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Races of the Dragon certainly indicates that dragonwrought kobolds are rather rare in dragonwrought populations. It does not appear that they breed true. Moreover, Races of the Dragon defines both dragonwrought kobolds and half-dragons as “versions” of full dragons. But the parent of a half-dragon is the full dragon. Even if a red-dragonwrought kobold or a ...


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In a case like armor and weapons, it is more useful to use "humanoid" as a descriptive term, rather than referring to the specific creature type. Going by a descriptive method, it's easy to classify many creatures as humanoid: anything with 2 arms, 2 legs, a torso and head. However, when faced with a creature with non-standard anatomy, such as wings, extra ...


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Equipment In the section on Armor for Unusual Creatures, it breaks it down into humanoid vs non-humanoid, but as we can generally see from creatures like centaurs and driders, they have a trait called "undersized weapons" which allow them to use weapons as fit for a medium humanoid. Most GMs I've seen (including me) have said that if the creature wears ...


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No. The templates conflict. First, the transformation to a Necropolitan. To successfully complete the Ritual of Crucimigration, you must be at least 3rd level. (I wanted to say "to survive..." but technically, you don't, so yeah.) Necropolitan requires that you "lose a level", and also that you "pay" 1000 xp during the process. If the loss of xp reduces ...


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A bit of both. As an exaggerated example, look at size and automatic languages: size is clearly not nurture, and languages are clearly not nature. Page 171 of the 3.5 Dungeon Master's Guide explains how to account for being raised by a different race: you make a new race. The example it gives is the "half-human;" a half-elf raised by elves instead of by ...


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In any version of the D&D core rule books, all traits are genetic. For example, in D&D 3.5e an elf raised by dwarves would not only have lowlight vision and resistance to sleep effects, they would also be proficient in bows rather than the dwarven war ax. That being said, there's nothing to stop you house-ruling things on a case by case basis, ...



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