I know, I know; he's a human and that's boring. He still is special to me since he is a fairly accurate recreation of my D&D character, Jodrun.
Jodrun was once a captain of the Neverwinter militia, falling into a deep depression after being betrayed by who he thought was a close friend (he loved his drink for a long while). Years later, he became a mercenary and after getting back on his feet, he went off to Chult to uncover the source of the Death Curse. After weeks of traveling through the jungles and by what might only be described as fate, ran into his betrayer. His enemy, Karlisus, sought to steal the Ring of Winter and use it in the name of Bhaal! After Jodrun and his allies fought Karlisus and his entourage of Frost Giants, Jodrun beheaded Karlisus; vengeance fulfilled. With knowledge of Bhaal's agents lurking around Baldur's Gate, Jodrun traveled back to the Sword Coast to end those who wronged him so many years ago and prevent another massacre from happening again. Alas, he was taken by Mind Flayers and infected with an illithid tadpole not long after arriving at the city. Now, he joins another band of misfits to find his way back to the city, with a few more goals added to his list!
To many elves in here!
I love playing humans because well, I am one and humanity has plenty of diversity without adding pointed ears or horns.
But sadly I may be a roleplayer but I also like to powergame a bit. And human stat bonuses leave me wanting.
Join the tiefling club ;(.
Anyone but elves and shield dwarves feels so gimped. 2 DEX is so versatile for all classes, built in perception proficiency, immune to magic sleep and resistant to charm saving throws, on top of a bunch of weapon proficiencies, an extra stat of choice, and darkvision to boot. Extra bonus for wood elves who get a whopping stealth proficiency and 1.5m on top.
I want to play my tiefling so badly, but the racials are so terrible and the lame ass level up spells using either dexterity or charisma for saves/cast ability basically pigeonhole the race into a charisma class or burst, and even there they are inferior to half elves.