This is actually due to dwarves not having any biological sex. Dwarves reproduce asexually and their gender is just a societal construct.

Thats the real reason you see so few female dwarves. They go out into the world and see this heterogeneous society and think they should act like that. Of course, with the patriarchy so rampant in fantasy worlds, when they make this choice of what gender to be, they generally pick male, not realizing the damage they're doing by reinforcing these gender stereotypes.

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You may, at this point, be wondering, just how π‘‘π‘œ dwarves reproduce, then? Well, did you ever watch Dragonball? You know that part when Goku punches a hole in King Piccolo's chest, and he barks up an egg?

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This gives rise to the myth that dwarves are an especially long lived race. In fact, dwarves, like humans, only live 60-80 years. However, when they die, they produce an exact clone of themselves.

Anyway, thank you for coming to my TED talk.


If you haven't seen my thread about dwarves, now's the time. Just expand this post.

I promise you it's good and not a shit post at all.

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*promise void in the continental United States or anywhere humans may be found

@rdh what universe does this theory apply to?

@rdh hmm. hmm. Okay. Where do you stand on Duergar?


Duergar are the spawn of Illithid experiments, but are otherwise similar to their dwarven cousins in terms of reproduction.

@rdh okay. Right. But it's time we address...

The danny devito question.

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