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.