I’m having difficulty putting together anything resembling a cohererent blogpost, so instead I’ll offer a challenge. Can you think of any oh-so-wrong (yet strangely cool) class and race combinations for D&D? I’ll take any edition for this little game, and start the ball rolling with a couple of my own.
Goblin Paladin (the Palagoblin)
There’s something instinctively bad about encasing a goblin in a suit of full plate armour. It’s like urinating on Lancelot’s holy name, or coating a roast chicken in chocolate (mmmmm!). But now you’ve got the mental image of a little biddy goblin head peeking out of over a solid steel breastplate, you want to play one, right? The idea of a classically evil race becoming a force for lawful good is a popular one, especially if it’s a half-orc under all that tin – but a goblin?! That’s the wrong kind of wrong.
And in a strange and twisted way, that feels so right.
I’ll just say this: no one wants to see an oversized fairy in a loincloth.
But utter the magical word ElfQuest, and all that badwrongness fades away to be replaced with something that’s even better than good. A wrongness, righted!
Over to you. Gimme your wrong-yet-right race and class combinations. I wanna hear you.