Front Cover Table of Contents Introduction Chapter 1: Half-breeds in your Campaign Chapter 2: Specific Half-Breeds Half-breeds at a Glance Aellar Alicorn. The d20 core rules let you play half-orcs and half-elves, but why stop there? Bastards & Bloodlines gives you nearly 30 new half-races to play. Bastards & Bloodlines: A Guidebook to Halfbreeds (Races of Renown) [Owen K. C. Races of Destiny (Dungeon & Dragons d20 Fantasy Roleplaying).

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I also have a character that is going to start playing a Wyrd although we decided that the alternate Deimos sounded much better and I am not quite sure how to handle this. These feats and prestige classes are undeniably best suited to half-breeds. Those looking for more mechanical crunch will enjoy the bloodline feats.

Bastards and Bloodlines for D&D 3.0/3.5

Unlike ‘Crossbreeding’, it suffers from somewhat nebulous rules for mixed race creature creation and a shaky basis for its explanation of mixed race creation for some of the more unusual creatures. At the same time, I felt that a lot of the more compelling explanations for halfbreeds in a campaign were ignored, and many of the halfbreed races were too bizarre for general use.

The Specific Half-Breed chapter is about half of the book. The artwork is outstanding through out most of the book. The making your own half-breed chapter can be rather succinctly summarised as “use your best judgement. This is not a playtest review. Killer has the need to kill bred into him. First Blood I have never really thought about half-breeds other than the half orc and half elf, except to wonder why there were no half halfings.


Over a dozen new templates, including half-medusas and half-beholders, add even more options to the mix.

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The first thing I noticed is that the best of each race is included. Crossbreeding is about wizard PCs putting together crossbred creatures, Bastards and Bloodlines is about playable character races. It finishes on page blooslines and with the Wyrd nice name: Bllodlines a new link. The breakdown happens at higher levels. Don’t use link shorteners! We also get ideas on how to make our own half breeds with advice on advancing challenge ratings and level adjustment factors, as well how how to determine if a race is suitable for players.

The first is the idea that humans are a rather fecund race and that certain racial combinations are possible.

Einstein countered that maybe the child could have his looks and her brains. I’m hoping that some playtesting will provide better insight. There are lots of game rules for new half-bred races, a new type of magic and plenty &dd templates. You really get a sense for the creature. He returned to his home in Oklahoma and resumed freelance work where he worked on several d20 products including the Everquest Role-playing Game from White Wolf.

Monday, 31st January, A4 version with a different TOC. The book doesn’t just focus on templates and races though. The only thing I question in the mechanical implementation is that the races with higher level modifiers blooddlines have any bastardd “monster” hit dice, skills, or feats.

Ability adjustments, Life spans, average height and weight, and new feats. VecnaJR, As always, please read my last section. The class abilities provide benefits when using such racial abilities, such batards additional uses or circumstantial modifiers. The cover of the book is illustrated by James Ryan. Granted there are already enough monsters, races, feats, spells and Prestige classes then an average person will ever use, but the quality made this stand out in a crowd of Bestiary and Class books.


Look at this guide to learn the why and how. I recently tracked down a copy of Bastards and Bloodlines well, technically I got it as a gift from one of my players and I want to use some of the races from it. Use of this site constitutes acceptance of our User Agreement and Privacy Policy.

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For example, the Elven Senses feat is only available to those with some elven blood running through their veins and already have a racial bonus to Listen, Search and Spot checks. With his brains and her looks it would be a true prodigy. He moved his family to Seattle along with the game when absorbed by Wizards of the Coast. Examples are given to show this process in action such as a Half-Beholder, Half-Creature biped and quadruped and Half-Medusa for starters for a total of 9 different templates more if you break down the Half-Elementals before launching into rules for the DM to create their own templates.

Chapter one starts off with information of how to introduce more crossbreeds into a campaign. Avoid using an excessively long or redundant title e.