Wizards Address the Orc Problem
Wizards of the Coast: Diversity and Dungeons & Dragons
See also my recent post: The Thing About Orcs
Nice to see this directly addressed. Obviously I still prefer my solution which was just to replace Orcs with a more sympathetic species, but WotC is a business with tight margins so they'll just do the minimum necessary to not be running a minstrel show.
I've never really
@mdhughes I know very little about this, but I found those three posts fascinating. Thanks.
It's fascinating to see D&D races be used as a kind of racial class. This is somewhat surprising to me, but now that it's happened it seems like it was always inevitable.
(I agree your approach seems best.)
@tewha TSR started to get pressure in the late '80s and they overreacted by whitewashing *everything*, even demons. But these gross portrayals kept getting revived, so yeah, it was gonna boil over someday.
Mastodon x appdot.net = fun? A place for former ADN users - on the whole