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Haukionkala
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  Gypsies - WHY? Sun, 30 June 2013 00:46
I recently got the game and I have to say I love it. Started looking at the different expansions soon after... And that's when I ran into the Gypsies. What on Earth were the developers thinking when they named the race? The idea is good mechanically but why would anyone choose a name that is connected to a real world ethnicity and often used as a slur?

Really, it's pretty much the same as having a race in the game called N*****s (ethnic slur for people of African ancestry). Calling one Gypsies is just as racist. I suppose Pygmies could be considered slightly racist too, but at least it isn't used as a slur in the modern world to my knowledge.

If I ever get that expansion I'll have to paint the name over and rename them Nomads or something...

[Updated on: Tue, 02 July 2013 22:42]

      

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  Gypsies - WHY?  HaukionkalaSun, 30 June 2013 00:46
  Re:Gypsies - WHY? ThorjinMon, 01 July 2013 04:48
  Re:Gypsies - WHY? Proto PersonaMon, 01 July 2013 05:43
  Re:Gypsies - WHY? HaukionkalaMon, 01 July 2013 23:36
  Re:Gypsies - WHY? Dan42hitchikersMon, 01 July 2013 23:41
  Re:Gypsies - WHY? HaukionkalaMon, 01 July 2013 23:49
  Re:Gypsies - WHY? Dan42hitchikersMon, 01 July 2013 23:56
  Re:Gypsies - WHY? HaukionkalaTue, 02 July 2013 00:06
  Re:Gypsies - WHY? Dan42hitchikersTue, 02 July 2013 00:10
  Re:Gypsies - WHY? DeioTue, 02 July 2013 14:38
  Re:Gypsies - WHY? HaukionkalaTue, 02 July 2013 18:41
  Re:Gypsies - WHY? rasmussen81Tue, 02 July 2013 22:18
  Re:Gypsies - WHY? HaukionkalaTue, 02 July 2013 22:41
  Re:Gypsies - WHY? rasmussen81Wed, 03 July 2013 07:41
  Re:Gypsies - WHY? DeioWed, 03 July 2013 10:14
  Re:Gypsies - WHY? HaukionkalaWed, 03 July 2013 10:36
  Re:Gypsies - WHY? Dan42hitchikersTue, 02 July 2013 18:27
  Re:Gypsies - WHY? ChosenSpeakerFri, 05 July 2013 21:29
  Re:Gypsies - WHY? Proto PersonaSat, 06 July 2013 00:23
  Re:Gypsies - WHY? Dan42hitchikersFri, 05 July 2013 23:06
  Re:Gypsies - WHY? FlankingFriarsMon, 08 July 2013 02:25
  Re:Gypsies - WHY? ChosenSpeakerMon, 08 July 2013 15:42
  Re:Gypsies - WHY? FlankingFriarsMon, 08 July 2013 16:11
  Re:Gypsies - WHY? *player1138704Tue, 09 July 2013 08:58
  Re:Gypsies - WHY? DeioTue, 09 July 2013 09:32
  Re:Gypsies - WHY? ChosenSpeakerTue, 09 July 2013 20:07
  Re:Gypsies - WHY? rasmussen81Tue, 09 July 2013 20:37
  Re:Gypsies - WHY? *player38092Tue, 09 July 2013 23:58
  Re:Gypsies - WHY? *player1138704Wed, 10 July 2013 08:58
  Re:Gypsies - WHY? *player38092Wed, 10 July 2013 11:30
  Re:Gypsies - WHY? DeioWed, 10 July 2013 12:14
  Re:Gypsies - WHY? *player38092Wed, 10 July 2013 12:25
  Re:Gypsies - WHY? rasmussen81Wed, 10 July 2013 13:26
  Re:Gypsies - WHY? philippos42Sun, 16 February 2014 23:25
  Re:Gypsies - WHY? FlankingFriarsWed, 10 July 2013 15:25
  Re:Gypsies - WHY? DeioWed, 10 July 2013 16:15
  Re:Gypsies - WHY? *player38092Wed, 10 July 2013 16:27
  Re:Gypsies - WHY? FlankingFriarsWed, 10 July 2013 23:38
  Re:Gypsies - WHY? *player38092Thu, 11 July 2013 08:18
  Re:Gypsies - WHY? DAC cazaronThu, 19 September 2013 14:20
  Re:Gypsies - WHY? Cohen The BarbarianSat, 16 November 2013 14:05
  Re:Gypsies - WHY? *player38092Sat, 16 November 2013 15:51
  Re:Gypsies - WHY? Cohen The BarbarianMon, 18 November 2013 22:29
  Re:Gypsies - WHY? *player38092Mon, 18 November 2013 23:15
  Re:Gypsies - WHY? Cohen The BarbarianMon, 18 November 2013 23:40
  Re:Gypsies - WHY? AngryMarineWed, 20 November 2013 11:53
  Re:Gypsies - WHY? Cohen The BarbarianWed, 20 November 2013 13:10
  Re:Gypsies - WHY? nathaniel_zWed, 20 November 2013 13:50
  Re:Gypsies - WHY? Cohen The BarbarianWed, 20 November 2013 14:02
  Re:Gypsies - WHY? *player38092Wed, 20 November 2013 15:33
  Re:Gypsies - WHY? Cohen The BarbarianWed, 20 November 2013 15:46
  Re:Gypsies - WHY? *player38092Wed, 20 November 2013 15:47
  Re:Gypsies - WHY? Cohen The BarbarianWed, 20 November 2013 15:51
  Re:Gypsies - WHY? *player38092Wed, 20 November 2013 16:02
  Re:Gypsies - WHY? nathaniel_zWed, 20 November 2013 16:06
  Re:Gypsies - WHY? *player38092Wed, 20 November 2013 16:08
  Re:Gypsies - WHY? Cohen The BarbarianWed, 20 November 2013 17:57
  Re:Gypsies - WHY? *player38092Wed, 20 November 2013 18:04
  Re:Gypsies - WHY? Cohen The BarbarianWed, 20 November 2013 22:55
  Re:Gypsies - WHY? *player38092Wed, 20 November 2013 23:19
  Re:Gypsies - WHY? nathaniel_zThu, 21 November 2013 14:58
  Re:Gypsies - WHY? Cohen The BarbarianThu, 21 November 2013 17:27
  Re:Gypsies - WHY? nathaniel_zThu, 21 November 2013 17:32
  Re:Gypsies - WHY? rasmussen81Thu, 21 November 2013 18:54
  Re:Gypsies - WHY? nathaniel_zThu, 21 November 2013 19:35
  Re:Gypsies - WHY? Cohen The BarbarianThu, 21 November 2013 19:59
  Re:Gypsies - WHY? rasmussen81Thu, 21 November 2013 20:16
  Re:Gypsies - WHY? Cohen The BarbarianFri, 22 November 2013 00:29
  Re:Gypsies - WHY? rasmussen81Fri, 22 November 2013 00:35
  Re:Gypsies - WHY? Dan42hitchikersFri, 22 November 2013 00:41
  Re:Gypsies - WHY? AngryMarineFri, 22 November 2013 11:47
  Re:Gypsies - WHY? Cohen The BarbarianFri, 22 November 2013 20:02
  Re:Gypsies - WHY? rasmussen81Fri, 22 November 2013 20:59
  Re:Gypsies - WHY? Cohen The BarbarianTue, 26 November 2013 22:04
  Re:Gypsies - WHY? rasmussen81Wed, 27 November 2013 01:32
  Re:Gypsies - WHY? Cohen The BarbarianWed, 27 November 2013 09:24
  Re:Gypsies - WHY? rasmussen81Wed, 27 November 2013 16:52
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