We allow players to portray any of the following subraces; these are also the only subraces supported by the subrace system:
- Shield Dwarf (NWN/FR Default Dwarf)
- Gold Dwarf
- Moon Elf (NWN/FR Default Elf)
- Sun Elf
- Wild Elf
- Wood Elf
- Rock Gnome (NWN/FR Default Gnome)
- Ghostwise Halfling
- Lightfoot Halfling (NWN/FR Default Halfling)
- Strongheart Halfling
There are many subraces we do not allow as PC races on this server. At this time, the following sub-races are disallowed:
- Deep Gnome (Svirfneblin)
- Genasi (any type)
- Grey Dwarf (Duergar)
- Any race that is of partly or wholly planar origin
- You may not play children.
Note: Due to the mechanics of the game, you may still enter the name of a disallowed sub-race when creating your character and it will appear on your character sheet, but you will receive neither the modified ability scores nor the additional powers of that sub-race. The system will simply not acknowledge that you are one of those races. This does not mean you are allowed to pass yourself off as one of those races; we have taken out the functionality of these races, and we do not allow them to be role-played either. Therefore, as an example, if you make a drow character, what you will actually be making is a functionally ordinary elf with black skin, white hair, and an identity crisis. And, because you look like a drow, you will still be asked to recreate a legal character.
Why are these sub-races disallowed?
Among other reasons, each has been disallowed because of what they are, and/or the abilities they may possess. It is a decision made by the creators of this module so as to maintain a certain role-playing atmosphere, and to follow the overall vision for this campaign setting. A perfect example is the drow character. Most players will not role-play a drow in a manner that is true to the nature of one of the most hated and wickedly heinous races on the planet. The frequency of a good dark elf is in the order of one in millions at best, and he was Drizz’t. It has been done folks.
Are there any exceptions to the rule limiting sub-races?