Talk:Falconer (5e Background)

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Reasons for Reverting Edits[edit]

The reason why I decided to revert the last three edits made was because they didn't make sense in the context of the background. Firstly, the background of being a Falconer doesn't really correlate to learning new languages. How does the act of practicing falconry usher the learning of two new languages? I decided to instead allow a player taking this background to learn Auran as it has connections to the Elemental Plane of Air, and as such to flying creatures such as the birds of prey listed in the class.

Lastly, I really don't think there should be any sort of homebrew creatures that can interact with this background, especially the Blink Hawk. This is mainly for the purpose of balancing the background as to not have it make too much of an impact on the game. Thank you for your interest in this page, though, and I appreciate the edits that you've made! :)

Sincerely,
EpicBoss99 (talk) 17:02, 11 October 2018 (MDT)

Quality Article Nomination[edit]

Featured article candidate .png This article is a current quality article nominee as of 09:02, 17 December 2019 (MST). Quality articles exemplify D&D Wiki's very best work, and therefore must meet the quality article criteria. Please discuss the page's merits below.


  • Support. The falconer is unique, and it's focus is meticulously created to fit the game and the player. --Green Dragon (talk) 09:02, 17 December 2019 (MST)
  • Support. I agree with what Green Dragon said. This page is really cool and I've used it in many 5e games that I've been in. --EpicBoss99 (talk) 13:25, 17 December 2019 (MST)
  • Support. While I am iffy on the added companion possibly adding a mechanical benefit, it's not any better than the squire to a knight, and it is written well. Very good flavor.--Yanied (talk) 13:41, 28 February 2020 (MST)
  • Oppose. The feature needs work. It should not be a class feature full of mechanical benefits, and it has a lot of waffle (we don't need to be told that the bird companion uses Perception to spot things). The feature should be just a little more than what you would expect any other character with Animal Handling to be able to do with the bird. This could be some simple tricks, for example. Marasmusine (talk) 08:25, 6 March 2020 (MST)
    • What are some ideas that you have that would fix these issues? I'd be happy to make changes. --EpicBoss99 (talk) 15:05, 10 March 2020 (MDT)
      • I don't have the core rulebooks to hand right now, but I'd suggest this: Firstly, give the player a trained bird of prey in the equipment list. Secondly, for the feature, something like: "You can spend your downtime to train a bird of prey to perform special tricks, beyond the usual techniques of hunting and returning. Each trick takes 10 days of downtime. *Perfect Return:* The bird will return to you when called regardless of other distractions. *Follow:* The bird will follow one creature you point to, using a bonus action. You can track your bird by listening for its bell or spotting its tassel. *Distract:* The bird will distract a creature you point to, using a bonus action. On its turn, the bird will fly to the target and take the Help action to distract the target each turn until you call it to return.
      • This gives the background some flavour without giving a lot of mechanical bonuses. Marasmusine (talk) 07:11, 13 March 2020 (MDT)

Implementing Changes[edit]

Since this background hasn't been touched in some time, i will implement the changes suggested on this discussion page for now, instead of adding the balance tag due to the feature given in the moment being close to a class feature. Hope this is not a problem Anastacio (talk) 12:04, 22 August 2020 (MDT)

  • Yeah, that's fine. Thank you for your help! --EpicBoss99 (talk) 10:48, 27 August 2020 (MDT)
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