>I'm a Klingon raised by humans
>I'm a boy raised by wolves
>I'm an alien raised by Kansans
>I'm a drow raised by dwarves
Are characters like these acceptable in your games, /tg/? Why or why not?
I played a Catfolk raised by Orcs, but that was mostly because I wanted a bite attack. And the only way to get a 1d4 bite attack as any other race than Orc in PF is to take the Adopted Trait. Seemed kind of ridiculous that I had to do that, while playing a race based on actual predators.
Worf was an interesting character, though. A typical second-generation immigrant, forever in love with a fantasy-vision of his home culture. I've started liking him less over the years as he and the Klingons start to more and more represent the problems in current day Europe. Having a pet Klingon on the bridge who occasionally runs off to fight in klingon wars is nice when he's "the only Klingon in Starfleet", but imagine if 5% of the population were Worfs. Even in the last season of DS9 he physically threatens Bashir for hanging out with half of his dead wife. It's also typical to see Picard be tolerant of Klingon culture, speak Klingon, deal with them, but when he meets a non-Fed human colony, he's judgemental as fuck, demanding they instantly spring in line.
In a oneshot recently a friend of mine played a Druid who, lost as a baby in the woods, was raised by group of giant spiders. He was now finding fitting into humanoid society difficult, especially when his family had been killed by a group of adventurers. He was a pretty fun character, hope he uses him again at some point.
>I'm a drow.
>Raised by dwarves.
I allow humans raised by humans, only if they are both peasants, in a small village (no less than 200 people, no more than 5000), with no interesting things happening between 8 and 18 years old. Everything else runs the risk of derailing my game and taking the spotlight from myself.
I can only assume you two know each other?
>Dragon raised by humans
>Since a newborn, impressed to appear human
>Didn't know he was a dragon for this reason
>During his adolescence, learned his nature when some of the livestock birthed half-dragons
I think the DM was just fucking with us, but it was kind of funny.
Horses actually. Maybe one cow if I remember, but yeah as a teen with hormones kicking in, he was out fucking some of the animals in secret. Of course it became clear what was happening and his adoptive parents let him know his true nature.
eh if you look at the more nomadic cultures it is really common. I know for a fact that herders in Afghanistan regular fuck their goats because 1- i have seen them do it and 2- they are alone with them in remote areas where you might be 35+ miles from they closest human. to them it was no different than uses their hand to jerk off.
Based on passive 4chan knowledge absorption, when female horses get to know you and like you, some "present" themselves and display stuff with their horse ladyparts, and more or less invite you to bang them, and won't kick or spook and shit.
It doesn't actually define Mary Sue, it just makes an arbitrary assumption about a character based on race and background. Though at least it seemed to force everyone to play human and only human.
Though every single character coming from a boring peasant farmer background sounds...well, boring, given the plethora of options available even in a heavily realistic pseudo-Medieval setting, never mind a land of high magic and adventure.
>elf raised by dwarves
>desperately wants to be a dwarf and make adoptive parents proud
>becomes walking, talking dwarf stereotype (grows a scruffy beard he "grooms", exclusively uses axes, drinks beer, swole as fuck, studies mining and smithing, hates those damn dirty elves and everything about them, etc)
Not that guy, but it was pretty obvious when he said "they might derail my game and take the spotlight off me." Even if they were an asshole dm for real, they'd keep it a little more under wraps than that.
>hates those damn dirty elves and everything about them
No, no. I meant the origins of such characters.
From one point I like it when a person in fiction is brought up by other species, it gives interesting ways.
Sometimes however it can be done...dunno how to call it.
Some people fail at doing it.
See, that's the thing with why Worf work: He's a Klingon raised by humans trying to juggle understanding his heritage he did not grow up with alongside the values of the Federation he works for and clearly respect despite not always agreeing with it. It's a balance between both worlds and at times we are shown that Worf is, in fact, anything BUT a typical Klingon.
His vision of what Klingon culture is like is nothing short of an idealized fantasy of a young boy who presumably heard stories of larger-than-life heroes of great strength and honor. But as the serie moves more and more into darker territory with Deep Space Nine we see something quite different: In reality, Klingon can be quite the backstabbing vicious assholes. And it also turns out the whole honor thing (and their society as a whole) is a bit more...complicated and nuanced than it look.
Worf is also, amusingly, very un-Klingon like. He's lacking many of the qualities that actually make Klingon endearing; their boisterous, fun-loving nature and sheer passion.
"Klingons do not laugh."
"No Worf, YOU don't laugh."
Yeah, Worf was the Perfect Klingon, and seemed to be constantly in a state of perplexion at his fellow Klingons being some of the douchiest people in the Galaxy. Still, it's kind of weird how people just... accept the Klingons for what they are. I mean, would you go to Quark's when you know there's a shipload of stabhappy Klingons there?
someone posted this about how Legolas was supposed to be really swole in the books.
They are certainly interesting and can provide opportunities for character interaction that can be funny and actually deep.
That said, people don't really play the angle of having a very different world view that you would get over that or confusing identity. Its part of angle that most players make up, it's more attention getting than, a farmhand who really hates manure.
A human raised by hobgoblins is supposed to be really bizarre, as in he will fiercely believe in his own superiority of his band and will have an attitude of looking down upon many. He as part of a group will hate on any of the half-orcs because they come from undisciplined lot of savages, he'll hate the elves for denying his people's claims to lands, he'll hate the dwarves for similar reasons, and he'll have disdain for culture that is not at all similar to his.
That said, he may find common ground with the paladin since both of them are quite disciplined and even respect for someone who doesn't at all respect his people.
He may end being the tough guy who imposes himself as leader on the party since he is most likely a survivor of countless fighting and has seen his way around. And its plausible for him to have ambition since Hobgoblins are the least moronic of all the goblins.
>Mowgli from The Jungle Book (alternately Romulus from Roman myth),
You DO realize we have documented cases, within the past hundred years even, of people being raised by Wolves right?
There's nothing wrong with that trope. You need to actually explain your concerns in order to even justify why you even brought it up.
Human speech impediment, if you're being funny. If you want actual details, I'm afraid it's been a few years so I don't have it all ready to present to you.
They didn't speak in dogs. They didn't necessarily mimic every lupine movement on a 1-1 basis, but it turns out that it wasn't necessary. As long as they could mimic the composite gestures and get their meaning across for a handful of important social situations, you didn't need a particularly granular lexicon of movements.
Would it be possible to raise a child in a way where they interact equally with humans and wolves, and learn to communicate with and be accepted by both, for the sole purpose of acting as an ambassador between the two races?
No, because equality would be measured in both absolute and relational terms, and therefore there is no scenario of equal interaction/communication/acceptance because one would always be out of balance with the other.
Also, you're either a retard or being a piece of shit of now, so I'm done.