Sunday, July 17, 2011
He said that if his girlfriend saw it, she would probably freak big time. What he brought back from the car was a rather beat up copy The Book of Erotic Fantasy. "Oh, that thing," I laughed. "Sure, I'll take it."
Having done a brief perusal through the book tonight, and I'm just amazed at the controversy. It's been a while, but I seem to remember some people were quite upset about this book.
It's got some boobs in it, there are dildos too. And there is a brothel. And it talks about sex and BDSM and magical ruffies and pregnancy times for elves. Perhaps I am too jaded - but so what?
There was a lot of sex in our D&D games when I was a teenager. We weren't hot chatting across the table or anything, but everyone needed to know the charisma of the tavern wench, the big bad vampire lady had to be wearing a leather bustier, and all of the princesses wore magical chastity belts with 'automatic blade de-incentives' for protection. Some characters would get married to NPCs and have lots of children. The hormones raging in our pimply bodies ensured that something regarding sex was uttered at least once in ever five minute time span.
I'm not exactly sure what the problem was when The Book of Erotic Fantasy was released. Was it the kid issues - and the assumption that only kids played D&D? Well, I think you fix that by just not selling it to kids. Other titles get sold to only adults, right? I know that at 14, I sure as heck couldn't go into the 7-11 and by a Playboy. There is some kind of system, right? I had to find my porn out in the woods behind a dumpster like all the other kids. I never could figure why people were THROWING AWAY PORN, but hey, their loss.
Well, anyway, this book seems to have a lot of neat things to spice up an adult RPG game - even if you go nowhere near any brownchickenbrowncow moments. I mean, what campaign couldn't be improved with a Crop of the Mistress or the Gnomish Kama Sutra? Okay, yeah, I'm far from vanilla. :)
I told the Boy he could see it when he was 18. He was okay with that. Girls have cooties, doncha yanno?