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Offline HTC/Linnias Baccaere (Libor)

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Can humans and goblins crossbreed?
« on: August 01, 2013, 05:07:12 pm »
Can humans and goblins crossbreed?

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Re: Can humans and goblins crossbreed?
« Reply #1 on: August 01, 2013, 09:29:30 pm »
I do not know, I do not care to know. The very idea is abhorrent to me. However, who am I to judge another's predilections, so if you are inclined to "research" this question, the law will not prevent you from doing so.
Legal Note: At this point in time goblins have equal status legally with humans.

OOC: AFAIK, nowhere in any official publication are there "half-Goblins", so it's doubtful.
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Re: Can humans and goblins crossbreed?
« Reply #2 on: August 01, 2013, 10:28:02 pm »
Legal Note: At this point in time goblins have equal status legally with humans. 

The law applies equally to both races with regards to stealing bread and sleeping under bridges...
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Re: Can humans and goblins crossbreed?
« Reply #3 on: August 01, 2013, 11:00:26 pm »
Well. In Thurazor and Five Peaks is human population very likely with very few women. And you know what some men can do in such a situation :P  So I would like to know whether we will have to deal with the questions of mixed origin beings.

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Re: Can humans and goblins crossbreed?
« Reply #4 on: August 02, 2013, 01:30:23 am »
Why don't we just call half-goblins, hobgoblins?

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Re: Can humans and goblins crossbreed?
« Reply #5 on: August 02, 2013, 01:52:49 am »
because the d&d hobgoblin race is stronger and larger than an average human. It wouldn't make sense.

And I think half goblins, because of the vile looks of the goblins will be not quite as widespread as half halflings, or quarterlings.  :P
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Re: Can humans and goblins crossbreed?
« Reply #6 on: August 02, 2013, 09:01:45 pm »
Well, goblins vary in BR from the 3' stereotypical types up to hulking bugbears, so as Libor notes it's clearly an issue for human women.  >:(

Given alcohol, poor hygiene, etc amongst outlaws and runaway serfs possibly an issue for goblin women too  :o

Half-sidhe are known in BR, half-Karamhul mentioned in some other D&D campaign settings, half-goblins not so much.  In practice I suspect that relatively incompatible genotypes, infanticide, and the brutality and high infant mortality of goblin life would make the issue mainly a moot point - and frankly given the variation in goblins any half-breed would simply be a "goblin" in practice - maybe a "cute goblin" if they were lucky.

Goblins are raiders to most humans so outside of the 5-peaks (and maybe Thurazor) I'd say that they are unknown (maybe rumoured in a "if you fail to worship X your children will be born twisted..." kind of way), in Thurazor I'd expect them to be vanishingly rare, in the Peaks I'd say maybe - not convinced either way.  I feel similarly about half-ogres which would be a 5-Peaks issue, but I draw the line at gnolls and trolls...  :P
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Re: Can humans and goblins crossbreed?
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Re: Can humans and goblins crossbreed?
« Reply #8 on: October 04, 2013, 11:15:19 pm »
Can humans and goblins crossbreed?

No.

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