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  •  What if it were a Viking-based game? (2+ / 0-)
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    Catte Nappe, icemilkcoffee

    Trying for historical realism?

    Or a Zulu-based game, trying for historical realism?

    I suspect that the larger problem is that we tend to locate 'our' romantic, heroic past among the 1% in the European medieval era. If I want to play someone who looks like my ancestors, it'd have to be Realm of Shtetls, and for others it'd need to be based on the Malian or Mayan or Korean empires. But our 'mainstream' fantasy era is white and Christian and male.

    "Gussie, a glutton for punishment, stared at himself in the mirror."

    by GussieFN on Mon Feb 10, 2014 at 02:29:48 PM PST

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