Thursday, November 20, 2008

Race in D&D

Great article that is making waves on the net.

Check it out.


qualistarian said...

So, what the guy's saying is that your average D&D game is roughly as racially diverse as...GenCon.

I don't think there's necessarily an undercurrent of racism in D&D, as much as that it happens to fall pretty squarely in the category of "Stuff White People Like." Admittedly, a lot of the stuff he says about quantifying race down to a static set of bonuses & penalties makes sense, but it's a game - everything gets quantified.

jim pinto said...

I think the really big (and only important) point that he makes is that D&D is about killing anything that is different from you.

I've already made a number of points about this on his blog, so I won't repeat myself, but this is a really sticky point that reinforces the blinders of "Stuff White People Like."

Tangent: I took the test in the white people book, and I'm about 25% white.