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Rik_Kirtaniya wrote: »
I just want that new epic isometric RTwP RPG that I firmly believe Beamdog is working on secretly right now. I hope it is Beamdog's own IP, so they don't have to worry over those fussy wizards who keep playing naughty tricks that make me sad. Beamdog, make your own IP, so that you never have to look back on those haughty wizards again! I know you are working on something big and good.
Silverizer wrote: »
I wonder how these LGBT/Trans issues would be in the context of a dungeons and dragons fantasy world.
I have read that Ed Greenwood (creator of) had stated that everyone in the Forgotten Realms is bisexual.
Regarding Trans issues; there wouldn't be any hormone therapy and probably not gender affirming surgery in a medieval fantasy setting such as the forgotten realms. There would however be a possibility of magic used for this purpose, such as the spells like polymorph self and reincarnation.
Zaxares wrote: »
Besides, in a high-magic world like Faerun, there are far greater options available to people with gender dysphoria. A Polymorph or Shapechange spell would provide a permanent solution for someone who wished to change their sex, or for those who couldn't afford such high level spells, a magic item that casts Alter Self 1/day would also serve a near-identical, if non-permanent, function. Considering all the weird and wondrous things spellcasters can get up to with Transmutation, Illusion or Enchantment magic, not to mention all of the cross-breeding that goes on in the Realms, I'd venture to say that gay, bi or trans individuals would raise an eyebrow no more than, say, seeing a tiefling or draconian walk down the street. To quote one of the options you can choose to reply to Mizhena with, "There are stranger things about in the Realms." LGBTI folks have the same freedom and capacity to become heroes or villains as anyone else.
Ammar wrote: »
The computer games may not depict this as well, but lorewise casters that are able to permanently change your gender are incredibly rare and expensive. As are magical items to the same effect. Sure, they exist but the majority of the population is probably unaware of it and most of the rest could not afford it. Even when Edwin gets transformed in BG 2 he isn't just asking charnamr for 500 gp to get it fixed.
The pushing political beliefs complaint I just find so very tiresome. You can't really have narratives without some thoughts about what is right, what is wrong, how society should deal with certain issues... it is especially tiresome when the mere existence of people is considered political.
FreshLemonBun wrote: »
A lot of things might seem modern to some people but aren't remotely modern. Meanwhile other things are decidedly modern but people don't notice or care.
So the historical authenticity argument is a little weird.