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Author Topic: Aragorn race-swapped?? What. The. Literal. Fuck?  (Read 5400 times)

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Re: Aragorn race-swapped?? What. The. Literal. Fuck?
« Reply #15 on: August 20, 2022, 09:58:37 PM »
meh who cares?  A game I don't play or buy from a company I don't support for a tired old license from a dead author who wouldn't have green lit a single project from the last 30 years.  I wouldn't have known they had the license if it weren't for this thread. 
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Re: Aragorn race-swapped?? What. The. Literal. Fuck?
« Reply #16 on: August 20, 2022, 10:38:14 PM »
WotC strikes by race-swapping Aragorn in MtG for the upcoming Lord of the Rings set. "Our Goal Is A Modern Take On The Work Of J.R.R. Tolkien"

https://boundingintocomics.com/2022/08/19/wizards-of-the-coast-race-swaps-aragorn-for-magic-the-gatherings-upcoming-the-lord-of-the-rings-tales-of-middle-earth-set-our-goal-is-a-modern-take-on-the-work-of/
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At this point this is just all a deliberate fuck you.
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« Reply #17 on: August 20, 2022, 11:12:05 PM »
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« Reply #18 on: August 20, 2022, 11:18:10 PM »
meh who cares?  A game I don't play or buy from a company I don't support for a tired old license from a dead author who wouldn't have green lit a single project from the last 30 years.  I wouldn't have known they had the license if it weren't for this thread.

That's not even the right card game to buy if you like Tolkien. The "Lord of the Rings Living Card Game" from Fantasy Flight oozes Tolkien from every rule, is based on adventures to be solved cooperatively by fellowships of characters, has a deep respect for the lore and the art is amazing. This is the usual MtG with a woke Tolkien paint.
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« Reply #19 on: August 20, 2022, 11:19:21 PM »
Yeah, I'm sick of white guys being cast as Jesus!

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Re: Aragorn race-swapped?? What. The. Literal. Fuck?
« Reply #20 on: August 20, 2022, 11:30:13 PM »
I'm tired of Jesus being portayed as a midwestern, Caucasian, professional linebacker with blowdryed aubern hair.

Also, to keep things on gaming, his stat line in Fantasy Wargaming is too weak.
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Re: Aragorn race-swapped?? What. The. Literal. Fuck?
« Reply #21 on: August 21, 2022, 02:43:58 AM »
When will it end?  This really just goes too far.  Why the need to do this?  I'm all for inclusivity but am equally opposed to revisionism.  It's almost tantamount to saying, "There is no excellent literary work coming out of predominantly African society so we've taken the liberty to make what is dominant more inclusive." 

Who's the racist now?

Hasbro has to do it, because they're receiving ESG investment capital from mega-corporations like BlackRock and Vanguard. If they wanna keep receiving a steady flow of NWO bribe money, then it means that they MUST push Critical Race Theory Babylon 2.0 propaganda.

All companies that receive ESG money are REQUIRED to do stuff like this.

People should ask themselves why companies are required to do this.

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Re: Aragorn race-swapped?? What. The. Literal. Fuck?
« Reply #22 on: August 21, 2022, 07:04:16 AM »
The new management at Warner Discovery has nuked a finished "Batgirl: the Woke". They reasoning? "We can't further damage the brand". Maybe we are reaching the point when being bled white will give some hints.
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« Reply #23 on: August 21, 2022, 08:00:35 AM »
Yeah, I'm sick of white guys being cast as Jesus!

I agree!

Arbitrarily race swapping a contemporary fictional character who's race and appearance are firmly established and broadly recognizable to its target audience is the solution to a fictionalized version of Jesus being portrayed as white by people who didn't know what he looked like hundreds of years after he was dead and his religion was followed almost exclusively by people from that race (at least at the time white depictions of Jesus started cropping up). Those two circumstances and historical contexts are 1:1 equivalent and vandalizing established works to purposefully change things up, as opposed to, you know, providing a more accurate portrayal of Jesus (who, as a Jewish guy would probably have been only a bit darker skinned and haired), is the way to rectify that situation.

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Re: Aragorn race-swapped?? What. The. Literal. Fuck?
« Reply #24 on: August 21, 2022, 08:18:02 AM »
This thread is not on an RPG subject, so I'm moving it. Also, keep it ON TOPIC, or else.
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Re: Aragorn race-swapped?? What. The. Literal. Fuck?
« Reply #25 on: August 21, 2022, 09:42:20 AM »
This thread is not on an RPG subject, so I'm moving it. Also, keep it ON TOPIC, or else.

Sorry Pundit. You are right. I originally posted it in the RPG forum because this was announced in the same breath of the new "One D&D" (same Apple-style launch video actually). I guess that "Black Aragorn" can be considered the symbol of the whole nu-WotC mindset. :-\
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« Reply #26 on: August 21, 2022, 09:58:19 AM »
Woooaaah i SO shocked! Woke company makes woke dogshit! What a suprise!
Lets act like publicity! That will really show em!

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Re: Aragorn race-swapped?? What. The. Literal. Fuck?
« Reply #27 on: August 21, 2022, 10:53:15 AM »
Yeah, I'm sick of white guys being cast as Jesus!

  I am pretty sick of white people thinking following Jesus is going to get them anywhere.

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Re: Aragorn race-swapped?? What. The. Literal. Fuck?
« Reply #28 on: August 21, 2022, 01:48:43 PM »
I still want to see an “Amazons of Far Harad” tv show.

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Re: Aragorn race-swapped?? What. The. Literal. Fuck?
« Reply #29 on: August 22, 2022, 12:13:29 AM »
Greetings!

Yes, all the Marxism, revisionism, and racism being pushed and promoted by the powers that be--including WOTC in this insulting instance--is designed to demoralize everyone, and bludgeon you over and over into submission.

Just get on your knees, and welcome the ass fucking.

You can sob and grit your teeth, but they want to make you take it, over and over again.

This is what WOTC and others want to do to you, and to every area of culture.

Thankfully, we have the OSR.

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