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by Celtic_Minstrel
June 23rd, 2019, 1:29 am
Forum: Writers’ Forum
Topic: Poll: do orcs eat humans?
Replies: 29
Views: 1625

Re: Poll: do orcs eat humans?

Naturally I would expect a narrow-minded person to say exactly that.
by Celtic_Minstrel
June 20th, 2019, 12:30 pm
Forum: Writers’ Forum
Topic: Poll: do orcs eat humans?
Replies: 29
Views: 1625

Re: Poll: do orcs eat humans?

I don't really think the time-period of the controversy is relevant. Things done in the past can be wrong even if the people of the past didn't think they were wrong.
by Celtic_Minstrel
June 15th, 2019, 5:21 pm
Forum: Writers’ Forum
Topic: Poll: do orcs eat humans?
Replies: 29
Views: 1625

Re: Poll: do orcs eat humans?

tr0ll wrote:
June 15th, 2019, 3:47 am
Humans dont seem to have many problems eating other species like dolphins and gorillas, even after we know they are intelligent.
And yet there's a controversy about whether it's okay to hunt whales, so I think maybe you're not seeing the whole story there.
by Celtic_Minstrel
June 15th, 2019, 2:14 am
Forum: Writers’ Forum
Topic: Poll: do orcs eat humans?
Replies: 29
Views: 1625

Re: Poll: do orcs eat humans?

Those aren't the reasons I was thinking of, though they could be good ones. Maybe try thinking about the underlying reason why cannibalism is bad and consider whether that reasoning might extend beyond just eating one's own species?
by Celtic_Minstrel
June 14th, 2019, 12:52 am
Forum: Writers’ Forum
Topic: Poll: do orcs eat humans?
Replies: 29
Views: 1625

Re: Poll: do orcs eat humans?

Unlike the dungeons&dragons world, in Wesnoth there are no cross breeds of the various races (in particuolar no half-orcs) so cannibalism is not a relevant issue. I've seen proposals for radically different origins of the races to the point that they are entirely different species. Thus there is no...
by Celtic_Minstrel
June 13th, 2019, 3:49 am
Forum: Writers’ Forum
Topic: Poll: do drakes eat humans?
Replies: 23
Views: 1235

Re: Poll: do drakes eat humans?

I would generally assume that anything not explicitly mentioned or hinted at in a campaign would not be canon (so the bit about drakes would be non-canon, but most everything else on that page would be canon, as it is sourced to specific campaigns). But I also wouldn't call myself an authority on wh...
by Celtic_Minstrel
June 12th, 2019, 2:41 am
Forum: Writers’ Forum
Topic: Poll: do drakes eat humans?
Replies: 23
Views: 1235

Re: Poll: do drakes eat humans?

CalculusKing wrote:
June 11th, 2019, 6:12 am
I suspect that the rare drake that begins making the metamorphosis into a dragon
I doubt this actually happens... I mean sure it's not totally out of the realm of possibility, but drakes and dragons are so vastly different that it makes more sense to think of them as two unrelated species.
by Celtic_Minstrel
June 8th, 2019, 7:07 pm
Forum: Writers’ Forum
Topic: Dunefolk Rework - Unit Naming
Replies: 95
Views: 2990

Re: Dunefolk Rework - Unit Naming

Xalzar has a good point - Bladewhirler could be a nice name to replace Executioner. (Or maybe slasher->bladewhirler->dervish, not sure which of the two sounds higher-level.)
by Celtic_Minstrel
June 8th, 2019, 3:39 am
Forum: Writers’ Forum
Topic: Dunefolk Rework - Unit Naming
Replies: 95
Views: 2990

Re: Dunefolk Rework - Unit Naming

About "scion": the dictionary definition (according to Wiktionary) is indeed something about descendants, though rather than "descandent of a well-known house" I think the intended meaning is more that they're the originators of said house. But the term has been used in Dungeons and Dragons with a s...
by Celtic_Minstrel
June 7th, 2019, 12:35 pm
Forum: Writers’ Forum
Topic: Dunefolk Rework - Unit Naming
Replies: 95
Views: 2990

Re: Dunefolk Rework - Unit Naming

Looks pretty decent to me. I'm not super-attached to the Dune Legend thing, but it's not terrible, so I think we can go with it.

(I could suggest Dune Scion as an alternative, but I'm not convinced it's appreciably better than Legend, so whatever.)
by Celtic_Minstrel
June 3rd, 2019, 5:06 am
Forum: Writers’ Forum
Topic: Poll: do orcs eat humans?
Replies: 29
Views: 1625

Re: Poll: do orcs eat humans?

I think it's poor form to assume that savageness equals cannibalism.
by Celtic_Minstrel
June 3rd, 2019, 5:06 am
Forum: Writers’ Forum
Topic: Poll: do drakes eat humans?
Replies: 23
Views: 1235

Re: Poll: do drakes eat humans?

Your mileage may vary, but in my estimation, yes, it does. You could probably make an argument either way, depending on how close you want to argue humans and dwarves are; my view is that they're similar enough to be either the same species or closely related species (like lions and tigers, for exam...
by Celtic_Minstrel
June 1st, 2019, 11:59 pm
Forum: Ideas
Topic: [mainline] Melee "marksman"
Replies: 90
Views: 11325

Re: [mainline] Melee "marksman"

Even so, it'll inevitably still get used on melee attacks in add-ons, so in my opinion there's still a good reason to change it.
by Celtic_Minstrel
June 1st, 2019, 11:55 pm
Forum: Art Contributions
Topic: Dunefolk Rework - Extra Units
Replies: 87
Views: 4799

Re: Dunefolk Rework - Extra Units

Nagas may have scales, but scales are not some magically hard substance that repels blades. They might be able to hold off teeth and the like, but a sword should not have much trouble piercing them. In fact they're probably not that much tougher than fingernails, given that they're made of similar s...
by Celtic_Minstrel
June 1st, 2019, 11:50 pm
Forum: Writers’ Forum
Topic: Dunefolk Rework - Unit Naming
Replies: 95
Views: 2990

Re: Dunefolk Rework - Unit Naming

Marzban Spahbed Istandar Padan Framandar None of those really have notable English usage, so I'd say they're not very appropriate. Regarding "dervish", apparently it's actually of Persian origin. True but when I look it up the definition says: The dervishes are some of the mystical methods of extre...