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Author Topic: SJWs Triggered by Kickstarter Update  (Read 7547 times)

Thorn Drumheller

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Re: SJWs Triggered by Kickstarter Update
« Reply #15 on: May 25, 2022, 01:46:04 PM »
Agreed.  Thee Chik Fil A's around me are always backed up and busy.  I don't think the SJW's who boycotted them made a damn bit of difference.

Yeah, fat lot of good it did. The only chik fil a in my area is always backed up. We've always had to wait. Doesn't matter what time of day. And we're in a college town to boot, so tons of liberal students that just love chicken.
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Re: SJWs Triggered by Kickstarter Update
« Reply #16 on: May 25, 2022, 02:24:30 PM »
Since the kickstarter is closed, I guess we have to wait for the product to launch to buy it?

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« Reply #17 on: May 25, 2022, 02:32:48 PM »
Yeah, fat lot of good it did. The only chik fil a in my area is always backed up. We've always had to wait. Doesn't matter what time of day. And we're in a college town to boot, so tons of liberal students that just love chicken.

I will bet it probably brought people who had never tried Chik Fil a in just to see what all the fuss was about and minted them new customers.

I would say SJW's are idiots, but it's kind of redundant.

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« Reply #18 on: May 25, 2022, 02:33:49 PM »
Since the kickstarter is closed, I guess we have to wait for the product to launch to buy it?

Maybe someone could contact the designer and let him know people are hearing about his project and are interested.  Maybe there is something he can do?  I mean more money is more money.

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Re: SJWs Triggered by Kickstarter Update
« Reply #19 on: May 25, 2022, 02:51:55 PM »
Since the kickstarter is closed, I guess we have to wait for the product to launch to buy it?

Maybe someone could contact the designer and let him know people are hearing about his project and are interested.  Maybe there is something he can do?  I mean more money is more money.

He's aware of this post, so I'm sure he'll see the latest replies eventually.

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« Reply #20 on: May 25, 2022, 04:10:31 PM »

He's aware of this post, so I'm sure he'll see the latest replies eventually.

Cool.  I may be interested in purchasing it to help him out and counter the SJW's.

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« Reply #21 on: May 25, 2022, 04:27:05 PM »
Well I'd be happy to get a pre-order up on my marketplace, we do pre-orders/post crowd-funding sometimes. It's OSR and we need more of that, plus he's a fellow Canuck which is sort of our jam.

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« Reply #22 on: May 25, 2022, 05:33:12 PM »
I technically missed the KS last year but just emailed the creator directly and got in.  I think his email is listed in there somewhere.  You could probably contact him about it.  He also has a Barrowmaze Facebook page & you could inquire there.  I don't do Facebook so I'm not sure.

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Re: SJWs Triggered by Kickstarter Update
« Reply #23 on: May 25, 2022, 06:19:09 PM »

A product described as being "devoid of woke nonsense" makes me much more likely to buy it.  I will happily support Greg.
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Re: SJWs Triggered by Kickstarter Update
« Reply #24 on: May 25, 2022, 08:08:20 PM »
I think it would be cool if we had a 'woke free' logo of some kind. Similar to the OSR logo (or like Pepsi free) so like-minded people could fly the flag so-to-speak.

Be good to send a signal to everyone to say that it can be done, and it might also encourage people who are on the fence or worried about repercussions.

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Re: SJWs Triggered by Kickstarter Update
« Reply #25 on: May 26, 2022, 12:16:49 AM »

A product described as being "devoid of woke nonsense" makes me much more likely to buy it.  I will happily support Greg.

Here's the thing that just floors me. Greg only responded the way he did because those sjdub bastards kept pushing for him to make a statement. They kept prying, kept asking. And when he does.....well it shows you their true character.
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Re: SJWs Triggered by Kickstarter Update
« Reply #26 on: May 26, 2022, 02:08:57 AM »
A good analogy might be the Chik-Fil-A thing from a few years ago.  Their business spiked after liberals boycotted it over Dan Cathy's comments on homosexuality.  Conservatives (and other non-political people sick of SJWs) didn't run and buy more Chik-Fil-A because they were cheering on his comments, even if they maybe agreed with them; they bought more Chik-Fil-A because liberals boycotted the chain and made conservatives angry enough to counter the boycott.

Yes, people threaten to boycott but the truth is, it doesn't work.  And its not just Liberals, Conservatives do too.   The fact of the matter is, their protests usually never work because too few actually boycott and like Chik-Fil-A, the other side makes up for the few people who boycott.

I think there's a mix. Some boycotts are completely toothless, some have only a small effect, and some have significant effect. In the case of Chik-Fil-A, the company announced in 2019 that it was changing it's charitable giving and no longer gave to anti-LGBT causes (link below). I think that was motivated by the boycott. I have a Chik-Fil-A in my town that opened up right around that time, and it's had long lines but that's after the change in charities.

https://web.archive.org/web/20191118161041/https://www.bisnow.com/national/news/retail/exclusive-amid-global-expansion-and-lgbt-pushback-chick-fil-a-changes-charitable-giving-structure-101818


In the Kickstarter, I wonder if there would have been less controversy if the initial campaign had that statement, rather than announcing it in a later update. Then the people who withdrew later might have just not backed it, rather than finding out and withdrawing. The same might happen in reverse if there was an OSR Kickstarter that at first didn't seem woke, but in an update affirmed some sort of woke values. Then conservatives who backed it might get angry.

I generally don't care about the politics of gaming products, but a lot of people do these days - so maybe it's better to be clear up front. (I care about politics, but I engage by means other than gaming.)

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Re: SJWs Triggered by Kickstarter Update
« Reply #27 on: May 26, 2022, 06:55:57 AM »
I just wanted to stop in and say how much I appreciate the people in this thread. It’s genuinely warming.

Only three people asked for refunds, which is just the unbalanced vocal minority, and more than that have flocked to the banner. So, net gain.

Dwarrowdeep is gonna be one for the ages. I mentioned on the ks site that Ed Greenwood has an advanced copy and really likes it. He’s writing a foreword for the monochrome version later this year.

Dwarrowdeep is no different than Barrowmaze, Archaia, or HighFell in tone. They all focus on good, solid gaming with not a sniff of unbalanced woke ideology. So, nothing here is news.

I started writing and designing games because I was sick of the wokism in academia over a decade ago. It has gotten much, much worse since then. I made the right decision lol

Edit: I was banned on the rpg.net site after one post. They do enjoy their echo chambers lol
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« Reply #28 on: May 26, 2022, 08:38:25 AM »
I just wanted to stop in and say how much I appreciate the people in this thread. It’s genuinely warming.

Only three people asked for refunds, which is just the unbalanced vocal minority, and more than that have flocked to the banner. So, net gain.

Dwarrowdeep is gonna be one for the ages. I mentioned on the ks site that Ed Greenwood has an advanced copy and really likes it. He’s writing a foreword for the monochrome version later this year.

Dwarrowdeep is no different than Barrowmaze, Archaia, or HighFell in tone. They all focus on good, solid gaming with not a sniff of unbalanced woke ideology. So, nothing here is news.

I started writing and designing games because I was sick of the wokism in academia over a decade ago. It has gotten much, much worse since then. I made the right decision lol

Edit: I was banned on the rpg.net site after one post. They do enjoy their echo chambers lol

If this is Greg's account I'd love to know how many people wanted to buy the product post comment vs the 3 who wanted a refund.

There's money to be made in Keeping Games as Games not using them as Political Propoganda.

Also, i'll be buying a second copy to give a friend when it comes out.  I wish the pledgemanager would open up again so I can back another copy.
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Re: SJWs Triggered by Kickstarter Update
« Reply #29 on: May 26, 2022, 10:42:06 AM »
Unfortunately, Dan Cathy lost his damn mind during the BLM riots and washed the feet of a black rapper in a bizarre act of "racial atonement."  I have been unintentionally boycotting Chik-Fil-A ever since, not because I think they're going to be hurt by losing my business, but because every time I think of their food I also think about washing another man's nasty, horny, splay-toed feet & encrusted toenails and it just takes my appetite away.