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An Elf and an Orc Had a Little Baby: Parentage and Upbringing in D&D

Now you can play an elf-orc raised by dwarves! Or a gnome-halfling raised by kobolds! Even a grung-warforged raised in Avernus is a possibility!

“…this supplement is truly an informed, aware and inspired step forward in continuing discussion about who, how and what makes up a D&D character, and how to create them just how we envision them.” – Curse of Sebs

An Elf and an Orc Had a Little Baby: Parentage and Upbringing in D&D is a 112-page rules supplement that entirely replaces chapter 2 of the Player’s Handbook. Instead of D&D’s bioessentialist approach, this title separates biological traits and cultural traits into two categories: parentage and upbringing.

To create a new player character using this supplement, players choose two birth parents and an upbringing. (Then they go on to choose a background and class, as normal.) Players can feel free to create any combination to create a unique and vibrant character.

Inside this title, you’ll discover

  • 35 Parentages, from aarakocra to yuan-ti;
  • 80+ Upbringings, from being raised by abjurers to water mages;
  • an adaptation of all 12 dragonmarks for Eberron play; and
  • a robust system for making your own parentage and upbringing options.
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