Just like the "house rule" I as a player proposed that Tieflings don't have big frakking tails as thick as a leg, which make no anatomical sense to me. (Not that I'm an anatomist, but they imply some sort of reptilian hip and tail structure to make them work.) As portrayed, a Tiefling could never lie on his back, and the tiefling pressed against the wall on one page of the PHB must be very uncomfortable. If the tails are non-functional, any sane Tiefling would amputate them; if they are functional, then Tieflings should get a bonus to Acrobatics and a special "rear strike" attack.
Originally Posted by Aidan
Granted, fantasy art has seldom if ever portrayed accurate non-human anatomy -- look at any winged humanoid and consider avian musculature. In fact, realistic human anatomy, especially female anatomy, often goes by the wayside. But dragon boobs and tiefling tails are particularly bad, considering they're for Player Characters.
"On two occasions I have been asked [by members of Parliament], 'Pray, Mr. Babbage, if you put into the machine wrong figures, will the right answers come out?' I am not able rightly to apprehend the kind of confusion of ideas that could provoke such a question."
- Charles Babbage (1791 - 1871)