I am wondering if, since the release of “The Rise of the Veiled Alliance,” has anyone introduced, played, or had a player play a tortle character? If so, how did it go?
Were there any issues with the mechanics of the race? Did you have a backstory as to where tortles appeared from, or have they always existed in your campaign world and are now just a playable character race?
For those unfamiliar, tortles are a race of intelligent tortoise-like humanoids with large shells on their backs. They first appeared in the Creature Catalog and AD&D Mystara campaign setting (1986), but not as a playable character race. In Dragon Magazine #315, 3.5ed stats for tortles appeared, but again, not as a playable character race.
Most recently, tortles reappeared for D&D 5th edition as part of a special charity package tie-in module released to coincide with the release of Tomb of Annihilation through the DM’s Guild website.
The connection to Dark Sun in through the release of the “Rise of the Veiled Alliance” actual play videos, produced by LFM Network, in which one of the main characters plays a tortle named Kronqual.