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D&D 5E New Unearthed Arcana: Folk of the Feywild!

Wander into the magical realm of the Feywild with our latest Unearthed Arcana: Folk of the Feywild!

Your character can be a member of one of the new D&D races: fairy, hobgoblin of the Feywild, owlfolk, or rabbitfolk. Which will you choose?

Playtest now:

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doctorbadwolf

Heretic of The Seventh Circle
We don't know the specifics on weight, but Steller's Sea Eagle (The heaviest eagle) can make off with seal pups that could be roughly its weight.
Yep. Like I said, if we are gonna reduce speed and other stuff by weight, I’m fine with making fliers have somewhat stricter rules for that (though not so strict it becomes boring to play them), but drawing the line at heavy armor is definitely not necessary for the world to make sense.
Well, for a base, look at the Defensive Duellist feat - requires dex 13 and that you are wielding a finesse weapon you are proficient with. It triggers when someone hits you with a melee attack, and allows you to spend a reaction to - yes - add your PB to your AC. That's straight out of the PHB, too. The dagger and short sword are both standard monk weapons and finesse, so as long as you have one wielded, you can use this feat.
And it’s worth noting, that feat isn’t considered a top tier feat or anything.
 

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ccooke

Adventurer
Yep. Like I said, if we are gonna reduce speed and other stuff by weight, I’m fine with making fliers have somewhat stricter rules for that (though not so strict it becomes boring to play them), but drawing the line at heavy armor is definitely not necessary for the world to make sense.

And it’s worth noting, that feat isn’t considered a top tier feat or anything.
Yeah. Unlike the shield spell, it only applies to one attack, and it starts at +2. It's not bad, but there are better feats.
 

Chaosmancer

Legend
Well, for a base, look at the Defensive Duellist feat - requires dex 13 and that you are wielding a finesse weapon you are proficient with. It triggers when someone hits you with a melee attack, and allows you to spend a reaction to - yes - add your PB to your AC. That's straight out of the PHB, too. The dagger and short sword are both standard monk weapons and finesse, so as long as you have one wielded, you can use this feat.

Yes, but that requires a reaction and a specific weapon.

I was thinking more "you take the dodge action" which, would potentially stack with defensive duelist. Also, Defensive duelist works on only a single attack, and this is something I'd be picturing working until you stopped dodging.
 

I think the inspirations for the current new generation of D&D fans are sufficiently different that D&D itself is changing -- as it always does and always should. Most revealing to me are fan art and character art, showing worlds and characters inspired by Harry Potter and Avatar and Stephen Universe and more. I don't personally like that aesthetic or the mechanics is drives, but I'm part of the fading GenX fan base: WotC absolutely shouldn't be catering to me over younger fans.
DMing for my kids, nieces and a family friend has been enlightening. If I were designing a campaign world for them, rather than just slotting them into my ongoing Ptolus campaign, it would look very different than the campaigns I played in as a kid. Much higher magic-tech levels, much more socially enlightened, and it would go light on the LotR pastiches and instead have talking animals and anime-inflected elements. (I'm keeping an eye out for that anime setting that was announced here on ENWorld a million years ago that seems to have gone silent since.)
 


DMing for my kids, nieces and a family friend has been enlightening. If I were designing a campaign world for them, rather than just slotting them into my ongoing Ptolus campaign, it would look very different than the campaigns I played in as a kid. Much higher magic-tech levels, much more socially enlightened, and it would go light on the LotR pastiches and instead have talking animals and anime-inflected elements. (I'm keeping an eye out for that anime setting that was announced here on ENWorld a million years ago that seems to have gone silent since.)
anything else?
 

Faolyn

Hero
Huh, I don't know if anyone ever made a comment on this, but an ability to add a bonus to AC when dodging is kind of a neat one.

I wouldn't let it be Prof bonus, because that is way too good for Monks to get a +6 bonus action AC bump, but Maybe a +2? How would people balance this?
I based that on the Defensive Duelist feat, which works that way. The Battlemaster Parry lets you reduce damage by a die amount. So maybe not go full-feat like I had originally wrote, but a slight damage reduction to represent dodging--maybe just 1d4 damage off, or have the damage reduced by their Dex modifier, min 1. That way it could stack with monks and anyone with the Parry maneuver and not be too strong.
 




Dire Bare

Legend
BECMI shared a lot of similarities as well. In fact, when we started playing D&D we had both and didn't realize they were different games. We made characters with the boxed sets, referenced the DMG, and used creatures from the MM. They were basically the same game.
Well, it's all different takes on the same basic idea, with the same language and basic concepts. Just realized differently, to different degrees. But if you are going to make a distinction between "advanced" and "basic" D&D, I do think modern D&D is closer to "advanced" than "basic" (or BECMI, or B/X, etc).

Most of us who were young and found the game in the 80s didn't understand, at first, that basic D&D and advanced D&D were different games. Many of us found the differences very confusing . . . when I finally figured out they were different games, or different editions of the same game . . . I was irritated! Some play groups found it easy to convert from one to the other, others did not. Just as today, some gamers can easily convert on the fly from any D&D edition to any other, but others of us can't.
 





Coming in late her but the idea that this is ripping off Humblewood is pretty hilarious. What this does seem to be inspired by though is the general increasing popularity of animal-people, now that the well, prevalent fear of the '90s and '00s, where any animal-person was potentially intended solely as "furry-bait", is basically over. Animal-people races in 3PP stuff are now extremely common and don't seem to have the same stigma at all. Amusing to see my players, who still frown about Albedo, extremely excited about this.
 

I like pretty traditional tropes usually but really like the idea of this overall. I enjoyed cs Lewis as a kid and would not mind a fey and animal group striving against a corruptions sorcerer king or queen.

I also have a golden opportunity to get my daughter interested in D&D with the rabbits at least
 

Parmandur

Book-Friend
I like pretty traditional tropes usually but really like the idea of this overall. I enjoyed cs Lewis as a kid and would not mind a fey and animal group striving against a corruptions sorcerer king or queen.

I also have a golden opportunity to get my daughter interested in D&D with the rabbits at least

These are actually pretty traditional Fantasy tropes. It's nice to see something break out a little bit from what's been done before.
 

These are actually pretty traditional Fantasy tropes. It's nice to see something break out a little bit from what's been done before.
Yeah very folklore kind of stuff. I would specify my preferences are for traditional D&D but surely can see how this could be fun.

for me, I would prefer a whole party like this maybe with elves or half elves or a firbolg! I don’t think I would like them dropped into an otherwise standard D&D party myself.

I like the idea of a fey theme though. I could see good fun with a swarm keeper ranger in the mix. Maybe a fairy with pixies or a firbolg with pixies
 


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