[5E] Red Curse as a Race?

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[5E] Red Curse as a Race?

Post by Havard » Fri Aug 10, 2018 9:48 am

I just heard how Dragonmarks in Eberron is handled sort of as human subraces. Could this be a way to handle the Red Curse/Legacies as well? The downside is that all races can be afflicted by the Curse.

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Re: [5E] Red Curse as a Race?

Post by RobJN » Fri Aug 10, 2018 10:33 am

I think I would go the "feat" route with Legacies
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Re: [5E] Red Curse as a Race?

Post by Cthulhudrew » Fri Aug 10, 2018 3:32 pm

I'm not sure I follow what you mean by "red curse as a race" here (but I'm also unfamiliar with how 5E Eberron changed the Dragonmarks, as well). Do you mean that those afflicted by the Red Curse would be treated as a completely separate race in and of themselves? IE, human, elf, dwarf, cursed? Or human, human/cursed, dwarf/dwarf cursed, etc.?

How would that work for Eberron, anyway? In the original Eberron, Dragonmarks weren't confined just to humanity either (in fact, as I recall, each Dragonmark had a particular affinity for a different race that it featured most prominently among, albeit it wasn't exclusively confined to them. So while one might be most notable among half-orcs, you might find gnomes or humans with it, too.) Sounds like they may have made some major alterations for them to fit into 5E.
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Re: [5E] Red Curse as a Race?

Post by Havard » Sun Aug 12, 2018 8:46 pm

Feats would be the most obvious way to handle this. The downside with that is that Feats are optional in 5E and personally I don't use them.
Cthulhudrew wrote:
Fri Aug 10, 2018 3:32 pm
I'm not sure I follow what you mean by "red curse as a race" here (but I'm also unfamiliar with how 5E Eberron changed the Dragonmarks, as well). Do you mean that those afflicted by the Red Curse would be treated as a completely separate race in and of themselves? IE, human, elf, dwarf, cursed? Or human, human/cursed, dwarf/dwarf cursed, etc.?
Well, I am talking in terms of game mecahnics.

So you would have to select among the following subraces:
Human, Red Curse
Elf, Red Curse
Half-Elf, Red Curse
Dwarf, Red Curse

etc...

Then the Legacy would count as a race ability for that race.
How would that work for Eberron, anyway? In the original Eberron, Dragonmarks weren't confined just to humanity either (in fact, as I recall, each Dragonmark had a particular affinity for a different race that it featured most prominently among, albeit it wasn't exclusively confined to them. So while one might be most notable among half-orcs, you might find gnomes or humans with it, too.) Sounds like they may have made some major alterations for them to fit into 5E.
I don't own the Eberron stuff so I don't really know the specifics. Maybe some Eberron experts know more? :)

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