I am a brand new DM and I was asked if I allowed orc races, but my 2 players both wanted to play dumb brutish orcs, and so I homebrewed a race for them, but I am unsure whether it is balanced in any way. BTW, one chose cleric, the other chose paladin. Oh and, there are 2 playable orc races, "true orcs" which are the orcs from eberron, and then this. this orc variant is only made for this world. And in this world "true orcs" are blessed by the orc god, so they aren't canonically stupid.
Ability Score Increase. Your Strength score increases by 3, and your Constitution score increases by 2, although your intelligence decreases by 3
Age. Feral orcs reach adulthood at the age of 10 and live up to the age of 50.
Alignment. Feral orcs tend to lean to lean towards chaotic alignments.
Size. Feral orcs are usually over 7 feet tall and weigh between 300 and 450 pounds. But they often seem shorter due to being leaned forward. Your size is Medium. To set your height and weight randomly, start with rolling a size modifier.
- Size modifier 2d10
- Height = 6 feet + your size modifier in inches
- Weight in pounds = 200 + (2d6 x your size modifier)
Speed. Your base walking speed is 30 feet.
Darkvision. You can see in dim light within 30 feet of your as if it were bright light, and in darkness as if it were dim light. You can't discern color in darkness, only shades of grey.
Feral rage. As a bonus action you can go into a feral rage, it halves damage taken for 2 rounds, But it gives disadvantage on wisdom and intelligence saving throws. You can't use this feature again until you finish a long rest.
Primal Monster. You gain proficiency in the intimidation skill, and Survival skill, and Nature skill
Undying stupidity. When you are hit by an attack that would bring you to 0 hit points but not killed outright, you gain 5 temporary hit points, and you don't become unconscious, These Temporary hit points last for (1d4+level) rounds. You can't use this feature again until you finish a long rest.
Horrid looks. You have reverse Proficiency bonus in Persuasion skill.
Languages. You can speak, read, and write Orc, and understand and speak simple sentences in Common