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There is no hard rule about alignments and classes, or classes and races. The book specifies generalities, and also gives counter examples. For example, in the Paladin class under the Oath of Vengence Tenets (page 88 of the Player's Handbook), it says that Oath of Vengence Paladins are often Neutral or Lawful Neutral in alignment. A neutral good tiefling ...


The half-giant monster entry lists Powerful Build as a Special Quality. Alternate Form explicitly lets you retain those, so yes, a druid with Powerful Build does retain that bonus, which is sizable. Powerful Build explicitly stacks with things that change your size, so if the druid used Wild Shape to turn into a Large creature, he would count as Huge for the ...


They do combine Those races with sub-races are very limited in racial abilities without them. They are designed as a combination of factors to determine your full race. Elves are always dextrous, live a long time, trance instead of sleep, etc. However, wood elves are wise in the ways of the woods and perceptive, high elves are intelligent and in tune with ...


They add together. See the summary of modifiers to ability scores on page 12. And see the example of building Bruenor, Step 3 on page 13, where both his Mountain Dwarf strength modifier and his Dwarf constitution modifier are applied.


Fourth Edition's Runner's Companion touches on this (though I've got some memory of it being touched on elsewhere as well). Contrary to ethnic races, metagenes seem immune to recombination, miscegenation, and dilution. Although members of different metatypes are able breed with one another, the child always expresses only one of the parent’s metatypes—or ...


Can a white skinned, blonde haired, blue eyed couple give birth to one child who is white, blonde, blue eyed and another baby who has dark brown skin, black curly hair, and brown eyes? Sure. However, mommy may have some explaining to do. The kids are siblings (or at least 1/2 siblings anyway).


Elves in general do not sleep, but rather “trance.” Trancing is a similar, low-activity state, but the elf maintains awareness of his surroundings, and only requires 4 hours to be fully rested rather than 8. Arcane spellcasters, however, require 8 hours of relative inactivity in order to prepare their spells; elves do not get around this. So, ...

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