#RPG – Tales of Gor Preview, reviewed

b456ccd0f0d8395871ff98c63b654318You can read that review HERE, but I wanted to take the opportunity to reply to a point made about the ‘uneasy skirting around its non-PC nature’.

I am not, by any stretch, a PC fellow and I take pride in not kowtowing to the unreasonable demands of the ‘SocJus’ mob – especially when presenting fiction. However, it would take a sociopath in an isolation tank not to be affected by the intense atmosphere of censorship and (genuine) harassment that goes on around anyone who doesn’t toe that lie.

I have a duty in bringing Gor to the RPG world to present the world of the books as accurately as possible AND to make it accessible. It’s also important to me, and I suspect to fans of Gor as well, to show that there is more to it than swords, sandals and BDSM erotica. That there is a well-realised world with the opportunity for many wildly different kinds of adventures and interpretations.

The broader book doesn’t spend so much time hang-wringing about it, but in a preview (and in the early chapters of the game guide from which those parts were taken) it was – I felt – important to contextualise the material, to defend it and to address these concerns and issues head on.

I suspect, sadly, the game will get a few ‘hate buys’ and some deliberate piracy but I hope that the honest and engaged way I have dealt with the material will buy a few converts, open the game and the Gorean canon to a wider audience, and disarm some of the critics.

Now your humble blue-caste scribe must get back to work!

Ta Sardar Gor!

Machinations of the Space Princess: Art Preview

MOTSPmarch10a001

Character progression, MotSP style.

Machinations of the Space Princess: Art Preview

MOTSP_Characters_Females

Machinations of the Space Princess: Art Preview

MOTSP_character_Scholar

A Scholar, seeking to answer the eternal question: “What does this button do?”

Machinations of the Space Princess: Art Preview

MOTSP_character_Psion

A twisted little psion and her friend.

Machinations of the Space Princess: Art Preview

MOTSP_character_Killer

An example of the ‘Killer’ class.

Machinations of the Space Princess: Art Preview

Have a shiny piece of Satine art.

Also remember I’m looking for a bunch of destructive arseholes to break my game and tell me I’m wrong about everything playtesters

MOTSP_character_Expert

An example of the Expert Class.