I'm preparing to play my first game of D&D and I want to play a dwarf fighter. The Players Handbook says they are small but heavy and can carry a lot. Is a dwarf fighter able to use a heavy blade, like a great sword or long sword?
Also I thought I saw somewhere in the Players Handbook the different regions the dawrfs live in but now I cant find it. I would like to use a dice to randomly select my region to help build my backstory/personality.