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I would recommend to use a comparison tool, such as this excellent 5e Homebrew Race Guide. While not an exact science, this guide did a good job of quantifying different traits. They recommend having your homebrew race being between 24 and 27 points (PHB races have a mean score of 25). Resistance to Slashing or Piercing would be worth 10 points, with ...


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Depends on the race's other perks, but probably yes. Bludgeoning, piercing, or slashing damage are the most common types of damage in the game. Nearly all monsters have at least one attack with one of those damage types. Barbarian's are so resilient because their rage makes them resist this. If you just replace a race's "Resistance to Acid" by &...


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I think the answer by TheDragonOfFlame is a fair assessment and I also recommend going with the Actor feat without the +1 to Charisma if you are going to go with that option. What I would more strongly recommend is talking with your DM about why he is restricting what is literally the defining characteristic of your race of choice. If he is afraid of your ...


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In general, when dealing with tweaking the cosmology, ramifications will be divided into game-functioning (how does this affect specific abilities, spells, or creatures?) and metaphysical (what does this do to the overall functioning of the multiverse?) - this may sound intimidating, but it's actually simpler than it seems at first glance. You're fortunate ...


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Is actor balanced at first level? Let's take a look. The only official race that grants a feat, and the only official way to get a feat at 1st level, is Variant Human. The variant Human get's a +1 to two different ability scores, a skill proficiency and a feat. Is +2 Charisma, +1 to one ability score of your choice, a once per day shape change and two skills ...


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In the rules for creating new races the Humanoid type states: Every humanoid creature also has a subtype to matchits race, such as human, giant, goblinoid, reptilian, or tengu. If you are making a new humanoid race, you should either find an existing sutype to match or make a new one by using the name of the race as the subtype. If you are making a half-...


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