Tallow (3.5e Race)

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Author: Xaiviar (talk)
Date Created: 03 19 17
Status: Draft
Editing: Clarity edits only please
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This Race is to humans what cuckoo's are to birds.


Tallows are humanoids that work their way into human civilization to survive.

Physical Description[edit]

Tallow use their natural aptitude for disguise to blend into human society and thus can assume any physical aspects they choose as long as they are minor details.


Tallow use their abilities to blend into society and gain wealth and affluence.

Racial Traits[edit]

  • Monsterous Humanoid (Augmented Humanoid, Human) 
  • Medium: As a Medium creature, a tallow has no special bonuses or penalties due to its size.
  • Tallow base land speed is 30 feet.  
  • Covert Birth (Ex): Tallow take no penalties to disguise from gender, age, or race as long as the race they are disguised as has the human sub-type. They also may change any minor details such as eye or hair color ect. 
  • Living Lie (Ex): For a Tallow Bluff, Disguise, and Sense Motive are always considered class skills. 
  • Painful Truth (Ex): Tallow become shaken on a failed save vs a Zone of Truth or similar effect for the duration of the effect +1d4 rounds. 
  • Consume Memory (Sp): Once per day as a full round action a Tallow may use a touch attack to subject a Humanoid with the Human sub-type to Modify Memory as a spell-like ability only to eliminate a memory. This act provides a Tallow with sustenance for 2d4 days. A sleeping subject is not subject to a save vs a Tallow's Consume Memory Ability. The DC for this ability is 10 + 1/2 HD + Highest Mental Ability Modifier.
  • Automatic Languages: Common
  • Bonus Languages: None
  • Favored Class: Any
  • Level Adjustment: +0
  • Effective Character Level: 1

Vital Statistics[edit]

Table: Tallow Random Starting Ages
Adulthood Simple Moderate Complex
15 years +1d4 +1d6 +2d6
Table: Tallow Aging Effects
Middle Age1 Old2 Venerable3 Maximum Age
35 years 53 years 70 years +2d20 years
  1. At middle age, −1 to Str, Dex, and Con; +1 to Int, Wis, and Cha.
  2. At old age, −2 to Str, Dex, and Con; +1 to Int, Wis, and Cha.
  3. At venerable age, −3 to Str, Dex, and Con; +1 to Int, Wis, and Cha.
Table: Tallow Random Height and Weight
Gender Base Height Height Modifier Base Weight Weight Modifier
Male 4' 10" +2d10 120 lb. × (2d4) lb.
Female 4' 10" +2d10 85 lb. × (2d4) lb.

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Facts about "Tallow (3.5e Race)"
AuthorXaiviar +
Effective Character Level1 +
Favored ClassAny +
Identifier3.5e Race +
Level Adjustment0 +
Racial Ability AdjustmentsNone +
RatingUndiscussed +
SizeMedium +
SubtypeAugmented Humanoid, Human +
SummaryThis Race is to humans what cuckoo's are to birds. +
TitleTallow +
TypeMonsterous Humanoid +