T O P

Anon likes to keep it simple.

Anon likes to keep it simple.

TealGame

Idk. To me I like the idea of just a normal dude doing things in a fantasy world. Thats why I always go human. Seems more impressive than being a fantasy race in a fantasy world.


HearADoor

Sometimes games will make different races have different pros and cons and humans are the normal race. I’m the type of guy who might change everything halfway through a play through, so I just can’t lock myself into a certain race.


AgentWowza

Half-elf noble: You can use magic but only when it's 3 o'clock, and only fire magic. You sword stops working when you're using magic. Also you'll need to juggle between these three stats to optimize your DPS, or else you're fucked. Human: Eh, slap on some stamina and HP and you're good to go.


vonmonologue

That's why I always play heavy armor with a 2h weapon in RPGs. "Oh no I've been leveling my fire magic but this drake is immune to fire attacks! I'm completely crippled in this fight!" I just hit things with a big hammer and it usually works. And for everything else there's molotov cocktails.


SkeeverTail

> And for everything else there's molotov cocktails. but he literally just sa— actually never mind It doesn’t matter


AgentWowza

If your molotov cocktail didn't work, it just means you didn't use enough molotov cocktails.


GreekLumberjack

Or you forgot to light it


Rotsicle

Instructions unclear, drank 7 Molotov cocktails but dragon still alive.


ImmaFukinDragon

You used the wrong formula but ended up with the correct answer. Now your puke is flammable, thus you breathe fire.


mynoduesp

After the 7th cocktail that Dragon is starting to look kinda cute tho


Rotsicle

I'm choosing to trust you when it comes to fire breathing, because you're a fukin' dragon.


Swordofsatan666

And if it comes down to death then as a last resort they can just be the explosive!


johnny_soup1

“No problem cannot be solved without enough Molotov cocktails.” -Theodore Roosevelt.


AndyGHK

Ah, famous Three-Negative Ted.


internetlad

It costs $4 dollars to throw this weapon. . . . For one second.


sjricuw

“Any time I had a problem, and I threw a Molotov cocktail… Boom, right away, I had a different problem.” - Jason Mendoza


AutomaticVegetables

He levels strength, not intelligence.


neubs

I think it's more fun to cuck myself and then have to figure out what to do


Narhei_Asuka

I usually do the same but the game's response is always a grey death screen


David_Hasselherp

Sounds like DoS 2 to me


vonmonologue

I've run that build in D:OS, Skyrim (with a fire spell), Borderlands 1&2 (sniper rifle and fire grenade), Remnant, and grim dawn. A hard hitting weapon and an AoE fire attack are all I want in a game.


Big-Bad-Bug

If you ever play a Souls game, Strength + Pyromancy is the way for you to go.


0xF013

Molotov in the game or?


thoughtlow

I never liked Elves. Pointed eared hippy bastards. Now Dwarves? Dwarves are real men's men. Even the women. Especially the women. Never have I seen such a long, luxurious beard as those sported by Dwarven women. You'd think the hair would end up scruffy and curled from being down in the earth all day, but no, in fact most are meticulous in their beardcare and sport wondrous manes of silken fur. Fucking elf pieces of shit.


ThisMemeWontDie

We found the racist


AgentAlphakill

I mean he has a point those. The only things worse than those knife-ear dastards are the damned orcs.


ThisMemeWontDie

Orc racism I can get behind. Such a violent race


NearlyHandsome

I’m tired of this shit. The orcs are only “violent” because of the socioeconomic disparity between humans and elves in the realm.


Nerd-Hoovy

That and their minor alliance with the god killing soul torturer a few years ago. But joining the armies of hell was (partly) self defense, so it doesn’t count. I know not all orcs did this, I have orc friends you know and they never do something like this. All I am saying is that 50% of all ritualistic cannibal murders are done by orcs.


NearlyHandsome

Here we go, the classic “I have an orc friend” so it’s all okay. He’s one of the “good ones” I’m guessing? Orcs are more than 3 times likely to be killed by wizards than elves, humans or even dwarves despite making up only 15% of the realm’s population.


Legion_707

Despite Orcs only making up 13% of the population...


Rotsicle

These dwarven supremacists always pop out of nowhere!


esoomenona

Bunch of leaflovers, the lot of them.


Vexanine

Rock and stone?


esoomenona

If you don't rock and stone, you don't come home.


zi0in0

For Karl!


Masanjay_Dosa

Unexpected Pelinal Whitestrake


HandoAlegra

Star Wars RPG: \*chooses Twi-lek with massive tiddies\*


Zombieattackr

Humans do usually have their own pro as well, often with no cons, while other races have something like two pros (or an amazing pro) and a con. Really just depends on your play style though, and humans can usually do a bit of everything, so it’s great for new players.


TheRagingDonut

"normal" race REEEE


Able-Zombie376

I hate when cosmetics are attached to stats. Cosmetics should always just be that, cosmetics. They shouldn't be limiting.


crispinoir

absolutely. somehow achieving things feel more earned as a john doe, rather than being a lizard man who can breathe underwater


ObviouslyNotALizard

As someone who just started a play through as an argonian for the first time... Fuck you milk drinker


Octahedral_cube

I found a book on Mercer's desk I believe it's about your sister


gorgeous-freeman

Oh snap


FitzInAFritz

fucking hell


crispinoir

oh SHIT


yungthug4pres

Username surprisingly relevant


FitzInAFritz

r/usernamechecksout


Pallaran

Obligatory "farm equipment" comment


felipebarroz

Tbh, I deeply dislike that humans are, in 90% of the time, the "default" races in game, without many advantages or disadvantages. Why humans are the most boring race? Let them be the strongest one, or weakest, or whatever


WishIhadaLife21

Because in fiction writers often use other races to amplify or exaggerate human cultures/traits so humans are the baseline.


Spartan6056

They're boring because they're normal to us, so of course they're going to be the white bread of races. It'd be kinda lame to play a fantasy game where the meta is just being a regular human. To make up for that they're usually the most well rounded and adaptable race where you can change up your play style any time you want. That's also why they don't have any major advantages or disadvantages that may push them towards a specific role. It makes them great for new players that don't know how or don't know what to specialize in.


Zermelane

Going by how we compare to most animals, it wouldn't be out of place for humans to be either the super-adaptable omnivores, or the guys with extreme stamina who can just keep running (and maybe fighting) all day. Or the guys who are really amazing at throwing stuff with both precision and force. We have plenty going for us besides our brains, really.


Aaronixio

I feel like even in these fantasy settings, humans would probably have a lot of race-related benefits. But we don't think about them because we're human and don't know what it's like to be like a lizard person or something. Like, cat / lizard / whatever people probably don't have the ability to sweat, since their animal counterparts don't, for the most part. So maybe humans should have increased stamina regeneration or something. Either that, or just make race purely cosmetic. I want to be able to be a lizard wizard without like missing out on intelligence buffs or something just because the developers decided lizards are dumber than everyone else.


Supermarine814

Also they're like 90% of the population Make them a rare race or something like that Also one of the things that frustrates me to no end in D&D is that somehow every campaign the 5 rarest races meet in a bar because rare race = interesting character


MegaDeth6666

For several years, in WOW, humans were top for PVP since they could bail out of CC without the use of a trinket, giving them one extra trinket.


ISpamUpvotes

If humans are the most boring race, its not the game. Its you.


White_carson

the virgin magic vs the chad technology


VKRRL123

Vs thad magitech


california_sugar

Statistically isn't being a white man not normal? Given global demographics isn't it more normal to be nonwhite and a woman?


daswef2

There's something really funny to me about the idea of a propane salesman getting dropped into a fantasy world.


Failure_man69

I actually wanted to ask why people play humans. Don't get me wrong I ain't criticising anyone I'm just curious. Because every time I create a character I'm like, I can be an elf, an orc, etc..., why would I stick with human? But your answer makes sense so yeah, interesting perspective.


The_Third_Molar

Sometimes it's fun role playing as a human in a fantasy world. Like a heroes journey where you start out incredibly average but eventually become unstoppable.


sorenant

It's difference in perspective/priority. You seem to give importance to what the character can do (from birth), not who they are. For those who focus on the latter, the race is just another descriptor that might suit or not the kind of character they want to role play. Think like this: Hector didn't need Achilles' invulnerability to distinguish himself as great character that echoed through human history.


DingleDangleDom

Then there's me trying to stick to some semblance of role play for my character, giving up halfway through, then going straight 2 hand brawler -_-


ImmaFukinDragon

Idk man, in this fake world RPG, I'd like the experience of being white. Being white is a pretty wild concept to me as a non-white, so I gotta experience that shit.


Macist3

Bruh.


MorrisSchaefer

The dragon has spoken


pancreas_consumer

Switch the positions of "a" and "Fukin".


RipJaws121

OMG


Bountifalauto82

Haha u/pancreas_consumer , you are banging a dragon


Kaidono222

what


-DivineGod-

The username of the OP of this comment chain.


fyrefreezer01

ImmaadrFukingon?


why-can-i-taste-pee

I roleplayed as a red guard slave, so I get you.


99NamesOfHastur

My first character in Morowind was a redguard, but I was just min/maxing stats.


Captain-Stubbs

Oh shit, wasn’t that back when Redguards could whoop almost anyone’s ass with a long sword? It’s so wild to me how they got rid of the many varieties of weapons. I still love oblivion and Skyrim, but there are so many fewer options


Fieldrook1

Yeah, they got 50 in long sword at the beginning


Omegaman2010

You've been playing r/outside on hard difficulty for years. You deserve to take it easy.


WoolooOfWallStreet

It ain’t easy out there for a black dragon nowadays


papa_jahn

Night elf Mohawk


lizzboa

you could have been a female night elf noob


SeymourWang

Playing as the white class is great. You get access to all these places no one else has and you get access to the KKK quest line.


Malvastor

How dare you appropriate the white experience, racist.


Lolipopes

Race: Elve, tanned Sex: Loli femoid Class: Ranger with bikini skin Time to game 😎


theelectronic00

Ah yes, the perfect gender: loli


Lolipopes

The three genders, Loli, Shota, Trap.


Lukthar123

Being this much based should be illegal


Lolipopes

Actually the first time I have been called based. But based on what?


HuggleKnight

Your mums penis


DaggerStone

Gottem


CactusExtremity

I’m pretty sure it is


theelectronic00

Perfectly balanced, the world doesn't need any more than that


SnitchMoJo

Ah, a man of culture (For the tanned elf portion)


oighnen

A man of culture: crippling pornography addiction with a high possibility of being a pedophile


JackNoir413

Society


stormcloak-spy

Bottom text


Lord_Webotama

Pretty much any male consumer of media and porn innit?


ALottaDMG

The Chloe von Einzbern


cocksucker9001xX

Close but she's not an elf. I'm thinking edelgard from How Not to summon a demon lord


Lolipopes

[Origin Story](https://www.reddit.com/r/relationship_advice/comments/d0ejby/was_i_20f_wrong_for_kicking_out_my_boyfriend_27m/?utm_source=share&utm_medium=ios_app&utm_name=iossmf)


themein26

how could that bitch do this to you king 👑


PerfectSnakeFire

What do you think of the update? https://www.reddit.com/r/relationship_advice/comments/d0ndxx/update_was_i_20f_wrong_for_kicking_out_my/


Loliknight

Good taste


Splurgy_

I play a Nordic dude named grant in all RPGs


Dogbeater9000

Grant Cinematic Universe


Splurgy_

Skyrim, oblivion, wow, cube World, elite dangerous, monster hunter, mhw, fallout new Vegas, fallout 3 and Fallot 4 Grant transcends time and space


why-can-i-taste-pee

Is it the same person? Or is the only similarity between all the Grants that they’re white? Like, is there a difference between the WOW grant and the Fallout NV Grant? Do his memories transfer between games? I *need* to know.


shootmedmmit

Pls more Grant lore


DoggoMac

Maybe it’s not the same grant but more of like a Legend of Zelda prophecy. Every millennia a new Grant is born destined to defeat evil.


FuriousGoodingSr

Now that Grant has been slain, who will save us? Grant will save us.


Vohnja

I cant stop thinking about Grant now.


Splurgy_

He's a guy around 27 years old with blond longish braided hair and a short beard. He's not so much a melee sword shield character in all games like in mhw grant uses a hunting horn, in Skyrim/oblivion it's a sword and shield in fallout games it's a semiautomatic rife. Grant changes throughout the times. He more or less follows the basic warrior/fighter class in all things


Adaphion

Grant, son of Grant


Kryllllllyx

Grant had lived through many hardships in all his lives. Known by many different people of different universes. At first, he thought that his undying soul that keeps reincarnating in different universes was a blessing. After dozens of time doing so, he realises that he’ll always lose his loved ones, not being able to see them again, with his hard work in the life that he has to leave behind. He eventually grew insane, and starts killing himself as soon as possible when given a new body. There were universes that had magic and unexplainable powers. He had known all of them and remembers every single one. But one was different. This universe was same as his first life which was before he was in Skyrim. What changed was only time. It was the year 1989 in that world. No magic. Just a lot more peaceful than Fallout, which was one of the worlds he was in. It was a normal life. With his family, and went to school normally. Sometimes later he played games for his own enjoyment, playing RPG games and making himself a white man with the name “Grant”. By 2019, he became a redditor and started gaining weight, how unfortunate. He then gave up all his time for League of Legends.....


FuriousGoodingSr

We are all Grant on this blessed day.


MobileTough

Started out really strong and petered out in the end there. Was really invested in that prompt D:


morpheeeee

> Cube World [*]


sinat50

I've honestly fantasized about a gaming universe where you design a character and that's the character you play all your games with. Like your clothes and visual appearance is all affected by the other games you've played. The coolest thing I think would be a battleground where you can bring gear from any game you've played and just duke it out against other players and their gear from other games. Like you have an elite dangerous ship bombing a fortification while a WW2 anti air team tries to take it out before getting overrun by a cavalry charge except except the horses are skateboards. Obviously this could only work with games on the same engine and would take an immense amount of work but I think something like Unreal engine would have the community and versatility to support this madness


android151

Granted


rosmarino_

As you should


IndependentDamage8

Based


bolsterboi

Mine's Eric


DesmondKenway

There's a weapon called Grant in Dark Souls. Go play that one.


Vohnja

Please share more about Grant. *who is Grant*


CactusExtremity

A Nordic dude


Mcfuggery

Anon is boring Give me a lizard barbarian who beats people to death with the medieval equivalent of a baseball bat!


MrGameAnWatch

Goblin artificer who puts a necklace around somebody's neck, then shrinks the necklace so their head is chopped off!


Sungami00

Thank you for my new rogue weapon. Assassination has never been so stylish!


Meerkat45K

You have given me an evil, evil idea.


CollapsedPlague

With big ol tiddies


AndrasKrigare

Funny thing is human might end up being more unique. I have a lizard person in both dnd groups I'm in (one is a barbarian) along with a birdman, elephant man, gnome, etc. No humans, though.


Walrusliver

whatever class looks the most like a fish, i'm in.


Quantum_Crab

Nah man, lizard wizard every time


RedTheTimid

Hangin out with your friend, King Gizzard


Sparky-Sparky

Making sweet music for all tastes and dropping like 12 albums a year!


KrisKorona

Yer a lizard Harry


FuriousGoodingSr

A cold-blooded approach to tipping the scales.


corticalLoss

I like the elf archer route. There's something hilarious to me about shooting a wizard in the head with an arrow or stabbing them with a dagger. To think they posses all this arcane knowledge, can summon terrifying creatures from the unknown and yet get snuffed out by a bit of steel and wood is really fucking funny to me. Fucking idiots should have invested in some armor and not overpriced pajamas.


Spartan6056

My favorite play style was just being an absolute barbarian with one or even two swords. I would just run up on wizards and beat them to death while they shook their hands at me while trying to back away. Hokey religions and ancient magic are no match for a good sword at your side.


I_am_Scout_Tf2

“I’m the most powerful wizard of all time tremble before me” > equips magic resistant armor >stabs him to death


rotalupinaM

"> laughs at dumb anon cause he lack fantasy" "> Remember I played as a white male rouge in WOW" "> MFW"


firebearhero

even though i hear a lot of people talk about it i never found out how to choose makeup as my character class.


BackToPornFML

Had to go back and read the comment as it registered as rogue the first time I read it. Chuckled and upvoted.


easiestpete

Go white human everytime because the other races always look stupid as fuck and I wouldn't wanna be any of them irl :)


tiny_smile_bot

>:) :)


WalterTheDogo

>:) >:) :)


comfort_bot_1962

:D


ChipChipington

Always white human except when black human with a purple or pink Afro is an option


MojaveMoProbl3m

Calm down Stormcloak smh


Spartan6056

It's funny because humans are also usually the only race that don't get constantly berated and looked down upon. Usually they're the ones dishing it out.


voxozi

I mean its not like you don't get to interact with the other races. If you're the type who plays RPGs with the thought what would I personally do in these interesting situations then playing as yourself makes sense and I'm tired of pretending its not ok.


eldritchBat

Same, my characters are always human white men, not out of racism, but for the sake of immersion


T3m0xx

It’s not about the diversity you can play as, it’s about the diversity you can slaughter along the way


NicolasLaurindo

True gamer moment right here


FlavaTheDoggo

DWARFS FTWWWW


Beneficial-Society74

Diggy diggy hole Diggy diggy hole


ParsnipsNicker

I AM A DWARF AND IM DIG GING A HOLE


Sungami00

Simon could you go find some oil?


FlavaTheDoggo

BROTHERS OF THE MINE REJOICE


Beneficial-Society74

RAISE YOUR PICKS AND RAISE YOUR VOICE


Shpooter

same, i always just play a dwarf berserker/barbarian


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Kind_Yandere

Make sure you don't get raped by a goblin.


YUor_LOrD_ANd_SAviOr

I always choose human if I can because they tend to be the most well rounded and don't have any perks that let you just completely cheese an entire area.


why-can-i-taste-pee

Yeah, “human” is, like, the blankest slate. Every other race has some specific lore attached to it. Humans are mostly just either very varied or very basic, both fitting my characters.


Eric9060

Human Female, White Mage Go


Zyfo12

Gay


SangEtVin

Anon likes keeping it non-political


_nzatar

Mordhau.


why-can-i-taste-pee

You can barely be anything other than white in Mordhau, lmao. I tried to make a samurai-character, and he ended up looking middle-eastern as fuck.


Intelligent-Cap1251

Wow the creators of mordhau sure did understand what kind of people would be buying it


Blue00200

they do plan on adding a shit ton of other races and even women eventually so that's kinda neat


mihir_lavande

Race: Chad. Sex: Yes. Class: All of it.


Beasting-25-8

Being a White msle goes pretty well IRL should work well in the fantasy world too.


TRUST229

Anything else is heresy!


HyperionPhalanx

Fantasy games doesn't allow me to be a south east asian man so I'll take what i can get


IAmSpinda

Generic Human Fighter ™


felixhitler

Same even I'm not white


Mantholle

dude who's not white has hitler in his name and only plays white characters in rpgs


why-can-i-taste-pee

Sounds like culture appropriation.


eldritchBat

Cause he’s based af and honorary


VoidMystr0

Choosing fighter in dnd


BigBoyEnzo50

To be fair playing as a fighter is pretty damn fun


why-can-i-taste-pee

I like ‘em, though.


SomeFunnyRandomDude

I prefer to play as a reptilian that uses telekinesis


CroquetteRocket

in a world with different kind of race with different magic and powers, something about using a plain human with a sword just feels badass.


stunafish

RPG Game Role Playing Game Game Mfw


eldritchBat

Doesn’t everyone do this? I always do this, with the sole exception being that I sometimes decide to be a mage or spellsword instead of a knight


DaddyLich

All my characters are Named Barry - then whatever their weapon of choice is. Barry Sword is my most well known.


FishinforPhishers

Anon is a basic bitch


SniperKing64

When you've doubt a ton always choose skeleton


ghooooo457

Self inserting is fun


Sh0vels

I'm the opposite I never pick humans they are boring as fuck.


PoIIux

They're only as boring as the person playing them


BlastFromBehind

Skyrim belongs to the Nords!


SniperKing64

I usually pick the least alive looking class and make them a speedy axe wielder type.


FitzInAFritz

\-plays skyrim \-imperial/nord every time


6865636172

I'm a big titty elf mage kind of guy