D&D General what is the worst race in dnd?

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what is the worst, most stupid, most idiotic race to ever be made, official or homebrew?
before this fixing with the new DL book I would have nominated kender... but for now I am going the psychic Manard from 3.5... a race of humans with a sonic scream... it stands out because the other ones from that book (Dromite, Blu goblin, half giant, and my fav the Elan) were all so amazing they became staples in our games for not just that edition but even to this day with house rules.


No rule is inviolate
The post language is a bit incendiary, but I'll bite. Pistol-wielding space hippos? Or anything "half-vampire" or "half-drow," all the powers, none of the drawbacks.



In the mid 1980s I gave my players the opportunity to enter into a Warpig Race where the PCs rode the Warpigs down a mountainside, across a trap filled bridge, and through the surface and subterranean capital city of a dwarven empire. It was one of those 'the only rule is there are no rules' moments. When the race started the PCs all blasted everyone in it with their strongest fire spells, killing all the pigs and most of the combatants. Then the PCs walked the course and won the race - while the mounts were slow cooked over a spit to provide a victory feast. That kind of sucked.


A suffusion of yellow
Base Humans have become increasingly overwhelmed, not least by Variant Humans.

Earth Genasis and Kenku were short changed too


Goblin Queen (She/Her/Hers)
I remember Vampire being a race in 4E, but really any "race" that's really just a condition/modification. This would include lycanthropy as well, but I don't know if they ever did that as a race.
Vampire was a class in late 4e. The race you’re probably thinking of was Vryloka, which while connected to vampires, was properly a race you were born into rather than a condition people could acquire.


Thank god, they haven't come to 5e, but the Raptorians: A Now Shut Up race to DMs with a fear of flying to offer as a 'compromise'. They get a sad glide ability and look absolutely stupid with weird bird feet and a racial weapon 'the foot bow', which is actually not useful due to how the glide ability worked.

Also they're a species with females who are the ISO standard slim-waisted waif who lay eggs. Eggs that are described in a way that one assume they shatter the mother's pelvis to be born.

Also space hippos for life, I say, good chap.


A suffusion of yellow
Krynn Minotaur and Gully Dwarf both spring to mind. The first because they should have had a +1 level adjustment (in 3.5E) and the second because, well, just read the very first Dragonlance novel. Or the first novel of the Legends trilogy.
Damn I’d had blocked Gully dwarfs from my memory and now youve gone and brought all that trauma back again …

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