Actually just one race. But since we havent seen the model of a few of the players handbook races, id like to add in something, hopefully before they get made and look awfull.
So i got a contention with two races specifically:
Dragonborn are slowly becoming a staple of DnD, and quite a few people have a problem with them, some take offense at their dreadlocks, some dont like that they dont have tails. I personally dont care about either, but somehow ive got one issue with them that annoys me so much i actually have to make a thread about it: proportions.
Their design got shifted around a bit since their inception in early 4e and evolved a bit. With 5e generally switching to much lower production values there seem to be two competing artstyles:
the official one and the inofficial critical role one. The latter beeing basically lizardfolk with horns, but im gonna speak more on the former:
For the love of whatever antedeluvian troglodyte you worship, theres only one race that ought to look like a Dwarf and thats a Dwarf.
i dont know why i feel the need to make a thread about this, but seriously do not do this.
Theres a reason the canon look for this race isnt popular and its not their dreadlocks, its not the lack of a tail.
These are just symptoms, symptoms because, as usual, people dont know what they want, they can only vagueley identify that they dont like something and then come up with a plausible justification.
Thats my theory anyway.
I think people are put off by the absurd proportions, having a character that is much taller than a Human, but then have a Squat body shape and a comically oversized cranium looks ridiculous. You cannot take a character like that seriously.
Thankfully there is official art that remedies that, people only forgot about it.
Id have simmilar thoughts about Warforged but im pretty sure they wont actually get added.
Halforcs, heres an unpopular opinion: Pathfinder is right about them.
"Ugly people" is a pretty poor choice of aesthetic for a race thats still at least 50% human.
Pretty much any dnd game did this, from baldurs gate to NWN2
IIRC this is the last time they got portrayed in an official dnd game.
Do not do this.
Especialy: do not give halforcs human skin colours, at least not limit it to that. Pathfinder got it figured out. DnD orcs arent your average big green dude orcs. Then let halforcs be that, dont just make em look like fetal alcohol syndrome Oblivion characters.
had to get that one out.
Give large races intimidating proportions suited for large races and dont make any race look like a deformed human but give them their own identity