[RPG] the life expectancy of different Races


How well defined are the boundaries and how many years does a

  • Human
  • Elf
  • Half-Elf
  • Halfling
  • Dwarf
  • Gnome
  • Ogre
  • Orc
  • Half-Orc
  • Golem
  • Giants

normally, in average, have in DSA5?

Best Answer

In chapter 4 of the core rulebook of the dark eye 5 are some information:

(Page numbers are for the german version)

  • Human: about 80 years (sometimes 90-100 or above) (p.90)

  • Elf: until they fulfilled their purpose in life (then they pass away within days) (p. 91)

  • Half-Elf: about 100 years (their appearance stays young until shortly before they die)

  • Dwarf: about 300-400 years (it is not unusual that they get even older)

  • Orc: about 40 years (p. 27, "Aventurischer Almanach")

Information from older editions:

(While the ruleset changed, the world is the same, so I would assume that the life expectancy of the older books stays correct)

  • Ogre: 130 years
  • Half-Orc: 50-60 years
  • Giants: immortal

Other information (regarding Aventuria):

  • Halflings do not exist per se, but you could compare them to the "Hügelzwerge" (Hilldwarves), which left the mines, and are described as good-tempered and buoyant. Thus, see dwarves for their life expectancy.

  • Gnomes aren't a race either. It is a disdainful way to call a "Geode", which is a dwarven druid/mage with focus on elemental magic.

  • Golems are constructs and created through magic, so there is no real life expectancy.

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