When it was time to create a new character, I went to my miniatures collection and found a minotaur.
Unfortunately, in Dungeons & Dragons’ 5th edition books there is no official options to make a minotaur.
So far, only several races have been officially detailed by the D&D team.
(Editor’s Note: D&D did release an “Unearthed Arcana”featuring a minotaur playable race. As explained on their site, they’re untested draft rules.)
Well, thank goodness for Kobold Press.
Those fine folks not only wrote the two adventures in D&D’s Tyranny of Dragons storyline (Hoard of the Dragon Queen and Rise of Tiamat), but they’ve also created a few supplements that are 5e compatible.
I took inspiration from my minotaur paladin as well as the Dungeons & Dragons cartoon from 1983.
I also used Kobold Press’ Southlands Heroes for 5th Edition. In the supplement, you’ll find character creation rules for six races not found anywhere in Wizards of the Coast’s D&D books.
The races presented in Southlands Heroes include Aasimar, gnolls, lizardfolk, minotaurs, werelions and Tosculi, a sort of bug person. They’re all races from Kobold’s Southlands campaign setting.
The supplement also features seven new character backgrounds complete with tables for personality traits, ideals, bonds and flaws.