Witch by Wei Wang
@Wizards_DnD Released this pic and it is awesome. What is not awesome is the instant reaction of some complaining about the Dragonborn race being OP…
In my mind, complaining about a race that was put into the D&D handbook is the mark of a bad DM. If you think a race is unfair then why not edit it yourself, or not allow it in your world.
I started a campaign with the NEXT playtest rules. Instantly I noticed the Kender race was a playtest race and I banned it. I did the same thing with Dragonborn. Why? Because they don’t exist in my custom world. Plain and simple. Want to know the real reason? I hate the Kender race, and my players are jerky enough to all make Dragonborn PCs.
"But Deo I didn’t make my own world, I use the one created by WotC/Pathfinder/Shadowrun/Whoever!"
So what? You are the DM, you can make a ruling that Dragonborn/Kender/whatever is not a PC race. That lets you still have them as NPCs if the modules call for it.
Ways to Deal with a Race you hate:
- Take out the Ability/Trait that makes them OP/Annoying
- Dragonborn’s Breath weapon, Kender’s Taunt
- You take away the OP bit and the Trolls you call players won’t want to play it anymore
- Tell players that they can’t play them
- It’s your table.
- Tell players they don’t exist in your world
- It’s your world.
Now, go out and be good DMs/GMs. Rule your table with an iron fist, but know when you need a feather touch.
This is the kind of awful advice that makes the RPG full of terrible third party books.
OF COURSE i could restat, reskin, erase, fluff, refluff and exchange a player race, only the beginners DMs and Rules Lawyer would go against it.
But if I am paying my actual real money for a RPG, THE DESIGNER that his job was design the game so you could use should have made the game so I could use it right from the box, or at least so he had done the major part of the work, this is akin as linking a videogame because someone in the internet patched it, or worse yet YOU had to patch it.
WE DESERVE BETTER RPG PRODUCTS.
Are you seriously demanding that RPG publishers create a different custom rulebook for everyone that runs a game?
The original poster’s advice was spot on. The rule book provides a wide assortment of races and classes in order to fit any world, and the DM is at liberty to change or disallow any of it if it doesn’t fit the campaign.
Rock Tombs - Dalyan (by peter_liggins)
Hey everyone, thanks for all the reblogs. Here’s a dump of creatures I’ve made in the past few days, starting with some sketches.
Wow. You guys have been great and it’s really starting to inspire me.
I really hope you like this one. I think it’s from the Expedition to the Barrier Beaks module from way back when. I don’t really know. But it looks cool.
You can use all these covers if you want. I don’t charge for my services.
More in my series of covers for D&D Basic rules which you can get for free from WotC.
This one was hard to do because someone made fun of the last one and I was a little upset making this one in response.
But I’m happy with the way this one came out.
— Keith Parkinson
I drew this Buff Wizard.