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    Default Cephalofolk Race (Human-Squid Hybrid)

    Greetings playground! A while ago I was looking through a thread in the 5e sub forum that was discussing ideas for what 5e's next aquatic race should be. Surprisingly enough, several people wanted a sort of anthropomorphic cephalopod race. I thought this idea had some promise to it, so I brewed up the stats for a cephalofolk race. I will not go into great detail about culture, because that is such a campaign specific thing, and will instead focus more on the mechanical side of things. You can view my project in either of the documents below.

    Homebrewery: http://homebrewery.naturalcrit.com/share/ByWhkqdx9m

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    Default Re: Cephalofolk Race (Human-Squid Hybrid)

    Overall I like it, but I think the tentacles is to much.

    There are no official races that get 1d6 as a natural weapon (although I'm not really worried about that), but the bonus action grapple automatically seems like to much over all. You are effectively giving the race a better version of the tavern brawler feat as part of a racial bonus.


    I would suggest you make it something like they have advantage verses disarm attempts or advantage on climbing checks or something else that is more fluff and less combat focused.
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    Default Re: Cephalofolk Race (Human-Squid Hybrid)

    Quote Originally Posted by nickl_2000 View Post
    Overall I like it, but I think the tentacles is to much.

    There are no official races that get 1d6 as a natural weapon (although I'm not really worried about that), but the bonus action grapple automatically seems like to much over all. You are effectively giving the race a better version of the tavern brawler feat as part of a racial bonus.


    I would suggest you make it something like they have advantage verses disarm attempts or advantage on climbing checks or something else that is more fluff and less combat focused.
    Slight correction, lizardfolk from VGtM do have a natural weapon that deals 1d6 damage. I do agree that the tentacles are a little overpowered though. I will simply have them do 1d4 damage and remove the clause about grappling. The race is already powerful enough as is and doesn't need any more exploration based features.
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    I have designed a Gothic Horror TTRPG built for actual play performances. If you want to play some sessions using it or talk theory, read more about it here!

    My D&D 5e Homebrew Content

    The Necronomicon. An >30 Page Cthulhu Mythos Supplement

    Faerie Vampyre Monsters. Won 1st place in the GitP Monster Design Contest: Shapeshifters.

    Check here for my extended homebrew signature!

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    Default Re: Cephalofolk Race (Human-Squid Hybrid)

    I really think it sounds fun!

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    Default Re: Cephalofolk Race (Human-Squid Hybrid)

    Instead of acting as a natural weapon, the tentacles could just be helpful mage hand / unseen servant replacements.

    Something like...



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