I went there again I guess, what with me posting about minority issues in the context of designing games for fun and profit.
Something I’ve thought about quite a bit is a decent and natural way to include the LGBT minorities in the game, since most games don’t do that and I’d like to do it, even if just for the sake of completeness. A realistic society should include such minorities.
And it’s a bit of a problem to me, how to do it properly. So far, the idea I’ve got is to just include various minorities as NPC’s in the setting and through them show that in that society, they’re as accepted as the white cisgendered heterosexual man. And maybe that’s really all that it takes, I think.
Making a big deal out of stuff like gender or sexual preferences in-game seems to me to be a rather bad idea, one that might actually end up being offensive. There’s this guy who’s name I don’t remember who does D20 modern sourcebooks and has really offensive ideas about how minorities should be.
Drop me a comment if you agree or disagree with my idea that just putting minorities in is a perfectly valid approach, and there’s no need to make a big deal out of it in the game setting. After all, I’m trying to make this game as inclusive as possible, and I want anyone be able to play it without feeling that they’re being ridiculed or patronized.