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11.06.2012 , 03:49 PM | #3
Quote: Originally Posted by CosmicKat View Post
This is the same issue all DnD and all fantasy RP has had for eons. Everyone wants to be the Drizzt. Everyone wants to be the "one in a million" dark elf who was a good guy. The result is always the same, for every 10 people of any evil race or faction, 9 of them will be the "one in a million".
I find this a lot too, but I think better roleplayers CAN make this work. One must keep it to a minimum, though, to prevent "The Revan Disease"; a Sith who has a quirk or a soft spot is three dimensional, a Sith who seems like a Jedi who wandered over to Korriban is bad writing (especially for roleplaying) and makes "rare" characters feel all too common.

Somewhat similar is the red Twi'lek thing; in universe, red Twi'leks are supposed to be about as common as albino humans. Yet, some of the most common Twi'lek colors aren't even available, and Lethans (red Twi'leks) make up about 2/3 of redside Twi'leks. See here.