Other races it might be cool to play as.

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If you could play as one of these which would you pick

Animals
14
12%
Harpy
5
4%
Minotaur
40
35%
Ooze/Gelatinus Cube
16
14%
Orc
33
29%
Vermin
6
5%
 
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Other races it might be cool to play as.

Postby Diilicious » Tue Sep 19, 2017 10:57 am

some more food for thought
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Re: Other races it might be cool to play as.

Postby Ork » Tue Sep 19, 2017 9:05 pm

Obviously.
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Re: Other races it might be cool to play as.

Postby Cortex » Tue Sep 19, 2017 9:20 pm

A double axe WM ooze.

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Re: Other races it might be cool to play as.

Postby FrozenSolid » Wed Sep 20, 2017 10:48 am

"Have you come to claim the bounty on me?" The adventuer asked nervously

"Slurp" The ooze confirmed.

"What if I pay you off, how much is it?!" The adventuer countered desperately

"Gllllurp" The ooze said tauntingly.

The adventuer fell to his knees in dismay. Who had he angered to have the notorius gelatinous bounty hunter come for him?

The ooze bubbled ominously as a glowing greatsword came glooping out of its inner gelatin.

The adventuer looked on in horror. Whatever madman had created self aware Ooze was surely a danger to all kingdoms of Toril

The Gelatin lurched, ending the adventuer where he knelt. Mercenary work was a bloody job, but an Ooze does what he must for his baby oozlings. One life for another. The circle of life.

The ooze slurped away then, not looking back.
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Re: Other races it might be cool to play as.

Postby Diilicious » Wed Sep 20, 2017 11:04 am

I think it would be pretty funny if done right.
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Re: Other races it might be cool to play as.

Postby Aero Silver » Wed Sep 20, 2017 6:40 pm

This is getting a bit too wacky. Next, Someone will ask to play an intelligent weapon with an Ego Score.
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Re: Other races it might be cool to play as.

Postby gilescorey » Wed Sep 20, 2017 9:43 pm

Oozes are crit immune. I'd play an ooze conlock and be invulnerable
Kuma wrote:There’s also CJ's nihilistic outlook, which is deftly woven into his characterisation- his personal philosophy draws heavily from the entry for 'Goblin' on FR Wiki, for instance.
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Re: Other races it might be cool to play as.

Postby Iceborn » Thu Sep 21, 2017 12:16 am

Aero Silver wrote:This is getting a bit too wacky. Next, Someone will ask to play an intelligent weapon with an Ego Score.


The cool kids are already doing this, and without a reward.
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Re: Other races it might be cool to play as.

Postby BrilliantInsanity » Thu Sep 21, 2017 4:50 am

Flumph is missing from these choices and I am disappointed. I opted for gelatinous cube due to this obvious and horrendous oversight.
I have no ulterior motives to making this post...

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Re: Other races it might be cool to play as.

Postby Diilicious » Thu Sep 21, 2017 6:53 pm

people really have such a lack of imagination?
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Re: Other races it might be cool to play as.

Postby Lorkas » Fri Sep 22, 2017 4:45 am

Don't conflate an opinion about what's healthy for the setting with a lack of imagination.
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Re: Other races it might be cool to play as.

Postby Diilicious » Fri Sep 22, 2017 2:42 pm

Lorkas wrote:Don't conflate an opinion about what's healthy for the setting with a lack of imagination.


I will if thats how such a comment comes across. if somebody can not possibly conceive of a way to make something so simple work. which includes obvious limitations/restrictions/balancing/rp of such a thing etc etc etc. then as far as im concerned that is a lack of imagination.

the poll is supposed to be for fun, if even in a fun purely hypothetical setting people are stuggling, then... again, pretty self evident.
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Re: Other races it might be cool to play as.

Postby Ork » Fri Sep 22, 2017 6:24 pm

The majority of people aren't interested in a broad range of races. Races segregate the playerbase and reduce the possible outcomes of RP. Sometimes the most boring characters are the most foundational. These characters are trope-ridden, predictable & allow other players to play off that predictability.

Don't knock unimaginative as bad. D&D is based on reality, and "specials" come alive because of the mundane. If every other player is an orc, pixie, alufield, tiefling or minotaur ..the setting starts to lose its connection with reality, and subsequently immersion.
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Re: Other races it might be cool to play as.

Postby Cortex » Fri Sep 22, 2017 7:41 pm

I'm pretty sure this is a joke thread, chill.

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Re: Other races it might be cool to play as.

Postby Diilicious » Fri Sep 22, 2017 8:41 pm

It is a joke thread, its a bit of fun

Ork you basically outlined my beliefs perfectly to be honest, and I was not saying what i think you think i was saying.

what i said was based only on the imagination of making something crazy work out in this fun setting of the poll. And in this fun setting of the fun thread with the fun poll, if even here one cant conceptualise a way to include such wacky things (NOT THAT THEY SHOULD BE INCLUDED) then that is demonstratively a lack of imagination or an unwillingness to participate in the thread (in which case why are you here? :P).

are people afraid if they start fleshing out an idea that it will appear ingame tomorow or something?

polls are not allowed to be used for that kind of thing anyway... its just a bit of wacky, people are taking it a bit too seriously.
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Re: Other races it might be cool to play as.

Postby Ork » Fri Sep 22, 2017 11:10 pm

WAAAY over my head on this one. My b.
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Re: Other races it might be cool to play as.

Postby Cerk Evermoore » Mon Sep 25, 2017 5:45 pm

Harpy gets no love. I'd love to emote everything I say as *Shrieks or screams.*
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Re: Other races it might be cool to play as.

Postby BrilliantInsanity » Mon Sep 25, 2017 8:07 pm

Cerk Evermoore wrote:Harpy gets no love. I'd love to emote everything I say as *Shrieks or screams.*


Insert Mother-in-law quotes here. HEYOOOO
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Re: Other races it might be cool to play as.

Postby Dr_Hazard89 » Thu Oct 26, 2017 12:12 am

I want to play an ooze so bad.
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Re: Other races it might be cool to play as.

Postby Rockstar1984 » Thu Oct 26, 2017 9:14 am

I would play a bunny druid that worships Nobanion.
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Re: Other races it might be cool to play as.

Postby Azensor » Thu Oct 26, 2017 11:31 am

Rockstar1984 wrote:I would play a bunny druid that worships Nobanion.


tbh a bunny barbarian sounds nice.. though you'd have to watch out for holy grenades
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Re: Other races it might be cool to play as.

Postby Arise_Gargantua » Mon Nov 13, 2017 10:54 pm

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Re: Other races it might be cool to play as.

Postby gilescorey » Tue Nov 14, 2017 5:15 pm

Arise_Gargantua wrote:DOG

hello
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Re: Other races it might be cool to play as.

Postby susitsu » Tue Nov 14, 2017 6:57 pm

elves
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Re: Other races it might be cool to play as.

Postby Petrifictus » Thu Nov 16, 2017 5:25 pm

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But if I had to choose, I would pick minotaur through someday I wish to roleplay a half-drow or a river gnome. :)
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