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POLL: The Future is... European?


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Mute Bystander Inactive Member writes:

"… In a future where humanity has reached the stars…"

I fear that will never happen in reality but since this is science fiction…

It can be whatever you want it to be…

Maybe North America/Europe/Russia will destroy each other leaving Asia/Africa/Oceania/South America to crawl back into civilization and into space…


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VOTING RESULTS
AnswerVotes%Chart
only the First World nations will be in space
12
8%
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it's a game, not a future simulation
56
38%
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represent all of the nations of earth
6
4%
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it is the designer's choice
52
36%
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today's nations will be extinct in the future
12
8%
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should represent nations the players are familiar with
3
2%
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other (explain)
5
3%
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POLL IS CLOSED
POLL DESCRIPTION
One reviewer of Imperium Chronicles, a sci-fi space RPG, criticizes the game background for only including European star-empires:
There is no way that the Indians, Chinese, Arabs, or Africans are going to live in a single human empire without reshaping it their way. As there is no evidence of their political philosophies or cultures in the Imperium as described, they are either simply absent or make up a tiny and/or unimportant minority of the human population (*cough*).

Even Second Edition D&D got past such provincialism, back in the 1990s!

I have no particular gripe regarding Medieval Europe in Space! as a RPG setting, but I do dislike treating 9/10ths of humanity as nonexistent.
Do you agree that all sci-fi space RPGs must include a representative mix of all of Earth's nations?

Poll set up by Personal logo Editor in Chief Bill The Editor of TMP Fezian, based on this pre-poll discussion.