Our Holt has three "types" of elves available to players:
You choose an elf with already existing information (such as name, family, appearance, etc.). They have most likely already been role-played in the Holt and thus might be trickier to play than completely self-made ones (but no less fun :D )
2. Other tribes:
You make the elf from scratch, but s/he must come from a tribe of elves that has already been created. Therefore there might be guidelines you need to follow while making your elf (ex. skin colors, bloods, etc.)And finally:
Not only do you make the elf from scratch, you also need to think up his/her entire tribe and history
. This tribe will have to be discussed in detail, so it can fit into the rpg's main plot.
We only allow 2
wanderers per game-year to join. Why? Well, if we had strangers popping up from behind every bush it would seem rather unrealisitc that our tribe has gone without visitors for thousands of years + even though our "universe" has a few more surviving High Ones than Cutter & co's they weren't that