So how do you keep the pointy-eared d-bags off your gaming table? Here's how I do it: Inform your players that the following characteristics apply to elves in your gaming world.
- Elven names must be at least 7 syllables long. It's impossible to have a badass character with a really long, douchey name. To make this rule mechanically unpleasant as well, apply a -5% XP penalty to any elf PC who:
- fails to correct anyone and everyone who mispronounces or abbreviates the elf's name in anyway on every such occurrence.
- refers to his/her own elf character with any moniker other than its full, actual name--even in table chatter.
- Such penalties are, of course, cumulative and permanent.
** Which explains why half elves were so prominent in AD&D.