Monday, January 25, 2021

Unseelie Fae Race, for Old School D&D

Dad, where do new character races come from?

Well, sometimes a gamemaster gets a text from a goth girl who is also a game master...


character race (part fae / part tiefling)

Fly: 30’/round (half of human ground speed)

Infravision: 60 feet

+1 Dex

+1 Cha

Pick size: 6 inches, Halfling size, Normal

Pick one (pointy ears are free): Horns, antennae, hoofs, double-length fingers with extra joint, thorns all over body, devil tail, active webs all over body or just in hair, fires burning in pupils

-2 Con

-1 Str

Roll hit points twice and pick the lowest at every level

Double damage from iron weapons (most weapons are steel, iron weapons are primitve) d4 damage from just touching iron

Ordinary people will not talk to you—peasants, most commoners, etc are terrified of faeries

Spells /bonus spells (Pick two)

(use each once per day--twice per day or pick a third at 5th level, three times or pick a fourth at 10th, at-will or pick a 5th at 15th level)


Detect Magic 


Shrink (opposite of Enlarge)


Unseelie Fae owe allegiance to Queen Nyctalis of Broceliande. She may call upon them for a service.


Atarcante said...

Noice ! Solid custom job.

uripadeez said...

Is that faerie module up for sale?

Penny Dreadful said...

What a bro.
Also, I like the notion that only those branded "unseelie" would sully their hands with "adventuring."
My own Seelie Courts would be way too uptight.

Zak Sabbath said...


Yes, of course:

It's Cube World #29 which is, as of this writing, at the top of this page:

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Zak Sabbath said...

@Penny Dreadful

I kind of assume that elves are a hybrid race euguenically created by fae to do most of the adventuring. But if a girl wants to be a faerie why would you stop her?

Jeff Rients said...

I think the Pick One list is missing devil tail as an option.

Zak Sabbath said...

@Jeff Rients

Excellent point.


Erez Amir said...

I like the use of the word Unseelie
I have to say having a tiny PC always proved to be difficult, or confusing, or lacking. I think they felt out of place or something I dont know I thought Size Doesnt Matter, which, we've all heard before. and size did matter, not mechanically, just narratively it either wasn't really noticed if I didn't bring it up in the best case or felt like a familiar.

I really need to think of a way to make tiny PCs cool...

Erez Amir said...

By The Way I want to add this race is really cool and I will use it when time to pick races is upon the group again.
It's also kind of like if Elves were actually full-on fey and not weirdly similar to humans.

Zak Sabbath said...

@Erez Amir

I feel like the tiny PC -wants- to be out of place, though, so it usually works out?

One of the things about tiny PCs and flying PCs is that -so- many of the base-level assumptions of what constitutes a dungeon "obstacle" is subverted by them.

One time when I was having a meeting at White Wolf one of the designers there who'd also worked on D&D was like "Yeah as soon as a PC can fly it's a whole different game"--and I'd agree.

A lot of things change--on the other hand, as long as the GM is making their adventures for the group they have rather than just going by the book, the game will kind of warp itself around to work.

Zak Sabbath said...

@erez amir

And thanks!