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Old 05-27-2009, 03:23 AM   #1
Johnny Angel
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Pennsylvania
Default fantasy races

I was trying to brainstorm a few ideas for my game. I've come to realize that the majority of fantasy stories tend to have the same or similar stereotypical races: elf, dwarf, gnome, halfling, etc.


What are some of the different takes on elves, dwarves, etc that you've seen? (I've seen quite a few. For example, the way The Chronicles of Narnia handle dwarves is far different from D&D's version of dwarves.)




What are some of the non-typical races you have seen in stories?




Are there still any unique ideas left for fantasy races? What springs forth from you imagination?




Aside from helping me to brainstorm, I think this is an interesting topic. I'd like to see what sort of other creatures have been used. What sort of other creatures have been given prominent parts in stories instead of the typical elf/dwarf mix? What sort of deviations have the worlds of your home games taken?



I like the idea behind Dragonborn in the new edition of D&D. It gave some new life to the lizard man idea in the fantasy genre. I seem to remember an rpg book which had sentient house cats who walked on their hind legs as the default small race instead of halflings and gnomes, but I can't remember what book contained such a thing.
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