A race is a group of organisms of common descent. It can mean:
- A species
- A sub-species
- A geographically and physically distinct ethnic group
- A class of creatures of a common origin and similar nature, such as angels or half-elves
- Sometimes, it is simply used to denote common lineage
Connotations of the word Race Edit
Because real-world racism exists, the term race should be considered carefully in an RPG context. Thoughtlessly, someone might post a discussion thread titled, "What Race Do You Hate?" While intended to express opinions about character types, that title immediately suggests real-world racial hatred, bigotry, and even genocide.