The giants were on the earth in those days, and also afterward, when the sons of God came in to the daughters of man and they bore children to them. — Genesis 6:4
Number Appearing: 2d8
% in Lair: 15%
Armor Class: 4
Hit Dice: 5+5
Special: Surprise on 1-3, backstab
Hoard Class: VI + VII (individuals); XVIII (in lair)
These desert-dwelling nomads are called half-giants due to their size, but are actually more closely related to goblins (though some will claim giant ancestry and the odd scholar will insist that they are a result of a magical accident). Half-giants are experts at ambush. They surprise on a 1-3 and while attacking from surprise they do double damage.
The biggest problem I have with older D&D monster stat blocks is really struggling to get a sense of how big they are. Like robber flies; fist sized? Head sized? Torso sized?
I would ask you to add to your flavor text the rough size of the half-giants. Are they a head taller than humans? Ogre sized? Four meters tall?
Thanks for sharing.
Thanks for the constructive criticism. Ironically, I was actually debating whether or not to put a size in my description. I erred on the side of allowing you to decide how big you need them to be. Since you asked, however, I picture them to be about a head taller than an ogre.
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