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Drow Question [Oct. 1st, 2008|08:14 am]
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I was curious about something-Would it be possible to create a half-drow, or for that matter, a half-eladrin? I mean, they do come from the same place as the elves, and if we have half-elves, couldn't it be possible? I mean, I guess I could create one, but it would be a matter of figuring out which powers and such to pick to not make too powerful of a character and piss of your DM. Thoughts?
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[User Picture]From: brooklynknight
2008-10-01 01:19 pm (UTC)

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IMO, Half Elves are the same for Elves or Eladrin. As for Half Drow, we had them in 3.5 FR no reason you can't ave them in 4e. Just gotta design them.
[User Picture]From: godoffear
2008-10-01 01:26 pm (UTC)

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Thanks for the quick response!
So it would just be a matter of converting them, huh? I never played 3 or 3.5, only 1 and 2, so I would have to search for that. Cool, that's what I thought, but I just wanted to make sure.
[User Picture]From: brooklynknight
2008-10-01 10:03 pm (UTC)

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I think the half drow was in races of Faerun.
[User Picture]From: asmor
2008-10-01 01:26 pm (UTC)

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1. Anything's possible, with DM permission.

2. Anything's possible, with DM permission.

3. No, seriously, get your DM's permission first.

4. There were half-drow created at some point in 3.5 edition. There probably would have been half-eladrin as well, had eladrin existed in their current incarnation back then.

5. There probably will be half-drow and half-eladrin at some point in 4th edition's life.

6. Don't forget to get your DM's permission.
[User Picture]From: godoffear
2008-10-01 01:28 pm (UTC)

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Thanks to you, too!

And seeing as I am usually the DM for my games, getting permission wouldn't be terribly difficult.

I guess now I have something to work on at work today. I will post what I have after I am done with it.
[User Picture]From: asmor
2008-10-01 01:32 pm (UTC)

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When you said, "...not make too powerful of a character and piss of your DM," that lead me to believe that you were a player and were thinking of trying to make a half-drow character without asking your DM if he was cool with that in the first place. Was just trying to save you possible frustration.
[User Picture]From: godoffear
2008-10-01 03:21 pm (UTC)

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I was just thinking for the players and trying to help them out. And I appreciate trying to save me.
[User Picture]From: asmor
2008-10-01 05:47 pm (UTC)

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Ok, sorry if I came off as patronizing. Good luck with the race! Make sure to post it here when you complete it!
[User Picture]From: godoffear
2008-10-01 06:25 pm (UTC)

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No, you didn't. I actually was worried about ME doing it to YOU! LOL
[User Picture]From: asmor
2008-10-01 06:49 pm (UTC)

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No worries then. :)
[User Picture]From: souldreamer
2008-10-01 02:06 pm (UTC)

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I haven't played much 4th edition, but I have played a half-drow in 3.5 (see icon). There were several different versions for a while until WotC officiated one of them somewhere. What I remember most is that the half-drow was similar to the half-elf but had darkvision instead of lowlight vision. I don't know how that would translate into 4th edition, but I thought I'd toss it out there as a reference.
[User Picture]From: godoffear
2008-10-01 03:20 pm (UTC)

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Thanks! That does help. And it was kind of what I was thinking.
[User Picture]From: godoffear
2008-10-01 03:20 pm (UTC)

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I started thinking on my way to work-Why only the fae-folk? Why are there no half-dwarves or half-halflings? There are half-orcs. Is there some sort of magical involvement? Why are humans compatible with only those races?

Anyway, could someone post the Drow stat block from 4e and the half-drow from 3.5e so that I could work something out?
Thanks.
[User Picture]From: sparkymark
2008-10-01 05:30 pm (UTC)

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Because elves are the only demihuman that humans want to sleep with. And orcs don't care about what humans want.

(Or maybe everyone else comes out mongrelfolk)
[User Picture]From: templar46_2
2008-10-01 06:09 pm (UTC)

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there were half-dwarves in the Darksun campaign setting. i believe they were called "mules"

half-halflings though... just seems creepy. halflings are nearly always described as being similar in appearance to human children... which would mean that a human parent of a half-halfling, should very likely be arrested immediately. 0_o
[User Picture]From: godoffear
2008-10-01 06:27 pm (UTC)

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I always thought of the mules as half-orc, myself.

And yeah, *chuckles* I guess I didn't think about it like that.
[User Picture]From: moonsilver_
2008-10-01 06:31 pm (UTC)

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I think in one of the Elminster novels there actually was a love interest who was a half-halfling/half-elf. (And it was icky...)

I think if you wanted to you could create just about anything and there's a certain freedom in playing with worlds where gender and race can be changed through magic, but the official stats will always be determined by what is thought to be popular.
[User Picture]From: highbulp
2008-10-01 07:06 pm (UTC)

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That why I've never liked the half-elf (or the half-orc), and tend to throw them out in home-brew world. Furthermore, why is the other "half" always human? Why can't I have a half-gnome/half-halfling? If you're going to have race be something you can "combine," the system should work that way (ie, maybe a "half-[x]" template that be applied or something). And in the end, no one cares enough to actually want to offer those options.

I'd say use the half-elf stats for your half-drow (you can change their coloring and stuff to match). If you wanted to make a separate, half-drow race, now you're making up a new race, which is a question independent on it being half anything.
[User Picture]From: godoffear
2008-10-01 08:06 pm (UTC)

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"If you wanted to make a separate, half-drow race, now you're making up a new race, which is a question independent on it being half anything."

Good point.