Post:Cosmetic Race Changes! - 4/13/2011 - 16:05:23

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Re: Cosmetic Race Changes! · on 4/13/2011 4:05:23 PM 5508
>>If it doesn't affect the mechanical aspects why is it so wrong to play yourself off as another race?

What you're essentially advocating is that instead of choosing a race and having a set of bonuses and penalties that go along with the culture, stigma, etc of that race, you would like to let all players be any race for the culture/stigma/etc, and then choose from a list of sets of bonuses and penalties.

As an example, let's say I want to play a barbarian, and decide that I want to play a halfling barbarian. Under your model, I would roll up as Gor'Tog and then get shifted to be Halfling, giving the outward perception that I'm a halfling but allowing me very cheap strength and stamina training.

This is essentially letting you arbitrarily pair the RP aspects of any race with the stat bonuses of any other race.

This message was originally posted in The Empaths (23) \ Shift (20), by DR-SOCHARIS on the forums.