BASTARDS AND BLOODLINES PDF

Sort of. Certanly there are a number of creatures in standard fantasy who show every sign of being the offspring of normally incompatible races-centaurs, chimeras, griffons, harpies, hippogriffs, medusas, minotaurs, and sphinxes, just to name a few. Unfortunately, as we shall see, very few of these are truly the spawn of arcane rituals. Unfortunately, the art in this book is actually pretty good. Introducing Crossbreeds into Your Campaign This section is actually pretty good. It offers pretty solid advice to the GM who is foolish enough to use this book.

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Bloodline Effects[ edit ] As a rule of thumb, raw effects such as personal combat skill increase, or monthly prestige stack between multiple bloodlines, while special effects do not. Gaining a bloodline[ edit ] Whether or not a bloodline is passed on to descendants depends on two specific properties of the bloodline in question: Inheritance and Transfer. Which type of Inheritance is used generally depends on the gender of the founder of said bloodline, as it is believed certain type of blood is only "potent" in a certain gender.

If a bloodline is patrilineal, it can only normally be inherited by both sons and daughters. Conversely if it is matrilineal, then the bloodline can only normally be inherited by both sons and daughters, but only from mothers. If a woman takes a consort, her children will inherit all her bloodlines. Transfer[ edit ] A natural corollary from the rules stated above is that each child can only have one type of bloodlines each, and they can only pass on one of it. However, more bloodlines can be inherited per person through the use of bloodline transfer override.

This describes the situation where the marriage in question is a matrilineal marriage or there are no known fathers , in which case all bloodlines from all parties are treated temporarily as universal bloodlines. Meaning, for this specific matrilineal marriage, all children get all bloodlines from both parents.

Note that, in order to keep the patrilineal and matrilineal bloodlines together for more than one generation, the children of many bloodlines must also enter into matrilineal marriages. Assuming the family produced both sons and daughters, it could be trivial to bring both of the merged bloodlines back together again. Additionally, this means governments with enatic succession is much better suited in the creation of a "super bloodline", as they should be marrying matrilinealy anyway, and with raiding they can take male consorts with bloodlines.

In contrast, agnatic governments will never be able to have a super bloodline in power forever, not without inbreeding. Finally, consortage effectively acts like a semi-matrilineal marriage -- the consort can only pass down patrilineal bloodlines, even though their woman will pass down both patrilineal and matrilineal bloodlines.

The following table provides examples of each of these situations: Relationship.

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There are four prestige classes in the book, all only available to half-breed characters: And last but not least is the Spell Resistance. I also have a character that is going to start playing a Wyrd although we decided that the alternate Deimos sounded much better and I am not quite sure how to handle this. The artwork is outstanding through out most of the book. The magic items and spells revolve around racial abilities. Then if we combine this with the new prestige class Autarkic then we have an uber character.

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