on Feb 6, 2008
The gist of the joke was that he wasn’t trying to make a character with three parents, he was just twisting the rules in a min-maxing, munchkinish attempt to make an absurdly powerful character. He wanted the racial bonuses of three different races, so he listed his parents as belonging to three different races. It seemed like a really ridiculous thing to try and do. I chose two mothers and one father to drive home the point that he really hadn’t thought things through. Two moms and a dad seemed more nonsensical than having it the other way around.
Egads. That’s going to make family gatherings somewhat awkward. Not to mention Mother’s day.
Shamus Young is an old-school OpenGL programmer, author, and composer. He runs this site and if anything is broken you should probably blame him.