Ed Greenwood Chimes in on Siege of Dragonspear Controversy

Posted on 06/29 11:09 in | 0

The presence of a transgender NPC cleric in the base camp of the Flaming Fist and a short line from Minsc that references the GamerGate controversy are seemingly the only subject of conversation concerning Siege of Dragonspear, the first expansion for Baldur's Gate since 1998. The complaints have been loud enough to convince the creator of the Forgotten Realms setting, Ed Greenwood himself, to chime in on the controversy on Facebook.

Greenwood's stance is that transgender and LGBT characters have always been part of the Realms, though he was asked to tone it down in the past. Because of that, he argues that, while people have a right to their preferences, there's no cause for the kind of complaints he's seen in the past few days:

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