|2 people marked this as a favorite.|
I suspect it's as much of a special snowflake thing as a power thing. Drizz't clones are all "I'm a special Drow, against my whole race, outcast on the surface with my angst."
Yes. It's called a backstory, and many players have one. You don't get this response against people who want to play dispossessed nobility or almost any other unique background.
Just the phrasing is problematic: "special snowflake" is a way of being insulting instead of being descriptive. They want their character to be special? Who doesn't?
Gimli clones are like any other dwarf.
You say that like it's a good thing, like having every dwarf be a Gimli copy makes it better.
Were people really imitating Gimli from the books when they made dwarves with axes for decades before the movies came out?
If that and the gruff attitude and the thing with elves is your character, then yes. I think it's worse if it's so stereotypical nobody thinks about the origins. Why is it worse to want to play a certain cool character, instead of just doing something generic?