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  1. Fifth Element

    Daggerheart 1.3 playtest dropping Tuesday.

    I for one am very surprised to learn that some people who play RPGs prefer to play them in ways that I don't, but at least I can rest assured that I'm the one actually playing the game while they're just doing something that I can poo-poo.
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    David Wesely: The Man Who Accidentally Invented RPGs

    I don't see anywhere where they're claiming that Braunstein is fantasy.
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    David Wesely: The Man Who Accidentally Invented RPGs

    That Braunstein is in the fantasy genre.
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    David Wesely: The Man Who Accidentally Invented RPGs

    Did they claim that? Were they not referring to D&D?
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    Modiphius Announces Star Trek Adventures 2nd Edition

    This response is mind-boggling. The post you quoted explicitly states, multiple times over, that's it's all about their personal preferences. It could not be any clearer that they are speaking for themselves. The fact that you read it otherwise is on you.
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    WotC Who should be the next President of WotC?

    As is the idea that old things are always better than new things.
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    D&D (2024) Comeliness and Representation in Recent DnD Art

    If there are soulless self-aware beings, then souls are clearly not key in differentiating self-awareness. And in such a case, the attitude that they are "just robots" is gross, which was my point.
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    D&D (2024) Comeliness and Representation in Recent DnD Art

    My recollection is that there was a fair bit of back and forth first where people did explain themselves quite clearly.
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    D&D (2024) Comeliness and Representation in Recent DnD Art

    It is not inherently capricious. If you interpret it as such, that's as much on you as the speaker. The solution here is to not assume capriciousness without a real reason to. Don't make assumptions.
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    D&D (2024) Comeliness and Representation in Recent DnD Art

    It was not. It was used to describe the attitude that a being without a soul is somehow lesser.
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    D&D (2024) Comeliness and Representation in Recent DnD Art

    I play elfgames. The idea that I would be dismissive of my own hobbies is interesting to say the least. As noted above, it's a term that tries to put things in perspective when discussing this hobby.
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    D&D (2024) Comeliness and Representation in Recent DnD Art

    This is a massive misrepresentation of my words. I said that calling something like that described above "just a robot" is gross. That if you don't have a soul in a world where souls exist you're a lesser being, you're "just a robot." That idea is gross.
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    D&D (2024) Comeliness and Representation in Recent DnD Art

    Cool. But dictionaries don't decide what words mean. Sapience has come to be used more and more to differentiate between abstract thinking and awareness. Hopefully your dictionary will catch up at some point.
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    D&D (2024) Comeliness and Representation in Recent DnD Art

    That's backwards. Sentient is able to sense the world around you and react to it. Sapient is able to think about your own sentience abstractly.
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    D&D (2024) Comeliness and Representation in Recent DnD Art

    There is no difference in effect between "it tastes better to me" and "just because." Plus when you're dealing with elf games, you don't need a "good reason." Any reason will do.
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    D&D (2024) Comeliness and Representation in Recent DnD Art

    I said sapient, not sentient, and sapient beings don't do that in any meaningful sense of the term, since there is no programming, which implies externality. But this really isn't the thread for navel-gazing.
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    D&D (2024) Comeliness and Representation in Recent DnD Art

    "Just a robot" in this sense means not being sapient, essentially. You follow your programming. Like a robot.
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    D&D (2024) Comeliness and Representation in Recent DnD Art

    If I desire to eat chocolate ice cream, it's because chocolate ice cream tastes better to me than other ice cream. There is no "reason" other than my personal tastes.
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    D&D (2024) Comeliness and Representation in Recent DnD Art

    If you mean that the reason would actually be what is creating the desire, then technically true but not meaningful. If someone has a subjective desire that they can't explain, that's still perfectly valid.
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