Return of the Obra Dinn

Return of the Obra Dinn

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(SPOILERS) lol this game did a great job making me feel racist.
I was stuck on the Carpenters, Marcus Gibbs and Winston Smith. I knew they were Carpenters, and knowing the story took place in 1807, I believed the black man was the subservient one, concluding he was the Carpenter Mate. Also, I felt Marcus was mostly a black man's name, and Winston sounds like a white man's name.

Yea, I had it the complete opposite. I discovered how wrong I was during their spider fight where one of them tells his "boss" to get down before throwing an axe. Then I was like, "Damn, you got me, devs. Well played."

In the end, the white man protected his black boss and the black boss sacrificed himself to a spider creature so other's may live (a bit longer anyways). The boss even mocked the spider creature, yelling, "Is that all!?" Those two were perhaps the bravest on the ship, and it's tragic they had nothing to do with the events that befell the ship, yet they gave up their lives to protect others. That to me was one of the game's defining moments.
Last edited by ReMeDy; Apr 20 @ 10:35pm
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Don't worry I totally did that as well. I thought "There's no way the black guy isn't the apprentice, it's the 1800s for god's sake"

Feelsbadman, I'm a racist.
Curado Apr 21 @ 11:56am 
Why are you a racist for thinking in historical terms? I did it too. In the end, was it historical correct to assume a black person could be a master carpenter at that time? I guess it was, in some parts of USA, at least.

And i didn't get the "Get down boss!" scene the way it was supposed to be interpreted, during the game. Because, in my opinion, Winston could've been telling the boss to "get down", when he was already down. I solved it out of chance, 50% that is, because one of them was the master carpenter for sure.
Last edited by Curado; Apr 21 @ 11:57am
Originally posted by Curado:
Why are you a racist for thinking in historical terms? I did it too. In the end, was it historical correct to assume a black person could be a master carpenter at that time? I guess it was, in some parts of USA, at least.

And i didn't get the "Get down boss!" scene the way it was supposed to be interpreted, during the game. Because, in my opinion, Winston could've been telling the boss to "get down", when he was already down. I solved it out of chance, 50% that is, because one of them was the master carpenter for sure.

I forgot to add a /s to the end of my last comment. I was just memeing it up, I didn't actually think I was racist. It's totally reasonable to assume that he was the apprentice given the time of the game.
Appel May 27 @ 8:17am 
I didn't know what the roles on the ship meant so at first I kept switching Chinese topmen and Formosa around because they look Asian at least. Didn't take long to discover the difference though, but even then putting names on those individuals was hard.

There was a strange disconnect when some crew members looked obviously Indian or African and I thought the game didn't want me to go the race route in deduction so i went the hard way.

With others such as the Germans and Russians I could identify them by language and compare that to the nationality on the crew list. So sometimes I didn't want to use stereotypes and other times those same stereotypes were supposed to be used.
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