I am DM a D & D 3.5 campaign. I would like to include in my world the opportunity for a PC to turn into a kind of nature-based look on one of the animals in my current campaign. I use the process of transformation to become a Dragonborn in Races of the Dragon as a basis for the mechanics of processing. I just needed a good model for what would be the race to which they would turn. I have created the model below for a gorilla avatar. Does it look like a +0 model? What could be removed if this is not the case?
Avatar of Nature (Gorilla)
Bonus statistics: +2 Str, -2 Int
Basic Speed: 30 feet of earth, 30 feet climb
Darkvision at 60 feet.
The Gorillafolk enjoy a +4 natural armor bonus.
Natural Weapon: A gorillafolk has two bit attacks and a bite attack, with massive and powerful hands being the main weapon. When he does not fight with weapons, he uses his natural weapons to tear apart his opponents. Each attack has a damage value of 1d6.
Brachiation: A gorillafolk is considered to have the gift of brachiation even if it does not meet the requirements.
The Gorillafolk enjoy a +8 racial bonus to climbing checks and can still accept 10 even if they are in a hurry or under threat.
Wild Empathy (ex): Gorillafolk can use body language, vocalisation and behavior to improve an animal's attitude. This power functions as a character in the druid's wild empathy class.
Spell Capabilities: 1 / day – talk with animals, detect traps and bites, detect animals or plants. Foundry level 5.
Automatic languages: Gora and Common. Bonus language: Elvish, Sylvan, Halfling, Gnome, Goblin, Giant and Orc.
Class of choice: Barbarian or Ranger