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12th Jan '16 3:24:23 PM DemoDemon
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* Out of Context D&D Quotes, a blog collecting, well, [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin out of context D&D quotes,]] had [[http://outofcontextdnd.tumblr.com/post/137127190519/exchange-between-dwarf-and-elf-in-party this]] utterly hilarious dialogue between a haughty elf and a DeadpanSnarker dwarf.
29th Dec '15 9:20:42 PM jormis29
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* The Elves, who represent the element of Life, and Dwarves, who worship the element of Earth, typically begin with poor relations in ''LordsOfMagic''.
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* The Elves, who represent the element of Life, and Dwarves, who worship the element of Earth, typically begin with poor relations in ''LordsOfMagic''.''VideoGame/LordsOfMagic''.
29th Dec '15 3:35:20 PM DaibhidC
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[[folder:Comic Strips]] *Used as a bit of background colour in the ''Magazine/{{Dragon}}'' magazine strip ''Floyd'' by Aaron Williams. At one point Floyd and his friends accidentally get between an elvish ambush and a dwarven ambush. The reason the two sides are ambushing each other is never elaborated on beyond the fact they're elves and dwarves, and that's what they do. [[/folder]]
16th Dec '15 6:17:27 AM Morgenthaler
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* In the IronKingdoms setting (where ''WARMACHINE'' and ''HORDES'' are set), the highly-industrialized titular Iron Kingdoms (the WARMACHINE factions) often find themselves at odds with the much more naturalistic Primal Powers (the HORDES factions). Of course, there's plenty of infighting among the Iron Kingdoms and the Primal Powers as well. Notably, this trait is actually averted by the setting's ''actual'' elves and dwarves, as the elves are [[TheFairFolk rabid xenophobes]] who hate ''everyone'', and the dwarves, while isolationist, are on generally friendly terms with all the other races.
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* In the IronKingdoms TabletopGame/IronKingdoms setting (where ''WARMACHINE'' and ''HORDES'' are set), the highly-industrialized titular Iron Kingdoms (the WARMACHINE factions) often find themselves at odds with the much more naturalistic Primal Powers (the HORDES factions). Of course, there's plenty of infighting among the Iron Kingdoms and the Primal Powers as well. Notably, this trait is actually averted by the setting's ''actual'' elves and dwarves, as the elves are [[TheFairFolk rabid xenophobes]] who hate ''everyone'', and the dwarves, while isolationist, are on generally friendly terms with all the other races.

* Played straight in ''PalladiumFantasyRolePlayingGame'', with the Elven and Dwarven Empires having recently fought a war that lasted ''over 10 thousand years''. As a consequence of the war humans now dominate the world and [[OurDwarvesAreAllTheSame Dwarves swore off magic]]. * In {{Traveller}} the Darrians and the Sword Worlders could fit as elves and dwarves respectively.
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* Played straight in ''PalladiumFantasyRolePlayingGame'', ''TabletopGame/PalladiumFantasyRolePlayingGame'', with the Elven and Dwarven Empires having recently fought a war that lasted ''over 10 thousand years''. As a consequence of the war humans now dominate the world and [[OurDwarvesAreAllTheSame Dwarves swore off magic]]. * In {{Traveller}} ''TabletopGame/{{Traveller}}'' the Darrians and the Sword Worlders could fit as elves and dwarves respectively.

* In ''[[ThirteenthAge 13th Age]]'', the elves and dwarves get along ''now'' (except for the drow), but there was a war long in the past that caused the three elven subraces to split in the first place.
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* In ''[[ThirteenthAge 13th Age]]'', ''TabletopGame/ThirteenthAge'', the elves and dwarves get along ''now'' (except for the drow), but there was a war long in the past that caused the three elven subraces to split in the first place.
5th Dec '15 12:23:36 PM Traze
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Adding a note about DF, elves "grow" their wood items. Somehow.
* While not necessarily out and out antagonistic towards one another ([[VideoGameCrueltyPotential unless you decide to instigate it]]), this can crop up in ''VideoGame/DwarfFortress''. For the most part, your dwarfs are at least on good enough terms with elven civilisations for mutual trade (they can be useful for supplying cloth, training weaponry and tamed exotic animals, though, other than that, their wares are generally of subpar quality). That said, the elves will insult your dwarfs at any available opportunity, and [[{{Hypocrite}} will be apalled if you so much as try to trade them wooden goods, never mind that the grand majority of their weaponry, armours and crafts are wooden.]] As such, [[http://df.magmawiki.com/index.php/Cacame_Awemedinade save for one or two exceptions,]] elves are not the most popular race in the ''Dwarf Fortress'' community.
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* While not necessarily out and out antagonistic towards one another ([[VideoGameCrueltyPotential unless you decide to instigate it]]), this can crop up in ''VideoGame/DwarfFortress''. For the most part, your dwarfs are at least on good enough terms with elven civilisations for mutual trade (they can be useful for supplying cloth, training weaponry and tamed exotic animals, though, other than that, their wares are generally of subpar quality). That said, the elves will insult your dwarfs at any available opportunity, and [[{{Hypocrite}} will be apalled if you so much as try to trade them wooden goods, never mind that the grand majority of their weaponry, armours and crafts are wooden.]] ]][[note]]Elves somehow "grow" their wood items, apparently independently of trees so they aren't entirely hypocritical.[[/note]] As such, [[http://df.magmawiki.com/index.php/Cacame_Awemedinade save for one or two exceptions,]] elves are not the most popular race in the ''Dwarf Fortress'' community.
28th Nov '15 8:14:16 AM Nithael
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* On a smaller scale, see Korea (UsefulNotes/{{North|Korea}} is Dwarves, UsefulNotes/{{South|Korea}} is Elves). South Korea has a high tech industry (with a cyberpunkish EverythingIsOnline Internet), the national sport is {{Starcraft}}, and their army is one of the best equipped in Asia. The Northern economy (that isn't dependent on donations) is based in coal mining, the country is filled with mountains (so does South Korea, but theirs are less elevated), they pride themselves on strength, and the army is based on [[WeHaveReserves numbers]]. North Koreans are also usually shorter due to the constant famine.
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* On a smaller scale, see Korea (UsefulNotes/{{North|Korea}} is Dwarves, UsefulNotes/{{South|Korea}} is Elves). South Korea has a high tech industry (with a cyberpunkish EverythingIsOnline Internet), the national sport is {{Starcraft}}, ''VideoGame/{{Starcraft}}'', and their army is one of the best equipped in Asia. The Northern economy (that isn't dependent on donations) is based in coal mining, the country is filled with mountains (so does South Korea, but theirs are less elevated), they pride themselves on strength, and the army is based on [[WeHaveReserves numbers]]. North Koreans are also usually shorter due to the constant famine.
15th Oct '15 4:05:48 AM Imperios
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* On a smaller scale, see Korea (UsefulNotes/{{North|Korea}} is Dwarves, UsefulNotes/{{South|Korea}} is Elves). South Korea has a high tech industry (with a cyberpunkish EverythingIsOnline Internet), the national sport is {{Starcraft}}, and their army is one of the best equipped in Asia. The Northern economy (that isn't dependent on donations) is based in coal mining, the country is filled with mountains, they pride themselves on strength, and the army is based on [[WeHaveReserves numbers]]. The South Koreans are looking more and more like tall ectomorphic Caucasians, while North Koreans are literally shorter due to the constant famine.
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* On a smaller scale, see Korea (UsefulNotes/{{North|Korea}} is Dwarves, UsefulNotes/{{South|Korea}} is Elves). South Korea has a high tech industry (with a cyberpunkish EverythingIsOnline Internet), the national sport is {{Starcraft}}, and their army is one of the best equipped in Asia. The Northern economy (that isn't dependent on donations) is based in coal mining, the country is filled with mountains, mountains (so does South Korea, but theirs are less elevated), they pride themselves on strength, and the army is based on [[WeHaveReserves numbers]]. The South Koreans are looking more and more like tall ectomorphic Caucasians, while North Koreans are literally also usually shorter due to the constant famine. famine.
11th Oct '15 5:57:09 PM ANTMuddle
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* There is definitely an undercurrent of this in ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'', between the unicorns (tend to be educated, higher class and have telekinesis to handle delicate tasks) vs. the earth ponies (strong, hard-working and with a "connection to the Earth"). Among the mane six characters, two of the character foil pairs follow this dynamic, with the dainty Rarity against down-to-Earth Applejack, and the logical Twilight Sparkle against the CloudCuckoolander Pinkie Pie.
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* There is definitely an undercurrent of this in ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'', between the unicorns (tend to be educated, higher class and have telekinesis to handle delicate tasks) vs. and the earth ponies (strong, hard-working and with a "connection to the Earth"). Among the mane six characters, two of the character foil pairs follow this dynamic, with the dainty Rarity against down-to-Earth Applejack, and the logical Twilight Sparkle against the CloudCuckoolander Pinkie Pie.Pie. ** This was also the point of a stage play, which brought the pegasus class (agile, high-spirited, and able to handle high-altitude activity) into the act.
29th Sep '15 4:47:37 AM DaibhidC
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* When [[http://www.irregularwebcomic.net/1204.html Dwalin first appears]] in ''Webcomic/IrregularWebcomic'' he initially says he can't help a party that includes Alryssa because of "[[FunetikAksent the Five-Thoosand Year Groodge]]" between dwarves and Elves.
28th Sep '15 10:04:24 AM StFan
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* ''Webcomic/TheOrderOfTheStick'' features rather few elves and dwarves long enough for the two to meet- except for the party members. Durkon, a proudly stereotypical dwarf cleric, and Vaarsuvius, TheSpock and InsufferableGenius wizard, constantly bicker but respect each others' abilities nonetheless, both being powerful spellcasters. [[spoiler:The two did have a little spat when V went round the bend, but the two did apologize to each other later, both admitting that they were in the wrong.]] * ''YetAnotherFantasyGamerComic'' presents: [[http://yafgc.net/?id=1416 the dwarven humour]]. * A certain {{Nodwick}} arc involves a war between the elves and the dwarves over possession of a certain artifact the dwarves claim was stolen from them two thousand years ago. It turns out to be a sword which [[spoiler: will kill both races if one uses it on the other]], which forces them to declare a truce.
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* ''Webcomic/TheOrderOfTheStick'' features rather few elves and dwarves long enough for the two to meet- meet -- except for the party members. Durkon, a proudly stereotypical dwarf cleric, and Vaarsuvius, TheSpock and InsufferableGenius wizard, constantly bicker but respect each others' abilities nonetheless, both being powerful spellcasters. [[spoiler:The two did have a little spat when V went goes round the bend, but the two did do apologize to each other later, both admitting that they were in the wrong.]] * ''YetAnotherFantasyGamerComic'' ''Webcomic/YetAnotherFantasyGamerComic'' presents: [[http://yafgc.net/?id=1416 net/comic/1416-funny-dwarves/ the dwarven humour]]. * A certain {{Nodwick}} ''Webcomic/{{Nodwick}}'' arc involves a war between the elves and the dwarves over possession of a certain artifact the dwarves claim was stolen from them two thousand years ago. It turns out to be a sword which [[spoiler: will [[spoiler:will kill both races if one uses it on the other]], which forces them to declare a truce.
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