Tuesday, 22 November 2016
We can do better.
One of the marketers for the Monolith Conan boardgame has spoken out about its portrayal of women. This goes beyond reflecting the original setting, which is often used to excuse things, into really questionable choices. Compare the rulebook cover to the 80s Frazetta painting cited as its inspiration - they both have a nearly naked woman on a sacrificial altar, but the Frazetta version is less explicit, and has someone other than Conan himself there looming threateningly over her.