Beast-kin of Salamagundi

A new #DnD5e race Beast-kin have the appearance of bipedal beasts (cats, dogs, pigs, cows, etc). They usually wear clothes, and are roughly human-sized. They can also transform to full-on beast form, in which case they use that stats for that type of beast, as well as an almost completely human form. Beast-kin typically end […]

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Suraimu of Salamagundi

A new D&D 5e PC race.  Suraimu are intelligent amorphous creatures, usually translucent although some are opaque or even metallic colored; a given Suraimu always stays the same color. Unlike oozes and jellies, Suraimu have visible and fixed eyes and mouths. Stats: +2 Con Size: Medium Speed: 25 ooze, on any solid surface.  Despite lack of legs, Suraimu may […]

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Short Rests in D&D 5e

One of the relatively few things that bothers me a bit in D&D 5e Basic is the decision the player is presented with during a short rest of how many hit dice to recover as a result of the rest.  As people who’ve been following along know, I really prefer “diegesis” in my game mechanics… that […]

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Naiads of Salamagundi

A new D&D 5e PC race. Naiads are spirits of the waters. In their natural form they actually appear made of water, though they feel like flesh to the touch.  They are fully capable of operating normally on land, though few choose to do so; they are at a Disadvantage when making survival rolls in […]

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Dryads of Salamagundi

A new race for D&D 5e Dryads are a race of humanoid plants.  Their appearance generally matches that of the vegetation in the region they’re from: a Dryad from a coniferous northern forest might have evergreen needles for hair and bark-like skine, while a dryad from a marshy area might look more like cattails and […]

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Goblins of Salmagundi

A new race for D&D 5e Goblins are evil, or at least mischievous, creatures, no two of whom are alike.  Skin, eye, and hair color vary as do number and arrangement of eyes, limbs, ears, mouths, etc.  Every goblin should roll on the Goblin Random Features chart (see bottom of post).  Goblins are often employed […]

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