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Inappropriate Characters with Barrowmaze's Greg Gillespie

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RPGPundit:
He's Jobe Bittman. He most recently wrote The Book of Antitheses for Lamentations of the Flame Princess, and previously wrote a number of adventures and supplements for Dungeon Crawl Classics.

Zalman:

--- Quote from: RPGPundit on July 04, 2022, 07:00:48 PM ---He's Jobe Bittman. He most recently wrote The Book of Antitheses for Lamentations of the Flame Princess, and previously wrote a number of adventures and supplements for Dungeon Crawl Classics.

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Thanks!

Thorn Drumheller:
I missed being on the livestream so watched it later. Having Greg as guest was awesome. Thanks

RPGPundit:
Thanks to Greg!

Jaeger:
Caught this late as well.

In terms of pure gaming discussion this is one of the best episodes yet.

I really liked at how at 25:00 in Greg hit the nail on the head of how being Self-Referential just makes everything Fucking Suck.

In WotC D&D's case that this was done intentionally:


--- Quote ---Johnathan Tweet: 3e-and-the-feel-of-D&D
https://www.enworld.org/threads/3e-and-the-feel-of-d-d.667269/

Tweet openly talks about excising any references of or to real-world mythology when worldbuilding for official 3e D&D.

Making the game entirely self-referential.

Quotes:
“…one part of the process I enjoyed was describing the world of D&D in its own terms, rather than referring to real-world history and mythology. When writing roleplaying games, I enjoy helping the player get immersed in the setting, and I always found these references to the real world to be distractions."
...
"…by the time we were working on 3rd Ed, D&D had had such a big impact on fantasy that we basically used D&D as its own source."

"We were fortunate that by 2000 D&D had such a strong legacy that it could stand on its own without reference to Earth history or mythology.”

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https://bradfordcwalker.blogspot.com/2022/07/narrative-warfare-benefits-of-treating.html
"A healthy hobby scene maintains its connection to its roots, and shuns becoming so insular and self-referential that it disappears up its own ass."

D&D being made self-referential by people who actively hate historical Western Myth and Legend, and continuing that status with current WotC employee's is a bigger factor than most give credit for when wondering why official D&D is heading in its current direction.

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