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12:27pm on Saturday, 19th August, 2017:



While reading a chapter of a book I'm reviewing, I came across a mention of a city encounter table in the Dungeon Masters Guide of Advanced Dungeons & Dragons . This is the table:

You don't see tables like that in many games these days.

You can perhaps just make out my pencilled comment, which I wrote when I first read this in 1979: "not nec. female?" (the "nec." is short for "necessarily").

19-year-old me was objecting not to the presence of hookers in Fantasy-world cities, but to the fact that they were exclusively female.

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