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PoE Racial Archetypes

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rjshae

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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?

 

What do you think?



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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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