I think that should be done at a faction/country/area level and not at a race level.
a race that has a different belief on how the soul/magic connect works than most of the world could be interesting.
I have the same opinion as the race mentioned by OP. It is a nice idea, but it works better as a condition for a character of any race.
How about a slave race. They would be known as the Soulless. All other races would believe they are beings without souls. I'm kind of stealing the idea a bit from The Way of Kings by Brandon Sanderson. A race of intelligent yet complacent beings would allow for interesting role play scenarios.
OP, I also don't see insectoids fitting in this setting. But we know so little, so who knows.
Assuming we will have tieflings as the godly race (which I'd love to), we already cover the demonic area, and its appearance somewhat also covers the minotaur aspect and even the reptilian look. (not that looks are the core aspect, but people enjoy variety)
If we don't get the tiefling, I'm all up for a minotaur and a reptilian race.
If we have tieflings as the godly race, would you still like to have one of those? Or do you see that ground as covered?
can't we have total non-human races resembling tanarri, baatezu, thokola etc.? never seen that before.
Well, they said the 5th one would be for "the truly odd".
I'm really curious on what they see as the truly odd. Maybe we'll get an insectoid race or a cthulhvian race
I would have really enjoyed to have orcs or ogres as a playable. So it's a shame they won't be there.
Alternatively I'd like to see a matriarchal race, with a culture similar to the drow (if we will have drow, then not so similar but still matriarchal).
From a biological point of view, most of these tend to be from the invertebrate family. So maybe we'll get an insectoid race.
Maybe a spider alike race?
More cool stuff by Sweets:
(sorry for the minor artwork derail, but when you look at it you do wonder "hey, this would be cool")
Edited by hideo kuze, 23 September 2012 - 06:10 PM.