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All Hail Dwarves! (This poll is unedited) 9 50.00%
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Old 06-11-2008, 05:57 PM   #1
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Question Best Fantasy Race

Which is better, dwarves or elves?

And don't edit this poll, evil marshmallow-headed-zombie-alien-haxX0r from Anza!
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Old 06-11-2008, 05:59 PM   #2
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I don't really like ether, but if i had to choose, it'd be elves.
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Old 06-11-2008, 06:52 PM   #3
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elves has stumpy legs therefore would waddle like Gimli from LoTR, unlike elves or Legolas who could beat Gimli in a race
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Old 06-11-2008, 08:47 PM   #4
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Well... if we're talking typical LOTR style races, then I actually like dwarves more. I'm not really into the elvish stuff but I love the dwarves' hidden caves and mines deep in the earth, I just have a wanderlust for that sort of thing. I really get into the whole mining, forging weapons, crafting stuff and I like to include that sort of thing into what I write although in my fictional world, there's no elves or dwarves. I think they're too overused and stereotypical of fantasy settings so I left them out. I'm making it more of a gothic setting than traditional fantasty.
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Old 06-11-2008, 08:59 PM   #5
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It was tough to choose, but I too like dwarves slightly better for two reasons:
1) They built all sorts of cool structures, especially underground, and they are good gadgeteers (although gnomes are better, and some orcs aren't bad either).
2) Elves can be kind of arrogant.

I was looking at the new D&D 4th edition rules today, and there are two races that seem to be basically elves, but only one of dwarves. So I guess that shows what preference the current designers have. But of course we have complete control of what gets into our individual campaigns, right?
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Old 06-11-2008, 11:07 PM   #6
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Hoboma ftw.
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Old 06-12-2008, 12:31 AM   #7
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I voted for... I'll let you people guess...
(The answer may surprise you... Probably not though...)


This post is cool...
It is cool because...

Everysentence ends with an elipsis...

Yeah...



*looks at the poll...* Woo hoo, I am the majority!...
*Wonders if Coolguiy made the options like that or if the mods are having fun...*
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Old 06-12-2008, 03:47 AM   #8
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Dwarves, because I play them more often in Roguelikes. Infra-vision for the win!
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Old 06-12-2008, 05:57 AM   #9
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Dragons.

But out of the options that are actually in the poll, I guess I'll have to pick Elves, since I learned a bit of Sindarin some time ago... Though who knows if I wouldn't have rather learned the secret language of the Khaz‚d if it wasn't for the fact that it's secret? :P
And actually, I used to play a female Dwarf in World of Warcraft... But female Dwarfs don't even exist in most fantasy worlds, or look exactly the same as male Dwarfs, so... meh.
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Old 06-12-2008, 08:28 AM   #10
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Humans, because of two words: Havelock Vetinari.
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Old 06-12-2008, 10:19 AM   #11
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It was tough to choose, but I too like dwarves slightly better for two reasons:
1) They built all sorts of cool structures, especially underground, and they are good gadgeteers (although gnomes are better, and some orcs aren't bad either).
2) Elves can be kind of arrogant.

I was looking at the new D&D 4th edition rules today, and there are two races that seem to be basically elves, but only one of dwarves. So I guess that shows what preference the current designers have. But of course we have complete control of what gets into our individual campaigns, right?
No one I know will use 4th edition because it:
#1 is completely unnecessary, 3.5 rules work just fine
#2 dumbs down the game too much (idiots don't deserve to understand d&d)
#3 changes things that didn't need to be changed, like darkvision

No one is going to go buy all new sets of books when they have tons of 3.5 WOTC is only doing it to make more money.
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Old 06-12-2008, 10:20 AM   #12
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Elves can use dwarves as footstools
Dwarves don't mind being used as footstools as the Dwarves are sturdy.

Which one is better?
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Old 06-12-2008, 10:22 AM   #13
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Elves most resemble Chuck Norris in stature, but Dwarves have the beard...

I'll say elves though because they pwn.
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Old 06-12-2008, 01:03 PM   #14
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Interesting comments about 4th edition rules. I remember the exact same things being said when second edition came out. I myself adapted to second edition because I figured I would just re-add the first edition stuff I liked which had been removed. But some people were really passionate on the subject. I never got much into third or three-point-five, not for ideological reasons, but just because I never found the time to re-read all the stuff. I doubt I'll ever get around to reading all the new fourth edition stuff; I have a funny feeling the floodgates are going to stay open and everything will get reissued. But I do like some of the new artwork.

How many editions of D&D do we really need, anyway? Everyone I know just makes their own changes to suit their individual styles. And I never had much fun playing at tournaments; too hard to find a playing style match with total strangers.
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Humans, because of two words: Havelock Vetinari.
BOOOO! Shame on you! SHAME! How could you possibly play as human in a fantasy RPG!? There's no point to playing as what you already are in real life!

It's a hard choice for me, and I haven't voted yet, and if I do, it will break the current tie of 8 versus 8. I think I might lean towards dwarves a bit because they have machines and guns while elves just sit around in the forest with their primitive bow-and-arrows. Then again, elves build Christmas toys and bake Keebler cookies, plus the Warcraft 3 Night Elf faction was fun while the Alliance (which had dwarves) was irritating, so that pretty much evens out the fight.

And yeah, SP is right, dragons are obviously the best fantasy race, which is why I didn't put them on or there'd be no point to making the poll!
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Old 06-12-2008, 05:09 PM   #16
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I don't care what the race is! I just focus on class, and the only thing I want to be are the cheese monks!
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Old 06-12-2008, 05:57 PM   #17
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Where did you get the impression Mr. Onion was human?
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