The first step to making a character for the world of Martapa is to pick a race. This will be an important choice as it will shape how a person speaks, looks, acts, and responds to various events, not to mention how others will view your character. A dwarf or human will be accepted every where, an elf would be looked upon with awe, while a minotaur or half-ogre would be looked upon by disdain. Elves make better mages, while minotuars will be great fighters. The following entries will discuss the back ground of each race in a little bit of depth, what each race looks like, and where they are most likely to be found.
Each race will have some sort of bonus to one or more stats along with some sort of negative to one or more stats. Each one is meant to balanced, so no one race has an advantage over another, other then to make them better at one class or another depending on the race.
On Martapa there are many races to choose from. Following is a list of the races of men, though there are other races, such as fairies and centaurs. These, I feel, are the races that should be allowed in a campaign.
The races of men are: Humans, Dwarves, Wood Elves, Ancient Elves, Akicitia, Tsula, Half-elves, Minotaurs, Ogres, Half-Ogres and Skiegs.
Tomorrow: We'll start with Humans!