I discussed the use of stock fantasy races with a buddy of mine in my world. Before I ask the question, I want to let you know that I have five unique races already created. I am using three (four if you count dragons) stock fantasy races as well. One of the races is the human, the other is the Elf. The last one is the Half-Elf (which I call Garans). So the question is: Does the use of stock fantasy races crush reader's interest in a book?
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