Hadn't posted in a while, so I felt a need. Has anyone else checked out the RPG called Agone? It's a game that's from France originally and has been out for a year or two, but was just translated into English.
It's basically a neat hybrid of 7th Sea and D&D. Your characters are people who've already lived a life of adventure, and a spark has ignited in your that makes you more heroic, and hence the game. There's a ton of avaliable races as well, like minotaurs and giants and black harpies.
I totally recommend this game. I haven't played it yet, but reading the book has been great (which to me is the mark of a good game), and a thousand ideas have sprung to mind. Plus it's only $30 for a book bigger than most D&D tomes.