Heretic of The Seventh Circle
Humans; mostly as RLSo I was reading up on the green children of Woolpit, UK who were found in the town in the 12th Century. They were (apparently) human but green skinned, spoke a strange language and said they came from St Martins Land. Some modern speculation has suggested the story was a garbled retelling of a real event with the children suffering from chlorosis (green skin anemia) and that lead me to investigating other skin colour variations/defects like the blue skinned Fugate family of Kentucky (1820s)
Anyway with all the recent threads on race/ethnicity and colour I got thinking on how Races are depcited in games. SO when you think of dwarves and Elfs how do you see them?
DO you see them as having skin tones of Europe or do they run the gamut of human types (eg would a dwarf being described as Black skinned fit your expectations?).
DO you allow for any skin and hair variation - Green-skinned humans, Blue skinned elves, tan skinned humans with purple hair?
Elves; human-tones or shades of blueish grey, sometimes green tinged.
Rock Gnomes; Browns and greys mostly, with hair in various shades of white, grey, orange, red, yellow, and more rarely blue or green, or even jet or obsidian black. Basically, colors of stone.
Forest Gnomes; bark colors, with hair in leaf tones.
All gnomes have eyes like precious gems or crystals.
Dwarves: Dark, usually brown or grayish, rarely pale with yellow undertones.
Halflings; usually darker human tones, very rarely “white” tones, but skin hair and eyes similar to Indigenous and Asian peoples is also common.