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When HR was being previewed on Kickstarter I was disappointed about what looked like a sexist art direction. I was already upset about some of the art in Epic, and HR didn't seem like an improvement. Since then I've trashed it a couple of times for having sexist art, on the basis of those previews.

I was more wrong than right. I played a game today (I was the Ranger. I didn't have a clue! Fighter beat me badly...) & had a good look through, it's actually a LOT better than Epic, and better than many games. Much less sexualised/annoying art of women on the cards than I expected, and the chance to play every character as a woman or man in the character packs.

So I take it back. Sorry, WWG!
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Santi Velasco
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Yeah I think HR is muche better than most fantasy themed games in that regard. I know when dealing with this subject there's always someone who argues there's nothing wrong in depicting the human body, etc. and I very much agree in principle, but I think it is safe to say we have a problem when we see something like this: http://www.digitalamerica.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/01/Arm...
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Kyle
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Dear Greylag,

No one cares about your thoughts on sexist art.

Thanks,
Kyle
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Ian Taylor
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greylag wrote:
When HR was being previewed on Kickstarter I was disappointed about what looked like a sexist art direction. I was already upset about some of the art in Epic, and HR didn't seem like an improvement. Since then I've trashed it a couple of times for having sexist art, on the basis of those previews.

I was more wrong than right. I played a game today (I was the Ranger. I didn't have a clue! Fighter beat me badly...) & had a good look through, it's actually a LOT better than Epic, and better than many games. Much less sexualised/annoying art of women on the cards than I expected, and the chance to play every character as a woman or man in the character packs.

So I take it back. Sorry, WWG!




We fell into a bit of a trap. Since we had zero complaints about sexist depictions in Star Realms, we thought we had figured it all out.

Clearly hubris burns well on the fires of complacency. Or something like that. (It's late.)

But we did make an effort, and I'm happy it's been noticed! Thank you for your kind words.

Now I *did* have a retcon regarding the cleric's high-heeled boots, but I'll leave that for another day. Perhaps a time when you all feel like having your intelligence insulted.

Ian
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IanWWG wrote:
Now I *did* have a retcon regarding the cleric's high-heeled boots, but I'll leave that for another day.

I'll look forward to it!
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I'm so glad you wrote this, because I'm trying to check out the portrayal of women in the artwork before I buy any games. So now I know that this one won't piss me off. It can now go on my wishlist.
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