dnd 5e – Is there an alternative word to be used in place of Humanoid?


I’ve only ever seen this word used in science fiction, so it may not have the flavor you want, but it describes any being with the capacity for thought and reason at least as good as a human’s. That’s just a standard for comparison though, it isn’t based on humans as humanoid or sapient are.

This gets around terms based on characteristics like body plan, as it refers only to intellectual capability.