You've been summoned to another world. You get to pick your race but can only pick Orc, Goblin, or Kobold. Luckily you were given one anime plot armor to use what is it. Your first encounter is with this elf. Whats your game plan.
Orc, since after reading slime Oni sounds like a better evolution than being a wet mutt. They always make wolf gods pansy tier deities despite how cool they look, demihuman all the way.
Are we talking the cute, fluffy kind of kobold where I'm likely to be taken in as a pet by someone?
Elevens go by early Wizardry/D&D rules rather than Dwarf Fortress memesters, so probably not.
I'll be a ripped orc, feared and reviled by the unvashed masses. Behind the unmoving exterior lives a quiet and stoic pride that is glimpsed by those close to me that manage to see through their prejudice.
Ah who am I kidding I'd be a comic relief goblin de gozaru.
I've noticed in a lot of their games kobolds are small fuzzy things, but in anime a lot of them are boar based.
DnD 3.5+ kobolds or dog/rat kobolds?
I'd be down for being a tiny dragonfire adept kobold
But if I was just a tiny commoner and encountered a decent level caster elf, I'd be pretty fucked.
I'm just trying to live a peaceful life in my own hut. Get over here, get well and go back to your home afterwards.
It's a dnd 3.5+ thing
This is a kobold from 2e. It's more rat-like and has a scorpion on a stick
Kobolds don't have such a hierarchy
You're either draconic in some whay and thus in charge or not and part of the communal shit-heap or a priest
>Waiting for rescue
>Not turning the room into a death-trap and the walking out over the corpse of your enemy
re:monster goblin with the mc's ability sounds good
Traditionally in folklore they are usually either little gnome/dwarf like creatures or occasionally fat babies with minor animal features. In fantasy games they tend to be pretty heavily inspired by D&D and are often lizard/dragon like in appearance. Japan seems to like portraying them as dogs with varying degrees of human features and I don't really know why.
>Japan seems to like portraying them as dogs with varying degrees of human features and I don't really know why.
Because that's how they were portrayed in the old D&D books.
Here's the evolution of the D&D Kobold. Note how the first one resembles the one that often pops up in Japanese media.
OP, your choices are like picking from Lamborghini, a Honda, or pic related.
>be Dwarf Fortress kobold
>steal the elf's sacred magic talisman while she's traveling on the road
>high tail it out of there
>she chases me around the world and we constantly end up inadvertently getting sucked into crazy adventures where we just barely survive before the chase begins again
Goblin. I would infiltrate the leadership of the humies and get them to give me all of their shekels because reasons while convincing them to destroy their own kingdoms. The hand wringing would be glorious.