Roleplaying the Common Ancestries in D&D

The Nerdd

In Dungeons & Dragons, you can choose what kind of person you want to be, not just how you act, but what Race/Species/Ancestry you want to be. We already talked about the benefits of playing a Human, but what about the other common races?

Elves, Dwarves, Halflings, and Half-Elves. These are great because due to the extreme popularity of The Lord of the Rings, everyone has a pretty solid understanding of these races. Also, in most settings, these are prominent races that can usually be easily found, and therefore won’t bring unnecessary/unwanted attention to your party.

So let’s look at these races, how they’re usually portrayed, how they can break those tropes, and how I play them. As a heads up, the subraces in my world are less an example of racism, and more on classism.

I also want to add, that in the setting of your…

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