Dwarf (Dungeons & Dragons)
A dwarf, in the Dungeons & Dragons (D&D) fantasy roleplaying game, is a humanoid race, one of the primary races available for player characters. The idea for the D&D dwarf comes from European mythologies and J. R. R. Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings novels, and has been used in D&D and its predecessor Chainmail since the early 1970s. Variations from the standard dwarf archetype of a short and stout demihuman are commonly called subraces, of which there are more than a dozen across many different rule sets and campaign settings.
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“A dwarf who brings a standard along with him to measure his own sizetake my word, is a dwarf in more articles than one.”
—Laurence Sterne (17131768)