Hell yeah make me one of the 5% too. The other 95% are missing out on the two best Origins in the entire game. Dwarves will always be my favourite fantasy race (I really dislike elves, so I have no problem with them being mostly a slave race in the Dragon Age franchise)
If you don't mind me sharing, here's a summary/description I made of my favourite ever Origins-Awakening Warden (a dwarf, of course) www.fanfiction.net/~cmy187
I never played a dwarf but I find them adorable! I could still play as one but I think going through the game three times in Origins is enough for me. I will definitely be playing dwarf in Inquisition though. I got a name for her and everything. I can't wait!
I actually decided to leave my dwarven routes for last. Mostly because I really want to see what happens when you return to Orz as a dwarf on either side of the fence-and I know if I went with them too early I would've been spoiled completely for certain characters. But I have both my Dwarves all rolled up and ready to go (to save time so I can hit the ground running) but I have to go back a few saves in my dalish elf route because I missed a few things origin specific there before I can pick up on Beryl or Jet. (my Aeducan and Duster respectively)
It'll be even funnier when I transfer my duster's save-because he's hunting down Morrigan and his baby whether she likes it or not.
However, I must admit I am more inclined towards mage specific characters (human mostly) but I did find the dwarve's to be complete beast's in combat if stat's are played right. (Sigrun the untouchable!)
I completed Origins 12 times: 3 DN, 1 DC, 3HM, 3HN & 2CE. So 25% of my playthroughs were of Dwarf Origins ... and I even would have expected that to be higher. Dwarven Noble was my first experience with DAO, and still my favorite.
I'm more of an elf person overall, but I freely admit that the dwarf origins are some of the best-written and best role-played in the game. I'm also finishing a playthrough with one, so count me in as part of the 5%.
Dwarf origin is one of my favorites, both of them! I'm really disappointed in the number of Cousland origins, bleh worse than the Dalish in my opinion! Personally I'm a city-elf girl, but can't deny a love for them dwarves <3
Hehe its nice to see people who played as Dwarf Commoners like I did. Its my fav origin right now. I love the whole feel how when it starts you have to fight your way out of the hole you live in and at the ending you earn and have it all
Only 5 %? I played dwarven origins so many times! Commoner and Noble both genders! In fact those origins are the most interesting. Especially when playing as male Aeducan. Anyway I love your pic! Very well done