Quote Originally Posted by Hopeless View Post
OD&D is in essence the original red box or basic set series that ended with the Immortal boxed set and was largely based in Mystara.

Original d&d had dwarves, elves and halflings as actual classes as well as races there was an option called Foresters that allowed humans to duplicate the elf class so they could both fight and cast spells with the same restrictions as elves.

From 1e onwards races and classes were kept separate.
This is a common error. OD&D is not the red box version, but the white box version published in 1974. It does not have race as class.