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20 August 2003 @ 06:30 pm
Hm... In a medieval fantasy world, would it seem unrealistic to teach children to read and write at an orphanage? I know that, on this world, in medieval times, the majority of peasants wouldn't have such knowledge. On FR, we always talk about the pcs being heroes and adventurers, who are in essence a step above the common serf. Yet the character in my story is just like any other peasant. So would it seem odd for him to have learned to read and write? Any thoughts?
Richcpiseco on August 20th, 2003 06:50 pm (UTC)
For storyline purposes, I think it would be pretty cool if he/she knew how to do one thing, but not the other...I don't think I've ever seen that attempted in a novel.
kenthar on August 20th, 2003 08:44 pm (UTC)
Most people just want to play someone with good or better strength and intelligence. And what's more, FR has the feudal system all wrong :P. Well, mostly wrong.

Here, I'll give some input. It is unrealistic to teach ordinary peasant children to read and write at an orphanage.

PCs are, in a real feudal system, all knights. They train hard, and swear fealty to a noble. Now, do all of them know how to read and write? The hardcore players usually put something about a scribe in their IC notes. (A scribe posts the note somewhere, its narrated that a scribe is copying it down...etc)

Also some random input, in some odd The Sims FAQ, the author said that what sets YOUR sims apart from all the others, is that yours have ambition. Ambition to get up and do something, learn how to fight with a sword.

How do you roleplay? :?
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