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    General (Anecdotal) conversations with Asian gamers on some problems they currently face in the D&D world of RPG gaming

    WotC never pulled away physical books. you can always buy a physical book if you want the content.
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    General (Anecdotal) conversations with Asian gamers on some problems they currently face in the D&D world of RPG gaming

    no, don't twist it, it'll legally always be available. I'm not interested in owning a pdf copy.
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    General (Anecdotal) conversations with Asian gamers on some problems they currently face in the D&D world of RPG gaming

    yeah, I'm sure some of the mechanical parts are actually good and useful. but anything that might be "lore" based... probably not so much. once upon a time I wanted to buy Oriental Adventures, I have a 1e collection and I knew that's where non-weapon proficiencies started. I'd find it from...
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    General (Anecdotal) conversations with Asian gamers on some problems they currently face in the D&D world of RPG gaming

    no no no, I'm talking about things like descriptions. I'm pretty sure the same way the PHB describes how paladins and druids are supposed to behave they have a lot to say about samurai and honor and probably an awkward interpretation about ritual suicide. I might be exaggerating, I might not. I...
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    General (Anecdotal) conversations with Asian gamers on some problems they currently face in the D&D world of RPG gaming

    dude, if they're gonna describe the people of kara-tur like that what makes you think the rest of this stuff is gonna be treated any better?
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    WotC Dungeons & Dragons Fans Seek Removal of Oriental Adventures From Online Marketplace

    dude. a knife is a knife. I can stab someone with a knife, whether or not it was intended as a weapon. if we're gonna get into medieval history a personal knife was used for eating as well as utility, and I'm sure if someone had to they would use it for self defense. having that on a weapons...
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    WotC Dungeons & Dragons Fans Seek Removal of Oriental Adventures From Online Marketplace

    and a bottle is for storing liquid, unless you break it open in a tavern fight, but the PHB seems awfully quiet on the matter.
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    General (Anecdotal) conversations with Asian gamers on some problems they currently face in the D&D world of RPG gaming

    I don't want to hear people defend this. I'm just pointing this out. and like, geez. I haven't played Curse of Strahd, but people talk about how it's a great adventure except for the part about Vistani. but you can just rewrite that small bit. OA is different, it's talking about culture at...
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    General (Anecdotal) conversations with Asian gamers on some problems they currently face in the D&D world of RPG gaming

    okay since we're getting off topic, how about some more? my own mother yelled at me for holding my chopsticks wrong in case I offend my ancestors or—man this is tiring, just wtf.
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    WotC Dungeons & Dragons Fans Seek Removal of Oriental Adventures From Online Marketplace

    what nuance do you need for chopsticks? chopsticks are for eating. they shouldn't be on a weapons chart. if they want people to recreate a very specific trope from wuxia films they can make a separate rule specifically for monks.
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    General D&D Settings with No Problematic Areas?

    really though, why are you asking "isn't offensive to Asian American gamers?" that puts the burden on people like me and if we don't accept it then we're just unreasonable. how about instead you ask "Can Kara-Tur be reimagined in a way that is respectful to Asian cultures?"?
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    General D&D Settings with No Problematic Areas?

    no. it is impossible. no matter how you portray us we will always be offended. do not even try. 🙄
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    General (Anecdotal) conversations with Asian gamers on some problems they currently face in the D&D world of RPG gaming

    I mean I said I already know that, and this was something I was taught in high school when I took Mandarin as well. but the issue here is "fan". 饭 is also used to mean just food. that's not to say rice isn't important, but it's just a language thing. in Spanish "papas" means potatoes, but for...
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    General (Anecdotal) conversations with Asian gamers on some problems they currently face in the D&D world of RPG gaming

    no. okay it sounds like they shot themselves in the foot by describing rice as the most important food in Kara-Tur that is eaten with virtually every meal. both of you missed the tone of the writing here. first of all, unpacking a greeting to describe the importance of rice? even a...
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    General (Anecdotal) conversations with Asian gamers on some problems they currently face in the D&D world of RPG gaming

    okay look even if—no wait, let's clarify something, it feels like 1e OA is something beyond revising, you'd basically have to rewrite large swathes of the book, not to mention have WotC write new rules and mechanics for an edition that's no longer supported. let's take that off the table. if...
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    General (Anecdotal) conversations with Asian gamers on some problems they currently face in the D&D world of RPG gaming

    isn't it? and I'm sure a lot of the people who defend it will read that and be like "well duh all Asians eat rice!" like they can't see past their own presumptions about Asian culture to think of why someone might find this offensive.
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    5E WotC's Jeremy Crawford Talks D&D Alignment Changes

    great! no one said the "humanoid with green skin and horns" can't be evil, glad we agree then.
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    5E WotC's Jeremy Crawford Talks D&D Alignment Changes

    ...do you maybe see the issue with comparing "humanoid with green skin and horns" to a beholder?
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    General (Anecdotal) conversations with Asian gamers on some problems they currently face in the D&D world of RPG gaming

    updating and reissuing doesn't solve anything. if you mean make an entirely new edition, well the original book still exists and they're still selling it. you can just not sell the book.
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    5E WotC's Jeremy Crawford Talks D&D Alignment Changes

    idk why are green skin and horns reason enough to call someone a monster?
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