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  1. Wishbone

    D&D General Old School DND talks if DND is racist.

    Yeah, it was deeply ironic—likely intentionally so—that a massively intelligent and predatory monster like the mind flayers were subject to a massive grift by their leaders.
  2. Wishbone

    D&D General Old School DND talks if DND is racist.

    I have seen Logan's Run—never read the book—and read The Lottery way back in high school. I meant the concept of ritual sacrifice as an analogue not the entire society.
  3. Wishbone

    D&D General Old School DND talks if DND is racist.

    A benevolent mind flayer society where members of a certain age are ritually sacrificed like Logan's Run or The Lottery to feed the few mind flayers would be a trippy way to combine the two concepts you described. Rather than things like cancer or the ravages of old age taking out members of the...
  4. Wishbone

    D&D General Old School DND talks if DND is racist.

    Oh the silthilar, what a cool concept that didn't last through the edition changes.
  5. Wishbone

    D&D General Old School DND talks if DND is racist.

    Fair point, if you dig deep into some of the ideas about Lilith vs. Eve influencing portrayals of succubi in popular culture...
  6. Wishbone

    D&D General Old School DND talks if DND is racist.

    Assuming you mean misogyny and not the hatred of marriage?
  7. Wishbone

    D&D General Old School DND talks if DND is racist.

    Have you seen the movie Under the Skin with Scarlett Johansson? There's plenty you can do to tell a human story with a succubus/alien type creature at the center even if they are a foe or have a negative influence on those around them (such as transporting victims into a void dimension where...
  8. Wishbone

    D&D General Old School DND talks if DND is racist.

    No one is disputing that fighting enemy combatants in a recognized war is acceptable in this thread. I hope no one is advocating for mass murder of orc civilians or not accepting that murdering surrendering foes in cold blood is acceptable in any games—seems like war crimes might fall into the...
  9. Wishbone

    D&D General Old School DND talks if DND is racist.

    https://plato.stanford.edu/entries/consequentialism/
  10. Wishbone

    D&D General Old School DND talks if DND is racist.

    Consequentialism would say removing antisemitism, racism, and gender inequality is a net good regardless of specific intentions though. (Not that I subscribe to that philosophical school but to make a point.)
  11. Wishbone

    D&D Movie/TV Michelle Rodriguez, Justice Smith Join D&D Movie

    Money, fun, fame, glory, nostalgia... Riddick is partially based on his D&D character after all.
  12. Wishbone

    D&D General Old School DND talks if DND is racist.

    From a strictly self-interested perspective for WotC think of it this way: Hypothesis: People are communicating through various means that the product you sell contains negative stereotypes. Hypothesis: As a company WotC wants a player base that will last and continue to drive revenue through...
  13. Wishbone

    D&D Movie/TV Michelle Rodriguez, Justice Smith Join D&D Movie

    Obviously the smokestack is for the oven in the kitchen car!
  14. Wishbone

    D&D General Graz'zt Petition

    Yeah this was a 4e thing that appeared earlier in a Demonomicon of Iggwilv artilce on Graz'zt from 3.5e on Wizards.com when Dragon 360 was published on the website.
  15. Wishbone

    Star Wars The mandalorian [Spoilers]

    Because the show felt like it was becoming reliant on narrative shorthand that required pointing to external sources to appreciate the character, which I thought showed a disturbing lack of faith in the ability of The Mandalorian to stand as its own thing. Every named character introduced this...
  16. Wishbone

    Star Wars The mandalorian [Spoilers]

    Binging the second season after it all aired and it seems more like a bunch of backdoor pilots for the new Disney+ franchises than the first season did. Reminds me a lot of Iron Man 2 where it seems to exist to tie-in properties instead of existing as a thing that can stand on its own. I...
  17. Wishbone

    D&D Movie/TV Chris Pine To Star In D&D Movie

    If it's anything like the movies John Francis Daley and Jonathan Goldstein wrote like Horrible Bosses, Spider-Man: Homecoming, or Game Night (which they wrote and co-directed) it will definitely be entertaining. Game Night in particular was a lot of fun.
  18. Wishbone

    D&D Movie/TV Chris Pine To Star In D&D Movie

    I for one think Chris Pine will make a great Carlos the Dwarf.
  19. Wishbone

    D&D General What is the appeal of Tolkien fantasy races?

    Now you're just inviting the Dream Theater crowd to pile on.
  20. Wishbone

    A supposedly great thing that I'll never watch again- Great media that left you cold

    Firefly. I blame a friend forcing us to watch Serenity sans context and then trying to watch the series afterwards.
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