1D&D elf: Swing and a miss

Remathilis

Legend
Yeah, that's one of my issues, too. Either every elf has the same chassis, with adaptations for their environments, or every elf is a different unique butterfly (which is I'm sure what the elves would tell you is true). The fact that they're publishing incrementally means we get stuck with different stages of design philosophy. It'd be nice if we don't have to have a new version of eladrin again some time after 2023, but I suspect we will.
To be perfectly frank, i would never pick the high elf option over the eladrin or astral elf. The floating cantrip, free detect magic and free misty step per day isn't comparable to "misty step" prof a day, a fixed choice of three mildly useful cantrips and a floating skill and tool/weapon prof a day. The wood elf is better, but I still would prefer something rather than druidic bonus SLAs.
 

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The problem with that is that then every elf and gnome essentially has the same job. There should elf soldiers and elf scholars, for example.
Yeah, it would realistically need to be a bunch of backgrounds. But a default wood elf background, a wood elf scout, etc.

I'm not sure what the best option is for the 1D&D PHB elf is, but the UA one isn't it.
 

Marandahir

Crown-Forester (he/him)
The problem with that is that then every elf and gnome essentially has the same job. There should elf soldiers and elf scholars, for example.

That's why we should be having two pillars there. Background and Heroic Theme (names could change). One is your culture, the other is your non-classed identity (what you do when you're not a Fighter or Bard etc).
 


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