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Vincent Black Lightning02 Jul 2024 2:14 a.m. PST

Now that Dinklage has made his fortune playing Tyrion Lannister and someone in a Marvel movie or two, he wants to deprive other "little people" actors of a nice paycheck. Hypocrite.

robert piepenbrink Supporting Member of TMP02 Jul 2024 3:30 a.m. PST

I had to go with "this is ridiculous" because "No" was grossly inadequate.

ScottWashburn Sponsoring Member of TMP02 Jul 2024 3:47 a.m. PST

So no fantasy story can include humanoids who are not 'normal' sized? No giants, no pixies, hobbits (halflings), etc.?

doubleones02 Jul 2024 3:52 a.m. PST

Little people gave up any claim they had on the word "Dwarf" when their preferred descriptive term was mandated. Keep the FANTASY race of Dwarves around.

What's next, will there be a poll about removing Munchkins from Wars of Oz?

PzGeneral02 Jul 2024 5:11 a.m. PST

+1 Robert

Personal logo Sgt Slag Supporting Member of TMP02 Jul 2024 9:00 a.m. PST

Fantasy Dwarves are very different from Little People: Fantasy Dwarves have always been a completely separate race, not a genetic variance among Humans.

Dwarves are really quite different from Little People, and I have never, since I began playing D&D in 1980, ever considered any fantasy race to be a representation of any real-life race or group of peoples.

If you take a look at the new D&D 6e artwork recently released, you will see racial appropriation taking place (Orcs are now blatantly a representation of Hispanic peoples!), where there was none, in the earlier editions of published D&D products. Racism is only now entering into official D&D publications… Cheers!

Grattan54 Supporting Member of TMP02 Jul 2024 10:31 a.m. PST

I saw an editorial by a little people actor saying how this woke move is putting him and others out of work. I agree Dinklage made his money and fame and now wants to screw over his fellow actors.

Personal logo Parzival Supporting Member of TMP02 Jul 2024 10:55 a.m. PST

Baruk Khazd! Khazd ai-mnu!*

Fantasy dwarves are not the same as people with "dwarfism." Only an absolute twit assumes they are.

*Yes, I know. That's Tolkien, not GW. But I mix the two happily.

robert piepenbrink Supporting Member of TMP02 Jul 2024 4:45 p.m. PST

This is the 21st Century, Parzival. The opinions of absolute twits are regarded as just as valid at those of people employing facts and reason.

No one's told me why yet.

Frederick Supporting Member of TMP03 Jul 2024 1:51 p.m. PST

Jemed rir ukur udovr ilv ath jrogor!

Totally agree with the above

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