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AndersP
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Dwarfs as PC in a mixed group of humans

Fri 16 Mar 2018, 10:06

After reading the three new chapters of the rules about the history, religion and the different kins I felt that it will be very hard to explain why dwarfs ever would be interested in being in a group with humans.

The other kins like elfs etc all had an possible explanation by providing example of why a PC would want to leave their home and mix with other kins instead of just killing them (or never leaving their home in the first place).  But the different tribes of dwarfs all seem to have one thing in common, they hate humans.

Now, I and the players could of course make up a reason (e.g.g the PC hated the dwarfen society) but it would be nice to hear what other people think of this.
 
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Re: Dwarfs as PC in a mixed group of humans

Fri 16 Mar 2018, 10:34

AndersP wrote:
After reading the three new chapters of the rules about the history, religion and the different kins I felt that it will be very hard to explain why dwarfs ever would be interested in being in a group with humans.

The other kins like elfs etc all had an possible explanation by providing example of why a PC would want to leave their home and mix with other kins instead of just killing them (or never leaving their home in the first place).  But the different tribes of dwarfs all seem to have one thing in common, they hate humans.

Now, I and the players could of course make up a reason (e.g.g the PC hated the dwarfen society) but it would be nice to hear what other people think of this.

The dwarves don't hate aslene humans – there's actually an alliance in one of the adventure sites – and would probably accept eastern Ravenlanders that are enemies of Zytera and the Rust brothers. They basically hate the invading Alderlanders represented by the latters. Also I see dwarves as somewhat practically inclined while there certainly are fanatics among them as well.
 
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Re: Dwarfs as PC in a mixed group of humans

Mon 19 Mar 2018, 09:40

Brior wrote:
AndersP wrote:
After reading the three new chapters of the rules about the history, religion and the different kins I felt that it will be very hard to explain why dwarfs ever would be interested in being in a group with humans.

The other kins like elfs etc all had an possible explanation by providing example of why a PC would want to leave their home and mix with other kins instead of just killing them (or never leaving their home in the first place).  But the different tribes of dwarfs all seem to have one thing in common, they hate humans.

Now, I and the players could of course make up a reason (e.g.g the PC hated the dwarfen society) but it would be nice to hear what other people think of this.

The dwarves don't hate aslene humans – there's actually an alliance in one of the adventure sites – and would probably accept eastern Ravenlanders that are enemies of Zytera and the Rust brothers. They basically hate the invading Alderlanders represented by the latters. Also I see dwarves as somewhat practically inclined while there certainly are fanatics among them as well.

Perhaps this should be mentioned in a sentence or two in the section about dwarfs because in the description of them it seems to be all humans when I read it.
 
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Re: Dwarfs as PC in a mixed group of humans

Mon 19 Mar 2018, 10:38

Explicit exceptions from the baseline attitude will be useful in this setting (there are in fact several already). Orcs seemed quite impossible to mix with other kin until I read these three new chapters. Now it seems to be humans. It's fine that the average Joe would never have anything to do with humans but we might not want to play average Joe characters :)
 
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Re: Dwarfs as PC in a mixed group of humans

Mon 19 Mar 2018, 11:00

I would agree, anything that makes intergrating characters from disparate kin easier is very welcome.
 
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Re: Dwarfs as PC in a mixed group of humans

Mon 19 Mar 2018, 11:05

AndersP wrote:
Perhaps this should be mentioned in a sentence or two in the section about dwarfs because in the description of them it seems to be all humans when I read it.

Noted!
 
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Re: Dwarfs as PC in a mixed group of humans

Sun 15 Apr 2018, 16:23

Could be an unsteady alliance, perhaps they were all hired by the locals to clear out a ruin, or they were exploring separately and had to fight side by side when things went wrong. I think depending on where the story starts it will be a lot easier to put the pc's together.
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