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Author Topic: Robert J. Schwalb on the ENnies  (Read 3187 times)

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Robert J. Schwalb on the ENnies
« Reply #30 on: July 08, 2016, 02:07:26 PM »
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I blame the site owner (Morrus) for this. Just the other day, someone brought up the topic of AD&D 1E having Strength modifiers for female characters (getting the details wrong, as usual), and he quickly showed up to shut the tangent down, saying that "that isn't inclusive game design, and we want EN World to be an inclusive community."

Honestly, I'm not sure if Morrus has always been like that, or if something changed. I say that because I heard second-hand reports about how, several years ago (2008 maybe?), there was a pretty major incident on the forums. From what I heard, someone made an incredibly offensive, but calmly written, statement on the topic of rape; this in turn received a number of very impolite responses.

The kicker here was how the moderators responded. At the time, posts were moderated for tone, rather than content (notwithstanding a blanket ban on politics, religion, and profanity), which meant that the mods were deleting the fiery responses while leaving the original, offensive post alone since they weren't sure if it was in violation of the rules or not.

As such, people saw that the mods were leaving the offensive material alone while deleting the responses, and shit got real. Cross-forum attacks happened, where members of certain other forums (I never got an answer as to which ones, but it seemed to be The Big Purple and SomethingAwful) began mass-registering at EN World so they could heap abuse at the mod staff there, with an emphasis on Morrus in particular. It got so bad that for a short time the site removed the ability to register new accounts.

When the dust settled, Morrus had been thoroughly beaten; the offending comment was removed, and he announced that the topic of rape would now be permanently banned from discussion. If he wasn't on the road to SJW-dom before that, he certainly seemed to be from that point on.

God forbid we not get our hackles raised over a mechanic over 30 years old.

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« Reply #31 on: July 11, 2016, 03:26:50 PM »
Voting opened but more importantly, Uncertain Faith was released for SotDL.
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« Reply #32 on: July 11, 2016, 09:24:01 PM »
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The latter. It is a dark horror fantasy RPG, it has Joe Abercrombie listed as an inspiration etc

There is NO CR or level based ranking of NPCs/monsters to speak of. The game doesn't hold your hand when it comes to dangers. Some of the monsters in game can murder a group of PC's but thematically are more 'in the middle of the night' type horrors that pick away at parties forcing them to get smart. Othertimes, it's a pretty forward battle but your PC's are slowing going mad fighting the thing you are facing. Etc, etc.

It's a fair system, but MEAN sometimes. I'd say it does a decent job of capturing early Warhammer vibe for monsters/challenges.
« Last Edit: July 12, 2016, 04:09:34 AM by Mostlyjoe »

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« Reply #33 on: July 12, 2016, 03:28:51 AM »
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It would be kind of funny to see Schwalb Entertainment voted Fan Favorite Publisher in the ENnies. It got nominated. :D


Gypsy Knights Games already has my vote in that category.

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« Reply #34 on: July 12, 2016, 04:08:42 AM »
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Gypsy Knights Games already has my vote in that category.

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« Reply #35 on: July 13, 2016, 06:29:02 PM »
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"The love and support I receive from all the fans is enough recognition for me. If you want to support Shadow of the Demon Lord, keep running, keep playing, and keep telling everyone you know about it. If you like a product, maybe throw some stars at it on DriveThruRPG.com or post a review. These things mean more to me and my company than an award. Thanks for all of your continued support and enthusiasm for this little game."

Finally someone who gets it and says it as it is?

Holy fucking shit! You made a post without an emoticon!

In all serious, though, I may buy this just to put more money in this dude's pocket.
« Last Edit: July 13, 2016, 06:34:33 PM by Alderaan Crumbs »
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« Reply #36 on: July 13, 2016, 11:53:41 PM »
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Holy fucking shit! You made a post without an emoticon!

In all serious, though, I may buy this just to put more money in this dude's pocket.

Even Asen can't be ironic about everything.
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