The title alone told me so.June 26, 2008
Now sure, the thread starts talking about history and culture. But of course, it’s really interesting how quickly people are willing to jump in and offer definitions of things which maybe they know, maybe they don’t know about.
Ultimately, though, such discussions demand a willingness to look at the greater context- and you quickly hit BINGO, since, you know, the typical gamer fandom SOP is to shift whose voices and statements get to “count” based on the listener’s discomfort.
Or, “Whether it hurts you or not as a human being is less important than me getting my squee.”
Leave it to rpg.net, to give you more. D&D’s issues of race to alignment have always been troublesome, though, it’s not an accident that image representation also springs up in this thread, though it’s clear no real dialogue will come of it.
Sadly, I doubt we could expect any better from a discussion in the L5R circles or Glorantha, despite each group’s “focus” on culture.
Enworld joins the game…