Tuesday, October 23, 2012


 Ogre, Rare, no. 31 of 40, Pathfinder Battles: Heroes and Monsters

The Ogre does what ogres can,
Deeds quite impossible for Man, 
But one prize is beyond his reach: 
The Ogre cannot master speech. 

About a subjugated plain, 
Among its desperate and slain, 
The Ogre stalks with hands on hips, 
While drivel gushes from his lips. 
― W.H. Auden

Adult ogres stand 8 to 9 feet tall and weigh 600 to 650 pounds. Their skin color ranges from dull yellow to dull brown. Their clothing consists of poorly cured furs and hides, which add to their naturally repellent odor.

     Ogres are bullies by nature and incredibly dim-witted. Although most ogres scrape out a meager existence on the fringes of society, some have found work as mercenaries in civilized lands. Such employment rarely lasts long, however, since ogres have a disturbing habit of eating the dead and dying.

     In combat, ogres attack with little planning. They are content to charge into battle, screaming wildly. Not so dumb as to be suicidal, ogres will retreat if they are wounded severely. Ogres’ preferred habitats are mountainous regions or forested hills. They lack construction skills, so they are most often found in natural caves. Family groups will consist of 1 dominant male, 1-2 adult females, 1-2 adolescents and 1-3 young.

     An ogre occupies - crowds, really - a single hex.

Ogre (6 points)
SM +1 (8’ tall, 650 lbs.);
ST 20 (size, -10%) [90], DX 10, IQ 8 [-40], HT 12 [20];
HP 20, Will 8, Per 8, FP 12;
Basic Lift 80, Damage: Thr 2d-1/Sw 3d+2;
Basic Speed 4.5 [-20], Basic Move 5 [+5];
Dodge 7, Parry (see attacks), Block -;
DR 2 (tough skin).

Advantages and Perks 
Alcohol Tolerance [1], DR 2 (tough skin, -40%) [6], Hard to Kill 2 [4], Reduced Consumption 2 (cast-iron stomach, -50%) [2], Resistant to Disease (+8 to resist) [5], Sharp Teeth [1].

Disadvantages and Quirks 
Bad Temper (9) [-15], Bully (9) (-2 to reaction rolls) [-15], Gluttony (6) [-10], Hidebound [-5], Increased Consumption 2 [-10], Odious Racial Habit (almost no personal hygiene; -2 to reaction rolls) [-10], Odious Racial Habit (eats sentients; -3 to reaction rolls) [-15], Ugly (-2 to reaction rolls) [-8].

Brawling-12 [4], Melee Weapon (two-handed mace)-12 [8], Survival (mountain)-9 [4], Survival (woodlands)-9 [4].

Punch-12, 2d cr, reach 1, parry 9;
Sharp Teeth-12, 2d cut, reach C;
Two-handed club-12, 3d+6 cr, reach 1,2, parry 9 (unready after use).

Two-handed club, lump of moldy cheese, maggoty biscuit, $2.


  1. "Ogres are bullies by nature and incredibly dim-witted."

    That sounds like you, Monica.

  2. Hmm...I think I'd need to requisition a battle rifle to handle this fellow, perhaps an FN SCAR "heavy."