I've recently started playing a play by post campaign as a player. It has occurred to me that Dragonborn Paladins are popular characters and so are a Tiefling Warlocks.What kind of challenges would I face with playing one of those race/class combo. I normally play half elf or human but would be open to try one of those . Pros and cons please. I used to play 3.5e all the time so 5th is new to me kinda
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The only "problems" with these races are that they are considered "uncommon". All this means is that you are easily identified in a crowd, due to being a 6-foot tall lizard man, or a demonic creature. For the most part, the only disadvantage you might come across is that people might be wary of you in an interaction.
As for advantages, the Dragonborn has a breath weapon, which varies depending on your ancestry, and the Tiefling has access to a range of spells as the character levels up, such as Thaumaturgy and Hellish Rebuke. In addition, Tieflings get fire resistance as a racial trait and fire damage is one of the most common elemental damages.
You can discover more by reading the PHB; all of this is covered in the book, as well as all other playable races.