So, I’m mostly posting this to see if my math is correct.
The Katzchen are a short race, similar in height to dwarves and gnomes. They’re basically cat-people.
All Katzchen classes require a minimum Dexterity of 9 or better.
Class Category Values
Fighting: Due to their short statures, Katzchen cannot use human-sized two-handed weapons (such as two-handed swords and polearms) or longbows. (Counted this as a -1/2 power… but not sure if that is too generous.)
Difficult to Spot
Willful and Cunning: The Katzchen are quick to leap away from danger, granting a +2 bonus to saving throws versus Blast and Breath. Due to their willful and arbitrary nature, the Katzchen also gain a +2 bonus to saving throws versus Spells. [1/2 power]
Cat-like Reflexes: Renamed Animal Reflexes
Fangs and Claws, Lvl 1 [2 powers]
Contortionism (as proficiency)
Thievery 1 (Move Silently, Hear Noise, Climb Walls)
Fangs and Claws, Lvl 2 [+1 power]
Thievery 2 (Add Hide in Shadows and Backstab)
Value Katzchen XP Cost
4 Katzchen 4 650
3 Katzchen 3 450
2 Katzchen 2 350
1 Katzchen 1 150
0 Katzchen 0 75
If this math is right, it looks like it will take an additional 12,000 XP for every level after 8th.
I’m open to other interesting suggestions to add to the race template, of course. But I’m mostly looking for verification (or not) of my math.