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Offline AtlasErosTopic starter

What's your favorite D&D character race?
« on: November 11, 2010, 11:59:43 AM »
Which ever one you like to play the most, even if it is not standard.


For the standard races I like Human & Half-orc the best; for the non-standard I like Ogre Mage (Oni) the best, however I've yet to play one.  I also really like Lizardmen but that is largely do to the first rpg character I had was a lizard man.  I was 10 at the time & that's the only lizardman I've ever played but I'm looking forward to playing one again.  Beside that I also like to play Fey characters who are a bit dark, twilight court.

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Re: What's your favorite D&D character race?
« Reply #1 on: November 11, 2010, 04:31:36 PM »
I think the most fun I had with a particular character was playing a Kender. The GM made the mistake of letting me have one who had found his way through a portal from Krynn, and ended up in some other world. His crowning achievement was killing a goblin wolf rider with a humorously shaped turnip (Blackadder reference).

And for reference, letting a Kender combine taunt and ventriloquism is a BAD idea .. for the GM  ;D

Offline Callie Del Noire

Re: What's your favorite D&D character race?
« Reply #2 on: November 11, 2010, 05:33:40 PM »
It varies.. most of the time it's one of the  'traditional' races but occasionally slides into other things.

I like the idea of a tiefling right now. :-D

Offline spiritdancer

Re: What's your favorite D&D character race?
« Reply #3 on: November 11, 2010, 07:13:43 PM »
pretty non-human races. I seem to favor the darker races a bit as such I love:

Drow - when they are neither totally unforgivable evil, nor the opposite. I can do without Lolth (because if you look too deep into what's going on there, you can only realize how overly stupid that is) and especially like the Drow from Eberron because of their tribal aspects.

Tieflings - horns and tail. Somehow I find that yummie. Also: maybe I have watched too much Supernatural lately, but I like the devil-connections here. There's a lot to work with there.

Offline Callie Del Noire

Re: What's your favorite D&D character race?
« Reply #4 on: November 11, 2010, 07:16:12 PM »
If the gensai were available for Pathfinder I'd check out some of that action.. 'Hot chicks' literally. :D

Offline spiritdancer

Re: What's your favorite D&D character race?
« Reply #5 on: November 11, 2010, 07:25:15 PM »
THinking about it, I also like Eladrin a lot. Teleportation can really be handy.

(I play D&D 4 obviously)

Offline Cold Heritage

Re: What's your favorite D&D character race?
« Reply #6 on: November 11, 2010, 08:13:36 PM »
Humans. Hail Zarus.

Offline Callie Del Noire

Re: What's your favorite D&D character race?
« Reply #7 on: November 11, 2010, 08:20:15 PM »
THinking about it, I also like Eladrin a lot. Teleportation can really be handy.

(I play D&D 4 obviously)

I'll try not to hold it against you. :D

Offline spiritdancer

Re: What's your favorite D&D character race?
« Reply #8 on: November 12, 2010, 02:01:34 AM »
Damn and here I had hoped to hijack the thread and start a flamewar. ;)

Offline Callie Del Noire

Re: What's your favorite D&D character race?
« Reply #9 on: November 12, 2010, 02:39:36 AM »
Damn and here I had hoped to hijack the thread and start a flamewar. ;)

Sorry.. I  refuse to acknowledge the existence of the following 'hypothetical' RPGs.: DnD 4e, Cyberpunk 3. :D

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Re: What's your favorite D&D character race?
« Reply #10 on: November 12, 2010, 07:33:29 AM »
Goliath ;D

Offline MikeH5

Re: What's your favorite D&D character race?
« Reply #11 on: November 12, 2010, 07:56:04 AM »
Catfolk- not because of how they look, but how they break the game when combined w/ Barbarian. Move as fast as a mount. Get +4 dex and +1 natural armor. Profit.

Offline AtlasErosTopic starter

Re: What's your favorite D&D character race?
« Reply #12 on: November 12, 2010, 11:48:54 AM »
pretty non-human races. I seem to favor the darker races a bit as such I love:

Drow - when they are neither totally unforgivable evil, nor the opposite. I can do without Lolth (because if you look too deep into what's going on there, you can only realize how overly stupid that is) and especially like the Drow from Eberron because of their tribal aspects.

Tieflings - horns and tail. Somehow I find that yummie. Also: maybe I have watched too much Supernatural lately, but I like the devil-connections here. There's a lot to work with there.
I love Tieflings too, there are so many interesting forms you can make them take.  And girls with devil horns are just so sexy  >:)

Offline Chris Brady

Re: What's your favorite D&D character race?
« Reply #13 on: November 12, 2010, 04:51:59 PM »
Human primarily.  I grew up on REH's Conan the Cimmerian, sorry...

But I'll played and will play:  Halfling, Half-Orc and in 4e, a Tiefling.  And in the original Red Box (Basic Set from '83) a Dwarf.  Which was AWESOME.

Offline DarklingAlice

Re: What's your favorite D&D character race?
« Reply #14 on: November 12, 2010, 04:59:40 PM »
For basic races I tend to play humans or half-elves. If we widen the gaze to anything with a level adjustment then I like pretty much most kinds of Fey. Oh, and I once played a half-elemental, that was really fun.

Offline MasterMischief

Re: What's your favorite D&D character race?
« Reply #15 on: November 13, 2010, 05:22:30 PM »
And for reference, letting a Kender combine taunt and ventriloquism is a BAD idea .. for the GM  ;D

Letting anyone play a Kender is a bad idea.

Offline Callie Del Noire

Re: What's your favorite D&D character race?
« Reply #16 on: November 13, 2010, 05:25:10 PM »
Letting anyone play a Kender is a bad idea.

No letting the group trouble maker play a Kender.

with a wand of wonder...

and.. bag of tricks...

and a portable hole full of junk.. er.. interesting stuff.

Offline Xanatos

Re: What's your favorite D&D character race?
« Reply #17 on: November 14, 2010, 01:07:05 AM »
I LOVE Erinyes and Succubi in 3.5! Tormenting players or NPC's is deliciously fun. Minotaur rock hard too. Centaur are awesome clerics. Drow are my fave race as a whole. Female Drow evil bitch Cleric. Soo much fun. Elan Psion very cool.

Too many to just choose one.

Offline tuckers02

Re: What's your favorite D&D character race?
« Reply #18 on: November 14, 2010, 03:53:28 AM »
I only play 3.5 so...

Gnome.  I have to definitely say Gnome.  I love playing Gnomes.

As for non-standard races, I've got a pretty mean Dream Dwarf Lich True Necromancer I'm playing :p

Offline Drow Denizen

Re: What's your favorite D&D character race?
« Reply #19 on: November 14, 2010, 07:02:28 AM »
No points for guessing mine  >:)

Offline tuckers02

Re: What's your favorite D&D character race?
« Reply #20 on: November 14, 2010, 07:11:08 AM »
Hmmmm...pixie?  Nymph?

...Oh!  Oh!  I know!  Satyr!

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Re: What's your favorite D&D character race?
« Reply #21 on: November 14, 2010, 08:04:00 AM »
No letting the group trouble maker play a Kender.

with a wand of wonder...

and.. bag of tricks...

and a portable hole full of junk.. er.. interesting stuff.

Pff. A true Kender needs not such props to wreak havoc  ;D

Offline MasterMischief

Re: What's your favorite D&D character race?
« Reply #22 on: November 14, 2010, 09:52:52 AM »
No letting the group trouble maker play a Kender.

Anyone wanting to play a Kender is pretty much a dead give away.

You can see it in the twinkle of their eye.

Offline Callie Del Noire

Re: What's your favorite D&D character race?
« Reply #23 on: November 14, 2010, 01:43:05 PM »
Pff. A true Kender needs not such props to wreak havoc  ;D

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Offline Hunter

Re: What's your favorite D&D character race?
« Reply #24 on: November 14, 2010, 02:02:56 PM »
I prefer flying races myself.  The amount of carnage a single boulder (or cluster of arrows) dropped from half a mile up is alone worth the effort.   >:)