Talk:Rito, Variant (5e Race)

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Score: 7
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Rito (Variant)[edit]

Cost Racial Trait
2 Dexterity score increases by 2.
1 Wisdom score increases by 1.
5 Fly 50 feet.
1 Avian Anatomy.
0.5 Shortbow Expertise.
-1 Cannot fly while wearing medium or heavy armor.
-0.5 Wings as Arms.
-1 Walking Speed -10.
7 Total.

Marasmusine Scale Rating[edit]

Well, here it is on the Marasmusine scale. The target is 4.5
  • Abilitiy scores (-0.5)
  • Flight (3). The weapon limitation is not a mitigating factor, as it still allows you to at-will stay in the air and make ranged attacks; and it's still fast.
  • Speed (0). As in most cases you can fly instead of walk, this does not adjust the score.
  • Two skill proficiencies (2)
  • Cold resistance (1)
  • Shortbow expertise (0). This is an edge-case benefit.
  • Feathered Edge (5e Equipment) (0.5). This benefit is hidden away on another page, but essentially they gain a +1 to attack rolls with scimitars. This is a big deal for two-weapon fighting ritos.
  • Total = 6
  • This race is 1.5 points overbudget. I recommend dropping two of the proficiencies/resistance, making "feathered edge" a racial trait instead of equipment, and perhaps a 0.5-value benefit that would help any class (not just fighting classes). Marasmusine (talk) 13:52, 6 June 2018 (MDT)


Hey, Marasmusine!

Thank you for your feedback! I also appreciate the detailed breakdown of the Rito through a scale of your own, but I'm going to have to disagree and stick to the Musicus Meter. I don't really think outside pages should affect a race, and the Rito don't start out with that weapon, so it doesn't really make sense to include it in the rating of the overall race. Also, it's more expensive than a standard scimitar and the Feathered Edge isn't a weapon with the Light property either. It just says that it's light in the flavor text. I did however remove the Acrobatics proficiency and made an additional nerf to flight to balance out any possibility of a two-weapon flying rito. Thanks again for your response! :)

Sincerely,
EpicBoss99 (talk) 20:22, 7 June 2018 (MDT)

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