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Sooner than later [Sep. 26th, 2014|03:22 pm]
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Inspired by guldensupp, and having found and gone through a hole slew of character sheets recently, here's a rundown of species by player:
ChangelingDwarfElf, FireElf, GreyElf, HighGnomeGoblinHalf-elfHalf-orcHalflingHengeyokai, CatHengeyokai, FoxHumanKalashtarMinotaurOrcPlanetouched, AasimarShifterVanaraWarforgedOther typesNumber of othersNumber per player
Alexander            1         1
Alexis      1    1          2
Alison         1            1
Alphonso      1               1
Binit            3       Eladrin, Ghaele14
Brian 1                    1
Bruce            1         1
Bruno    1           1     2
Cass         1            1
Cathy G                   1  1
Cathy P     1      2         3
Catie                    Elan11
Celestine  1      1  1         3
Cengiz                    Littorian11
Charles            1         1
Chris        1             1
Colin  1    1    1       Archon, Hound; Pixie25
Darcy    1                 1
David F    1  1 1  1         4
David M11     1    2       Changeling, Hag; Fairy; True Spryte38
David T 1                    1
Deborah                    Elf/Hobgoblin halfbreed11
Elisabeth                    Kelloran11
Elliot    1                 1
Emiliano            1         1
Eric            1         1
Erin            1         1
Fran    1                 1
Freedom1           1  1      3
Gil 1                    1
Grant    1       1         2
Gregory 1                    1
Gretchen    1                 1
Halley             1      Formian12
Ian       11             2
Isaac        1             1
Jason        1   4  2    Ghoul; Hobgoblin; Wight310
Jayme    1                 1
Jeanelle         1          Archon, Trumpet12
Jennie                    Faen, Quickling11
Jeremy    1      16       Demon, Minor; Devil: Imp; Genie: Djinn; Spirit Folk, River412
Jon            1         1
Jonathan           1          1
Julie    1             1   2
Jyn    1  1              2
Kal         1            1
Kate         1            1
Katie    1                 1
Khaymin                    Nezumi11
Kiara          1           1
Kim           1        Dragon, White; Medusa23
Kris                    Lillend; Spirit Folk, Bamboo22
Luke   1        3         4
Marcio 1       1  1  1      4
Marcus 1 11       2         5
Matt            2       Dragon, Amethyst13
Max14 1 1 112  3 1 1 1 Draconian, Sivak118
Meg    1       11        3
Morgan                 1    1
Nancy            1         1
Nani          1         Elf, Winged12
Nate 1          1         2
Neil            2         2
Patrick 3    1             Elf, Drow15
Rachel                    Planetouched, Tiefling11
Raven            1         1
Romy    1    1  1         3
Sasha 1            1       2
Seanovan               1      1
Sharon         1  1         2
Spring            1    1  Nymph13
Steve                  1   1
Susan    1                 1
Tara            1         1
Vijaya            1         1
Wes       1              1
Ye                    Centaur11
Zachary            1      1Dwarf, Korobokuru13
Zeppelin   11                 2
 316241723751224522252232 33180

As expected, more humans than anyone else, although not a majority. Followed by elves (17 "standard", 24 if you include subraces). This is across several worlds, including Eberron, hence the inclusion of kalashtar and warforged.
In both cases, I repurposed shifter for people who wanted to play werewolves. One changeling was as written, while the other in my current game was the result of experimentation where they stole the character's face. For more oddities, we're playing in Golarion, where they've written a completely different "changeling" race as hag-children; the same player played both.
At one end, this is character sheets I found plus a handful of "to the best of my memory". At the other end, there were a handful of character sheets I didn't include because I didn't remember actually playing with them; I'm assuming we just made a character and stopped there.
Pirates were palloozled. Missed the dance because reasons, secured a table before the crowd hit the next spot. Partner was feeling out-of-it by end of night, did not come with me to Shivana's birthday party. Party was fun, nice food, fun art, birthday girl appreciated the fact that I was still wearing my pirate costume. (Her invitation actually mentioned cosplay, but it was just her and me this time around.)
Sister, her fiancee, sweetheart, and a couple of friends (a friends of couple?) who live in the building all came to Six Flags. Sweetheart won tickets in a raffle. Very little ugh-woozy feeling like I got from the Mindbender. Rode Cyclone (probably not again, too rickety), talked with sweetheart while the other four did Acrophobia (ride operators were creepily singing things like "Ring Around the Rosy"), had overpriced lunch at one of the places. Passed Monster Mansion because of how long the line was. Stood in line for Goliath next - long, but totally worth it for the occasional airborne feeling - was also the first ride we tried in May right when the park opened. One of the couple, sister, fiancee and I went to Daredevil - very fast and compact coaster with long verticals and loops. Also too long in line, and concerned about potential sunburn (I ended up rotating so I would get evenly baked) but not willing to step out. Scorcher (short line) and Log Jamboree (rubber raft shaped like a log, splashdown at the end) finished off our day.
The last few days have been a blur - ridiculously busy gathering information for a grant by day, cleaning and organizing by night. Both projects accomplished, looking very much forward to slowing down. D&D tonight, games tomorrow night, seeing "The Box Trolls" with the aforementioned friendly couple after that.
Have been pretending to be grouchy when cleaning out. I think it helps - it's funny, it helps me let go, and it works with our dynamic.

I think that's probably enough to qualify as an entry, so I'll stop here.
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[User Picture]From: raidingparty
2014-09-26 07:25 pm (UTC)
Oh, I also just learned today: "Vanara" is a Hindi word, some pronounce the "V" close to "W", and the first syllable is accented (I had been doing the second).
That is to say, "WAN uh rah", not "vuh NAH ruh".
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[User Picture]From: chris_warrior
2014-09-27 01:08 am (UTC)
i don't get "pretending to be grouchy." qua?
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[User Picture]From: raidingparty
2014-09-29 02:43 pm (UTC)
Imagine, if you will, exaggeratedly refusing to do something in the manner of a 5-year old, upon being told it needs doing:
"But I don't WANNA ride the bike. It's COLD outside! I wanna sit and read!" (all the while putting on helmet and jacket and whathaveyou, and seating up five minutes later)
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[User Picture]From: raoin
2014-09-29 12:52 pm (UTC)
hey, you left off my angel Bob... no idea whatever happened to that chartacter sheet. but i played hir in the same game that Sparky played a warforged and i spent all my time attempting to convert other players and NPCs over to the judeo-christian G-D. :)

otherwise, the halfling listed for me was Tiefem, ya? loved her so much.
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[User Picture]From: raidingparty
2014-09-29 02:44 pm (UTC)
I think I have Bob... trumpet archon, no? Or did you end up playing two different celestials?
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[User Picture]From: raoin
2014-09-29 02:58 pm (UTC)
yep, the gender neutral trumpet archon Bob. but my line on the spreadsheet only had one character listed.
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[User Picture]From: raidingparty
2014-09-29 03:08 pm (UTC)
WAAAAY over on the right (this table is too big), I have a column for "other races" that only had one character.
Now that I think about it, you had another angelic character whose "diaphanous gown is held on by hope and eyeballs". I don't remember her exact classification, though.
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[User Picture]From: raoin
2014-09-29 03:17 pm (UTC)
i dont think i ever got to play that one... i think i just managed to write up the sheet for it. but that sounds like something i would have done.
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[User Picture]From: ebontigress
2014-09-29 03:35 pm (UTC)
Awesome icon!
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[User Picture]From: ebontigress
2014-09-29 03:31 pm (UTC)

(whistle)

Wow, I'm mightily impressed you were able to get that whole table into your post. Not necessarily following the stuff that's *in* it, but I can admire the structure. :)

It's nice to see your life progressing the way you want it to.
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[User Picture]From: raidingparty
2014-09-29 03:59 pm (UTC)

Re: (whistle)

I have to admit, I found a table-generating-page for HTML; I definitely didn't type all that myself.
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[User Picture]From: karishi
2014-10-03 05:26 pm (UTC)
I remember most of mine. Not quite all, I think.
I played a generic "lesser demon" (CR 1 humanoid with the Fiendish subtype) to try out the Fiend of Possession prestige class, not sure if it counts since it was only 1 session.
Nyaa was definitely more than one session, though.
Of course, neither of those is sourced from a legit book, so if that's why they didn't make the cut it makes sense. I also thought I played a Warforged at some point, but that may have been 4th Ed which would put it at Chicagoland Time or later, based on when Warforged hit 4th. Maybe a bit of both; like, thought about it and maybe made a warforged in 3rd, actually played a warforged in 4th.
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[User Picture]From: raidingparty
2014-10-05 01:01 am (UTC)
I had thought the Imp (far right side) was the "lesser demon" in question, although I have no idea how we went incorporeal at 1st level.
I definitely remember Nyaa now, but I didn't get a character sheet for it, hence not remembering when I first started this project. Lemme see how well I can edit this table...
Do you remember the personality for the Ymir Warforged? I'm not recalling anything; best I got is Sparky's stabby rogue.
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[User Picture]From: karishi
2014-10-05 07:15 am (UTC)
The imp was totally separate.
The "minor fiend" was a race we made up which took advantage of the fact that Fiend of Possession had practically no requirements outside of creature subtype. It was insanely minmaxy, with the ability to turn ethereal at will in the first level of the prestige class.

I don't recall the Warforged's persona, probably didn't happen.

My first character in the Ymir campaign was a Djinn. We determined that a djinn with 100 arrows can kill a gargantuan spider without ever getting into danger, owing to its fly 100 perfect at level 1, and the spider's inability to find cover. I gained almost 2 levels right off the bat, though we decided to dock me about 75 arrows.
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