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Volo's Complete Subrace Handbook (Over 50 Subraces) Pay What You Want
Publisher: Dungeon Masters Guild
by Scott S. [Verified Purchaser] Date Added: 03/12/2018 22:52:13

The presentation and layout of this book is exceptional, with plenty quality artwork.

The material is mainly revised from previous publications and versions of D&D, so no surprises here. We tried a few different races over a few adventures and they seemed slightly overpowerful. I'd recommend some further playtesting to iron out the kinks.

While there are 3 pages of additional feats it would hsve been better if they all applied to the races in the handbook.

[3 of 5 Stars!]
Creator Reply:
Hello Scott. I would love to hear specifics on what your group thought was overly powerful.

What levels were you playing at?
What situations did an ability or trait throw something off?
How often did the overly powerful traits come into play during your sessions?
Did you house rule around it, and if so, how?

My playtests with my home group have to be limited because of the scope of the 60+ subraces. I simply don't have the number of people or man-hours needed to play all the potentially problematic combinations of classes, races, feats, and magic items that can disrupt a game. If you could answer some of those questions, and give any other feedback you'd like, you can send me a message at

The subraces are intended to be a slightly above PHB equivalents, but roughly equal to the Dwarf, Elf, or Half Elf subraces in power level. (Hopefully less powerful than Aasimar or Bugbear). If you feel they are outside that balance range, I'd love to hear which ones you think could use revision. I'm hoping to have a BIG update (v1.0) done by the end of next month, so feedback would be lovely.

Hello Scott. I have updated the handbook to v1.0, and would love to hear your thoughts on the new and updated material. Most subraces have been reduced in power, as per yours and others suggestions. Thanks for leaving a review!

-Clan Crafter Hralding
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