Secane wrote:Catfolk are very uncommon in Tian-xia. The cat people there are likely more akin to much more humanoid with a few cat features (ears, tail and that's about it) if there are any at all, and they're more tied in to the spirit world a la kami or kitsune. In short, they'd be an entirely different race.
Thank you for your answers. They have been is really helpful.
I discussed with the catfolk player and we agree to go with catfolks being more common, around level of gnomes. Unusual, but not unheard of.
It would make it easier for her to equip her character, without spending most of her gp on a hat of disguise.
Just 1 more quick question; How common are catfolks in Tian Xia? That was where we assumed they were from originally. (Mainly due to the large number of animal-humanoids races from that region.)
Thanks for this info! It really helped a lot!
So in terms of appearance, the Catfolk of Tian-xia would look a lot more like the cat girls/guys portrayed in anime or manga?
I had a chat with my player and once she realizes she can play a cat girl looking catfolk, she went straight for it. It really does fit her character concept better, especially now that she does not need to actively hid her appearance.
From a roleplay perspective, I find the ideal of human looking animal races really fits with the theme of animals that can change into humans found in many chinese legends and myths. Like the story of Madame White Snake.