Gygax, like Freud, had an imperfect gauge
To plumb the depths of what makes people whole
Insights, approximations, paradigms,
To map the contours of the human soul.
We have an id! We have charisma too,
A superego, also int and wis,
If we remember they're schematics still,
Hints of the depths of what there really is,
Then both these models can be used to grasp
For all their silliness and limitations
And the complexities of human minds
What humans are, in different lives and stations.
I welcome tools that help us know ourselves
And keep us straight from orcs and dwarves and elves.