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On D&D and race

Ta-Nehisi also links to an article on race. (Note: This is a long essay.) About it, he says:

Here's an interesting essay on the presence--or lack of presence-of non-white folks in D&D throughout history. It's a funny thing to be a black kid into fantasy. Most of this stuff is ripped from Tolkien, and as much as I love LOTR, there is, indeed, something disquieting about the total whiteness of the movies. I don't blame that on Jackson or Tolkien. If someone was doing a fantasy epic based on Xhosa creation myths, I wouldn't expect to see any white people.

The article brings up some things that i've definitely thought about, back to the classic "is it morally good to kill orc children?" question. And it's something that actually came up in our campaign (with trolls, not orcs), but with no real resolution. I think a lot of the points raised in the article are accurate but can be addressed with good DMing. Other points are off base, but still worth thinking about.

By fnord12 | November 19, 2008, 4:24 PM | D&D | Comments (3)| Link

Recap #21

Land Shark, Ho!

By min | November 7, 2008, 12:48 PM | D&D | Comments (0)| Link

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