Fewer races, but there are tainted and dark creatures of the normal ones. Elves are tainted humans, Goblins tainted dwarves and orcs, trolls tainted orcs and then there are dark-orcs. The world is dark and tough. Most live not much longer than 40. Death and dissease is everywhere and magic is dangerous. It corrupts and though it is necesssary, mages and sourcerers are sure to die an early death or loose their minds to the whispers of the world.