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Old 07-29-2005, 12:12 AM   #1
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Dwarves and elves and orcs may be a dime a dozen on any number of online RPGs. What's the most interesting race you've played and what made it so appealing to you? Feel free to include links to game websites so participants can learn more about the races in question.
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Old 07-29-2005, 01:40 AM   #2
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An Ent at Lensmoor - a tree-like creature that very happily stood almost in one place and mined all day long while spouting philosophical drivel in a rather strange accent. I've no clue where to send folks for references except to point them to Lensmoor.
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Old 07-29-2005, 02:53 AM   #3
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Minotaurs.

Why? Udders. And it doesn't matter if it's anatomically correct or not.
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Old 07-29-2005, 09:04 AM   #4
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Most of my characters have been human and most of them were very interesting.

I've played a desert elf though, and the mentality of this race is..very strange. They're kinda like the fremen of the Dune Series in a roundabout way, but they don't ride sandworms. In fact they don't ride anything. It's considered shameful for any elf to ride a mount. They roam the world on foot. Thievery isn't just a way of life to them, it's considered a highly cultural artform. In the city, an elf might be a pickpocket or scam artist..in the desert the elf might be a raider or poacher, or a trader who brings raw materials and finished goods (looted from raids or crafted themselves) into the various centers of commerce, to get more than they think they're worth for them. ANY kind of stealing, from items to lives to coins to virginity, is fair game for the elf. But it's not just wonton thievery. It's carefully calculated, culturally justified, boast-worthy, and performed with a certain panache.

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Old 07-29-2005, 10:36 AM   #5
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Aquaepurae are my favorite race found on Accursed Lands. They are amphibious creatures that are virtually indistinguishable from another race called the bramen when they are on land. When they enter the water their true nature reveals itself; they are able to survive in rivers, lakes, and the ocean. Where the land races would drown, aquaepurae can build underwater enclaves that shelter them from their enemies.

Aquaepurae are manipulators with a penchant for magic who are distrusted and/or loathed by most of the other races at Accursed Lands. Nevertheless, their resemblance to the bramen enables them to easily infiltrate braman society and maximize their chances of survival while positioning themselves to come out on top during any periods of societal upheaval.

In order to make an aquaepura character, a player must have positive In-Character ratings in Accursed Lands' peer-review rating system. Aquaepurae can be a powerful race and it's possible to abuse this power during PK sprees or the like.
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Old 07-29-2005, 11:40 AM   #6
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I think the gecko race from OuterSpace is pretty interesting. I wish I had more time to play the character I had. I'm a nice person and I try to take everything with a smile. This character was me x 10000. These creatures are so nice that if someone was being rude to her, she would just smile and say 'thank you a lot for expressing your feelings." She would do that opposed to saying, "Thank you oh so very much for you very informative and intellectual comments!" And even though it seems like she was being smart, she actually would mean it.
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Old 07-29-2005, 12:45 PM   #7
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Dinosaur on Age of Reptiles.

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Old 07-29-2005, 12:58 PM   #8
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Shapeshifter.
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Old 07-29-2005, 01:01 PM   #9
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I can't decide between the two but my two favorites and most interesting are the halfling and desert elf races on Armageddon.

They are so different from everything else I've ever played and not mainly for physical characteristics.
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Old 07-29-2005, 06:01 PM   #10
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I'll throw in my hat with Jazuela and Dunestalker and say that Armageddon's Desert Elves are probably my favorite race so far. Jazzy outline things well, so I'll leave off, there. The mentality is just so radically different. Intriguing.

Second would probably go to Armageddon's Half-Giant race. Being big, dumb, and very, very dangerous is FUN.

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Old 07-29-2005, 08:43 PM   #11
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Had a great time playing a Braman on Accursed Lands.
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Old 07-29-2005, 11:41 PM   #12
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I have to agree with the_logos, playing a dinosaur on Age of Reptiles (prior to becoming an imm) was the most interesting and challenging race I've ever played. The lack of says, tells, ooc and other channels made for a very unique environment for RP, and I have yet to encounter another quite like it. For those who are interested, sadly, the MUD has suffered from a major crash and pwipe, and it's future is uncertain at this point, but, stay tuned!
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Yup, playing a deinonychus in age of reptiles offers the best rp experience ive seen so far. If only there were more players... (for those who failed science or were never interested in dinosaurs, a deinonychus is a dinosaur...doh!
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Old 07-31-2005, 12:26 PM   #14
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I think faeries are just the best!
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I think faeries are just the best!
And why is that?
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Old 07-31-2005, 05:23 PM   #16
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I think faeries are just the best!
And why is that?
Because they are small and bite sized? lol Well most anyway.. That evil faery in the Apeman village where I play can kick my Kitsune ass. And that is throwing in my two cents about my favorite. Despite being Hack n' Slash, the Kitsune players represent probably 90% of the people who are members of the RP society, sometimes RP on the channel set aside from it and actually think more RP would be nice to add to the game. Sadly, most of it has consisted of plotting to eat one players pet fish, which eventually got stale... or joking about how the people killing foxes on the smaller island had better not let any of us Kitsune catch them at it. That and some abortive attempts on the channel, which got screwed up by people that wouldn't take it seriously, but kept given themselves what amounted to super powers...

However, the only other place I have even seen Kitsune as a race seemed adult oriented, all furry and made up attributes for them that had zip to do with the old stories. I think they either said, "Heh, kitsune sound fun. Now what should they be like?", or, "Here is a fox like race, with these quirks. Don't the Japanese have a name for those?" The description on the mud I play at is more accurate and its practically useless from the perspective of the game mechanics. Sigh... Still, if I wasn't playing this, I would have probably ended up with an elf.
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Old 07-31-2005, 05:45 PM   #17
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This doesn't fall into the category of online games, but me and my friends had a D&D-type game of our own making going on which was based on the "Master of Orion" game universe.  I played as an Ithkul (MoO3) for a while and it was a very enjoyable experience.  

 You see, Ithkul are parasites that need to latch onto another being to survive, and the way we did it was that whatever I latched onto I could automatically use the skills that the specific race had, of course it would have to be killed first.  The downside was that you would use up all the nutrients of the body after a week or so and you'd have to find another host, which may or may not be beneficial.  The good news was, I never needed to buy food!

 The Ithkul are despised by all races, however, and therefore I myself could never go into town and had to rely on my friends' characters to go in and buy weapons and such.  And also, when I wasn't attached to something I was extremely vulnerable to physical force and could be killed with so much as the punch from an eight-year-old, so if I couldn't find a dead thing (that dead thing part was not in MoO, but it was a necessary thing to add in to balance out the races) to attach to and we got attacked I would have to stay out of the fight until something was killed.
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