Can you specify what you mean by "demi-human"? I've seen it used differently at different times.I would like to gather opinions on why folks like to pick a demi-human race. I'm not even going to suggest a possibility or color folks' answers with my intention for asking; I just want to learn peoples' raw thoughts.
I don’t mean this as a challenge or criticism, but it’s odd to me that this perspective can persist in the face of so many people over years explaining how the other races can be more than that.For the stat bonus. But from my perspective the majority of D&D races are just humans with funny makeup who might be taller or shorter.
In addition to those, sometimes the place in the world of a given race simply appeals to me or allows me to explore something that I wouldn’t be as close to as a human.A few reasons, sometimes in combination, sometimes not.
Perspective. I like to explore an inherently different perspective from my own. In a world that contains both humans and Goliaths, I can’t sleeve into the perspective of the biggest, strongest, stoic danger-bear in the room. Or the little guy who fools don’t take seriously because of his size and friendly demeanor.
Beyond that, a human simply cannot have certain perspectives, like leaving home as an expert with 80 years of study in a subject, who isn’t fully considered an adult, socially. Or being a person who grew up having conversations with small animals. Or whose whole family and society is magical.
The Look. I get an image of a small person riding a war dog in half-plate, talking to his falcon, and I want to play a Forest Gnome Paladin or Cavalier.
Can you specify what you mean by "demi-human"? I've seen it used differently at different times.