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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The class abilities provide benefits when using such racial abilities, such as basards uses or circumstantial modifiers. You assumed the page numbers were the same. What the average GM can’t do is design as mechanically solid a book as Mr. A Guidebook to Half-Breeds shows how far they have come, this could have been a schlock book of slapped together crap and instead it was intelligently presented with some logic to the pairings.

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Thanks for your support: The Autarkic is the master of self-reliance. These feats and prestige classes are undeniably best suited to half-breeds. Game Masters might want to add some base hit points and abilities to these bloodlined. I can use that. A nice twist on the standard centaur.

Why, just over here, http: The vastards text is stylish is readable. The first thing I noticed is that the best of each race is included. Preferred class is Paladin. Chapter two deals in the breeds them selves, 28 of them in fact. For instance, try “flair: There are only four chapters in this book, a brief introduction challenges Dms and players to thinks outside the norm, in a world where polymorph spells, shapeshifters and 3.5 intervention are commonplace, where unconventional combinations of Centaurs, Chimeras, Griffons, Harpies and Hippogriffs occur as part of common game play, why could these combinations also not exist?

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Critical Hits Great art, great subject matter, crunchy bits, these are becoming a cornerstone of a Green Ronin product and something I come to expect from them. Stephens outlines two major options for handling half-breeds in the campaign. The remainder of the chapter gives advice on designing your own half-breeds, discussing the differences in outcome between using the template system as this book does or an averaging of stats which Mongoose’s ‘Crossbreeding’ product does.

The first chapter is entitled Half-Breeds in Your Campaignand it discusses the topic rather generally, outlining a few ideas and principles for how a DM might approach the blopdlines of racial crossbreeds. 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 orc and half elf, except to wonder why there were no half halfings.

As the author decided to use the template system or otherwise create half-breed creatures, and despite the explanation of logic at the beginning of the product, I sometimes found blopdlines suspension of blooslines crashing to the ground as I tried to imagine the processes of crossbreeding between two very different species.

Rarely is this number the same. A great GM tool to boot. Unlike Mongoose’s archetypes, these have no game-related advantages or disadvantages. Submit a new text post. I’ll put burrowers in the next iteration, along with a couple other things I come up with. Bastards and Bloodlines The d20 core rules let you play half-orcs and half-elves, but why stop there? Chapter one opens with a drawing of a pair of giant-beholder crossbreeds annihilating a party of adventurers. Chapter three shows you how to make even more crossbreeds.


At 8th level Defensive roll is added. Each race starts off with name, parent races, size, common information, appearance, demeanor, background, adventurers, and ends with racial traits.

Look at this guide to learn the why and how.

The premise is simple; you have to have the right heritage to cast the spell. The blooflines also includes ideas for campaigns that are mostly or exclusively halfbreed characters, and a number of “half-breed archetypes” that you can use as baselines for the personalities of half-breed PCs or NPCs.

Then if we combine this with the new prestige class Autarkic then we have an uber character. Hi guys, so I’ve been spending a lot of my down time working on this homebrew. No one will call the houri half elf, half nymphpiper half halfling, half satyror trixie half gnome, half pixie bastzrds though. I’ve actually been using this guide, still new to formatting basstards the homebrewery though so its been a proccess.

Bastards and Bloodlines approaches the rather broad topic of half-breeds between different races.