View Full Version : What sort of race would this guy be?

2010-07-28, 09:00 AM
Aside from a satyr, what race could this guy be?
I was thinking I'd homebrew a race for him the simple way Just take an elf and remove the ability score adjustments, call him a woodkin.

2010-07-28, 09:10 AM
Tiefling. Definitly, tiefling

2010-07-28, 09:21 AM
Pointy ears and small horns (and ellegant but practical clothing)? That's tieflings in D&D. ^^

2010-07-28, 09:40 AM
I forgot to mention that he's sylvan, not demonic.
But yeah, tiefling is good, though LA is a problem...

2010-07-28, 09:52 AM
Well, lesser tiefling. The same, but humanoid type (not outsider). No LA

2010-07-28, 09:54 AM
How does changing them from outsider to humanoid make them weaker?

And are there any species that look like him that aren't demonic?

2010-07-28, 09:56 AM
It means they can't access interesting monster outsiders via spells like Alter Self.

Plus it makes them vulnerable to various spells that affect humanoids but not outsiders.

Fauns in Deities & Demigods might cover the "sylvan, satyrlike, but weaker and with very small horns" category.

Also, unlike Narnia fauns, their lower half is more human, just hairy, not nearly as goatlike as satyrs.

2010-07-28, 10:00 AM
It also gives them 60ft. darkvision and proficiency with all simple and martial weapons, as well as armor (usually)

2010-07-28, 09:17 PM
It should be noted that Tieflings and Aasimars are really bad LA+1 choices, so a lesser Tiefling is actually about on par with human balance-wise.

2010-07-28, 09:43 PM
There's always Half-Fey.

Andion Isurand
2010-07-28, 10:23 PM
or possibly Feytouched

2010-07-28, 11:00 PM
Tieflings can span from having cute ear-like horns similar to elfenlied to weird ram-like horns from 4e and everything in-between, but primarily if you want horns and possibly the rare tail you are tiefling. THOUGH original tieflings have dark dusky skin colors like purple or blue or gray or pale brown.

Tieflings are essentially demonic humans or elves.

The deep skin tone, tail and satyr association you posted makes me think your character is more along the lines of either a homebrew variation of Bitey of Brackenwood or Diabolus which is a class from Dragon Compendium which is essentially the satyr cousin of the tiefling.