Mon, 28th Jan '02, 11:17am
Is Faerun Europe? Zakhaara Africa/Middle East? Maztica Americas? Kara-Tur Asia?
Amn is Spain, Rasheman is Russia? Tuigans are Mongols? Mazticans are Aztecs? Shou-Lung are Chinese?
To me, these civilizations in 2nd and 3rd edition D&D seem so familiar...
Mon, 28th Jan '02, 12:35pm
It's not supposed to be, but yea, it copies them more or less.
Mon, 28th Jan '02, 1:32pm
On a side note; a lot, if not most, of the Faerūnian human gods are taken directly from old pantheons found on Earth too, name and all.
Wed, 30th Jan '02, 3:18am
The people, too, to some extent.
The barbarians of Icewind Dale seem to bear some resemblance to the Inuit. The humans in Kara-tur seem to be bound to the family/clan tradition as in ancient China and Japan.
Wed, 30th Jan '02, 7:32pm
See also: http://www.sorcerers.net/ubb/Forum7/HTML/000671.html
[This message has been edited by Silverblade (edited January 30, 2002).]
Wed, 30th Jan '02, 9:14pm
ALL fantasy worlds copy some aspects of the historical world. There some settings which do it in a good way, and there are others which do it in a bad way. I think that Forgotten realms is the second case...
Wed, 30th Jan '02, 9:20pm
Kara-Tur: The Orient, of course. Which parts correspond to Japan, Korea, China, etc., I am not sure. They probably just lumped the three different cultures together into some stereotypical ancient Oriental culture.
Thu, 31st Jan '02, 11:07pm
What Alyr said, couldn't have said it better myself. :)
Fri, 1st Feb '02, 5:01pm
Amazing what you can find right here at SP: http://www.sorcerers.net/Fan_Worlds/FR/where.htm