I thought I would add some info about what me and CharlieSariel are sort of planning to play, our current concept that we have been discussing and are in the process of creating is for a rather unusual pair of adventurers.
CharlieSariel is plotting to play a Kobold Sorcerer, not much else I know other than that yet.
I on the other hand am planing to play a rather strange goblin Alchemist, now we won't be the stereotypical creatures of this type, in fact we are planning to be a sort of local oddity in the way that our history together is one of a sort of unusual team of outcasts that has come together to try fit in some niche in the city of Riddleport.
I am not sure as to the backstory of her character yet but mine never really grew up in her own society and has thus learned from others and has little in common with other Goblins.
One of the key elements about both our characters is that they wish to fit into the society of riddleport, to this means over the years they have gone from eking out an existence in the gutters and derelict buildings, to attempting to set up rickety cart stalls where they can peddle there wares and services to others. Nowdays they actually have what may even be considered a worthwhile shop, owning a grand house in the port city which serves as there home and a shop. I should note that the shop itself is more a place that mundane people would go rather than adventurers, there is not by any means a suggestion that they are stockpiling magical items. But as an Alchemist and a Sorcerer it is how they ply there trade, most of the stuff sold will likely be nonsense and brick a brak, although obviously if you know how to ask for certain services and have the coin they perhaps can be supplied.
Now that all might make it sound like the pair don't ever leave the city but that would be untrue the shop is just there home and base of operations. It could also obviously serve as a home to the party.
Anyway as a guideline my character is going along the alignment way of Chaotic Neutral.
Anyway I will post up a more detailed version of her when I have compiled her story a bit better and have some more input from others.
If there is any issues with anything so far Kate please say so, our choice of race is not a must and we had both discussed other things anyway, but seeing as you had opened the door on other races we thought we would go with this idea.