One of the more interesting twists in the PoE games is that for reasons known only to themselves the gods occasionally gift (or curse) a child to carry some small echo of their aspect. These strange offspring can arise in any race, and while they may somewhat resemble their parents, they also resemble some part of the portfolio of the deity they reflect. Godlike are not beholden to the deity they represent, but their ‘patron’ may take a special interest in the lives of their ‘child’, often construing events so that the Godlike is thrust into conflict on the side of this third parent.
I really like this idea, and that it largely takes the place of the plane-touched races from Pathfinder/D&D3/5 (Aasimar, Ifrit, Oread, etc..). If you would like to add Godlike to your Pathfinder game, consider the following write up:
Godlike are humanoids that have been touched at conception by a deity or similar power, giving them strange features and powers unlike their birth race, and leaving them unable to produce children of their own.
Society: Godlike do not have society of their own, often remaining in among their parents peoples. The touch of the gods leads people to have expectations (both good and bad) of Godlike, even though they may have little to nothing in common with the deity that gave rise to them. As such, many become spiritual leaders, and just as many become disaffected outcasts rebelling against the roles society thrust upon them.
Relations: Godlike, while distinct, largely reflect the racial relations of their parent’s race.
Base Godlike Racial Traits:
+2 Wisdom: all Godlike seem to have the gift of insight
Native Outsider: Godlike are outsiders with the native subtype
Medium: Godlike are medium creatures (unless they are born to a race that is smaller or larger, in which case apply the appropriate stat adjustment of their parent race)
Languages: Godlike begin play speaking the languages of their parents race, as well as the planar language most aligned with their Godlike aspect (Celestial, Infernal, Abyssal, etc).
-Ability Modifiers: +2 Dex, -2 Int
-Low-light Vision: Avian Godlike can see twice as far as humans in conditions of dim light.
-Sky Called: Avian Godlike have a +2 racial bonus to Perception and Fly
-Raptor Features (Ex) Avian Godlike choose one of the following as a natural attack – a Bite (1d6), Claws (1d4/1d4), or Talons (1d4/1d4)
-Ability Modifiers: +2 Con, -2 Int
-Low-light Vision: Beast Godlike can see twice as far as humans in conditions of dim light.
-Scent: Beast Godlike gain the scent ability
-Bestial Features (Ex) Beast Godlike choose one of the following as a natural attack – a Bite (1d6), Claws (1d4/1d4), Gore (1d6), Slams (1d4/1d4) or Tail Slap (1d6)
-Ability Modifiers: +2 Str, -2 Cha
-Darkvision: Cold Godlike can see in the dark up to 30ft
-Energy Resistance: Cold Godlike have cold resistance 5, +1 for every 2 character levels after 5th
-Frost Touched: Cold Godlike add +1 damage to any spell or ability that does cold damage, and are considered Undine for the purposes of qualifying and using the Elemental Strike feat.
-Ability Modifiers: +2 Con, -2 Cha
-Darkvision: Death Godlike can see in the dark up to 60ft
-Deathless: Death Godlike are healed by both negative and positive energy. They do not lose hit points when they gain a negative level, and they gain a +2 racial bonus on saving throws against death effects, energy drain, negative energy, and spells or spell-like abilities of the necromancy school.
-Spell-Like Ability: A Death Godlike can use detect undead three times per day as a spell-like ability. The caster level for this ability equals the Death Godlike class level.
-Ability Modifiers: +2 Cha, -2 Con
-Ember Kissed: Fire Godlike have hair of flame, providing them with a constant source of light like that of a torch, and dealing 1 point of fire damage to an creature that hits them with a natural attack or unarmed strike
-Energy Resistance: Fire Godlike have fire resistance 5, +1 for every 2 character levels after 5th
-Flame Touched: Fire Godlike add +1 damage to any spell or ability that does fire damage, and are considered Ifrit for the purposes of qualifying and using the Elemental Strike feat.
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