Another anecdote: My party once encountered some townsfolk that had been captured by goblins. The goblin chief was feeding them one at a time to a group of giant rats. So we fought the goblins. The last goblin threw down his weapon an surrendered, then my Barbarian killed him with...
In a historical sense sure, but when you start crafting fantasy cultures based on real world cultures what you choose to include from history and what you choose to exclude comes under more scrutiny.
Also it's harder to show you work on said fantasy culture when you can't even say what percent...
It's something I think about.
If I only write according to my own background that leads to its own problems, but when crafting fantasy cultures how do I not appropriate?
The only thing I think I've figures out right now is "avoid tropes about real world cultures".
An LFG app that takes carious survey options into consideration is certainly possible, but it would be a big endeavor as Umbran says.
Also I'm not sure if the return would be there as it would be as complex as that matchmaking software is but those companies make some big money.
Oh man I would have loved to have this encounter with my current CN Barbarian. But he would absolutely die before letting anyone, even a dragon, give him ultimatums.
But I think character deaths when fitting can be fun.
(I admit this has nothing to do with how I would handle this situation...
I could absolutely see a Vengeance Paladin making this choice and still being well within the tenets of their oath. Conquest too.
However, if this is counter to this Paladin's oath's tenets i would stat having the character receive dreams implicating that their oath was on shaky grounds, and...
It had done that a few times though. Given time someone was bound to come in again and retread old grounds and start the whole cycle over again.
It was a fruitful discussion but I'm happy to let it lie.
So I was thinking on how I could approach these topics at my table as I find the form doesn't quite work for me.
I think I will come up with a questionnaire. Not something to hand to my players, but something I can go over with them one on one with questions like "Are there any topics you would...
Hmm. Townsfolk, city folk, civilized or settled all rule out nomadic folk.
Folk may still be the best word.
How about Sane? or Respectable?
Edit: For example "A Respectable Barbarian works for the good of the tribe. He doesn't go slacking off with Wizards and their ilk."
I don't know about "shrill" in fact I don't think I've ever used that word before. But if there is panic you can always remind folks:
I guess I just don't see that.
On this we agree.
I actually feel the same way, but for that exact reason I like that it was written. I like that we are talking about it so I can say things like:
The default being No unless everyone buys in won't work for me because I can't anticipate all things triggering, but a short list of things most...
In case you didn't realize, no one from the federal or state government has come and tried to stop your exercise in speech, nor would they be able to based upon the book that is the topic of the thread.