Talk:Xenomorph (5e Race)
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I understand that this was once a race before, but was taken down due to a few issues. I hope that this version meets all criteria. If there is anything I can do to improve upon this race please let me know. And I politely request that if you do change anything let me know, by detailing a summary of what you changed and your reasons why below.
- Missing several SRD references and a few capitalization issues. Creature sizes for example. You should probs also take the dragonborn color table and paste it below the subrace as well as make it so humans can't get a +3 to Constitution. Also, comparatively the subraces vary too much in power going from Gnome down to the human. You should probs iron this out but making some more original traits or if you're going to cherry pick the traits, nerf/buff them or pick some more mid-range traits for the high power races like the gnome and higher power ones for the human. If you need inspiration you can always check the racial feats in xanathars as they have some neat race-specific effects. —ConcealedLight (talk) 07:12, 18 June 2018 (MDT)
I disagree with a trait being necessary for the mimicry like the kenku. Kenku doing it are trying to deceive others where as xenomorph is just speaking. I think it is semantics honestly whether they are speaking or mimicking. Either way, would it be fair to remove that issue since it isn't a similar situation? BigShotFancyMan (talk) 09:39, 20 June 2018 (MDT)
- You are correct that a mimicry trait isn't necessary, though I believe the issues is you can't say anything without just copying what others say.--Blobby383b (talk) 10:03, 20 June 2018 (MDT)
- Right, there's a definite flaw in the design or a miscommunication. I think of Bumblebee from Transformers when thinking about this race. Well, sort of, originally I thought about the alien from Independence Day wrapping a tail around the humans' throats and using them to speak. BigShotFancyMan (talk) 10:24, 20 June 2018 (MDT)
- Hey there,
- The reason I did not give the Xenomorph the ability to speak common is that they have not shown to have that capability thorughout the films. I added the "mimicry" feature becasue in the original draft of the "Alien" screen play, the Alien kills Ripley and makes a journal entry mimicking her voice. Which to me, means that they can understand languages, but have trouble actually speaking. So I added that they can choose to mimic a person's voice/noises they make as a form of communication, as to keep with the original source material. However, if you do believe I should change it I am happy to hear your suggestions for what would work better.
- Cheers, --Good Ol' Critty McFail (talk) 19:59, 20 June 2018 (MDT)
- I would say that the languages bit could just be reworded so it is clearer, for example so "You can also read, speak, and understand Common and one other language of your choice. But, you can not write in these languages and to speak in any other language other than "Xenomorph", you must mimic the voice of another creature, using a grotesque imitation of the copied creature's own voice." Besides that, everything else looks great.--Blobby383b (talk) 13:01, 21 June 2018 (MDT)
- Hey Guys
- I would like to thank you all for your input, your ideas and your helpful edits. I appreciate all the work that has gone into making this race balanced and making my ideas make sense to everyone else. May all your races be balanced and all your classes be amazing and original.
- Cheers, --Good Ol' Critty McFail (talk) 18:51, 21 June 2018 (MDT)
Capitalization and Italicizing
I have read through the "When to Italicize and Capitalize" page many times and I can not find the places in which I have forgotten or missed doing either one of these. If it is such a massive problem, I politely request that you please capitalize and italicize the words yourself because I can sincerely not find which ever specific words that are not properly capitalized or italicized.