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    4e tiefling art vs. previous edition tiefling art?

    I don't really like how the tieflings have been drawn in 4e, they do too much of an emphasis on big horns.

    Now granted I'm a PS fan, so I'm biased about favouring every tiefling that DiTerlizzi drew which didn't always have horns, and if they did it was tiny. But the 4e art on tieflings it just looks ridiculous.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kobold Avenger
    I don't really like how the tieflings have been drawn in 4e, they do too much of an emphasis on big horns.

    Now granted I'm a PS fan, so I'm biased about favouring every tiefling that DiTerlizzi drew which didn't always have horns, and if they did it was tiny. But the 4e art on tieflings it just looks ridiculous.
    I find myself in complete agreement. One of the DMs in my group (we swap around, as many do) also has a world which relies at least somewhat heavily on tieflings with minor fiendish features. One such tiefling, with a devil's tail and rock-hard fingernails only, helped save the world.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kobold Avenger
    I don't really like how the tieflings have been drawn in 4e, they do too much of an emphasis on big horns.

    Now granted I'm a PS fan, so I'm biased about favouring every tiefling that DiTerlizzi drew which didn't always have horns, and if they did it was tiny. But the 4e art on tieflings it just looks ridiculous.
    Predictably, I like it. I appreciate the 'no half measures' approach the design team is taking on these guys. You want horns? Here are some freakin' horns.

    But then again, I couldn't give a tinker's dam about how they did it in Planescape. In fact, I'm still a little pissed they're using the lame-sounding name "Tiefling' at all.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kobold Avenger
    Now granted I'm a PS fan, so I'm biased about favouring every tiefling that DiTerlizzi drew which didn't always have horns, and if they did it was tiny.


    Those are not tiny. Not huge, but defiantly a significant size, almost like a set of hand holds.

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    Quote Originally Posted by frankthedm
    Those are not tiny. Not huge, but defiantly a significant size, almost like a set of hand holds.
    Wait . . . you are talking about her horns, right?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wormwood
    Wait . . . you are talking about her horns, right?
    Yep.

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    Gives a whole new meaning to the phrase "love handles".

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    I'm glad I'm not the only one who likes tieflings as a single, cohesive race. I imagine that horns can vary in size, too, though I doubt they'd get as small as the above picture. I could definitely see a tiefling raised by humans going the Hellboy route, though, and sawing through the horns.

    And, to continue the double entendre ...

    Is she skilled in the use of a sword, or does she just hold it?

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    Gives a whole new meaning to the phrase "love handles".

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    Quote Originally Posted by fuindordm
    Gives a whole new meaning to the phrase "love handles".
    OK, that was pretty darn funny. I'll assume they'll be very divergant; I doubt any two tieflings will look alike. My prediction would be that some have very minor or non-existant demonic features and some will have much more pronounced features, especially given what's running through their tainted blood.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WayneLigon
    OK, that was pretty darn funny. I'll assume they'll be very divergant; I doubt any two tieflings will look alike.
    Except that ALL picture we have seen have the same look : big horn and tails. In fact, they seem very half-dragonish.
    I'm not sure I like this look. Too obvious. I'd rather have a random set of minor "difformity", which could be associated with various powers.

    Now, we have to wait for their new racial story. I guess it won't be the same than the old tiefling.

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