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Author Topic: SJWs, D&D and Otherwise, Have Entered a Hypernormaliztion Stage  (Read 4535 times)

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« Reply #75 on: June 04, 2020, 08:32:54 PM »
Pushback against all this has started to step up and been joined by resistance groups from prior iterations who have seen this stupid before and are having none of it now. Especially in the art circles where you really dont want to knock over the hornets nest of people who if pushed, are more than able to rip into this with ever more over the top pieces. And are doing so right now.

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« Reply #76 on: June 04, 2020, 09:11:53 PM »
Quote from: Spinachcat;1132492
Very sad to hear Game Empire is toast. They were a great store, perhaps the best FLGS in California, and the owner Chuck was a really good guy and knew how to run a friendly business. But since the bathrooms were single person, they could have easily been unisex. That said, the girl's potty was always cleaner so I used that one.




Aero was welcoming to nobody!! No surprise they went down (but they've been there since the 1960s), but I heard the problem was huge rent hike combined with hobby sales being devoured by online. Their big problem was a tight space that couldn't host games. Back when I lived on the Westside, we had an Aero group that met at an old half abandoned diner across the street.

Have you checked out PAPER HEROS in Sherman Oaks? It's been around a couple years and has game tables. I prefer it immensely over Geeky Teas in Burbank which is run by the lamest knuckleheads. But I have no idea if either is open during CoronaChan.
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I will definitely check out Paper Heroes. I had not heard of them, though I live close to there.

I agree about Geeky Teas. I went there once, and couldn't get anyone to help me buy something. As in person working there would not leave her game to sell me something. I stood at the register for about 8 minutes before I just put my stuff back and left.

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« Reply #77 on: June 04, 2020, 09:49:46 PM »
Really?

You're banning forum opinions because they counter your conservative line?

Pundit, you're better than this. You've become like Big Purple: If people don't agree with you, you BAM them.

Trump isn't the guy to circle the wagons on. What IF: he's a Lib (he was a registered Dem once) looking to destroy the GOP from within?

Be smart. I thought you were, but you're caught up in rhetoic rather than logic.

Imagine the Libs grew a brain.

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« Last Edit: June 04, 2020, 10:00:28 PM by Theory of Games »

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« Reply #78 on: June 04, 2020, 10:38:57 PM »
Quote from: Ratman_tf;1132512
The whole riots situation seems to have summoned up a handful of new trolls to the site. I for one, find them rather cute. Like a toothless cat trying to gum someone's ankles.


I find this comparison highly insulting on behalf of cats everywhere (who probably don't give a shit, and rightly so).

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« Reply #79 on: June 04, 2020, 10:49:44 PM »
Quote from: Theory of Games;1132614
Really?

You're banning forum opinions because they counter your conservative line?

I think it is just the off topic conversation he does not like.

If you swing over to The RPGPundit's Own Forum then you can get as political as you want.

Also note that there has only been warnings so far.
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« Reply #80 on: June 05, 2020, 12:11:22 AM »
Quote from: Theory of Games;1132614
Really?

You're banning forum opinions because they counter your conservative line?

er, no. He was threatening bans if anyone dragged it off topic too far.

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« Reply #81 on: June 05, 2020, 11:10:39 AM »
Quote from: Theory of Games;1132614
Really?

You're banning forum opinions because they counter your conservative line?

No, definitely not really.

Pundit's been having serious problems with topics drifting purely political in the RPG section of the forums. He's issued warnings many times recently about that topic-drift issue, to people from all sides of the political spectrum. It has nothing to do with what your opinion might be, and everything to do with a lack of connection to RPGs in posts in this particular area of the message board.

Post your same opinion but in an RPG context and it will be fine.

So for example, if you want to talk about how being anti-christian has not been normalized in D&D, you might talk about the many pro-christian elements remain in 5e. For example, we still have St. Cuthbert, we still have holy symbols which harken back to presenting the cross, we still have elements of Catholic-like banning of spirits through religious ritual, we still have elements of crusader knights, etc.. You can definitely dispute that social justice has overtaken D&D or that liberal politics has overtaken D&D and become normalized, or that such things would be good for society, while making the conversation about D&D as opposed to society in general.

In fact, now that I write that...I do want to talk about that!

And while I don't always agree with Pundit, I really quite agree with him on this one. I come to this message board to talk about RPGs, and way to much of this part of the message board has become "Let's just talk politics". There are lots of good (and bad) places to talk politics, including a separate section of this message board or CircvsMaximvs. But this section of the message board is "supposed" to be about RPGs. I want to hear Jeff tell us how Traveller is the best thing since sliced bread when I come here. :)

Though granted, I think some of this particular thread is on Pundit himself. This one was more difficult to stay focused on just D&D given how it was phrased. It maybe should come with a disclaimer of "Let's play a game, and see if you can keep this linked to RPGs throughout the discussion".
« Last Edit: June 05, 2020, 11:16:26 AM by Mistwell »

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« Reply #82 on: June 05, 2020, 11:54:01 AM »
Saw the vid, read the replies...

I have to disagree with Pundit on his happy reading of the situation, vermin are at their most dangerous when cornered, SJWs can (some of them) see the tide turning and will fight to keep the power they currently have and even increase it. Worst yet, it's not a single vermin cornered, it's a mob of them.

I bet we'll see more cancellations of wrongthink and wrongthinkers in the hobby, starting with D&D and down from there to any publisher stupid enough to even acknowledge their bully-crying.

Conventions will get much worse (if they even happen at all), the virtue signaling will intensify.

IF WotC does publish something for the 50th anniversary it will be a PC shitfest (unless by 2024 the tide has really turned) filled to the brim with virtue signaling: Atheist Paladins get more powers, Orcs are peaceful protesters, Goblins only want to smell the roses and Bullywugs are poor refugees. While the Orange Giant and his huwhite army only want to exterminate them all because of their racism.
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« Reply #83 on: June 05, 2020, 01:07:14 PM »
The solution is easy: vote with your money.

And be prepared to own that reality since most of these companies are over-run by the ideologues.

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« Reply #84 on: June 05, 2020, 01:16:03 PM »
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The solution is easy: vote with your money.

And be prepared to own that reality since most of these companies are over-run by the ideologues.

   Shop used. Find alternatives. I've been doing it for years. :)

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« Reply #85 on: June 05, 2020, 01:26:20 PM »
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The same SJWs who claim that RPGs are bad because orcs represent [insert flavor of the month minority here] and those RPGs glorify killing said orcs will also release projects vilifying actual white males (ex. whites in the latest CoC system being so racist that they will ignore their own safety to try and kill minorities when in their presence).


Quote from: Godspar Games;1132532
What is CoC?? That shit sounds BANANAS!

You're saying there's a game system that has white people turn into 28 Days Later rage zombies any time they see a minority??

Hey. Folks. Maybe its time to organize a backlash. Thats fucking repulsive and absurd.

It actually comes from Trail of Cthulhu but the sentiment has bled over to Call of Cthulhu.
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« Reply #86 on: June 05, 2020, 05:14:36 PM »
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The solution is easy: vote with your money.

And be prepared to own that reality since most of these companies are over-run by the ideologues.

Exactly, don't buy games from people that hate you, don't buy from shops that hate you and don't go to conventions that hate you.
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« Reply #87 on: June 06, 2020, 07:12:56 AM »
Quote from: Theory of Games;1132614
Really?

You're banning forum opinions because they counter your conservative line?

Pundit, you're better than this. You've become like Big Purple: If people don't agree with you, you BAM them.

Trump isn't the guy to circle the wagons on. What IF: he's a Lib (he was a registered Dem once) looking to destroy the GOP from within?

Be smart. I thought you were, but you're caught up in rhetoic rather than logic.

Imagine the Libs grew a brain.

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I haven't banned anyone. I've threadbanned various posters, from posting here again, because they posted off topic. Most of those threadbanned would probably identify as right-wing.
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