Races of Theros – Satyr and Gorgon (Download)

The Satyr race took inspiration from the standard Monster Manual rules for a Satyr, along with the rules for goats, which provided a base of the Sure-Footed ability, which I felt was flavourful both because satyrs have goats’ legs, and are likely to be pretty good at keeping their footing, considering the amount of times they’re likely to find themselves trying to stand up while drunk. To add to the magically charismatic nature of Satyrs, I also gave them a bard cantrip.

For the Gorgon, the core aspect was the petrifying gaze ability. This was based on the ability of the Medusa from the Monster Manual, with a DC based on the dragonborn race’s breath weapon. Using the enemy’s hit points as the grading of whether they can be turned to stone was inspired partially by the spell Power Word: Kill, which can only target creatures with a certain number of hit points. To make it a useful ability regardless of the character’s level, the total number of hit points that a target must be under increases each time the character levels.

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