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Flanking with Ratfolk


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Are there any teamwork feats that would allow my non-rat compatriots to swarm with me via my swarming trait?


Not really. Closest thing mechanically is the Pack Flanking feat, but it's pretty much tied to an animal companion.


There is the Scurrying Swarmer feat that allows you to swarm with an ally, but only you gain the benefits of the swarm, not the ally (unless they are also ratfolk).


I'm aware of Scurrying Swarmer, but it's a bit saddening to know that there isn't a direct way to bestow the benefits of swarming to non-rat allies. Maybe a small quest for my clan and the party joins the family, giving them a set of trinkets, or training, that lets them benefit from the swarming trait as long as they're sharing a space with a ratfolk. An earned "Welcome to the Family" trait for non-ratfolk, that allows them to benefit from swarming when sharing a space with ratfolk.


A GM is allowed to homebrew whatever they want - they could just as easily generate a feat that does what you are looking for. Can't help much with that.


There needs to be more ratfolk stuff. I actually created a lineage background for my ratfolk that was inspired by Terry Pratchett's discworld. A clutch of rats found a home in the back of an alchemy shop in Nex, where the alchemists happened to pour our their alchemical waste, which turned the clutch of rats into what we now know as Ratfolk of Nex.

Sovereign Court

There's some stuff in Dirty Tactics Toolbox, and in Blood of the Beast. And background fluff in Distant Worlds (i.e. some ratfolk come from outer space; they probably got here with the Warp psychic discipline from Blood of the Beast).

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If you have two or more ratfolk that are swarming then any non ratfolk would be able to get the flank bonus with 'Gang Up'.


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BlingerBunny wrote:
There needs to be more ratfolk stuff. I actually created a lineage background for my ratfolk that was inspired by Terry Pratchett's discworld. A clutch of rats found a home in the back of an alchemy shop in Nex, where the alchemists happened to pour our their alchemical waste, which turned the clutch of rats into what we now know as Ratfolk of Nex.

It usually should be limited to just a single rat, and some turtles.


CraziFuzzy wrote:
It usually should be limited to just a single rat, and some turtles.

Ha! That's funny! You should check out discworld's smart rats though. I'm not sure if there's a turtle race yet, though paizo needs to make one now.

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