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Jonathan York

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Is any of the card art pornographic or inappropriate for children?
 
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In a nutshell: No.

BUT

If you're the kind of person who would think there was even the possibility of there being 'pornography' in a game like this then you probably have a very loose definition of 'pornography' and may disapprove of things most people would find completely harmless. There is one character who has reasonably prominent cleavage and a little bit of thigh showing. She is not posed in any sexual context. That is as salacious as it gets.
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The card he's referencing.
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kelann08 wrote:


The card he's referencing.


Actually, I was thinking of Seoni... I forgot the Shopkeeper's Daughter S I guess there are two cards with cleavage on
 
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Wouldn't play this with >13yrs. old. But I wouldn't play almost any monster slaying type of game so..
 
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I meant I wouldn't play almost any monster slaying type of game with children under age of 13.
Mice and Mystics with preteen maybe.
But I guess it's also true that I mostly dislike the genre.
 
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I think this is a fantastic game to play with children - it's working really well for us (we've got a nine year old daughter and an eleven year old son). The fact that we're working together, yet very much our own people is hitting the sweet spot for us, and my children have really loved the opportunity to improve their characters in terms of skills and possessions. Since getting it, there's been requests to play it every night

There are very very few cards (those mentioned above) that I'd have thought anyone could feel the slightest concern about, and it would be very easy just to take those cards out, without effecting the game.

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Grimm stories have a lesson and problems can be solved without violence too.
Everyone makea their own parenting decisions of course and even violent boardgame is better than videogame I'd say.
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max_s wrote:
Wouldn't play this with >13yrs. old. But I wouldn't play almost any monster slaying type of game so..


So you wouldn't play this with Greater Than 13 yrs?
 
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entwife wrote:
There are very very few cards (those mentioned above) that I'd have thought anyone could feel the slightest concern about, and it would be very easy just to take those cards out, without effecting the game.


^^this^^
 
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There are a few cards with some gore or scary images, but nothing worse then you'd see in some cartoons and any fantasy-themed movie.

Trouble in Sandpoint has a fairly graphic stabbing. I don't mind my 8-yo seeing this, but ymmv.

The one card that so far has given me real pause is Shrine to Lamashtu. As a location, it's great - thematic and difficult - but the picture has
* a couple graphic stabbings taking place.
* a human sacrifice going on at the top.
* in the lower left and toward the back of the room and possibly lower right (it's less clear there), it seems like beasts having sex. (Though it is ambiguous, the point is someone could reasonably conclude that.)

This is unexceptional fantasy fare - but it's darker than Indiana Jones, pushing toward R-rated.

You would only really notice these things, especially the third bullet, if you really studied it. I did study it for the very reason that I do plan to play with my kids. My kids don't study card images, based on other games we've played, so I'm okay with it. But yours might. (That blog post made me laugh.)

Edit: I'm mentioning specific cards so that any parents that wanted to take those out, you could. Though you might have to explain why you're changing up the locations.

And I haven't gone through skinsaw murders yet.
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I am really disappointed that more and more games are needing to bring in outrageous cleavage, and other scantily dressed figures (also see: plate armor that looks like a swimsuit...).

You just don't need it. IF the game has good enough mechanics and gameplay, you just don't need it. Tone it down some. I have had to take a sharpie pen and black out things in games in the past, but we are getting to the point where now we just won't buy games. Just no need in this type of game..Or many others.
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I play this game with my 9 yr old daughter and she loves it. Teaches good maths skill with counting and expected average results.

The shopkeepers daughter card has been the only one that has made her pause for thought and it was nothing to do with the image, more the concept. Quote "I don't understand how a lady can be a barrier." my reply "simple, shes a real good sales person and tricks the party into staying in the store for ages and buying heaps of stuff they don't need." Twice now she has out smarted the tricky shopkeepers daughter.

In my opinion this game is very tasteful with it images. The theme is Fantasy violence so each parent will have to judge that for there own kids.
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Andreh76 wrote:
In my opinion this game is very tasteful with it images. The theme is Fantasy violence so each parent will have to judge that for there own kids.

I agree actually. Even the women seem appropriately dressed for the most part, esp compared to video games chars these days. Seoni, as a sorcerer, would wear light clothing, plus she wants to show off her tats. Meanwhile, Kyra has so many layers she looks like a walking closet.

Overall, I think it's quite a good game with kids, and mentioned the two cards above only in case some parent wanted to be forewarned. 2 or 3 out of 600 is pretty darn good.
 
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Mighty1 wrote:
I am really disappointed that more and more games are needing to bring in outrageous cleavage, and other scantily dressed figures (also see: plate armor that looks like a swimsuit...).

You just don't need it. IF the game has good enough mechanics and gameplay, you just don't need it. Tone it down some. I have had to take a sharpie pen and black out things in games in the past, but we are getting to the point where now we just won't buy games. Just no need in this type of game..Or many others.


Seoni is dressed in character and the shopkeeper's daughter is intended to be a seductress of sorts. It comes from the original RPG adventure path. In a game of ~600 cards, two of them have mildly sexualized characters - I'd say its a very minor thing. You may not think its "needed" but it adds a layer to the game and a twist in the story telling. If you don't want to expose yourself or your children to it, then just take the card out. It doesn't break the game.
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Yes, I understand that I can take out the card. I do appreciate that insight, and you are correct that there are almost 600 cards.

I guess I was just speaking to the trend in general...not necessarily only referring to this game.

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