When we can’t acknowledge that differences exist between people in real life, we definitely can’t acknowledge that fantasy creatures have differences, because, we have to take everything to extremes in 2020.
D&D announced they would be removing all negative racial modifiers to the games. You know, like Orcs getting -1 intelligence, or Dwarves -1 Dexterity. Simple things that make your gameplay choices actually matter in character creation.
It’s interesting how it’s only negative. They’ll still have positive traits then? It means there’ll still be Elf Privilege in the game and the Orcs will still be systematically discriminated against?
The moves these companies make to show their wokeness make absolutely no sense, but it does dull the flavor of the game to the point where it’s indistinguishable from anything else. Lines between reality and fantasy are blurred, and it makes everything boring.
Why should game masters be thinking about any real world politics in the middle of their game anyway? It would screw with the immersion of the setting and ruin the time at the table.
These hobbies from comics, to video games, to table top gaming have become so pussified, there’s really nothing fun about them anymore. But this is why the old stuff keeps going up in value while no one cares about the new books.