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Dungeons & Dragons - Tall Dwarf?
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If you play D&D you should know that dwarfs are around 3 feet tall, and elves are always very tall.
this height slip-up is most obvious at the end when they are looking over a wall after the dragons fight.
the dwarf is clearly the same height as the elf, and the elf is barely taller than Ridly.
if the heights were accurate, the dwarf would barely see over the wall, if at all.
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SailorEarth on 06-05-2001
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Comments:
The Lau writes:
Actually, not all dwarves are short. They can grow up to 4 and a half feet. And elves are no way taller than humans. Humans grow past 6 feet normally in D&D, elves can barely hit 5'8". Humans are the tallest race of the humanoids minus like half-orc. So the elf is a tall elf and Ridley is a short human. There are bigger errors like Profion casting spells with gloves? No way. And how they made dragons like animals, instead of supra-geniuses like they should be (or at least red and gold). Or how Profion, a 15th-lvl mage was killed by at 2nd lvl thief? That's the stats according to Dragon Magazine. I'm not a dork, really =)
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Chouey writes:
yes, dwarves are shorter. They are about 3'2-4'2" in AD&D. Elves are not tall though, they max out at 5'2", and shortest height in AD&D is 4'2". A short elf and a tall dwarf would be the same height. This is an understandable mix-up because a "little person" wouldn't be able to properly play the dwarf because it would not have the proper build. Therefore the fact of the tall dwarf is something that can be let to slide.
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Phreak writes:
You are mistaken. Dwarfs are not around three feet tall. Halflings/Hobbits are. Dwarfs (or Dwarves, depending on your fantasy setting) are usually around four to five feet tall.
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strawberryp0cky writes:
If I know my D&D, elves aren't "very tall," but actually a little shorter than humans.
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mercenary84 writes:
As far as I remember, elves were shorter than humans...
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Levy writes:
Elves in proper AD&D are from 4'2 to about 5'6 or so, and dwarves can only get about as big as 4 1/2 feet tall. Different fantasy systems have differing descriptions of these races but in AD&D only sea elves have blue/green faces, Drow elves have black skin/white hair, and whats to say that high or grey elves dont have brown skin... do you think that all elves are white? Are you from Alabama or something?
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StarmanDeluxe writes:
Actually, depending on the source, elves can be either far taller than humans (as you stated), or a bit shorter than humans. Also, as far as I know, most breeds of elves have green faces... And I've never seen a black elf :D
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BooBoo writes:
dwarves are 4 to 5 feet tall and elves are taller than humans usually about 5 to 7 feet.
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