Talk:Redcap (5e Subrace)

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What is their original race? Azernath (talk) 22:51, 29 March 2015 (MDT)


" at least one size larger than you" is the same as "Medium or larger"... isn't it? Marasmusine (talk) 16:58, 30 March 2015 (MDT)

There are bigger sizes than large, and I thought it would be sorta silly if he could restab (definitely not a word) an Orc but not an Elder Dragon --Balthazar (talk) 17:36, 30 March 2015 (MDT)

The wording is "Medium or larger", not "Medium or Large" :) Marasmusine (talk) 02:03, 31 March 2015 (MDT)

That makes a lot more sense! Sorry misread that. But still, if the Redcap is enlarged/reduced the enemy sizes it can reroll on should increase/decrease accordingly. --Balthazar (talk) 05:44, 31 March 2015 (MDT)

Good point! Marasmusine (talk) 08:52, 31 March 2015 (MDT)


Is this intended to be based upon the redcaps of folklore? Because they had literal blood-soaked caps, not red hair. --Salasay Δ 15:50, 6 April 2015 (MDT)

Yes, I know that. But it would be very silly to make a manditory dress code for a race, so I changed it slightly. --Balthazar (talk) 17:15, 6 April 2015 (MDT)
Makes sense. Maybe include something about how their hair is actually white to start, and they soak it in blood which stains it red? The whole blood-soaked part is, to me at least, the coolest part of the Redcap myth. --Salasay Δ 19:46, 6 April 2015 (MDT)
I'll think about it. It would make sense seeing they do live in dark parts of the forest that their hair be white from lack of sun... For now, I sleep, tomorrow I'll write it up. --Balthazar (talk) 19:53, 6 April 2015 (MDT)
I'm actually also working on a Japanese Shinto inspired Wafuu Pantheon. Seeing you seem to be knowledgeable in folklore/mythology and seem to be good at adding more flavor to creatures and descriptions, you think you could look through it quickly and give me your thoughts? I'd appreciate another persons ideas on it as I feel parts of it are still not fully fleshed out. --Balthazar (talk) 20:01, 6 April 2015 (MDT)
Not making any promises, but I'll take a look at it. Most of my folklore knowledge is Greek, Norse, and Germanic (e.g. Grimm's, Shakespeare, Arthur), so I'll have to do research on Shinto. Although I have always wanted to look into Eastern folklore... --Salasay Δ 20:08, 6 April 2015 (MDT)
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