Saturday, March 27, 2010

A family friendly hobby

In honor of the controversy and the locked threads and the moralizing, I would like to quote from the 1st Edition Advanced Dungeons and Dragons Dungeon Masters Guide, page 192:

Harlot encounters can be with brazen strumpets or haughty courtesans,thus making it difficult for the party to distinguish each encounter for what it is. (In fact, the encounter could be with a dancer only prostituting herself as it pleases her, an elderly madam, or even a pimp.) In addition to the offering of the usual fare, the harlot is 30% likely to know valuable information, 15% likely to make something up in order to gain a reward, and 20% likely to be, or work with, a thief. You may find it useful to use the sub-table below to see which sort of harlot encounter takes place:


01-10 Slovenly trull
11-25 Brazen strumpet
26-35 Cheap trollop
36-50 Typical streetwalker
51-65 Saucy tart
66-75 Wanton wench
76-85 Expensive doxy
86-90 Haughty courtesan
91-92 Aged madam
93-94 Wealthy procuress
95-98 Sly pimp
99-00 Rich panderer

An expensive doxy will resemble a gentlewoman, a haughty courtesan a noblewoman, the other harlots might be mistaken for goodwives, and so forth.

My own review of the subject at hand: porn stars aren't that different from their audience, when unsupervised they are prone to mayhem and blow job jokes. Also, porn stars are people. When they play games the games they play aren't all that different from games you play or might have played. Full Story at 10.