AviK80
 member, 1 post
Wed 9 Jan 2019
at 23:15
What is a better name for the Dragonborn race?
Pardon if this topic is a beaten dead horse but I'm slowly getting back to D&D and seeing that unintended Skyrim reference never fails to jar me out of immersion.

Considered 'Dragonkin' before finding out it's a World of Warcraft term.

Dragonian seems reasonable and I don't mind the Dragonlance nostalgia but it's a bit too generic.
Visceri22
 member, 465 posts
Wed 9 Jan 2019
at 23:18
What is a better name for the Dragonborn race?
I'm partial to Scalebound myself.
Studynot
 member, 130 posts
Wed 9 Jan 2019
at 23:19
What is a better name for the Dragonborn race?
Not having played Skyrim myself, I don't have those issues, but what about... Drakeborn or Drakelings?
Hendell
 member, 154 posts
Wed 9 Jan 2019
at 23:22
What is a better name for the Dragonborn race?
Setting aside the question of which came first Skyrim or Dragonborn there are several options.

Draconian is always good, Dragonkin, Dragonkith, Dragonwrought (generally kobold only), good old Half Dragon (actual fraction fraction not important)

Anything with Drake replacement works but is problematic if you want the link to still be to dragons not drakes as D&D differentiates the two.
AviK80
 member, 2 posts
Wed 9 Jan 2019
at 23:24
Re: What is a better name for the Dragonborn race?
Visceri22:
I'm partial to Scalebound myself.

Scalebound was a canceled Xbone game
tmagann
 member, 562 posts
Wed 9 Jan 2019
at 23:34
Re: What is a better name for the Dragonborn race?
Dragonlings?
Dragonmen?
Lizardmen taking on airs?

I'd go for Dragonmen, myself, if I was looking for a new name. It works for Lizardmen, after all.
Visceri22
 member, 466 posts
Wed 9 Jan 2019
at 23:35
Re: What is a better name for the Dragonborn race?
In reply to AviK80 (msg # 5):

Indeed it was, and I'm shamelessly acquisitioning the name for my own use.
AviK80
 member, 3 posts
Wed 9 Jan 2019
at 23:40
Re: What is a better name for the Dragonborn race?
I'm liking Draconian spelled with a C in the middle. Generic but at the same time evokes the feeling of a brutal militant culture like Sparta.
Xiane
 member, 352 posts
Thu 10 Jan 2019
at 02:18
Re: What is a better name for the Dragonborn race?
AviK80:
I'm liking Draconian spelled with a C in the middle. Generic but at the same time evokes the feeling of a brutal militant culture like Sparta.



Draconians however are a specific D&D race belonging to Krynn. (Bozak, Baaz, Aurak, Kopak)

Probably better to use the 3.x designation of Half-Dragons. I mean everyone and their dog wanted to be half dragon at one point so I guess that's why Wizards eventually made the Dragonborn race so you didn't deal with a +4 LA.
Bigbywolfe
 member, 7 posts
Thu 10 Jan 2019
at 03:43
Re: What is a better name for the Dragonborn race?
A Half-Dragon is already a separate thing in 5E. They are in the Monster Manual and there is even a template for making Half-Dragons of different races and reference to someone being able to become a Half-Dragon through certain means, so it probably isn't a good fit for replacing Dragonborn.