If half-dwarves are crossbred freaks, then the origins of half-giants are, simply put, an enigma. Their ancestry is clear to see, with their sloping foreheads, hairy skin, and towering, hulking frames, but how such ancestry is even possible is quite unknown.

Perhaps the first of their kind were the result of magical experimentation, or maybe they were birthed in the energies of the cataclysm that ended the world. Either way, the result is clear to see: a massive, powerful brute with an uncanny resistance to magic, and no land of origin or ancestral stories of their own.

It is this latter trait that causes half-giants to latch onto other creatures and cultures as a source of identity and belonging. A half-giant who, for example, finds themselves among a quarrying settlement will attempt to carves stone from the land like the creatures around them, while one that falls in with a traveling band of performers may take to singing loudly and talking louder.

Ability Score Increase. You are a freakish hulking beast, but your enormous size and questionable ancestry has left you clumsy and dimwitted. Your Strength and Constitution scores each increase by 2, and your Intelligence score decreases by 1.

Age. Half-giants reach adulthood in their mid­ twenties and can live almost for one hundred and seventy years.

Alignment. Half-giants latch onto other creatures and generally behave as they do, thus tending towards a wide variety of alignments.

Size. Half-giants stand between 8 and 9 feet tall, and weigh in at around 600 pounds. Your size is Medium, but pushing it.

Speed. Your base walking speed is 30 feet. Languages. You can speak, read, and write Common and one other language of your choice.

Powerful Build. You count as one size larger when determining your carrying capacity and the weight you can push, drag, or lift.

Mental Fortitude. You may gain advantage on one Wisdom, Intelligence, or Charisma saving throw against a magical effect. You must complete a long rest to regain the use of this feature.

Looming Presence. You gain proficiency with the Intimidation skill.

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Deadworlds: A Post-Apocalyptic Expansion for the World's Greatest Roleplaying Game Copyright 2017 PondStrider Games. Author George Sutherland Howard

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