How do you play a Drow character in Dungeons & Dragons when they have a different temperament to other races and physical differences such as light sensitivity?
I pretty much don't like Drow as a PC race except in an evil party. 99.99 % of them are evil. Drizzt is almost the only exception. It would be really difficult to play them in a non-evil party as a normal drow. Most play them as a good hearted drow that flees their evil society. It is truly difficult to make them not be a Drizzt clone. Again, most that play them do so because they admire Drizzt who is a very popular character. There just isn't much room to come up with a truly original character to me. I'm not saying it can't be done. Merely that it is rarely done.
I have a drow elf who is one of my favorite characters. HE is no Drizzit to be sure as he embraces his dark elf side at times. He is neutral and a fighter. He is over six feet in height and can grow a beard if he wishes *smile*.