or “it’s got to have elves”.
One problem I expect with CSotA is the setting really has no room for elves. It’s a post demon holocaust version of our world. I could go the Wizards route (which is also that of Terry Brooks) in that demi-humans were in hiding and/or evolved from humans.
But that’s “eh”. I’m more likely to have them alternate world people trapped here but to be honest, I’d rather not have them at all.
Still, removing elves, dwarves, and hobbits might be too much for a bunch of players with no old school experience.