Bruce Baugh, Writer of Fortune
This this this. Even out at the fringe, games like Harn, there isn’t any ironclad requirement that the characters must be typical members of any demographic. Many of us here are pretty unrepresentative by any metric. Life is like that.Thus we are inevitably drawn to the conclusion that PCs are in fact HIGHLY UNUSUAL, at which point all the song and dance about how 'unrealistic' it is to simply play about what is interesting or engaging to the players of those characters is no longer about realism at all. So which is it?