There are lots of game rules for new half-bred races, a new type of magic and plenty of templates. Despite all the numbers and dice in the pages the book is pleasant and easy to read. The introduction contains an intelligent discussion on the merits and flaws of having half-breeds in your campaign world. Each half-bred race introduced by the book has an introduction which explains why or how the half-bred race came into being divine magic, polymorph spell, sexual compatibility, etc , a nicely written description which accompanies excellent artwork for each , plenty of information on the racial demeanor, typical backgrounds for members of the race and their role as adventurers.
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Or, if he doesn't mind a totally mediocre anime, he could try Demonbane, which is literally Lovecraftian robots. Seconding Getter Armageddon and Gunbuster, though. Only when a halfling wizard heroically sacrificed himself by merging with the Overwhale were they stopped.
Unfortunately, this has created a horrifying monstrosity that looks like a small whale, but with hands instead of fins, and their skin is human toned. They are constantly torn between their desire to explore and their desire to commit genocide. When their blood mixes, it creates the Ice Burn, a troubled outcast of the planes who seeks only to be loved. They can shoot burning ice or cold fire, depending on the sex of their parent. Much to his disappointment, it did not result in torrential rains of blood, but a small, flying squid that was really overpowered because it had like 9 attacks total and if it bites you it won't actually do any damage but it still really fucking hurts you know?
They have no society to speak of and just fly around in swarms generally causing a mess of things. Only after they have shed blood are they considered true Boycows. They look like elves with less pointed features and a slight green or blue tint to their skin, or like regular humans but with less skillpoints and no extra feat and they're so bad that their favored class is the complete warrior samurai. Probably because of a wizard, I don't know, unless you want to think about a halfling sticking his wang in a sweetener pack?
I don't either. Every moment of their existence is complete hell. Nobody wants to eat them to release them from their torment because they taste nasty, and the Law dictates they can only commit suicide in coffee with the express consent of the drinker.
They are too small to have coffee. Probably made by wizards in some sort of forbidden love, I doubt either was a kender but really they're wizards so what can you do? Are you fuckers ready for this? Bastahds an Bladlons The Houri Oh boy. With a name like that They're the result of a nymph boning a male elf. They're mortals but after they reach their twenties they stop appearing to age. It's not entirely terrible until. So, I found a Palladium System "dark fantasy" rpg called Nightbane.
Anyway, let's get this shit over with. If you answered "yes" to any of the above, the race is probably awful. Anyway Merg The single most uninspired race in the entire book, which is really saying something.
You know how sometimes a mermaid and some lucky sailor fall in love and have babies? The Merg are basically that, except between a merman and a sexy pirate or something.
Don't answer that. The Merg are so generic that they don't even have any art. Stat-wise, they're absolutely awful. Nothing else. The Mind Ripper. We're entering CTech territory. In a world filled with polymorph spells, natural shapeshifters, teleportation magic, rituals of power, and deities whose wills define reality, there's no limit to what heritages might mix.
Certanly there are a number of creatures in standard fantasy who show every sign of being the offspring of normally incompatible races-centaurs, chimeras, griffons, harpies, hippogriffs, medusas, minotaurs, and sphinxes, just to name a few. In fact, you don't really like people. Sure, there are a few who are less annoying than the rest, but you'd rather just be left alone.
Yet when you're by yourself you spend too much time thinking about all the mistakes you've made. So it's better to be around people- as long as they shut up. But they won't shut up. They keep asking you what's wrong. No one ever lets it drop when you answer that things went wrong about the time you were born. It's easier to complain about something else, or even ignore other people entirely.
You don't make many friends, but who needs them? Half-Breed, Creepy posted by GorfZaplen Original SA post Bastards and Bloodlines I wondered if I should do anything more by this author, but a look at his works shows that almost everything else he has written doesn't seem terrible. I've even enjoyed some of his other books! Now is when the book gets a little crazy. For these dreamers, it is not enough to fly by means of spells or magic items - they must feel wind beneath their wings and clouds rushing through their feathers.
Driven to take on winged form, many become druids or wizards, using wild shape or polymorph self to assume the shapes of giant eagles, traditional allies of mountain-based elven strongholds.
For most of these sky-craving elves, an occasional journey on feathered wings is enough. This second sort find a way to actually become giant eagles, taking up lives among the aeries of those magnificent creatures.
Occasionally, unions between the two produce half-breed offspring. It's not impossible for an aellar to have fullblood giant eagle siblings, but far more commonly one is born from a lone egg. No matter how caring the earthbound family, an aellar grows up knowing he is different and generally leaves home as soon as his wings are strong enough.
Sometimes knows as raptors, they often hunt wingless beings for sport, form raiding parties of winged monsters, and kidnap the most attractive potential mates from flightless races using experimental magic in hopes of turning them into aellar or similar creatures.
I shouldn't have to highlight an entire paragraph posted: Though it is rare, sometimes a unicorn's heart finds love outside its own species. Even more rarely this love is returned, and a strained romance forms. Most common of all such mismatched pairings is the bond between unicorn and an elven ranger or druid.
Such relationships are besieged by prejudice and awkwardness, but for truly dedicated lovers no barrier is too great to overcome. Each couple faces these challenges differently, but in some cases the solution results in offspring - the rare crossbreeds known as alicorns. Also called whitemanes or illear "golden-born" , alicorns are shy and unassuming in social settings thought many are firmly dedicated to the causes of freedom and right. They frequently do not lead happy lives, constantly struggling against bigotry as they try to make the world a better place.
Their ears are very long and pointed, sticking out horizontally. Their coloration is always pale, and they have rich manes of white, silver, or golden hair. An alicorn's eyes are also generaly golden or silver, though some are cobalt blue or spring green. An alicorn has a small silver or gold nub on the forehead, generally no bigger than a thumbnail. These dread individuals always have black or midnight blue skin, red eyes, and wild manes of white or purple hair.
A dark alicorn has a solid black nub in his forehead, often in a ragged or pentagram shape. As the name suggests, they're a cross between a "blink"dog and a half"ling", so what's a halfdog? Now, thankfully, they weren't created when a halfling got really desperate and fucked a blinkdog. No, they were made during a siege upon halfling lands by trolls, and some druid asked her goddess for help. Instead of say, using the power of the many dire bears of the land or revealing the lair of an ancient acid pool, she just took a pack of blinkdogs and merged them with the druid's allies.
This created a bunch of "warriors who could move quickly and quietly through the forest and avoid the trolls' heavy blows. The offspring is always a blinkling, although some individuals have more pronounced canine features than others. I knew a fangirl who thought blinklings were adorable posted: Blinklings have the same build and size as halflings but have furry ears like dogs', slightly elongated muzzles with pronounced canine teeth, and tails.
Males grow shaggy facial hair that makes them look somewhat like terriers. Most do not have fur over the majority of their bodies, but some have patches on their backs, hands, or feet. Females are slightly smaller and thinner, and almost never have excess hair. Their eyes are almost always a deep brown, but hair color ranges widely. Blinkling hair is thick and wild, resisting all efforts to keep it combed or pinned up.
They enjoy simple pleasures, such as chasing games and hunting. Though they are energetic and always in motion, they never get bored even with repetitive activities, as long as they require a lot of moving about.
Blinkdogs refer to blinklings as "eternal puppies", and the description is apt. Blinklings are not good at activities that require long periods of quiet or concentration.
A melding of gnome and umber hulk,. If such creatures do exist, they may well be similar to decataurs but interbreed more regularly with typical centaurs. Appearance posted: Biped decataurs are often mistaken for satyrs or fauns, though they are larger than either. They have the chest, abdomen and head of an elf, with a pair of horse legs and an equine tail. These decataurs are slight of build and appear gangly, though they are graceful in movement.
Quadruped decataurs are nearly indistinguishable from centaurs, with an elven upper body and head attached to a horse's body at the waist. Only their thinner frames, lacking the powerful muscles and thick leathery hide of pureblood centaurs, give away their mixed parentage. Demeanor posted: Decataurs are loners and brooders, preferring to spend their time in a secluded grove or uninhabited section of wilderness.
They hate crowds, especially noisy throngs such as are found in markets and big cities. A decataur forced into close proximity with numerous other people either becomes irritable or ignores everyone as much as possible.
This can be mistaken for rudeness, fear, or even arrogance, but it is just the decataur's way of dealing with a distasteful circumstance. They simply cannot stand the close, interconnected communities of elves or the uninhibited relationships of centaur clans. A young decataur often rails and shouts at parents who can't understand why their mere presence and questions of concern send her into a rage.
Bastards & Bloodlines
Or, if he doesn't mind a totally mediocre anime, he could try Demonbane, which is literally Lovecraftian robots. Seconding Getter Armageddon and Gunbuster, though. Only when a halfling wizard heroically sacrificed himself by merging with the Overwhale were they stopped. Unfortunately, this has created a horrifying monstrosity that looks like a small whale, but with hands instead of fins, and their skin is human toned. They are constantly torn between their desire to explore and their desire to commit genocide. When their blood mixes, it creates the Ice Burn, a troubled outcast of the planes who seeks only to be loved.
Bastards & Bloodlines: A Guidebook to Half-Breeds (PDF)
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