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8th Nov '16 7:37:24 AM narm00
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** Hans appeared [[http://sales.starcitygames.com/cardsearch.php?singlesearch=Lhurgoyf exactly once]] on a single card in , and never anywhere else, but the flavor text - "'Ach Hans, run! It's the lhurgoyf!' ''Saffi Eriksdotter, last words''" - was popular enough that he [[http://sales.starcitygames.com/carddisplay.php?product=34962 got]] [[http://sales.starcitygames.com//carddisplay.php?product=9228 multiple]] [[http://sales.starcitygames.com//carddisplay.php?product=42675 references]] later on including a short story in the anthology ''Monsters of Magic'' (called, naturally, "Ach! Hans, Run!").

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** Hans appeared [[http://sales.starcitygames.com/cardsearch.php?singlesearch=Lhurgoyf exactly once]] on a single card in , card, and never anywhere else, but the flavor text - "'Ach Hans, run! It's the lhurgoyf!' ''Saffi Eriksdotter, last words''" - was popular enough that he [[http://sales.starcitygames.com/carddisplay.php?product=34962 got]] [[http://sales.starcitygames.com//carddisplay.php?product=9228 multiple]] [[http://sales.starcitygames.com//carddisplay.php?product=42675 references]] later on including a short story in the anthology ''Monsters of Magic'' (called, naturally, "Ach! Hans, Run!").



** ''TabletopGame/{{Eberron}}'' gave D&D one of the more popular new races - The Warforged. Basically, they're {{Magitek}} MechanicalLifeforms, and they've been generally well received by the D&D community. Even on [[Website/FourChan /tg/]], Warforged are generally quite popular. It's probably because, well, [[RuleOfCool robots are just plain]] [[http://1d4chan.org/images/c/c7/Warforged_Bard.png cool]]. As a matter of fact, WizardsOfTheCoast recently put up a [[http://www.wizards.com/dnd/files/dragon/364/364_Warforged.pdf free supplement]] for 4E Warforged, making them {{Canon Immigrant}}s.

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** ''TabletopGame/{{Eberron}}'' gave D&D one of the more popular new races - The Warforged. Basically, they're {{Magitek}} MechanicalLifeforms, and they've been generally well received by the D&D community. Even on [[Website/FourChan /tg/]], Warforged are generally quite popular. It's probably because, well, [[RuleOfCool robots are just plain]] [[http://1d4chan.org/images/c/c7/Warforged_Bard.png cool]]. As a matter of fact, WizardsOfTheCoast recently put up a [[http://www.wizards.com/dnd/files/dragon/364/364_Warforged.pdf free supplement]] for 4E Warforged, making them {{Canon Immigrant}}s.



** When it was introduced in the late 80s, the ''{{Planescape}}'' setting brought with it exactly three new player races; the [[OurCentaursAreDifferent Bariaur]] -- a usually ChaoticGood centaur-like race who were hairy humans from the waist up and large mountain sheep from the waist down, the Githzerai -- the benevolent counterpart to the Githyanki, and the Tieflings -- the several-generations-later result of crossbreeding between humans and fiends. Tieflings became one of the iconic races of Planescape, getting almost as many official Non Player Characters as humans, were massively popular with the fanbase, and even went on to get "kindred" species, such as the Tanar'rukks and Feyri (the orcish and elvish equivalents of tieflings). This culminated in tieflings being one of the first races to be playable in 4th edition. In comparison, githzerai are obscure and rarely seen, whilst only die-hard fans remember the existence of the bariaur.

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** When it was introduced in the late 80s, the ''{{Planescape}}'' ''TabletopGame/{{Planescape}}'' setting brought with it exactly three new player races; the [[OurCentaursAreDifferent Bariaur]] -- a usually ChaoticGood centaur-like race who were hairy humans from the waist up and large mountain sheep from the waist down, the Githzerai -- the benevolent counterpart to the Githyanki, and the Tieflings -- the several-generations-later result of crossbreeding between humans and fiends. Tieflings became one of the iconic races of Planescape, getting almost as many official Non Player Characters as humans, were massively popular with the fanbase, and even went on to get "kindred" species, such as the Tanar'rukks and Feyri (the orcish and elvish equivalents of tieflings). This culminated in tieflings being one of the first races to be playable in 4th edition. In comparison, githzerai are obscure and rarely seen, whilst only die-hard fans remember the existence of the bariaur.



** To elaborate, Changeling was one of the limited series NWOD games WhiteWolf release, only meant to have the main source book and five supplements. From the get go the game was at a disadvantage; not only was it contending with TabletopGame/VampireTheRequiem, which was undisputedly the most popular NWOD game at the time, but it also was the revamped version of TabletopGame/ChangelingTheDreaming, one of the least fondly remembered games of the [[TabletopGame/OldWorldOfDarkness OWOD]]. Combine that with the fact its subject matter (Fairies) lacked the universal appeal that, say, vampires and werewolves had, and it didn't bode well. However, when it came out sales peaked and the Internet was filled with adoration and acclaim for the game and its setting. Sooon the Changeling fanbase was one of the biggest in the community and rivaled Vampire on fans and players. This huge influx of interest got the series three extra books and several more [=PDFs=] added to the line, making it one of the stand out titles of the NWOD.

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** To elaborate, Changeling was one of the limited series NWOD games WhiteWolf release, Creator/WhiteWolf released, only meant to have the main source book and five supplements. From the get go the game was at a disadvantage; not only was it contending with TabletopGame/VampireTheRequiem, which was undisputedly the most popular NWOD game at the time, but it also was the revamped version of TabletopGame/ChangelingTheDreaming, one of the least fondly remembered games of the [[TabletopGame/OldWorldOfDarkness OWOD]]. Combine that with the fact its subject matter (Fairies) lacked the universal appeal that, say, vampires and werewolves had, and it didn't bode well. However, when it came out sales peaked and the Internet was filled with adoration and acclaim for the game and its setting. Sooon the Changeling fanbase was one of the biggest in the community and rivaled Vampire on fans and players. This huge influx of interest got the series three extra books and several more [=PDFs=] added to the line, making it one of the stand out titles of the NWOD.



** And now there's an entire supplement (''The God-Machine Chronicle'') dedicated to exploring the possibilities of the concept, as well as a collection of short stories written as a companion piece to the supplement.

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** And now there's then came an entire supplement (''The God-Machine Chronicle'') dedicated to exploring the possibilities of the concept, as well as a collection of short stories written as a companion piece to the supplement.
15th Oct '16 8:40:29 PM Mullon
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** ''TabletopGame/{{Eberron}}'' gave D&D one of the more popular new races - The Warforged. Basically, they're {{Magitek}} MechanicalLifeforms, and they've been generally well received by the D&D community. Even on [[ImageBoards /tg/]], Warforged are generally quite popular. It's probably because, well, [[RuleOfCool robots are just plain]] [[http://1d4chan.org/images/c/c7/Warforged_Bard.png cool]]. As a matter of fact, WizardsOfTheCoast recently put up a [[http://www.wizards.com/dnd/files/dragon/364/364_Warforged.pdf free supplement]] for 4E Warforged, making them {{Canon Immigrant}}s.

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** ''TabletopGame/{{Eberron}}'' gave D&D one of the more popular new races - The Warforged. Basically, they're {{Magitek}} MechanicalLifeforms, and they've been generally well received by the D&D community. Even on [[ImageBoards [[Website/FourChan /tg/]], Warforged are generally quite popular. It's probably because, well, [[RuleOfCool robots are just plain]] [[http://1d4chan.org/images/c/c7/Warforged_Bard.png cool]]. As a matter of fact, WizardsOfTheCoast recently put up a [[http://www.wizards.com/dnd/files/dragon/364/364_Warforged.pdf free supplement]] for 4E Warforged, making them {{Canon Immigrant}}s.
26th Jul '16 8:03:40 AM Willbyr
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22nd Apr '16 8:53:44 PM Doug86
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** A {{Downplayed}} version is the [[BloodKnight Khornate]] [[EldritchAbomination Daemon]] [[AscendedToAHigherPlaneOfExistence Prince]] named [[NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast Doombreed]]. He has a surprising number of references in the background of the game (approximately four, compared to the number of one-shot characters given a single paragraph), and he has become something of a MauveShirt in the background and on [[Website/FourChan /tg/]]. It's speculated that he was UsefulNotes/GenghisKhan before, and that everything from his daemonic mount to his [[BeardOfEvil fu manchu mustache]] is ''[[IncendiaryExponent on fire]]''. Other theories include that he was actually UsefulNotes/AdolfHitler, JosefStalin, MaoZedong, or AlexanderTheGreat.

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** A {{Downplayed}} version is the [[BloodKnight Khornate]] [[EldritchAbomination Daemon]] [[AscendedToAHigherPlaneOfExistence Prince]] named [[NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast Doombreed]]. He has a surprising number of references in the background of the game (approximately four, compared to the number of one-shot characters given a single paragraph), and he has become something of a MauveShirt in the background and on [[Website/FourChan /tg/]]. It's speculated that he was UsefulNotes/GenghisKhan before, and that everything from his daemonic mount to his [[BeardOfEvil fu manchu mustache]] is ''[[IncendiaryExponent on fire]]''. Other theories include that he was actually UsefulNotes/AdolfHitler, JosefStalin, MaoZedong, UsefulNotes/JosefStalin, UsefulNotes/MaoZedong, or AlexanderTheGreat.UsefulNotes/AlexanderTheGreat.
15th Feb '16 12:02:56 PM CountDorku
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* In ''TabletopGame/{{Pathfinder}}'', the NPC Laori Vaus from the "Curse of the Crimson Throne" adventure path is extremely popular. She's a near-perpetually upbeat cleric who [[AffablyEvil tries to ally with the party]], and who just happens to serve [[LawfulEvil Zon-Kuthon, God of Torture]]; her text mentions that she is capable of retaining the same chirpiness when discussing what it's like to [[FlayingAlive flay a man alive]] as she is when [[WickedCultured talking about art]].
31st Mar '15 6:44:02 PM jormis29
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** A {{Downplayed}} version is the [[BloodKnight Khornate]] [[EldritchAbomination Daemon]] [[AscendedToAHigherPlaneOfExistence Prince]] named [[NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast Doombreed]]. He has a surprising number of references in the background of the game (approximately four, compared to the number of one-shot characters given a single paragraph), and he has become something of a MauveShirt in the background and on [[Website/FourChan /tg/]]. It's speculated that he was GenghisKhan before, and that everything from his daemonic mount to his [[BeardOfEvil fu manchu mustache]] is ''[[IncendiaryExponent on fire]]''. Other theories include that he was actually UsefulNotes/AdolfHitler, JosefStalin, MaoZedong, or AlexanderTheGreat.

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** A {{Downplayed}} version is the [[BloodKnight Khornate]] [[EldritchAbomination Daemon]] [[AscendedToAHigherPlaneOfExistence Prince]] named [[NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast Doombreed]]. He has a surprising number of references in the background of the game (approximately four, compared to the number of one-shot characters given a single paragraph), and he has become something of a MauveShirt in the background and on [[Website/FourChan /tg/]]. It's speculated that he was GenghisKhan UsefulNotes/GenghisKhan before, and that everything from his daemonic mount to his [[BeardOfEvil fu manchu mustache]] is ''[[IncendiaryExponent on fire]]''. Other theories include that he was actually UsefulNotes/AdolfHitler, JosefStalin, MaoZedong, or AlexanderTheGreat.
20th Feb '15 6:58:57 PM SpectralTime
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** Inspired greatly by the example of [[DefectorFromDecadence Drizzt]], [[OurElvesAreBetter drow]] are a perennial favorite as PlayerCharacters despite the race originally being AlwaysChaoticEvil. Future splatbooks expanded greatly on drow culture and options for drow players. They're even included as a PC race in the Fourth Edition ''TabletopGame/ForgottenRealms'' setting.
*** This is lampooned in ''Webcomic/TheOrderOfTheStick'', where Nale's "Linear Guild" includes a Drow whose presence prompts the heroes to question, "Aren't Dark Elves evil?" Nale "explains" that that was before they were a player-character race; "The race now consists of nothing but Chaotic Good rebels struggling to throw off the reputation of their Evil brethren." "I thought you said they were all Chaotic Good?" "Details."

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** Inspired greatly by Always popular, but exploding into popularity after the example success of [[DefectorFromDecadence Drizzt]], [[OurElvesAreBetter drow]] are a perennial favorite as PlayerCharacters despite the race originally being AlwaysChaoticEvil. Future splatbooks expanded greatly on drow culture and options for drow players. They're even included as a PC race in the Fourth Edition ''TabletopGame/ForgottenRealms'' setting.
*** This is lampooned in ''Webcomic/TheOrderOfTheStick'', where Nale's "Linear Guild" includes a Drow whose presence prompts the heroes to question, "Aren't Dark Elves evil?" Nale "explains" that that was before they were a player-character race; "The race. [[spoiler: Amusingly, Zz'dri [[DoubleSubverted is actually evil]].]]
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race now consists of nothing but Chaotic Good rebels struggling to throw off the reputation of their Evil brethren." "I "
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thought you said they were all Chaotic Good?" "Details.Good?"
-->"Details.
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21st Dec '14 10:21:07 AM TheUnsquished
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** A {{Downplayed}} version is the [[BloodKnight Khornate]] [[EldritchAbomination Daemon]] [[AscendedToAHigherPlaneOfExistence Prince]] named [[NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast Doombreed]]. He has a surprising number of references in the background of the game (approximately four, compared to the number of one-shot characters given a single paragraph), and he has become something of a MauveShirt in the background and on [[Website/FourChan /tg/]]. It's speculated that he was GenghisKhan before, and that everything from his daemonic mount to his [[BeardOfEvil fu manchu mustache]] is ''[[IncendiaryExponent on fire]]''. Other theories include that he was actually AdolfHitler, JosefStalin, MaoZedong, or AlexanderTheGreat.

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** A {{Downplayed}} version is the [[BloodKnight Khornate]] [[EldritchAbomination Daemon]] [[AscendedToAHigherPlaneOfExistence Prince]] named [[NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast Doombreed]]. He has a surprising number of references in the background of the game (approximately four, compared to the number of one-shot characters given a single paragraph), and he has become something of a MauveShirt in the background and on [[Website/FourChan /tg/]]. It's speculated that he was GenghisKhan before, and that everything from his daemonic mount to his [[BeardOfEvil fu manchu mustache]] is ''[[IncendiaryExponent on fire]]''. Other theories include that he was actually AdolfHitler, UsefulNotes/AdolfHitler, JosefStalin, MaoZedong, or AlexanderTheGreat.
5th Nov '14 6:26:38 PM MagBas
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*** The [[LittleBitBeastly Shifters]] were popular enough to make it into the fourth edition, as well; there is some InternetBackdraft among {{furry|Fandom}} [[{{Hatedom}} bashers, though]].

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*** The [[LittleBitBeastly Shifters]] were popular enough to make it into the fourth edition, as well; there is some InternetBackdraft among {{furry|Fandom}} [[{{Hatedom}} bashers, though]].well.
30th Jul '14 12:22:38 PM Willbyr
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** A {{Downplayed}} version is the [[BloodKnight Khornate]] [[EldritchAbomination Daemon]] [[AscendedToAHigherPlaneOfExistence Prince]] named [[NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast Doombreed]]. He has a surprising number of references in the background of the game (approximately four, compared to the number of one-shot characters given a single paragraph), and he has become something of a MauveShirt in the background and on [[TheImageboardThatMustNotBeNamed /tg/]]. It's speculated that he was GenghisKhan before, and that everything from his daemonic mount to his [[BeardOfEvil fu manchu mustache]] is ''[[IncendiaryExponent on fire]]''. Other theories include that he was actually AdolfHitler, JosefStalin, MaoZedong, or AlexanderTheGreat.

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** A {{Downplayed}} version is the [[BloodKnight Khornate]] [[EldritchAbomination Daemon]] [[AscendedToAHigherPlaneOfExistence Prince]] named [[NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast Doombreed]]. He has a surprising number of references in the background of the game (approximately four, compared to the number of one-shot characters given a single paragraph), and he has become something of a MauveShirt in the background and on [[TheImageboardThatMustNotBeNamed [[Website/FourChan /tg/]]. It's speculated that he was GenghisKhan before, and that everything from his daemonic mount to his [[BeardOfEvil fu manchu mustache]] is ''[[IncendiaryExponent on fire]]''. Other theories include that he was actually AdolfHitler, JosefStalin, MaoZedong, or AlexanderTheGreat.
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