Salem’s Fire #29: Can’t a Story Just Be a Story?

There are perils in the world of literature that games have so far seemed to avoid. Overanalysis is one of those perils. This is a very serious disease that we may hope never reaches the gaming industry. It is an insidious disease that does nothing but confuse the reader/player and suck a lot of the fun out of a good story.

For instance, did you know that Little Red Riding Hood is vibrant portrayal of feminine oppression in the Middle Ages? Personally, I have lived most of my life with the unenlightened view that it is the most recent version of an old peasant

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