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The Lightborn - New Race

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EDIT: v2 Uploaded, fixes grammar & format issues. Thank you to all who flagged these to me! Sorry for the delay!

Some heroes are not made in the fires of conflict, or circumstance. Some heroes are simply born to be so. Fear has little meaning to them. The people look to them without thinking. They are the beacon of light in the darkness. They are the Lightborn.

Lightborn, a race infused with positive planar energy and with a talent for inspiration and courage. Most become legendary figures devoted to helping others in whatever form they can, free of the constraints of law or doctrine. A rare few, however, let their natural skill and the stories they inspire delude them into a dangerous arrogance, willing to do anything to achieve their goals and maintain their reputation.

This new race offers an option for characters who are simply born to become heroes (or at least believe so), characters who inspires others and stand defiantly against those they see as their enemy.

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Thank you to Kit Buss, DnD 5e Homebrew, /r/unearthedarcana & Walrock!

 
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Adam P June 15, 2017 12:11 pm UTC
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I really enjoy this race, it's a nice alternative for pretty boring 'standard' humans.
On related note, would you want to have it translated into Polish? Might come in handy in London area :)
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Conor O February 23, 2017 4:51 am UTC
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Could we get a printer friendly version of this at some point in the future? I don't think my printer could handle all that parchment background!
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Trampas W December 19, 2016 4:33 pm UTC
Just an FYI, the full-size preview file appears to be corrupted.
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Adam K December 06, 2016 3:45 pm UTC
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Hey Mark, thanks for creating this, I have used it for a couple of NPC characters in my world to add a bit of depth, help the players feel like there is more going on in the world than just what they are doing.
It also gave me the idea of creating something for one of my players, he is running a sorcerer, but he gained his powers when he donned two silver rings, both are tied to a different deity and both are trying to influence him.
I had not considered going deeper than voices in his head, but now I am almost finished fine tuning a Sub class of sorcerer.
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David S September 07, 2016 4:09 am UTC
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i watch the stream but i'm a little behind tho but keep on the good work i have a player using the light-born race its so good
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Joe C August 10, 2016 9:52 am UTC
Hi Mark, I was just wondering if the lightborn race would always originate from arak?
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Mark H October 28, 2016 11:53 am UTC
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Hey Joe,

Nope, in the PDF I've made it setting neutral so Lightborn can fit into your game. More details in the doc, but generally it's simply the energy of the Positive Plane infusing the character from a young age.
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May 17, 2016 5:10 pm UTC
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Thanks for the wonderful work Mark!

As a new DM, resources like this and being able to see how they are used (oh Trott and his RP), helps me to understand how I can fold something like this into my own campaign. I have an odd version of Curse of Strahd going at the moment; a group who likes vampires and undead, but not horror. The lightborn race will add a bit of... well, light... to the story, so thanks for the perfect timing!

As a writer I love the creativity, I hope you'll write more in the future.
Thanks again!
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Mark H May 18, 2016 9:04 am UTC
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Thanks very much! Sounds like an interesting game, hope the Lightborn adds to it! :D More is coming, just struggling to find time at the moment!
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Severt L May 21, 2016 10:10 pm UTC
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hey mark, i can't seem to be able to print the pdf, please help!
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Mark H June 23, 2016 9:33 pm UTC
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Oh so sorry! Do you get an error? Can you describe the problem? I'm afraid I'm not very good at making PDFs so will have to find a solution via google!
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Thomas F May 16, 2016 3:11 pm UTC
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Keep up the good work Hulmes, also love to see more work from you, maybe a vampire hunter, or about a class around psionic abilities wink wink cough cough :)
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Mark H May 18, 2016 9:03 am UTC
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Thanks Thomas! Hahah no plans for Vampire Hunter (Check out Unearthed Arcana on the Wizards website, or even Matt M's Blood Hunter) or Psion classes just yet. Working on a Class option for Sorcerer though!
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Jose S May 13, 2016 12:03 am UTC
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Hi Mark, I caught a small typo in the last sentence of the Beacon of Light section. The sentence reads like this: if misfortune befalls those their friends or those they seek to help. Did you mean "those they call friends," or something similar?

Minor nitpick, otherwise I'd like to say you did a great job on this PDF! :)
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Mark H May 13, 2016 8:53 am UTC
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Thanks Jose! A few typos/grammar slip ups made their way into the doc despite a lot of checks. ;) I should have a version up at the end of the weekend which fixes the majority of these errors.
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Jose S May 14, 2016 4:09 pm UTC
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Awesome! I'll be on the lookout for it! :)
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May 12, 2016 8:10 am UTC
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Is there any possibility i could use this in my campaign write up blog provided i link it back to here???
If possible reply to havehollowmercguild@gmail.com please
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Mark H May 13, 2016 8:54 am UTC
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Hi Matt!

You're welcome to reference/use the rules as part of an article/campaign provided you link back to this page and credit me as the designer. :)
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May 13, 2016 8:59 am UTC
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Cheers, keep up the good work, enjoying the stream and all its artwork.
Hopefully youll be able to release more high quality products, if you wanna take a look at the blog its here http://mattplaysdnd.blogspot.co.uk/ ill start using the lightborn in a few weeks time.
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Joe M May 11, 2016 9:08 pm UTC
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Really love this Mark - This is fantastic! Going to use this for many characters and a new race in my own games!
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Mark H May 13, 2016 8:59 am UTC
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Cheers Joe! Exciting to see people use it in their games! :D
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Aelin A May 11, 2016 7:47 pm UTC
Go Mark! Loving the campaign and look forward to the stream every week. Here's to the Rollers who religiously take notes so they don't miss anything! From the evidence so far shown through Cam, sounds like a very accurate describtion! Love it!
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Mark H May 11, 2016 7:53 pm UTC
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Thanks for the support! This is a re-worked version from Cam, but it based on the themes and idea I originally gave to Trott. Just re-balanced and re-written for a generic universe. :) Thanks again!
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May 11, 2016 7:41 pm UTC
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Mark, you forgot to specify if the carpets match the drapes. Its important infomation for my immersion! but in all seriousness the lightborn are awesome, well done mate.
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Mark H May 11, 2016 7:52 pm UTC
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Hahaha, I leave that sort of specifics to you and your DM. ;) Thanks very much!
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