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Author Topic: Moral Black-Hole Thinks You're Bad for Playing D&D  (Read 2761 times)

oggsmash

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Re: Moral Black-Hole Thinks You're Bad for Playing D&D
« Reply #60 on: May 11, 2022, 06:51:17 PM »
Sounds like religion.

  Sounds like Peoples Temple.   Jim Jones would be so happy with how things are turning out.

Rob Necronomicon

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Re: Moral Black-Hole Thinks You're Bad for Playing D&D
« Reply #61 on: May 11, 2022, 07:07:15 PM »
Sounds like religion.

It certainly does.
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« Reply #62 on: May 11, 2022, 10:41:10 PM »
Sounds like religion.

Cults.

It's the same thing. A cult is a small religion. A religion is a big cult.

A cult is a religion you wish to besmirch or denigrate.

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« Reply #63 on: May 11, 2022, 10:42:24 PM »
Sounds like religion.

Cults. Because they invariably lead to brainwashing and violence just short of every damn time.

Every wave of this SJW disease goes the same route. This is just the worst so far. Expect the 2030 iteration to somehow be worse than this wave.

Then you get the resistance movements which have this bad habit of turning just as oppressive and bigoted as the enemy. Sometimes morphing into the next waves new SJW cult and attacking the prior waves resistance.. We are already seeing this happen and will likely get worse. Look at how many here advocate their own twisted brands of one-true-way and bigotry against whatever they deem "approved Jews" to attack.

Look on the bright side. With the West's suicidal birthrate in a few decades most people will be older and wiser, and the bright young cadres the SJW's draw their activist muscle from will be that much scarcer.

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« Reply #64 on: May 12, 2022, 05:57:39 PM »
Sounds like religion.

Cults.

It's the same thing. A cult is a small religion. A religion is a big cult.

I thought of saying much the same. But from experience cults tend to be destructive sooner or later. Sometimes right out the gate. Sometimes down the road. Religions tend to be more passive when left to their own and sometimes you'll get a cult festering within a religion. Sometimes it feels very much like religions have a marked tendency to birth cults.

Ive actually used this idea in some campaigns and one of my books. And the idea was born from watching the Satanic Panic and realizing the ones pointing fingers and screeching "Devil!" were the real cultists.

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« Reply #65 on: May 12, 2022, 06:01:07 PM »
Sounds like religion.

Cults. Because they invariably lead to brainwashing and violence just short of every damn time.

Every wave of this SJW disease goes the same route. This is just the worst so far. Expect the 2030 iteration to somehow be worse than this wave.

Then you get the resistance movements which have this bad habit of turning just as oppressive and bigoted as the enemy. Sometimes morphing into the next waves new SJW cult and attacking the prior waves resistance.. We are already seeing this happen and will likely get worse. Look at how many here advocate their own twisted brands of one-true-way and bigotry against whatever they deem "approved Jews" to attack.

Look on the bright side. With the West's suicidal birthrate in a few decades most people will be older and wiser, and the bright young cadres the SJW's draw their activist muscle from will be that much scarcer.

Thats been said every wave. Its never happened and never will happen. With each wave its gotten worse.

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« Reply #66 on: May 12, 2022, 06:31:03 PM »
Sounds like religion.

Cults.

It's the same thing. A cult is a small religion. A religion is a big cult.

I thought of saying much the same. But from experience cults tend to be destructive sooner or later. Sometimes right out the gate. Sometimes down the road. Religions tend to be more passive when left to their own and sometimes you'll get a cult festering within a religion. Sometimes it feels very much like religions have a marked tendency to birth cults.

Ive actually used this idea in some campaigns and one of my books. And the idea was born from watching the Satanic Panic and realizing the ones pointing fingers and screeching "Devil!" were the real cultists.

You can have non-destructive cults that just attract weirdos and don't get any further, and religions that are very destructive. I don't think that's a point where you can distinguish them.

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Re: Moral Black-Hole Thinks You're Bad for Playing D&D
« Reply #67 on: May 12, 2022, 09:36:49 PM »
Violence is how humans problem solve.

Modern weaklings might not like that fact, but the human race historically has solved most of its major issues via bloodshed.

Not a big surprise that RPG problems are mostly solved by human players resorting to violence.

Funnily enough, the first RPG - OD&D - actually built its reward system on NOT fighting more than you needed to do. AKA, gold = XP so stealing the gold without combat was FAR more preferable than wading through combat room after room.


Well, they are bad for playing D&D when there are much better games out there.

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Re: Moral Black-Hole Thinks You're Bad for Playing D&D
« Reply #68 on: May 13, 2022, 11:18:42 AM »
Greetings!

5E D&D is a great game. All the 5E haters can eat bananas.

Yes, everyone, everywhere, likes D&D. Everyone--including lots of women--want to play D&D. No one gives a fuck about some obscure circle jerk game that you like. Yes, that's right. Obscure, forgotten games will sit there and collect dust, or even if you and a few of your friends play such an obscure game, the obscure games are still largely forgotten and ignored. They are forgotten in game stores; they are forgotten on major online stores; they are forgotten on college campuses; they are forgotten on popular You-Tube Channels.

Meanwhile, it is so easy to get a group of players together for D&D5E, virtually anywhere.

Semper Fidelis,

SHARK

Popularity doesn't always mean quality.

Just take a look at some of the popular TV shows and you'll see most of it is garbage.

I've played a couple of 5e games and it's ok. It's not great. I prefer my pre-3e versions. My gaming group prefers that as well, and that is what really matters.

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Re: Moral Black-Hole Thinks You're Bad for Playing D&D
« Reply #69 on: May 13, 2022, 02:10:57 PM »
5e is not the problem. It is the company connected to it and increasingly the people working on it that are the problem. And the sociopaths they are courting.