No special attention is paid to it? Half the jokes in the show are about it!I am unaware that Brooklyn-99 for example got review bombed despite one of the main characters, or at least important side character, being a gay african american. Because in my opinion B99 does inclusion right. Its not hidden, but (apart from a few episodes in later seasons) him being gay is not the defining trait of this character. Its just something he is and no special attention is paid to it.
It's more common than you think, and not only on the left. The last thing you ever want to reveal as a politician is a niche interest, but I remember Ted Cruz (of all people) having a number of Star Wars-themed campaign ads and quizzing Gorsuch about the Hitchhiker's Guide during his confirmation hearing.I've also been fortunate enough to meet and interact with some of the most successful politicians in America, of all political stripes. It is surprising how many of the younger ones appreciate nerd culture. Even so, I would similarly not be interested in what they had to say about games and gaming. I think the two fields attract people with perhaps the opposite skills.
This is such a great question it should be its own thread with the stories that would arise from such roleplaying experiences.Though it's got me thinking - has anyone here ever played, in good faith and not in an 'evil PC' game, a PC with political convictions and ideals completely opposite to theirs? How did it go?
I wouldn't go that far (unless you take the position that the artist's view doesn't matter, which some people do), but there are cases where there's more than we think, particularly where the politics have been lost to time. Michelangelo's David, for instance, was an anti-Medici piece, and Dante's Inferno is full of the local struggles between the Guelphs (pro-pope) and Ghibellines (pro-emperor) and then black (pro-landed nobility, still supporting the pope) and white (pro-merchant, now anti-pope) Guelphs.All art is political.
Well, there is probably at least one case.
Rules Cyclopedia (1991) for BECM and 3rd edition both feature POC characters. For example, the magic-user art in RC and the monk art in 3rd ed. No chainmail bikinis in the art either as far as I could see from a flip-through.DnD is far, far too conservative in its presentation to effectively make any sort of real commentary. Heck Radiant Citadel is probably the first time they’ve actually made a real effort. We pat ourselves on the back for getting rid of chain mail bikinis in the art and actually having POC represented when it’s only really happened in the last ten years.
I don't know if I'd say half of the jokes, but his orientation is literally the A plot of his introduction episode, and it comes up a LOT in both serious and humorous plot lines throughout the show. He's also my favorite character on the show, and he's definitely more than just his orientation and colour. There are definitely characters in other shows that I would list as forced inclusion in the negative sense, entirely because they are literally nothing but their minority trait. But those characters are rare, and getting rarer as writers get better at writing perspectives other than WASPs.No special attention is paid to it? Half the jokes in the show are about it!
Then you clearly haven't seen UK's response to the death of the Queen. My country also legally considers her as our queen, and I know a few monarchists that I've gamed with.
Oh, definitely. It's not surprising at all, nor is it surprising that people want to engage in games as escapism, far from their real-life worries. But it's still worth acknowledging that different people have different ability to do so thanks to the privileges they have or lack and not grumble about efforts in the industry to reach out to people who have traditionally been on the lack side of that divide.Is it not exhausting to think on that level (i.e. where everything is political)? Sometimes people just want to kill bad things.
Monarchists in the USA? Yeah, doubt that number's very high, haha.
All art is political.