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Cultural Appropriation in the Mechanics of Magic

I am a white cis-het male working on a writing project that includes both a fantasy novel and a tabletop RPG system and setting, based in an alternate history Earth where magic is a part of normal life. I believe in the importance of diversity in representation, so I would like to depict an America in which European/American culture is less hegemonic than in reality. One of the ways in which I want to do that is having non-European systems of magic be influential on the art and science of magic in this world. In particular, I am considering whether there is a way to incorporate chakras into both the fiction and the game's system without it being cultural appropriation. More details after the break. [more inside]
posted by Caduceus on May 27, 2016 - 11 answers

What Game Was That?

Once upon a time ago, I heard about a roleplaying game, possibly table top, but instead of more common subject matter it was about roleplaying a tv show or sitcom. Not a particular show, one that you were making up as part of the game. I believe I saw it on the blue, but I'm not sure. If I did, I think it was just in the comments. I believe I looked it up and the price point was something like $18, That could be misremembered, so discard that if you think you know it but the price would exclude it. Based on my memory, the genre would probably be humor. That is all I can remember.
posted by [insert clever name here] on Jan 31, 2014 - 5 answers

How is the jargon in Shadowrun translated in other languages?

Kind of curious about this. I know Shadowrun does/did well in Germany, and has/had at least a nominal presence in Japan. One of the (for good or ill) characteristics of the setting is the jargon and street slang. How are these translated into other languages? What are some examples?
posted by curious nu on Jul 26, 2013 - 4 answers

Help searching for old PC and Playstation 1 games? Probably about early to mid 90's

Help searching for old PC and Playstation 1 games? Probably about early to mid 90's [more inside]
posted by LittleNami on Jul 29, 2012 - 10 answers

What is the name of this weirdo, super detailed (J?)RPG?

What is the name of this weird-ass, super detailed (J?)RPG? [more inside]
posted by cog_nate on Mar 19, 2011 - 4 answers

Help me help my players.

I've played every version of D&D and am wondering, is there an RPG that doesn't take 3 hrs to make a character, where combat can be resolved in less than an hour and doesn't require a dozen books? I'm flexible on the genre, but fantasy or scifi is what I'm most interested in, something that can be used over the longterm, not just for a few games (RISUS and it's pals appeal but doesn't seem durable enough), with enough flexibility for me to mash things together but without me having to design my own homebrew from 2 or 3 systems. I've done that. Lots more inside... [more inside]
posted by fiercekitten on Feb 27, 2011 - 33 answers

CASE COSTLY ACQUISITION (2d6 SAN)

I recently bought the Laundry series by Charles Stross and thanks to that and Artw's constant efforts to encourage the stars to come right I'm really jonesing for some Call of Cthulhu/Delta Green action. It's been a loooong time since I've had any chance or time for roleplaying and I'm so far out of the loop I'm in non-euclidean space... [more inside]
posted by longbaugh on Aug 24, 2010 - 14 answers

How do I extensively, safely mod D&D?

I am attempting to create a new D&D-based RPG, using a lot of non-standard races and rules. Help? [more inside]
posted by neewom on Jul 18, 2009 - 18 answers

What should a new rpg adventure writer expect in regards to the contract?

What should I be paid for writing an adventure for a rpg system? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Feb 19, 2009 - 5 answers

First time runner.

After 5 years of her refusing, I have finally convinced my wife to try playing a Pen and Paper RPG. But. She claims she has no imagination. Is this going to be a horrible experience, or is there hope? Have you ever gamed with someone who was willing to learn, but had to overcome the "getting into it" factor? [more inside]
posted by JonnyRotten on Aug 5, 2006 - 22 answers

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