If you chose 'Other' I'd like to know what race you like most and if it's an uncommon one some information on it would be nice as well. If you chose 'Dragon' I'd like to know what type of Dragon you like.
It would be nice overall just to see why you chose what you chose anyway.
Elf has always been my favourite, and if it's an option, I usually choose it for my characters. The others do have some nice abilities though, and I think Fey is one of the most versatile for players. They are fast, hard to hit, strongly magical, and fly (using less 'moves'), although the downside being weak physically, and low armor. I just don't want to be one… :biggrin:
I choose ogre because you didn't have half- choices available and since the specific game hasn't been established for this poll (clearly it's not stock smaug or there'd have been gith), I went based off of D&D races.
<soapbox> I wonder to what extent the perception of 'dragon' here has been influenced by the classic D&D image of dragons. It would be rather interesting to look back at how medieval dragons were depicted. I think it's a little misleading to say that our D&D view of dragons is the "classic medieval" depiction because it very well might not be… having all been "brought up" in the D&D (and similar) culture it's easy to think of that stuff as the "classic" but if you look at it, things like goblins and trolls are thought of extremely differently in other cultures – and I use that term loosely since it is not meant to suggest occidental vs. oriental, but just how different people think about the creatures. Just look at how Tolkien and D&D differ on e.g. trolls. (And then look at how different people interpret the term 'goblin' – it's not some dinky little critter for a lot of people.) </soapbox>
The Latin word for a dragon, draco (genitive: draconis), actually means snake or serpent, emphasizing the European association of dragons with snakes, not lizards or dinosaurs as they are commonly associated with today.
"Blunt"? :thinking: Well, anyhow, my point was that it is not necessarily accurate to claim that that depiction is what should be called "classic medieval". In fact, that depiction is, if I remember correctly, archetypical of the D&D tradition as it is the title image in one of their dragon books. Just because it's a classic image to some people (I include myself in that group) doesn't give us the right to call it the classic standard for everybody else…
My vision of dragons doesn't include any kind of "humanoid" reptile that is wielding a weapon. They are large, winged, scaley and breathe fire. The image posted by Connor isn't the most accurate vision of a dragon that comes to my mind. More like this one: http://www.crystalinks.com/dragon.gif (Didn't want to hotlink the image.)
Yeah, Darwin's image is closer to what I would consider the classic D&D dragon (and what I personally think of when I think "dragon"). But Conner's is close enough. IIRC, it's an image from a D&D setting where dragons are the primary PC race … just can't remember the campaign name. Dragon-something. (as you might have guessed :tongue:)
I think the Drow look kind of cool, but the fact that they are evil holds no particular value for me. I think it's more than just being evil; there's a host of evil races that aren't as popular. :wink: Not my favorite race, in any case. I think they're a fairly interesting kind of evil, though; they're not "let's go destroy everything" kind of evil. They're more of a "let's work together but I'll stab you in the back at the first opportunity if it is of value to me".