This article was written by Jesse C Cohoon, I spotted it on the RoleplayingTips newsletter & thought it’d be really useful for someone roleplaying in a fantasy setting, so wanted to republish it here. If you get time though, definitely check out Jesse’s other articles at fantasyroleplayingplanes.blogspot.com.
Dwarves in popular culture are often depicted as being dour, bearded, short, and squat creatures who excel in mining gems and precious metals from the earth, have a great fondness of drink, are expert miners, and excel at smithing.
But a more thorough look at these creatures might show them to be a bit more complex than first thought. Here are several ideas to help flesh out your campaign setting with interesting dwarves.