Ranger1 wrote: ↑
March 26th, 2017, 12:13 pm
Seriously! You didn't see ladies of the night in rpgs from Baldurs Gate to Wasteland because I can show you examples if you like.
By that logic, if I can cite a few examples of fantasy fiction without
prostitutes, you'll have to concede that they aren't
a staple of the genre. Agreed?
If you prefer, I can name several RPGs that have boats in them. Should we then post angry threads about any RPG that doesn't have boats? After all, boats are a staple!
(And since when is Wasteland
a "fantasy" game?)
Ranger1 wrote:The sort of detail being asked for by the OP focuses on one of the main themes of human existence, people don't live in an emotionless void and prostitutes should be present to hint at that aspect at least.
By that logic, every game about humans should have prostitutes in it. Is that what you're trying to say?
Ranger1 wrote:Its not the be all and end all by any means but it would add a lot of colour to Numeneras setting.
Sure, it might. Adding flying elephants might also make the setting more colorful.
No one is denying that adding interesting elements makes fiction interesting. What I'm denying is that prostitution is a necessary
part of every fantasy setting, such that its absence warrants a backlash.
Ranger1 wrote:But by all means treat the topic flippantly like it is of no importance what so ever.
I think it's an interesting topic ... not whether or not prostitution was included in the game, but that some people are actually upset by its omission.