Okay, I know this is much-requested and, lets be frank, a bit of a hot button topic.
But Drow as a playable race. Bearing in mind that all the original mod content I've written is one NPC with no banters, quests or dialogue, I am to understand that you can't add a new race to the game, because the total number of races is hardcoded in. But you could edit a race, and make it something completely different, ne?
So, lets say Gnome - could we turn the Gnome race into Drow? Would that effect every gnome in the game, or just the PC gnomes? Would, say, Quayle then become a Drow?
Second - how would one go about adding encounters or editing dialogue that only comes up if the character is a Drow? Would it be as simple as setting the Drow race as a trigger?
Forgive my ignorance - I'm kind of new to the whole thing. I'm more used to just playing other people's mods that trying to make my own. But I would be very interested in playing a Drow, fantastical racism and all, so if you could answer my questions, I'd appreciate it.