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

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

  1. mbartelsm

    mbartelsm Troubadour

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    Chimera
    Gargoyle
    Gorgon
    Mermaid/Siren/Merfolk
    Incubus
     
  2. Glaurung

    Glaurung Acolyte

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    Medusa
    Wyrms
    Selkies
    "Fin-folk"/Sahaugin
    Mummies
    Minotaurs
    Giant insects/spiders/scorpions
    Kraken
     
  3. icebladeaskante

    icebladeaskante Dreamer

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    I don't recall them coming up (my memory is bad)
    Deities. Whether based on the old Earth myths or the author's very own.
    Necromancers
     
  4. D. Gray Warrior

    D. Gray Warrior Troubadour

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    Horse
    Dragon
    Wyvern
    Griffon
     
  5. Saphirion

    Saphirion Acolyte

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    Unicorns
    Merfolk
    Cats - normal and magical
    Giants
    Kraken
    Talking animals (non-shifters) - Not a single race perhaps, but extremely common in fantasy.
    Elemental spirits - clouds, fire, ect.
    Pegasi
     
  6. psychotick

    psychotick Auror

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    Hi,

    I'm just writing a work using ancient Greek gods etc. So first up Medusae is not a race - she's of the race called the gorgons.

    And to add:
    Furies
    Fauns
    gods and demi-gods.

    Cheers, Greg.
     
  7. skip.knox

    skip.knox toujours gai, archie Moderator

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    This is an old thread, and there have been many contributions, as well as many duplications. I have compiled all, removed duplicates, alphabetized, and removed some that I judged not to be actual races (e.g., Assassin). Herewith, knowing full well the ToC of the D&D Monster Manual will have these and more:


    Angels
    Centaurs
    Chimera
    Cyclops
    Demons
    Dragons
    Drakes
    Dryads
    Dwarves
    Elemental spirits - clouds, fire, ect.
    Elves
    Ents/treemen/treefolk/spriggans
    Fae (non-elf)
    Faeries
    Fauns
    Furies
    Gargoyle
    Ghosts
    Giants
    Gnolls
    Gnomes
    Goblins
    Golems
    Gorgon
    Gouls
    Griffon
    Gryphons
    Halflings
    Hermits
    Hippogryph
    Hobgoblins
    Hydras
    Imps
    Incubus
    Kami
    Kitsune
    Kobolds
    Kraken
    Lamia
    Lich
    Lizard folk
    Medusa
    Merfolk
    Mind Flayers (Illithid)
    Minotaurs
    Mummies
    Nomads
    Nymphs
    Ogres
    Oni
    Orcs
    Pegasi
    Pegasus
    Pixies
    Ratmen
    Remoraz
    Rothe
    Sahaugin
    Salamanders
    Satyrs
    Seers
    Selkies
    Skeletons
    Sphynx
    Sprites
    Succubus
    Sylphs
    Talking animals (non-shifters) - Not a single race perhaps, but extremely common in fantasy.
    Troglodytes
    Trolls
    Unicorns
    Vampires
    Warlocks
    Water Weird
    Werebeasts
    Witches, wizards
    Wyrms
    Wyvern
    Yeti
    Zombies
     
  8. Shreddies

    Shreddies Troubadour

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    I've noticed a severe lack of 'B's in this list, so here's some off the top of my head to fill that in:
    Banshees
    Boggarts
    Bogeymen
    Barghests
    Basilisks
    Bugbears
    Beholders

    There's also:
    Wraiths
    Revenants
    Wights
    Ghouls
    Harpies
    Hags (Might count as a witch though)
    Djinni (might fall under elemental spirits)
    Ifreet (Usually used as a type of Djinn, I think, but sometimes not)
    Titans
    Colossi (could count as golems)
    Charybdis (or possibly Scylla)
    Cerberus (and his two-headed sibling, Orthrus)
    Hellhounds
    Ettins
    Jotuns
    Valkyries (Not sure if that counts as a race or profession for semi-gods)
    Puka
    Slimes (can't forget the lowly slime, can we? Or Oozes, Jellies, etc.)
    Dinosaurs!
    Lilliputian (Possibly copyrighted)
    Skinwalkers (Possibly an occupation, but I've read some authors that use them as monsters)
    Krampus (I don't know if he counts though)
    Formians
    Fomorians (From Irish folklore)
    Doppelgangers
    Gorgons
    Catoblepas
    Cthulhu!
    Criosphinx (A sphinx with a goat's head, I think)
    Manticores
    Cockatrice
    Mimics
    Naga
    Will-O-Wisps
    Striga
    Roc
    Couatl
    Vodyanoi
    Wargs

    Then from Japan we have Youkai (also called Ayakashi or Mononoke), which include:
    Tanuki (An actual animal, but used extensively as a fantastical creature in fantasy)
    Kappa
    Tengu
    Umibozu
    Tsuchinoko
    Tsuchigumo (And Jorogumo. Spider monsters)
    Bakeneko (Cat-thing)
    Tsukumogami (household items that have come alive after existing for a hundred years. I think?)
    Yukionna (Ice Woman)

    And . . . that's all I got. :(
     
  9. JamieMaltman

    JamieMaltman Acolyte

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    My son (who loves the game Smallworld) loved this list.
     
  10. Jjewells

    Jjewells New Member

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    This list is so helpful! Thank you to all who've contributed to it.
     
  11. Wingnod

    Wingnod New Member

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    Phoenix
    Wyrms
    Leviathan

    I'm not sure how Phoenix was missed. It's a pretty popular creature. ;)
     
  12. Cambra

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    Imps, pixies?
     
  13. Riaan

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    Naga- my personal favourite
    Shadow warriors
    Shadow mage
    Dark lord
    Demon king/ Devil king(might be the same)
    Dragon kin
    Griffin
    Shade
    Hero
    Orc
    High Orc
    Souls
    Gargoyle
    Statues
    Arc Angels
    Fallen
    Shadow Sovereign
    Legend
    Sphinx
    Summoners(Not really a type of race but still something)
    Beastmen female(anime e.g., Cat girls, Racoon girls, Dog girl etc)
    Lich (type of skeleton king)
    Robots
    Gods/ Goddess
    Nessy(from Lake Loch Ness)
    Rock Golem
    Flesh Golem
    Dryad
    Haunted Armour/ Magical Armour/ Cursed Armour
     
  14. Riaan

    Riaan Acolyte

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    I forgot about:
    Dwarfs- the best craftsmen in the world
    Fire imps
    Lyclon
    Half-elf
    Drakes
    Merfolk
    Wyvern
    Wyvern whelp
    Dire wolf
    Hobgoblin

    Sorry some of it might have been mentioned before

    P.S. I like to think of myself as a unique species of human... born as a shadow lord
     
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