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Sotharsyl
2009-01-29, 08:11 PM
Welcome dear readers of Erfworld, if this subject has already been discussed I'm sorry and missed the thread, Erfworld as we all know is dedicated to exploring a TBS world, but it is a fantasy TBS nonetheless so my question is why haven't we seen dwarves yet?
I will begin by re-stating some facts you already know:
1)This war has been called by Charlie the Great Western Conflict so this makes me believe we will be pretty much in the domain of Western Fantasy ergo Elves & Dwarves
2)The two sides have been generalised by parson as generic "bad guys" and "good guys" thus GK: "bad guys" gobwins uncroaked croakmancer led by would be world conqueror RCC : "good guys" mainly humans plus friendly vampyres plus cute creatures plus several kinds of elves warrior types led by a would be paladin.
The comics creators are great at deconstructing things keep the big image intact but when you zoom in you see something completely diffent in a funny way of course.
Now what I was expecting on a rereading was some type of dwarves there fighting with the elves but ultimateley being "good".
It might be that the shorth miner/cave fighter niche has already been filled by the marbits and I'l give you they're cute but seeing how the creators briliantly deconstructed the whole x elven subraces staple of fantasy I would have preffered they take a swing at the drunk greedy scottsman with the hearth of gold stereotype the dwarves have been shohorned in, insread of food jokes.
Now might I ask you faithfull readers if maybe they exist and we haven't seen them yet or how would they be in Erfworld.

BRC
2009-01-29, 08:24 PM
Meh, they've already got Marbits, and they couldn't do with Dwarves what they did with Elves. You see, the joke with the different elf varieties was that often you just have [Adjective] Elf, and nobody can decide whether elves are down-to-earth forest proectors, or snooty supermages, or whatever.

However, Dwarves are essentially the same between fantasy settings, besides, Marbits are cute.

Godskook
2009-01-29, 09:03 PM
I think the fact that the RCC has 10? types of elves is part of the reason for why we don't see dwarves. Tolkien lore has elves and dwarves at each other's throats for the most part, for instance, and I'm sure there is other fantasy that does the same. Hell, there's western fantasy that explicitly doesn't include elves, so Erfworld(or perhaps just the RCC) missing dwarves isn't really too much of an infraction.

SteveMB
2009-01-29, 09:59 PM
I think the fact that the RCC has 10? types of elves is part of the reason for why we don't see dwarves. Tolkien lore has elves and dwarves at each other's throats for the most part, for instance, and I'm sure there is other fantasy that does the same. Hell, there's western fantasy that explicitly doesn't include elves, so Erfworld(or perhaps just the RCC) missing dwarves isn't really too much of an infraction.

Besides, as noted above the Marbits occupy the obvious dwarf niche (short miner types).

DevilDan
2009-01-29, 10:12 PM
Could it be that Erf's dwarves are not the type to join coalitions?

Kreistor
2009-01-29, 10:21 PM
Or they just aren't natural allies to any of the sides involved, like the Elves are.

ShinyBrowncoat
2009-01-29, 11:33 PM
Isn't it obvious? No race or creature can exist in Erfworld with a "w" in its name!

dr pepper
2009-01-29, 11:53 PM
No prob, they'd be called "drawfs".

Justyn
2009-01-30, 12:16 AM
Or "Dorfs" (maybe Dowfs?).

Limos
2009-01-30, 12:20 AM
They were probably dropped due to naming scheme problems.

There is no way to cutesify Dwarves.

glissle
2009-01-30, 04:46 AM
There is no way to cutesify Dwarves.

I think "dlorfs" would be a cute name.

DevilDan
2009-01-30, 12:35 PM
"Dorfs" is pure win.

thalandus
2009-01-31, 07:27 PM
How about 'Dwaves' or 'Dwafs'. taking out the r does make it sound more cutesy.

Eraniverse
2009-01-31, 10:25 PM
Stunties :smallbiggrin: