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"Other" Playable Species Poll

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Poll: "Other" Species (400 member(s) have cast votes)

How do you like your "other" playable species?

  1. Totally true to AD&D (25 votes [6.25%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 6.25%

  2. All humanoid (41 votes [10.25%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 10.25%

  3. A little beastly (39 votes [9.75%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 9.75%

  4. Completely different, original, or even outworldish (120 votes [30.00%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 30.00%

  5. A mix of all (175 votes [43.75%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 43.75%

To be spesific, choose multiple choices that define your taste the best.

  1. Small humans (gnomes, halflings & hobbits) (146 votes [9.28%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 9.28%

  2. Greenies (orcs, goblins, etc.) (137 votes [8.71%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 8.71%

  3. Bull-ish (minotaurs, tauren, etc.) (121 votes [7.69%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 7.69%

  4. Aquatic (merefolk, fishmen, etc.) (129 votes [8.20%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 8.20%

  5. Demonic (251 votes [15.96%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 15.96%

  6. Insectoid (Tri-kreen, etc.) (146 votes [9.28%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 9.28%

  7. Werebeasts (155 votes [9.85%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 9.85%

  8. Bearmen (Wookies, Pandaren, etc.) (91 votes [5.79%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 5.79%

  9. Scalies (Draconic, Lizardmen etc.) (227 votes [14.43%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 14.43%

  10. Undead (Zombie, Vampire etc.) (170 votes [10.81%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 10.81%

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There's another thread over this but it doesn't have a poll and I'm going to lose my eyesight trying to read all the pages.

Ok, so we've got human, elves and dwarves, and I'm also excluding all their subspecies (drow, tiefling and whatnot). So what "other" playable species would you like to see in the game?

I was going to add some more choices in the 2nd question but it has a limit of 10.

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Thri-Kreen was a joke I made in another thread, but okay ;)

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No probs, at least we'll know if people want it or not.

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Where is ratmen or rats? I want to be a rat!!!! Voted for the werebeasts.

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A little beastly, I want ratmen and large vicious beastmen.

I do not want them to be too outlandish, often the race just ends up seeming more comical than anything.
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Minotaurs, part dragon men, sirens, merfolk... etc.

Anything like that would be pretty cool. :D

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Having a fishguy as a party member would be pretty rad.
However, we need to go more outlandish. Gimme a high-fantasy noncorporeal energy being! :D
And no, ghosts don't count. They're undead people.

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Only voted demonic since listing a bunch of different pre-existing races kind of defeats the purpose of making something completely original.

Edited by Gyges, 26 September 2012 - 03:26 AM.

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I'd love to see an "alien" - a human from our world from some distant future equipped only with knowledge and some technology that crashed on the planet.
But since it's probably impossible it would be nice to see some lesbian amazons.
Whether it would be playable or only a companion doesn't matter for me.

Edited by buggeer, 26 September 2012 - 03:36 AM.


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I voted demonic but only because it was the closest to planar beings and planetouched I could get.
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Only humanoid-like playable races please. I don't think running around as a demonoid or aracnoid in "serious society" would end up that nicely.
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A little beastly, and seeing how there wasn't something I would count as ratmen, I voted for small humans. Because, well, doesn't little beastly+small humans=ratmen?

Edited by OldRPG'sAreGood, 26 September 2012 - 05:00 AM.


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Humanoid...because that's what we're going to get.

Think about it for a bit.
Something truly different would have a completely different anatomy.
Which would require compeltely different armor and clothing models.
Which would take far more time and resources.

Besedis, abberations are an affront to the Emperor. Purge the unclean!
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Minotaur, lizardmen and maybe some aquatic species.
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No half-giants? Half-giants!!!

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Shameful but I can't find how to edit a post.... If I can I'll clarify the choices further, but I think there's a time limit.

Werebeasts include; werewolves, wererats, werebears etc.

Demonic includes incorporeal and outer plane beings. Not just horned deamons.

Greenies include ogres, half giants, trolls and all sort of stuff.

Small humans include faeries and that sort of little human shaped species.

Undead include ghosts but I don't think ghosts would be a very popular choice.

Edited by Gecimen, 26 September 2012 - 05:09 AM.


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I'm glad to see "Bearmen (Wookies, Pandaren, etc.)" has the least votes. This is not freakin' Star Wars or WoW.

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I would like to see an aquatic race like Water Nymphs or Merfolk.

I always imagined my Baldur's Gate characters mum was a water nymph as my player portrait had blue skin and she was a mage ^^.

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I didn't really see anything in the second tier that I'd ask for.

I'm not a fan of reusing the typical fantasy races, but they can be done well. Heck anything can be done well. Beast races, however, have never really sat well with me. Somehow the usual, 'slap together a Human and whatever animal is handy' approach comes off as lazy every time, no matter how well fleshed out they are from a story perspective.

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I didn't really see anything in the second tier that I'd ask for.

I'm not a fan of reusing the typical fantasy races, but they can be done well. Heck anything can be done well. Beast races, however, have never really sat well with me. Somehow the usual, 'slap together a Human and whatever animal is handy' approach comes off as lazy every time, no matter how well fleshed out they are from a story perspective.


Well mythology is full of animal headed people though. And since LotR RPG settings have been deriving from mythology.





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