I agree with you Paul the game can get bogged down. My problem sometimes, is also being present in a different time zone, than the majority.
Therefore posts, from Tazskan may appear after a lot has transpired with most of the group.
Bearing that in mind, I often have to rely on seeing Dai's familiar crow, to indicate, that' it is ok to post again.
Must admit, have been caught off guard with Seths, more rapid fire response time. Therefore posted quicker than should've been.
Apologies for that.
As for dragornborn interaction with Tiefling, I believe there would be some sympathy, that's from what I've read on the net.