"Of course, if we're going to start bringing reality into swords and sorcery, we should probably also take into consideration the fact that even a large, well-trained woman couldn't last thirty seconds against the average warrior."
Not taking into account how VD here contradicts himself, re. 'Swords and Sorcery', even with a little reality thrown into the mix, has he never heard of the concept of Plot Armour?
"MGLNStrikerS"' Fate T. Harlaown's 'magic' is mostly tech-based (her 'Intelligent Device' Bardiche, and how it forms itself from a small gold triangle into a multi-function axe-like weapon via elemental particles in the air, during her 'Transformation Sequence'. And the basis of her 'power', her Linker Core. Then the little matter of - post-'Transformation Sequence' - her 'Barrier Jacket', with it's armoured 'Aura'.
The worlds of "Conan the Barbarian" and particularly "Red Sonja", and how the latter wears a Chainmail Bikini. Enchanted charms, talismans & other objects. There's a lot of Magic around in those worlds.
PROTIP: The Technomages in "Babylon 5". Even Tony Stark's tech, especially in recent years' issues of "Iron Man" comics and the three films.
'Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic'
-Arthur C. Clarke
One word: Nanotech.
It says so much about trolls...:
...when they're reduced to copypasta. P-G here has found a nice shiny new word - 'Cofactors' - and has added it to his vocabulary, thinking it has any relevance, certainly any potential impact, to his so-called 'arguments'.
So what about those who - through no fault of their own - have contracted HIV via infected blood products, eh P-G? Kinda destroys your - and the religious fundies' - 'morality' argument.
Time to ban the shit-stirring troll, methinks.