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Fantasy Race Stereotypes (yawn.)

Tweet For many players, fantasy races — specifically elves and dwarfs — are a staple of fantasy settings. I’m of two minds when it comes to including fantasy races in a game. On one hand, players are used to this sort of convention. Players often have a preference. If I don’t provide dwarfs, for instance, some players will just make humans who are shorter than average, bearded, good miners and roughly Scottish. Part of me says, “just give the players what they want.” On the other hand, isn’t there enough breadth and depth within the human race to cover just about any fantasy character concept? If you want to play a short, gruff, bearded miner, can’t you do so within the constraints of the human race? If you want to play a smug, elitist naturalist, … Read entire article »

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