D&D General Has anyone created a homebrewed version of World of Warcraft's Drachthyr race for 5e D&D?

Corinnguard

Adventurer
This inquiring mind wants to know if anyone has tried to create a homebrewed version of the Drachthyr for 5e D&D. ;) And if so, how are you presenting them for 5e? curious
 

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Steampunkette

Rules Tinkerer and Freelance Writer
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This inquiring mind wants to know if anyone has tried to create a homebrewed version of the Drachthyr for 5e D&D. ;) And if so, how are you presenting them for 5e? curious
Honestly... I'd probably just use an A5e Dragonborn and describe them as having a particularly long neck and a tail. There's not much else there outside of their time-displaced culture.
 

Corinnguard

Adventurer
Honestly... I'd probably just use an A5e Dragonborn and describe them as having a particularly long neck and a tail. There's not much else there outside of their time-displaced culture.
I am not sure they would entirely be like the A5e Dragonborn heritage. They would have the Dragonborn's breath weapon ability, Draconic Wings as a commonly held heritage trait, and the ability to assume a smaller human-like form.
 

Steampunkette

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I am not sure they would entirely be like the A5e Dragonborn heritage. They would have the Dragonborn's breath weapon ability, Draconic Wings as a commonly held heritage trait, and the ability to assume a smaller human-like form.
To quote Meatloaf Aday: Two Outta Three Ain't Bad!

Though their smaller humanform is still -clearly- dracthyr and the same size category... maybe make that a Culture trait for a Dracthyr Culture?

Bam!
 

Corinnguard

Adventurer
To quote Meatloaf Aday: Two Outta Three Ain't Bad!

Though their smaller humanform is still -clearly- dracthyr and the same size category... maybe make that a Culture trait for a Dracthyr Culture?

Bam!
The Drachthyr's ability to assume a humanoid form is almost (but not quite) like the Alter Self spell. Maybe make it a Gift instead? Dragons in 5e can shapechange into humanoids.
 

I mean, they're doable, if you're willing to make a slightly OP race. I would say just take Dragonborn, re-describe them, and add both 60ft flight speed to them and the ability to Alter Self but only into a specific humanoid form (which can be changed by a ritual, but is not trivial to change).
 

Steampunkette

Rules Tinkerer and Freelance Writer
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I mean, they're doable, if you're willing to make a slightly OP race. I would say just take Dragonborn, re-describe them, and add both 60ft flight speed to them and the ability to Alter Self but only into a specific humanoid form (which can be changed by a ritual, but is not trivial to change).
The Ritual requires a variable amount of gold (5 per character level after 3rd) and a Barber Shop.
 

The Ritual requires a variable amount of gold (5 per character level after 3rd) and a Barber Shop.
Yeah, in lore it's a bit more involved than that though, IIRC it's a multi-hour, multi-participant deal. I'd probably let PCs change it with like an eight-hour solo ritual or something. It's supposed to be a big deal to change it.
 




Whizbang Dustyboots

100% that gnome
I mean, they're doable, if you're willing to make a slightly OP race. I would say just take Dragonborn, re-describe them, and add both 60ft flight speed to them and the ability to Alter Self but only into a specific humanoid form (which can be changed by a ritual, but is not trivial to change).
It's not full-time flight, though. So it's not flight speed, but one of these limited use abilities like several existing races have.
 



It's not full-time flight, though. So it's not flight speed, but one of these limited use abilities like several existing races have.
I was under the extremely solid impression that in the Dragonflight zones they had full-time flight at a lower speed than normal Dragonriding.

Also wow I didn't realize the pre-patch was today, I guess I should have a look.
 




Whizbang Dustyboots

100% that gnome
I was under the extremely solid impression that in the Dragonflight zones they had full-time flight at a lower speed than normal Dragonriding.
Not unless they've changed it recently. When I was in the alpha/beta, you got the Soar ability for your dracthyr every X minutes (I want to say it was two) and if you could keep it going for that time, you were all set, but it's mostly a powered glide, especially for newbies, so you will almost inevitably have to land at some point. It was great for getting back to the dracthyr quest hub, but there was a lot of time on foot for everyone.

That said, it feels amazing. Once they're playable in mid-November for folks who've pre-ordered, plan to set aside a lot of time to race around Stormwind or Orgrimmar on your dracthyr.
 

Whizbang Dustyboots

100% that gnome
Yea, leveling up alts is kind of my "zone out and play Solitare" activity, and I've been maintaining a max-level for every class since Legion made that worthwhile.
I did that in Legion too, and was mildly annoyed that all I got for it was a Feat of Strength. Every class weapon and every Legion class mount feels like it merited a cool title, at least.

But then, the Feat of Strength title in Shadowlands is "Veilstrider" which is meh.
 

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