Races

For this campaign, the PCs will be magically sent into the past,
occupying bodies at their destination. The exact details of how this
happens is not controllable by the PCs or players (Mordenkainen will
simply grimace and say ``It’s difficult.‘’). If you would prefer not
to play in the `unexpected’ end of the chargen pool, then you should
restrict yourself to the more common races in the world of Greyhawk:

  • `Normal’ Races
    are openly recognized, known, and treated as citizens nearly
    (i.e. Ket) everywhere.
    – Human (Baklunish, Flan, Oeridian, Olman, Rhennee, Suloise, Touv)
    – Elf (Wood, Grey)
    – Half-Elf
    – Dwarf
    – Halfling (Tallfellow, Deep)
  • Semi-monstrous Races
    are all widely known to exist, but are not typically seen out and
    about in cities; they’re `monsters’ to most people.
    – Orcs are openly accepted in certain regions
    – Half-Orcs are openly accepted in certain regions
    – Gnome
    – Changelings are known to exist but are instantly persecuted if
    their disguise is pierced.
    – Shifters might be able to pass as another race, but suspicion of
    lycanthropy is a dangerous thing, with a `stab with silver first
    and maybe apologize later’ attitude being the expected default.
    – Centaur
  • Monstrous Races
    can expect to be attacked openly, denied entry, and generally
    distrusted without explanation.
    – Tieflings do exist but the vast majority of people can’t tell a
    tiefling from a cambion and would have the same reaction to both
    regardless (fear, distrust, immediate `fight-or-flight’).
    – Drow do exist and are openly hated, feared, distrusted, and
    attacked. There are no `good’ Drow, as far as most people are
    concerned.
    – Kenku
    – Shadar-Kai
    – Gnoll
    – Minotaur
    – Dragonborn would likely be seen as some strange form of lizardman
    or troglodyte (depending on distance and personal hygene), and are
    very very likely to be considered monsters.
    – Revenant can expect to be turned, destroyed, have the ashes
    burned, and the remains widely separated and possibly ritual’ed
    against rising again.
  • Races That Do Not Natively Exist
    but the world is a weird place…
    – Warforged
    – Kalashtar
    – ShardminD
    – Thri-Kreen
    – Mul
    – Genasi
    – Bladeling
    – Goliath
    – Wilden
  • Special Races
    are known to exist but still are not commonly seen, and so will
    attract attention basically everywhere.
    – Eladrin (High Elves)
    are known to exist but are basically never seen outside of their
    enclaves, and so would be very unusual. The Grey Elves capture
    some of the same flavor, and might work instead.
    – Deva (Aasimar)
    do exist but are not widely understood, and are conspicuous.

Races

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