The only toilet in Thedas: practical considerations in fantasy worlds

What:
Panel
When:
Friday Aug 10   11:45 AM to 12:45 PM (1 hour)
Where:
Reims
Tags:
Books Films Video Games TV
Inspired by the observation that only one character in Dragon Age (Merrill) has anything resembling a toilet or wash room, this panel discusses the place of the mundane in fantasy settings. Covering discussions on whether and when you should have characters going to the loo or doing their washing, dealing with periods in the wasteland, maintenance on armour and weapons, remembering to eat - anything practical that's often overlooked. Fallout has toilets and Skyrim has hammers to repair your armour, but Dragon Age doesn't -
why? 


Such things are often left out in the name of pace or dramatic relevance, but if they have a place in life, it has a place in drama (or video games), and leaving these things out changes the text. 

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