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Author Topic: Are WOTC secretly a Klan front?  (Read 3874 times)

RandyB

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« Reply #45 on: June 12, 2020, 10:41:14 AM »
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That's a Deer Deerperson. You bigot. ;)

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« Reply #46 on: June 12, 2020, 12:01:29 PM »
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I liken to something like this...

There is a crazy man, that insists he's a cannibal. And you're skeptical. He REEEEEEE's! And bites off his toes to prove it. And you're like "whoa"... but you could just be craaaazy. Cannibal? ehh... it's just toes, but maybe you're really a cannibal, but you know... toes. Then he pulls out a machete and starts hacking off his leg at the knee, and starts digging in.

And now... you're like. "Yeah... crazy and cannibal. I wonder how far this is gonna go." But deep down... you know how far it will go.

Sounds like a White Wolf title...Cannibal: The Stupidity

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« Reply #47 on: June 12, 2020, 12:06:08 PM »
Its more like theres this cannibal who claims to be a TV repairman. But then he eats your leg and calls you a cannibal and tells everyone else you are a cannibal. Tomorrow he will be repairing refrigerators. Think of the refrigerators!

Oh and he has this really great method for teaching others to be TV repairmen. Its so good everyone wants to be one. But those mean ol cannibals want to stop them because they hate TVs, and Refrigerators, and tomorrow radios! ghasp!
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« Reply #48 on: June 19, 2020, 03:57:56 AM »
Technically, this thread is about M:tG, rather than RPGs. So I'm moving it to other games.
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« Reply #49 on: June 19, 2020, 06:52:07 AM »
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Technically, this thread is about M:tG, rather than RPGs. So I'm moving it to other games.

Then they announced theyd be making some of the monster races in 5e less "racially insensitive" or somesuch. It did not take them long to drag D&D into their cult fantasy.

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« Reply #50 on: June 19, 2020, 06:53:44 PM »
WoTC has just fired Terese Nielsen because although she is a popular Magic the Gathering artist and of the often protected lesbian class, she dared to follow accounts on Twitter deemed unacceptable by WotC, including Infowars and Mike Cernovich. If you are seen to have been exposed to the wrong words and images, you and all you produce becomes tainted, and that taint can spread retroactively through her art on Magic cards. Right wing corruption is like radiation but even worse. No physical contact is required.

Evil is amongst us, renounce the works of evil or be destroyed, all must move to a state of purity and compliance. . .

And you though games or art might just be casual entertainment. Policing is always wrong, but Inquisitions are always correct, apparently.
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« Reply #51 on: June 19, 2020, 08:18:48 PM »
Link? Was it truly about what she read and not what she posted? Or was she giving thumbs up/hearts to WrongThink posts?

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« Reply #52 on: June 19, 2020, 09:26:49 PM »
http://https://www.hipstersofthecoast.com/2020/06/wizards-ends-their-relationship-with-terese-nielsen/

That can take you to other links , the artist's Twitter account has her own statements, shockingly she has supporters.

Apparently she's also guilty of being a TERF just like J.K. Rowling.

Only the positively proved pure should be involved in making games. And why limit it to artists and designers? Was the box made by the morally pure? Aren't we in danger of being tainted if the paper was made or obtained in imperfect ways? Shouldn't there be regulators and observers at every step to check the tweets, who is followed, obtaining proof not just of purity of thought but in all one's deeds? Forget contact tracers, we need thousands of inquisitors to monitor and prune away immorality. Physical hygiene begins with mental hygiene. Beware tainted people and the tainted things they produce.

Whether it is about what she read or posted seem irrelevant, it’s about the taint. In her in her art, and WotC’s desperate need to be secure from taint. And wanting firm data in what is or is not tainted is probably suspect.
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« Reply #53 on: June 20, 2020, 12:11:52 AM »
Good grief, the cancel brigade took another swing at Nielsen? I guess the last one didn't stick but this one did. Fucking WotC.

Edit: I see, this is WotC finally getting around to admitting that they fired her over the last controversy. Here's some material from last time:

https://old.reddit.com/r/magicTCG/comments/b8ma7e/terese_nielsens_letter_to_the_magic_community/
https://twitter.com/tnielsenart/status/1113126515816882176

Fucking WotC.
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« Reply #54 on: June 20, 2020, 04:21:38 PM »
Fucking WOTC marketing. Pretty much any stupid you see from WOTC can somehow be traced back to marketing. They are a cancer eating away at the company which was allready in trouble once they ousted the founders.

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« Reply #55 on: June 20, 2020, 04:37:52 PM »
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Fucking WOTC marketing. Pretty much any stupid you see from WOTC can somehow be traced back to marketing. They are a cancer eating away at the company which was allready in trouble once they ousted the founders.

Don't know that I can blame marketing at this point. Plenty of true believers in the Magic core team, and D&D as well, obviously. It guts me to see Doug Beyer talking about this garbage, I really liked him. This is really like watching the freaking zombie apocalypse. People I thought well of turn around and suddenly start biting chunks out of people and staggering towards the next victim.

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« Reply #56 on: June 22, 2020, 09:52:21 AM »
This really isn't surprising.
WoTC was going down this road very hard since years.

Anyone not fully in line with their most extreme views will get fired (or as was the case with freelancers like Nielsen, not hired again).

Thankfully, I stopped playing MtG a while ago - not because of their inane policies to exclude people for wrongthink, but simply because they bring out way too much product to follow.
It's just gotten way too expensive if you only play rarely.

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« Reply #57 on: June 22, 2020, 12:17:27 PM »
At this point, people need to understand that anything they do on Twitter -- even following or liking -- will be used against them as needed.

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« Reply #58 on: June 22, 2020, 06:41:15 PM »
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Don't know that I can blame marketing at this point. Plenty of true believers in the Magic core team, and D&D as well, obviously.

 It guts me to see Doug Beyer talking about this garbage, I really liked him. This is really like watching the freaking zombie apocalypse. People I thought well of turn around and suddenly start biting chunks out of people and staggering towards the next victim.

1: Marketing pushes this stuff. Marketing pushes that diversity is the new big thing. Marketing brings in parasites like Quin and Sarkesian as "consultants". It seeps into the workforce and then spreads as they start target hiring more. It goes from This is a great idea. to Conform or be fired.

This is the same marketing thats pushed every other idiot idea like the damn "five year plan" and "fans are bad for business" "outrage marketing" and all the rest.

2: its more like we are living some sort of Call of Cthulhu module where cults are taking over at an alarming rate. Because they are.

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« Reply #59 on: July 02, 2020, 03:16:54 PM »
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1: Marketing pushes this stuff. Marketing pushes that diversity is the new big thing. Marketing brings in parasites like Quin and Sarkesian as "consultants". It seeps into the workforce and then spreads as they start target hiring more. It goes from This is a great idea. to Conform or be fired.

This is the same marketing thats pushed every other idiot idea like the damn "five year plan" and "fans are bad for business" "outrage marketing" and all the rest.

2: its more like we are living some sort of Call of Cthulhu module where cults are taking over at an alarming rate. Because they are.

I've been thinking about the 'fans are bad for business' meme, and wondering how the hell it became a thing. Because you WANT people who are going to buy your stuff/service.

The only thing I can think of is that it's a cancerous mutation of the understanding that while fan feedback is important, you never, NEVER just take it straight. Fans do not have access to all the information, and will ask for silly or stupid shit without realizing it IS silly or stupid. So when someone suggests, 'Hey, could we have a power that does X?', you say, 'Hey, interesting idea! Let me pass this on to the development team so they can bat it around a bit.'