Character Races

  • Drow
  • Dracon
  • Sidhe
  • Fey
  • Halfling
  • Dwarf
  • Gnome
  • Elf
  • Half-Elf
  • Human
  • Ogre
  • Minotaur
  • Sahuagin

Human

Human

Averaging between five and six feet in height, Humans are the most populous race in the world. The Humans have established settlements on every continent, and their appearances vary widely depending on ancestry. Almost any hair, eye, or skin color that you can imagine can be found on a group of Humans somewhere.

Although they have no special biological talents like the other races, Humans are far more versatile, able to be trained in almost all classes. The Humans were the first to discover how to focus magical energies, and as a result they can utilize items to enhance their attributes more effectively than any other race. Additionally, the Human religions encourage a very personal connection with the Powers, and allow quicker reincarnation to occur.

Roleplaying a Human

Alim was born and raised within the walls of Rune to peasant farmers. Wanting what was best for their child, Alim's parents lived in poverty to pay for Alim's education. When Alim was ten years of age, his parents sent him off to the institutions in Sigil, where virtually any form of combat or magic could be learned in depth. There, Alim was able to research and try out different fighting styles and types of magics until he found one he was comfortable with. Every day, Alim would take the ferry from Rune to Sigil, feeling the spray of the ocean in the morning, tasting the salt of the sea at night.

The constant travel and changing faces did not bother the young man, as change and adaptation felt like a normal part of life. All of his studies came easily to him as well, his powers grew at a steady rate, seemingly effortlessly. When Alim reached maturity, he was a strong, confident man with several different abilities, making him a very useful ally to many.

Physically this is the most uncomplicated character. No stunning resistances, but no vulnerabilities. They're the most common race in the world - but not the most common race for adventurer. Some humans just don't want the problems that come with living off of the land, or don't wish to be separated from their families and towns.

Humans can be roleplayed an almost endless amount of ways, partly due to the lack of limitations on their class choices. For humans, class choice in and of itself should be the basis, or at least a major part of how you build a human roleplayer. Maybe your character was raised off the land, and so decided to become a ranger and continue with that familial tradition. Also possible is that your character was raised off the land and then decided to become a wizard in a high, tall tower somewhere because they'd had enough of nature. The choice is really up to you, and there's not a lot in the human racial make-up to stop you.