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Author Topic: Open letter to OSR and Storygames  (Read 7004 times)

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« Reply #180 on: August 06, 2016, 07:54:30 pm »
I thought Rey might have in at least part been a nod (or a wink) to the original concept for the character Luke's role being female.
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« Reply #181 on: August 07, 2016, 01:12:24 pm »
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this thread probably should be closed since it isn't about gaming at all at this point, but I am moving it to the media subforum, since that is what it's about now.


Aren't threads in the media subforum purged periodically? Not sure if that is good or bad with respect to this thread.

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« Reply #182 on: August 07, 2016, 03:09:51 pm »
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Aren't threads in the media subforum purged periodically? Not sure if that is good or bad with respect to this thread.


I just moved it. Didn't have an intention of then closing it. Personally I'd rather see more actual media discussions, where the media isn't just a proxy for some political topic, but I do think this is still within the scope of the media subforum (haven't been paying terribly close attention though and trying to take a light hand).

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« Reply #183 on: August 07, 2016, 05:42:29 pm »
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I thought Rey might have in at least part been a nod (or a wink) to the original concept for the character Luke's role originally being female.

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« Reply #184 on: August 07, 2016, 09:43:53 pm »
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« Reply #185 on: August 09, 2016, 12:01:28 am »
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Pondsmith's resume looks pretty damned good. So I am wondering how would you would define 'merit," in this case. Looks to me like he has more than enough of a career to be named a "Guest of Honor." But I guess if it isn't him, then who should it be?



Pondsmith is absolutely qualified, based on his accomplishments and contributions to the hobby, to be guest of Honor at Gencon. The problem people have is that he wasn't chosen for any of those accomplishments.  He was chosen because of the color of his skin.  If Pondsmith was white and Greg Stafford was black, it would be Stafford there instead. The Regressives now in control of Gencon's decisions this year didn't give a fuck about what the guy has done for us, they only cared that he was part of an identity-politic group they are manipulating to push their ideological agenda.

This is awful in no small part BECAUSE it belittles everything else Pondsmith has done. It reduces someone who absolutely deserves praise for his work into someone being praised for an accident of birth, all to satisfy the agenda of people who don't actually give a fuck about him.
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« Reply #186 on: August 09, 2016, 06:09:36 am »
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Pondsmith is absolutely qualified, based on his accomplishments and contributions to the hobby, to be guest of Honor at Gencon. The problem people have is that he wasn't chosen for any of those accomplishments.  He was chosen because of the color of his skin.  If Pondsmith was white and Greg Stafford was black, it would be Stafford there instead..
And while you are right that this would be terrible, were it true, you still haven't given any proof that this is the actual reason he was chosen.
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