Stigmas and superstitions regarding handedness?

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Stigmas and superstitions regarding handedness?

Postby Rowan Brightmoor on December 11th, 2017, 7:28 pm

I have this weird quirk where I make all my characters left handed since I'm left handed and it got me wondering. How is handedness perceived in Mizahar? Are there any negative connotations with left handedness like in real life? I was just wondering as it could add some interesting dynamics for roleplaying.
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Stigmas and superstitions regarding handedness?

Postby Gossamer on December 11th, 2017, 8:49 pm

We could add some but I can't think of any in game atm.
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Stigmas and superstitions regarding handedness?

Postby Prophet on December 11th, 2017, 8:53 pm

Would this be more of a domain thing? Or through the HD?

Great question, btw.
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Stigmas and superstitions regarding handedness?

Postby Rowan Brightmoor on December 11th, 2017, 9:10 pm

It's good to know that there aren't any biases currently implemented. If you were planning on adding some in, maybe it could be culture dependent. Perhaps certain races could have a reverence or disdain for left-handers. For example, a very combat oriented culture could hold left handedness in high regard as it does give a slight advantage against a right handed opponent. Or maybe left handedness could possibly be some kind of omen. Maybe people consider it linked to magic somehow and are suspicious of left-handers. IDK, I'm just spewing out some random ideas.
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Postby Meriann on December 12th, 2017, 12:28 pm

I like this discussion. I too am left-handed and most of my characters end up being lefties too. It would be interesting to see left-handed bias/stigma. :)
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Stigmas and superstitions regarding handedness?

Postby Grim Ravenwood on December 14th, 2017, 1:16 am

Well, in class I sit with a left handed person, and when we are writing, we never have enough room on the desk, since our elbows are always against (or above) each other, always fighting for control over what little space we have >.<

As far as people go, I have not seen any direct discrimination against people who are left handed. Though, our world is constructed primarily for people who use their right hand - thus leaving those using their left hand inconvenienced at certain situations, and with certain designs.
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Stigmas and superstitions regarding handedness?

Postby Rowan Brightmoor on December 15th, 2017, 4:35 pm

See if you can switch places with them. Bumping elbows is so annoying lol. Nowadays, there isn't much discrimination towards lefties, just a bunch of inconveniences everywhere. However, there has been discrimination against lefties historically. In the past, left handed people were labelled as any thing from unclean to disabled, and even as devil-worshipers at one point. Here in the US, left-handers used to be forced to switch to their right hand as the left hand was the "wrong" hand. Seeing as Mizahar takes influences from medieval Europe, I thought it would be interesting if there was some kind of bias like there was in historical times.
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Postby Tierra on December 15th, 2017, 4:43 pm

Well there is some stigmas in terms of racial bias. I mention this because I usually play Pycons and ICly the clay people are seen as toys most of the time. Unable to do what the others races are capable of doing.

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