The game introduced a hero building system, combining real time strategy elements with roleplaying elements (hero development, stats and skills). This makes the series the first to be called "roleplaying strategy", a term coined by its creator, Steve Fawkner. There are nine races organized in sets of three. the Civilized races; Human, Dwarf, and Undead. the Barbarian races; Barbarians, Orcs and Minotaurs. the Elvish races; High Elf, Wood Elf and Dark Elf. There are four professions, Warrior, Wizard, Rogue, Priest; and each profession has at least three specialties, which give access to different skills and spheres of magic.
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