Be the best fire-breathing ghost pterodactyl-man you can be. The ultimate race creator lets you quickly make your very own player race. Want to play a were-iguana? How about a robot-scorpion? Elf-ghost with psychic powers? How about a manticore-man? We've done our best to cover just about every trait a character could possibly have. So if you can come up with it, you can play it. The Ultimate Race Creator is compatible with 5th edition D&D but can be easily adapted to other editions or systems.
What we've done is come up with hundreds of traits. These traits are just like core race ones you're familiar with that define the racial abilities and features of a playable race. Then we've divided all those traits into categories, like mobility, offensive, age, or magic. You select one trait from each category and you've now got the traits that represent your brand new race!
Well, to start with you have 10 racial points or RP to use on creating your race. Each trait has a cost associated with it, the more powerful the ability the more points it costs. So you'll have to balance your race out with weaknesses if you want a whole bunch of flashy features. Using these built-in checks and balances, these races avoid the min-maxing and common pit-falls that other systems have fallen into. A race made with 10 racial points is balanced with the existing core races, but you can use more for games where monstrous players are appropriate. We won't tell you that you can't make a 40 RP mechanical tiger race with demon powers and chainsaws for hands, but your GM can.
So GM's, rest assured that nothing your players make using this book will break your game (unless you decide that would be fun).
We started with a set of traits for the "Beastmen". It includes 24 pages of traits that cover everything furry, feathered, or beast-like. With it you can play as centuars, minotaurs, satyrs, Kitsune, panda-folk, moose-men, or just about any other variation of man and beast that you can think of. This was our first go at the concept so there's a bit of cleanup and refinement we'd like to do, but it shows off the creator system pretty well and it's completely free! Click the link below and give it a look.
For the second book in the series we wrote the Scalykind Race Creator, 32 pages full of all the traits you need for a zillion varieties of any kind of dragon people, serpentfolk, boggarts, grippli, medusa-kin, hydrafolk, and every kind of reptilian or amphibious traits we could think of. Find it here:
We want to provide players and GMs with the widest variety of options available with the Ultimate Race Creator. When funded, the Ultimate Race Creator will include the contents of the Beastmen and Scalykind race creators, alongside 3 new race creator books, Robots, Insects and Gothic.
This race creator will give you all the traits for anything and everything metal and mechanical. You'll be able to play as steampunk automatons, futuristic androids, magic-infused golems, and empty suits of armor. We need this book for the chainsaw hands alone.
This race creator gives us all the traits for the creepy and crawly range of the animal kingdom. This is where we'll put all the scorpion tails, the spider webbing, the wall crawling, and the butterfly wings. Play as great big beetle-folk, actual spider men, and mystical moths. Do you want to play as ants? Because this is how you get ants.
In this book we will include every trait you could possibly need for anything of the spooky variety. We have lycanthropy, ghosts and spirits, every variety of vampire blood and a ghoulish collection of undead traits like skeletal bodies and zombified flesh. You will find everything related to horror tropes and undead or cursed characters right in here.
We admit that a spider robot character might not be appropriate for all campaigns. We separated the books like this to allow GMs to easily pick and choose what parts of the race creator to let their players access. It also lets us lovingly spread lore and fluff onto each book, which gives you even more content to add to your world. Each book will average about 30 odd pages, including 4 fully detailed pre-built example races alongside original artwork and in-depth lore.
Because having this many options is incredible! As a GM, if you have an idea for a race this book will give you everything you need for a finished and polished race in less time than it takes to roll up a character. Or you can turn it over to your players and just tell them to have fun and create something! You can do all of this without the worrying about balancing or keeping min-maxing in check because it's already been done for you. After all, the whole point of this project is to give GMs and players more options with less work.
We're also putting in a bunch of useful extras into the Ultimate Race Creator.
Ever wanted to play a half-orc half-dragonborn? How about a vengeful dwarf ghost or an elvish were-owl? We are going to dissect the core racial traits and give them point values just as if they were made using the Ultimate Race Creator. This allows you to create half-races, create undead and enchanted subraces, or any other mix and matched creation you can come up with.
We're also creating a set of 30 playable example races made using the full Ultimate Race Creator, both to show off what the book can do and to supply you with a ton of ideas!
If we reach this stretch goal, we are adding the Plantfolk Race Creator. It's Filled with all the traits you'll need for Ents and treefolk, mushroom men of countless shapes and sizes, flowering knights, and protectors of the forest. This book will have everything leafy, bark armored, or showering spores.
If we reach this stretch goal, we will add the Divine-Touched Race Creator. In this book we will be expanding on aasimars and tieflings, and every other race whose fate has been altered by gods or fiends. Have your race infused with a plague demon's curse, or blessed with the judgement of the scales of fate. Do you want races blessed or cursed by the gods? I know I do.
If we reach this stretch goal, we will add the Fey-Folk Race Creator. We will include traits for everything that the feywild holds, including pixies, sprites, redcaps, sinister banshees, and the feymad elven courts. If it's tiny and or whimsical, you'll be able to create it with this book.
If we reach this stretch goal we will add the Aquatic Race Creator. Merfolk of every variety and traits that cover absolutely everything that swims scuttles or floats beneath the waves. Create crabfolk, stinging jellyfish men, or lure people to their doom with anglerfish-like lures. If it's beneath the waves this book has what you need.
If we reach this stretch goal, we will add Dr. Vanvid's Mad Race Creator. This mad scientist's creations are certifiably insane so your race can have the most bizarre traits imaginable. Make an ooze race, have a race that's just a sphere from another dimension, how about a colony of tiny monsters in a trench coat? This book covers all the traits that just don't fit into anything else, and must have come from a deranged mind.
It's the final frontier, there's no stranger traits than alien traits. If we reach this stretch goal, we will add the Alien Race Creator. Including the weirdest of the weird, this book will contain traits for surviving in a vacuum, bizarre space-faring life, colors out of space, and more big gray heads and antennas than you can shake a ray-gun at.
We're posting a bounty! If we reach this stretch goal we'll be adding 10 NPCs with races built using the Ultimate Race Creator. This rogues gallery will include everything from serious villains and heroes to bizarre and wacky characters. Each one will include lore, a statblock and an original sketch by our talented artists.
I'm really excited about getting to add this one. If we reach this stretch goal we will add the ultimate pet creator! This is an extra rule set that allows you to create your own familiars and animal companions using the traits found in the ultimate race creator! I know I want a pet crocodile-squid, or how about a haunted lantern familiar? I can't wait to get to this one.
The core races get their own special backgrounds and feats, why can't yours? If we reach this stretch goal, we will add 2 new unique racial backgrounds and 2 new racial feats to each race creator book. That's a total of 20 new backgrounds and 20 new feats for you to customize your new characters even further!
If we reach this stretch goal, we will add a full page color artwork created by the talented Rachel Maduro and Nick Carry for each race creator book! That's 10 more full color artworks in addition to the full color covers. With those the Ultimate Race Creator will now include 20 beautiful pieces of art depicting fantastical and amazing races for us all to enjoy!
If we reach this stretch goal, we will include a whole new set of mechanics to the Ultimate Race Creator! With all these amazing abilities tied to racial traits, we wanted to use them with existing characters. With the new mutation and augment system, you'll be able to provide magical mutations to existing characters within your campaign or have them gain traits against their will through horrible curses or transfiguring magics.
This stretch goal will also include the RANDOM RACE GENERATOR!
If we reach this stretch goal, we will include the random race generator, a series of tables that handle the complex steps of the point system and allow you to create a fully randomized race with a series of die rolls. Create something truly random and see if it sparks your imagination!
People have been asking about it and we aim to deliver. If we reach this stretch goal we will add a physical print option provided using the DriveThruRPG print on-demand service.
Each backer that at a pledge level that includes the PDF copies of the book (basically all of them) will also receive at-cost print vouchers for those books.
This doesn't mean your printed copies are free (we would bankrupt ourselves if we did that) but it does mean you'll be able to get these books for only the cost of printing and shipping them, we don't take a cut. For just the baseline costs of printing you will be able to get freshly printed copies of the Ultimate Race Creator or any of the component race creators!
If we reach this stretch goal, we will create an animation with our favorite DM (voiced by the inscrutable Jeremy Connal) personally thanking each and every backer by name. He didn't think we'd get anywhere near this many supporters so if we reach the lofty heights of 600 backers we will all get to enjoy his increasing frustration with his endless hours in the recording booth. If you want to see that as much as we do then go spread the word!
So after some due consideration and a day's worth of brainstorming for more content we've come up with the lore generator! If we reach this stretch goal we will add the lore generator, a set of mad-lib style bits of backstory and lore that you can randomly roll up for your races. We're already providing a ton of lore in each book but the idea of a FULLY randomized race sounds amazingly fun.
So Who are You Guys Anyway?
We are LootTheBoss! A small team of writers, animators, artists and voice actors that have come together to make D&D animations and TTRPG content!
For the last year we've made several animations that you can find here:
And we've made a ton of TTRPG books that you can find here:
Or you could go right to the source for our website! Find us here:
Risks and challenges
This is our first kickstarter as a group but a few of us have run a couple in the past, the only real risk here is us getting overworked and running late. We're very confident in our ability to get all this done by the estimated release and we guarantee that we'll maintain if not improve upon the already high quality books we've put out. We've given ourselves enough time to get some really solid testing done and a bunch of high-quality artwork to fill these pages with.
We'll get it done, we are a team creating all of the text and artwork in house and because we're just doing a digital release there's no printing costs or shipping issues to worry about.
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