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I'm curious to find out what the developer's take is going to be with the various races. I know they have some geographical-based categories they have listed before, as well as some regional cultures, but what about the racially-specific cultures and behavioral norms? Will they be using stock archetypes for elves and dwarves, or implementing something a little different? Will elves be tree-hugging, poetry spouting, effeminate artsy-fartsy types? Are the dwarves going to be beer belching, beard toting, grumpy gold hoarders?

 

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I thought that they were trying to avoid stereotypes even if some of the races themselves are regularly featured in fantasy works.

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I hope at least one portion of each race confirms to stereotype, because otherwise there's no point in using the standard races at all.

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I believe that Mr Sawyer is going for general cultural archetypes which the various fantastic species (Elves, Dwarves) are a part of, thus the Dwarves of the Dyrwood will think of themselves as proud, independent pioneers, just the same as the various Human races colonising the Dyrwood do.

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Quite an experience to live in misery isn't it? That's what it is to be married with children.

I've seen things you people can't even imagine. Pearly Kings glittering on the Elephant and Castle, Morris Men dancing 'til the last light of midsummer. I watched Druid fires burning in the ruins of Stonehenge, and Yorkshiremen gurning for prizes. All these things will be lost in time, like alopecia on a skinhead. Time for tiffin.

 

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