I transcribed this from the TGN interview. this is what Lord British had to say on Player Races---time code 1:44:36 to 1:46:10— “my default answer is ‘no’; but I can be convinced otherwise. That would be another discussion item to put up on Startics... The reason why I give that as a default answer…my default position is this is ‘you’ coming to the world. So, I want to make sure you have no excuse not to be responsible for your deeds and actions… so I wouldn’t want you to be the big hulking evil pirate character so to speak. You are ‘you’. Fundamentally. That being said…in the past I have been okay with the fact part of the Portal process that takes you to the new world is that you undergo some physical transformations but it is really your ‘soul’ your ‘spirit’ which embodies that other character…” ++++++ Also, besides being minor physical changes there needs to be something ‘meaty’ to the race in question. If it is good enough then it will go into the first release. As I stated in a different thread, “If a person’s soul yearns to truly be different then why not?” Soul Mechanics: The Portal takes a being (Traveler) from Earth and transposes them into another world. During this little trip their body may undergo some physical changes. These changes appear to be dictated by the Traveler’s soul/spirit interacting with the magical energies found within the Portal. These can be minor changes like blue eyes instead of green. Or they can be a major physical changes ranging from gaining an extra inch or three in height or change in sex. Some Travelers souls are so different from others that radical changes can occur to their new body. Sometimes nothing happens at all. Want to be a different race? Here is your chance to speak up! This may require something more than a simple yes for an answer but if you don’t have the gift for gab then it’s cool to just say “yes”. Log in or create an account then post away! Remember Richard is open to the idea…and did give a reason on how it could occur.