Drow in the Forgotten Realms

Link:  http://quasarknight.blogspot.com/2015/03/let-them-play-drow.html

Image reference:  Goodbye Negeemiliel by Shabazik of Deviantart

While some often go into crucifix and holy water mode when someone on the table sits down with a Drow Character to play, I have no qualms about it.  I don’t have qualms to whatever kind of character you’d like to play–hell, make your own race or feat if you wish; I even have a Wiki with a collection of fan-made character options for you to use.  All I ask is that you put the referred link on the character sheet so I can check it.

And don’t play the resident Social Justice Warrior in the group.  Nobody likes them.  Not even Lolth.

In fact, I had the thought of Drow characters in mind when I created a psudeo Drow House in my own campaign world:  House Neo-Durdren isn’t a drow house like the ones you’d find in the Underdark.  They’re a conglominate of drow who escaped to the surface regions, and even though they’re named after their ‘Patriarch Emeritus,’ Drizzt Do’Urdren, not all of them share his moral code.  They might worship other deities like Eilistraee, Selannine, and even a Mirror-Image version of Lolth–an unfallen Araunshee, the trickster Spider Queen–but they can still show their debaucherious, mischievious, and tendencies for roughplay in their nature.  If you play one, especially in my table, it’s best to chose the Chaotic Neutral alignment, the infamous “I do what I want, Ruck Fules!” alignment that some confuse Chaotic Evil to be.  (In my mind, CE is more of a nillistic mindset.  Think of Hatred’s Antagonist.)

And then there’s the cosplay factor:  With Drow, blackface actually becomes, if not acceptable, a bit less unacceptable, depending on how good of a makup artist you are.  I mean, how else are you going to dress up as a dark-skinned elf?

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