Friday, November 1, 2013

We don't server your kind in here, you'll have to wait outside

"We don't server there kind in here, the droids will have to wait outside" - Star Wars Episode 4 

I've been reading the Crystal Shard from the Icewind Dale Trilogy by R.A. Salvatore.  I actually picked up all three books at a used book fair for like $8.46 CDN.  SCORE!  Obviously I'm getting some great ideas as I'm reading the books.  One that has come to mind (although I don't condone it) is racism.  The fact that barely anyone speaks to Drizzt in Ten-Towns, he has few friends, and most of the residents shy away from and look upon Drizzt as a outsider.  This really strikes a chord with me.  I know for example that in some books (campaign settings) its suggested to "look down on other races with distrust" especially in  human settlements.  This brings up a interesting role play situation.  For example in the adventures I've ran, my players are usually a dwarf and a elf, (wierdo combo).  I've never really played up the apparent racism, although I'm considering it.  Have you?


2 comments:

  1. THIS WAS THE ORIGINAL first time that that Drow showed up in any parts of Forgotten realms and he need a party then. Now adays I understand he solo's!

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  2. Can you imagine any world, real or imagined, where racial bias isn't a factor? May as well be realistic in game. It would be a very boring game if every race got along. In the case of the Drow, they are evil, and chaotic. I could see a little racial tension between a dwarf and elf. It was even present in the LotR movies.That can make for good role playing. As a game master, if a character wanted to play a drow, I would make sure there were social consequences for sure. We-don't-serve-your-kind responses would be the rule forcing the player to come up with disguises or other clever ideas.

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