Centaurs are so cool, let's have a thread to talk about centaurs in our games.I'm making a centaur druid to use in a game of D&D.
>>86828669I don't understand why they stopped firing their dick lasers.
>>86828669I am sad that it was just mooks that got centaur mechs in that show, but I am glad that we got any at all. Because they are cool.>>86828720Main guy has to win.
>>86828720>>86828737It clearly wasn't working anyways. At that point they'd just be cumming in the wind.
>>86828099Is there a more underrated and underappreciated fantasy race than the centaurs?It's because they can't climb ladders, isn't it?
>>86828099Centaur skeletons are my favorite undeads to describe ;)
>>86829028Yes it's because they can't climb ladders
I played a centaur beast barbarian who was a weremillipede. My dm allowed me to reflavor my charge as rolling around as a ball.
>>86829650That sounds sick, anon
>>86828099Would centaurs make a good slave race, beast of burden style?
>>86829690I don't see why not
I hate centaurs. I have always hated centaurs. I remember being unhappy that there were centaurs in Harry Potter when I was 11 years old. Being here made me hate centaurs even more because of how they're sexualized. You people are worse than furfags, you need to own up to your sick bestiality fetish and take this shit to /mlp/.I will never be able to suspend my disbelief enough to accept spines that bend at 90 degrees. A centaur's entire torso is not supported by a neck. Do their human parts lie parallel to the ground when they're resting? No? Then don't give me that shit about the entire human portion of the spine being flexible. It's more anatomically egregious than six-limbed dragons.
>>86830277Centaurs are cool and if you let spines get in the way of seeing that you must have autism>likes w*vernsYep, it's autism
>>86830414>He doesn't give his characters the family name of Wyvernspur so they might be able to shapeshift into a wyvernWeak.
>>86830277Haven't seen you in a while, everything ok at home?
Seems a tradition for them to use shortbows. Was it a homage to mongol horse archers? I’d think they would use polearms or lances, or possible rocket tubes since they have better stability
>>86831069Probably or just horse archery in general. Not sure if they had those for the original greek ones already or not. Probably also just them being nature dudes, as centaurs also often end up portrayed in similar roles to wood elves oddly enough. Bows are cool though, or really any ranged option, should be good. I like the idea of a more modern-ish centaur that has a cavalry repeater and a lance or similar.But if you want melee, any polearm or a sword will do, the usual cavalry weapons. I like them as knights too so polearms and lances with a sword as a sidearm are what I'd go for in a fantasy context.
>>86828099Centaurs are marauders that take humans as slaves.
>>86830277i have scoliosis and my spine can bend 90 degrees
>>86828099Anytime I see centaurs I am just reminded of how horses are glass canons. One injured foot or leg and they are completely fucked.
>>86830277I love centaurs but you are right for a simple reason: this is a shitpost spam thread that will get bumpfagged for a month. It's not about centaurs.
>>86831815The irony of replying like that to a pasta that gets posted in every single one of these.
>>86831720Horses are not the smartest or good at keeping still, which does not help with healing injuries like that. One would assume the same is not true of a centaur.
>>86831720Well a cave man would also be fucked if he broke his leg. Centaurs are civilised horses, I'm sure they'd work something out.>>86831815You're the only one not talking about centaurs
>>86830277>muh spines>muh six limbed dragonsYou have the bad kind of autism, go away.
>>86831720Most animals in the wild are fucked when they injure their leg or foot, anon.
>>86830277Maybe they have a second pelvis, or they have a section of their spine that's cartilaginous? Ever thought of that?
>>86832999>Maybe they have a second pelvis, or they have a section of their spine that's cartilaginous? Ever thought of that?Yeah, I'd probably go with a scapulae/pelvis hybrid just to shore up the skeletal structure, same for Naga/Lamia and other such "Taurs."
>>86829690They absolutely would, since you have a horse that can comprehend orders. The issue would be in how to actually turn them into a slave race, since they're physically superior to most humanoid races.
Why can't they be real, bros?
>>86834613>They absolutely would, since you have a horse that can comprehend orders. The issue would be in how to actually turn them into a slave race, since they're physically superior to most humanoid races.Have REALLY good Carrots.
>>86834726>tiny shit gifThe future is now old man.
>>86834746Well I swore I had it, but I couldn't find it as a .gif OR .webm...
>>86834766>hoofprint on faceIs this the aftermath of a futa bird on centaur attempt?
>>86834822>Is this the aftermath of a futa bird on centaur attempt?I mean considering Papi she might have just spooked Centorea from behind without understanding why that's such a bad idea.
>>86834822Get your mind out of the gutter.
>>86834766I get the comedic angle here, but damn, horse kick to the face is a terrifying type of an injury.
>>86834887There's a reason for why you generally don't want to be in their kicking arc
>>86828518Wait a second, that's not what she looked like in Golden Axe II. What's this from?
>>86830277this nigga never seen a giraffe
>>86836457Mugen i think
>>86836775Someone made a Mugen fighter of Dora?Who is this madman?
How do centaur internal organs work anyway? Do they have two sets of lungs, heart, stomach, etc., or one set distributed between the human and horse halves? (pic sort of related; I assume the artist was as annoyed as I was by the one scene in Monmusu where centorea fantasized about marrying the MC, which included an image of her being pregnant with the belly on the human half, implying some very odd anatomy).
>>86836427it can literally kill you
>>86837928I have no idea if this even makes sense
You enter the dungeon. There is a manhole sized opening in the floor with a ladder going straight down. Centaur character you guard the entrance. Im not making wheel chair accessible dungeons so you guys can play freakshit NPC races as PCs.
Guild wars had kino gazelle-centaurs and did fuck with them.
>>86837981It does. You need really large lungs and heart if you want to support two torsos, especially since centaurs likely run long distances.
>>86838028Now if only they'd been playable.
>>86837990My centaur druid wildshapes into an orangutan and is instantly the best climber in the party, what's next?
>>86838118>not shapeshifting into an ibexConsistency
>>86838126That's the shape I use when we have to climb upwards
>>86838118I applaud your cleverness but what’s the duration on that spell? Furthermore what about non Druid centaurs?
>>86838132Horses have no control of thier bowels and shit constantly. Either wear a poo bag or have other members of the party behind the centaur on poo sweeping dirty.
>>86838202>horses have-That's where your argument falls apart. Centaurs aren't horses.
>>86838183>what’s the duration on that spell?It's wild shape, and even then I only need it for long enough to enter the dungeon, unless you've made the entire thing too small for a centaur, in which case it would be barely big enough for the rest of the party and a terrible experience for everyone involved.>what about non Druid centaurs?Every party has a spell caster, why not just get them to blast a bigger entrance? Then you can featherfall or use the rubble as a staircase
>>86838233oh sorry I thought that they were half horse. The horse half is where the poo portion of the digestive track is so I don’t think it’s fair for you centaur lovers to hand wave away the embarrassing aspects of being half horse just because you like centaurs.
>>86838283A centaur obviously doesn't have the same internal anatomy as a horse because that would overlap in weird ways with the human half, so why should their digestive track work the same way?
>>86838283You're missing the fact that centaurs are sentient, sapient beings with human intelligence to drive them. A horse is an animal with no morals or care for hygiene. Even without these obvious facts in mind, the biology of a centaur differs greatly from a biology of a horse, so there's no logical reason to assume their "involuntary bowel movements" would be a thing.Cope.
>>86838270The point is Centaur friend that Dungeons are totally unsuitable for centaurs and combat wheelchairs. My games have a lot of dungeon crawling and horses don’t crawl or climb well.
I do enjoy how autists come out of the woodworks whenever centaurs are mentioned, but never show up when it comes to biology of other mythological or fantastical creatures.What is it about half-horse people that makes you all seethe so much?
>>86838349And my point is, why should dungeon geography be a hurdle to a party of supermen and reality warpers?
>>86838330>>86838337Well if hit pay dirt with the centaurfags. You want all of the aesthetics and physical benefits of having a half horse body and none of the downsides. Typical Mary sue bullshit and I expect nothing less from people wanting to play magic realm NPC monster races as PCs.
>>86838355Jealous of the centaur's big dick energy
>>86838365Supermen? I run level 1-6 OSR game m8. Ain’t no supermen. Deserters, mercenaries, convicts, wanted men, excommunicated priests, censured magic users, Desperate scum that might by chance do something heroic. Not 5E ability stacked super heroes.
>>86838367This coming from an HFY fag who believes that humans are the apex species of the galaxy. You're just mad that centaurs mog humans in every respect other than fitting into small holes like the rat you are.
>>86838398Well that's how you run your games and that's okay. But player characters being above average certainly isn't a 5e exclusive thing, and one hurdle shouldn't stop a centaur in a game about creative problem solving.>>86838407Don't respond to bait
>>86837928>assume the artist was as annoyed as I was by the one scene in Monmusu where centorea fantasized about marrying the MC, which included an image of her being pregnant with the belly on the human half, implying some very odd anatomyWell Monmusu doesn't really want to commit to where a Centaur naughty bits actually are; It has her dress as a biped probably to obfuscate the fact that, if they where on the horse ass, sexing Centorea wouldn't be all that functionally removed from bestiality.>>86837981>>86838057That's basically how I'd do it; Horses have huge lungs to begin with after all.It's also how I'd do most other "tauric" races, though your diagram does leave a lot of the pelvic cavity empty.You could have Centaurs just be "skinny" in that area, but you could also use my excuse for Sluggirls/people; The extra space is taken up by enlarged/redundant organs like the Liver, Spleen, and Kidneys (as well as probably a secondary Heart), giving these beings a rather hardy constitution when compared to biped humanoids.I think for Centaurs this fits rather well mythologically.>>86838202>Horses have no control of thier bowels and shit constantly.But is that because horses have no CONSCIOUS control of their bowel releases or that, as a nomadic plains roaming animal, they just don't care that much about where they shit?>>86838337>A horse is an animal with no morals or care for hygiene.Hey now Animals do care about Hygiene, it's just they don't have the same standards us humans do!>>86838355>never show up when it comes to biology of other mythological or fantastical creaturesI mean I try to, being a Biomechanics fag and all, but I can't be everywhere!
>>86838355Lost the girl to the centaur party member
>>86838482>Well Monmusu doesn't really want to commit to where a Centaur naughty bits actually are; It has her dress as a biped probably to obfuscate the fact that, if they where on the horse ass, sexing Centorea wouldn't be all that functionally removed from bestiality.I guess having the naughty bits be below the humannoid part's waist (between the horse's forelegs), while still anatomically odd, would be more reasonable than having the baby pass through the entire horse-half when giving birth. Though given how a baby centaur would presumably be the size of a baby horse it would result in a pregnant centaur having a massive belly in relation to the human body.
>>86838624Front end stuff is honestly just kinda stupid, it just adds more problems over just keeping that whole stuff at the back where you have space for everything.
>>86838624Are you kidding me? They absolutely show that she's not equipped on the front side. Maybe this was just in the manga, but they go out of their way to show it as she's changing into a swimsuit.
>>86838624>while still anatomically odd, would be more reasonable than having the baby pass through the entire horse-half when giving birth. Though given how a baby centaur would presumably be the size of a baby horse it would result in a pregnant centaur having a massive belly in relation to the human body.>>86838693>Front end stuff is honestly just kinda stupid, it just adds more problems over just keeping that whole stuff at the back where you have space for everything.Which is why her uterus is probably in the rear of the horse half...>>86838773>Are you kidding me? They absolutely show that she's not equipped on the front side. Maybe this was just in the manga, but they go out of their way to show it as she's changing into a swimsuit.Apparently the swimming chapter was made into an OVA but you are right.My other guess was that the creator avoids showing this to again obfuscate Centorea's genitalia are basically those of a horse.Why she thinks being pregnant would distend her human abdomen is a mystery, but apparently Centorea was unaware her father is human, so Centaurs might just be ignorant for the most part when it comes to the Birds and the Bees.
>>86838881Like most of the races in MonMusu, centaurs have a weird sex culture.The centaurs are the weirdest, with the lamia and mermaids following close behind.
>>86838929>Like most of the races in MonMusu, centaurs have a weird sex culture.I'm aware, Male Centaurs are often brutish oafs like their mythological counterparts, so they use Human male "Teasers" to get their females in the mood...But the fact that Centorea's Mother and human Father were able to convince Centorea's Mother's Husband that he had done the deed of conceiving her after knocking him out suggest a glaring lack of sexual knowledge.
>>86839442They do come from a very 'traditional' society, so I wouldn't be surprised if it was one of those situations where you're expected to figure it out on your own on your wedding night.
>>86839479>They do come from a very 'traditional' society, so I wouldn't be surprised if it was one of those situations where you're expected to figure it out on your own on your wedding night.Exactly, thus Centorea might not actually know how Babby is Made, thus thinks she'll get a baby bump like humans and other liminals.
How about a centaur that's a robot AND a girl?
>>86834766Huh, weird seeing my old art here
I can outrun a centaur!
>>86830277>Retarded, contrarian opinion>Cat image attachedI guess people were right - toxo is the real brain-killer
>>86829129Why is that exactly? And how dangerous are centaur undead compared to other types?
>>86849392Probably don't have to worry about falling over so easily on four legs. Maybe they move faster as a result?
>>86849392Hi bumpfag, you really didn't need to bump my thread for me as I was done using it. I feel like the thread has run its course and if anyone had anything else to say about centaurs they would have said so by now, so there's no real point in prolonging the thread any further. That is, unless you'd like to share any of the centaur characters you've used in a game, or have an anecdote relating to one of them. I don't think questioning posters, who likely have already stopped following the thread, will lead to any meaningful discussion and you'd be better served letting the thread archive so we can all come fresh for the next centaur thread.
>>86830277I developed a fetish for centaur girls based on specific examples in book I read as a kid:>that centaur girl from the young jedi knights books that I'm pretty sure was the writer's fetish>chronicles of narnia>harry potter>a scene in animorphs where a girl shows off how good she is at the morphing by turning into a centaur instead of a full horseIronically I grew bored of the fetish because it blew up in the last 10 years getting really popular. Also probably the writer's fetish.
>>86828099Would centaurs really use bows? Or would something else make more sense?
>>86837981It both does and doesn't. One of the weirdest issues with Centaurs is the presumed double sets of organs and how the fuck they work. Sometimes you get people putting lungs and hearts and nothing else in the human half, but that begs the question of why/how the top half even functions on its own. Sometimes people will literally just say: "The top half is nothing but muscle, no organs" and get away with it despite it being stupid because of how many mental back flips it requires someone do normally. Arguing that Centaurs are somehow related (evolutionary) to dragons can go a long way for helping their biology though. Which can be cool, but makes for more horse-like dragons at times.This is, of course, saying nothing of double pelvises and the rest of the bones. Or, and this is pivotal, how the fuck such a large creature is fed by a human sized mouth and the diet of human beings. They need more mouths or a larger starting point for digestion, because Centaurs are otherwise eating constantly and still failing miserably at getting full.
>>86852077As shitty as it eventually became, the manga Creature Girls posited that centaurs would make sense if they had the anatomy of conjoined twins, with one part of the twin becoming horse-like and the other staying humanoid. It said something similar about arachne, only it was a conjoined triplet instead.
>>86838355No idea. People have no problem with Cerberus's three heads, a hydra's indefinite number of regrowing heads, Medusa's snake hair, mermaids being half man half fish, chimera being chimera, sphynxes e.t.c.The only mythical creature which seems to attract nearly as much autism as centaurs are elves and wyverns
>>86838202That's not how horses or centaurs work.
>>86838202If that were true wouldn't they just be constantly leaking shit?
Centuars are cool because they remind me of Shining Force, but I've never bothered to use them in an actual campaign, let alone as a playable race.
>>86829690How do you break a buck?
>>86830277it's fantasy retard it's like complaining about skeleton warriors or dragons. none of this shit makes any sense but imagining it is fun.
>>86837981I see two ribcages.
>>86854322And a hydra has one spine for every head that it INSTANTLY regrows the moment its cut. What's wrong with two ribcages?
>>86854377>hydra has one spinePerhaps hydra is some kind of monstrous grotesque pseudopod and it doesn't have a spine at all?
>>86854322>I see two ribcages.Gastralia, anon. Think about it.
>>86838202>fantasy>lets talk about different race's shitting patterns and dynamics...fucking... why anon? Why just you autistically think way too much about this?
>>86854627>Why just you autistically think way too much about thiswhy would you autistically think way too much about this*i need more coffee.
>>86854377Extra lungs = extra heart necessary = heart synchronization issues.
>>86854665big or more is not always better in biology, sometimes evolution decides to just make the organs more efficient. In this case centaurs would be either slightly smaller than actual horses with a heart somewhere inbetween or a slightly smaller horse heart that is just more efficient. Either way horses while having bigger lungs, also have bodies that are more efficient at dealing with hypoxia (lack of oxygen) and lactate build up when running that humans don't have.
>>86854665You can literally see one heart and one pair of lungs in the picture, what the hell are you talking about?
>>86854711I solve this problem in my mind by scaling down the centuar body, torso and all, to the size of a small deer. To me, the monster sized fuck huge Centaurs couldn't exist as natural creatures and seem more suited to being some kind of outsider creature where simple concerns of biology are no longer an issue.Also, I'm in favor of not necessarily sticking 100% faithfully to horse biology and figure Centaurs would also be omnivorous
>>86854841>lithe deer-sized centaurs shitpost about >tfw no Shire horse amazon gf
>>86854841I like the traditional fuck off huge Clydesdale centaurs, I'm not too concerned about their biology other than they exist and I assume that they eat a midway between a human and horse diet.>can eat grass and hay but its not tasty to them>prefers fruits and nuts>loves cooked vegetables but can also eat them raw>doesn't need to eat meat but can ingest meat without life-threatening other than maybe the social taboo that they face within their own society (basically how humans view cannibalism).
>>86854264I heard them men do some downright peculiah things to them there centahs
>>86828099Centaurs are the best. Wish 5e ones were either Large
>>86856370*either Large or had something like being able to pick up bigger weapons.
>>86856370>>86856398Show your GM this.
>>86830277Centaurs are nice because they're an indicator of a pure fantasy setting. Most other mythical species can be explained away with an in-world pseudo-scientific explanation, but centaurs mean that the creator said "fuck it, let's have fun." That can be nice sometimes.
>>86828099I know this is just a silly costume but the human feet are making me rage>>86828669sunrise was really churning this shit out in the 80s, huh. Never even heard of this one despite being big into the mecha scene but there are so many janky series that are lost to history. Looks like PWG is owned by sunrise though, so there's a possibility that it could make it into an SRW eventually.
>>86856769nvm apparently it was in SRW BX. I just peeped the lineup for that game, it must have sucked ass
>>86856663Anon I added centaurs as a core thing to my sci-fantasy thing with spaceships and the usual pulp stuff.
>>86828099Who cares about centaurs if there's a vastly superior race available?
>>86857494Piss off, housecat.
>>86856663>Centaurs are nice because they're an indicator of a pure fantasy setting.
>>86837928>>86837981>>86838482>>86838624I don't want to be a fun killer or anything and I'm not gonna blog but here are some points that I keep in mind about centaurs since I think about fantasy ethology often:- big lungs; in a centaur the entire human torso would likely be lungs, a huge ganglion cluster, and a second heart- genitals are of course at the back of the horse- birthing would have to either be an egg (magic, remember) or a much smaller foal that's bent over backward- tits fulfill the same things as they do in humans – centaur foals would need to nurse upright, and of course, eye candy
>>86857494Gross, only weird furries yes, weird by furry standards like mancattaurs or whatever the fuck those are supposed to be
>>86849392>>86849464bumpfag did you really bump yourselfshouldn't you be coming out to your family over thanksgiving dinner>>86856370I'm not going to tell you to play a different game because clearly you have some kind of battered wife syndrome with D&D or you wouldn't have posted that but I am going to suggest that you homebrew/houserule things that don't make sense to you. The designers are not infallible and are in fact very incompetent, you don't need to take anything that they've written as gospel.
>>86857494That lion has forward tilting hips. He should do some planks and floor exercises to loosen and strengthen that area. His back muscles look crazy tight.
>>86857904Wemic. First introduced to AD&D in 1982.
>>86857494>>86857989I like most centauroid creatures because it's a cool bodyplan, but these or similar just always looked wrong to me and I can't place why.
>>86858032Perhaps you're afraid of apex predator?
>>86857494Is that you, Bernard?
>>86858342Oh, that tuna head.
>>86858153just nitpicking but what's the point of having those huge fangs and razor sharp teeth if you could feed yourself with you hands?
>>86857494Aren't those guys from The Legend of Zelda?
>>86859002yeah, Lionels, but they have horns/antlers
>>86857934His ruling is dumb and he should feel bad. The problem with wielding lances one handed on foot is being able to stay balanced and centaurs don't need to worry about that so I'm allowing them to act as always mounted. And I'm going to give them double damage dice on the charge like pathfinder. 5e weapons are too bland.
>>86859352If you think that's bad, you should see the twitter thread where some hasbro employee justifies centaurs being medium
>>86859466Get the fuck out. Are centaurs seriously medium in 5e?
>>86857934the fact that they think that "muh balance" is so important when you have half-angels and half-demons running around just breaking the game all over the place is a clear indicator that a lot of them don't know what they are doing. I would have just made centaur's large then suggested that a downside would be that they can't fit in most human made spaces. Just because a race has a mechanical advantage doesn't mean that they have to have a mechanical disadvantage, it could be a roleplaying one but a lot of these people don't seem to really understand that, hence why the indie ttrpg market is blowing up right now.
>>86859578forgot to add that I have a friend who thinks only in terms of "muh balance" (I actually use too as well but I grew out of it). But it gets tiring when someone is just constantly complaining that something they don't like it too strong and something they do like is too weak, it just gets tiring in the end. Asymmetry can make a lot of things really interesting and even push people to think in way more creative and unorthodox ways to find solutions, but apparently asking people who play a creative game to be creative is a huge taboo these days.
>>86859502>Are centaurs seriously medium in 5e?Must be based on Ponies. We do not need a /mlp/ crossover event.
>>86859502It's mostly the "Large creatures need an extra dice of damage since their weapons are bigger" argument.Except that any weapon that a centaur would wield would still fit a regular medium-sized creature, since it's the horse part that's large, not the human part.I just ignore whatever Crawford and the "balancing team" say if it defies common sense, which it does most of the time.
>>86859578I just think it's weird that of all things, centaurs are the hill...hoof to die on, when there's the big push for inclusivity. One of the same stupid arguments I see all the time is "how is a centaur going to climb a ladder?" to which I reply "how is stephen hawking the crippled dungeoneer going to get up a ladder with his combat wheelchair?" >>86859502Not even joking, and the stance from the hasbro shills is "this is Good, Actually." I will never understand their line of thinking.
>>86859502>Are centaurs seriously medium in 5e?Depends.
>>86862158Are they even aware that they can control the language that goes into their own game?
>>86862158>we can't abstract this problem or make a special case because of language.but... but your whole game is about using language to abstract an alternate reality where the players are either exceptions to the rule or special cases, wtf kind of argument is this?
>>86862585>>86863413That would require them to actually play the game.
>>86862289What’s the original source here? And what did it say unedited?
>>86849392Imagine skeleton archers that you can't outrun.
>>86866197>What’s the original source here? And what did it say unedited?Who knows? Reverse image search is totally useless here. (Apparently it's from New Yorker cartoon caption contest.)
>>86866545Thanks anon. And I totally agree with you about the reverse image search thing BTW.
>>86828099How do the centaurs in your setting view and use magic? Also, post any good pics of centaur magic users that you have please.
>>86872047Centaurs in my setting are the result of a hobgoblin religious ritual to act as super soldiers so they mainly use traditional hobgoblin shamanic, divine, and lightning/air magic. More on the divine side since they tend to be the most zealous followers of the sky-father.
>>86872047Don't really got magic around, but here's a witch all the same.
>>86872047generally i don't consider centaurs as magically inclined due to maybe some social and genetic disposition (easy to spook by nature, flighty, it can be trained out of them but its hard). It would make sense to me that a naturally kind of skittish people would avoid magic in general, but if I was pressed then maybe druid and natural magic with a huge 50/50 on magic that buffs a person's abilities.
Am I the only one who prefers centaurs with smaller horse bods? Having a normal human torso on a full-sized horse just looks incongruous.>>86854322>>86856028>>86857592
>>86874510Both is fine. It more comes down to proportioning in my opinion, if you have them at full horse scale the centaur's human torso is gonna be overall larger than a human's or it's gonna look a bit silly. If you want a centaur's human torso to be about the same size as a regular human's you kinda have to make the horse part a bit smaller.
>>86875311>If you want a centaur's human torso to be about the same size as a regular human's you kinda have to make the horse part a bit smaller.This is cutest. Pony & deertaurs are underrated. Horses are FAT and UGLY.
>>86875328They're all beautiful creatures, Anon. Also you forgot about donkeys but then I'm pretty sure everyone tends to unfortunately
>>86875328>Pony & deertaurs are underrated. Horses are FAT and UGLY.I have yet to see a pony that isn't fat as fuck, as well as oddly proportioned (head too big, legs too short etc.) On the other hand there are plenty of normal horses that aren't fat. Have you heard about the horse racing industry by any chance?
>>86875435there are humans and halflings, I don't see why there can't be:Centaur, Pony EditionCentaur, Donkey EditionCentaur, Dwarf Horse EditionJust put them on different continents
>>86828099What kind of weapons and armor do the centaurs in your games use? Axes, bows, something else?
>>86875517depends on where the centaur is from, in my game I have 2 major lifestyles that the centaurs engage in that divides them. You have the more civilized ones that farm and basically integrated into a more agricultural life so those ones are more like "human centaurs" in that way, they use lances, javelins, and spears (to be able to stab people on the ground). Then you have the more transient and wandering centaurs that are a cross between mongols and romani and they use mainly bows and sharpened sticks and usually wear nothing or plant fiber clothes.
>>86875517Spears, shortbows, longbows, scythes, dual scimitars
>>86875461I homebrewed Shetland ponytaurs who lived in mountainous areas and allied closely with dwarves. They had a symbiotic relationship; dwarves kep threats from below from surfacing and brought up the riches of the deep earth, while the centaurs protected against surface incursions and sent down meat and produce.
>>86828099I made centaurs my world's gypsies.> Travel in packs> Ready to leave at a moment's notice, stay too long anyway> Will shit on the floor and act like nothing happened> Scared of stairsIt all just naturally lined up.
>>86875311It's a tradeoff. Pony-sized centaurs are easier for humans to interact with, but OTOH you lose out on the potential rider–steed dynamic.
>>86881393>you lose out on the potential rider–steed dynamic.usually most fictions says that centaurs dislike being ridden but ponies are actually stronger (no absolutely stronger, but in terms of their relative size) pound-for-pound than a horse is, so you can always hitch them to a buggy if they are okay with it.
>>86828099How do you like to handle the divide between equine and human with your centaurs? I personally like to include a few inhuman features on the human side of things, like pointed ears, maybe antlers or horns if their bottom half is of the appropriate species for instance, but having their upper halves be fully human is fine too.
>>86881421"Most fiction" also portrays centaurs as human-hating forest hippies, and that's super lame compared to the weeb centaur knight trope.
I'm not sure I get centaurs. Like elves and dwarves you get a pretty clear defined culture and aesthetic. The horse people though? I mean what's the big iconic centaur fiction? Are they immortal or long lived? Magical? I guess they're kind of warriorish. But on the whole what's their feedbag.
>>86883108If we go by the classic depictions they're either savages or teachers.If we go by more modern depictions they are either noble knights, steppe nomads or wood elves. Though given horses are not exactly known for living in forests I am never sure where exactly the wood elf nature autism comes from.There's also the option of just looking at horses and human interactions with them in general beyond knights and taking cues from there.Personally I like what Shining Force did with tossing them into the knight role proper.
>>86883586>Though given horses are not exactly known for living in forests I am never sure where exactly the wood elf nature autism comes from.I know that in Magic the Gathering back in the early 2000s one set had centaurs that were basically deer/elk people known as Dryads, most notably their race were known for keeping the forest groves that the Elves in the series consider holy. While I don't think they were the originator of the idea, I did notice that a lot of people kinda latched onto the idea like Warcraft, League of Legends, and DOTA. There are probably more examples that are so Warcraft based but none really come to mind right now.
>>86883606Yeah, aware of them, just more thinking of the regular ones adopting it, though it's not too far fetched to see someone seeing the deer variant and just deciding to put that kinda stereotype on the horse ones.Or someone just wanted elves or fauns but not and picked centaurs to put in their stead.
>>86856370>>86856398i add the 5e stat to the large races rules from MCDM's Arcadia or play the Kobold Press centaur
>>86883108>what's the big iconic centaur fiction?There isn't one. Not until you write it, anon.
>>86886593You better believe that if I was any good at writing that I'd have written some horrendous centaur and human buddies adventure novels long ago.
>>86873908very cute, must be the big hat
>>86887671It's the everything
>>86887671>big hat to store all the magic>comfy gambeson shirt and a cloak>practical saddlebags and stuff>fuck huge but shy looking>fetlocksIt's all good.
>>86886593banner saga to some extent
>>86888191depressed viking oregon trail is an unsung hero, a lot of people did sing its praises but I feel that a lot of people just dismissed it cause it was back when indie was new enough that people could dismiss it all as trash. Which is a shame, cause its a really well put together game.
>>86888109Closest other one I got.>>86888191>>86888208Been considering playing through it just earlier today actually.
>>86883108>I mean what's the big iconic centaur fiction?Greek mythology you illiterate weebshit.
>>86829690Sure, ASSUMING you have a very effective means of subjugation. Centaurs would be way more difficult to deal with than a horse because they are smarter and possibly even more powerful if they have an extra set of heart and lungs like everyone assumes they do. Not to mention, all the careful planning and precautions won't matter if a centaur manages to kick you with their hind legs even once.
>>86888191>>86888208>>86888751So what's the deal? Fantasy vinland saga the real ones, not the anime, you weeb with native american centaurs? Because that's the vibe I'm getting so far.
>>86857934This picture is funny for a lot of reasons that have nothing to do with the actual picture.>Discussion on a glorified porn website (You are mentally ill if you use Twitter as social media)>Needing to consult one of the game writers for a ruling on something objective and mindless (Literally all you have to know is how a lance is used to know speed = good)>5E in general. It's hard for me to imagine how stupid you have to be to go "haha centaur on horse funny!" but somehow NOT also think: "This guy is kind of a dipshit, I wonder if the rest of his game is poorly written, too?"
>>86889089haven't finished banner saga 2. basically the gods died and people are trying to survive the end of the world. the centaurs are more like poni bodied. they killed all the horses because they saw humans using them as beasts of burden and got madso they liberated them by genocide
>>86828099>Centaurs are so coolI agree. I really love Centaurs. Centaurs are easily in my top 10 favorite fantasy races. I just think IP's and people have a habit of using Centaurs completely and totally wrong. I don't know where the idea that Centaurs were mystical forest creatures who were friends with the Elves and the Gnomes and Halflings, but it's a garbage aesthetic and mythology and is completely arbitrary. Centaurs are at their best when they're based off every obscure horrible little Indo-Aryan-Inspired ethnic group that essentially terrorized the world because they were the first to domesticate horses. Centaurs should be nomadic, sunburnt, raiders, pillagers, marrying into human societies and becoming placid from corn and textiles, and that singular race that makes living in any flat place fucking impossible. Also, I understand why everyone attributes archery to Centaurs. I have no problem with that. The issue though is Centaurs would excel at *other* weapons as well like spears, polearms(not lances), and hammers/maces/heavy swords. I'm under the impression a Centaur's body would be able to contort, twist, and summon forth just tremendous amounts of velocity with their strikes.
>>86888845lol, look at Chiron being a dad guy. Just hanging out and being a centaur like it's no big deal.
>>86828099The centaurs in your deities, which deities, if any, do they worship? Picture related.
>>86888191The centaurs' presence in that game is minimal, though. They go from secondary antagonists to background allies if you let them, or just disappear altogether. You don't even get to fuck Canary.
>>86889697>I'm under the impression a Centaur's body would be able to contort, twist, and summon forth just tremendous amounts of velocity with their strikes.I’m not entirely sure that their biology would be capable of the kinds of feats that you’re describing. You’re making it sound like the connection between their human and horse parts can swivel like an owl’s neck.
>>86892771Well horses are pretty flexible at least
Glad this thread's here. Love centaurs.
>>86898099no samurai centaur?
>>86898192expanding on that, is the last one suppose to be another western design? Iunno i'm just kinda blown away they didn't do a far east one unless this is specifically just suppose to be crusader era armor sets
>>86898213I think it's supposed to be a centaur cuirassier
>>86898099I fucking love this, this is exactly my autism. Guy also came to similar conclusions, such as using a lot of chain on the belly or the backwards hind leg covers>>86898213Yes last one is western too, I forget the exact name or time of it of it, but it's there. >>86899594 is probably right.The chronological order for them is in kind of a zig zag, bottom left to top middle, down middle, top right, bottom right.
>>86898192That is a shame, it'd be cool.
>>86904148where are you guys finding all this art of them? I like both of these designs
Are Centaurs a subspecies of human or horse? or are they their own species?
>>86904404I just accumulated a folder over the years, googling, 4chan, deviantart, twitter, tumblr, pixiv, boorus, whatever. The usual suspects for finding art.That said name of the artist is in the filename there.>>86904433In my setting it would probably be a human sub-species, but by now nobody remembers that origin or cares to anyway so they're considered their own species like all of the other half-humans.
>>86881421I prefer my centaurs thinking that it's very demeaning because you're using them like you would a horse, and suggesting it to a random one are fighting words. But if one ever suggests you hop on their back you know you have a friend/wife/husband for life
>>86828099Don't they feel weird if their bottom part is exposed?I think they would have come up with plenty of ways to be able to dress themselves properly.Otherwise they would constantly get horny looks.
>>86904668They probably would, people drawing them often don't because it takes some effort to work out. Alternatively they don't care, just like how some people don't care. But even so the tail is there.
>>86904668In warm climes, humans are fine with exposing skin in areas that aren't as erotic or erogenous. It's perfectly reasonable that centaurs only wear clothes on their upper body to keep the more sensitive skin there warm.
>>86904433It's the other way around, humans are centaurs mixed with minotaurs
>>86904433>>86905111I could be wrong, but the original mythical creatures of centaurs and minotaurs were suppose to be warnings against having sex with equines and bovines because you would end up with dangerous monstrosities. The minotaur had to be but in a labyrinth after his human mother gave birth to her.
>>86888050>shaggytaurI prefer smoothtaur.
>>86858342isnt that the chacat guy?
Centaurs are neat, but only if you don't think about them much. For my setting, and I'm not certain I really want to add them at all, I was thinking about centaurs being a kind of lycanthrope, except it isnt a disease and can't be spread. Their humanoid form is like a big stocky wood or wild elf, they have a horse form, and the centaur form is their battle form; they can wield weapons while still having the size/strength/speed of a horse.
>>86828099Hey, here's a thought, what if a centaur's human and horse halves start out as separate entities that merge some time after being born? What do you think? Picture unrelated.
>>86838202That’s not true
>>86828099>want to play a centaur>GM doesn't allow themHow do I cope?
>>86915885Play something else? Surely you don't need to be a centaur every campaign. If you're a good player, they'll probably let you indulge in it eventually.Or you can go full sperg and whip up something with polymorph to cheat your fetish into the game.
>>86916059That does sound sensible.Polymorph it is.
>>86916059>>86916091Your character is trans-centaurA less shitty/shitposty way of doing it would be having a character who is in some way obssesed with the centaurs, so much so its one of the main reasons he is questing around. If your gm is nice and plays fair as long as your playing fair maybe you'll run into a tribe of centaur from which your character can maybe return to after the campaign and be inducted into the tribe or something. Basically a medieval fantasy version of an anthropologist (or w/e you call those people who study living tribal cultures and go out and live with them.)
>>86828099>>86837981>>86854322it does makes sense and it doesn't because real life biology reasons. i solved this by making centaurs a magically created race made by people who had a really good understanding of anatomy, but still kind of partially powered by magic>>86857494>>86858153>>86857989i think i like this kind of centauroid better as magical outsiders rather than mortals, but still really cool. work really well as demons
>>86904148>12.7mm>looks to be fully automaticCentaurs can fire an LMG with the same ease a human can fire an assault rifle, and that shit is scary. Imagine a horse that can fire 50 caliber rounds at up to 1150 RPM, while moving.
>>86916182Alright, and what would their reasons for making the centaurs have been? Warriors for some conflict? And where would their biology need to be augmented by magic?
>>86913326I floated an idea like that once, with the merging process being like a rite of passage.I also decided that a successful merge would require the horse to be fairly tame, otherwise, the resulting centaur would be a wild, violent, unstable, unruly beast
>>86916304I mean that's basically just any light military vehicle except vulnerable to small arms fire
>>86918629>messenger that can run fast and far to deliver important news>like you said, inbuilt cavalry>random punishment or creation myth about a horse or a human wanting to be or acting like a human or a horse and pissing off a god>a Zeus-like god comes down disguised as a horse or a human and has sex with [REDACTED]>guardians of the nature goddess' sacred groves in the forest>like above but replace nature goddess with elves>some magical "hurricane" or calamity that melded human and horse together, can be one of the "big secrets" or "forgotten pieces" of world loreI could go on but just throw ideas, no matter how dumb, at wall and see what you find interesting. Generally if it something really lame you can always add lore and narrative complexity over time, that generally does a good job at making something seem less silly on the face of it; a lot of history or irl biology works has the same dynamic: silly on the surface but once you have a deeper understanding you realize it has its own internal logic that makes a lot more sense.
>>86912079It's funny you consider connecting them to lycanthropes anon. In MY setting, Centaurs are aligned with Wood Elves, having been the descendants of humans who chose to live with them in their sacred woods. The humans were put through a magic ritual that connected them to the forest and turned them into the first centaurs. I say all this, because werecreatures in my setting are the direct result of humans butchering that same type wood elf magic to order to achieve a similar result, but only ended up turning themselves into werebeasts instead.
>>86922587i cri ebry tiem
>>86889089It's not like Saga of the Vinlanders at all, really. The gods are dead, which screwed up the world really bad, everyone is vainly hoping for a way to survive the unraveling of the world. The game is about the choices you make as you lead your people to seek some sort of sanctuary, always moving on as the previous refuge falls to chaos. The centaurs are a minor faction that appear near the end of the second game, thought to be a myth in the previous game. They stir a lot of things up as they're complete outsiders, and the last thing they did of note was to kill every horse in the world.
>>86828099What ethnic features do you prefer for the human portions of your centaurs? Probably ones associated with horse-riders IRL, correct?
The centaurs in my setting are highly musical people and not as war like. They are like gypsies in that they roam around a particularly large plains and foothills region called "The Golden Sea" because of its wild wheat growth and long yellow grass that grows during the summer. They peacefully travel through the wilderness of the world and occasionally stopping at towns to rest and resupply to play music in the streets and sell the jewelry and other knickknacks they make. Their fascination with music borders on the obsessive when compared to most other races with their music usually being very energetic, vibrant, and folkish sounding; perfect for festivals. I like to imagine that their music sounds like this:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gLr_EHgY9joTheir herds usually make camps outside of human settlements around summer and fall harvests or any big human festival event where they can then again play music and hawk jewelry they make to people.