Tabletop Tuesday – Adding Variety to Fantasy Races — Pop Culture Uncovered

Crass, Scottish dwarves. Elegant, Celtic elves. Jovial, English halflings. Monstrous, barbarian orcs. We’ve seen these clichés repeatedly, most of them stemming from popular Euro-fantasy tropes of the 20th century. Whether it was Tolkien or Gygax, the portrayal of fantasy races as homogeneous cultures has become a staple of the genre. Even when there are attempts […]

via Tabletop Tuesday – Adding Variety to Fantasy Races — Pop Culture Uncovered.

Some games have done better than others at this. For example, several versions of Middle-Earth themed games have done an excellent job of creating sub-races that were different from the main races.

Addit: I will be doing a follow-up of this post soon.

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Originally from Gulfport, Mississippi. Live in Wichita, Kansas now.
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