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Bryan Jensen
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Who at DOW is ignorant enough to treat a Peace Sign as a Pentacle (The Wickedest Pentacle, one of the Popular Places)? If avoiding use of a pentacle for its occult/Satanic/Pagan (yes I know those aren't equivalent) associations then why not be over-sensitive and avoid Cultists, Altar of Souls, Sorcerers (esp. pentagram symbol) and etc.?

 
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I think it is more of them just being silly. They already caused a stir with the pentagram on on the Sorcerers (even though it is inside a star). A lot of this expansion seems to have tongue-in-cheek references.
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ColtsFan76 wrote:
I think it is more of them just being silly. They already caused a star with the pentagram on on the Sorcerers (even though it is inside a star). a lot of this expansions seems to have tongue-in-cheek references.


I see what you're saying but if not done out of ignorance nor PC it is anachronous to use a peace symbol for the destructive Balrog-invoking Pentacle when the peace sign appropriately already appears in the game for the Peace-Loving power. You'd think they'd just invent a rune symbol for the place.
 
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quixotequest wrote:
I see what you're saying but if not done out of ignorance nor PC it is anachronous to use a peace symbol for the destructive Balrog-invoking Pentacle when the peace sign appropriately already appears in the game for the Peace-Loving power. You'd think they'd just invent a rune symbol for the place.


I hardly think that avoiding anachronisms is a goal of DoW in this game. It's not a serious fantasy setting...if they can insert a little irony for laughs, they won't hesitate to do so.
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quixotequest wrote:
ColtsFan76 wrote:
I think it is more of them just being silly. They already caused a star with the pentagram on on the Sorcerers (even though it is inside a star). a lot of this expansions seems to have tongue-in-cheek references.


I see what you're saying but if not done out of ignorance nor PC it is anachronous to use a peace symbol for the destructive Balrog-invoking Pentacle when the peace sign appropriately already appears in the game for the Peace-Loving power. You'd think they'd just invent a rune symbol for the place.


Sir, you're complaining about anachronisms in a game with Monty Python references. Thankfully, there is a procedure to solve this problem: find your tongue, place it firmly in your cheek, and stop complaining just for the sake of complaining.
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Everett True wrote:
quixotequest wrote:
ColtsFan76 wrote:
I think it is more of them just being silly. They already caused a star with the pentagram on on the Sorcerers (even though it is inside a star). a lot of this expansions seems to have tongue-in-cheek references.


I see what you're saying but if not done out of ignorance nor PC it is anachronous to use a peace symbol for the destructive Balrog-invoking Pentacle when the peace sign appropriately already appears in the game for the Peace-Loving power. You'd think they'd just invent a rune symbol for the place.


Sir, you're complaining about anachronisms in a game with Monty Python references. Thankfully, there is a procedure to solve this problem: find your tongue, place it firmly in your cheek, and stop complaining just for the sake of complaining.


Not complaining just to complain, but I get your point. Here's some flowers and sunshine, bro.

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My thought when I saw it was that it was a tongue-in-cheek reference to the complaints about the pentagram used for the Sorcerers. People got worked up about evil signs in the last game so they bring out their "Wickedest" symbol, the one they plan to use to summon a demon, and that symbol is... a peace sign. Like when someone threatens to attack you with their vicious tiger and you see its terrifying shadow coming around the corner and it turns out to be a kitten.
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I'm pretty sure its a very intentional joke.
 
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