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Author Topic: "DnD In a Castle" Is Peak "Lifestyle Brand"  (Read 1254 times)

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Re: "DnD In a Castle" Is Peak "Lifestyle Brand"
« Reply #15 on: June 21, 2022, 09:01:10 PM »
Hmmmm, if I'm going to a hotel with a porn star it's not to play D&D.

  Well.... you might be playing monkey pox instead.  I have to take a hard pass on that one. 

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Re: "DnD In a Castle" Is Peak "Lifestyle Brand"
« Reply #16 on: June 21, 2022, 09:06:57 PM »
Haven't watched the video yet, but the D&D Castle people specifically said that they'd burn their D&D books rather than let me Game Master in their castle.  This was on Twitter.  I think there's a screenshot, though I don't know how to add those to forum posts.

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Re: "DnD In a Castle" Is Peak "Lifestyle Brand"
« Reply #17 on: June 22, 2022, 08:05:00 AM »
Hmmmm, if I'm going to a hotel with a porn star it's not to play D&D.
Are you going to play FATAL instead?

For me, a good GM and a character sheet on scrap paper would make a better game then a lousy GM and thousands of dollars worth of props. Props and rules are only tools, the GM player interplay is the heart of the experience. I would pay money for a campaign with a good GM and good players that are all looking for a similar experience as me, and no castles, game boards, or fancy miniatures would be necessary.
Props are also a sign you’re getting railroaded. GM bought the prop so he’s gotta use it.
This post is opinion and if it sounds like something more you are misreading it or perhaps I'm just a jerk. Q.E.D.

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Re: "DnD In a Castle" Is Peak "Lifestyle Brand"
« Reply #18 on: June 22, 2022, 08:34:36 AM »
Haven't watched the video yet, but the D&D Castle people specifically said that they'd burn their D&D books rather than let me Game Master in their castle.  This was on Twitter.  I think there's a screenshot, though I don't know how to add those to forum posts.
Some people get hilariously worked up. They're also absurdly unimaginative.


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Re: "DnD In a Castle" Is Peak "Lifestyle Brand"
« Reply #19 on: June 22, 2022, 10:55:13 AM »
Haven't watched the video yet, but the D&D Castle people specifically said that they'd burn their D&D books rather than let me Game Master in their castle.  This was on Twitter.  I think there's a screenshot, though I don't know how to add those to forum posts.
Some people get hilariously worked up. They're also absurdly unimaginative.
It's fear. Fear of exploring new ideas and different viewpoints. Fear of conflict. Fear of getting canceled for not being fearful enough.
This post is opinion and if it sounds like something more you are misreading it or perhaps I'm just a jerk. Q.E.D.

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Re: "DnD In a Castle" Is Peak "Lifestyle Brand"
« Reply #20 on: June 22, 2022, 12:33:25 PM »
Hmmmm, if I'm going to a hotel with a porn star it's not to play D&D.
Are you going to play FATAL instead?

For me, a good GM and a character sheet on scrap paper would make a better game then a lousy GM and thousands of dollars worth of props. Props and rules are only tools, the GM player interplay is the heart of the experience. I would pay money for a campaign with a good GM and good players that are all looking for a similar experience as me, and no castles, game boards, or fancy miniatures would be necessary.
Props are also a sign you’re getting railroaded. GM bought the prop so he’s gotta use it.

At a convention absolutelly, on someone's table? Not so sure about that, I've played with and without and the chances of getting railroaded are in direct correlation to the quality of the GM not to the lack of props.
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Re: "DnD In a Castle" Is Peak "Lifestyle Brand"
« Reply #21 on: June 23, 2022, 03:42:49 AM »
Hmmmm, if I'm going to a hotel with a porn star it's not to play D&D.

Meeting a porn star only to play D&D with her is pretty much peak nerd.
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« Reply #22 on: June 24, 2022, 03:10:38 PM »
I think the point in the video where he talks about how many think just identifying or thinking of themselves as part of D&D makes them representative of D&D kinda bleeds into the woke narrative about trans identity and the like these days. If you think you're a thing, then you're apparently that thing, and nobody can tell you otherwise, unless it's them telling you that you have the wrong reason for thinking you're that thing, like biology or facts that exclude people they want to place on a pedestal who want to be but aren't. Now, I'm a younger fellow, and I'm only starting to think about going back to OD&D (though I mostly experienced however close to it I actually got through Baldur's Gate or Planescape Torment, etcetera) or trying out OSR or the like thanks to unfortunate changes in the politics and stances Wizards happens to be promoting, so that does not make me an authentic part or representative of that community. But I understand that, and these people seemingly do not. They claim to genuinely represent and understand hobbies they have no real part in. I am more of a 5e D&D player than them, because I actually regularly play D&D with friends. (5e is getting woke, yes, I know, and we could probably do better. But it's hard to abandon a campaign partway through, I'm generally agreed to be a shit GM for the games I've tried running, and the admittedly more liberal DM calls the shots.) But I can bet that if I were ever to post my opinions about what D&D is or should be, they (the woke left and D&D "identifiers") would call me a moron, a bigot, and not representative of the community, despite the fact that I actually occasionally engage with it. Their "identification is participation" BS is nothing more than a method to exert control, and silence the voices of those who are genuinely active and engaged within the hobby, but disagree with them culturally, mechanically, or politically.
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Re: "DnD In a Castle" Is Peak "Lifestyle Brand"
« Reply #23 on: June 24, 2022, 09:23:43 PM »
I think the point in the video where he talks about how many think just identifying or thinking of themselves as part of D&D makes them representative of D&D kinda bleeds into the woke narrative about trans identity and the like these days. If you think you're a thing, then you're apparently that thing, and nobody can tell you otherwise, unless it's them telling you that you have the wrong reason for thinking you're that thing, like biology or facts that exclude people they want to place on a pedestal who want to be but aren't. Now, I'm a younger fellow, and I'm only starting to think about going back to OD&D (though I mostly experienced however close to it I actually got through Baldur's Gate or Planescape Torment, etcetera) or trying out OSR or the like thanks to unfortunate changes in the politics and stances Wizards happens to be promoting, so that does not make me an authentic part or representative of that community. But I understand that, and these people seemingly do not. They claim to genuinely represent and understand hobbies they have no real part in. I am more of a 5e D&D player than them, because I actually regularly play D&D with friends. (5e is getting woke, yes, I know, and we could probably do better. But it's hard to abandon a campaign partway through, I'm generally agreed to be a shit GM for the games I've tried running, and the admittedly more liberal DM calls the shots.) But I can bet that if I were ever to post my opinions about what D&D is or should be, they (the woke left and D&D "identifiers") would call me a moron, a bigot, and not representative of the community, despite the fact that I actually occasionally engage with it. Their "identification is participation" BS is nothing more than a method to exert control, and silence the voices of those who are genuinely active and engaged within the hobby, but disagree with them culturally, mechanically, or politically.

You could download for free AND legally White Box Fantastic Medieval Adventure Game, or for a more complex game the Basic Fantasy PDFs from their site.

As for being a shitty GM... We all were at the start.
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