Previously I created a quest called ‘A List of All Classes for a Role Playing Game‘ and it was modestly popular.
Now, let me present to you a list of races for a role playing game.
This list will also include beasts and monsters.
All Races for a Role Playing Game – Elven
Slender and tall, elves are the most common race and there are plenty of elven sub-races.
A most common and domesticated elf that is usually found living in the suburbs.
These elves are usually found living and exploring the great underground depths
An elf that wields both powerful arcane magic and a superiority complex
Pale skinned elves usually at home in the colder parts of the world due to their naturally high cold resistance
These elves make their home in with nature, usually able to communicate with animals. Excellent at using a bow
All Races for a Role Playing Game – Demi
These races might be small but they are far from insignificant
Small and stocky. Usually found underground. Fondness of beards and axes.
A goat-like manifestation of nature and the forest.
Small humanoid with a high intelligence and fondness of steampunk engineering.
Bigger than Gnomes but smaller than Dwarves. They make excellent thieves.
A very flamboyant cousin of the Dwarf with an obsession with gold and treasure
All Races for a Role Playing Game – Beast
The most common beast-like creatures of the world
A humanoid spider like hybrid race. Most can be friendly, however they have an reputation of being terrifying.
Half man and half horse. They can move very fast.
Cat-like humanoid people. Nimble and agile. They always land on their feet.
The humanoid-lizard reptile folk. Scaly and often hissing when they talk. Can breathe underwater.
A very large and vicious wild wolf creature with high intelligence. Excellent hunters.
All Races for a Role Playing Game – Green
A group of cave dwelling troglodytes that live and attack in groups.
Small green-skinned and dim-witted enemies that love attacking lonesome travellers for treasure
Slightly larger than goblins, these creatures are more into causing mischief and practical jokes then actually harminanyone outright.
A dog-like goblin race, skilled with building traps and preparing ambushes.
Tall, strong and barbaric. Generally they live to battle.
An elite murderous type of goblin that wear red hats and stone footwear.
All Races for a Role Playing Game – Air
This collection of races are ones with an infinity to the air element
Tall winged-elf like creatures that dwell in natural habitats like the forest.
A winged bird-humanoid hybrid creature (Bird face and wing, humanoid body) with the personality of a bird.
Like a faerie but much, much smaller. Sometimes confused with a faerie.
A winged bird-humanoid hybrid creature (humanoid face and body, bird like wings). They eat meat and lure their victims with temptation and mind control.
A faerie and goblin half breed. Usually shunned from society from both lineages.
All Races for a Role Playing Game – Earth
This collection of races are ones with an infinity to the earth element
A tree spirit and the protector of nature
A personifications of the creative and fostering activities of nature, most often identified with the life-giving outflow of springs
A magical plant like creature that usually becomes hostile towards outsiders trespassing on their land.
Sometimes just referred to as ‘Ents’, these are wise sentient trees with a face in the trunk.
Large creatures that like to live under bridges, sometimes known to post inflammatory comments on the internet
All Races for a Role Playing Game – Water
This collection of races are ones with an infinity to the water element
A water serpent with many heads.
A small imp that likes to lure small children into rivers and drown them.
A giant squid-like monster that loves to destroy ships
Mermaids and Mermen are hybrid humanoids with fish fins and a tail instead of legs or feet
Normally a fire breathing lizard, these underwater variants blow warm bubbles at their enemies instead.
All Races for a Role Playing Game – Corporeal Undead
These are monsters that have cheated death in a way. Corporeal beings have a physical body.
A basic and slow monster that will attack his or her enemies by ripping off their own arms and using it a club.
A very malnourished soldier seen on the battlefield commanded by Necromancers
A powerful fanged humanoid that can change into a bat, feeds on blood and any other life essence.
A humanoid that can turn into a wolf at night. There are known to be other were-creatures in existence such as Werebears and Weretigers.
All Races for a Role Playing Game – Spectral Undead
These are monsters that have cheated death in a way. Spectral beings have no physical body and just have a spiritual presence..
A type of ghost that can scream loudly, cursing anyone that hears it. Usually female, but some male variants exist.
A basic ghost, some are partially or fully invisible. They can cause fear to opponents and can cause objects to move or be thrown in the air.
A holy and light ghost, most often formed from deceased priests and clerics with unfinished business.
An apparition with no pyshical means to attack. They usually provide helpful visions or cause irritating distractions.
These evil and intelligent beings can possess weak willed individuals.
All Races for a Role Playing Game – Light
These races are connected with light or the divines.
A winged humanoid and the personification of good.
An omnipotent being with godly powers.
A bird made of fire. Resurrects itself if it dies.
An extremely wild and rare woodland horse-like creature with a horn. This horn is said to be able to heal any ailment.
A floating ball of light. Sometimes given the full title “Will o’ the Wisp”
All Races for a Role Playing Game – Dark
These races are connected with darkness or evil.
A demonic entity dedicated on performing acts of evilness
A strong necromancer that has killed and brought back to life by powerful magics.
A lovecraftian squid-faced humanoid race that eats brains
A trickster demon dedicated on causing mischief and mayhem.
These mysterious shadows are good at hiding and can only be seen from the corner of your eye.
All Races for a Role Playing Game – Artificial
This is a collection of races that were artificially created.
A type of golem that has been created using metal and lightning. Best to think of it like a steampunk robot
A group of sentient flying stone statues, it is believed they were brought to life by means of magic.
A lump of clay or mud that has been brought to life and will do whatever that it is commanded to do.
A humanoid creature created by the most talented of alchemists.
A mix of body parts or hybrids conjoined together with special abilities.
All Races for a Role Playing Game – Large
Only the largest of large can join this group.
A one eyed giant that uses giant clubs as weapons. Poor depth perception.
A regular and common gigantic humanoid that can be seen from miles away.
A giant humanoid with the head of a bull that dwells and roams around in labyrinths.
Slightly smaller than the others in this group, but still very threatening, these creatures like to dwell in swamps.
These are the tallest of the gigantic creatures, seem to be made of metal and are said to be indestructible. Luckily they are so rarely seen they are considered to be a myth, rather than a real creature.
All Races for a Role Playing Game – Magical
Anything created with or associated with arcane magic. Sometimes used by Wizards.
A genie that can grant wishes, sometimes benevolent and other times tricksters.
A creature that can turn into anyone. Little is known of their actual original appearance, if they have one, as they are constantly polymorphing.
A small humanoid creature that often likes to help wizards with their spells and with small house chores
Similiar to the doppelganger, however the Mimic will only turn into objects. They seem to be fond of appearing to look like treasure chests so they can bite and any unsuspecting adventurer.
A blob of gooey oozing slime that seems to be slightly sentient. Attacks by covering the enemies bodies and quickly dissolving them.
All Races for a Role Playing Game – Hybrids
Creatures and races that are mixed together with others.
A fire breathing monster with the head and body of a lion, a tail that ends with a snakes head and a goat’s head sticking out from its body.
A mythical two legged dragon with the head of a rooster
The offspring between a gnome and a troll. Not many exist in this world.
This creature has the body, tail, and back legs of a lion; the head and wings of an eagle; and an eagle’s talons as its front feet.
It has the body of a lion, a humanoid head with three rows of sharp shark teeth, and bat-like wings.
All Races for a Role Playing Game – Serpents
You have finally found the dragon section of this.
A legendary creature typically scaled or fire-spewing and with serpentine, reptilian or avian traits and have powerful magical abilities.
Drakes are smaller than dragons, but still fly and breath fire but have no magical abilities
A dragon with three heads. Each head deals a different elemental attack based on fire, ice and lightning.
A small baby dragon, usually playful but also capable of accidentally burning down entire villages.
A legendary creature with a dragon’s head and wings, a reptilian body, two legs, and a tail.
All Races for a Role Playing Game – Cryptids
These are generally hidden or mysterious creatures or humanoids.
A goblin with the head of bear that likes to frighten children.
These mythological human creatures have a single, large foot extending from a leg centred in the middle of their bodies. Strangely enough, this isn’t the creature that has the nickname of ‘Bigfoot’
A simian like creature that is usually described as a large, hairy, bipedal humanoid.
The wendigo may appear as a monster with some characteristics of a human, or as a spirit who has possessed a human being and made them become monstrous. It is associated with cannibalism.
This is an ape-like creature that normally dwells in cold and icy environments.
All Races for a Role Playing Game – Vision
A creature or race associated with eyes or vision.
This is a floating orb of flesh with a large mouth, single central eye, and many smaller eyestalks on top with powerful magical abilities. Sometimes also called a Watcher, but never a Beholder, we don’t want to get sued or anything.
A legendary reptile reputed to be King of serpents and said to have the power to cause death with a single glance
A female humanoid with a serpents tail and snakes for hair. A glance from this creature can turn anyone into stone.
A big, floating eye, connected to a mouth with sharp teeth through a thick, red membrane.
A tall slender humanoid with no eyes or eye sockets.
All Races for a Role Playing Game – Dogs
A canine related group of races.
A giant three headed guard dog.
A secretive race of humanoids that have the head of a dog.
A hell-hound made from fire. Loyal and obedient, just be careful stroking it if you don’t want to get burnt.
A strange and mysterious black dog that is said to appear at times of great tragedy.
A small two headed dog. They are constantly barking at each other.
All Races for a Role Playing Game – Critters
Last but not least, the smaller critters of the world.
A reptile-like creature, said to have leathery or scaly greenish-gray skin and sharp spines or quills running down its back.
A fox with high intelligence and possesses magical abilities that increase with their age and wisdom
It has the head, neck, forelegs and antlers of a stag, combined with the plumage, wings and hindquarters of a large bird.
A strange sentient lamb made out of leaves and foliage.
It has the head of a rabbit, the body of a squirrel, the antlers of a deer, and the wings and the legs of a pheasant.