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The Mourned: A Playable Undead Race
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The Mourned: A Playable Undead Race


A culture of death and a mad god's dying curse doomed the mourned race to spend eternity in that twilight realm between the living and the dead—undeath! This 14-page supplement contains everything you need to play a mourned character, for use with the 5th Edition of Dungeons & Dragons. Within you'll find:

  • Complete mourned character traits, tables, history, and lore
  • distinct subraces with divergent forms of undead traits and abilities
  • 2 new backgrounds (Acolyte: Mourned Temple variant & Guild Artisan: Undertakers and Embalmers variant)
  • 4 new racial feats
  • A new magic item
  • And more!

Download it today for a dark, gothic experience like no other…

And if you'd like to see more by this creator, check out Bound to Avernus: Warlock Customization.

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Archduchess Zariel and Bel the Warlord vie for supremacy in Avernus against the backdrop of the Blood War raging across the Nine Hells of Baator! This supplement contains everything you need to bind yourself to either of these two fiends as your warlock patron. For use with the 5th Edition of Dungeons & Dragons

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Brett W October 21, 2019 9:57 pm UTC
As a DM, I feel a little more balance is required before I would allow someone to play one. Free misty step type ability with surprise on every attack seems overpowered. The other subrace that won't die normally. My thought for the misty step was perhaps 1 per short rest (if allowing surprise) or maybe a couple of times per short rest without surprise. I haven't decided how I would rule it.

The regenerate always.. I thought perhaps if a ritual was performed fast enough they could be saved (more like bleeding to death) rather than never dying.

Just my two cents. There are a lot of good ideas in this and certainly some usable ones.
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Christopher C October 23, 2019 7:25 pm UTC
Thanks so much for checking out this supplement and for your feedback! It's always great to hear others' perspectives, and I do recognize that some of the subclass features are a bit powerful. In all cases, I tried to offset them in ways that I felt left them balanced in the end.

The free misty step, for example, is only when in dim light or darkness, and that subclass also suffers from radiance vulnerability, giving them disadvantage on all attack rolls and Perception checks made in sunlight, along with vulnerability to radiance damage.

The fact that all of the subraces rejuvenate to 1 hp an hour after dying is offset by the fact that healing spells and other forms of magical healing do not work on you since they do not work on undead generally, so the odds are you're going to be getting dropped to 0 hit points *far* more often than most characters who get healed all the time by the party cleric.

As for the subrace with regeneration, it only occurs on the turn following...See more
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