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Master List of "Stock" Fantasy Races (And Creatures?)

Discussion in 'World Building' started by Mindfire, Sep 13, 2012.

  1. Mindfire

    Mindfire Istar

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    Hey, I was thinking about all the "stock" races in fantasy, and I was wondering if there was a place that ever compiled them all. I couldn't find anywhere that had, so I thought it would be something cool to do here. We can start out with sentient/sapient races, and then once we run out of those we can list monsters or animals or what have you. So yeah, I'm gonna go ahead and name the obvious ones.

    • Humans
    • Elves
    • Dwarves
    • Orcs
    • Dragons (usually portrayed as intelligent, thinking creatures in modern fantasy)
     
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  2. Steerpike

    Steerpike Felis amatus Moderator

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    • Gnomes
    • Halflings
    • Centaurs
    • Lizard folk
    • Goblins
    • Kobolds
    • Trolls
    • Giants of various kinds
    • Gnolls
    • Fae (non-elf)
     
  3. Ireth

    Ireth Myth Weaver

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    - Vampires
    - Werewolves/lycanthropes
    - Witches, wizards

    (I realize the first two probably count more as monsters, but for some reason the site isn't letting me delete this post. Eh well.)
     
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  4. Shockley

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    Ogres
    Mermaids
    Dryads
    Nymphs
    Satyrs
    'Dark' Elves
     
  5. Chime85

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    Hydras
    Sprites
    Hunters
    <anything in Wow>
    Ghosts
    Gouls
    Goblins
    Drakes
    Assasins
    Warlocks
    Seers
    Nomads
    Hermits
    White/dark knights

    x
     
  6. ThinkerX

    ThinkerX Myth Weaver

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    I would think there has to be an online copy of the old AD&D 'Monster Manual' somewhere.

    That said, Assassins, Hermits, Wizards, Knights, and a couple others are not so much races, as *occupations* taken up by various races.
     
  7. Lunaairis

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    oh there is an online copy of the D&D monster manual- actually you can find it in a surprising number of places.

    Kitsune
    Angels
    Demons
    Drakes
    Snow elves (<3)
     
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  8. Shockley

    Shockley Maester

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    Hey now, my mother was Half-Hermit.
     
  9. shangrila

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    Surprised nobody has said Wood Elves
     
  10. Ireth

    Ireth Myth Weaver

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    That's a sub-category of elves, so technically they're on the list already.
     
  11. CupofJoe

    CupofJoe Myth Weaver

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    Hobgoblins [personal fave!]
    Ratmen
    Troglodytes
    Cyclops
    and then I start to look things up...
     
  12. Chime85

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    humans :p yup, I just trolled hehe
     
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  13. Lunaairis

    Lunaairis Sage

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    could we include our own fictional races?

    edit: Oh wait-ya sorry, this is for stock fantasy.
     
  14. Zander

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    Shades, possessed, (don't know if could really be counted as a race, but wouldn't really consider them fully human. Mabe creature?). Ents?
     
  15. shangrila

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    So are Dark and Snow Elves
     
  16. Queshire

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    Speaking of trolling, has anyone mentioned trolls yet? If not, consider them mentioned.

    Also, TVtropes FTW!
     
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  17. mbartelsm

    mbartelsm Troubadour

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    Asians (jk)
    Golems
    Slendermen
    Demons
    Angels
    Daemons
    Kami
    Oni
    Skeletons
    Zombies
    Ents/treemen/treefolk/spriggans
    Sylphs
    Salamanders
    Dragons (not humanoid but sapient in many works)
    Werebeasts
    Wolfmen (think twilight)
    shapeshifters

    Elves:
    Wood
    Dark
    Snow
    Fire
    High
    Low
    Desert

    EDIT: forgot a personal favorite, Homunculi
     
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  18. Legal Rose

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    Faeries, Pixies, and other small fluttery female creatures.
     
  19. sugarpixie

    sugarpixie Acolyte

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    What about fairies and pixies...
     
  20. Saigonnus

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    I always liked the Water Weirds,

    Gryphons
    Hippogryph
    Pegasus
    Hippocampus
    Lamia
    Chimera
    Sphynx
    Mind Flayers (Illithid)
    Rothe (similar to a cow)
    Yeti
    Remoraz (polar worm)
    Imps
    Succubus

    Those are the ones I could think of off the top of my head. :p
     
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