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by Irennan
Sat Nov 14, 2020 8:35 am
Forum: Theological Debate
Topic: Vandria Gilmadrith
Replies: 2
Views: 58

Re: Vandria Gilmadrith

She's Lolth's and Corellon's daughter in Greyhawk. She had originally nothing to do with the FR canon.
by Irennan
Fri Nov 06, 2020 5:40 am
Forum: On Promoting Joy
Topic: How do you imagine Eilistraee's voice?
Replies: 2
Views: 76

Re: How do you imagine Eilistraee's voice?

I like the part about speaking in emotions, but I think that the deity would still produce sounds (and so have a voice that resembles that of whatever race/gender they indentify with), especially deities of song like Eilistraee. Regarding the echo in the voice, however, I think that would depend on ...
by Irennan
Sun Nov 01, 2020 5:01 pm
Forum: On Promoting Joy
Topic: Shining Sword of Magic
Replies: 4
Views: 678

Re: Shining Sword of Magic

I had missed this post when you made it. Scribd won't let me make a trial account (because it rejects my card), so I couldn't download the sword writeup, but the post was an entertaining read regardless. Looks like Joe enjoyed making his players feel powerful, though maybe a bit too powerful, heh. ...
by Irennan
Sat Oct 31, 2020 6:45 am
Forum: Chosen News
Topic: D&D to remove inherently evil races
Replies: 17
Views: 941

Re: D&D to remove inherently evil races

I think we're splitting hairs on this point, with your refinement of your position above we're close enough for jazz. I didn't refine my position. The thing about forming groups and condemning others (so, Xenophobia) was already in my first comment. Here's the first half of it: "Humans have thrived...
by Irennan
Sat Oct 31, 2020 5:24 am
Forum: On Promoting Joy
Topic: Shining Sword of Magic
Replies: 4
Views: 678

Re: Shining Sword of Magic

I had missed this post when you made it. Scribd won't let me make a trial account (because it rejects my card), so I couldn't download the sword writeup, but the post was an entertaining read regardless. Looks like Joe enjoyed making his players feel powerful, though maybe a bit too powerful, heh. T...
by Irennan
Sat Oct 31, 2020 2:20 am
Forum: Chosen News
Topic: D&D to remove inherently evil races
Replies: 17
Views: 941

Re: D&D to remove inherently evil races

So, Re: Relenless. It tried to change the status quo of the FR re: the drow, which is DIRELY needed (totally agree on that), but it came off as a goofy attempt to me (can't say more without spoilering, so I'll discuss this in the spoilery part of the comment). MASSIVE SPOILERS BELOW . . . . . . Ther...
by Irennan
Sat Oct 31, 2020 2:16 am
Forum: Chosen News
Topic: D&D to remove inherently evil races
Replies: 17
Views: 941

Re: D&D to remove inherently evil races

I really doubt RAS agrees with me; he's responsbile for the bulk of the crappy worldbuilding behind the drow. Yes, Gygax created them, but RAS had the opportunity to make them an oppressive yet workable and nuanced society, with a lot of different movements, interal conflicts, and push for change (a...
by Irennan
Sat Oct 31, 2020 2:00 am
Forum: On Promoting Joy
Topic: How do you imagine Eilistraee's voice?
Replies: 2
Views: 76

How do you imagine Eilistraee's voice?

Question as per title. This question occured to me because I randomly came across to a Youtuber whose voice clicked with how I imagined Eilistraee's. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6-BAtGBZAYQ Describing a voice in concrete terms that can make your brain actually imagine it, is really difficult. Sw...
by Irennan
Fri Oct 30, 2020 10:41 pm
Forum: Chosen News
Topic: D&D to remove inherently evil races
Replies: 17
Views: 941

Re: D&D to remove inherently evil races

I disagree. Human are able to work together and thrive in hostile environments once we've exhausted every other choice. Real world histories are littered with the remains of nation states that couldn't get cooperation down. And we have cultures that got to staggering levels of power through the mon...
by Irennan
Fri Oct 30, 2020 4:38 pm
Forum: Chosen News
Topic: D&D to remove inherently evil races
Replies: 17
Views: 941

Re: D&D to remove inherently evil races

We saw the same with the Orcs. Zent-keep sent Grey orcs to the Tungin war and just left them there after the war, thinking they would destabilize the area. Instead, they became neighbors who looked out for the natives in the area. 4th ed put an end to that idea, which was too bad because since was ...
by Irennan
Fri Oct 30, 2020 4:34 pm
Forum: Chosen News
Topic: D&D to remove inherently evil races
Replies: 17
Views: 941

Re: D&D to remove inherently evil races

The infighting and internal strife was based on lolth's desires. These two factors are what made drow evil, rather then natural evil state. This is indeed canon, but it doesn't work either, as it leads to non-narrative--i.e. a bad situation in which everything pushes for a change, yet the author(s)...
by Irennan
Fri Oct 30, 2020 4:10 pm
Forum: Chosen News
Topic: D&D to remove inherently evil races
Replies: 17
Views: 941

Re: D&D to remove inherently evil races

I always took it the drow were mostly evil because they live in such a tough place and that required a level of pragmatism that excludes the good tag in a character's alignment(Papers please or This war of mine style). That's the explanation provided in some editions, yes, but it doesn't work. At a...
by Irennan
Wed Oct 28, 2020 5:06 pm
Forum: Theological Debate
Topic: A new lore video since our lady's revival...
Replies: 11
Views: 166

Re: A new lore video since our lady's revival...

Luckily, the creator has solved the copyright strike issue, and the video is back.
by Irennan
Tue Oct 27, 2020 11:23 pm
Forum: Theological Debate
Topic: A new lore video since our lady's revival...
Replies: 11
Views: 166

Re: A new lore video since our lady's revival...

Aaaaand it has been taken down. I was half-expecting it, since the creator use a lot of people's art without even asking for permission. I hope he re-uploads it, with art that he's been given the permission to use. All of this is kinda ironic, since Eilistraee delights in supporting artists, so she ...
by Irennan
Tue Oct 27, 2020 10:50 pm
Forum: Theological Debate
Topic: A suiter
Replies: 33
Views: 4822

Re: A suiter

Well that's the thing. Every character in the game world passes through a filter that is the reader/gamer. And that's after these characters have been filtered by the staff at WOTC/Hasbro. Say Author X has an idea for a character Roberto Awesomepants and puts it into the next splat book. However so...