User:Axl/My Sandbox/Racial Hybrid System
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Welcome. I'll be introducting the Racial Hybrid System. This system will allow you to combine races without having to create a whole new race. (for example, having to create a brand new "Half-Drow, Half-Gnome" race)
 How It Works
This system kind of works like the Racial Traits, but under specific guidelines. These guidelines tell you what benefits you can use. Types and Subtypes are always added (for example, making a giant/Eladrin would produce a half giant, half fey type creature. You would gain the type Giant, and the type Fey, effectively making you accept the benefits and consequences of being that type. Let's move on to what features you gain.
 Height and weight
For determining the height and weight of your character, take the maximum height and weight of the tallest race and subtract from that the maximum height and weight of your shortest race. You then halve the difference, always rounding up, and that is what you subtract from the height of your tallest race, creating your overall height. So you take:
6'1" − 5'8" = 5"
180 lbs. − 167 lbs. = 13 lbs.
Then, you take the difference and halve that, rounding up:
5"/2 = 2.5" = 3"
13 lbs./2 = 6.5 lbs. = 7 lbs.
Take the maximum height and weight of your tallest race again and subtract the halved difference:
6'1" − 3" = 5'10"
180 lbs. − 7 lbs. = 173 lbs.
There you go! Your maximum height and weight. You do the same process with the minimum heights and weights of your races to determine the minimum height and weight of your hybrid, then choose which height and weight you desire.
 Ability Scores
- Now, for your ability scores. First, think about what you want your character to excel at. Then, find two races whose ability scores complement your character's abilities. If you want to be a Rogue, then choose two races whose abilities complement a Rogue's preferred ability scores.
- Now that you know what you want, choose one ability score from each race and give that to your character. (Note: If your race is half human, you can only choose to have a +2 to any ability score from your human race, or +1 to any ability score and +2 to a specific ability). You must, however, follow the set preload of single races. That is, +2 to Strength (for example), +2 to Dexterity or Wisdom (for example). You cannot have +2 to Strength or Constitution, +2 to Charisma or Intelligence. Only +2 to a specific ability and then +2 to two specific abilities.
- To determine your size, first, if the two sizes from your two races are adjacent (Small and Medium or Medium and Large), then take the smaller of the two. If there's a gap between your race sizes (Small and Large), then take the size in the middle.
- With your speed, take the smallest of the two values if you get a value of, for example, 4 and 5. If you have a value of 5 and 7 or something like that, take the number in the middle (6).
- To determine your size, first, if the two visions from your two races are adjacent (Normal and Low-light or Low-light and Darkvision), then take the least of the two. If there's a gap between your race visions (Normal and Darkvision), then take the vision in the middle.
 Skill Bonuses
- Select one Skill bonus from each race. Those are your bonuses. If any of the races say "+2 to any one skill", you can only choose either the "+2 to any skill" or the other race's "+2 to a specific skill, +2 to another specific skill".
- You gain all of the languages from both races, with the following exception. If both races say that you also gain an additional language(s), you choose the race with the least additional languages.
 Benefits and Powers
- Now you can move on to your benefits and powers. Here's the setup:
You can choose two powers and two features (any combination from either of the races).
You can choose three features and one power (any combination from either of the races).
You can choose four features (any combination from either of the races).
Benefits that are the same do not stack. Use the benefit that provides the least benefits. (for example, if one race offers damage reduction 5 and another offers damage reduction 10, use the damage reduction 5)
- You, as a hybrid, qualify for any of the backgrounds pertaining to your races.
- You qualify for feats that pertain to either of your races.