cacatuasulphureacitrinocristata:

lolsomeone-actually:

CHARACTER DEVELOPEMENT

And you know the best thing about this movie is they could have made Felix be the nice guy, be the understanding guy, the only guy who’s kind to Ralph, but they make him just as prejudiced as the other game characters. He wasn’t mean to Ralph per say, but he wasn’t nice either, and definitely didn’t want to get involved with the trouble that followed Ralph around.

It’s only after Felix gets treated badly himself that he starts looking at how Ralph is treated by others, how Ralph is treated by him and changes his attitude.

Because that’s the thing, you don’t have to be the bad guy to be prejudiced. Sometimes you can be the nice guy who doesn’t do anything for or against, and sometimes that’s just as bad.

This movie. Ugh.

ollieplaysdnd:

zann-ward:

Valid reasons to not allow me to play as a certain race:

  • too powerful
  • not powerful enough
  • extinct/there are only like seven of them

Invalid reasons to not allow me to play as a certain race:

  • not one of the “major” races
  • they are the “bad guys”
  • they are weird/silly looking

This is why I don’t want to let a player be a Deva in our upcoming game. They are these immortal beings and everyone else are fledgling adventurers.

Plus I don’t think he’ll have any idea how to role play that race, but that’s ok a completely different note (a few of my players don’t role play very well).

Have you considered looking at Aasimar’s?  That’s what “Devas” were called up until 4th Edition.  It’s a different spin on the idea, removing the “immortal” part and turning them into “mortal incarnations of celestials.”

zann-ward:

Valid reasons to not allow me to play as a certain race:

  • too powerful
  • not powerful enough
  • extinct/there are only like seven of them

Invalid reasons to not allow me to play as a certain race:

  • not one of the “major” races
  • they are the “bad guys”
  • they are weird/silly looking

Revisiting Firefly

This includes some really interesting and helpful suggestions on running a Firefly/Serenity-themed campaign.  It does a fantastic job of outlining possibilities where GMs can do a better job than the original series in avoiding problematic tropes.