D&D (2024) Half Race Appreciation Society: Half Elf most popular race choice in BG3

Do you think Half Elf being most popular BG3 race will cause PHB change?s?

  • Yes, Elf (and possibly other specieses) will get a hybrid option.

    Votes: 10 8.7%
  • Yes, a crunchier hybrid species system will be created

    Votes: 8 7.0%
  • Yes, a fluffier hybrid species system will be created

    Votes: 5 4.3%
  • No, the playtest hybrid rules will move forward

    Votes: 71 61.7%
  • No, hybrids will move to the DMG and setting books.

    Votes: 13 11.3%
  • Other

    Votes: 8 7.0%


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The latter. They'll decide that the concept of mixed raced people is too problematic and remove the entire concept. And looking at what they did to the Phandelver and Below, will retcon out existing half-elves and half-orcs.
For what it's worth to this discussion, while 5e Planescape didn't go especially deep into the various factols and their backstories, the factol of the Bleak Cabal, Lhar, was a half-orc in past editions of Planescape, and in the 5e release he's listed as a full orc, despite being represented by a generic "any humanoid" gladiator statblock.

Take from that what you will.

Factol Ambar of the Believers of the Source was a half-elf back in the day, but they went with the Mind's Eye - the post-FW incarnation of that Faction, after merging with the Sign of One - under an entirely new factol instead, so it's impossible to say whether he'd have been given the same treatment.
 
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