Shining

SHINING
The d20 RPG of Great Intention

Contents

  • The Land of Rune
  • Races
  • Classes
  • Skills
  • Feats
  • Magic and Religion
  • New Spells

The Land of Rune

Races

There are five playable races in Shining; Human, elf, dwarf, centaur and gijinka. Any other race must be approved by the GM.
Humans, elves and dwarves are detailed in the Player’s Handbook, but the racial traits for the centaur and gijinka are listed below.

HUMAN

CENTAUR, RUNIC

Runic centaurs are descendants of the true centaurs that died out long ago. They are smaller than their ancestors, but more personable, if the myths are any indication.

CENTAUR RACIAL TRAITS
 +2 Strength, -2 Dexterity, -2 Wisdom
 Medium: As medium creatures, centaurs have no special bonuses or penalties due to their size.
 Centaur base land speed is 40 feet
 Quadruped: Walking on four legs grant some bonuses.
 +2 racial bonus to Listen checks.
 Favored Class: Knight

Elf

DWARF

GIJINKA

The animal-like race of gijinka are a mystery to most of the people of Rune. They are born from parents of gijinka or human, but retain their own racial traits regardless of parents.
Gijinka have forms similar to animals of various varieties. Wolves, deer, hawks, even dragon varieties have been seen.

GIJINKA RACIAL TRAITS
 -2 Charisma
 Medium: As medium creatures, gijinka have no special bonuses or penalties due to their size.
 +2 to Listen and Spot checks
 Low-Light Vision

STRONG GIJINKA
 +2 Strength
 Strong Gijinka base land speed is 30 feet
 Natural Weapons:
 Favored Class: Fighter

SWIFT GIJINKA
 +2 Dexterity
 Swift Gijinka base land speed is 40 feet
 Favored Class: Healer

TOUGH GIJINKA
 +2 Constitution
 Tough Gijinka base land speed is 30 feet
 Natural Armor: +2
 Favored Class: Fighter

Classes

There are two new classes to replace the pre-existing divine and arcane casting classes to better suit the theme of Shining; the Healer and the Mage.
The following pre-existing classes are recommended, but not restricted to, because of the theme of Shining.
 Barbarian
 Fighter
 Knight
 Monk
 Ninja
 Paladin
 Ranger
 Rogue
 Samurai

HEALER

MAGE

Magic and Religion

THE SHINING LIGHT

The most common faith of Rune is the Shining Light. People all over the land worship the powers of positive energy and the ability to vanquish darkness, fear and evil.
Domains: Good, Healing, Light, Sun

THE DEEPENING DARKNESS

The opposition of the Shining Light is the very essence of evil, hatred, but ultimately, power. Power over everyone and everything. The Deepening Darkness, when tapped into will let you control your own destiny without rules or outside authority.
Domains: Darkness, Destruction, Evil, Shadow

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