I'm deciding if i even want these two races to even be in my D&D next campaign setting. I wouldn't mind including them somehow, I just don't want either to have been a past empire (as they were in 4e), and I think the idea of them both being their own race is kind of dull. (a race of dragon people...neat *sarcasim. People who sold their souls to the devil and now their children and their children's children are half devils, whoopie.
Spice up these two races, make them interesting again. Give me a few reasons why I should even account for them being in my setting. The only thing i have to go on is that one of my friends made a Dragonborn Warlord that we both liked, hell I even concidered him the main character of that campaign. Tieflings...really don't interest me. They seem like a FR thing that I'd rather just keep in FR, away from my setting. Same goes for Warforged, they can stay in Ebberon.
I've already excluded Gnomes from my setting. They don't exist at all, and I actually don't mind using that as the excuse as to why there are no Dragonborn or Tieflings. Unless you fellow players and DMs can convince me otherwise, or my friends give me reason enough to include them, then I just won't.
Bad part of this is unless a PC even wants to play either of the two races, they won't have anything to do with the main campaign. I'm just looking for ideas to fill out the national boarders of my campagin setting's world map.
What say you?