The setting I'm creating isn't beholden to just medieval Europe/Middle East for its main countries and cultures. There are no elemental, astral, nor (accessible) outer planes—there is only an amalgamation of the Feywild/Shadowfell/Ethereal. The gods may or may not be real (from an in-character perspective)—if they are real they don't certainly don't engage in behavior such as those in FR, DL, etc. There more types of religions than the standard D&D polytheism. There is at least one humanoid nation (ruled by hobgoblins). I'm trying to give all the races in the PHB (plus a few others) a place in the setting in which they fit in organically. High elves and dwarves are friendly towards each other. Drow are somewhat different, don't worship Lolth, have a spider fetish, shop at Hot Topic, or default to Evile(tm)—though that still strongly hate other elves.