Thursday Mar 30, 2023
Episode 233: Playing Dwarves in RPGs, Gaming Perspectives with Saul and Jolene
Dwarves in RPGs, Saul and Jolene discussed Elves in a previous episode and they could not ignore the other popular RPG race, Dwarves. Saul again harkens to Tolkien origins but doesn't believe that Tolkien was as much a fan of his Dwarves than his Elves.
Jolene found quite a bit of articles and posts about how people liked or disliked playing Dwarves in RPGs. Though disliked less than Elves there seemed to be quite a bit of 'love/hate' dichotomy in players preferences.
When the subject of Dwarves in Shadowrun comes up, the discussion ventures into a discussion of race and racism as it is front and center in the Shadowrun universe. Saul goes a bit off topic at this point but decided it might need an episode devoted to that subject.
All in all Dwarves are present in many RPGs both fantasy and Sci Fi. Jolene left with the desire to play a Dwarf in the next fantasy RPG she plays. Saul who has never played a Dwarf in his 42 years of playing RPGs says it is probably because it hits too close to home.
As Always, Thank you all for listening!
Web Art by Jim Foster
Episode Art by Michael Shean-Jones
Music by Mechanized Dwarves, song Return From Exile
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