I challenge you to create an RPG thing–creature, location, adventure, setting; whatever–that does not contain:
- Elves (of any kind)
- Xenophobic aliens
- A Quentin Tarantino aesthetic
- Anything Cthulhu
You may well ask: Well what does that leave?
Exactly. Think about that.
Note that this list does not mention samurai, lizard people, fish people, mummies, giant worms, jellyfish, ringworlds, sentient plants, huge floating brains, tiny people, dinosaurs, psionics, carnivorous bathtubs, kung fu, gun fu, the Crusades, Atlantis, Dyson spheres, animal familiars, creatures made of light, or giant insects.
So, post your original creation in the comments. Show the world what you can do.