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    Some snippets I found, just food for thought...

    Some snippets I found, just food for thought -ref. Races of the Wild

    Designer Skip Williams (along with such D&D luminaries as Rich Baker, David Noonan, Jesse Decker, Gwendolyn Kestrel, Penny...
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    What I'm trying to say, IMO, is no more difficult...

    What I'm trying to say, IMO, is no more difficult to recognize and accept, than saying ocean-faring-ships don't work to well in the mountians.

    And I've given plausable examples of why Humans were...
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    Are you trying to make my argument for me? We...

    Are you trying to make my argument for me?

    We are discussing the elves' ability to make pin cushions out of knights stumbling around in a dense forest.

    20 elves with elven bows, would have no...
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    :rolleyes: Well thats how it works in reality....

    :rolleyes: Well thats how it works in reality. least from my RL experiences.

    A few good, well prepared men, can make mince meat out of a conventional army unit that doesn't have the advantage of...
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    You give me an elf or two that can cast Entangle...

    You give me an elf or two that can cast Entangle and Fog spells (low enuf level spells) and a handful of good Archers, and I'll wipe out an entire unit of some 200+ Knights and their Priests.

    The...
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    Its not so much about levels, my mistake for not...

    Its not so much about levels, my mistake for not making that clearer earlier.

    IMO it doesn't matter if the elves are 2nd, 3rd, 4th levels...

    What point I'm attempting to make, has more to do...
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    kgauck, I give you that if humans fully...

    kgauck,

    I give you that if humans fully mobilized, bringing with them catapults, a powerful wizard or two, Priests... the whole works... then they could assault the edges of a Elf domain, slowly...
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    This is true, "the battle is won before it is...

    This is true, "the battle is won before it is ever fought" is a very true statement.

    The army with the better intelligence, better weapons, and faster communications will win EVERY battle unless...
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    Excellent clarification. I still say give them...

    Excellent clarification.

    I still say give them some extra benifits tho, after all, they are the race that mastered magic, first, and have it flowing thru their being/realms. ;)
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    Well, a simple game mechanics adjustment for...

    Well, a simple game mechanics adjustment for elves is required then, we'll say an Elf realm can cast ward, at half the GB and RP costs, and anyone trying to counter it would have a negative penalty...
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    I agree with all of that. Elves I don't think...

    I agree with all of that.

    Elves I don't think are dwindling in numbers so much as the other races are just breeding like rabbits. Elves stay in balance with nature, Goblins, Humans and all the...
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    True enough, but I still support the position...

    True enough, but I still support the position that if they went about razing some provinces and retreating back into the woods, there isn't a whole lot that could be done about it by most of the...
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    Ah well, there we go HUMANizing elves again. ...

    Rhoube himself has yet to be destroyed, due only to his immense personal power. However, despite all his power he has yet to be able to expand his domain beyond that one single province. Even in the...
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    Rhuobe Manslayer has been doing that for...

    Rhuobe Manslayer has been doing that for generations of humans, he is as "in your face" as an Elf domain can get. And he has been razing and slaughtering provinces quite effectively during that...
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    To quickly add to the last part of your post...

    To quickly add to the last part of your post Andrew, would be the value they placed on their own lives.

    They may mot have been willing to sacrifice 10 elves to kill 200 humans, or they may have...
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    I think we tend to humanize Elves too much... who...

    I think we tend to humanize Elves too much... who is to say how long it takes for them to reach maturity, as far as the ability to rationalize and adapt?

    It might take them 100 years to fully...
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    I think Elven wars, especially now that their...

    I think Elven wars, especially now that their numbers have dwindled from past conflicts which they engaged in on grand scale, would certianly be very different from the way we view war.

    The war...
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