Talk:Djinn,Variant (3.5e Race)

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Quality Concerns[edit]

  • The first sentence in the Personality section contains two seemingly unrelated facts. They should be on their own sentences and explained in more detail.
  • Why do the Djinn hate anything mortal?
  • In the flavor sections, a History section would be extremely useful. Whether you want to use the standard DnD pantheon or use the Greek pantheon in the history is up to you.
  • In the summary, you state that they are the Greek version of Djinn, but in the appearance, you state they look like the Clash of the Titans Djinn. Are the Greek and Clash of the Titans version of Djinn the same?
  • Why do Djinn want to live in hot lands away from other races? Explanations cause roleplaying. Base facts alone do not.
  • As far as racial traits go, Djinn get +2 in all of their mental stats, +10 base land speed, unhampered by difficult terrain, and can replace body parts with charwood. If you drop anything that is merely boring mechanic bonuses, you are left with the Charwood feature and the Charwood feature alone. This makes a boring race.
  • This is a weak LA1 but a strong LA0. I'd suggest weakening the mental stats bonus...probably removing the bonus to wisdom and giving a penalty to another stat, which from reading their flavor sections, I'd have to say would be wisdom again.
  • Why do the Djinn live in deserts and make an exception into liking desert-dwelling races?

--Havvy, January 29th, 2009.

I just want to point out that the page linked in the article points out that there are in fact no Djinn in Greek mythology. I don't know whether this is true or not (I'm guessing that there are in fact none), but making the generalization from Clash of the Titans to all of Greek mythos is inadvisable. - TG Cid 22:52, 29 January 2011 (UTC)
There are in fact Djinn in Greek Mythos. The Djinn are not mentioned often in Greek mythology because of their affiliation to evil and murder. The Djinn are supposedly gods of death. They work for Hades as his servants and reapers. Don't worry, I know what I am talking about. I have been studying Greek mythology since I was 6 and I am currently 18.
Citation Needed. The race doesn't bother me, but I'd like to see evidence of djinn in greek mythology. - Tarkisflux 18:18, 8 February 2011 (UTC)