THe Bugbears

Of Shadowgate

Bugbears of Shadowgate

Alignment: any evil or CN
Classes allowed: fighter, cleric, thief, barbarian
Normal adventuring starting age: 11-16
Average life span: 75
Stat adjustments: +2 strength, +2 dexterity, -2 charisma
Skill bonuses: +2 stealth
Misc bonuses: +2 natural armor
Level adjustment: 1
Commonly found: Echoes mountains, Charu mountains, Parnelli forest, Talzashaar’s Teeth

Bugbears are giant, hairy relatives of goblins. They are about 7 feet tall, with muscular frames. They have good sight and hearing, and are very stealthy. Their hide varies from a light yellow shade to a darker yellow brown, and their hair ranges in color from brown to bright red. Their eyes are a greenish white color, and are almost like those of a large predator, they have red pupils that denotes their infravision. Their ears are triangular and rest closer to the tops of their heads. Long, sharp fangs fill their mouth. They have a keen sense of smell with their bear-like nose, which is actually how they earned the name bugbear. They prefer to be in caves and underground lairs. They eat humans and humanoids smaller than themselves. They are also extremely greedy creatures and love shiny items.

Bugbears are quite difficult to play due to the fact they are more like animals than adventurers and should be feared and hunted by others. Only experienced SG players who are also reasonably adept at PK and PK survival and have had their chance to experience the adventuring and other RP experiences that the game offers should even consider playing one.

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Restricted (level adjusted) races can automatically be rolled on HM accounts in creation. Other un-rollable combinations (atypical alignments or classes for a race) will need to be requested via the avatarmail command, and are usually likewise restricted to HMs and those players with a prior standard of good roleplay. Please be patient – depending if the request is unusual, it may involve some discussion before it is approved or denied, so these applications usually take until the following weekend or so to process. In such submissions, please include a description of your character’s personality and general attitude, as well as at least a moderate summary of their history – it does not need to be a full background, but we must know what has shaped your character, and what their current attitudes and nuances are, in order to approve or deny the request.

Useful MUD helpfiles: bugbear, request characters.

Races of Faerun (3.5e sourcebook)
Racial notes (4e)