[D&D] Favorite 5e PHB Sub-race vote! Get some XP here!

Tactical Myzzrym
Level 14
Tactical Adventures Dev
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4 months ago (edited)

Hey there folks!

There's ton of things to chat about when it comes to D&D, so what's better to start a discussion than a potential fight? Let's see which Sub-race available in D&D 5e PHB is the most beloved! Bring your arguments, defend your choices and tell everyone why you're right! Let's get some salt in this dish!

The rules are simple:

  1. Every sub-race starts at 10 points
  2. Copy paste the list and update the number of points. You remove 2 points from one sub-race and add 1 point to one sub-race
  3. Once a sub-race hits 0 points, it's removed from the list (no resurrection spells here!). Last sub-race alive wins!
  4. You can vote once per day
  5. Oh and in true D&D fashion, those who manage to eliminate a sub-race will get some extra XP (only the last hit counts)!

Here the list: 

  1. Hill Dwarf 10
  2. Mountain Dwarf 10
  3. High Elf 10
  4. Wood Elf 10
  5. Dark Elf (Drow) 10
  6. Lightfoot Halfling 10
  7. Stout Halfling 10
  8. Human (Regular) 10
  9. Human (Variant) 10
  10. Dragonborn 10
  11. Forest Gnome 10
  12. Rock Gnome 10
  13. Half-Elf 10
  14. Half-Orc 10
  15. Tiefling 10
Tactical Myzzrym
Level 14
Tactical Adventures Dev
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4 months ago

I'll start:

  1. Hill Dwarf 10
  2. Mountain Dwarf 10 => 11
  3. High Elf 10
  4. Wood Elf 10
  5. Dark Elf (Drow) 10
  6. Lightfoot Halfling 10
  7. Stout Halfling 10
  8. Human (Regular) 10
  9. Human (Variant) 10 => 8
  10. Dragonborn 10
  11. Forest Gnome 10
  12. Rock Gnome 10
  13. Half-Elf 10
  14. Half-Orc 10
  15. Tiefling 10

Get out of there with your Variant Human cookie cutter builds!

Spacehamster
Level 3
Finder of Paths
4 months ago
  1. Hill Dwarf 10
  2. Mountain Dwarf 11
  3. High Elf 10
  4. Wood Elf 10
  5. Dark Elf (Drow) 10
  6. Lightfoot Halfling 10
  7. Stout Halfling 10
  8. Human (Regular) 10
  9. Human (Variant) 8
  10. Dragonborn 10 => 11
  11. Forest Gnome 10 => 8
  12. Rock Gnome 10
  13. Half-Elf 10
  14. Half-Orc 10
  15. Tiefling 10

    Dragonborn go go go!!!
KokoSabre
Visitor
Kickstarter Backer
4 months ago
  1. Hill Dwarf 10 => 11
  2. Mountain Dwarf 11
  3. High Elf 10
  4. Wood Elf 10 => 8
  5. Dark Elf (Drow) 10
  6. Lightfoot Halfling 10
  7. Stout Halfling 10
  8. Human (Regular) 10
  9. Human (Variant) 8
  10. Dragonborn 11
  11. Forest Gnome 8
  12. Rock Gnome 10
  13. Half-Elf 10
  14. Half-Orc 10
  15. Tiefling 10

Mhm.

João Bento
Level 4
Master of the Spoon
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4 months ago
  1. Hill Dwarf 11
  2. Mountain Dwarf 11
  3. High Elf 10 => 8
  4. Wood Elf 8
  5. Dark Elf (Drow) 10
  6. Lightfoot Halfling 10
  7. Stout Halfling 10
  8. Human (Regular) 10
  9. Human (Variant) 8 => 9
  10. Dragonborn 11
  11. Forest Gnome 8
  12. Rock Gnome 10
  13. Half-Elf 10
  14. Half-Orc 10
  15. Tiefling 10
leon3789
Level 4
Didn't win
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4 months ago
  1. Hill Dwarf 11
  2. Mountain Dwarf 11
  3. High Elf 8
  4. Wood Elf 8
  5. Dark Elf (Drow) 10
  6. Lightfoot Halfling 10
  7. Stout Halfling 10
  8. Human (Regular) 10
  9. Human (Variant) 9 => 7
  10. Dragonborn 11 => 12
  11. Forest Gnome 8
  12. Rock Gnome 10
  13. Half-Elf 10
  14. Half-Orc 10
  15. Tiefling 10
Nortar
Level 7
Kickstarter Backer Mayor's Ring (Bronze) Weaponsmith (Bronze) Armorsmith (Diamond)
4 months ago
  1. Hill Dwarf 11
  2. Mountain Dwarf 11 => 12
  3. High Elf 8
  4. Wood Elf 8 => 6
  5. Dark Elf (Drow) 10
  6. Lightfoot Halfling 10
  7. Stout Halfling 10
  8. Human (Regular) 10
  9. Human (Variant) 7
  10. Dragonborn 12
  11. Forest Gnome 8
  12. Rock Gnome 10
  13. Half-Elf 10
  14. Half-Orc 10
  15. Tiefling 10
4 months ago
  1. Hill Dwarf 11 => 12
  2. Mountain Dwarf 12
  3. High Elf 8
  4. Wood Elf 6
  5. Dark Elf (Drow) 10 => 8
  6. Lightfoot Halfling 10
  7. Stout Halfling 10
  8. Human (Regular) 10
  9. Human (Variant) 7
  10. Dragonborn 12
  11. Forest Gnome 8
  12. Rock Gnome 10
  13. Half-Elf 10
  14. Half-Orc 10
  15. Tiefling 10

                   

                                    

RainWater
Level 5
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4 months ago
  1. Hill Dwarf 12
  2. Mountain Dwarf 12
  3. High Elf 8
  4. Wood Elf 6
  5. Dark Elf (Drow) 8 = > 6
  6. Lightfoot Halfling 10
  7. Stout Halfling 10
  8. Human (Regular) 10
  9. Human (Variant) 7
  10. Dragonborn 12
  11. Forest Gnome 8
  12. Rock Gnome 10
  13. Half-Elf 10
  14. Half-Orc 10 = > 11
  15. Tiefling 10
jcub
Level 5
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4 months ago


  1. Hill Dwarf 12
  2. Mountain Dwarf 12
  3. High Elf 8
  4. Wood Elf 6
  5. Dark Elf (Drow) 6
  6. Lightfoot Halfling 10
  7. Stout Halfling 10
  8. Human (Regular) 10 = > 8
  9. Human (Variant) 7
  10. Dragonborn 12
  11. Forest Gnome 8
  12. Rock Gnome 10
  13. Half-Elf 10
  14. Half-Orc 11 = > 12
  15. Tiefling 10

Most fantasy races are just variants of human. Elf = human with pointy ears, dwarf = stout human, halfling = small human etc. Half-orc provides something visually distinct and also gives the player an intimidating presence that other races don't provide.

Tactical Myzzrym
Level 14
Tactical Adventures Dev
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4 months ago

New day, new votes:

  1. Hill Dwarf 12
  2. Mountain Dwarf 12 => 13
  3. High Elf 8
  4. Wood Elf 6
  5. Dark Elf (Drow) 6
  6. Lightfoot Halfling 10
  7. Stout Halfling 10
  8. Human (Regular) 8
  9. Human (Variant) 7 => 5
  10. Dragonborn 12
  11. Forest Gnome 8
  12. Rock Gnome 10
  13. Half-Elf 10
  14. Half-Orc 12
  15. Tiefling 10

Ongoing crusade to remove Variant Humans from this list, and to bring Mountain Dwarves to glory (also, Hill Dwarves? What are those, oversized Halflings?)

Spacehamster
Level 3
Finder of Paths
4 months ago (edited)
  1. Hill Dwarf 12
  2. Mountain Dwarf 13
  3. High Elf 8
  4. Wood Elf 6
  5. Dark Elf (Drow) 6
  6. Lightfoot Halfling 10
  7. Stout Halfling 10
  8. Human (Regular) 8
  9. Human (Variant) 5
  10. Dragonborn 12 => 13
  11. Forest Gnome 8
  12. Rock Gnome 10 => 8
  13. Half-Elf 10
  14. Half-Orc 12
  15. Tiefling 10
4 months ago
  1. Hill Dwarf 12
  2. Mountain Dwarf 13
  3. High Elf 8
  4. Wood Elf 6
  5. Dark Elf (Drow) 6 =>4
  6. Lightfoot Halfling 10
  7. Stout Halfling 10
  8. Human (Regular) 8 =>9
  9. Human (Variant) 5
  10. Dragonborn 13
  11. Forest Gnome 8
  12. Rock Gnome 8
  13. Half-Elf 10
  14. Half-Orc 12
  15. Tiefling 10

Save the humanity power!!!!!

RainWater
Level 5
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4 months ago
  1. Hill Dwarf 12
  2. Mountain Dwarf 13
  3. High Elf 8 => 6
  4. Wood Elf 6
  5. Dark Elf (Drow) 4
  6. Lightfoot Halfling 10
  7. Stout Halfling 10
  8. Human (Regular) 9
  9. Human (Variant) 5
  10. Dragonborn 13
  11. Forest Gnome 8
  12. Rock Gnome 8
  13. Half-Elf 10
  14. Half-Orc 12 => 13
  15. Tiefling 10
jcub
Level 5
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4 months ago
  1. Hill Dwarf 12
  2. Mountain Dwarf 13
  3. High Elf 6
  4. Wood Elf 6
  5. Dark Elf (Drow) 4
  6. Lightfoot Halfling 10
  7. Stout Halfling 10
  8. Human (Regular) 9 => 7
  9. Human (Variant) 5
  10. Dragonborn 13
  11. Forest Gnome 8
  12. Rock Gnome 8
  13. Half-Elf 10
  14. Half-Orc 13 => 14
  15. Tiefling 10
larhtas
Level 3
4 months ago
  1. Hill Dwarf 12
  2. Mountain Dwarf 13
  3. High Elf 6 => 7
  4. Wood Elf 6
  5. Dark Elf (Drow) 4
  6. Lightfoot Halfling 10
  7. Stout Halfling 10
  8. Human (Regular) 7
  9. Human (Variant) 5
  10. Dragonborn 13
  11. Forest Gnome 8
  12. Rock Gnome 8
  13. Half-Elf 10
  14. Half-Orc 14
  15. Tiefling 10 => 8