Most of your forgotten realms folks are terrified of orcs because they've only met orc raiding parties. They don't get that orcs are fucking fantastic navigators and sailors.
They don't see how Uber clean and fashion forward orcs are. They don't see how the women of the orc clans have the most power in relationships. They don't see how whole villages help raise children. They don't see the beautiful, intricate carvings and art of the halls and temples
Dec 21, 2021 • 8 tweets • 3 min read
It is my firm #TTRPG head cannon and homebrew staple that goblins are an entire group of people who are predisposed to #ADHD , and have it to an extreme degree. It is untreated because no one has stopped to study it.
They do not lack intelligence, they lack impulse control.
A goblin is hyperactive and always in search of the next bit of dopamine to keep them going. It's why they can come up with creative solutions, but it always seems super dangerous.
Going specifically into #DnD5e you can see a decent example of a few #ADHD types.
Dec 19, 2021 • 13 tweets • 3 min read
Once upon a time there were two creatures, an ant, whose family had always worked in the Hopper & Son's mine, and a Grasshopper whose family had always owned said mine. The grasshoppers never wanted for everything. They could afford the best tutors & schools.
They never knew what it was like to be hungry, and they never ran out of money. None of them ever worked.
The ants, on the other hand, knew nothing but toil. All of them had been born into poverty. They lived in the Hopper & Son's company town.
Sep 9, 2021 • 12 tweets • 2 min read
How to do the mentally unstable, unreliable narrator trope without being ableist.
1. The protagonist is not evil
2. The people around them are trying to help them
3. Their doctors are not on some big pharma kick and actually care about their patients.
4. The character cannot tell what is real or hallucination. They are aware, and that is why they are seeking help.
5. The protagonist is not a danger to others, may be a danger to themselves, but are a capable adult just dealing with a sickness no different than cancer
Sep 9, 2021 • 4 tweets • 1 min read
Out there is (or at least was) a variant of Odin who showed all three children the love and affection that they needed.
He valued Hel for her tactical brilliance, and raised her not to be a butcher but a leader.
Thor got to be the lovable himbo middle child who got two really awesome best friends.... Even if he doesn't realize his own strength and why they both get super annoyed with him sometimes
Sep 9, 2021 • 10 tweets • 2 min read
I just saw a post by a high schooler who was talking about the environmental impact of obesity. They brought up the notion that it costs more water to grow more cotton to create a shirt for someone my size. They state, emphatically, that we should not make larger sizes.
My guy, I'm just trying to go to work and keep my job. I gotta have clothing. It's a necessity. I gotta have stuff that fits so I can go out and work out so I can lose my weight.
All I'm trying to do is live.
Sep 8, 2021 • 6 tweets • 2 min read
Gregg Abbott claims they don't need an exemption for rape in the Texas Laws because they are going to "remove all rapists from the streets"
Buddy, you can't remove all rapists from your own party.
I'm not even saying this flippantly.
Most rapes and sexual assaults go under reported.
And, cops aren't trained to handle how trauma effects memory in the first place, let alone take it seriously leading to survivors not coming forward npr.org/sections/healt…
Apr 4, 2020 • 13 tweets • 3 min read
So, one of my biggest complaints about D&D is how it treats races.
Ability scores have no place being in races. Saying all orcs are naturally stupid so they get a negative bonus to that smacks of eugenics.
Speed really should be a math equation like AC and passive perception
Because you can work on being faster than you are, and I've know many a person smaller than myself to be speedy dexterous little shits