Does making a Feral Tiefling in AL require SCAG to be your "+1" book?

My gut is leaning towards yes since those are variants on a PHB race, yes, but the variants themselves are only in that one book.


Yes, sadly it does count for the +1 rule.

You can't use Xanathar's subclasses without choosing Xanathar's Guide as your "+1" book, even though the base class is in the PHB. It should be the same with races, too.

And, according to the quote from NautArch's answer to the linked question:

The variant or optional rules are available when creating your character:


  • Half-Elf and Tiefling Variants (SCAG/ToF)
  • Option: Human Languages (SCAG) [This option isn't subject to PHB+1]

Seeing as it was not specified to deny the rule, it stands to reason the rule still applies.

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