Sun, 22 April 2012
Check us out on our forum boards, in the Fear the Boot Networks.
Topic #1 [6:40]: Alpha Players
Topic #2 [16:45]: Diversity in RPGs
Article on Boing Boing
Topic #3 [40:10]: Fear the Con 5
Topic #4 [46:30]: Preparing for our Games
@HyveMynd: I think you missed the point of the discussion. In the end, it's unfair to assume that WotC is racist based on the artwork in their books. Is the fantasy and RPG genre on the whole racist? Probably not. Do they include an appropriate cross-section of ethnicity? Definitely not. Admittedly, I am not a fan of the soundboard either, but so far as the jokes go, well... if you can't handle a little color commentary (see what I did there?) perhaps this isn't the podcast for you. But, to be fair... you were warned!
This is the first KitDB episode that I've listened to, and honestly, it might be the last. Your discussion of ethnicity in fantasy media really turned me off. Yes, I agree that you can't really say that WotC or their artists are racist/sexist simply based on the art they produce. But can you really say that it's OK that the vast majority of characters in fantasy are depicted as "white"? Why is that acceptable? Shouldn't peoples in fantasy media reflect the diversity found in real life? I felt that you guys took a topic that could have lead to a great discussion and really lowered the bar with that sound board and all the jokes you made.
You want a new logo? I met some of you at fear the con. I had the pink shirt with the bald guy with a beard printed on it. Im listening to your podcasts now. Good stuff. I heard you would like a new logo. If so let me know! BTW im prretender on the forums.