I am helping Eric over at Back to the Dungeon write the neo-clone game CFRPG, the Classic Fantasy Role Playing Game. Yeah, I know everybody and their brother is doing a retroclone but we wanted to do something similar but different from the retroclones that have been done. The game will instantly be recognizable to anyone with any fantasy gaming experience but we are truly trying to do something atleast a little different. One of the things we want to do is try to do a simpler D20 game that is compatible with existing products with minimal fuss. We are still in the process of re-writing but here is a preview of the Dwarf race entry from the players book.
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Attributes: Str +1, Dex -2, Con +2, Wis +1, Cha -2
Height: 4 feet to 4 feet 6 inches
Weight: 160 pounds to 190 pounds
Lifespan: 350 years
The rough and crude dwarves all stand a slight bit shorter that mankind although quite a bit more stocky. The dwarven men all sport long hair and beards while the women stand slightly shorter, a bit less stocky and have no beards. Most of the dwarves live in great and ancient underground halls carved out of the mountains or in cities deep in ancient giant caverns. Dwarves are a rough and tough race that likes the strong drink. They also enjoy mining and the crafting of weapons and armor.
- Dwarves can see in the dark with their infravision of 60 feet.
- Dwarves receive a bonus of +4 on spotting traps, sloping passages, and new construction while underground.
- Dwarves receive a +1 to hit when fighting orcs and goblins; if the whole party of adventurers is comprised of dwarves then the bonus is +2 to hit.
- Dwarves receive a +3 AC bonus when in combat with creatures larger than man-sized.
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