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i drew a bunch of elves of color!!

This post reminds me of something that happened a few years back.

I once served as art director for a project where the illustration spec called for characters of a variety of races (in the real-world sense, not the Dungeons & Dragons sense - though the latter was involved as well).

We had one particular artist, tasked with drawing a series of elves, who didn’t quite seem to get what that meant. Their output was basically “white elf”, “another white elf”, “white elf with a tan”, “white elf looking a bit pale”, “yet another white elf”, etc.

When this was pointed out, they were like “oh, yeah, now I get it - I’ll totally fix that with my next piece”.

They proceeded to turn in a picture of a blue elf.

In the end, we had to provide specific quotas for specific levels of racial representation in order to get the point across. It all worked out in the end, but it’s stuck with me ever since that this artist examined the original spec, looked at our feedback, and came to the conclusion a blue elf was more plausible than a black one.

In conclusion: this is awesome.

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tezpadam replied to your post: tezpadam replied to your post: tezpada…

i mean i might’ve just started putting together a mage!Adaar specifically because rift mage looks super interesting but doesn’t fit isa I DON’T KNOW HOW MUCH HELP I’LL BE

I am ALL OVER Rift Mage. I feel like Irimë’s primary specialization would be Keeper, but since that’s not an option, exploring fade magic is a great alternative. 

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omg same re: tempest, i considered it for one of my cadashes but it doesn’t really fit either of them. clearly i need more rogues. never enough rogues.

Yeah, I was like “Keshda would love that.” But I couldn’t go through with it because assassin just felt better for her. And then Nahir felt like an artificer. So now I’m just going to have to make a tempest Adaar. 

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yeah i tend to think it’s close to that. i suppose it really only matters in terms of gameplay, since in headcanon he’s already basically a rogue with occasional magic. i do love the rogue specs too.

Mmhm! They’re definitely similar enough that it’s a headcanon you could pretty much see in-game. It’s just a matter of terms.

It was SO hard for me to pick between them. They all look like so much fun. I just need to see rogues setting themselves on fire and running into battle.

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biowares gender restrictions on romances cannot stop me i am a living god

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i’m torn between knight enchanter for close range weapons and necromancer which fits better with the lore (why would a dalish mage need special chantry dispensation to fight?) but idk

Yeah, that’s pretty much why I don’t have a lot of interest in Knight Enchanter. You could always have Isa be an Arcane Warrior instead (in the beautiful world of headcanon)? It seems functionally similar to Knight Enchanter, just rooted in elven magic instead of Chantry approved magic.

Part of me wonders if it isn’t the exact same thing? KE being an appropriated version of AW.

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teooooooo omg. saarari sounds perfect. i thought this information would help me decide what to do with isa but i’m just more conflicted than ever before.

Yeah, Teo honestly picked that specialization on his own. I had no necromancy plans for him, but he was kinda like, “Let’s be honest, that sounds pretty useful. I’d probably be down for that.”

I’m still on the fence with Saarari, because Champion feels like such a sword & shield specialization. But I still love and want it for her? We’ll see.

And yeah, I had the hardest time choosing for my mages (and my rogues)! They’re all so awesome. I’m sad we only get to choose one. You’ll have to tell me when you settle on something for Isa!

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heh, Teo and mAdaar should compare notes sometime (the latter summons spirits for trivial Skyhold chores; half the Fade denizens hate him)

Omfg, that’s hilarious.

Spirit 1: “Guys, that Qunari guy is calling for someone again.”

Spirit 2: “Don’t look at me. He made me dust the rafters in his throne room last week. I’m not going this time.”

Spirit 1: *Sighs and leaves the fade*

M!Adaar: “Good, you came.” *Shows spirit his lute* “Tell me, does this sound sharp to you?”

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fellow cadash assassins what up (though tbh I feel the carta background just begs for an assassin character!) also, necromancers hella <3

I was THIS close to giving her Tempest, and then I was like, “Nope. She has to be an assassin. Who am I kidding?”

That class [necromancer] makes me sooooo nervous (but I’m really excited to play it). Teo is going to be into some shady stuff, I think. 

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I’m gonna be graying by the time I’ve done all my planned playthroughs.

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Okay, so I’m thinking:

  • Irimë Lavellan: Rift Mage
  • Teo Trevelyan: Necromancer
  • Keshda Cadash: Assassin
  • Saarari Adaar: Champion

  • Nahir Lavellan: Artificer
  • Mhina Trevelyan: Templar
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I am sorry but a Grey Warden’s duty takes precedence even over vengeance.

Duncan, Commander Of The Grey in Ferelden

INTERESTING, isn’t it?

This is right out of the Noble Origin btw, if you protest that you cannot be a Warden because Fergus might be dead/you want vengeance upon Howe.

That should eliminate ALL DOUBT as to what Duncan would have done at the Landsmeet, Alistair or no.

(via persephonechiara)

#hmm #HMM #da:o
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Dragon Age Inquisition: Specializations

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i’ve mistaken cullen for alistair so many times, i was so prepared to destroy him on sight

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when inquisition comes out da fandom be like