September 01, 2021 10 min read
Author: Rhenn Anthony Taguiam
Did curiosity kill the cat? Not the Tabaxi. In Dungeons & Dragons 5e, adventurers who see Tabaxi will always find them searching for magic items, relics, and ancient artifacts. However, unbeknownst to them, the Tabaxi look for rare items not for the “thrill,” but rather in uncovering the many secrets and stories that surround these ancient treasures. As a reclusive society, Tabaxi share certain feline characteristics with cats - be it curiosity, stubbornness, or a sense of regality. Players who want to make adventurers who are also treasure hunters might find a Tabaxi spot on with their needs.
This quick guide will show players how to make an interesting Tabaxi for their D&D 5estory. And interestingly enough, Tabaxi may just transform a relatively “ordinary” adventuring team into one that’s out for a grand expedition.
The Tabaxi’s innate traits make them some of the most agile and nimble Ancestries out there. For Players, this means being able to make a character more than capable of fulfilling roles that correspond to speed, accuracy, and perhaps even a bit of stealth. Likewise, their foreign and exotic nature allows Players to make quite the flexible and unique Tabaxi, with Traits that are paired with backgrounds that aren’t common in the game’s main world.
Thanks to the Tabaxi’s innate mobility and dexterous nature, they work best with Classes that take full advantage of their speed and accuracy. Moreover, Players and DMs can take advantage of the foreign nature of the Tabaxi to introduce Class ideas that are inherently unique to them and their culture in the game world.
Ideally, Tabaxi may want to focus on their Dexterity to build excellent Monks, Rogues, and even Rangers. They may also use their innate Charisma to make great Sorcerers and Warlocks.
It’s very likely for Tabaxi in most games to take a page off the stereotypical feline and attach an innate curiosity in their culture. As such, Tabaxi can do well with adventures and backgrounds that encourage them to explore the world around them and hone their craft in new environments. Tabaxi may enjoy touring and exploring their environment, as their thousand trip to the same street or part of town may still yield surprises.