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Radioactive Square Pegs in Round Holes–D&D, Inspiration, and Context (The Problem with Drow)

First off, the concept of dark elves probably comes at least partially from Norse mythology, and the term drow probably derives from the Scottish term trow–but actual details about dark elves or trow from these sources are thin, and in both of these sources, elves, dwarves, and trolls are all things that could kind of be the same thing.  Essentially,

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The Tomb (and Stream) of Annihilation–Some Thoughts

Tomb of Annihilation Thoughts Given that the Tomb of Annihilation vibe is leaning heavily on “Indiana Jones plus undead plus dinosaurs,” I think it’s finally starting to sink in that, at least for the foreseeable future, there aren’t D&D campaign worlds, there is D&D, and that currently leans heavily on Forgotten Realms lore and proper names, but also borrows heavily

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