The talkee-talkee, can’t have combat – MUST RP folks have gone even further over the bend. NOW they are even trying to shoehorn 21st century politically correct gender/race politics into gaming campaigns. I just read this abomination from Reddit’s RPG subreddit.
What in the NINE HELLS are these people thinking? You can almost FEEL the whine of college-age, politically-correct angst at a distance. Medieval or medieval based campaigns are already stretching the reality of what they are based on. Greyhawk (the AD&D campaign world from TSR, for the historically illiterate) already made accommodations….there were women rulers, women clergy, players could have woman characters…and races like the Suel, Flan, Bakluni and I forget the Southern Continent race name, existed and covered various racial types. Granted, NPC’s weren’t 50/50 male/female like these Reddit PC Poseurs expect, and races were more area-specific other than occasional traders…but compared to the actual breakdown of the time period it was simulating, it was a marked improvement.
These new gamers are actually worried about how race and gender are portrayed in a GAME? Newsflash PC goofs, put down your books, get off your asses and go protest in REAL LIFE if you feel that strongly. Make a difference where it counts (that is, in the real world, fyi)….creating the perfect balanced, gender / race neutral campaign is a feel good…its armchair caring. Make it count or sit the hell down and shut up.