Talk:Tarrasqin (5e Race)

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Featured Article Nominee[edit]

Featured article candidate .png This article is a current featured article nominee as of 14:47, 25 January 2019 (MST). Featured articles exemplify D&D Wiki's very best work, and therefore must meet the featured article criteria. Please become engaged in this process and support, oppose, and leave comments as to this page's featured article nomination (engage!).


Oppose - I think this has been written well despite only having a single sentence for the description, and the traits aren't really crazy. But, its large. For something that is to be the best of the site's work, and our mission states upholding precedence, and the designers of the game we play say large races won't be used for multiple reasons, I cannot support an article to be featured with this trait. It goes against the core design for the game. (I know the Giant race passed, but I didn't contribute to that discussion and do wish it wasn't a FA). ~ BigShotFancyMan (talk) 10:17, 28 January 2019 (MST)

Ironically BSFM, the page lists a height that is actually still considered to be within the Medium size range but gives the Large size category afterwards. —ConcealedLightChatmod.png (talk) 10:31, 28 January 2019 (MST)
I didn't notice that..huh. ~ BigShotFancyMan (talk) 12:09, 28 January 2019 (MST)
I have made the race Medium-sized and given it the Powerful Build trait from the goliath et al. — NPC Geodude Chatmod.png (talk | contribs | email)‎‎ . . 23:12, 17 February 2019 (MST)
Oh jolly good sir! I can support that. I will take another look just to be sure nothing else changed that would alter that support. ~ BigShotFancyMan (talk) 12:43, 20 February 2019 (MST)

Oppose - While I do enjoy the Earth Giant race and await the day when I can play one myself, I agree with BSFM's points. In addition, there are several things about the page that don't line up with my expectation for a FA so I'll have to oppose its nomination. —ConcealedLightChatmod.png (talk) 10:31, 28 January 2019 (MST)

I think large races would be fun for a one shot so I too look forward to letting loose sometime for that experience. ~ BigShotFancyMan (talk) 12:09, 28 January 2019 (MST)

Oppose - I gotta agree as well. It's a super cool article, definitely one of my favorites in fact. However, it doesn't really fit within the context of the featured article criteria nor the world of Dungeons and Dragons. Still a well-written page though! :) EpicBoss99 (talk) 11:01, 28 January 2019 (MST)

Oppose - The physical description is too short and lackluster. Furthermore, 'monstrous figure' does not clearly outline what penalties you incur from 'it being hard to wear armor'. "When you are not wearing armor" implies that it is possible to wear armor. ConcealedWife (talk) 10:38, 1 February 2019 (MST)

I changed the fluff text for this so that it makes a tad more sense. — NPC Geodude Chatmod.png (talk | contribs | email)‎‎ . . 23:12, 17 February 2019 (MST)
I noticed you changed the size category to be Medium, but did not remove the template for "large variant rule". I am more pleased with the racial traits, though my point regarding the physical description remains. ConcealedWife (talk) 07:24, 18 February 2019 (MST)
I have not changed my mind. The point that ADragon raised about this race being portrayed very 'scholarly' but none of this supposed intellect is reflected in their ASIs or racial traits is another thing to add to my list of dislikes. -- ᴄᴏɴᴄᴇᴀʟᴇᴅᴡɪғᴇ (Contributions) (Squa) 02:45, 28 March 2019 (MDT)

Support - Looks pretty good at this point. Still has a few problems, Hard to Kill seems pretty strong, but has an interesting downside. My only big problem is that with its flavour as being a scholarly race, it doesn't get any mental ASIs, which seems odd. --ADragon (talk) 22:39, 27 March 2019 (MDT)

Support - I couldn't care less what the original creators of the game say about Large races; I have an older version of this page saved and a character sheet created based ON it. The page is well written, makes for an interesting character, but not one that is forcibly made "the main character (tm)". Furthermore, with the Large size, in ANY world typical of DnD, people would often be terrified of this race on sight, making RP tough with any GM I can think of. My plan was for the character to pose as a tamed mount and simply attempt to not scare people in towns. Overall, I love the concept, and I can't objectively say it's bad either. A lot of love went into the project, clearly. --Max7238 (talk) 23:21, 27 March 2019 (MDT)

I'm a little confused about the contents of your support. It seems that you are talking solely about a character you have created, praising that you have written it well and that it is an interesting character. Furthermore, your initial argument regarding a Large version of this race is obsolete as the race is nominated for a fA as a Medium size race. -- ᴄᴏɴᴄᴇᴀʟᴇᴅᴡɪғᴇ (Contributions) (Squa) 02:45, 28 March 2019 (MDT)
Even without the Large size, which I would argue adds to it, rather than the opposite, it's just a great race because of the combination of features and context provided. I edited my earlier statement for clarity as well. --Max7238 (talk) 02:55, 28 March 2019 (MDT)
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