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View Poll Results: What race would you be, rather than the puny stock human you are?
Man of Bree (sometimes mistakenly called Human' 1 2.50%
Wood-Elf (sometimes just called Elf, Half-Elves don't exist, except a couple of cases) 8 20.00%
Hobbit (don't confuse with Gnome, which is just an obscure name for High-Elf) 7 17.50%
Shadow Fairy (who dares to say fairies don't exist?) 4 10.00%
Dwarf (in fact, various races, depending on beard's length) 7 17.50%
Dunadan (full blood Man of Gondor) 12 30.00%
High-Elf (muchkin!) 10 25.00%
Goblin-Man (a witty comment linking him to Kobold needed) 2 5.00%
Stone Troll (any mention of Half-Trolls should be forbidden on this family-friendly forum) 0 0%
Other 3 7.50%
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Old March 6, 2008, 22:54   #1
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What race would you be, rather than the puny stock human you are?

Suppose you could change your race now, for a year. What race would you feel best being? What race would you find most thrilling to try? What race would benefit you most in your daily challenges or enable you to start a new exciting life?

Edit: Oh my, how am I supposed to fit all races in 10 choices? :<

Edit2: Well, eventually, I've only listed basic V races, under Un names (a wonderful variant, that one!), collating the ones that are related in V or Un or between them. Please explain your racial cravings and detail 'Other' options.

Edit3: Multiple choice, in case you can't decide. Public poll, so all you lurking Half-Orcs, beware or come out!

Edit4: Actually, how do I edit poll options?

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Old March 7, 2008, 00:15   #2
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Now this should be an entertaining thread to read! I have to admit that I've only played Istari (Un) so far, so I'm having to pull from the Races help file to help me figure this out.

My first instinct was to put Wood-elf, because I'm better at ranged than at brute force - I'd wager I could hit a fleeing male with my trusty rolling pin at 40 paces. And my kids have always called me "spooky" because of my "infravision" - they can't figure out how I always know where they are and what they're up to when they're hiding in some other room.

The hubby, though, suggested dwarf or hobbit, because I'm very short. I must assert in my own defense, though, that no, I do NOT have a beard or hairy toes. Aside from the lack of hairy toes, I suppose hobbit would work. After all, I'm also intrinsically resistant to life draining from assorted mothers-in-law, telemarketers, and door-to-door bible-thumpers.

But your question wasn't really what we are now, but what we'd rather be for a year. I'd want to be Istari, definitely. They have the potential to be good at anything they want to try (very handy, that), AND they can reach things on the top shelves and on top of the refrigerator, which I have to get my tall sons to do for me in my current form.
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Too tough, I'd want to try out each of them for a month or two each and see which one I liked best. hmm, I guess I've narrowed it down to hobbit or kobold (but not goblin-man, kobold and goblin-man are not the same thing).

Edit: okay, I chose kobold. they're stealthy and wild and I imagine they have very little responsibilities other than surviving. A shadow fairy also fits this description, but shadow fairies are evil, I'm not evil. ..ugh, ok kobolds are considered evil in Angband, but I imagine them more neutral and not really evil.

high-elf would probably be the farthest thing from my personality.
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Old March 7, 2008, 01:52   #4
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Dunno, sometimes it's hard to decide between being a Troll and being a Lurker.
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Suppose you could change your race now, for a year. What race would you feel best being? What race would you find most thrilling to try? What race would benefit you most in your daily challenges or enable you to start a new exciting life?

Edit: Oh my, how am I supposed to fit all races in 10 choices? :<

Edit2: Well, eventually, I've only listed basic V races, under Un names (a wonderful variant, that one!), collating the ones that are related in V or Un or between them. Please explain your racial cravings and detail 'Other' options.

Edit3: Multiple choice, in case you can't decide. Public poll, so all you lurking Half-Orcs, beware or come out!

Edit4: Actually, how do I edit poll options?

a dwarf... usally my first choice when I actually played D&D or any game that lets you pick a race... I look like a dwarf never clean shaven, short, and round

they sound like the race that can get the most work done and still have plenty of time to play or drink or whatever your vice is

Oh, and when a dwarf decides he gonna stand his ground almost nothing is gonna move him and anything that tries is in for a good fight

now the intrinsics this game gives them, poor stealth most definitely, resist blindness? in all honesty its supposed to be poison, the sturdiness or constition is overlooked in the game because of the addition of Half-Trolls
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Elf for the immortality - and the ingenuity to get around the one year limitation...
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Funny thread, indeed. I want to be an elf. And I want to be good at playing music, too! Bedazzling the ladies with my top of the line archery skills. Falling in love and dying of sorrow. Hmm ...
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Elf! Elves live forever. That could be a little boring, though...
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Elf! Elves live forever. That could be a little boring, though...
... but beats the alternative.
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