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                                               The Scroll of Strange Races!

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                                Best of DM's Guild - November by LootTheRoom


Four new odd races to incorporate into your world:

Omgar - A race of desert-dwelling nomads originating from the Elemental Plane Of Fire, with an obsession for wealth!

Aetheril - A human mother who gets possessed by a spirit during pregnancy may give birth to an Aetheril. A being with ghostly powers and a strong connection to the Ethereal Plane!

Terron - A flightless bat-like humanoid race that lives deep in the bowels of the Underdark. Stealthy, cunning, and vengeful!

Living Heirloom - An antique statue, mannequin, or suit of armor that has been in a single family's possession for generations slowly begins it's transformation into a sentient being. Loyal by nature, these constructs serve their families and friends in whatever way they can.

The download includes an NPC appendix, with the following NPC & Creature statblocks to throw into your games:

- Omgar Tribe Leader (The most wealthy Omgar within a tribe!)
- Pack Camel (Because an Omgar can't carry all that wealth around himself!)
- Aetheril Spirit-Seeker (An Aetheril who hunts the spirit that inhabited their mother!)
- Terron Outskirt Defender (A Terron who hides along the outskirts of their territory and assassinates any wandering Underdark creatures before they can make it too far into the roost.)
- Stone Sage (A Living Heirloom Statue that is apart of a secret organisation of sages, whose goal is the protection of their kind and to keep historical accounts.)
- Mannequin Infiltrator (A Living Heirloom Mannequin who is trained from awakening to be a covert subterfuge specialist. Augmenting their already potent powers of deception.)
- The Empty Knight (A Living Heirloom Armor Set who takes on the monicker of an old wives' tale hero, using the persona to inspire awe in those around them.)

Thank you to everyone who helped with the creation of this document. It couldn't have been done without you. 

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Benjamin T November 08, 2021 1:30 am UTC
You did a fine job friend. This one is known for rejecting most homebrew but every race in this book made the cut.
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Everett V August 14, 2021 2:53 am UTC
Would being an atheril overlap any other race?
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Mitchell W January 06, 2019 3:37 pm UTC
In my humble opinion, very good
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DO F December 10, 2018 9:57 am UTC
I was wondering if it's okay to use the homebrew function in dndbeyond to make some of the races from the scroll pdf's? I really like how they work and wanted an easy way to access and create them in Beyond.
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Stars A December 11, 2018 12:28 am UTC
Of course, I give you full permission to do so! Thank you very much for asking, and I hope you enjoy the races.
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Bobby M November 03, 2018 5:36 pm UTC
Hey! I wanted to just let you know that the Frost Walkers Podcast (With an Aetheril Bard) Just wrapped recording 2 episodes! Once editing is done we can post the link! We also have art of Shira our Aetheril bard if you ever wanted to see
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Stars A November 06, 2018 6:23 am UTC
That's awesome!! Which podcast apps can I listen to the podcast on?

I just saw your Instagram account and the artwork, it looks incredible!! Thanks for sharing!
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Bobby M January 31, 2019 4:38 pm UTC
Hey I know it’s been a while since I got back to you but we finally have some shareable links! We have it on iTunes Spotify YouTube and google play

Thanks so much for taking an interest!!
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Rex S October 28, 2018 9:46 pm UTC
My only question is why don't the subraces of the living heirloom race don't have any ability score improvements?
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Stars A November 06, 2018 6:21 am UTC
Hey Rex, thanks for the question and I apologise its has taken me a week to get back to you.<br>
The core race itself with its construct creature type, poison immunity, +1 to con and inanimate disguise is powerful enough to the point that adding an additional improvement to ability scores for each of the subraces would overpower it. So I opted for other abilities to give the subraces more flavour and differ them from each other. <br>
Hopefully this helps, thanks for your question!
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Eric S October 03, 2018 4:14 pm UTC
i just want to say this is one of my favorite things i have found on this site, i love the different races, how unique they are, the cool abilities they have, and the art work is phenomenal, i think they are so great i am planning on having these races be things in my dnd world i'm making for a campaign, excellent job
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Stars A October 10, 2018 3:40 am UTC
Thanks heaps, Eric! I appreciate the kind words, and I'm super excited that you'll be incorporating these races in your campaign world!
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June 09, 2018 2:05 am UTC
With the Mannequin's Masquerade feature, it says the following: "You can cast the disguise self spell with this trait, using Charisma as your spell casting ability for it. You can cast this spell a number of times equal to your proficiency bonus. After you use this trait, you can't use it again until you finish a long rest."

Did you mean for it to say that you are able to cast it a number of times equal to your Proficiency bonus and then you regain all expended uses after finishing a Long Rest, or did you mean for it to say that you can use this feature once per Long Rest?
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Stars A June 13, 2018 9:37 pm UTC
Yes that is what I intended but I could have worded that a lot better! Thanks for the comment, I'll make an update to the document soon correcting that!
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