History InterspeciesRomance / DungeonsAndDragons

1st Sep '15 3:04:13 PM BlackSunNocturne
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

** Lurkers are the result of a gnome trying to shadow walk through a cloaker, or the children of such accidents.
1st Sep '15 1:58:38 PM BlackSunNocturne
Is there an issue? Send a Message


** Half-gnolls, born of similar situations as the better-known half-orcs. Sterile, thankfully.[[note]]If you need an idea of what they look like, the Shriek of the ''Franchise/DragonAge'' series look fairly similar, just less hairy.[[/note]]

to:

** Half-gnolls, born of similar situations as the better-known half-orcs. Sterile, thankfully.[[note]]If you need an idea of what they look like, the Shriek breed of Darkspawn of the ''Franchise/DragonAge'' series look fairly similar, just less hairy.[[/note]]
1st Sep '15 1:57:55 PM BlackSunNocturne
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* While a third-party sourcebook, "Bastards and Bloodlines" is highly illuminative of how much use ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'' can use this trope. In addition to the above mentioned Aellar and Half-Ogres (here presented as both human/ogre and orc/ogre crosses), a large number of races only born through magic, it includes:

to:

* While a The third-party sourcebook, "Bastards "''Bastards and Bloodlines" Bloodlines''" is highly illuminative of how much use ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'' can use this trope. In addition to the above mentioned Aellar and Half-Ogres (here presented as both human/ogre and orc/ogre crosses), a large number of races only born through magic, it includes:



** Half-gnolls, born of similar situations as the better-known half-orcs.

to:

** Half-gnolls, born of similar situations as the better-known half-orcs. Sterile, thankfully.[[note]]If you need an idea of what they look like, the Shriek of the ''Franchise/DragonAge'' series look fairly similar, just less hairy.[[/note]]



** Pipers can result from elven or halfling women who dally with satyrs.

to:

** Pipers can result from elven or halfling women who dally with satyrs. They're also implied to be the result of most of the other halfbreeds in the book.
14th May '15 4:43:10 PM SpectralTime
Is there an issue? Send a Message


** The fact that half-orcs are pigeonholed into always having a ChildByRape origin has actually lead to a certain level of backlash in recent years. In D&D 4th edition, this aspect has been diluted severely, and even then, interbreeding (willingly or otherwise) is just one of the possible origins.

to:

** The fact that half-orcs are pigeonholed into always having a ChildByRape origin has actually lead to a certain level of backlash in recent years. In D&D 4th edition, this aspect has been diluted severely, and even then, interbreeding (willingly or otherwise) is just one of the possible origins.origins, since in many frontier lands man and orc have so thoroughly interbred that everyone's just a ''little'' half-orc.



** Though in ''TabletopGame/{{Pathfinder}}'' the Derro are actually descended from [[HollowEarth Darklands]] fae who've [[TheFairFolk become insanely evil]], with no odd breeding practices involved.

to:

** Though in ''TabletopGame/{{Pathfinder}}'' the Derro are actually descended from [[HollowEarth Darklands]] fae who've [[TheFairFolk become insanely evil]], with no odd breeding practices involved.involved, since the gith and illithids are all trademarked by Wizards and unavailable for use under the OGL.



* In fact, it was implied that humanoid sorcerers have some draconic ancestry, as sorcery is how the dragons use magic - and they're pretty much the oldest race, outside of celestials and fiends - as well as explicitly stated that dragons can mate with AnythingThatMoves. Which fits well with their high Charisma and [[PowerPerversionPotential shapeshifting abilities]]. Nowadays it's implied that sorcerers have a touch of magical blood, but this can be from dragons, angels or demons, with different effects depending on which.

to:

* In fact, it was implied that humanoid sorcerers have some draconic ancestry, as sorcery is how the dragons use magic - and they're pretty much the oldest race, outside of celestials and fiends - as well as explicitly stated that dragons can mate with AnythingThatMoves. Which fits well with their high Charisma and [[PowerPerversionPotential shapeshifting abilities]]. Nowadays it's implied that sorcerers have a touch of magical blood, but this can be from dragons, angels or demons, with different effects depending on which.which, a move started by ''Pathfinder'' and enthusiastically adopted by 5e.



** Acording to ''Dwarves Deep'', humans, gnomes and halflings are cross-fertile with dwarves. And it's not just a theory, but accepted practice among the Shield Dwarves: dwarves' fertility is dangerously low (due to exposure to nonorganic poisons, later [[CloningBlues The Spawned]] taint was added) and the quarter-bloods will be proper dwarves.

to:

** Acording to ''Dwarves Deep'', humans, gnomes and halflings are cross-fertile with dwarves. And it's not just a theory, but accepted practice among the Shield Dwarves: dwarves' fertility is dangerously low (due to exposure to nonorganic poisons, later [[CloningBlues The Spawned]] taint was added) and the quarter-bloods will be proper dwarves. 5e offers dwarfish blood as a possible source for the heartiness and resilience of the stout halfling subrace.



* {{Planescape}} presented a forerunner of third edition's half-dragons: the Duthka'gith (descended from an other-dimensional race called the githyanki and their occasional dragon allies.)

to:

* {{Planescape}} presented a forerunner of third edition's half-dragons: the Duthka'gith (descended from an other-dimensional race called the githyanki and their occasional red dragon allies.)



* Al-Qadim, being [[FantasyCounterpartCulture quasi-Arabic]] setting, has polygamy limited by tradition to four wives. That being ''Al-Qadim'', this number is justified by the legend about the first sha'ir, who had four [[OurGeniesAreDifferent genie]] wives -- one per element. Marriages between a mortal and a genie are not quite stuff of legends, though of course rare and many are troublesome -- given how capricious and powerful genies are, few can hope to hold one's interest for long, let alone be a more or less equal match. Mortals of Zakhara are immune to FantasticRacism, so romance between humanoids happens now and again, though rare except human-elf and human-orc pairs -- they are known to be inter-fertile, so it's much less of a big deal.

to:

* Al-Qadim, being [[FantasyCounterpartCulture quasi-Arabic]] setting, has polygamy limited by tradition to four wives. That being ''Al-Qadim'', this number is justified by the legend about the first sha'ir, who had four [[OurGeniesAreDifferent genie]] wives -- one per element. Marriages between a mortal and a genie are not quite stuff of legends, though of course rare and many are troublesome -- given how capricious and powerful genies are, few can hope to hold one's interest for long, let alone be a more or less equal match. Mortals of Zakhara are immune to FantasticRacism, don't have the same FantasticRacism as most ''D&D'' settings, so romance between humanoids happens now and again, though rare except human-elf and human-orc pairs -- they are known to be inter-fertile, so it's much less of a big deal.



** Mind Rippers are half humanoid, half mind-flayer, and strongly implied to be born... the traditional way.

to:

** Mind Rippers are half humanoid, half mind-flayer, and strongly implied to be born... the traditional way.way after dozens of mind-flayers merge together into a hideous ooze.


Added DiffLines:

** Later on, "genasi" became the term for any humanoid with elemental ancestry, what a tiefling is to a fiendish race or an aasimar to a celestial.
26th Apr '15 6:51:18 PM BlackSunNocturne
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* D&D was so bad about everything mating with everything else that the infamous third-party {{sourcebook}}, Book of Erotic Fantasy, featured a ''chart'' explaining which creatures are compatible with which other creatures. It did have some interesting things in it, like prostitute prestige classes and [[HotSkittyOnWailordAction cloud giants mating with sprites]].

to:

* D&D was so bad about everything mating with everything else that the infamous third-party {{sourcebook}}, Book ''Book of Erotic Fantasy, Fantasy'', featured a ''chart'' explaining which creatures are compatible with which other creatures. It did have some interesting things in it, like prostitute prestige classes and [[HotSkittyOnWailordAction cloud giants mating with sprites]].



* The game plays with the idea of satyrs chasing after nymphs; it does happen, yes, but one source claims that might not qualify for the Trope at all, saying that the two races might be male and female counterparts of the same species. (Satyrs are AlwaysMale, while nymphs are AlwaysFemale, and for either species to procreate, they have to do so with each other; if a nymph conceives a child from such a union, a son is a satyr, while a daughter is a nymph. If either species mates with a human, the offspring is a [[HalfHumanHybrid Half-Fey.]]

to:

* The game plays with the idea of satyrs chasing after nymphs; it does happen, yes, but one source claims that might not qualify for the Trope at all, saying that the two races might be male and female counterparts of the same species. (Satyrs Satyrs are AlwaysMale, while nymphs are AlwaysFemale, and for either species to procreate, they have to do so with each other; if a nymph conceives a child from such a union, a son is a satyr, while a daughter is a nymph. If either species mates with a human, the offspring is a [[HalfHumanHybrid Half-Fey.]]]]
** However, in the aforementioned ''Book of Erotic Fantasy'', it's stated that there ''are'' female Satyr, but they're incredibly rare. Nymphs are still AlwaysFemale.
30th Mar '15 7:05:34 PM jormis29
Is there an issue? Send a Message


*** One DragonMagazine article also mentions, as part of an article on magic items, a grisly fetish made from the [[HeadShrinking shrunken head]] of a green hag who fell in sincere and reciprocated love with an evil human ranger, only to be captured, have her mouth stitched shut, and be forced to watch as her sisters tortured him to death out of jealousy, after which they beheaded her.

to:

*** One DragonMagazine article also mentions, as part of an article on magic items, a grisly fetish made from the [[HeadShrinking shrunken head]] ShrunkenHead of a green hag who fell in sincere and reciprocated love with an evil human ranger, only to be captured, have her mouth stitched shut, MouthStitchedShut, and be forced to watch as her sisters tortured him to death out of jealousy, after which they beheaded her.
27th Feb '15 11:01:51 AM SeptimusHeap
Is there an issue? Send a Message


Where would we be without ''DungeonsAndDragons'' and its half-whatevers? In fact, since there's a HalfHumanHybrid for pretty much everything in the Monster Manual (although it's commonly implied that [[RapeAsBackstory romance wasn't involved]] with the half-monsters), we've given D&D its own section.

to:

Where would we be without ''DungeonsAndDragons'' ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'' and its half-whatevers? In fact, since there's a HalfHumanHybrid for pretty much everything in the Monster Manual (although it's commonly implied that [[RapeAsBackstory romance wasn't involved]] with the half-monsters), we've given D&D its own section.



* ''{{Dragonlance}}'' is not immune from this trope: the Dragonlance setting features 'Gully Dwarves', allegedly the offspring of gnomes and dwarves. Aside from being a strange combination, Gully Dwarves are incredibly ''stupid'' creatures, depicted as being totally incapable of counting higher than two. Those that ''can'' count higher than two tend to lick beer from tavern floors.
* The changeling race, from the {{Eberron}} campaign setting of ''DungeonsAndDragons'', are theorized to be descended from the viable offspring of humans and dopplegangers coupling, though this is unconfirmed (various factions have their own varying theories about why, exactly, changelings exist).

to:

* ''{{Dragonlance}}'' ''TabletopGame/{{Dragonlance}}'' is not immune from this trope: the Dragonlance setting features 'Gully Dwarves', allegedly the offspring of gnomes and dwarves. Aside from being a strange combination, Gully Dwarves are incredibly ''stupid'' creatures, depicted as being totally incapable of counting higher than two. Those that ''can'' count higher than two tend to lick beer from tavern floors.
* The changeling race, from the {{Eberron}} campaign setting of ''DungeonsAndDragons'', ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'', are theorized to be descended from the viable offspring of humans and dopplegangers coupling, though this is unconfirmed (various factions have their own varying theories about why, exactly, changelings exist).



* While a third-party sourcebook, "Bastards and Bloodlines" is highly illuminative of how much use DungeonsAndDragons can use this trope. In addition to the above mentioned Aellar and Half-Ogres (here presented as both human/ogre and orc/ogre crosses), a large number of races only born through magic, it includes:

to:

* While a third-party sourcebook, "Bastards and Bloodlines" is highly illuminative of how much use DungeonsAndDragons ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'' can use this trope. In addition to the above mentioned Aellar and Half-Ogres (here presented as both human/ogre and orc/ogre crosses), a large number of races only born through magic, it includes:
13th Jan '15 10:28:05 PM LBHills
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* Duthka'gith, anyone?!
** For non {{Planescape}}ers, hybrids of Red Dragon and Githyanki, deliberately bred by the Lich-Queen Vlaakith.

to:

* Duthka'gith, anyone?!
** For non {{Planescape}}ers, hybrids
{{Planescape}} presented a forerunner of Red Dragon third edition's half-dragons: the Duthka'gith (descended from an other-dimensional race called the githyanki and Githyanki, deliberately bred by the Lich-Queen Vlaakith.their occasional dragon allies.)



* This troper heard somewhere that originally, Gnolls were gnome-troll hybrids rather than anthropomorphic hyenas.
13th Nov '14 7:16:43 PM Funkasaurus
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

** In other words, the [[PlanetOfHats hat]] of humans is that we [[ReallyGetsAround Really Get Around]].
20th Oct '14 3:40:22 PM maedar
Is there an issue? Send a Message


*** Even back in 2nd edition, the TabletopGame/{{Planescape}} setting had a half-orc character whose parents were a genuinely loving human/orc couple (male human, female orc).

to:

*** Even back in 2nd edition, the TabletopGame/{{Planescape}} setting had a half-orc character whose parents were a genuinely loving human/orc couple (male human, female orc). There was also the ''Dungeon'' module "Rudwilla's Stew" where the villains were three half-orcs and their human mother, who was a moderately powerful wizard. (One of the brothers kept the skull of their father in a trunk in his bedroom, but no clue other than that was given as to how he was killed.)
This list shows the last 10 events of 46. Show all.
http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/article_history.php?article=InterspeciesRomance.DungeonsAndDragons