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For questions about changelings as a playable race in role-playing games such as Dungeons & Dragons. (If asking about the World of Darkness/Chronicles of Darkness games, see [changeling-the-dreaming], [changeling-the-lost], or [changeling-the-lost-2e] as appropriate.)

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How overpowered is this Dhampir / Changeling?

I am going to be running a game for a new player, and they want to play a Dhampir Changeling. I don’t want to use the Dhampir as written, because removing the Changeling's shapechanger feature feels ...
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Why don't non-Changelings die when killed in the Dreaming, but get kicked out into the Umbra instead?

Inspired by this post: What happens when a Changeling dies in the Dreaming? So, yes, Changelings killed in the Dreaming (as opposed to just by chimerical damage in the mortal world) are killed for ...
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Can a changeling change into a form with wings?

The shapechanger ability description for changelings in Eberron says that you must adopt a form with the same basic arrangements of limbs. Would this definition extend to wings and tails and the like ...
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How do a changeling's experiences affect the set of forms they can take?

In Dungeons and Dragons 5th Edition, the changeling's Shapechanger feature, as found in Eberron: Rising from the Last War, is described, in part, as follows: [...] [Y]ou can change your appearance ...
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What are the height (and weight) size ranges for each size category of creature?

Changelings have the ability to change their height and weight, but not so much they change a size category: [...] You can also adjust your height and weight, but not so much that your size changes. [...
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Does a changeling gain the abilities of the race it shapeshifts into?

If a changeling in D&D 5e shapechanges into a merfolk, would it get the abilities of the race, for example, the ability to breathe underwater? I have been wondering about this for ages, and haven'...
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Does Racial Emulation grant you the traits of the emulated subtype?

I have a changeling character with the Racial Emulation (Races of Eberron 110) feat, whose benefit says: When you use your minor change shape ability to assume the form of a humanoid creature, you ...
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Can a Changeling or Doppelgänger shapechange into a hybrid lycanthrope form?

If a doppelgänger or changeling meet a werewolf in their hybrid form, could the doppelgänger/changeling then mimic that form? Technically, a werewolf is a humanoid. But Shapechanger is an ability.
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Is this modified version of the changeling's "Shapechanger" trait fair?

For context: In a new campaign, the DM accepted my request to play a changeling, but wants to limit its "Shapechanger" trait (E:RftLW, p. 18). His idea was to allow only one change a day, ...
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What bonus would be balanced against restricting a changeling's Shapechanger trait to only work once per day during a long rest?

I am playing as a changeling in a new campaign where every officially published races are accepted. We told the DM the races and classes we wanted to play in advance and he was OK with it. However, ...
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Can clothes be enchanted to change their form?

My question is simple: Can an item (clothes, rings, anything really) be enchanted to change the form of the clothes a person is wearing into other clothes of their decision? I'm new to D&D and ...
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Can a changeling increase their Charisma by +3 at character creation?

In Eberron: Rising from the Last War, the changeling race says the following (p. 18): Ability Score Improvement. Your Charisma score increases by 2. In addition, one ability score of your choice ...
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Can a Changeling with the Actor feat have permanent advantage on Performance and Deception checks?

The changeling's Shapechanger trait says (E:RftLW, p. 18; WGtE, p. 61): As an action, you can change your appearance and your voice. You determine the specifics of the changes, including your ...
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How can I pull off being two separate characters at the beginning of a campaign?

I will be playing a Changeling in an upcoming campaign (homebrew setting). I'm interested in hiding not only my race, but also having one or more "retainers" -- alternate identities/personas ...
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Are there ways Changelings can overcome their shape-shifting limitations?

While the Changeling's shapeshifting ability does provide the player with quite a variety of creatures (both pc and npc) to choose from, the rules do limit it to medium human-like (as humanoid is a ...
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How do the physical traits granted by the draconic sorcerer bloodline interact with a changeling's shapechanger trait?

Sorcerers with the draconic bloodline develop a thin sheen of dragon-like scales and can eventually manifest wings. How does this interact with the changeling's ability to alter their shape? For ...
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How do a changeling's Change Appearance and a druid's Wild Shape interact?

A changeling's Change Appearance states: You also can't appear as a creature of a different size than you, and your basic shape stays the same; if you’re bipedal, you can’t use this trait to become ...
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How much can changelings alter the length of specific body parts?

Like with disguise self, changelings can alter their total height by 1 foot. So they could make both their legs 1 foot shorter, and that would work. In theory, they could even turn both their legs ...
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How well can a Changeling copy voices?

A Changeling's shapechanger feature allows them to change their voice as an action. But unlike Kenku, the actor feat, and Rogue(Assassin)'s impostor feature, "mimicry" isn't mentioned. Are ...
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Can a changeling transform into races with a tail/horns?

I have read that a changeling can transform into any creature they have seen, unless it's larger/smaller then their size and they can't change into something that has a different body shape than them. ...
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When a Changeling is granted an acquired template in one form, what forms does it apply to?

For an adventure I'm working on, I have a Changeling NPC character who's currently in a shape which would normally have the Earth subtype and is using Racial Emulation to gain that subtype. He's ...
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Can I play as a Changeling?

I will be playing my first D&D-campaign soon and I want to play as a changeling. Is this possible?
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What is the lifespan of the Changeling race from UA: Eberron?

I'm going to be playing a changeling (from UA: Eberron) soon, and my DM is excited to have this unique race as a PC, but I was wondering if there was some form of RAW on this sort of thing. The ...
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What does body type mean in the disguise self spell description?

I have a player who wants to play a changeling and he states that as the changeling has an ability to disguise self as the spell he could look like a kobold. I told him as the spell changed minor ...
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Would minor shape shift allow a Changeling to mimic a Thri-Kreen?

Would Minor shape shift allow a Changeling to mimic a Thri-Kreen? If so, would they then be able to take the Multi series of feats as opposed to the Two-weapon series of feats, or would they lack ...
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Does minor shape shift qualify for warshaper?

Does minor change shape, as in the changeling ability or the shaper psion ACF, qualify a character for the warshaper prestige class?
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Does the Changeling's Shapechanger trait (from UA: Eberron) change your physical stats and abilities?

The Changeling race from Unearthed Arcana: Eberron has the Shapechanger trait, which lets it innately shapeshift: As an action, you can polymorph into any humanoid of your size that you have seen, ...
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What are the upsides of Changeling Wizard's Dual Specialization ACF?

I'm looking at building a Changeling Wizard for a new campaign. While I'm likely to still take at least the first level of the racial substitution for the delicious skills, I'm less sold on the Dual ...
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If A Changeling becomes a Succubus, can she fly?

If a Changeling becomes a Succubus, can she fly? More broadly, does a Changeling gain the racial abilities of any race he or she is mimicking?
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