Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Racial Discrimination

Here's an awesome post by an old-time and much-esteemed colleague of
mine. I hope you'll enjoy reading his post as much as I did. See below.


(Artist: Roelof Jansz. van Vries)
---No, not that type of discrimination.
---Fantasy roleplayers love their nonhuman races. What started in AD&D with elves, dwarves, halflings, half-elves, and half-orcs has mushroomed into dozens of player-character races in RPGs. Players seem to have an inexhaustible appetite for more races to dabble with. The choices have expanded from humans through the so-called demihumans and well into subhuman, suprahuman, inhuman, and not-the-least-bit human.
---Yet, in too many cases, they’re all still basically human.
(. . .)

Click on the title to read the original post at Kobold Quarterly.