Since my brain doesn’t want to let go of the notion of building a world based on Dungeon Meshi metaphysics, I figured “hey, let’s break some of the usual eurocentric tropes as long as we’re here.” So in place of elves, I have the xylic, who are much more like the sylvari of Guild Wars 2; in place of gnomes, I have a species that evolved from something like the kakapo parrot. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kakapo
Currently pondering badgers as a good basis for a sentient species that fills the “dwarf” niche. Omnivores, good at digging, gruff temperaments.
A Mastodon instance for tabletop gamers.