Christmas Day, 2018, I helped a fellow roleplaying creative boost her Instagram account. As part of this spontaneous promotion, I offered to create a new playable race for every 200 people that followed along with her page. And the results were astounding! In less than twelve hours, @trayedandtested went from 191 followers to 1,150. We really made her Christmas Day.
But why did I do this? The entire promotion was done for free. No money was exchanged. In fact, I don’t know @trayedandtested personally. We’d only spoken once on Instagram and that was just me complimenting her on her art. I read a little of her story, how she was a kidney failure survivor, and that was pretty cool. But what really got me was that she was a hard worker with an excellent product. And there is nothing worse than talent going unseen.
Anyways, these six new playable races for Fifth Edition are the result of that promotional giveaway. They are:
Thanks to everyone in the community that jumped in and helped out. You’re all amazing!
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Errata to the Content
Before putting it to PDF, I took some of your suggestions and made a few changes of my own. Here are some of the biggest changes:
- Fairies at 17th level can use their fairy dust to make themselves fly an unlimited number of times per day.
- Half-golems have -2 Charisma at creation.
- I forgot to give half-golems size and speed. They’re Medium size and have a base walking speed of 30 feet.
- Treants have resistance to bludgeoning and piercing damage. While this might seem “OP”, keep in mind that fire really screws them up and that a single blight spell can nearly kill them. TL;DR: they’re tough but have some huge weaknesses.
Artist Shoutout: FOLLOW this artist! He’s Amazing!
And a big shoutout to artist Felipe CincoHoras for the amazing art that he supplied as part of the promotion.
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