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30 Lizardman Gifts
« on: November 24, 2010, 09:34:44 PM »
1-Soothing Salve

The swamps are full at the best of times with mosquitos,Bitemees and other such nasty insects, whose bites itch like crazy and if scratched can rapidly go bad. This salve soothes the itch and also acts as a bug repellent.Whilst the scaly skin of the Lizards protect them from being bitten most of the time, should one get a cut from a fight or some other cause, this will keep the insects away from it and lower the chances of infection.

2-A riding compysaur These fast moving two legged dinosaurs can move at a top speed of forty miles an hour, although not for long, and their normal speed is a fraction of that.Providing they are well fed and watered they will be remarkably log ayal to the point where they will hiss at and if need be bite anyone who tries to steal them from their rightful owners.Cold weather, however, will make them sluggish, and if it gets too cold they will fall over and die. How good the PCs are at riding them depends on their riding skills/the GM/both.

3-Plate armour and Sheilds of crocodile skin (

Whilst the Lizard Race does know the skill of metalworking, it's quite rarely used. And plate armour would rust rapidly in the swamp, or even risk dragging it's owner down in a pool of quicksand with possibly fatal results. Using the strong armoured skin of the crocodile, breastplates and gauntlets have been made that are as tough as armour plating and as light as leather armour.
4-swamp shoes that let you walk over quicksand without sinking
5-magical geyser waters that cause the first two wounds caused after drinking it to heal up at once, leaving only faint scars
6-The [Staff of the Swarm]
7-A magic rock that if placed in a pan full of water, boils it & cleans out any impurities, making it drinkable
8-A map of the region
9-A Praise Song
10-a canoe with a rune of speed on the oars
11-A feast in your honour
12-A pretty (from the Lizard Race point of view) lizard maiden (Many, maybe most, PCs won't like this gift)
13-A certain kind of shell that shows other tribes that you are a friend of their race
14-a deadly poison to kill/injure your enimies with
15-plenty of fresh sweet water
16-A pet crocodile, as loyal as a dog
17-A Lizardman sword, made of wood with obsiden blades as sharp as any steel blade set deep within it
18-[The Sword Of Fire]
19-A blowpipe with paralysing darts
20-a hammock, enchanted to keep away insects and raindrops
21-A Lizardman Guide
22-a golden torc that magically repels any weapons aimed at that area
23-a drug that makes the PCs feel at ease (GM can decide how addictive/dangerous it is)
24-an enchanted net to gather food with
25-blue pills that cure malaria
26-brass knuckles that are enchanted to cause very hard punches indeed
27-a pair of [Thunderstones] that the PCs might find useful someday
28-An enchanted tinderbox that that even works when it's wet
29-An enchanted rope of capture
30-a horn enchanted so when you blow through it it sounds like the cry of a dragon

Hey-I thought them all up! Now I just have to turn them into a proper 30 submission.
« Last Edit: January 18, 2011, 10:16:37 PM by Murometz »

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Re: 30 Lizardman Gifts
« Reply #1 on: November 25, 2010, 11:00:54 AM »
The Praise song is the same as in Halfling gifts, just a different race. In my opinion this is hard to add to, as Strolenites may not now what you intend with your blurbs. If you want help in creating a 30s my advice is to completely flesh out as many gifts as you can and post those. That may create a good basis for joining in on the creative writing. Also, try to make those gifts unique so they can give us a feel for Lizard society, otherwise we can just compile all the gifts into a 101 gifts sub.

Otherwise; It looks like a good start, go Cheka!

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Re: 30 Lizardman Gifts (+30 takes on 1 of the 30 Lizardman Gifts)
« Reply #2 on: January 18, 2011, 10:08:43 PM »
A few of these are quite interesting. Do flesh them out, Cheka!

#16 jumps out at me!

A crocodile and all that it entails, but also one that is loyal as a dog. That is a cool twist. I can immediately picture a lizard-man village where sedate, even tender crocs, wander around freely, or follow their owners from place to place, patiently waiting for scraps or loving rubs. There are loyal to their particular owners and families unto death, can perform basic, semi-useful tasks (“Fetch” would be interesting with a gator. “Sic” would be lethal), and are loved in turn by their masters, who have bred and trained them over the years.
This gift, a hatchling croc, with a dog’s personality and mindset, would be given by the lizard-men to a chosen PC during the raucous ceremonies of the Hatching Festival in late spring.

It is considered a great honor to receive one as a gift by the lizard-men tribes. And besides, only the most callous of PCs would not fall in love with their very own baby croc soon enough.

Yes, adventuring around the world with your pet crocodile may prove difficult over the long run, but the benefits are endless. I can think of 30 benefits. But this can and WILL go 101 someday!  :P


1. Don’t want to chase those pesky kobolds into the sewers again now that you finally bought that silk  jerkin? Have “Salty” slither down instead. Get em boy! Good boy.
2. Crossing rivers would never be a problem again. Just hang on. Or surf.
3. You’d always have some loose teeth around to make a gruesome necklace, most barbarians would envy.
4. The animal would only relieve itself outdoors. (if properly trained)
5. It might outlive you. That is pretty cool. Ask the parrot owners. Of course, it probably won’t outlive most dwarves and elves.
6. In a pinch, you can ride it. Onwards into battle! Or, away into the muck.
7. You can scare the CRAP out of people! (You have a pet croc!)
8. You  will never have to worry about getting a ‘negative’ reaction upon first encountering lizard-men ever again. The pet croc means you’re good people.
9. It will defend you unto death. That is one darn impressive quality in a croc.
10. It will always want to be with you or near you. (Granted, this may not always be a benefit)
11. You can definitely count it as a “party member” once it grows to a certain size.
12. You will have at least one more adventure in some rank, dank, swamp (full of monsters and treasure!) because eventually the croc will want to mate.
13. If it dies, at least you’ll have good leather (PETA, only if it is dead already!). And a good amount of it to boot (to boot, get it?). More teeth too.
14. You can pass yourself off as a shaman or some wild-person from the bogs, or even a druid in some circles. (There is a pet croc standing beside you)
15. You never have to go up into cold mountains ever again! That is to say, you will never be able to go up into cold mountains ever again. (unless you know a good croc-sitter)
16. You will never look upon ungulates the same again. They are not cute, innocent, grazers. They are merely hot dogs and hamburgers.
17. The croc won’t bother your fellow part members much, as long as you socialize it with them, while it is still young. Newer party members, well, they’ll be on their toes for a while, which is how you want new party members to be anyway.
18. Water-based campaign? You have a valuable friend.
19. All kidding aside, at the end of the day, a fully grown crocodile can be a bad-ass in combat. Chomp, twist, roll.
20. If you happen to be bestowed a saltwater crocodile by the lizard-men, see #19, but multiply damage
21. If you fall overboard, all is not lost.
22. It makes only a so-so familiar, unless of course you find yourself at a wizards convention, comparing whose familiar is more ‘bad-ass’ with your colleagues. You win hands down, unless the imp starts doing really fancy tricks.
23. You will learn not to rush. And hence, live a longer life. Definitely a benefit.
24. Can’t find that elusive spell component? Just swab Junior’s eye for that “crocodile tear”.  A loose scale may help as well.
25. Riding horses is mostly out for you. You will do a lot of walking. See #23
26. Whether you want to or not, you will learn valuable stalk & ambush techniques.
27. Reptilian monsters will at least pause before attacking. See #8
28. Little birds, plovers to be precise, will hang around your croc, acting as dentists (for your croc) and lookouts (for you)
29. You will learn to better gauge “hives of scum and villainy”. If you walk into any given establishment with your croc on a leash, and are not thrown out or asked to leave immediately, you will know that dis' here dive is the place for some real trouble! (Which is usually what you are looking for anyway)
30. The croc won’t bore you with dialogue, like the cleric will, when you just want some peace and quiet.

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Re: 30 Lizardman Gifts
« Reply #3 on: January 19, 2011, 06:54:05 AM »
Muro - you MUST post this list as a sub.  It is awesome!
   
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Re: 30 Lizardman Gifts (+30 takes on 1 of the 30 Lizarman Gifts)
« Reply #4 on: January 19, 2011, 09:22:52 AM »
Thanks val. It was fun to write!

Post it? 30 Benefits of owning a  pet croc? Silly Freetext? Scrollage? Leave room for 101? What say you?
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Re: 30 Lizardman Gifts
« Reply #5 on: January 19, 2011, 09:53:38 AM »
A 101 challenge for the Strolenites. We can be silly for 71 more!

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Re: 30 Lizardman Gifts
« Reply #6 on: February 23, 2011, 10:16:43 AM »
Crocodile continued. Couldn't resist a few.

31. Incredibly cute when you rub him just right in the belly and get that back leg kicking.
32. Can clear a path in a busy city either by sight or plowing depending on circumstances.
33. If you can find him some friends you can use its head to cross lakes just like in Pitfall.
34. If you lose a party member or accidentally kill a local you can easily dispose of the evidence, in its mouth.
35. You shouldn't have to buy license plates again, just check its feces.
36. Hard for any female to resist the adorable crocodile tears, instant charisma enhancement

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Re: 30 Lizardman Gifts
« Reply #7 on: February 23, 2011, 04:55:26 PM »
Muro has already posted this as a sub titled 30 Benefits to owning a pet crocodile (browse under All Recent and you will see it under Articles) and more than half of the 101 is already filled so you might like to add in those to the actual sub.

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Re: 30 Lizardman Gifts
« Reply #8 on: February 23, 2011, 11:43:52 PM »
Shucks, didn't find that. Thanks!!

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