My brother and I are at odds, right now, on the subject of Origin VS Racial moves.
On the Origin side, not all elves are the same. A stocky elf or a dainty dwarf might get a few strange looks, but these kinds of characters shouldn’t be impossible. Races should provide only narrative based advantages and disadvantages.
On the Racial side, some races are just better at doing certain things than others. Some skills and tendencies are just innate to certain races. Dwarves grow up learning how to forge things, why can’t my class give dwarves bonuses to crafting?
I thought of a solution that might work, but I want feedback to see if you guys like it or not:
A racial handbook, with a small, versatile move for every race (think Number Appearing, except for the basic races, and each race is counted as “Any Class”). Players would get this move and an Origin move.
Thanks in advance for any helpful suggestions!