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Grazilaxx’s Guide to Ancestry provides a new and innovative way to use “race” in your 5e games. No longer do you need to settle for the restrictive language of race and tethered ability score increases! 

This product comes with a "minimalist" BR-PT version attached. If you would like just that version for about 1/3 the price, please go here.

This product provides the following:

  • Removes inflexible Race restrictions, instead giving characters a customizable, modular Ancestry.

  • Removes ability score increases from Ancestry/Race, with options to place them using Modified Distribution, Backgrounds, Classes, or Feats.

  • Rebalances all ancestries with a Point Buy system (inheritances) for features.

  • Provides easy mechanics for half-races.

  • Provides all features for ancestries from the Player’s Handbook, Mordenkainen’s Tome of Foes, Elemental Evil, Sword Coast Adventurer’s Guide, Volo’s Guide to Monsters, Eberron (including Dragonmarks), Ravnica, and Tortle.

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Juan R August 12, 2021 1:58 am UTC
I have a feeling that the race cannot be customized as well as with "Customized and Randomized Races and Randomized Spells", despite the good presentation.
I give an example to my dear dwarves:
No weapon competition option? If they put on heavy armor, do they move 20? Some dwarves have +2, +2. Is there a special rule or is it assumed that all races have 3 points?
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Ryan L August 12, 2021 4:09 pm UTC
Hi Juan,

Good question! I did not make this to fit with that particular supplement, as I was not aware of its existence. That said, it could likely be compatible with a bit of tweaking.

The Rule as Written is that each race has 4 points, but I fully encourage DM's to modulate that up or down based on the level of power they want in their games.
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Ryan L November 10, 2020 1:44 pm UTC
This product now has a minimalist BR-PT translation. You can buy the english product with the translation attached, or you can buy the translation itself (for about 1/3 the price) here:
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Kimberly E September 22, 2020 7:30 pm UTC
Am I understanding this right?

"Inheritance Points. For the most part, each ancestry has six inheritance points they can spend. Major inheritances are worth two points each, minor inheritances are one point each."

This says 6 inheritance points, but then on the next page...

"You can easily make your own race, or modify an existing race using this system, by following these steps:
1) Convert the two most powerful racial traits into
major inheritances (2 points, each).
2) Convert the rest of the racial traits into minor
inheritances (1 point, each).
3) Provide at least 2 skills and 1 tool or instrument
that the character could be proficient in (1 point, each)."

This makes it seem like there should be at least 8 points (4+1 or more+3) and then immediately after that it says...

"In general, races should have two major inheritances and one feat option, and two minor inheritance...See more
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Ryan L September 22, 2020 11:50 pm UTC
Thanks for the question. The idea is that you have more options than you can invest points in, allowing multiple different versions of the same ancestry. If you only have enough options to fill 6 points without having anything you gave, then you don't really have options.
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Yonkou P September 16, 2020 9:34 pm UTC
Please translate for brazilian portuguese...and congratulations for the work...
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John S September 29, 2020 11:27 pm UTC
he said he was working on it two days before you said posted this.
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Rennan C September 15, 2020 1:09 am UTC
As a player and Dungeon Master, I really appreciate this book's idea. It would be awesome to have an brazillian portuguese translated version... please, just do it!
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Ryan L September 15, 2020 12:00 am UTC
I am in the process of converting this into BR-PT. The option will be available as either a free PDF on the original product here, or as a cheaper separate product.. both will be "printer friendly" versions.
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Guilherme F September 14, 2020 9:36 pm UTC
I'm a brazilian GM that wants to use your book in my table, could you please translate it to brazilian portuguese?
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Ricardo R September 13, 2020 6:23 pm UTC
Please, as a player and master I implore the translation of this book into Brazilian Portuguese. We Brazil players would love this content because many players here still don't have access due to the language. Thank you very much in advance!
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Gabriel D September 13, 2020 12:21 pm UTC
Please translate this book to brazilian portuguese
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Thi S September 12, 2020 4:53 am UTC
Hi! I am a 21 year old Brazilian player named Thiago. My ancestry is a mixture of Italian and indígena. Because of that, I never fit into this idea of ​​"race" that d & d brought. Its content is wonderful and the people of my country need to see more of it! Thanks for everything and congratulations, really.
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Heitor P September 11, 2020 10:46 pm UTC
Hey! Please look to your brazilian fans of your book. Your idea is amazing, the brazilian rpg community need to have access to this book and this idea to make better adventure
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Ryan L September 12, 2020 1:08 pm UTC
Hi Heitor. I'm currently trying to come up with the funds to translate this into BR-PT. I want to be able to pay the translator fairly, so I either need to make it a separate product for Brazillians to buy, or pay an expensive flat rate.

So you don't have to pay for the product price, I'm opting to just pay a translator. It's going to be worth the wait once I can get the money. Thanks for your interest and love of the product!
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Noah B August 05, 2020 11:49 pm UTC
hi there! first of all, i absolutely love this product. im so stoked that the weirdness of races is being phased out by the community, and it makes things so much more flexible.

however, i was wondering if there was any possibility to have examples of characters made with these methods? like a step-by-step process similar to the character creation process included in the Player's Handbook? i know for me, i have certain disabilities that make it hard to comprehend things without step by step processes, and i know many others do as well.

thank you so much for this content, i look forward to being able to use this in my next game!!
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Ryan L August 06, 2020 2:07 am UTC
That's a wonderful idea for accessibility... I'll see what I can do :)
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Mauricio S August 01, 2020 7:17 pm UTC
Hey! Really good content. Could you consider translating it to portuguese, please? Our community would be amazed to have access to this content. <3
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Luciano J July 21, 2020 9:27 pm UTC
My name is luciano i am a black man. I love rpg, but I've always been bothered by how D&D builds some scenarios and characters. When I saw Grazilaxx, I found something that made me happy and that I identified with. I very much hope that this material will be translated into Portuguese. It would be cool instead for different people to know this material.

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Arthur F July 21, 2020 9:27 pm UTC
This book is amazing, pls think about translating it to portuguese. Your work is a great addition to our D&D community, thanks for that.
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Pedro A July 21, 2020 9:26 pm UTC
I really like the content, translate it to portuguese please, there are many people who don't speak english that wants to play with this book.
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