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In Lore: It's complicated. Firstly, there are smatterings of evidence here and there, and it's hard to pull together all the pieces, but none of the lore I've found proves that it would be impossible. Regardless, there is no reason you should constrain yourself to existing lore, rather than creating your own, even if it subverts your players expectations. ...


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Monsters Are Individuals The Monster Manual (pg. 7) gives you explicit permission to make the monsters what you need for your story. The alignment specified in a monster's stat block is the default. Feel free to depart from it and change a monster's alignment to suit the needs of your campaign. If you want a good-aligned green dragon or an evil storm giant, ...


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You're the DM - you tell us. You have the power. It doesn't matter if TSR or WotC or I or anyone else says they can or they can't; it's your adventure, if you want it so, make it so. What other people have said (like you should care) Since their original origin story in Dwellers of the Forbidden City where they were created from humans in a dark ritual ...


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Lizard man (1975) "Liminal being" seems quite broadly defined by the Wikipedia entry, but appears to refer to a being which is part human and part something else, usually an animal. In that regard, the earliest I can find is the lizard man, in Greyhawk (1975). The foreword to that book is dated 1 February 1975, thus pre-dating all official D&D ...


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