I do hope the "everything gotta be morally grey"-segment disappears soon. I absolutely hate it in RPGs. Most of the times the writing comes off as anything but clever and intriguing when they try way too hard to make all choices "neutral" or "lesser of X evils."
On the "pencil-and-paper" RPG front, we may be entering a period of transformation somewhat similar to the one the comic books industry experienced roughly two decades ago. There came a time when people had enough of the dark nineties anti-hero who was frequently little better than the villains they struggled against. Maybe folks delving into classic fantasy worlds will get tired of palling around with demons and devils (fiends in general, really) in the quest for power?
Originally Posted by Dez
Also, completely off topic (and I apologize for that, but this is IMPORTANT) - I adore your avatar. It goes so well with your way of arguing. Absolutely made my day.
Thank you kindly. I've had the picture for a while now, although I hadn't revisited it until late. On the spur of the moment, I decided to repurpose the sly mage for avatar duty. I can't say that I'll retain his services for the remainder of my time here, but if he serves me well...who knows?