Book of Hybrids


Homebrew and House Rules

Grand Lodge

Hello! Not sure if I'm in the right place, but I'm working on a book that lets you customize your character in new ways. Want to be an elf that never saw a bow before? What about a gnome raised in an arena? Or perhaps a human raised by wolves?

We can also mix and blind physical aspects of a race. Be a goblin/dwarf, because why not? Feel sorry for that little mistake.

Point: I'm looking for races and monsters that you might want to play in whole or in part, as well as upbringings you'd want to see.


Ok. Sounds interesting, looking forward to it.

Grand Lodge

Byrdology wrote:
Ok. Sounds interesting, looking forward to it.

I was hoping for folks to call out what races/monsters they want included.


How about variants of races (half-elf and half-orc excluded, probably), brought about by generations of interbreeding with dragons?


You can already do all that in Kirthfinder!
Click on "Ch 2 - Races" and look at the "Simple Hybrids," "Exotic Hybrids," and "Powerful Hybrids" sections.
Feel free to steal any ideas you like.

Grand Lodge

Kirth Gersen wrote:

You can already do all that in Kirthfinder!

Click on "Ch 2 - Races" and look at the "Simple Hybrids," "Exotic Hybrids," and "Powerful Hybrids" sections.
Feel free to steal any ideas you like.

Those all appear to be specific existing hybrids.

The goal is to be able to take any two races we've gone over and mash them together. I've already made over a hundred different combinations, and that's not even including all the upbringings they can have.

Want to be an elven Zoidberg that was raised by a circus?
Maybe you'd rather be a gnoll/dragon that's never seen the outside of a dungeon?

We can do this.

Grand Lodge

Lazaryus wrote:
How about variants of races (half-elf and half-orc excluded, probably), brought about by generations of interbreeding with dragons?

We have not one but two dragon species with two parts a piece you can grab and throw into your hybrid. So, you can be an elf/dragon, human/dragon, dwarf/dragon, orc/dragon. Maybe an ooze/dragon? We aren't here to judge you.


David Silver - Ponyfinder wrote:


Those all appear to be specific existing hybrids.

The examples are, sure, but not the basic rules for making them.

David Silver - Ponyfinder wrote:
The goal is to be able to take any two races we've gone over and mash them together.

For LA +0 races, that's in place: "Simple half-breed races start with one of the primary races described above. You can then selectively exchange racial feats and traits on a one-for-one basis to create the hybrid race. By choosing to trade in fewer feats and/or traits than shown in the examples, you can create a “quarter-elf” and so on. It is also possible to create rare half-breed characters not shown as examples, such as a half-dwarf."


Kirth Gersen wrote:

You can already do all that in Kirthfinder!

Click on "Ch 2 - Races" and look at the "Simple Hybrids," "Exotic Hybrids," and "Powerful Hybrids" sections.
Feel free to steal any ideas you like.

I looked through it. What happened to chapters 3 and 7? Also, I fail to see an option to splice dragon stuff onto any other race, except for the lizardfolk paragon class, which is restricted to humans.

Grand Lodge

Kirth Gersen wrote:
David Silver - Ponyfinder wrote:


Those all appear to be specific existing hybrids.

The examples are, sure, but not the basic rules for making them.

David Silver - Ponyfinder wrote:
The goal is to be able to take any two races we've gone over and mash them together.
For LA +0 races, that's in place: "Simple half-breed races start with one of the primary races described above. You can then selectively exchange racial feats and traits on a one-for-one basis to create the hybrid race. By choosing to trade in fewer feats and/or traits than shown in the examples, you can create a “quarter-elf” and so on. It is also possible to create rare half-breed characters not shown as examples, such as a half-dwarf."

Not every racial trait is created equally, or close to it, non?


David Silver - Ponyfinder wrote:
Lazaryus wrote:
How about variants of races (half-elf and half-orc excluded, probably), brought about by generations of interbreeding with dragons?
We have not one but two dragon species with two parts a piece you can grab and throw into your hybrid. So, you can be an elf/dragon, human/dragon, dwarf/dragon, orc/dragon. Maybe an ooze/dragon? We aren't here to judge you.

I can't find where the trait parts are.

Grand Lodge

Lazaryus wrote:
David Silver - Ponyfinder wrote:
Lazaryus wrote:
How about variants of races (half-elf and half-orc excluded, probably), brought about by generations of interbreeding with dragons?
We have not one but two dragon species with two parts a piece you can grab and throw into your hybrid. So, you can be an elf/dragon, human/dragon, dwarf/dragon, orc/dragon. Maybe an ooze/dragon? We aren't here to judge you.
I can't find where the trait parts are.

I didn't post my book. Where are you looking?


David Silver - Ponyfinder wrote:
Lazaryus wrote:
David Silver - Ponyfinder wrote:
We have not one but two dragon species with two parts a piece you can grab and throw into your hybrid. So, you can be an elf/dragon, human/dragon, dwarf/dragon, orc/dragon. Maybe an ooze/dragon? We aren't here to judge you.
I can't find where the trait parts are.
I didn't post my book. Where are you looking?

Since you sounded like you did the dragon parts already, I went through you post history to look for them. I couldn't find them, but I did find one of your posts that had a link to a screenshot of a Word document showing how to build a hybrid race with an example of a Dwarf/Catfolk race, stored on Google Docs.

Grand Lodge

Lazaryus wrote:
David Silver - Ponyfinder wrote:
Lazaryus wrote:
David Silver - Ponyfinder wrote:
We have not one but two dragon species with two parts a piece you can grab and throw into your hybrid. So, you can be an elf/dragon, human/dragon, dwarf/dragon, orc/dragon. Maybe an ooze/dragon? We aren't here to judge you.
I can't find where the trait parts are.
I didn't post my book. Where are you looking?
Since you sounded like you did the dragon parts already, I went through you post history to look for them. I couldn't find them, but I did find one of your posts that had a link to a screenshot of a Word document showing how to build a hybrid race with an example of a Dwarf/Catfolk race, stored on Google Docs.

Here's one piece:

Dragon Breath(dragon)

Gain the dragon type.
Appearance: Patches of colored scales betray your exotic origin. Your mouth and throat can stretch to unwholesome amounts.
Strengths: Strength, Constitution
Weaknesses: Dexterity
Gain darkvision 60'
Quadruped: Due to being four-legged, you receive a +4 bonus to your CMD against trip attacks and your carrying capacity increases by 50%.
Element: Select an element: fire, cold, lightning, or acid. If any other quality also has the Element trait, it must be the same choice in all of them.
Breath Weapon (Su): Once per day, you can breathe a 30' cone or 60' stream of your chosen element. This choice is made at character creation and does not change. Those caught in it take 1d6 per level of your element, Reflex DC 10 + ½ your level + your constitution modifier half.
Elemental Resistance: You gain elemental resistance towards your element of 5. This increases to 10 at level 5 and increases by 5 every 5 levels afterwards.
Fingerless: You operate under the fingerless rules. If any of your physical qualities lack the fingerless racial trait, you are not fingerless.


Lazaryus wrote:
Also, I fail to see an option to splice dragon stuff onto any other race, except for the lizardfolk paragon class, which is restricted to humans.

The paragon class is how you get half-dragon abilities that are too powerful for a starting character, yes. And it's not actually restricted to humans, per the next sentence: "You can potentially model kobolds as lizardfolk using goblin, rather than human, as the primary race." You could just as easily start with a xvart or a bugbear, if that's your thing.

David Silver - Ponyfinder wrote:
Not every racial trait is created equally, or close to it, non?

Mais si, mine are -- or at least are intended to be. Each trait is approximately equal to half a Kirthfinder feat.


Street Gnome-A gnome who grew up on the streets of a human city. They will have a preferred class of fighter. Example:Spiny the Gnome wears spiked armor and feels most humans are out to keep down all non humans.

Snout tribe orcs. They use rituals to summon Nalfeshnee, feed them prisoners, and interbreed with them. This has been going on so long that all members of the tribe have a random defensive, offensive, and spell like trait from their demon ancestry. Some go sorcerer and get the fiendish bloodline.

Grand Lodge

Goth Guru wrote:

Street Gnome-A gnome who grew up on the streets of a human city. They will have a preferred class of fighter. Example:Spiny the Gnome wears spiked armor and feels most humans are out to keep down all non humans.

Snout tribe orcs. They use rituals to summon Nalfeshnee, feed them prisoners, and interbreed with them. This has been going on so long that all members of the tribe have a random defensive, offensive, and spell like trait from their demon ancestry. Some go sorcerer and get the fiendish bloodline.

I am pleased to report both of these are already possible to build.

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