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The Half-Race Handbook (5e)

A Modular System for Creating Unique Half-Races

The Half-Race Handbook contains 33 different races (not counting the included subraces), deconstructed into three categories: ability score modifiers, major features, and minor features. With the rules provided, you can combine these 3 categories to create just about any half-race that you can imagine. Each race has been broken down with balance in mind, so that it should be difficult to create a truly overpowered race. You can see all races and subraces that have been included in this supplements preview. 

Included with the modular system are 3 examples of half-races: the Half-Elf, Half-Orc, Koboldfolk, and Yuan-Ti Halfblood. There are also two new family-oriented backgrounds: Blended Family, and Adopted.

 half elf, half orc blended family

For any questions or comments on the material found in this or any of the my other works, you can find me on Twitter @LydiaVanHoy1


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Italo I February 12, 2020 10:51 am UTC
I took a look at the preview, I'm sure the book is good but the authores could have avoided to lecture her readers and fellow players about discrimination in imaginary worlds. Some settings are more realistic than others and show more evil than others. Discrimination in fantasy is not real, it's just a trope to tell more stories and it's very dangerous, and not really brilliant, to confuse it with the real world.
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Damian F January 12, 2020 11:43 am UTC
I was interested in this, but I don't appreciate the fact that you choose to lecture people in the opening pages (looking at the preview), much less to moralize in order to tell people to not include something realistic because of feelings. It seems particularly egregious since discrimination is a fact even of basic D&D. Drow detest non-drow. Yuan-Ti detest non-Yuanti (and both in fact enslave those who are not of their race). The Dwarves take a long time to become friends with others, and so on.

IRL it is a terrible thing, sure. But it is still a fundamental driving force of conflicts between peoples and in a fantasy world it would only be more prevailant. It's entirely up to each DM, naturally, but you do a disservice to the game as a whole by moralizing to people.
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sun A January 15, 2020 3:01 am UTC
i think this is a rather silly take. is it really moralizing if all they are asking you to do is consider your friends at the table? is it moralizing to make sure your players are comfortable? yeah, there are certain things written about different races in the source material. the source material also says to take everything they say with a grain of salt and focus on the story you wanna tell.

you're right, though. it is the dm's decision. and ultimately, we hope the dm chooses his players over what's written down to the last letter.
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Damian F January 16, 2020 5:57 pm UTC
"is it moralizing to make sure your players are comfortable"
No. But it IS moralizing for the author to, in this document, tell DMs what their morality should be and that they shouldn't run the game one way because of "feelings". Having things be good for your players is something DMs arrange themselves. And therein lies the issue.
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Christopher B January 23, 2020 7:59 am UTC
You need to consider why you are getting so worked up over an author exercising her right to state her views in her own creative work, which (A) you haven't even purchased, and (B) you are under no obligation to purchase. She is not posting a think piece to a discussion forum, rather you are peeping into a preview of her work and then telling her not to "moralize." So, who exactly is the one moralizing here, Damian? It sure seems to be you. And, it is a big laugh that you are trivializing feelings by putting snarky quotes around them when it is obvious your "feelings" sure seem hurt over an innocuous passage from a book. If this isn't your cup of tea, then pass and move on.

Finally, consider why you are so upset about an author merely asking her readers to think about how their actions or words might impact others. Generally, people who are truly secure in their words and deeds don't get upset over someone suggesting they take a moment to consider the impact of their actions...See more
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James J January 24, 2020 2:13 am UTC
I agree with Damian and I paid for the pdf (regretfully), so remove that from your argument at least. And, the idea that "well she's just expressing her views in a creative work" is interesting. Would you make that argument if say the author was an out and out racist? Not saying you would, just pointing out that that argument either always applies or never applies. Also I'd ask that you don't hide behind "oh well she's just asking for you to be considerate", when there is a sense of accusation in the paragraph towards any who would dare include something the author doesn't like inn their game. As for real world impact, realistically there is no impact on the real world from a tabletop game played between about 4 or 5 people where they just want to have fun. Please explain to me what the "real life impact" is. Past that "no, you are insecure because you disagree with me" is not an argument.
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Christopher B January 30, 2020 9:53 am UTC
James, what are talking about? First, she is not an "out and out racist," so stop making specious, and frankly, stupid arguments. She is merely saying in the introduction to be considerate of other people's experiences and feelings. If you find that concept problematic, then you need to take stock of your life. And, if you feel "accused," perhaps it is because you are insecure about your own behavior. People who are secure in their beliefs and actions don't tend to feel accusations are being made against them, especially by strangers who are addressing a general audience with mere suggestions. And, the real life impact of pushing a story and/or game elements that your players are uncomfortable with or find offensive just because "I am the DM" is that the players will (A) not have fun (the main purpose of playing in the first place), (B) find you to be an inconsiderate or perhaps even intentionally hurtful person, and (C) likely not want to play with you in the future, and perhaps...See more
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Italo I February 12, 2020 10:53 am UTC
Yes , it's moralizing.
It's moralizing to assume that the only way to make players feel comfortable is your own way.
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Adam L January 11, 2020 2:08 am UTC
My copy is failing to download.
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Lydia V January 11, 2020 4:30 am UTC
This seems to be happening across several titles at the moment. I'll be reuploading the files in just a few minutes to try and fix it.
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Adam L January 11, 2020 7:16 am UTC
It's fixed. Thanks.
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tuukka M January 20, 2020 8:13 pm UTC
I still had this problem, but managed to get it to download when i copied the download link and pasted it into an incognito window. Disabling all addons and trying to download in a normal window didn't work.
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Lucas B January 08, 2020 7:47 pm UTC
The ppreview isn't working. I tried on my phone, and on my chromebook.
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Lydia V January 09, 2020 5:03 am UTC
The files have been updated and it should work for you now!
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Lucas B January 13, 2020 1:25 pm UTC
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