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If you want to base them on the builds of professional athletes of one sort or another, consider also the running speed of a strongman compared with that of a Goliath. I'm not saying strongmen are all slow, but they train to build a very specialised physique that doesn't need to be particularly fast. For athletes who are built like brick outhouses but can ...


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Considering the fact that Goliaths are adapted for mountainous environments in which vertical movement is critical - I am not surprised their weight would be small compared to their muscle mass, by as much as 40%. Contributing factors are likely a bird-like skeletal structure and a low-weight brain (no implication intended). A mildly amusing explanation I ...


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No the weight range is not reasonable if you assume that their skeleto-muscular system is similar to humanity's. However, that is a big assumption and you are missing some great world building opportunities if you make it. A goliath with bones of living steel, tendons of tungsten and muscles of natural carbon composite is way cooler than just a beefed up ...


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UPDATE: The Skinny: If you'd like, you should definitely consider allowing for characters to gain weight dynamically! This could even potentially provide a relevant in-character explanation for increases to the character's STR modifier that they may earn through leveling. The Details: AS @SteveJessop pointed out, the weight of an athlete fluctuates over ...


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Warning: This is a scientific answer, not one based in any rule set. It's not reasonable to calculate pounds per foot or similar weight/height ratio as you scale an organism. The Body Mass Index that is often (mis)used to determine whether humans are underweight, normal, overweight, or various gradations of obese is based on weight per height squared, or ...


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Increased perception in darkness (hearing, smell) seems like the best option to me. I would probably consider all your options less powerful than full darksight, although hearing and smell boosts would allow the user to gauge what's ahead in a winding cave (hearing machinery, smelling goblins and so forth). If I was a player used to running with darksight, ...


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Spelljammer had a race called a Dracon that was awesome and might be what you are remembering.



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