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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Thread Tools Show Printable Version. One of the reasons your players will read the book and opine “Cool! Coup de Grace Overall the ideas and unusual bastads combinations make for some great roleplaying encounters. A great GM tool to boot. Scott The New World, Part 9: The feral blood is stronger than his will.

Most of these headings are self explanatory. Then if we combine this with the new prestige class Autarkic then we c&d an uber character.

The breakdown happens at higher levels. Don’t miss these posts. Those looking for prestige classes to truly make their characters different have more options here. The Hunter lives for the hunt. No one will call the houri half elf, half nymphpiper half halfling, half satyror trixie half gnome, half pixie freaky though.

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Bastards and Bloodlines

The premise is simple; you have to have the right heritage to cast the spell. There are lots of game rules for new half-bred races, a new type of magic and plenty of templates. But for those of you that can tolerate the weird factor, its very easy to plug these into an existing game because they’re exceedingly rare and can easily be explained as having existed the whole time with minimal suspension of disbelief. Templates are also included and can be added to almost any race.

But, horses for corsairs, and all that – others qnd find it fine. The bastarrds champion is a warrior who develops a fighting style around their more bestial aspect.


I recently tracked down a copy of Bastards and Bloodlines well, technically I got it as a gift from one of my players and I want to use some of the races from it. The Brood Champion, a leader whose abilities with her natural heritage makes them dangerous combatants are the opposite of the Changeling who seeks strength in having numerous forms. I do find it annoying, however, that you presume to tell ME that MY weighting criteria are wrong and I am not entitled to them.

First Blood I have never really thought about half-breeds other than the half orc and half elf, except to wonder why there were no half halfings. Everything he does revolves around hunting. I personally cannot find the books handwaving approach to crossbreeding as anything less than jarring. I just haven’t gotten around to making it into a pdf yet.

Simpering Cur is the only worried about survival and not getting anyone mad at him. It’s doubly disapointing because in d20 Weekly, I have really come to appreciate his work and know he can do better. The interior is black-and-white. Log in or sign up in seconds. Killer has the need to kill bred into him. I don’t pretend to make my readers subscribe to the same weighting criteria I have and I think I have spelled out pretty clearly who this book should appeal to, and apparently you are one of them.

Wyrd Reviews The Colonies. Thats a good idea, thanks for the suggestion: The index gives the page number for each new half-breed. Welcome to Reddit, the front page of the internet.

There are basttards that could be considered predictable, Claws, Bite and Rake for example but many are unique to the crossbreed, such as Mystic Legacy, Prodigy and Focus Bloodright.

These abilities function as metamagic feats. This started the book off on a sour note to me, as this seemed to appeal to the most simplistic sort bliodlines handwaving that occurs in the game and ignores some more compelling possibilities that try to better justify why such creatures exist and add deeper campaign implications.

Then at second level the character gains Evasion. A first level character would have an ECL of 6.


Bastards & Bloodlines

Dwarves, Illithids and Drow have graced this series by Green Ronin Publishing in the past and each successive book brings so much to recommend it. And last but not least is the Spell Resistance. Cite All Content and Art. Each race starts off with name, parent races, size, common information, appearance, demeanor, background, adventurers, and ends with racial traits.

My goal is to provide balanced options for players or bastafds dms to make interesting npcs. 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.


The Brood Sorcerer blend their heritage towards new abilities in the field of blooclines and get brood powers every other level. Various ideas for using half-breeds follow, backgrounds, in society, as a family or a post-apocalyptic scenario before moving on to arch-types.

Unlike Mongoose’s archetypes, these have no game-related advantages or disadvantages. The first thing I noticed is that the best of each race is included.

Off the top of my head, blood transfusion, partial polymorph spell, blessing from a the creature to the pregnant mother, or a special pool, fountain, door, or other magical thing that two creatures could go through to become one. The chapter leads off with how the entries are laid out, name, appearance, demeanor, background, adventurers and racial traits, then moves on to languages before giving a page and a half of half-breed charts. Many of them are very weird or monstrous. Magic items with similar restrictions are offered such as the dwarven stonecutting weapon, and the gnomish ioun gem that holds ioun stones inconspicuously but still allows them to function.