Author Topic: Half Elven Races  (Read 260 times)

Offline Psysama

  • Hero Member
  • ***
  • Posts: 578
  • Weeeeee!
    • View Profile
    • http://www.dnd-wiki.org
Half Elven Races
« on: June 02, 2019, 05:33:54 PM »
Disclaimer I am interested in 3.5E Homebrew.

That being said I've noticed there is a Half Elf race in the PHB, and I have a rulebook for some Half Elven offspring from the core races, but what about those of us who want to be Half-one-race-of elf half-another?  Like half Drow half Wood Elf, is one example.
My second son is born!

Offline Psysama

  • Hero Member
  • ***
  • Posts: 578
  • Weeeeee!
    • View Profile
    • http://www.dnd-wiki.org
Re: Half Elven Races
« Reply #1 on: June 02, 2019, 05:37:02 PM »
My second son is born!

Offline RobbyPants

  • Female rat ninja
  • Moderator
  • *****
  • Posts: 7587
    • View Profile
Re: Half Elven Races
« Reply #2 on: November 03, 2019, 11:23:11 AM »
Are you asking about how to make new half races or if there are any published? I'm not planning on buying the book you linked, so I don't know what's in it.

Strictly speaking, it'd be pretty easy to make a bunch of half races with formulas. My biggest hesitation about this is that as written, the half-elf is probably the weakest race in the PHB. It has the problem of not really being as good as a human (no bonus feat) or as good as an elf. The only advantage it gets is a +2 bonus to Diplomacy and Gather Information.

But yeah, it wouldn't be that much work to create a dozen or so "common" half-elf races, balanced how you like. If that seems like too much work, or you want it to be robust, you could come up with a list of abilities that you always add as a half-elf. The trick would be figuring out what to remove from each other race to balance it.
My creations

Please direct moderation-related PMs to Forum Staff.