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Caleb Bunch
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Has anyone developed alternative Djinn cards? I don't want my kids to see, much less play with the ones in the box.
 
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Adam Clausing
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Replacement cards are still available in the BBG store I believe.
 
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Andrew J.
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He's talking about djinns I believe, not slaves. I don't think any alternates exist, unfortunately.
 
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Are they naked?
 
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Andy Burgess
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If your kids are old enough to understand and play Five Tribes then they're going to be exposed to that sort of imagery pretty soon, and far worse, if they haven't been already. The best you can do now is to play it with them as is and explain the historical/fantastical context if they ask. And I'll bet they wouldn't even notice, in fact - kids are a lot less sensitive to these sorts of things than adults.

For what it's worth, I can see why you might have an issue, although it doesn't personally bother me - I think it's pretty tame.

And of course, all of this skirts pretty close to parental dogma, so feel free to dismiss me outright. Each to their own.
 
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kackarschen wrote:
Are they naked?


No, but some of the images are a little suggestive, or could be viewed as being demeaning if you're that way inclined.
 
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In the "Files" section, someone created alternative cards. Looks as if the original intent was to swap out the old "slaves" cards that were in some of the initial games. The 'djinn' cards replaced the even more offensive 'slaves' cards. The alternative cares have images of 'Camels', which still fits the theme of the game.
 
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Olli Juhala
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getchristylove wrote:
In the "Files" section, someone created alternative cards. Looks as if the original intent was to swap out the old "slaves" cards that were in some of the initial games. The 'djinn' cards replaced the even more offensive 'slaves' cards. The alternative cares have images of 'Camels', which still fits the theme of the game.


No, no,

Fakirs (which in itself could be construed as negatively stereotypical) replaced the Slaves (that for some reasons were the first slaves enough people got angry with to make publisher replace them).

Djinn cards, the genies, have bigger, more varied art. None of which is particularly out of place in games of the level of production. Atleast I can't recall any outrageously suggestive stuff, although some of it could ruffle feathers if you are particularly religious. Although at that point, why are you playing a game that's all about generic arabic fantasy* setting?

*Not actually arabic fantasy setting, but like always, a eurocentric fanfiction interpretation of same.
 
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Michela & Dario Basile
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Maybe we should simply wait for the OP to explain us what he finds disturbing in the Djinn cards, before making any assumption, and then give a suggestion.
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I didn't mean to start a debate about parenting or values. The cards show the female Djinn in various states of undress. One in particular could be said to be wearing nothing but nipple covers. I am not comfortable with that imagery in the hands of my kids. It doesn't matter to me if anyone agrees with that or not. I am not interested in a parenting lesson, nor am I interested in making someone else conform to my parenting style. I am simply asking if there are alternative cards available. If not, I think we will just cut off the images and keep the right side of the card that has the information on it.
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lasttruegypsy wrote:
I didn't mean to start a debate about parenting or values. The cards show the female Djinn in various states of undress. One in particular could be said to be wearing nothing but nipple covers. I am not comfortable with that imagery in the hands of my kids. It doesn't matter to me if anyone agrees with that or not. I am not interested in a parenting lesson, nor am I interested in making someone else conform to my parenting style. I am simply asking if there are alternative cards available. If not, I think we will just cut off the images and keep the right side of the card that has the information on it.


Ok, now things are a little more clear.

My suggestion is to use a permanent marker on the parts you want to cover, so you don't have to cut the cards.
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Robert Sillas
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Yep, a sharpie will solve this for you
 
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rsillas wrote:
Yep, a sharpie will solve this for you


In our household we call that the magic sharpie. A couple of SmashUp cards got it, Five Tribes got it, and a few others I can't recall.
 
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Brian Baier
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What? So what? It's a nipple. A little brown circular protuberance. What's the big deal? See everybody's got them.
 
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lasttruegypsy wrote:
I didn't mean to start a debate about parenting or values. The cards show the female Djinn in various states of undress. One in particular could be said to be wearing nothing but nipple covers. I am not comfortable with that imagery in the hands of my kids. It doesn't matter to me if anyone agrees with that or not. I am not interested in a parenting lesson, nor am I interested in making someone else conform to my parenting style. I am simply asking if there are alternative cards available. If not, I think we will just cut off the images and keep the right side of the card that has the information on it.


This is our new favorite game, we've played it a couple dozen times now. I haven't noticed what you're referring to and my wife hasn't mentioned anything
 
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you could always replace the image with a text version of the card. Personally I didn't notice anything like what you mentioned, and I wouldn't have a problem with it myself but to each their own.

I guess you could glue cardstock to cover the image of the card and leave the iconography alone.
 
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