I've been a huge Dungeons & Dragons nerd for years, and I thought it would be fun to discuss it with some like-minded dungeon-delvers.
So what is you favorite race, class, alignment, setting, monster, Edition, deity, fiend, etc? What was you favorite D&D encounter? Tell us a little about your character(s) and their development. Have you invented any original settings, spells, monsters, gods, races, etc? Basically, talk nerdy to me.
As for myself, my favorite races to play are human, elf, and half-elf, though I also enjoy playing the occasional tiefling or succubus. My favorite classes are bard and cleric, though I have dabbled in sorcery more than once. I'd like to explore a wizard character sometime, as I have never played that class before. My alignment is almost always Neutral Good. I've tried playing other alignments, but for some reason I always slide back to Neutral Good. The only exception is when I've played a succubus, in which case I am usually Chaotic Neutral. All of the wantonness without so much evil.
I like playing characters who are of generally evil races but are not themselves evil, such as good tieflings and drow. I like to create original settings, most of them based on the default Greyhawk setting, or on mythology. As far as pre-constructed settings, I enjoy Greyhawk, Forgotten Realms, Ravenloft, Oriental Adventures, and Kingdoms of Kalamar.
I am a devourer of Monster Manuals and bestiaries, and there is no way I could pick just one monster as my favorite. Perhaps my favorite monster categories are Undead, Demons, Devils, Celestials, and good magical beasts. I love it when someone can create an undead creature that is unique and interesting. I started playing D&D with the 3rd Edition, branching into 3.5 Edition. I have a few 2nd Edition supplements for inspiration, but I have never actually played by 2nd Edition rules. I'll say here and now that I dislike 4th Edition intensely, and I refuse to buy any more WOTC products until they fix what they broke.
I could go on all night, but I'll restrain myself for length's sake.
My favorite deity is easy: Pelor, Pelor, Pelor!
Who wouldn't love a golden-bearded deity who can heal the sick and kick some major evil backside? I like Pelor because he is human enough to relate to, yet perfect enough to be worthy of worship. I have a hard time picking a favorite deity from the Faerunian Pantheon, as they all seem a little too human and flawed to me. Pelor outshines them all! As far as mythological gods are concerned, my favorite Norse gods are Odin and Thor, and my favorite Greek gods are Athena and Hades. Hades isn't evil, he's just misunderstood.
As for favorite fiends?... Graz'zt, definitely Graz'zt.
Ooooo, just imagine what that dark-skinned, thoroughly, sexily evil being can do with those extra fingers... Mmmmmm...
I won't go into my characters right now, but lately I've been trying to create a fiend based on the "demon of the night" featured in M.R. James' short story "Canon Alberic's Scrap-Book." I've also been trying to invent unusual lich phylacteries which player characters would never suspect, such as the doorknob to an unlocked broom closet.
Phew! Well I think I've thoroughly nerdified this topic, so come on, fellow fans! Talk nerdy to me!