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How do I roleplay this Tribal / Segregated Community Character?

I'm currently playing an Aarakocra Barbarian (Ancestral Spirit Guardian) that is the prophesied leader who will unite the scattered people. Standard Chosen One stuff. The Aarakocra tribes are not ...
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Are Aarakocra and Kenku related?

As far as I can read, the oldest lore on Kenku states that they are avian humanoids who lost their wings and speech when they defied their god. However, I can't help draw striking, yet vague links ...
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What would the Aarakocra language sound like?

I've been looking for this for a while, and I've only been able to find what the script would look like, and not what it would actually sound like. I know it's not directly necessary, but I would like ...
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Can a former Aarakocra turned lineage fly while wearing armor?

The ancestral legacy trait states: If you replace a race with this lineage, you can keep the following elements of that race: any skill proficiencies you gained from it and any climbing, flying, or ...
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Does UA Step of the wind: wings unfurled stack with Aarakocra?

The aarakocra gains a base 50 flight. Step of the wind: wings unfurled states When you use your Step of the Wind, you can unfurl spectral draconic wings, gaining a flying speed equal to your walking ...
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What is the best way that I can provide a challenge to a PC that can fly? [closed]

So I am a new DM and I am running a campaign in Curse of Strahd. I have a PC that is doing a long range build and has picked the Aarakocra race and I want to build encounters that will threaten him as ...
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Is there any mechanical support for aarakocra flying continuously for days?

The description of the aarakocra includes a section called Sky Wardens containing interesting sentences such as: They can spend hours in the air, and some go as long as days, locking their wings in ...
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Can an aarakocra grapple using their feet?

Can an aarakocra player character grapple using their feet? I've gotten into debates on this subject. Some (including myself) say that it should be possible to do. However, most - if not all - of the ...
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How do Aarakocra fly with a backpack?

Imagine there is an Aarakocra PC who has an Adventurer’s Pack for starter equipment. It includes a backpack to store all the character’s stuff. Also Aarakocra have a fly speed. How should such ...
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Do aarakocra have arms as well as wings?

Earlier versions of D&D had illustrations in which aarakocra did not have both arms and wings. Instead, their hands were akin to those of bats, with fingers part way along their wings. Yet in 5e, ...
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Can I play a flightless Aarakocra?

I wanted to know if there was a way to play a flightless Aarakocra in D&D 5e (maybe one without wings because of a curse, but not a Kenku). I don't want to play Kenku because they can't really ...
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Is there a precedent for wounds that can't be healed?

I am currently a DM who has a player wanting to play as an Aarakocra. I don't want this Aarakokra to be able to fly right from the start and I had come up with a way to have her wings be damaged in a ...
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Can an Aarakocra use a shield while flying?

Another PC in a new campaign is an Aarakocra druid, with a (wooden) shield and a free hand for spellcasting (or throwing javelins). At first, the DM and some PCs (myself included) thought the wings ...
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Which of these sources for Aarakocra lifespan is correct?

I've been trying to find out how long aarakocra live for because I'm creating an Aarakocra character. However, I've found conflicting information across different sites. D&D Beyond and the ...
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What is the limit on how high you can fly up? [closed]

I was playing an Aarakocra in a non-Adventurers-League-game. I noticed that there is no height limitation on flight in 5e, so I could hypothetically fly out of the range of virtually everything and ...
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Can 5 Aarakocra PCs summon an Air Elemental?

According to the Elemental Evil Player's Companion, a player can be an Aarakocra. According to the Monster Manual (p. 12), five Aarakocra can perform a ritual and summon an air elemental: Summoning ...
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What is the script for the Aarakocra language?

I have been unable to find this anywhere and was curious about it. I've found the relationship between all other languages and which script, if any, they have. The Aarakocra language seems to have a ...
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Would the benefits of an aarakocra ranger's Natural Explorer feature apply when they are flying over their favoured terrain?

In a group I currently run, there is an Aarakocra ranger that likes to fly a lot. It's been fun overcoming some of the challenges this can bring to the table, but I have something coming up that I'm ...
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Unarmed strikes with Monk/Aarakocra [duplicate]

I am playing a Level 5 Monk/Aarakocra with the monk I get 1d6 + 5 (20 dex) but with Aarakocra’s talons I get 1d4 + 5. Does it become 1d6 + 1d4 + 5?
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Would an Aarakocra be able to play a flute? [closed]

I am playing an Aarakocra bard character that looks like a crow/raven in a D&D campaign. What kind of instruments would he be proficient in and play? Would an Aarakocra be able to play a flute, ...
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Can an Aarakocra look like any bird?

Recently a player asked me if it would be possible to make a PC that had the head of an owl, or was otherwise an anthropomorphic owl. Immediately my mind went to the Aarakocra, even though they are ...
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Do my Aarakocra's Talons really have a 150ft reach?

So, I just made an Aarakocra character in D&D Beyond, and the Unarmed Strike has a reach of 5 ft, but the Talons racial trait attack has a reach of 150 ft for some reason. Is this correct, or is ...
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How can I play an Aarakocra in 3.5e?

So we're 5 or 6 meets into my first d&d campaign (3.5e), and I'm really enjoying playing my 5th level elven druid. However, the chance that they die at the next meet is pretty high*. I'm not too ...
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How much room does an Aarakocra need to fly/take-off?

How much room does an Aarakocra need to fly/take-off? I've tried to list the factors I could think of below: Inability to hover if speed reaches zero Wingspan of 20ft Medium sized creature. ...
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Do aarakocra have rules about gliding?

Are there established rules about gliding? How far can I glide? What is my Speed while gliding? How much altitude do I lose per second while gliding?
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How can I, as a DM, keep an Aarakocra player in check?

Aarakocra in 5e have a flying speed of 50 feet. But there doesn't seem to have a whole lot of other specifications on flight. How can I give characters challenges when many of them are avoided ...
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Aarakocra dive attack damage? [closed]

If you look at the Aarakocra's dive attack it deals +1d6 damage for every 30 ft. in the air. If every 10 ft. does 1d6 fall damage to something that is falling, shouldn't a character be able to use ...
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Is playing an Aarakocra player character currently legal in Adventurers League, as of September 2017?

I'd like to know if playing an Aarakocra character is currently legal in the D&D 5e Adventurers League. The Aarakocra race has been in D&D for a while, but is described in detail in 5e in the ...
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Does a Monk's Unarmored Movement Affect Aarakocra flying speed?

I have a player who is planning a monk aarakocra, and he asked me this: Unarmored Movement just says "speed". Does that mean all speed for each movement type, or just ground speed?
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How much weight can an Aarakocra carry when flying?

(related to Prison break with an Aarakocra) The title pretty much says it all. Are the rules for flying creatures the same as for anyone else, using the Strength * 15 = weight in pounds formula ? ...
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Prison break with an Aarakocra

I am going to play the Out of the Abyss scenario with my players, and I allowed them to choose among all available races (fun is my primary objective). One of the players chose to play an Aarakocra, ...
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