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Adventures in World of Warcraft, Dragon Age, the real world, and beyond


Atheists in Azeroth

Saturday, January 19 2013 at 1:16pm CST

There was a quick discussion on Twitter today about the question of whether or not it's reasonable to roleplay an atheist in World of Warcraft. The general thinking goes: magic is real, and we have tons of eyewitness testimony of the existence of beings such as C'Thun and Yogg-Saron, so it's not reasonable to roleplay a character who just outright denies the existence of these beings.

I disagree.

Ji Firepaw, Apple Cider Mage, and Jessica Ahlquist

Thursday, April 12 2012 at 8:54pm CDT
This post has nothing to do with game mechanics. I will be talking about political and social stuff like this from time to time (I did, after all, mention the real world in the site's subtitle). If that bugs you, well, you were warned. When Apple Cider Mage first brought up the Ji Firepaw thing, my first instinctive reaction was: "What? People flirt. A lot of guys will flirt with women, even upon first meeting them. Most of these same guys will not flirt with men. This behavior may often come off as creepy, but it does happen, and why should fiction present a world that is better than, or even as good as, the real world?" And then I remembered what a whole lot of Christians in Cranston, RI had been saying to Jessica Ahlquist.