Friday, March 28, 2008

The Divine Miss D?

It's questionable whether this trend was sparked by the appearance and popularity of Daria, but a number of fantasy game elements have surfaced online that make use of the same name. Daria is the name of a goddess in two different role-playing campaigns, Theeurth and Valusia. Daria is also the name of several fantasy campaign worlds and regions, including one faerie realm. The Daria is even a group of witches fighting other witches to save the world.

It appears that a number of people have attempted to run role-playing games based around Lawndale, with players taking the roles of Daria characters. Most of these games seem to have ceased, but their remains are intriguing. I doubt that a Daria RPG would last long, as Daria's main goal in life was to get everyone to leave her alone, which makes the whole thing sort of pointless.

The name does seem to have gotten around in the last few years. Odd that it has such a strong resonance with fantasy gamers. But then, I was a fantasy gamer once, too. Hmmm. Don't know what to make of that.

LATE ADD: This topic has nothing to do with Saint Daria of the Catholic Church, so far as I know. However, it is interesting that Saint Daria's Feast Day is October 25th, which would make St. Daria a Scorpio, just like Daria Morgendorffer.

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