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Race Compendium - Volume One

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This bundle of races, subraces, and feats expands the options for players and dungeon masters alike, bringing a unique and exciting experience to your tabletop.


This compendium contains:

Four new races.  The mythical hengeyokai, a race of shapeshifting humans touched with the spirit of nature; the powerful mul, half-dwarves that combine the best of human and dwarven physiology; the vengeful revnant, souls of the recently departed raised by a deity who grants them a second chance at life in exchange for their service; the newly formed wilden, a race created by the power of the Feywild in order to protect the multiverse from the influence of the Far Realm.

Four new subraces.  Genasi are rare in the multiverse of Dungeons & Dragons, and rarer still are genasi of combined elements, who's manifestations and traits blend together in powerful and exotic ways.

Sixteen new racial feats.  Each race has unique traits and features that set them apart from the other denizens of the multiverse, but few become paragons of their race's prowess.  These features exemplify the best that each race has to offer.  The feats included in this compendium include all of the officially published races in addition to the new ones in this product.

Two new spells.  Two spells which are innately castable by some of the racial options in this compendium that can also be used by spellcasters such as the Warden.


February 27th, 2016 - Race Compendium - Volume One v1.1

Races:

  • Added sidebar to the Revenant race regarding DM discussions during character creation.

Feedback is welcome and appreciated.  Happy gaming!


Liked what you saw here?  Check out my other works below!

Classes:

Dervish

Swordmage

Warden

Archetypes:

Fighter - Warlord

Swordmage - Aegis of Ensnarement

Races:

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March 15, 2018 3:56 pm UTC
PURCHASER
Hello, congrats for this work, i have search many many mul race version for d&d5 and this one seems to me perfect. But a question: the additional d10 hit die of Mul vitality, is only for use in rest, or also for normal hit points? Example: a level 1 mul warrior eith CON 16 start with 13 + 1d10 +3 hit points? At level 1 also, i suppose is not a maximun hit dice, and use the con modifier?. Thanks in advance.
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Juan M March 18, 2018 4:01 pm UTC
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Hey, I'm glad to hear you're happy with the Mul design!

The additional hit die doesn't count towards starting HP; it is only intended to be used while resting.

Let me know if you have any more questions.
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March 20, 2018 2:16 am UTC
PURCHASER
Excellent, now i fully understand. Very well balanced.

Hope to use this mul as a PC very soon!
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April 07, 2018 12:26 pm UTC
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I have been able to use your mul, and successfully! I made a barbarian / berserker - nv11 for a game against the gnoll. Undoubtedly, the benefits about sleep time and rest are the best asset, you are awake and prepared when your companions sleep, and that greatly influences the interpretation. And first of all, a mul is a mul, not just a half dwarf but a complete race. My colleagues were very satisfied with the original and defined character. Thanks for this race for D&D5! Many gnolls, two ogres, a minotaur and a cyclops have regretted knowing Tomak the mul.
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Brett W January 31, 2018 10:49 pm UTC
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ok. I have a question. Is Tireless for Mul a detriment? They only get one full rest per 72 hours?
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Juan M January 31, 2018 11:39 pm UTC
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Hey Brett,

It's not a detriment at all. Mul only need to rest once in a 72 hour period to fend off exhaustion rather than I once in a 24 hour period.
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Alexander G September 09, 2017 11:23 am UTC
My DM allowed the races herein in his campaign. Now I am thinking about making a cat hengeyokai monk after a post I read on reddit.
After me and my DM aren't quite sure: How would you rule the transition of class features (i.e. Monk's Unarmored Defense & Martial Arts, Rogue's Sneak Attack, ...) into the animal form?
Does this fall under the rule of "can't take actions requiring hands" or would this be ok?
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Juan M September 15, 2017 5:25 pm UTC
CREATOR
I feel like those types of features wouldn't translate into the animal forms due to the physiology needed to perform at that level, but would be usable in hybrid form as you're still humanoid. I'm thinking it falls under the "can't take actions requiring hands" clause. :)
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Jeremy F June 08, 2017 4:51 pm UTC
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FYI, I adapted a spell from this product-- ashen reformation-- for my new product, the Archetypal Spell Compendium. You can check it out here: http://www.dmsguild.com/product/213205/Archetypal-Spell-Compendium-Artificers--Arcanists?affiliate_id=925821

Thanks for contributing so much great content to the community!
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Juan M September 15, 2017 5:26 pm UTC
CREATOR
Jeremy, thanks for including that spell in your product. :) Together, we make our shared hobby better!
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Daniel D April 22, 2017 2:14 pm UTC
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um the preview doesn't show the table of contents besides the headers also the books a little close together race wise like if you broke up the pages with illustrations and or history of the races it would look quite fluid tho for 1.50 its not a bad book
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Ross W May 30, 2016 12:01 am UTC
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It doesn't seem like there is any guidance for a hengeyokai's hybrid form. Are the hybrid forms meant to be pure fluff?
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Juan M May 30, 2016 12:11 am UTC
CREATOR
Hey Ross, thanks for the question!

Aside from being able to speak with both animals and humanoids, there is not any specific bonus that you gain from being in a hybrid form. You are still able to use your weapons and equipment, but you may frighten some of the locals who aren't accustomed to shapeshifters, or who believe all shapeshifters are cursed.
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Laura G May 18, 2016 8:47 pm UTC
The latest UA, "Gothic Heroes", has a version of the Revenant that I enjoy. For me to jump into this, I'd like to know what differences there are between the "official" UA race and the race you've made here.

Thank you!
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Juan M May 19, 2016 1:10 am UTC
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Hey Greg, thanks for the question. I published my version of the Revenant about two months before the Gothic Heroes UA, and there are few key differences between the two.

1. My Revenant is not a subrace; it is its own race that borrows a few traits (one ability score increase, movement speed, size, and appearance) from another playable race with a trait called Returned.
2. The other traits granted by playing a Revenant are different than those in Gothic Heroes.
3. The DM acts as the player's divine sponsor rather than the player character always knowing what their goal is, and there is a side-bar that goes into extending a Revenant's time among the living in exchange for continued service.

I hope this helps! Let me know if you have any other questions.
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