So, how do most of you incorporate fantasy races into your setting? Do you take certain elements or tropes from other works? Try to avoid stereotypes as much as you can and reinvent the wheel? Just say, have them adopt (abeit stereotypical) norms of a real world ethnicity? IE: Scottish dwarves, Scandinavian elves? One thing that bugs me is that often, fantasy settings just have *one* elf, orc etc civilization, or if there's more than one, they have the exact same behavior and cultural norms as the other one. With elves, you sometimes just have them classify as a separate race like Dark Elf, Wood Elf, High Elf etc., but that's also kinda cliche now.