> "Dwarfs" and "dwarves" are both used, but "dwarfs" is more > traditional (Disney's Snow White had dwarfs). JRR Tolkien used > "dwarves" as a sort of philological in-joke, and fantasy writers > have tended to copy him ever since. Given the strong influence of JRR Tolkien in the geek mythology, I'd go for "dwarves", then. > > ... > > The game features dwarves who need to collect food as fast as > > possible to bring it back to their mushrooms to live. When a dwarf > > leaves home without providing it with food for too long, (s)he dies > > Do we know whether any of them are represented as female? In a lot > of fantasy settings it's assumed that females are never seen, or > that they're all treated as male... Well, that was just my high sensitivity to gender-neutrality, here. And, I think that female dwarves are mentioned in Tolkien (they have beards, though) but not completely sure.
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