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Strange Lineages: 4 Weird Ways to Walk the World

Strange Lineages: 4 Weird Ways to Walk the World


“Someday, you’ll understand—something strange and seemingly impossible will happen to you, and it will change you in ways you could never predict. Come find me then.”

—Myra Storm, werehyena paladin

Everyone has the capacity for transformation, whether it’s a benign change like cutting your hair or a fantastical one like becoming a vampire. Many of these changes are beneficial, granting you new abilities that can help in the face of adversity; some are more akin to curses, weighing you down on your hardest days and longest nights. No matter the particular change, every adventurer knows there’s a chance that one day, they’ll wake up and everything will be different.

Lineages, introduced in Van Richten’s Guide to Ravenloft, are an excellent tool to represent a lifechanging event in an adventurer’s story, be it the backstory or in play. This product presents four new lineage options for your adventurers:

  • DRAGON. You are a dragon that flits between your humanoid and draconic forms with ease and grace.
  • FIEND. Through a bargain or a malevolent life, you have become a fiendish denizen of the Lower Planes.
  • LYCANTHROPE. A beast is contained within you, and sometimes it takes control of you, transforming you.
  • PARASITE. This body is not your own, and neither will it be your last. You are an outsider that possesses hosts to survive.
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July 28, 2021
This title was added to our catalog on July 28, 2021.