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5E Player Races from Official Sources

Post by Havard » Sun Feb 19, 2017 2:43 pm

Player Handbook / DMG Races
See also: List of Classes, List of Races, List of Character Background
  • Aasimar (DMG)
  • Dragonborn
  • Dwarf
    • Hill
    • Mountain
  • Elf
    • Drow
    • Wood
    • High
    • Eladrin (DMG)
  • Gnome
    • Forest
    • Rock
  • Half-Elf
  • Halfling
    • Lightfoot
    • Stout
  • Half-Orc
  • Human
  • Tiefling
Sword Coast Adventurer's Guide
  • Dwarves
    • Shield Dwarves
    • Gold Dwarves
    • Gray Dwarves (Duergar)
  • Elves
    • Moon Elves
    • Sun Elves
    • Wood elves
    • Dark Elves (Drow)
  • Halflings
    • Lightfoot Halflings
    • Strongheart Halflings
-Duergar is the only new race that adds new crunch from this book AFAIK

Elemental Evil - Player's Companion
  • Aarakocra
  • Deep Gnome
  • Genasi
    • Air Genasi
    • Earth Genasi
    • Fire Genasi
    • Water Genasi
  • Goliath
Volo's Guide to Monsters
  • Aasimar
  • Firbolg
  • Goliath
  • Kenku
  • Lizardfolk
  • Tabaxi
  • Triton
  • Bugbear
  • Goblin
  • Hobgoblin
  • Orc
  • Kobold
  • Yuan-Ti Pureblood
Tortle Package
  • Tortle
Unearthed Arcana

Plane Shift
* Goblins and Vampires are similar to the versions of those races in Plane Shift: Zendikar, but are treated as separate races here. (A sidebar gives information about treating each world's version as a separate subrace.)
** Merfolk have the same traits as Zendikar merfolk, but these two subraces are new to Ixalan.




Have any other races been added? Are there any races that you particularly miss seeing a conversion of?

Feel free to add more in the thread.

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Re: 5E Player Races from Official Sources

Post by Zeromaru X » Sun Feb 19, 2017 4:17 pm

You're missing the Tiefling from the PHB, and the Elf (Eladrin) that is in the DMG. And also, all the monster races in Volo's that can be used as pcs (such as orcs and kobolds).

As for your question, maybe the hamadryads from 4e. But right know, those books covered so much of 4e stuff, that between the books and Unearthed Arcanas I don't need a new race right now.

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Re: 5E Player Races from Official Sources

Post by willpell » Sun Feb 19, 2017 9:45 pm

If Goliath is in both Volo's and the Elemental Evil (I assume this is a section of Princes of the Apocalypse which is aimed at players, or maybe a web enhancement; if the latter, that probably answers why they repeated it in the latest book), are they the same? If not, how do they differ? Which is closer to the original 3E Goliath?

While I only have a rumor-based knowledge of 4E, two races in it which seemed really cool, and have not yet appeared in 5E, are Devas and Shardminds. I'll definitely be excited when/if those make the jump.

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Post by timemrick » Tue Feb 21, 2017 10:17 pm

Havard: By official sources, I assume that you're ruling out the "Unearthed Arcana" series for now, since those are, by definition, strictly playtest materials?

(If you're not ruling them out, add Changeling, Shifter, Warforged, Minotaur (Krynn), Infernal and Abyssal Tieflings, and Revenant to your list.)
willpell wrote:If Goliath is in both Volo's and the Elemental Evil (I assume this is a section of Princes of the Apocalypse which is aimed at players, or maybe a web enhancement; if the latter, that probably answers why they repeated it in the latest book), are they the same? If not, how do they differ? Which is closer to the original 3E Goliath?
The Elemental Evil Player's Companion is indeed a free web enhancement.
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Re: 5E Player Races from Official Sources

Post by Bullfrog » Thu Feb 23, 2017 11:08 pm

There is also an older version of Aasimar in the DMG in addition to the Volo's Guide version. Incidentally, I rather like the DMG one better.

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Post by Marco Fossati » Fri Feb 24, 2017 7:45 am

Bullfrog wrote:There is also an older version of Aasimar in the DMG in addition to the Volo's Guide version. Incidentally, I rather like the DMG one better.
I wonder: which one is official for WotC, if any?

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Re: 5E Player Races from Official Sources

Post by Dread Delgath » Fri Feb 24, 2017 4:05 pm

Marco Fossati wrote:
Bullfrog wrote:There is also an older version of Aasimar in the DMG in addition to the Volo's Guide version. Incidentally, I rather like the DMG one better.
I wonder: which one is official for WotC, if any?
The way Aasimar was presented in the DMG, that was an example of how to create a race. I bet the official version is in Volo's Guide.

I developed the Eladrin from the DMG example, and I like my version just fine. I haven't seen any official Eladrin, so I rely on my own version... unless WotC released an updated PHB that features Eladrin. :?

As for the Elemental Evil & Volo's Guide Goliath - I haven't looked too closely at both versions for a side-by-side, but I believe they are identical.

I also recall reading that UA material is strictly for play-testing, and it is not considered official. :cool:
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Post by Cliffrice » Mon Feb 27, 2017 3:00 pm

They may only be Quazi official But there is a Kaledesh and Inistrad (From magic the gathering) players companion that has several races and variants.

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Post by Dread Delgath » Tue Feb 28, 2017 4:45 pm

Cliffrice wrote:They may only be Quazi official But there is a Kaledesh and Inistrad (From magic the gathering) players companion that has several races and variants.
That depends on who published it, since M:tG is also Wizard property.
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Post by Marco Fossati » Wed Mar 01, 2017 8:49 am

Cliffrice wrote:They may only be Quazi official But there is a Kaledesh and Inistrad (From magic the gathering) players companion that has several races and variants.
I don't think they're considered official races, ad example for organized play like AL

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Post by Havard » Wed Mar 01, 2017 2:48 pm

Marco Fossati wrote:
Cliffrice wrote:They may only be Quazi official But there is a Kaledesh and Inistrad (From magic the gathering) players companion that has several races and variants.
I don't think they're considered official races, ad example for organized play like AL
I would consider them in the same category as the Unearhed Arcana series.

In any case, since I started the thread, I think that we could still list both the MtG Races and the Unearthed Arcana Races in this thread, though I probably won't include them in the Original Post when I revise the list. Or if there is space, I could make them into a second list below the rest.

If someone wants to create a list of fan created races or 3rd party races, those belong in a separate thread however.

YMMV :)

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Post by Havard » Sat Jul 15, 2017 11:41 pm

Updated the list in the original post with input from the posts so far.

I also added all the races from Volo's Guide to Monsters.

Anything else I have missed so far? :)

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Post by Dread Delgath » Sun Jul 16, 2017 2:24 am

Havard wrote:Updated the list in the original post with input from the posts so far.

I also added all the races from Volo's Guide to Monsters.

Anything else I have missed so far? :)

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Not that I am aware of, but you do have Volo's Guide to Monsters listed twice in your original post. The first time without the monstrous PCs, and the second with. :lol:
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Post by Havard » Sun Jul 16, 2017 12:04 pm

Dread Delgath wrote:Not that I am aware of, but you do have Volo's Guide to Monsters listed twice in your original post. The first time without the monstrous PCs, and the second with. :lol:
LOL :lol:

That does seem a bit excessive! I have now removed the redundant list. :)

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Post by timemrick » Tue Jul 18, 2017 7:54 pm

Still missing the Changeling, Shifter, Warforged, and variant Infernal and Abyssal Tieflings from UA.
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Post by Dread Delgath » Tue Jul 18, 2017 9:13 pm

timemrick wrote:Still missing the Changeling, Shifter, Warforged, and variant Infernal and Abyssal Tieflings from UA.
I'm not missing them. ;)

I had a table here somewhere for tiefling appearances. I allow tiefling players to choose or randomly roll their tiefling's appearance, but aside from the possibility of having wings and therefore the ability to fly, it changes little in the tiefling's abilities.
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Post by Havard » Tue Jul 25, 2017 8:45 pm

timemrick wrote:Still missing the Changeling, Shifter, Warforged, and variant Infernal and Abyssal Tieflings from UA.
Took me a while, but finally added these:
Thanks for the help! :)

Let me know if you come across more!

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Post by timemrick » Thu Jul 27, 2017 1:52 am

The Plane-Shift PDFs detail the following races and subraces from the Magic: The Gathering multiverse. Races with the same name as standard D&D races have been altered to fit that setting, with the exception of (most) humans.

Plane-Shift: Amonkhet
  • Human [variant, per PHB]
  • Aven
    • Ibis-Headed Aven
    • Hawk-Headed Aven
  • Khenra
  • Minotaur
  • Naga
Plane-Shift: Innistrad
  • Human
    • Gavony
    • Kessig
    • Nephalia
    • Stensia
Plane-Shift: Kaladesh
  • Aetherborn
  • Dwarves
  • Elves
    • Bishtahar and Tirahar
    • Vahadar
  • Humans [as PHB]
  • Vedalken
Plane-Shift: Zendikar
  • Human [as PHB]
  • Kor
  • Merfolk
    • Emeria (Wind) Creed
    • Ula (Water) Creed
    • Cosi Creed
  • Vampire
  • Goblin
    • Grotag Tribe
    • Lavastep Tribe
    • Tuktuk Tribe
  • Elves
    • Tajuru Nation
    • Joraga Nation
    • Mul Daga Nation
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Post by timemrick » Thu Jul 27, 2017 1:54 am

Oh, and under Elemental Evil, "Aarakocra" is misspelled.
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Post by Havard » Sun Jul 30, 2017 5:33 pm

timemrick wrote:Oh, and under Elemental Evil, "Aarakocra" is misspelled.
Fixed!

I've been a little busy these past few days, but will update the Planeshift/MtG races with links ASAP! :)

Thanks alot for the help on this! :)

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Post by timemrick » Mon Jul 31, 2017 3:11 am

Havard wrote:I've been a little busy these past few days, but will update the Planeshift/MtG races with links ASAP! :)

Thanks alot for the help on this! :)
No problem. It's easier than doing it all myself!
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Post by Zeromaru X » Mon Sep 11, 2017 10:31 pm

Two new unearthed arcana races this month. A new version of the eladrin sub-race, as well as the gith race, that includes both githzerai and githyanki.
http://dnd.wizards.com/articles/unearth ... n-and-gith

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Post by Havard » Thu Oct 12, 2017 10:42 pm

Tortles added.

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Post by timemrick » Fri Oct 13, 2017 2:23 am

This week's UA has more tiefling options, tied to the various Lords of Hell.
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Post by Dread Delgath » Fri Oct 13, 2017 4:14 am

timemrick wrote:This week's UA has more tiefling options, tied to the various Lords of Hell.
Thanks for the heads up, Timemrick! :D

Just in time, since my players now have to go to the Abyss to rescue their tiefling warlock from Asmodeus! :shock:
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