians

All receive Thermal Adaptation (Heat) trait.

 

Crocodilian

  • Natural Swimmer
  • Improved Hearing
  • Natural Armor (4)
  • Natural Weapon – Bite: 1d10 + Strength Bonus of Rending damage

 

Sharks

The ancients did not create anthropomorphic sharks for some reason. They were stupid, not grim-stupid.

 

Turtle

  • Natural Swimmer
  • Improved Hearing
  • Natural Armor (4)
  • Armoured (8)

 

Tortoise

  • ( ? )
  • Improved Hearing
  • Natural Armor (4)
  • Natural Weapon – Bite: 1d10 + Strength Bonus of Rending damage

 

Naga

  • Natural Swimmer or Natural Climber
  • Improved Sight
  • Crawler and Venomous
  • Natural Weapon – Bite: 1d10 + Strength Bonus of Rending damage

 

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