Narrative Thoughts: When Reality is Implausible in Fantasy

The Roleplayer's Guild

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It goes without saying that there is yet another ridiculous controversy in gaming, this time involving the release of the latest Baldur’s Gate expansion, Siege of Dragonspear. Sadly it’s not about the fact they’ve actually released an expansion to a game that is, by all accounts, incredibly old by this point in a “Why now?” sense. Unfortunately this controversy revolves around a progressive character they’ve included, a transgender cleric called Mizhena. The particular complaint and why this is a problem? Well, that’s sadly where things get incredibly messy and once again, the inclusion of non-straight cis-gendered characters has been called into question.

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