HGd10PHB - Chapter 1 - Creature Kinds

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Chapter 1 - Creature Kinds

The very first question to ask is, what kind of creature do you want to play?


What is a kind, you ask? Kind describes what you are, biologically speaking. Some refer to it as race or species, but these terms aren't used here at the Guild because they are either absurd or ill-defined. We prefer the more general term 'kind' as in 'what kind of creature are you'? There are a vast number of kinds, limited only by our imaginations. We have provided the most prominent in the Hero's Guild multiverse-related to fantasy-based stories, particularly the worlds of Majarcania and Loar.

At character creation, each Kind has certain bonuses and limitations. The Director's Guide will cover how these bonuses and limitations are arrived at for making new playable Kinds, but for now, the listed Kinds will just give the bonuses to Base Characteristics, Skills, Traits and Foibles in the Character Building section. Skills, Traits, and Foibles are assigned because of Kinds and are not part of any purchasing at character creation.

Base Characteristic bonuses are not added to what is rolled. Instead, they represent maximums above human norms that a creature of that kind might achieve through natural means. As a player character, the BC bonus represents the highest number of points at character creation that can be assigned to that particular characteristic.


Most kinds speak, read, and write - depending on their level of civilization - their own language. This language, unless otherwise noted, is called the same as the kind. So Anthros speak Anthros, Unbular speak Unbular - with various sub-dialects - elfs speak elf or elfish, and so on. If the kind's language is called something other than after the kind name, it will be noted in their description.

Basic Kinds