withoutscratch
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Can all race procreate with each other?

Mon 07 Oct 2019, 13:57

Is It possible for a Orc procreate with a Human or Wolfkin?
Same goes for all other thinkable combinations.
 
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Re: Can all race procreate with each other?

Mon 07 Oct 2019, 14:02

I would not allow it, but I don't think there is anything in the rules that are against it.
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Ebrim
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Re: Can all race procreate with each other?

Mon 07 Oct 2019, 18:57

I’d say yes generally. Halflings and Goblins are essentially the same kin. We know that humans have procreated with both Dwarves and Elves. Also I seem to recall that’s there’s at least one example of an important Orc being a human half-breed. Wolfkin is the iffy one.

Maybe you’d have higher chance of childbearing and birth complications though with many of these.
 
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Re: Can all race procreate with each other?

Tue 08 Oct 2019, 04:44

Probably.

Just be mindful of powergamers trying to create an overpowered kin by stacking bonuses and/or taking just the good parts of different kin.
 
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Re: Can all race procreate with each other?

Tue 08 Oct 2019, 05:28

Probably.

Just be mindful of powergamers trying to create an overpowered kin by stacking bonuses and/or taking just the good parts of different kin.
To this end I wouldn’t change anything mechanically. I’d just rule that the offspring if it’s not a Half-Elf is just more like their father or mother such that mechanically there’s no difference.
 
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Re: Can all race procreate with each other?

Tue 08 Oct 2019, 07:14

Probably.

Just be mindful of powergamers trying to create an overpowered kin by stacking bonuses and/or taking just the good parts of different kin.
We do not aim for that.
We just need breeding stock for our army.

Its a orc, wolfkin, goblin campain.
We consider the humans as intruders in our lands and want to wipe them all out.

For that we need soldiers, alot of them.
 
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Re: Can all race procreate with each other?

Tue 08 Oct 2019, 10:10

Probably.

Just be mindful of powergamers trying to create an overpowered kin by stacking bonuses and/or taking just the good parts of different kin.
We do not aim for that.
We just need breeding stock for our army.

Its a orc, wolfkin, goblin campain.
We consider the humans as intruders in our lands and want to wipe them all out.

For that we need soldiers, alot of them.
Nice one!

And if there’s trouble breeding, I’m sure there are some mystical, or rather demonic, entity who would love lending a hand. For a small favour in return. I mean, what can go wrong?
 
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Arnold
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Re: Can all race procreate with each other?

Thu 10 Oct 2019, 16:08

Here are my houserules on that:

Goblins can procreate with Halflings.
I would not allow both races to procreat with other races.

Humans can with Elfes to Halfelfes.
Humans can with Dwarfes to Ogres, Dwarfs or Humans.
I would not allow the mixture of Elfes and Dwarfes.

Orcs and Wolfskin cannot mix with the other races.
Perhaps Orcs with Gobbos ...?
 
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Re: Can all race procreate with each other?

Wed 23 Oct 2019, 10:57

There seemed to me to be references in the GM guide about hidden experiments, botched broods, secretive origins of trolls, the weird and crazy secret halfling/goblin kin origins, and of course we have Zygofer himself half man half spider, and no telling what made up harpies. Anyway I think that any race combo can mate, the resulting union just doesn't have to produce what the players expect.
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Ebrim
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Re: Can all race procreate with each other?

Wed 23 Oct 2019, 18:40

Yeah, my default is that any and all kin can procreate (perhaps not insectoids or saurians due to crazy different biologies). But the results aren’t always going to be predictable. Take ogres which may or may not happen with Dwarf/Human intermingling. And the seeming randomness of Halfljng/Goblins among their own kin.

I imagine Human and Elf or Dwarf mixing is the most common as established kin with their own societies have risen from it. Orc and human is also I imagine pretty common. Orc women can in some cases without too much intimate scrutiny pass for human.
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