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1001 ideas to rename Changelings


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Silver Crusade

I'm a little resistant to change, and I dislike the idea of using the Pathfinder Changeling when the Eberron Changeling has what I want.

So, to tap the creativity of this forum again, give me your ideas on how I should use the Eberron Changeling stats (since Corporations and Individuals can't sue over game rules) but not call them Changelings but something else.


i like what your doing, but i think a 1001 thread is a bit unnecessary.

Grand Lodge

Gangers? Shifters? Are they still half-doppelganger? If not, they should get some made up name that sounds Tolkienish, like Worgen or Draedia.


how about replicants?


How about skindancers (free download, page 59)? [/self-plug]

Silver Crusade

+5 Toaster wrote:
i like what your doing, but i think a 1001 thread is a bit unnecessary.

Unnecessary in substance, but good for attracting people with creative ideas. :)

Grand Lodge

Metamorph?


Facedancer?


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Ganger is the best idea, I think. In the same vein of the Efreeti-born Ifrits.

Silver Crusade

hmmm . . . :)

Shadow Lodge

Pathfinder Adventure Path, Campaign Setting, Companion Subscriber

Are you looking for something akin to a scientific academic name(like that of the pathfinder changeling) or something like a street/common name (hagborn to continue the example)?

Silver Crusade

doc the grey wrote:
Are you looking for something akin to a scientific academic name(like that of the pathfinder changeling) or something like a street/common name (hagborn to continue the example)?

Something(s) like both. :) As long as it doesn't sound like I'm giving WotC a reason to come after me with a spoon. LOL!

Shadow Lodge

Ganger makes me think Gang-er, not (dopple)'ganger.

My group has used custom Eberron-style changelings since before the ARG, so I was personally considering just renaming the PF changelings "Hagborn."

Silver Crusade

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Pathfinder Adventure Path, Campaign Setting, Companion, Modules Subscriber

Grayfolk

Graykin

Blanks

Srsly though, Wayfinder #7's Skindancers fit into this role quite nicely as well.


Pathfinder Adventure Path, Roleplaying Game Subscriber
Weirdo wrote:
My group has used custom Eberron-style changelings since before the ARG, so I was personally considering just renaming the PF changelings "Hagborn."

Agreed on the second part! Now, you MUST post your custom Changeling for the rest of us to steal for our own nefarious purposes!

Grand Lodge

Weirdo wrote:

Ganger makes me think Gang-er, not (dopple)'ganger.

My group has used custom Eberron-style changelings since before the ARG, so I was personally considering just renaming the PF changelings "Hagborn."

I got it from a Doctor Who episode, but I think Hagborn is pretty good. Maybe Half-Hags, if they ARE hagborn. Half Doppelganger doesn't have the same ring to it.


Morphs
Morphlings
Dopplers
Graylings
Switchers
Shapers
Reshapers


Wechselbalg
[spoken: v-axle-bulk - v as in vixen]
(German: Wechsel = Change, balg = old word for skin )

----------------------
OR

Faceless
Copycats
Mirrormen

Grand Lodge

Grey Men.

Shadow Lodge

Drejk wrote:
Morphlings

This is what we call the Eberron ones in my group.

Shadow Lodge

I like Switchers, Greylings, Faceless, and Mirrormen.

Bwang wrote:
Weirdo wrote:
My group has used custom Eberron-style changelings since before the ARG, so I was personally considering just renaming the PF changelings "Hagborn."
Agreed on the second part! Now, you MUST post your custom Changeling for the rest of us to steal for our own nefarious purposes!

Well, I'm away for the holidays and don't have the polished version, but it looked something like:


  • +2 to any ability score
  • low-light vision
  • +2 racial bonus on Bluff and Sense Motive checks: Changelings are inherently skilled in deception.
  • Natural Linguist: Linguistics is always a class skill
  • Minor Change Shape (Su): Changelings have the supernatural ability to alter their appearance as though using an alter self spell that affects their bodies but not their possessions or physical statistics. Using this ability is a full-round action. A changeling can use this ability at will, and the alteration lasts until he changes shape again. A changeling reverts to his natural form when killed. A heal check can be made to detect a changeling while performing first aid or other medical care.

Andoran

Pathfinder Battles Case Subscriber; Pathfinder Companion Subscriber

I'd rename the eberron changelings after the Mujina. The Noppera-bō (the creature the mujina is often mistaken for) would be more accurate but I think Paizo already used them in one of the Jade Regent adventures.

The mujina, on the other hand, already have a history in D&D. They've been around since AD&D's Known World and Mystara settings where they were a shapeshifting race of humanoids with tremendous strength (they were described as being able to dual wield two-handed swords.) Given the base monster's Japanese origins, they'd fit perfectly into Golarion's Tian Xia next to the kitsune and vishkanya.

There's a website I frequent with the old Mystara monstrous compendium info for the mujina, but I won't link to it because it breaks forum rules. It isn't too hard to find if you go looking.

Silver Crusade

all of these are good ideas. :)

Grand Lodge

Paizo should probably publish Erratas stating that they miss typed the name of Hagborn as Changeling :P

Failing that, I'd give a +1 to Morphling.

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