Quantcast
[ 3 / biz / cgl / ck / diy / fa / g / ic / jp / lit / sci / tg / vr / vt ] [ index / top / reports / report a bug ] [ 4plebs / archived.moe / rbt ]

Due to resource constraints, /g/ and /tg/ will no longer be archived or available. Other archivers continue to archive these boards.Become a Patron!

/tg/ - Traditional Games


View post   

[ Toggle deleted replies ]
[ERROR] No.21603563 [Reply] [Original] [4plebs] [archived.moe]

What are your favorite fantasy races?

>> No.21603614

orcs, done the noble savage way

>> No.21603615

Half-fae.

Specifically, of the feline variety.

>> No.21603624

kobolds

>> No.21603626

Half-fae catboys.

>> No.21603655

human, when in a human only world, or really any one-race world I guess.

>> No.21603726

Dwarf.

>> No.21603727

Human master race here.

But I do lean towards the Elan when the DM allows.

>> No.21603736

why can't bethesda make a cool model for argonians and not just a human with a tail

>> No.21603750

obligatory, why would you pick human when you have the option to pick so many other interesting races


captcha: thesanc lobster clambakes.

>> No.21603766

>>21603736
They did. People bitched that they couldn't wear boots or face covering helmets.

>> No.21603774

>>21603736
>bethesda
well they suck at their art design (and I'll end it there, unlike their sucking).

>> No.21603805

Dwarves, followed by humans and half-elves.

>> No.21603813

Dorf.

Because fuckin' Dorfs, that's why.

>> No.21603819

>>21603813
this guy gets it

>> No.21603824

Fucking goddamn shit-stomping Noldor.

>> No.21603826

Sauroids, halflings, and troglodytes in roughly that order depending on how I'm feeling.

>> No.21603832

>>21603750
Because my actions make me interesting, not my race.

>> No.21603848

After reading that recent /tg/ bro's book, Deep Sounding I'll have to say promethean giant dorfs.

>> No.21603862

Trollkin. Unquestionably, the trollkin. Apart from Trollkin, dwarves.

>> No.21603888

Half-humans in general.

Not half human with a clusterfuck for the other half. And not necessarily just HALF human. Aasimars, tieflings, suli-jann, all of them.

Something about "human plus a touch of something awesome" just strikes me as so much cooler than a separate race altogether.

>> No.21603893

I don't like nonhumans.

Am I a racist? I mean, they're not even real.

>> No.21603901

>>21603893
You sound like a devout follower of Pelor

>> No.21603913

Trolls.

No real reason. I never even played WoW.

>> No.21603927

Half-Elves, Humans, 4E Teiflings and Halflings are all my top-tier races.
Just below that are Fey-style Gnomes, Drow that worship spider deities other than Lolth, Half-Orcs and Warforged.

>> No.21603947

DnD race? or generic fantasy? Orcs. Dorfs. Oomans. also, loves me some warforged

>> No.21603957

>>21603913
I liked WC2 trolls way better than WoW trolls. Brutal, nigh unkillable motherfuckers who ate elves like they were goddamn candy.

>> No.21603960

>>21603766
I find it so stupid though that Argonian horns apparently disappear when they put on a helmet. Which is why I generally on wear a hood, because that at least makes sense when it comes to covering up horns.

I know it would suck not being able to wear most boots/helmets but they could just get some special ones specifically for beast races. That would be too much work though, obviously.

>> No.21603970

I've always loved halflings. loving them more in the pre-stuff of D&D5 even more.

>> No.21603977

I really like WoW trolls, not the whole Rastafarian Caribbean thing, but more like the design. Tall lanky ugly things with pointed ears and husks,.but not too tall. Cunning, maybe a bit crazy.

>> No.21603982

>>21603960
Not even special helms, just give argonians their own helm models. They already made them warp funny, how much more work it have been to model in some holes

>> No.21603992

Catfolk

>> No.21604017

>>21603992
Khajiit are the only catfolk I can really stand. Neat race, though.

>> No.21604049

>>21603957
Warcraft 2 had the same units reskinned dude.

Well, I think the wizard and deathknight were different, but I could be wrong.

>> No.21604053

>>21604017
>Cats? Check
>Catnip-addicted? Check
>Love shiny objects? Check
>References to social stigma against medieval Jews? Check
>Racial predisposition to martial arts? Check
>Robes? Check
Khajiit are fucking awesome.

>> No.21604061

>>21604053
>Forgetting barbed dicks

>> No.21604087

Catfolk.
Mithra or Ecaflip-like.

>> No.21604090

>>21604053
Not to mention
>mane khajiit covered in braids from tributes
>obsessed with the moon

>> No.21604094

>>21603982
Or that. If all horn types have bases in about the same place, it would be easy to just put a hole there for the Argonian model.

>> No.21604110

>>21604087
>ecaflip

>> No.21604111

>>21604053
You forgot the fact that the have a FUCKED up reproductive process. Seriously, a khajiit that looks like Katia can give birth to a quadrupedal cow like creature or a housecat depending on the phase of the moons.

>> No.21604116

>>21603626
This

>> No.21604124

>>21603766
Morrowind models were fucking terrible and not making a special armor for their legs and head was just lazy.

>> No.21604142

>>21604049
Not true.
Rangers with Marksman inflict more damage, Berserkers with Regeneration regain health.
Paladin/Blood Magi and Mage/Death Knight got different spells.
Those are the only differences, though.

>> No.21604164

>>21603982
>>21604094

The warping is just a by-product of how 3D models are rigged on to their skeletons.

Creating a whole other model for every helmet would be more of a resource management than how much work it would be. It would require a whole new model and texture set for every helmet. That's quite a lot of extra size.

>> No.21604170

>>21604142
Must've been some time since I played.

I don't remember.

>> No.21604212

>>21604110
yes. Yes. Exactly.
Dem 20%.
though i think Ecas would have been less exy if they weren't french

>> No.21604232 [SPOILER] 

In this order:

Dragon/Dragonborn
Lamia/Naga
Orks (Tha propa kind ya git)
Tengu
Warforged

>> No.21604269

Let me get to the point here
>Lizard people
>Tits

>> No.21604282

SHARK MY DICK

>> No.21604287

depends on the setting, Naga when allowed.

>> No.21604302

>>21604269
You know, a picture is worth a thousand words.

>>21604282
PUNCH IT.

>> No.21604391

>>21604049
>Warcraft 2 had the same units reskinned dude.
And that has exactly what to do with their portrayal of trolls and the lore surrounding them in WC2 again?

>> No.21604413

>>21604087
>>21604110
>>21604212
I'm down with the 20%. Viera are nice, too. Especially since their asses can power hoverbikes.

>> No.21604653

Dwarves, Orcs (any kind, much preferable when they're not anything like Warhammer and Tolkien kind), and Pandaren.

Yes, I am a horrid WoWfag, sue me. I think Pandaren are an awesome race.

>> No.21604656

>>21604302
>PUNCH IT
http://www.scp-wiki.net/10-30-a-m

>> No.21605029

>>21604653
Jack Black

>> No.21605050

Thri-kreen is best

all other races are smalltime

>> No.21605055

>>21604232
Man, whatever happened to this guy? I want him to draw more.

>> No.21605060

>>21604087
>>21604110
>Any female wakfu character ever

>> No.21605097

Can I say human?

I dunno, I always like humans in a fantasy setting interacting with the inferior races.

>> No.21605337

Planetouched, because pure outsiders are rarely if ever allowed. In the slight cases they are, they have been watered down culturally and/or physically to being more 'human' than a planetouched.

>> No.21605379

Ifrits

I love fire

>> No.21605402

Muthafuckin Tortles, meng.

Goddamn, I wish there were more available for play. Damn near everyone has their snake/lizard/frog/cat/bear/wolf/rat/crow/tree/rock/water/hamburger bun/bowling ball/pine scented/gym sock races.
Why not turtles more often? Fukken injustice, says me.

>> No.21605416

>>21605402
I-Is that a fellow turtlebro?

>> No.21605419

>>21605402

Too bad ass, every one would want to play as one and all the other races wouldn't get any attention. Not to mention games would be filled with Ninja Tortles

>> No.21605425

>>21605416
YEAH BRO. FUKKEN TURTLE-FIVE.
OKAY, CAPS OVER.

>> No.21605433

Favorite fantasy race?
A race of catboy traps

Favorite race from medieval fantasy games/novels?
Probably Faerun's Moon Elves.

Favorite race from sci-fi fantasy games/novels?
If the Shemarrians count, them.
Shemarrians aren't actually a race, just robot amazons created to appear to be amazonian women with minor cybernetic enhancements, programmed to act as if they were a cultured race so as to throw people off of their true nature.
Otherwise I often have an enjoyment for the truly immortal races, the ones that could not possibly perceive things from the human perspective.

>> No.21605445

>>21605425
I have a dream. A dream of fanrasy ODSTs in the form of really fucking angry armored turtlefolk using catapults to launch themselves over enemy fortifications directly into battle.
ODST stands for Ornery Drop Shock Turtle

>> No.21605470

>>21605445
Goddamn, I love you.

Sidenote: When are we gonna get a skin for Bubble's that isn't a joke wrapped in garbage fried in pain?

>> No.21605544

L5R Nezumi

>> No.21605549

>mfw nobody else likes thri-kreen

>> No.21605565

>>21605549
I like Sci-Fi bugs species like the Vratix, is that ok?

>> No.21605589

>>21605549
It's not a base-race where I come from.
Not that I don't think they're cool. They're cool.
Just not really playable.

>> No.21605591

>>21605549
Man, Throkeen are awesome, my one friend played one who's main attack involved carrying heavy weights and jumping on his foes

>> No.21605592

>>21605470
I dont play Dota 2, I just collect turtlefolk art. My collection is now 3 pictures strong.

>> No.21605598

>>21605592
Bubbles is from Heroes of Newerth, unless what you were saying was an elaborate joke regarding the similarity of all MOBAs, then instead of whatever I said, insert, "HAHA O U".

But yeah, I understand the sentiment. I do the same thing, and only have 2.

>> No.21605608

>>21605591
Thri-keen. Goddamn auto-correct

>> No.21605625

>>21605598
>unless what you were saying was an elaborate joke regarding the similarity of all MOBAs
Nope, I knew he was from a MOBA, I just forgot which one.

>> No.21605656

BUGBEARS ARE THE BESTBEAR

>> No.21605673

WHY HASNT THIS BEEN POSTED YET

>> No.21605698

>>21605656
>dat surprisingly high sneak

>> No.21605738

half elves

>> No.21605749 [SPOILER] 

>> No.21605750

>>21605738
No need to hide it mate, a couple of people have come out about liking them already

>> No.21605758

>>21605750
Wait, there's a stigma on liking half-elves?

>> No.21605774

>>21605738

>> No.21605807

Lot of orc lovers in this thread...

>> No.21605877

I don't really like playing evil characters, but I fucking LOVE tieflings.

Every time I play one its a hard line I got to walk to play a Neutral/Good one without sounding too Mary Stu.

>> No.21605914

>>21605877
>Tiefling
>Inherently Evil
What are you playing 3.5?

>> No.21606124

>>21605914
Pathfinder, while none of them are inherently evil its hard to come up with an excuse as to why one is not.

>> No.21606147

>>21606124
That makes a lot of sense then. Not knocking your system, I just like 4E's take on it a bit more.

>> No.21606185

Warforged.

>> No.21606191

>>21606147
I like both systems, however this is my first pathfinder game and I'm fucking loving this shit.
Even if my character was hard to write.

>> No.21608493

Dwarves, Halflings, and Koblods in no particular order.

As someone who is a tad bit shorter than average, I always love taking down people who have the mistaken belief that height = superiority.

>> No.21608517

kobolds, goblins, xenophobic or savage elves.

Gnomes can die in a fire, and halflings in volcanoes.

>> No.21608656

Merfolk, though they have to be the kind with legs instead of a tail.

>> No.21608767

>>21606191
It's only as hard as you make it. Just don't fall into that "but thats what my character would do! So it's cool that i rape this child!" shit.

This board has gotten people so scared of being a mary sue that we don't even get interesting characters anymore.

>> No.21608774

>>21608767
5 Bux this time next year the blank boring default character is the new mary sue

>> No.21608821

>>21608656
>Merfolk
>Legs
what's the point?
Unless they have the torso and head of a fish, that is.

>> No.21608839

>>21608767
I be not OP, if my name returns as it, lol. I had a very ridiculous PC idea that got nixed just a couple days ago. Not for cheesiness but for lack of undead, :(. A venerable jungle kobold that wanted to animate the bones of five specific creatures, waving a bound sheet of papers that depicted five kobold rangers with said creatures. If a PC had a mind to, they could roll a general knowledge check to find that the papers being waved were a bound coloring book depicting...the Power Rangers (the original ones). He was going to hollow out one of them skeleys and become known as the Kobold of the Black, being dragonwrought of the black lineage. He was a batshit insane kobold whose senility brought people to facepalm. Due to GM not wanting to put many, if any at all, undead, I would be useless and well, I am PC-less at the moment for a campaign starting in two days, sigh

>> No.21608865

>>21608839
his name was either going to be Likbut of the Baraun Noz clan or Zak-Zak. Not sure not that it matters now. Couldn't get a 2h axe to use so I was going to have him carry a scythe and convert it to be both a scythe and a crossbow. Almost gave him Perform (dance) and possibly argue with the GM to allow me to use that stat to dodge and attack, lol

>> No.21608871

>>21608821
I've played in a lot of games where the setting is either coastal or straight-up aquatic. Having an amphibious character comes in handy in those situations. There's also the fluff consideration, although that differs from game to game.

Does there really have to be a point, though? Asking a person what their favorite fantasy race is kind of falls into the same vein as asking somebody what their favorite color is.

>> No.21612422

>>21606124
>its hard to come up with an excuse as to why one is not
Really? Do you have trouble coming up with reasons for humans not being neutral?

>>21606147
>I just like 4E's take on it a bit more.
4e doesn't have a take on tieflings; it has a new race with the same name.

>> No.21612489

Dragonmen, it's cliche but I love 'em. Especially the big, beefy dudes. Preferably dressed in next to nothing.

>> No.21612592

>> No.21615921

I wonder how many of the people saying half-fae catboys are being serious.

>> No.21619569 [SPOILER] 

Dwarves. Then Ents, Dryads and other treefolk.

>> No.21619700

>>21615921
I didn't say it, but I'd certainly play one.

>> No.21619944

Mainstream?
4E Eladrin. Fantastic culture and aesthetics, great mechanical options, good fun in any class.
OGL?
Elorii. Sharper, harder, more military Elves. Not tree-huggers, but fortress-builders, war-masters, elemental creatures with very long memories and deadly Elder Magicks.

>> No.21619959

Dorf. I'm fat and hairy.

>> No.21621050

Taheen, ya ken.

>> No.21621146

What happened to the taheen when the red king bit the bullet anyways? >>21621050

>> No.21621158

GOBLINS! How can you not love those silly green shorties?

>> No.21621160

This thread lacks Lamias

>> No.21621166

Humans, lizard-men and orcs.

>> No.21621189

>>21603563
I like elves that live long, are pretty but nice, but their race itself is doing badly.

Also, pixies and similar sized creatures that are pretty and nice.

However, I'm not one to play elves or fae like that. I just want to associate myself with that type of race, but not actually be one of them.

>> No.21621226

Bad to the gnoll
B-B-B-B-ad,B-b-b-b-bad
Bad to the gnoll

>> No.21621431

>>21621189
tbh I find utter satisfaction in novels that have elves as a "failing" race instead of the golden age state (e.g. Silmarillion and Lord of the Rings)

>> No.21621441

>>21605673
That happened to me once.

Weirdest morning ever.

>> No.21621475

You can never have enough tentacles.

>> No.21621515

I love me some halflings, being small just has so many fun options in roleplayer.

And something about fearless plucky midgets stirs something in my soul.

>> No.21621563

>Some girls like to dress like a witch
>Some girls like to dress like a queen
>Best way a girl can dress for me
>Is in a goblin suit (they look so cute...)

>> No.21621803

Catgirls,of course!

>> No.21621817

>>21621803
Orcs are good too!

>> No.21621820

>>21621817
Lamia and other monstergirls...

>> No.21621828

>>21621820
Illithids?

>> No.21621835

>>21621828
Wait, no, tieflings.

Demon in the sack... Or a devil...

>> No.21621850

>>21605673

>> No.21621892

batgirls

>> No.21621898

>>21604053
I love Khajiit.

Damn shame they're about the only catlike race done well.

>> No.21623978

Stuff like mi-go is always cool. Aside from that humans.

>> No.21624067

Non-Dorf Dwarfs.
Seriously, fuck that Tolkien-fanfiction. Not even the Dwarfs that were actually featured in Tolkien's works were that bad.

Dorfs can be fun, but it has spread like a fucking plague to the point where other Dwarfs are often laughed at.
Non-Dorf Dwarfs were always my favourite anyway.

>> No.21624324

Dryads, Gorgons, Elves and Lamias. I love them so much that i am trying to come up with a queen for a fantasy story i want to write and i can't even decide which race should i use

>> No.21624342

I'm a big fan of humans with scaled bits, but not entirely scaled (so no dragonborn).
I'm also a fan of lizardfolk that are emphatically not humans with scales.

>> No.21625373

>>21621146
They probably went back into whatever lands they claimed as their own. They existed without him, IIRC. Sort of like the Rods.

>> No.21625386

>>21621160
Oversight corrected.

>> No.21625471

>>21625386
Indeed!!!

>> No.21625505

>>21625471

>> No.21625694

>>21625505

>> No.21625707

>>21625694
That pic somewhat derives from this one.

>> No.21625720

Actually I can't really stand any fantasy race. I am pro human and anti everything else.

>> No.21625735

>>21625707
http://1d4chan.org/wiki/Lamia_child
Obligatory.

>> No.21625757

>>21621828
why would that horror from the deep take the time to tie on a bikini top?

>> No.21625758

My favorite are catfolk but I've never really had one as a pc. Not yet anyhow. My most favorite race I've actually played is an elf. Was never actually too fond of elves until I played one.

>> No.21625808

>>21625735
>"I'mma snake-skin boot - boot boot boot..."

>> No.21625952

>>21625808
pic related

>> No.21626170

>>21625757
All the better to corrupt you with, by way of being a safe image to post?

Or just to cover up tentacle nipples.

>> No.21628931

Tiefling
Minotaur
Half Elf (My go to race)
Halfling
Beastfolk of the canine variety
Satyr

Fuck I love races in general.

>> No.21628983

>>21608656
I agree, Whenever I make a water Genasi in D&D I make them Merfolk like this

>> No.21628985

Dunmer, because of their crazy culture.

>> No.21628988

>>21625758
It's absolutely God damned ridiculous how good those are in Pathfinder. I hate them reflexively because furry, I hate the fluff, and I STILL find myself thinking of character ideas for the race.

>> No.21629093

I like Genies. They're pretty versatile in their nature, you can play most any role without going against any established function.

>> No.21629132

Goblins...
Ever since I met the Goblin Lacky.
>I play a Mountain,
>Tap for 1 red
>Play my Goblin Lacky
>Bring out my horde.

(also playing this in teams with a blue counter would quickly reduce the life to 0)

>> No.21632280

>>21629132
www.youtube.com/watch?v=PCiyb2xvAh8

>> No.21632768

>>21629132
Don't forget a Warren Instigator next turn.

>>
Name (leave empty)
Comment (leave empty)
Name
E-mail
Subject
Comment
Password [?]Password used for file deletion.
Captcha
Action