“In a game based around “role playing,” players are encouraged to take on the part of elves, dwarves, half-orcs, assassins, and warlocks, yet it is assumed that in all these roles they will still be white.”
I find it odd how he keeps mentioning 3rd and 4th ed as touch-stones, but keeps harking back to 1st and 2nd ed. Surely he’s only commenting on half of the history. I can’t actually add much more, because I’m incapable of completely verbalising my feelings. But this comes off as written by an overly-sensitive PC-freak, who gets offended when black people are accused of crimes, or who forced the Vatican to get priests to replace all male plural nouns with male and female plurals (ie substituting “for all men” with “for all men and women” or “for all”).
In Addition: I read the original link after I wrote this (I know, bad me), and I scoffed a little. Doesn’t sit well with me, really, mainly because a) it’s a game, and b) my experiences actually, you know, playing it.
The latest WMD neutralisation weapon: hollow spheres filled with rocket fuel that, when detonated, bounce at random, emitting a stream of high-temperature flames, which should incinerate everything it touches.
James Dalton Bell (born 1958) is an American crypto-anarchist who created the idea of arranging for anonymously-sponsored assassination payments via the Internet, which he called “assassination politics”.
After his release, Bell was subjected to heavy surveillance and was rearrested for harassment and stalking of federal agents, charged with intimidation and stalking and again imprisoned, this time for a decade-long sentence.
Am I the only one who finds it funny that, while under heavy surveillance, supposedly FROM federal agents, he was rearrested for stalking them? Then again, the fact that his idea was nearly successful does temper that with horror.