A girl’s RPG player’s opinion on the DnD is racist/Diversity recent nonsense concerning:
– DROWS (Drows are an evil matriarchal race with beautiful women wielding great power).
– ORCS (FYI most systems only allow Half-ORCs to be played, and Orcs are traditionally a race of green skinned evil humanoids, brutal, savage and bend on conquest/destruction).
ALL the gamer girls I know that played Half-ORCs or DROWs did it because they liked the race’s culture and backstory.
What girl wouldn’t like to play some fantasy of being a Drow?
A badass adventuress whose very name as Drow sends chills in people?
A girl player I know she loved her Half-Orc fighter.
The ‘evil’ nature of the race made her feel wicked awesome (as it should!).
She challenged the city’s underworld best pit fighter and won.
After, she seduced the city’s crime lord Shaen to get half the spoils.
In time she replaced him.
If that’s not women empowerment, I don’t know what is.
Side note: she even had POSTERs done and criers hired to build her name, using the local people’s fear and hatred of orcs to boost her rep (poster is in the pic above)
Now isn’t that the coolest ever?
RPG Gamer girls I played with and/or know: 95% like the raw uncut spicy nature of the game.
In a game that climaxed in the great underground Drow city of Erelhei-Cinlu, Mel’etana the Drow sorceress (pic above), after having endured the prejudice and mistrust of the upper world (kind of deserved but that’s another story! Giggle), finally returns to her noble house.
Welcomed home by her sister matrons of the Household, she is offered many males to serve her, many quite happy to have been given to such a beautiful and relatively (by Drow standards) non-wicked matriarch.
In ritualistic ceremony she is bathed naked before all in the purest mix of scented oils, exotic milk from drow silkworms and virgin blood (of an undisclosed nature).
Cleansed, the celebratory orgy can finally begin.
But trouble is afoot as the other players are soon victim of abuse by a sister of her family.
Mel’etana must make the difficult choice of helping them.
They did save her life on a few occasions in the sun-scorched upper world.
Also unbeknownst to the other players at that time, she was under a mission of revenge in Lolth’s name and needed them alive to accomplish that all-important life quest.
And no I wasn’t playing Mel’etana.
It’s this nice girl who has a computer 9 to 5 job, monogamous relationship, and very healthy values in her day to day life. The kind of girl that wouldn’t hurt a fly.
Get over it.