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Volo's Complete Subrace Handbook (Over 50 Subraces)

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Now a Platinum Best-Seller! A huge thanks to everyone for your support. Without you kind folks, the new subraces, variants and feats uncovered by Volo's journeys would remain undocumented.

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Now available for Fantasy Grounds

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Revisiting favorites from previous editions, this handbook is designed to give DMs and players a wealth of new options when it comes to character creation and advancement. Version 1.0 takes the handbook to the next level, with an incredible 50 subraces, 30 racial variants, and 32 racial feats for your 5e D&D adventures.

Subraces and variants for Aasimar, Bugbear, Dwarf, Dragonborn, Elf, Firbolg, Genasi, Gnome, Goblin, Goliath, Grung, Halfling, Hobgoblin, Human, Kenku, Kobold, Lizardfolk, Orc, Tabaxi, Tiefling, and Yuan-ti.

The subraces and revisions are designed to be about as powerful as half-elf, elf, or dwarf subraces.

This document is intended to be updated over time. The current version is 1.0

If you like this handbook, please leave a review, talk in the discussion, or send an animal messenger to me at CChralding@gmail.com. Likewise, if you see anything out of place or have suggestions on the material presented within, please mention it or message me.

Thanks for reading.

-Clan Crafter Hralding


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Eric C November 23, 2020 7:04 pm UTC
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I really love this supplement. However, monkey goblins, bugbears, tabaxi and yuan-ti all get shafted with the racial feats, which is really disappointing as there seems to be plenty of groundwork there to build on for a feat. That aside, this is a really great little pdf that offers far more interesting PC race choices than most of the recent official publications.
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Matthew S September 26, 2020 2:28 am UTC
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Honestly, its seems ok, but there really isn't anything going for the Grung in terms of feats. I mean like there is only 1 racial feat. Different poison effects are ok but something to deal with the Water Dependency or a tactical feat due to the organization of the Grungs warriors.
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Paul A September 07, 2020 2:21 am UTC
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I'm curious what the lythari Ability Score Increase is. Would it be the same as Wood Elf?
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Brian I September 08, 2020 11:16 pm UTC
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They do not get an extra ASI as written, but if you feel they should have one in your game, Wood Elf attributes would be very appropriate.

Thanks Paul
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Michael K May 25, 2020 7:59 pm UTC
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Monkey goblins have "ape-like tails". Apes differ from monkeys with their lack of a tail.
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Brian I May 26, 2020 1:20 am UTC
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Good catch, when this gets an update it'll probably get changed to "primate-like tails".
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Alison M February 15, 2020 2:19 pm UTC
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Just started in with this, and am really enjoying the possibilities it opens up, but noticed a little oops to clean up in the Variant Aasimar Angelic Heritage Appearance table. There's no result for a die roll of 30, & 45 gets you both "Bald and hairless" and the mutually exclusive "Golden hair and fingernails." Easy enough to compensate for once you see it!
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Brian I May 26, 2020 1:21 am UTC
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I appreciate the correction, thanks Alison.
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Gabe C October 29, 2019 4:47 pm UTC
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This an amazing product, i can tell that a lot of effort was put into it. I personally like how it goes really in depth with races like Kenku and goliaths which are not very celebrated in 5th edition. altogether great work by Clan Crafter Hralding and an excellent product
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Isuru E September 19, 2019 11:27 am UTC
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Why are there two versions that seems to be the same but the title has "bookmarked" in one of them!? Which one should I save? What's the difference?

This very well done btw
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Chuck W September 19, 2019 1:01 pm UTC
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The bookmarked one has bookmarks. I've seen both versions on a few of the downloads here. I'm not sure why you wouldn't want the bookmarks version though.
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Brian J August 01, 2019 11:16 pm UTC
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Wow! Nice job! It looks great. If you do a revision you should add the Talenta Halflings from Eberron


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KAS T June 01, 2019 1:44 am UTC
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sorry paid 0, will pay again later when i have the money
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Thiago B September 11, 2018 8:04 pm UTC
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Are you guys thinking of making subraces for the tortle?
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Brian I September 12, 2018 1:57 am UTC
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Hello Thiago, thanks for the comment. I am not currently planning on adding tortle subraces. I am a one-man development team, so the handbook's contents are more-or-less finalized until I do a platinum update.

For your entertainment here's a couple quick variants, with the disclaimer that these ones have not been tested at all, will probably never see print, and will assuredly be more powerful than a vanilla tortle:

Dragon Tortle: Reduce AC by 1, Replace Claws with PHB Dragonborn Breath Weapon, reflavor the fire as steam
Hawkbill/Snapping Tortle: Replace Claws with 1d6 piercing natural weapon.
Spiny Tortle: Replace Claws with the following: While you are withdrawn into your shell and a creature misses you with a melee attack, the creature takes piercing damage equal to half your proficiency bonus.

Have fun with the handbook!

-Clan Crafter Hralding
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Thiago B September 12, 2018 6:36 pm UTC
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thx
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Rowan K May 16, 2020 10:56 am UTC
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I was scrolling through the comments and saw this. I want to play with those, I could make such an interesting backstory!
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Dale S August 17, 2018 9:35 pm UTC
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I'd really like to see this (and more titles in DMGuild) listed as Print on Demand... I may be one of the few, but I prefer a book in hand to anything electronic when I'm DMing. Basicly I find POD more economical for anything more than 50 pages if it doesn't have a background on the page, or about 20 pages if it does..(most DMGuild do have it, I'm afraid).
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Brian I August 18, 2018 11:31 pm UTC
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Hey Dale, thanks for the comment. I would also love to see this and my other works made into a PoD option, but the DMs Guild is not allowing most creators to submit products for print. My hope is that sometime in the future I'll be able to publish a compendium of my works and try to get a PoD option for that.
If you would like to help this happen, you can send a friendly message to DMs Guild through the "contact us" and say that it's something you'd like to see, as I understand they do listen to that sort of thing.
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Aaron M March 25, 2018 6:09 am UTC
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Can you please make a Fantasy Grounds version of this module?
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Brian I April 02, 2018 6:36 pm UTC
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It will be a lot of work to port my works over to Fantasy Grounds, as it's a manual replacement process for the data for some reason.
It's not a priority, but I can get it done eventually if there's more folks who'd like a FG version.
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Trevor A July 25, 2018 4:57 pm UTC
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Hello Aaron,
A Fantasy Grounds conversion for this product is currently underway (please watch for a link added to the description of the PDF version above). It will be released early next week, and sell for $8.95.
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Trevor A July 27, 2018 5:52 am UTC
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Hi Aaron,
This has now been released for Fantasy Grounds (and a few days early!): http://www.dmsguild.com/product/248351/Volos-Complete-Subrace-Handbook-Fantasy-Grounds
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Greg O March 11, 2018 2:30 am UTC
would yakara (yak men from Al-Qadim) be considered a variant on a minotaur
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Dylan T March 04, 2018 6:33 am UTC
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The wording in some of the features confuses me a bit. By "bloodied" as in the Bloodbear subrace for Firbolgs and the Brightnose Hobogoblin, does this refer to a creature below its HP Maximum as I can't recall any other official wording that refers to being "bloodied" except from other editions.
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Brian I March 05, 2018 6:48 am UTC
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That's interesting. I hadn't realized it wasn't a "technical term" anymore. It means the creature's hit points are equal to or less than one-half the creature's maximum hit points, rounded down.
I tend to think of bloodied as part of the lingo of general D&D play, but I may revise the wording in a later revision. Thanks for pointing that out.
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Mark W July 30, 2018 12:29 pm UTC
It's 4e language, but Chris Perkins uses it to describe the injury status of his monsters on Dice, Camera, Action! and Acquisitions Inc., so I use it too! :-)
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Bradley L February 12, 2018 4:02 pm UTC
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Good stuff, you actually made the Yuan-Ti playable
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Stefen S February 10, 2018 11:28 pm UTC
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In the Dragon-wrought kobold section, the Hardened Scales ability: "armor, your Armor Class equals 7 + your Dexterity modifier + your Constitution modifier." Is that supposed to say 10 like the Barbarian, or is it intentionally 7?
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Brian I February 11, 2018 1:16 am UTC
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It's 7 intentionally.
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