Savage Species (or Sausage Species as we like to call it) explains how to make player characters from all sorts of monsters starting from level 1. So this is of course my current PC; lvl2-Centaur lvl1-Paladin.
Only because my DM just wouldn't allow me to play a griffon.
Thing is it's a low-magic campaing in which my former out-of-the-mill elf already rised a few eyebrows. This makes my Centaur nothing less than a world-class freak (that sort of explains the hood). The fact that he's bros with a PC human cleric of the same temple and a high-charisma paladin is the only reason he was allowed into town.
PS: I think I just broke my personal record for the nerdiest-dorkiest thing I've written in DA:
Actually telling people about my D&D Paladin. That's like a caricature of nerd conversation.