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    Favorite Race to Play?

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    Thought about making it a poll, but figured I'd rather leave it open for more answers.

    Personally, I've alwasy liked Dwarves.
    Dragonborn might be the new fovorite. I've also played alot of bugbears.

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    Generally I tend to prefer playing humans, but will play half elves fairly often. Some people don't like the way I play my elves as I see them as a bit different than humans. Way too often people seem to play them as humans that live a really long time. Don't like playing Dwarves even though my wife says I am one, a really tall one.

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    I've alwasys felt like a really tall one.
    I hate playing human.
    I agree with you on elves. I tend to use either LotR's elves or the ones for the Kellen Wildmage series.

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    I tend to play humans, mostly because everyone else wants to play something more exotic.

    I agree about the way most people play elves though, but it's actually true of the way most people play most races from my experience. The only difference is that they tend to play dwarves with a Scottish accent
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    I'm open to nearly anything if I can get a good concept going. Fact is I need a back story. "Human male fighter" just does not cut it. Give me a back story to go with that and I'm good.

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    On those few occasions I play, I usually play human, but it depends on whether something in the game world's backstory inspires me to try something else.
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    See, I'm always pushing to be as non-standard as possible.

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    Humans or Orcs
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    Pretty much any reptile . . . Dragons (Red), Draconians (Aurak), Yuan-Ti (Abomination or Half-Breed), Lizardfolk . . .


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    The older i get, the further away from playing humans... and elves, i prefer. My favorites are halflings, half orcs, gnomes, or something even more strange, depending on the adventure.

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    Humans and Dwarves. Mostly because that was what the fighters of the party PC's races were.

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    Huh, you know it just occurred to me that I've never played a Dwarf. I've got nothing against them and they are interesting enough. If I ever play again, I think I will try a Dwarf.
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    I really dont have a preference. If it is a campaign that dictates a race I play that, otherwise whatever I feel like at the moment.

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    I loved darksun halflings and elves. Aaracockra were cool too.
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    Interestingly, I find I have tended to play humans in most of my previous D&D experiences (yes, even in 2e when being human "gimped" you unless you wanted to play a Paladin). Maybe part of that was a reaction to the often witnessed min-maxing that accompained some players' race selection.

    I've played just about every race at one point or another, however. I've played a dwarf fighter in 2e, which was fun thanks to whichever "Kit" it was that I was using for the character.

    I've played an elf ranger who was lots of fun and responsible for why Ranger became my favorite class in 2e (but not so much 3e).

    I've played a couple of halfling characters (mostly Thieves in 2e) that were fun.

    Then there's Cev, the only gnome character that I've actually played. Very cool.

    I built a concept for a half-orc psion before that I thought would be fun to play, but I never did use him.

    I agree with Engar, the Dark Sun races were probably the most inspiring non-humans that I've encountered. The Dark Sun halflings and elves were really cool and thri-kreen as a "core" race was a neat option. Half-giants were definately one of my favorites as they were just so quirky and could make a great excuse for comic relief (which every adventure needs from time to time).
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