In recent years, the games industry has experienced a kind of cultural Renaissance. Game designers began to use games as vehicles for exploring more diverse cultural ideas, histories, and mythologies, and the positive response from players has led to even more growth in this area.
Roleplaying games of any variety have a few hallmarks: fantasy settings, epic villains, dungeon crawls, and at some point in the game you will have to fight rats, giant spiders, and skeletons. It’s almost a guarantee. As much as these classic RPG enemies make us laugh, they can be more than gaming clichés. They can be a tool for rooting a player in familiar ideas in order to then show them something different.