D&D (2024) One D&D Permanently Removes The Term 'Race'

In line with many other tabletop roleplaying games, such as Pathfinder or Level Up, One D&D is removing the term 'race'. Where Pathfinder uses 'Ancestry' and Level Up uses 'Heritage', One D&D will be using 'Species'.

In a blog post, WotC announced that "We have made the decision to move on from using the term "race" everywhere in One D&D, and we do not intend to return to that term."
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About time. Even OSR folks like me have started removing it. This from Chromatic Dungeons:


Snarf Zagyg

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Excellent. Most excellent.

Though I'd prefer Lineage as that's already in the game (Custom Lineage in Tasha's, Dark Lineage in Van Richten's).

My understanding is that lineage is different than race/species.

In other words, you can have a lineage (like a dhampir) that was of different races/species. It's kind of confusing in its implementation, but it's supposed to be a slightly different concept. IIRC.

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