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Yuan-Ti (Lizard Monster) by Conceptopolis Yuan-Ti (Lizard Monster) by Conceptopolis
Yuan-Ti (Lizard Monster) concept art for The Forgotten Realms (Dungeons & Dragons).
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shikomekidomi Featured By Owner May 31, 2018  Hobbyist
Hm... So you know Cobras aren't lizards, right?
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Kaptain-Kefiah Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
one question: D&D 5e still includes Yuan-Ti breeds right?
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shikomekidomi Featured By Owner May 31, 2018  Hobbyist
It does, yes.
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Kaptain-Kefiah Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks, also awesome that Purebloods are fully playable!
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shikomekidomi Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2018  Hobbyist
Yes.  Volo's Guide to Monsters has lots of fun Yuan-ti stuff, including details on their culture, like their habit of eating and supplanting their own gods.
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Kaptain-Kefiah Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Yeah, i was kinda disappointed that they didn't include much fluff to play good or non-evil ones, i hope we can see more of them in the future.
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shikomekidomi Featured By Owner Edited Jul 12, 2018  Hobbyist
Well, they did give a pretty good foundation by explicitly saying some retain their human emotions, some become interested in human civilization, and some go rogue because they don't have to be the bottom rung of the social ladder out in the world.  You could easily combine two or three of those features to make a non-evil adventuring Pureblood.
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Kaptain-Kefiah Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
That's for sure, but personally i think that 'token good ones' ala Drizzt do not work, they feel like a cheap pacifier to the 'always evil' trope(and kinda reek of 'the good darky' narrative), i would rather have some Yuan-Ti communities that are not evil, either because they reject the rationality cult and rigid caste system of the others or because they take a less fanatical, more critical approach.
When they made Gnolls playable for 4E, WotC did a brilliant job at devising examples for non-evil gnoll communities(before 5E ran screaming in the opposite direction), i hoped that 5E would come up with similar materials regarding iconic monster races.
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shikomekidomi Featured By Owner Edited Jul 13, 2018  Hobbyist
Eh, I like to think of them as the equivalent of psychopaths born to usually good races (something I also enjoy throwing at players), an indicator that mortal races, unlike fiends, never completely fit in a box but their societies can trend certain directions.

Although, admittedly, the depth of my Yuan-ti's character's rebellion from society was to start out evil and slowly work up to neutral over the course of the adventure.  Good didn't really enter into the cards.
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Letdragon Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2014
Okay, these guys are snakes, not lizards. XD
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Hiona-S16 Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Neat design!!
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WhIppIng-b0y Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2014  Hobbyist
That's too cute!
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Ragnarok6664 Featured By Owner May 25, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Reptilian humanoids are always fascinating :)
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scrivenerofdoom Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2013
I love this one.
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pinkiepiegasm Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Hubba Hubba <3 Such a lovely job
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seburo1977 Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2013
It's snake-people, not lizard. And it looks cool! :D
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Conceptopolis Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2013
This was categorized as "lizard" like the others, because there were 2 other stages to the Yuan-Ti. One like this, a bipedal "hybrid" and one that looked almost human, with some snake-like, or lizard like features. Sorry for any confusion.
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ChaoticVirtuoso Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2013
Troll somewhere else, EldricIV. You realize this is fantasy, right?
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ChaoticVirtuoso Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2013
Troll somewhere else, EldricIV. You realize this is fantasy, right?
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EldricIV Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2013
Between the Yuan-ti (snake), Kuo-Toa (fish), and Sahuagin (also fish), someone has a pretty broad (and incorrect) definition of lizard.
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Umbraserpent Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2013
Cool
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