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Races of the Planes Vol. 1 (20 New Races)

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From Azer to Kuo-toa, Thri-kreen and Wilden, this handbook has 20 races selected from previous editions and updated to the 5e rules and balance curve. This handbook is designed to give you and your players more options when it comes to building a new character.

There are 20 new races:

Azer, Bauriar, Centaur, Dhampyr, Gnoll, Gargoyle, Hamadryad, Kuo-Toa, Loxo, Myconid, Neraphim, Awakened Ooze, Satyr, Saurial, Shardmind, Thri-Kreen, Valkyrie, Wemic, Wight and Wilden.  Plus a new dwarf subrace, the Azerblood.

This document is intended to be updated over time. The current version is 1.3

This is playtest material, if you see anything out of place, please mention it or message me.

If you like this handbook, or have suggestions on the material presented within, leave a review, talk in the discussion, Or message me at

Thanks for reading.

-Clan Crafter Hralding

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Text no longer stretched vertically on the title page.
Centaur and Loxo no longer incapacitate, now instead their effects prevent reactions.
Bauriar, Centaur and Wemic can no longer climb normally.
Large Quadruped renamed to Heavy Quadruped to avoid confusion about what size the race is.
Wight first page altered text on story very slightly.

V1.2 Azerblood altered to match Volo's Complete Subrace Handbook. Ooze touch constitution damage removed. Text Fixes throughout. Added Bookmarks and Selectable text.

v1.3 Centaur story changed, new Wilden final image, text fixes from errors that arose making the text selectable.

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John W August 05, 2020 2:32 am UTC
Is the Loxo race only supposed to have the +2 to strength and no secondary bonus?
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Brian I August 05, 2020 7:11 pm UTC
Many of these races have a smaller "point distribution" towards stats, and more towards their unique abilities. It is intended to keep the flavor and feel of the races without overshadowing existing options. If you want to add a secondary stat, +1 Constitution or +1 Wisdom would be well within their flavor. Thanks for the comment, John.
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Michael F December 27, 2019 8:03 am UTC
Hi. I was curious how the Bauriar was handled in this work. One of the great things about the old 2E version was that male & female were so different that they were like two races for one. I have been much less happy with a lot of the more recent attempts since 2E.
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Brian I August 05, 2020 7:15 pm UTC
Male and female Bauriars are the same in this book. If you wanted to add the female stats as separate, I'd recommend removing the attack, and replacing it with a reflavored version of the Gnome Cunning feature. Thanks for the comment, Michael.
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Sulivan P May 07, 2019 12:57 pm UTC
The shardmind description seems to mention 3 sub races but there are none in the race features. Is it normal ?
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Brian I May 07, 2019 3:17 pm UTC
The Thought Builders, the God Shards, and the Shard Slayers are more like competing philosophies or sects than subraces. On a racial level these groups are the same, but they differ in behaviour, social structure, and goals.

Thanks for the comment, Sullivan!
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Sulivan P May 07, 2019 4:16 pm UTC
Thank you Brian for your quick response. And thanks again for the great content.
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João S March 09, 2019 8:48 pm UTC
In the Saurial description it mentions 4 subraces but only 3 are presented. Is this a typo or a leftover from a possible update that was later removed?
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Brian I March 10, 2019 12:03 am UTC
If you're using v1.3 you should see all four, the flyer entry is rather short (like the flyers themselves) so you might have missed it when reading. Thanks for your interest.
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George H June 17, 2018 2:00 pm UTC
Just a question but was it intended for the gargoyle's stony exterior trait to be 8 + DEX + CON instead of 10 + DEX + CON?
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Brian I June 17, 2018 10:32 pm UTC
It is intended to be that way. In a future revision it may be revised to 12 + Con, or a similar natural armor calculated another way. If you don't like the current one, feel free to use that in the meantime.
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George H June 19, 2018 12:01 am UTC
Thanks for the quick reply Brian. I realized that having 10 + DEX + CON is the same as a barbarians unarmored defense so it would make that class feature obsolete.
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J.W. R February 13, 2018 8:12 pm UTC
I love seeing support for new races. I'm a dinosaur fanboy, so I may have bought this solely for the Saurials.
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