Talk:Rakasta (5e Race)

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RatedFavor.png Dingobabee favors this article and rated it 4 of 4!
This is clearly written and an excellent conversion of this race to being playable

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RatedNeutral.png Aarnott is neutral on this article and rated it 2 of 4.
I'm a bit concerned about the balance of the pounce ability, but I jumped the gun on the original comments. The skill proficiencies would be better limited to a single skill from the list. I'll note that 2 skills is a big part of what makes a half-elf good and this race would outshine the half-elf for any character that would be taking 2 skills in its (albeit short) list of options.

It would be nice to hear a bit more about how they fit into the greater world (ie. interactions with other races) and a bit more about their society. As it is right now, the focus seems to be on the physical traits, mostly of females, which is a bit more detail than I needed to get a picture, but I don't want to complain about additional efforts to flesh out an article. Basically, I'd just like to see more of other things :).

Power creep, unfortunately. Pounce seems very strong.

The skills are on the upper end of good as far as racial proficiencies should be. That's okay sometimes.

The main problem I have is how the race is basically earmarked to be monks. The unarmed strike attack is basically just for monks and the exotic weapons are also just to make monks better.

It's cool (in 5th) to have a race that is a bit better at a certain class, but I don't like that this is pretty much the only focus for this race.

Thank you for taking the time to review the Rakasta. I am reviewing it for "power creep"; as this was not my intention. Skills are 2 + one tool (land mounts). It was not my goal to make them pointed toward Monks; the additions were just to allow them to use their "racial weapons" if they chose a monk. The Pounce ability is the same as if any race were using a polearm; this is a toned-down version of the pounce from the D&D Next playtest monster. The Feline Empathy was mainly flavor-text, and seems unlikely to be useful in the game. The claws just change unarmed strike (hardly used, except as you point out by monks) from bludgeoning to slashing. Anyway, thank you for the review and comments! --Rlyehable (talk) 12:43, 29 January 2017 (MST)
I misread pounce and didn't notice the restriction on two-handed weapons. That makes it a bit more reasonable (although I'm still leery about how strong it could be). I think the only PHB weapon that is one-handed with reach is the whip, which I'd expect to be a favorite for this race. So, I have modified my rating and comments. --Aarnott (talk) 08:41, 30 January 2017 (MST)
I further reduced the power of the Feline Empathy trait. Reduced to adding proficiency bonus (if not already proficient) instead of advantage. And I defined "social interactions" as the intended skills.--Rlyehable (talk) 21:21, 31 August 2017 (MDT)
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