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"In most Dungeons & Dragons settings, human societies dominate the much of the world, and human culture is the standard by which other cultures are described. Despite the ancient legacies and magical abilities of other races, it is humanity and its related races which seem poised to control the future."

In this supplement, you will find 9 additional races which share a common, human ancestry - races which either have at least some human blood in their veins, or which were once fully human but have been changed.

For each races, you will find brief sections on the race's culture and/or heritage, alongside naming patterns, and, naturally, the race's playable statistics. Included at the end of the supplement is a Random Height and Weight table for players' use.

This supplement is intended for use by Dungeon Masters and players, and includes 5th edition statistics and lore for the following playable races:

  • Aasimar: half-celestials descended from the union of a human and an angelic being, often seen as the foil to the fiendish Tiefling.
  • Doppelgangers: once-human creatures which have developed the ability to mimic creatures of other humanoid races.
  • Half-ogres: born of the same wild frontiers as half-orcs, these massive creatures are the descendants of humans and ogres.
  • Illumians: strange humanoids, created from humans by magic - the Ritual of Words Made Flesh.
  • Mongrelfolk: creatures descended from an incomprehensible mixture of different humanoid races, bearing traits of all their myriad ancestral lineages.
  • Sea Kin: humans who followed their longing for the sea and returned to the watery depths.
  • Sharakim: monstrous, tainted creatures created when humans brought a curse upon themselves for eating the flesh of a sacred stag.
  • Skulks: vile creatures, formed from humans who spent so long under oppression that they became twisted creatures adept at hiding.
  • Underfolk: the human equivalent of Drow and Deep Gnomes, who lived, by choice or necessity, in the caves of the Underdark, and have been changed by it.

This supplement is primarily an adaption of the races included in the 3.5e "Races of Destiny" supplement for 5th edition play. The aasimar race is included for completeness, although the features given are identical to those given at the end of the Dungeon Master's Guide.

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