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I Told You So: D&D SJWs Demand You Don't Play Other Races
« on: November 12, 2020, 09:29:15 pm »
Just as I predicted! The D&D SJWs now demand that no one should be allowed to play a ttrpg character of a different race!

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Re: I Told You So: D&D SJWs Demand You Don't Play Other Races
« Reply #1 on: November 12, 2020, 10:21:25 pm »
The SJW’s are gonna be mighty pissed once they realize that Talesin Jaffe is niether female, nor a goblin.

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Re: I Told You So: D&D SJWs Demand You Don't Play Other Races
« Reply #2 on: November 13, 2020, 12:46:11 am »
I just listened to it. And I'm going to share my unvarnished thoughts on the subject.

WHAT THE ACTUAL FUCK?!! Sentient human beings couldn't have possibly come up with such a ridiculous notion!

This is an idea I would expect out of a POTATO! Not a human being!
 

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Re: I Told You So: D&D SJWs Demand You Don't Play Other Races
« Reply #3 on: November 13, 2020, 02:20:11 am »
I pulled myself out of bed to make this post. Because I realized what happened to Matt Mercer during that broadcast. He was trolled by a bunch of viewers who straight-up lack the maturity to actually participate in a roleplaying game, themselves.

The sheer stupid in this doesn't come from Marxists or any other boogeyman the right keep bringing up. It comes from people who likely wouldn't pass muster on actually being able to be in a roleplaying group at all themselves. People who are being calculated and malicious simply to disrupt the activity. And sadly, Mercer played right into their hands. Instead of staying and actually playing.

Any of us with a long time history of playing in and running RPG groups have encountered people who are unfit to play in a game group. We all have had to toss out the occasional disruptive fuck to just make the game group work. It's a basic part of the condition.

So no. I'm disagreeing with Pundit here. This isn't some political movement. This is a case of immature trolls being immature trolls. It's not some conspiracy. It's the fact that the GM didn't have ironclad control of his environment that would have prevented a guest player from being jeered off-camera by an unruly mob.

This wasn't a political situation. This was just trolling by people who came to that broadcast to deliberately disrupt it. While pulling the first bit of idiocy out of their asses to be a vehicle for it.
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Re: I Told You So: D&D SJWs Demand You Don't Play Other Races
« Reply #4 on: November 13, 2020, 02:52:24 am »
Does anyone have the link to the Matt Mercer source under discussion? (I haven't seen the whole video yet, but there doesn't seem to be a link in the description or comments.)

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Re: I Told You So: D&D SJWs Demand You Don't Play Other Races
« Reply #5 on: November 13, 2020, 03:58:55 am »
We should be fairly used to poisonous lunacy by now, but RPGs are about playing charaters who are different from us... right? Yeah, this is not about playing better, it is about "how dare these problematic people play at all".
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Re: I Told You So: D&D SJWs Demand You Don't Play Other Races
« Reply #6 on: November 13, 2020, 07:06:57 am »
In my campaigns, my players are free to play anyone they want from any background.  Any race, any gender. I run games almost entirely online and the anonymity of the internet works wonders for making it less awkward to play characters of another gender.

Hell, I once played a gay character in a long-running Mechwarrior campaign and quite enjoyed it.

What's the point of playing an RPG if you always have to play yourself?  Any RPG product with a "you cannot play members of another race/background" disclaimer in the front will be getting a hard pass from me.

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Re: I Told You So: D&D SJWs Demand You Don't Play Other Races
« Reply #7 on: November 13, 2020, 07:55:33 am »
I pulled myself out of bed to make this post. Because I realized what happened to Matt Mercer during that broadcast. He was trolled by a bunch of viewers who straight-up lack the maturity to actually participate in a roleplaying game, themselves.

The sheer stupid in this doesn't come from Marxists or any other boogeyman the right keep bringing up. It comes from people who likely wouldn't pass muster on actually being able to be in a roleplaying group at all themselves. People who are being calculated and malicious simply to disrupt the activity. And sadly, Mercer played right into their hands. Instead of staying and actually playing.

Any of us with a long time history of playing in and running RPG groups have encountered people who are unfit to play in a game group. We all have had to toss out the occasional disruptive fuck to just make the game group work. It's a basic part of the condition.

So no. I'm disagreeing with Pundit here. This isn't some political movement. This is a case of immature trolls being immature trolls. It's not some conspiracy. It's the fact that the GM didn't have ironclad control of his environment that would have prevented a guest player from being jeered off-camera by an unruly mob.

This wasn't a political situation. This was just trolling by people who came to that broadcast to deliberately disrupt it. While pulling the first bit of idiocy out of their asses to be a vehicle for it.

I disagree with your disagreement. Even if this was truly a troll job the fact still remains that the absolute ONLY reason the troll worked and Mercer apologized in Twitter is because of the political situation. If the political situation did not exist this troll job would never have worked (assuming that's what happened), regardless of whether some idiots don't understand role playing games.

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Re: I Told You So: D&D SJWs Demand You Don't Play Other Races
« Reply #8 on: November 13, 2020, 09:01:16 am »
I pulled myself out of bed to make this post. Because I realized what happened to Matt Mercer during that broadcast. He was trolled by a bunch of viewers who straight-up lack the maturity to actually participate in a roleplaying game, themselves.

The sheer stupid in this doesn't come from Marxists or any other boogeyman the right keep bringing up. It comes from people who likely wouldn't pass muster on actually being able to be in a roleplaying group at all themselves. People who are being calculated and malicious simply to disrupt the activity. And sadly, Mercer played right into their hands. Instead of staying and actually playing.

Any of us with a long time history of playing in and running RPG groups have encountered people who are unfit to play in a game group. We all have had to toss out the occasional disruptive fuck to just make the game group work. It's a basic part of the condition.

So no. I'm disagreeing with Pundit here. This isn't some political movement. This is a case of immature trolls being immature trolls. It's not some conspiracy. It's the fact that the GM didn't have ironclad control of his environment that would have prevented a guest player from being jeered off-camera by an unruly mob.

This wasn't a political situation. This was just trolling by people who came to that broadcast to deliberately disrupt it. While pulling the first bit of idiocy out of their asses to be a vehicle for it.

So, Tangency vs Matt Mercer. Flawless Victory for Tangency.

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Re: I Told You So: D&D SJWs Demand You Don't Play Other Races
« Reply #9 on: November 13, 2020, 09:03:47 am »
Weird tangental story for you.  There was a guy who used to come to my store who had a full time social worker.  The usual guy was African, and given where I live I suspect born in Africa.  We were playing a GURPS campaign in a kind of horror apocalypse world and our characters were children.  I made a smart mouthed black kid loosely based on Richard Prior and Eddie Murphy.  At one point the GM was questioning my choices and I said I thought it was what a kid who's trying to look tough and brave but is falling apart inside because he'd seen his parents murdered right in front of him would do.

The social worker never came back and the guy he came with stopped coming.  Was it because he disapproved of my playing a cool black kid or was it because the subject matter was hitting too close to home or something else, I don't know.  But it gets me to thinking.  There were a lot of memes earlier this year where white people did things to appease African Americans but didn't stop killing them.

I don't know where I'm going with this really.  Maybe, when it comes to race, we focus too much on the cosmetic issues because they're easy to see and make small concessions and not enough on the real problems.
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Re: I Told You So: D&D SJWs Demand You Don't Play Other Races
« Reply #10 on: November 13, 2020, 09:16:37 am »
I pulled myself out of bed to make this post. Because I realized what happened to Matt Mercer during that broadcast. He was trolled by a bunch of viewers who straight-up lack the maturity to actually participate in a roleplaying game, themselves.

The sheer stupid in this doesn't come from Marxists or any other boogeyman the right keep bringing up. It comes from people who likely wouldn't pass muster on actually being able to be in a roleplaying group at all themselves. People who are being calculated and malicious simply to disrupt the activity. And sadly, Mercer played right into their hands. Instead of staying and actually playing.

Any of us with a long time history of playing in and running RPG groups have encountered people who are unfit to play in a game group. We all have had to toss out the occasional disruptive fuck to just make the game group work. It's a basic part of the condition.

So no. I'm disagreeing with Pundit here. This isn't some political movement. This is a case of immature trolls being immature trolls. It's not some conspiracy. It's the fact that the GM didn't have ironclad control of his environment that would have prevented a guest player from being jeered off-camera by an unruly mob.

This wasn't a political situation. This was just trolling by people who came to that broadcast to deliberately disrupt it. While pulling the first bit of idiocy out of their asses to be a vehicle for it.

Good for them! Sometimes it takes a good troll to shock the system.

May the trolls burn down the entirety of modern D&D "culture." Good riddance to professional voice actors, paid players, doing it for the views, and all of that garbage. These games are for awkward types to play in their basement to get a dose of social interaction, not something to be commoditized on the internet for casual lookie loos.

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Re: I Told You So: D&D SJWs Demand You Don't Play Other Races
« Reply #11 on: November 13, 2020, 09:18:43 am »
There was nice thread on Twitter by some Hindu-American seemingly very woke game designer who pointed out - well within leftist logic it would seem - that white celebrity helping POC game-designer in promoting his project, was a good thing generally, and as designer of Hindu-themed content he would hate if white people avoided it out of fear. But NOPE - authism has to win every fucking time.

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I disagree with your disagreement. Even if this was truly a troll job the fact still remains that the absolute ONLY reason the troll worked and Mercer apologized in Twitter is because of the political situation. If the political situation did not exist this troll job would never have worked (assuming that's what happened), regardless of whether some idiots don't understand role playing games.

It would be quite cool is whole situation was provoked by some right-wing troll and then WOKE mob just ran straight into abyss following bait XD

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Re: I Told You So: D&D SJWs Demand You Don't Play Other Races
« Reply #12 on: November 13, 2020, 10:37:21 am »
Shouldn't this thread belong in "The RPGPundit's Own Forum"?

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Re: I Told You So: D&D SJWs Demand You Don't Play Other Races
« Reply #13 on: November 13, 2020, 10:39:24 am »
Fuck the SJW's

Even if this is a case of Matt Mercer being trolled, I say fuck 'em.

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Re: I Told You So: D&D SJWs Demand You Don't Play Other Races
« Reply #14 on: November 13, 2020, 11:12:40 am »
Shouldn't this thread belong in "The RPGPundit's Own Forum"?

It is gaming related rather than purely political, if people are going and brigading others online for the crime of playing as other ethnicities.