True Mutant 5e Race

This a repost from My previous Blog that was deleted. Originally post late 2014. This is a race for 5th edition D&d. 


Version 1.0 Update Made the Redundant Organs feature based on spending hit dice on reflex after being critically hit.


Mutants are the product of creating life through Experimentation. Typically done by wizards, sorcerers and clerics of foul aberrant gods. Just as their origins may highly vary, so do their appearance. Mutants run the Gambit from strange amalgamations derived from multiple creatures fused together, to pale dull featured bipeds seemingly made from clay. Ether released by their creators to gather data or liberated by their cruel masters and given mercy by Adventurers.


Forged from Foul Magics_______


A Mutant’s appearance varies wildly based on the type of processes used to create it for Example; an aberrant cult in an attempt to summon an elder god they accidentally created a humanoid with green scaly skin low functioning tentacles on its shoulders.  While a wizard in attempt to create a living clone of himself actually humanoid completely devoid of features and Pigment. Work with your DM to create the appearance of your mutant.


Outsiders Seeking to Belong____


Due to their strange appearance it is difficult for Mutants to interact with society.  People tend to view them as Abominations.  Despite this Mutants desire to feel a sense of belonging.  They are willing to do things that normal people are reluctant to do.  This tends to draw them to the adventuring lifestyle since it welcomes outcast and misfits.

In large Communities it is possible for mutants to live together typically away from general public typically in sewers, catacombs and Caverns.


Mutant Names______________


Mutants currently do not possess language unique to themselves. They tend to learn the languages spoken around them.  Also they do not share any naming conventions. They can take a name given by their creator or a name given by someone else.


Mutant Traits________________

Ability Score increase +2 Constitution which reflects their un-natural endurance and resilience.

Age Mutants have Variable Ages

  1. Age like Humans
  2. Age like Dwarves
  3. Age like Elves
  4. Age like Half-orcs
  5. Age like Halfling
  6. Age 2X as fast as humans

  Size Mutants size varies wildly running between 4 to 6.5 feet tall. Your size is Medium.

Speed base walking speed is 30 feet

Darkvison having spent the much of your life in a dark laboratories. Your eyes adjusted and you can see in dim light within 60 feet of you as if it were bright light. And in darkness as if it were dim. You can’t discern color in darkness only shades of gray.

Tough skin you have resistance to acid damage.

Sub races

Two major sub-races currently have been documented among Mutant kind.  The monstrous Mutant Abomination and the strange Spell fused Mutant.


Mutant Abomination__________

Mutant Abominations a hulking brutes that inspire fear on the battlefield.  They possess unnatural strength along with their improved endurance. Abominations were designed to be strong servants accomplishing manual labor and helping to defend their Creators lair. They tend to be reserved prefer letting their hands do the talking rather than words. They are extremely focused being created to conduct specific tasks.

Ability Score increase. Your Strength increases by 1.

Disturbing Appearance gain proficiency in intimidation.  

Redundant organs. When you are critically hit, as a reaction you may spend hit dice.

Unnatural vitality Advantage on saves that involve becoming fatigued


Spell Fused Mutant__________

Spell fused mutants are conduits of arcane energy.  While they are not Physically Strong like abominations they make up in raw arcane power.  Often created to assist their creators in the laboratory.  Spell Fused mutants are better equipped for social interactions then their Abomination brethren.  They are deceptive and difficult to read their true intentions.

Ability Increase +1 to your Charisma score.

Hard to Read gain proficiency in deception.

Strange Brain Chemistry Advantage on saves becoming compelled or charmed.  

Energy Backlash You overload your body with strange energies.  Functions like Shocking Grasp used once per short rest. Casting stat for this ability is Charisma.

















You have to start somewhere

Well it’s finally happened. I got off of my ass and made a damn board game prototype, actually 4 game prototypes at different stages since September 2016. So I have been playing tabletop games of various flavors for the last 10 years. I have had inklings to make a project for quite some time. Each time I would find some excuse to not pursue it further.  

“Who is going to buy it?”

“I’m not an artist, shoot I’m even not a strong writer”… 

The list goes on, years would pass and no progress was made. For the last couple of years I have been assisting my friend Brian demo his game “Cutthroat Kingdoms”, due out later this year (2017) from AEG! I attended various local cons to help Brian promote his game. Kublacon ,Pacificon , Haticon and Unpub to name a few. I was surprised to find so many designers in the Bay Area, just assumed that it was more centered on the large cons like Gencon or Pax. After attending the protospiel event at Pacificon 2016, I made a vow that I was going just make a game.  

The next morning I simplified my concept to get to the minimum viable product. I made my cards in excel and formatted them in Nandeck later that week I got the game to the table the very first time. See bellow it’s not pretty but it does t have to be it just needs to be find

I’m going to be detailing my experience and my progress on this blog. There are so many things to learn about game design and I want to share the lessons I learned to give back to this community.  

Let’s Try this Again.


Welp my blog was recently deleted (thanks Go Daddy) so I have defaulted to my old WordPress blog. Going to be reposting some of the 5e things I’ve made from last year.  I since my previous blogging foray I have gotten a new job and Got Married! Now that things are beginning to slow down I am prepping to run a Star Wars Edge of the Empire game for my Game group going to do some blog about prepping maybe make a small podcast from it.

Really liking Edge of the Empire Rules so Far.  Looking to adapt some concepts from FATE Core into ie Fractal Fate. Personifying environments or hazards just like other NPC’s. Also using this for Factions like The Empire or A Hutt Cartel. We’ll see what the coming months bring us.


Applying Board Game Design to Business Management.

When I started to get serious into board gaming this video got me to started thinking about board game design.  These can also be applied to general business practices. Making the customer experience paramount, for example reducing down time by keeping clients engaged and involved in the process.  The process of designing a board game is nearly the same process in developing a business.

This is a sample about what I had in mind.

Fresh Start


I have decided that I’m taking my personal website in a new direction. Before I didn’t really put a lot of care into my posts and my quality suffered. Now I’m taking the activities and hobbies that I enjoy and apply those to ideas towards business concepts.  We can draw inspiration from the world around us. Some background about me, my name is Keith Byrd and currently working as a consultant.  I’ve been playing guitar for 14 years, I played in a few different sorts of bands throughout the years, even got the opportunity to tour professionally for a few summers. I’m a casual athlete currently I’m a road cyclist and also I play disc golf. Telling stories is a passion of mine; main output is table top role playing games and board games. There are several writing projects I am currently working on.

I consider myself a generalist, which isn’t a terrible thing to be.  What I bring to the table is a breadth of experiences. Someone who specializes can work themselves into a dead end. While someone like me is able to turn situations around since we can approach problems from multiple angles.

I currently live in Monterey California which in my opinion one of the most beautiful locations in the country. See the picture above.  My objective is to change the way we approach business problems for small business and large alike.  Looking to post articles twice a week, with links to videos and things I like once a day.