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An orc or ork is a fictional humanoid creature, part of a fantasy race akin to goblins.

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Were the subraces of orcs discarded in 5E?

Looking at the lore of the Orcs presented in the 5E (Monster Manual, pgs. 244–245 & Volo's Guide to Monsters, pgs. 82–91), it seems clear to me that there isn't different subraces among orcs in D&...
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What makes Half-Orcs stronger than full Orcs?

This is something that's been bothering me for quite a bit now. If you take a look at the description of the Orc race in Volo's Guide to Monsters, it states: Orcs are vicious raiders, who believe ...
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Must the Orc's Agressive movement be in a straight line directly toward the enemy?

The Orc's Agressive trait (Volo's Guide to Monsters) lets you use a bonus action to move toward an enemy, as long as you finish closer to him than you started. Must this movement be in a straight ...
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What level is a typical Belkzen orc?

I am working on a campaign where my party will have a big adventure in Belkzen. What level is the average orc in Belkzen? I have read the orc guide but I still do not know what level an ordinary orc ...
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Are there rules for tribe acquisition and management?

One of my players wants to play an orc that has broken away from its original tribe and is trying to establish a new tribe on its own. Are there rules for attracting members to this new tribe, finding ...
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What happens if character creation says I gain and lose darkvision simultaneously?

The alternate racial trait Skilled removes my dark vision as a half-orc, but my bloodline arcana gives me darkvision. If I replaced my half-orc darvision with "Skilled", but also am an orc bloodline ...
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Power of Giants Orc bloodline (Sp) - Why doesn't it go to form II?

The question is specifically about the Orc Bloodine. At level 15, you get a free "Giant Form I" spell: Power of Giants (Sp): At 15th level, you may grow to Large size as a standard action. At ...
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What are the upsides to having the spell-like ability version of a spell?

The question is specifically about the Orc Bloodine. At the final level, you get this: Warlord Reborn (Su): At 20th level, you become a true orc warlord of legend. You gain immunity to fire and ...
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How do Untouchables affect orks?

I'm designing an encounter with orks for my Rogue Trader group, but I am unsure how to treat the interaction of untouchables and/or blanks with orks, who don't normally exhibit psyker capabilities ...
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Could Eye of Gruumsh be safely interpreted as Racial Subsitution Levels? [closed]

I am sure most can agree the Eye of Gruumsh prestige class is very dated and extremely sub-par compared to what has come out afterward. Would incorporating the prestige class into the barbarian core ...