One of the things I would really like to have in BG3 is the monster playable races in BG3 that you can play as in Volo's Guide to Monsters if you could add any monster race into BG3 what would it be I would go for the Yuan-ti pureblood I have a bit of a soft spot for the Yuan-ti
There is literally EVERY
reason to add yuan-ti purebloods, but here are some of the better ones:- Precedent.
Yuan-ti purebloods have already been featured in the D&D ruleset, novels, and video games as playable protagonists, so it only makes sense to continue that trend.- Lore.
Yuan-ti have tons of awesome lore, which it would be easy to sprinkle into the game as they've done with the other races.- Plot Hooks.
of reasons why a yuan-ti pureblood would be in Baldur's Gate. Spying for their leaders? Escaping their oppressive caste system? Starting a creepy snake cult? The possibilities are endless!- Strong Counterpoint to Mind Flayers.
Just like the drow, yuan-ti often have dealings with mind flayers. Apart from some nice lore tidbits as mentioned previously, there could be opportunities for interesting player/story choices.- 'Themed' Race.
Let's face it, purebloods are the aasimar/tiefling/genasi of yuan-ti. Hence they fit into that same niche - obviously players want 'monstrous' characters, or this thread wouldn't be here to start - Character Options.
Yuan-ti purebloods have lots of great options for characters! +2 to Cha, +1 to Int is great for a variety of casters, poison immunity & magic resistance are super helpful, and the themed spellcasting is on-brand. Also, if they implement selectable Warlock patrons, Dendar would be an obvious A+ option.- Great Evil Option, Interesting Good Option.
Yuan-ti purebloods would be right at home with vampire spawn, sharran clerics, ruthless githyanki warriors, and any other evil party members. But a yuan-ti pureblood trying to escape that evil life would also get along with reluctant warlocks or possible lunkhead rangers & their miniature giant space hamster companions...- They're F**king Rad!
EVIL. SNAKE. PEOPLE! Slithering around! Making sinister plans! They're peak D&D aesthetic!
So in conclusion, yuan-ti purebloods should be available as player characters in Baldur's Gate 3, because they are clearly superior to all the mammal races. Thank you and Praise Dendar!