Friday, December 02, 2022
Removing the trigger
I have been posting here more than once about how the woke thought-police has attacked Dungeons & Dragons for "racial discrimination" against orcs. I didn't agree that the solution should be to remove negative racial stat modifiers, as I think that makes character creation less interesting. No real orcs are harmed when a game gives them a -1 INT modifier, due to the fact that orcs don't exist.
Finally at WotC somebody had the right idea: Orcs weren't the problem. Nobody cares about orcs. The problem was the word "race", because the snowflakes get triggered whenever they hear the word "race". So they came up with a more brilliant plan, which doesn't diminish the game: They simply replaced the word "race" in D&D with "species". Nobody gets triggered anymore, and we can keep playing D&D without persecution.