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Author Topic: I interviewed Zak S. about Game Design, Books, Art, and TTRPG Cancel Culture  (Read 2173 times)

VhaidraSaga

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Here is the interview with Zak Smith a.k.a. Zak Sabbath, creator of Vornheim, A Red & Pleasant Land, Maze of the Blue Medusa, Frostbitten & Mutilated, 10th Anniversary Death Frost Doom, etc. We talk about his history, art, fantasy novels, TTRPGs, the Satanic Panic, cancel culture, and more at https://youtu.be/Tq7gY06hV-o

Heads up, I do not have a professional sound studio and Zak S. has a bad cold, so please excuse any sound quality issues.
« Last Edit: October 15, 2021, 09:33:21 AM by VhaidraSaga »

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Nice job with the interview, Nik.

It would benefit Zak to continue to do interviews like this and find other ways to push back into the conversation.

I have never met Zak in person, so I cannot say for sure, but I do not imagine we have a lot in common. And I also did not frequent a lot of the places on the web where he rubbed so many people the wrong way, so I also lack that context. But it does not take context or meeting him to recognize the bullshit of his situation.

VhaidraSaga

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Thank you. I agree with you. I hope that many others will take the time to interview him as well and help him become uncancelled.

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It was a good interview. Worth watching.

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It was a good interview. Worth watching.

Thank you very much! 👍🏽

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 Very entertaining.

Also this zak dude is clearly very bright.  I might have to check out the red and pleasant land book.

I can see why he and Pundit were consultants for 5e…
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I'm glad you enjoyed it. His books are great IMO.

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I've moved away from watching videos on YouTube due to their constant unethical behavior. Any chance for Odysee link?

Note: Odysee can automatically mirror all YT content once you set it up.

VhaidraSaga

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I've moved away from watching videos on YouTube due to their constant unethical behavior. Any chance for Odysee link?

Note: Odysee can automatically mirror all YT content once you set it up.

I've never heard of Odyssey, but I'll check it out. 👍🏽

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I've moved away from watching videos on YouTube due to their constant unethical behavior. Any chance for Odysee link?

Note: Odysee can automatically mirror all YT content once you set it up.

Zelen, I signed up for an account, but the sync is going very slow. It is also asking for a code or channel from the person who referred me, so can you share that?

The message says: Did someone invite you to use lbry.tv? Tell us who and you both get a reward! Code or Channel:

Zelen

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Hey, the sync can take awhile. If you are having trouble email hello@lbry.com. Usually the support is pretty quick to respond.

For invite try this

Make sure you share the Odysee channel link here, will be curious to sub & check out the interview.

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Cool, well done interview, thanks for doing/sharing this!

Zak's stuff is not my personal style of game, but respect and credit where its due, the guy's efforts and contributions to the hobby are huge.

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Great interview. Zak comes across as a reasonable and thoughtful person. I can't decide if my favorite part is when the women in his gaming group said "give me the chain mail bikini and the axe" or when Ettin folded like cheap suit when he faced the judge.

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Shitmuffin is an insane, abusive, arrogant, narcissistic assclown, and when he dies, nothing of value will be lost.

Personally I think it would be far better if everyone ignored his pathetic existence, but hey: whatever floats your boat.
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Hey, the sync can take awhile. If you are having trouble email hello@lbry.com. Usually the support is pretty quick to respond.

For invite try this

Make sure you share the Odysee channel link here, will be curious to sub & check out the interview.

Thanks, that worked. It says sync can take up to a week. I'll reach out to support, per your suggestion.