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Is this Cambion race balanced?

This is likely too strong I'll be using Detect Balance to score this, to get as quantitative as possible. Detect Balance is not panacea as it fails to capture synergies between different abilitites, ...
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Is this Cambion race balanced?

Frame of Reference Challenge The concept of Cambion could easily be portrayed as one of the Tiefling variants or as reskinned Dhampir or as a Custom Linage. All of which have been playtested and ...
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Is this Cambion race balanced?

This is ready for playtesting. The ASI (+2,+1) is on the better side compared to original al published races, but is pretty standard for the revised races in recent releases. The Sinborn trait is a ...
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What playable races are there with insect-like features besides Thri-Kreen?

Dromites from the 3.5 Expanded Psionics Handbook is a psionic race "called bug-men by the ignorant". Diopsids from the 3.5 Dragon Compendium is beetle-like race in the Underdark. Insectare ...
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Is this homebrew Rhynkos race balanced?

This is balanced, and looks fun too I'll use Detect Balance, as is often done here to score this, as is often done around here. Average for book races is a value of 25, 24-27 is recommended. The ...
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How can I allow my player to be a Doppelganger without excessive HD/LA?

In general, RHD are bad for you. Removing them makes you stronger. Thus, in theory, when you remove RHD, you should increase LA. Not at a 1:1 ratio (RHD are much, much better for you than LA, so ...
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List of ancestry ability bonuses

Each ancestry has specific boosts and potentially flaws as listed under the community wiki or elsewhere, but it's worth noting that those ability modifiers can be adjusted with the Voluntary Flaws ...
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Is it balanced with other races to give Dragonborn short-range blindsight as an additional racial trait?

Only if you feel it's balanced to give one player a free feat As you've stated, gaining blindsight is available to all through the feat Fighting Initiate (Blind Fighting). Giving this ability to a ...
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Is it balanced with other races to give Dragonborn short-range blindsight as an additional racial trait?

Blindsight is pushing it but still OK According to Detect Balance, normal Dragonborn are worth only 21 points, one of the weakest races, vs. an average of 25 points. Darkvision is worth 3 points, so ...

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