Talk:Goodra (5e Race)

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Cost Racial Trait
2 Constitution score increases by 2.
-0.5 -5 feet walking speed
0.5 Darkvision
1 Sap Sipper
1 Gooey
1 Hydration
0.5 Flail
-1 Liquid Dragon
1 Sparkling Breath
0.5 Extra Language
6 Total.

Didn't think I'd be making a dragon race, or an ooze race....or both simultaneously. Anyhow, Goodra has some interesting easter eggs hidden inside.

Sap Sipper was pretty challenging to incorporate, but then I figured, "Why not make it so it's good at finding food in the wetlands since it usually lives there?".

Liquid Dragon was kind of a last-minute add-in to try to balance out all the benefits Goodra had, plus I wanted to incorporate the dragon type's weakness to ice in some way.

Sparkling Breath and Goodra's known languages are actually a reference to the TCG, namely Goodra's Ancient Origins card. One of it's attacks is called Shining Breath, but is translated from Japanese as Sparkling Breath. It is powered by two colorless energy, one water energy and one fairy energy. This is why Goodra's known extra languages can be either Sylvan or Aquan. This is also why Sparkling Breath does force damage. I was debating on whether or not it should do radiant or cold, as either or would be ideal in representing the fairy or water aspect of the move, but given how it's powered by both energies I figured force would be best.

Probably the one thing that's going to raise eyebrows in what's written for Goodra's age. It's pretty dark, but it's also based on Goodra's Pokemon Sun pokedex entry, though exaggerated a bit more:

"An amazingly friendly Pokémon, but if left to itself, loneliness overcomes it, and it oozes gooey tears."

Still, maybe it's a bit....too dark? Either way, hopefully this happy dragon can make players and DMs alike happy. --MetalShadowOverlord (talk) 05:41, 11 February 2019 (MST)

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