If your player wants to roleplay an eldritch abomination or your setting involves some monsters or mutants, I recommend hand waving the lore for Simic Hybrids away and making use of their excellent and versatile racial stats. Source: Eberron - Rising from the Last War. Write for example a small sentence how it looks like, why it is so horrendous, which race it is based on and what kind of special abilities mesh extremly well with it. Kenku evolved originally from avians, though they lost their wings and with it their ability to fly. Go Nuts! \$\begingroup\$ One problem when it comes to the Simic Hybrid is that it's creation and design is heavily mired in the Lore and Setting of MTG's Ravnica. Overall it is one of the most powerful, if not the most powerful, of all the guilds containing blue. To create a living space, the Simic evolve a specialized set of organisms that can serve as bricks, mortar, supports, and other infrastructure. Here is my top ten Simic cards for cube play: 10. report. share. Stoic and solid, a beasthide shifter draws strength and stability from the beast within. But when he gave the order to concede territory to a growing Boros garrison in order to secure his own clan's turf, the clan turned on him. Simic Hybrids are lore locked quite hard onto Ravnica, but their stats represent a rather flexible opportunity for players to be “monsters” or “mutants”. Perhaps it doesn't convey completely what they are all about in the one page of text presented to the player. Novijen is a floating, womblike campus. Simic is a fun guild but tends to have ruther clumsy cards that are hard to place in many archetypes. I'm frankly not interesting in scouring wikis or reading extra novels, but I really want to use the setting for my next game because the guild system is really cool to me. I only dabble in the MTG card game and my only exposure to Ravnica lore is the 5e setting book. Simic is probably also superior to Boros and Rakdos in terms of depth and average playable card quality. 100% Upvoted. save. hide. A kenku warrior of the southeast. 12 comments. This thread is archived. A bizarre hybrid of living matter and chiseled stone, it's held in place by thick, umbilical cables that keep it isolated from the surrounding buildings. Vorel of the Hull Clade is a human / merfolk hybrid biomancer from the Simic Combine on Ravnica.1 1 History 2 Story appearances 3 In-game references 4 References Vorel vs Niv-Mizzet Vorel used to be the human leader of a small Gruul clan. Beasthide shifters are typically tied to the bear or the boar, but any creature known for its toughness could apply. They were said to be creations of the avian creator race known as the aearee.. Kenku who traced their ancestry back to Kara-Tur settled in southeast Faerûn, in Estagund and the monster-overrun Beastlands of Veldorn, by the 14 th century DR. As a challenge, build the weirdest simic hybrid that is still a useful member of the group. Anything short of homebrew goes.