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Needs adjustments I think that as it stands the hombrew seems quite unbalanced (overpowered) for a few reasons: ASI of Dex +2 and Con +3: Very unbalanced. the ASI spread for most races is normally +2 and +1. Some only have a +2 such as the Kenku or Kobolds. If you add +3 to any ability score I would impose a penalty or -2 to -4 depending on the overall ...


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It's overpowered Medium size and darkvision are normal features. Ability score increases of +2 and +3 are higher than normal. Most races have +2 to one ability score and +1 to another. Mountain dwarf has +2 Str / +2 Con. An extra 5 feet reach is somewhat powerful. You can use this plus a reach weapon to hit targets 15 feet away. Even a normal weapon, reach ...


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It can make the wings look like a different limb, but your Aarakocra is stuck with 6 limbs. Disguise self says: You can't change your body type, so you must adopt a form that has the same basic arrangement of limbs. The phrase "same basic arrangement of limbs" indicates that an Aarakocra with 6 limbs using disguise self must have 6 limbs. You can ...


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Thomas Markov has given the official 5e answer. To add to the topic, I will note that as far as I'm aware, the exact biological connections between hobgoblins and goblins has never been really explored, but they are generally considered to be subraces in a greater biological kindred, referred to as "goblinoids". Their 5er lore is actually more or ...


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Entirely different creatures united conquered under a common faith. Volo's Guide to Monsters has some info on this in the section Goblinoids: The Conquering Host: Maglubiyet is truly the Conquering God. He stiffens the spines of cowardly goblins. He rouses bugbears from their lazy slumber. He sets the thunderous step of hobgoblin legions. Maglubiyet takes ...


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The rebuilding rules from Player‘s Handbook II also offer a way to change your race (p 198). Compared with the Savage Species ritual rules, race rebuilding works quite differently. Most of all, it is nothing a player can just do, it‘s rather something a DM conceives as part of an adventure, tied to a special place or a quest the party has to fulfill. Racial ...


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This is definitely not the RAW answer, but I would highly recommend that if this section of Savage Species is used, simply calculate the bonuses/penalties for the original race, reverse them, then apply the resultant ability scores to the target race. One starts with a weak ogre? The end result will be a weak elf. In other words, make the end result care ...


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The ninth level spell Awaken Construct and the fifth level spell Awaken both grant mental ability scores, the former to a construct, the latter to a plant or animal. Oddly, neither perform a check on the creature's mental stats prior to applying their effect, only creature type. Since either spell grants a variable amount of dice for certain stats, these ...


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