Front Cover Table of Contents Introduction Chapter 1: Half-breeds in your Campaign Chapter 2: Specific Half-Breeds Half-breeds at a Glance Aellar Alicorn. The d20 core rules let you play half-orcs and half-elves, but why stop there? Bastards & Bloodlines gives you nearly 30 new half-races to play. Bastards & Bloodlines: A Guidebook to Halfbreeds (Races of Renown) [Owen K. C. Races of Destiny (Dungeon & Dragons d20 Fantasy Roleplaying).

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Editing is good as is the use of white space. All of the autarkic’s class abilities are defensive in nature, and the class has all good saves like a monk. So any ideas for it? First Blood I have never really thought about half-breeds other than the half dd and half elf, except to wonder why there were no half bastarxs. There’a already a bunch that have it.

Chapter one starts off with information of how to introduce more crossbreeds into a campaign.

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I might change bastarrs which half-fey races get fey ancestry though, stay tuned. I also added 7 new races: The book doesn’t just focus on templates and races though. Cite All Content and Art. As an aside, is there any way we can edit our comments after posting them?

How does the actual baztards hold out in play though? The Mind Ripper is half humanoid and half mind flayer. This is not a playtest review.

This can only lead to a better community, and ultimately, better brews.

Empires of the Dragon Sands. Bastards and Bloodlines offers up some help, some guidance and then swiftly moves on. The good news for the GM is that all these ELs are nicely blooxlines in tables at the back of the book along with other charts. Chapter two gets into specific half-breeds.


Stephens outlines two major options for handling half-breeds in the campaign. Bastards and Bloodlines is written by Bloodlinex K. Specific Half-Breeds This chapter offers twenty-eight specific half-breeds and includes information on appearance, demeanour, background, suggestions for why these half-breeds might be found adventuring, and game ane for racial traits including favoured class and level adjustment. I noticed something with the Houri and Spring Child, they lack the Fey Ancestry feature that elves have, I would have thought this feature would be a given for these two since both are actual abstards.

Although, I might change around which fey-related races get fey ancestry. Take the Alicorn for example. It might just be my Chrome, but it does not behave nice right now. This could easily result in a 25 spell resistance for the character. Want to add to the discussion? The advice mainly centres on template design with a few generalised paragraphs on melding creature’s stats.

Retooling races from Bastards and Bloodlines

Chapter one opens with a drawing of a pair of giant-beholder crossbreeds annihilating a party of adventurers. Conclusion I have mixed feeling about this book. There are just certain racial traits I made up that don’t fit with the detect balance scale and its difficult for me to eyeball how powerful they are. The spells are called blood spells, and each spell requires the caster to have the blood of a certain type of creature.

In addition, the section on creating your own half-breeds came over weaker than the actual examples given. One of the most interesting is the half titan. A Guidebook to Half-breeds written by Owen K.


Be Constructive and Civil. Curated List — an extensive and ever-growing list of the best homebrew FAQ – Questions that pop up a lot and our responses Related Subreddits. I personally cannot find the books handwaving approach to crossbreeding as anything less than jarring. Be respectful of other users. I love doing stuff like this, being able to share it with an awesome community is just a bonus. I agree with your point, I merely mentioned it thinking it may have been an oversight, converting all those races is a lot of work and very much appreciated.

Despite all the numbers and dice in the pages the book is pleasant and easy bastars read. I went over all of the races several times with the detect balance scale and tweaked them either to make them more in-line with the rest or changed some stuff around to make each one more unique. While the wings do not allow for true flight great leaps and glides can be accomplished. I really the love the Spring Child I look forward to the addition of the Burrowes if you gloodlines it.

The class abilities provide benefits when using such racial abilities, such as additional uses or circumstantial modifiers. The chapter also has a few pages of sensible advice on making your own half-breed creatures from scratch, including the how’s and why’s of mechanical sticky points like odd attribute modifiers, racial abilities, and CRs, and possible approaches to handling these issues.

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