ONCE AGAIN EXPLORING THE MOST WONDROUSLY STUPID AND QUITE CERTAINLY PERHAPS THE MOST OPPRESSIVE LAWS OF THE LAND:
While murder, rape, exploitation, theft, and abuse are certainly novel selections for crimes appropriately punished these infractions against society are rather? well, terribly bland and a bit too straight to the point. So straight to the point, in fact, that any true, red blooded village wracked with superstitious idealizations should have little to fear from the threat of such obvious crimes. Real villages and communities need crimes rooted from pathetic inner fears. Real villages need stupid, oppressive laws.
Based on both the superstitions of the past and the inactive laws still written on the books throughout the real world comes Stupid Fantasy Laws, Volume 3. In this role playing product you will find a dozen different laws that are based on the erratic judgment of rulers, the irrational fears of villagers, oppressive social customs, and the unusual outcomes of very seldom occurring situations. From the tragic deaths caused by a law banning births during a blue moon to the punishments of being caught discussing various elements of the supernatural there are a dozen laws in this volume of Stupid Fantasy Laws designed to cause local villagers and adventuring characters alike a considerable amount of trouble, grief, and hardship. So much trouble, grief, and hardship, in fact, that it is liable to keep the adventurers from wandering into a nearby village or town for weeks to come.
Haven't Seen Enough Yet? Take A Look At A Sample Law Below:
Impersonating A Blind Beggar:
It is unlawful for an individual of substantial vision to be caught impersonating the role of a blind individual, particularly when such a role is used for the purposes of begging or otherwise receiving coinage or material possessions through the pity of others.
Punishment: Should someone of sight be caught impersonating a blind individual then the guilty party shall have their eyes plucked by an authorized torturer. The torturer shall then stuff burning coals into the empty sockets before sewing the wounds shut. The guilty party or their family shall also be responsible for paying the torturer an amount no less than 1 gold coin for the torturer's time and trouble. Should the guilty individual or family members be unable to pay then the guilty party shall be stripped of all clothing and carried possessions as a means of proper payment, regardless of the total value of such possessions.
Probable Cause: This law was designed to prevent loafers and petty thieves from exploiting the unfavorable situations of truly disabled beggars.
Written By: Dave Woodrum
Page Count: 7 pages (includes cover)