Lion of the Blogosphere

SJWism in D&D 5e

I noticed the following on page 35 of the Dungeons and Dragons 5e Basic Rules:

You don’t need to be confined to binary notions of sex and gender. The elf god Corellon Larethian is often seen as androgynous, for example, and some elves in the multiverse are made in Corellon’s image. You could also play a female character who presents herself as a man, a man who feels trapped in a female body, or a bearded female dwarf who hates being mistaken for a male. Likewise, your character’s sexual orientation is for you to decide.

Gary Gygax must be rolling over in his grave.

Written by Lion of the Blogosphere

July 29, 2019 at EDT pm

Posted in Nerdy stuff

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  1. “a bearded female dwarf who hates being mistaken for a male. ”

    Maybe they are mocking SJWs.

    Rosenmops

    July 29, 2019 at EDT pm

    • Everyone knows that there are few Dwarven females, and they rarely leave their Dwarf halls, and when they do, they look like male dwarves to humans. So it wouldn’t be realistic for a Dwarven female to be a player character, unless they SJWize everything we know about Dwarves.

      Lion of the Blogosphere

      July 29, 2019 at EDT pm

      • “there are few Dwarven females”

        Huh? Where do male Dwarves comes from, in their halls of stone?

        owentt

        July 29, 2019 at EDT pm

      • The few dwarven women apparently bear many children.

        Lion of the Blogosphere

        July 29, 2019 at EDT pm

      • They come from regular women who decided to make kids in their 40′ from an egg they have frozen and a donation from a vertically challenged person.

        Hashed

        July 30, 2019 at EDT am

  2. Yeah, he’s rolling in his grave because he just realized that while he was alive, he could have made money not just off nerdy teen boys, but off everyone.

    But you can’t sell games to trans people when you’re dead.

    njguy73

    July 29, 2019 at EDT pm

  3. Doubtful E. G. Gygax is rolling in his grave. This is a man from the outer orbits of Madison, WI after all.

    Some_Guy

    July 29, 2019 at EDT pm

    • I’ve met a few people from Wisconsin, it’s amazing how soft they are.

      jjbees

      July 29, 2019 at EDT pm

  4. Lion, you might like The Boys on amazon. I didn’t think I would enjoy it but it’s surprisingly good. It is quite R rated in parts, however, but not nearly as consistently raunchy as the first few seasons of GOT.

    toomanymice

    July 29, 2019 at EDT pm

  5. That’s the whole appeal of D&D, taking on another persona! The players could pretend to be chaotic good elves, rather than the chaotically-dressed nerds they were in reality.

    I played one or two sessions of D&D but found it to be crushingly boring.

    RTP IT Guy

    July 29, 2019 at EDT pm

  6. Gary Gygax must be rolling over in his grave.

    Who knows? Gygax seems to have been a very interesting and contradictory individual. He was apparently raised as a Jehovah’s Witness, and intermittently would return to various forms of evangelical Christianity. Kind of odd, considering how much Evangelicals demonized his games. He was also an avid hunter and his son served in the military, so I am guessing he was politically on the right. The Libertarians like to claim him as one of their own, but there doesn’t seem to be much evidence for that.

    Peter Akuleyev

    July 30, 2019 at EDT am

    • “Kind of odd, considering how much Evangelicals demonized his games”

      I think the extent to which people thought D&D was Satanist or whatever was vastly overstated by the MSM and no one really took that seriously except a few hardcore Christian nuts. Tolkien was heavily into Catholicism, but he didn’t think it conflicted with his religion to write a book inspired by pagan northwest European mythology. Gary Gygax and most other normal people probably felt the same way.

      But then you have the Hasidic Jews who prohibit anyone in their community from consuming any non-Jewish media.

      Also, Gygax was involved with the Republican Party when he was younger. Definitely not a liberal.

      Lion of the Blogosphere

      July 30, 2019 at EDT pm

  7. I suppose if you’re an elf god, sex is just for decoration and you can pick whatever you want, but if you’re a mortal creature who has to deal with senescence and rapidly evolving pathogens, you’re limited to two real choices.

    Jokah Macpherson

    July 30, 2019 at EDT am

  8. Biden is recovering; other polls show the same movement as this one. Not much has been going on lately with the Democratic race and I think the less voters see of him the better for him.

    Richard

    July 30, 2019 at EDT am

  9. If you’re a tranny that plays D&D you are *really setting yourself up to be a social outcast.

    SWPL2

    July 30, 2019 at EDT am

  10. It doesn’t pay to be an instagram influencer:

    https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-49163169?ocid=socialflow_twitter

    toomanymice

    July 30, 2019 at EDT pm

    • There was a case in America last month where a guy killed a social media influencer, then cut off her head, then posted pictures of her severed head on social media to all her followers and taunted them about it. Got barely any news coverage. You’d like to think it was because the media is being responsible and doesn’t want to encourage copycat incidents, but the truth is it is probably more to do with the power of Big Tech and not making them look bad.

      PerezHBD

      July 30, 2019 at EDT pm

      • Just a few days ago a 24 yr old Russian influencer was found murdered in her apartment. Police suspect jealousy. Not surprising that these young women are attracting unstable guys.

        Peter Akuleyev

        July 30, 2019 at EDT pm

  11. OT did you see about the woman that hacked Capital One? Score one for gender parity 😉

    Jokah Macpherson

    July 30, 2019 at EDT pm

  12. This is rather pathetic since Tolkein’s elves were essentially angelic beings. The gays have already tried to ruin rainbows, now they have to go ruin fantasy games.

    Panther of the Blogocube

    July 30, 2019 at EDT pm

    • Coming to Broadway soon, Angels in Middle-Earth. A story of courage when Sauron releases a pathogen against gay elves.

      Mike Street Station

      August 4, 2019 at EDT am


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