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  1. Wreybies

    Wreybies The Ops Pops Operations Manager Staff Contest Administrator Supporter Contributor

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    Sumptuary laws across time...

    Discussion in 'Setting Development' started by Wreybies, Aug 28, 2015.

    An interesting article with a fun spin on the topic of sumptuary laws.

    Just food for thought for you period piece writers and creators of old-timie settings from days of yore. :whistle::agreed:

    http://io9.com/the-weirdest-crime-in-history-looking-good-while-poor-1726867849

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  2. ManOrAstroMan

    ManOrAstroMan Magical Space Detective Contributor

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    The true display of one's wealth?
    Being able to devote the time and energy to piss and moan enough to make dumbass laws.
     
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    Lemon flavoured Active Member

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    I always find stuff like this interesting.
     
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    This is something very often missed by writers and film makers. Such laws existed all over the world and were often very strict.
     
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    I wonder if some people think it will be seen as unrealistic because not all that many people know about them.
     
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    ManOrAstroMan Magical Space Detective Contributor

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    I think they sound unrealistic because they're just so asinine.
     
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    I suddenly find myself thinking of the fairly recent Barneys racism issues and stop-and-frisk policy, in this context.
     

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