Your race is the heart of your character. It is who they are at their core. Their thoughts, feelings, and upbringing are influenced by their race. This week we’ll be taking a look into the races of D&D and how they shape your character. Today we’ll be talking about humans.
Humans are an oddity in D&D, largely because they are so normal. In most settings, humans serve as a sort of base. The whole point of humans is that they’re adaptable. Humans can fit into any society, whether it be royalty or poverty. They lead all walks of life, adventuring as warriors and wizards alike. They don’t have long lives like elves, or a rich history like the dwarves. That may seem like a weakness, but it is actually a strength.
The biggest strength of humans in terms of character building is their adaptability. Since they have no real strong cultures to tie to, you can make a human character in whatever vein you choose. If you have an odd idea for character, you can make it work with a human. Their adaptability means you don’t have to run through a bunch of hoops to get a character concept to work.
Humans are great for beginning players. They can fit into any setting with any character concept. What character will you create? Will it be a human, or one of the other races that we’ll cover this week? Let me know in the comments below. Until then, keep those dice rolling high!
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