[RPG] the difference between Dragonborn with tails and those with stumps


For a Dragonborn, what is the difference between a tail and a stump? I’m in a new campaign and my DM asked me if I had a tail, then proceeded to ask if I knew the difference with a smile on her face. What is the difference?

Best Answer

Sounds like she's taking a page from Matt Mercer's Tal'Dorei campaign setting, where dragonborn with stumps for tails are second-class citizens treated as just a hair better than slaves and looked down on by the dragonborn with tails.

According to the Basic Rules/PHB, dragonborn in general don't have tails at all:

Dragonborn look very much like dragons standing erect in humanoid form, though they lack wings or a tail.