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ShippBoard Games: On Satire

There are two key pillars of satire that often trip creators up. Firstly, satire “must take aim at a target that is larger or more powerful than the author.” Satire must punch up. Punching down is just bullying. So, I cannot satirize an oppressed group, but in theory I could satirize their leaders if they hold considerably more power than I do. (This is highly context dependent and possibly a bad idea for other reasons, but we’re only looking from the angle of defining satire at the moment.)  The second is

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