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Author Topic: SJWs Triggered by Kickstarter Update  (Read 7726 times)

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SJWs Triggered by Kickstarter Update
« on: May 25, 2022, 12:46:26 AM »
So Greg Gillespie of Barrowmaze, Archaia & Highfell fame is about to release his newest megadungeon--a dwarf themed one called Dwarrowdeep.  In a recent update he included the following statement:

"If you enjoy an adventure steeped in the history and lore of the game, medieval fantasy, dwarves, and Anglo-Saxon history - and devoid of woke nonsense - this will be right up your alley."

This hilariously sparked outrage from SJWs and pronoun choosers as they decried him as Fascist (of course), etc. for his use of the term "woke nonsense" and his policy of keeping his products devoid of unnecessary contemporary politics or culture war references.

So Greg clarified what he meant by "woke non-sense," saying: "A project that puts good gaming and solid dungeon crawling first and does not espouse a heavy handed politic."

This triggered some folks even more.  So Greg clarified further:

1. That this project kicks ass.

2. That despite a myriad of setbacks I’m ahead of schedule.

3. That I take the responsibility people entrust in me seriously and that I won’t allow failure.

4. You can expect an early delivery.

Thank you for your comments.

If you would prefer to back ideological-driven projects in the future, please do so."

This provoked some to cancel their pledges, though others fully supported Greg.  Ridiculous just how unhinged some people have become and how easily triggered they are.

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Re: SJWs Triggered by Kickstarter Update
« Reply #1 on: May 25, 2022, 02:50:56 AM »
Link?

This sounds like a KS worth supporting.


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Re: SJWs Triggered by Kickstarter Update
« Reply #3 on: May 25, 2022, 03:58:38 AM »
Link?

This sounds like a KS worth supporting.

Greetings!

Damn straight, brother!

I just wrote the author--Mr. Gillespie. I fully intend to purchase a book and support his project. I am also considering providing additional support to counterbalance any project cancellations from the crybaby woke activists. ;D

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Re: SJWs Triggered by Kickstarter Update
« Reply #4 on: May 25, 2022, 06:16:13 AM »
So Greg clarified what he meant by "woke non-sense," saying: "A project that puts good gaming and solid dungeon crawling first and does not espouse a heavy handed politic."

Hats off to that man for common sense prevailing.

Personally, I find dungeon crawls extremely tedious. However, I will throw money at him just to support the cause.



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Re: SJWs Triggered by Kickstarter Update
« Reply #5 on: May 25, 2022, 10:03:58 AM »
We're finally starting to turn this ship around.  Feels pretty fucking good, but let's not get lazy.  A few satisfying wins is exactly when we need to turn up the heat and CRUSH our enemies!

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Re: SJWs Triggered by Kickstarter Update
« Reply #6 on: May 25, 2022, 10:15:59 AM »
FYI--

I own all of Gillespie's previous megadungeons, which are still available via drivethrurpg and my players have enjoyed all of them.  Each comes with a starting village, hex map region, pregens, rival adventuring companies, etc., including tons of old-school illustrations by artists like Erol Otus & Peter Mullen in the vein of Tomb of Horrors.  Apparently the long-term plan is to publish six (the current one being 4th) that will link together in a campaign setting. 

He's also in the process of putting together an omnibus Monster Manual for all the adventures since each one has dozens of new (or adapted) monsters.  So far all of them have been for Labyrinth Lord, but I hear he's going to produce his own retroclone that sounds a lot like Swords & Wizardry (basically modified 0.5e) so it will still all be broadly OSR compatible.

As for Greg himself, he is a college professor (like me) who specializes in the history of rpgs and 19th century Canadian history.  He is Canadian & teaches in Canada.  Nice to see him staying out of the liberal morass that subsumes most of academia these days.


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Re: SJWs Triggered by Kickstarter Update
« Reply #7 on: May 25, 2022, 10:18:12 AM »
"If you enjoy an adventure steeped in the history and lore of the game, medieval fantasy, dwarves, and Anglo-Saxon history - and devoid of woke nonsense - this will be right up your alley."

This hilariously sparked outrage from SJWs and pronoun choosers as they decried him as Fascist (of course), etc. for his use of the term "woke nonsense" and his policy of keeping his products devoid of unnecessary contemporary politics or culture war references.

Didn't someone on here ask the question about what would happen if you created an RPG and called in "Non Woke"?   

Guess we know what happens.  Snowflakes will get offended

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Re: SJWs Triggered by Kickstarter Update
« Reply #8 on: May 25, 2022, 11:19:44 AM »


Didn't someone on here ask the question about what would happen if you created an RPG and called in "Non Woke"?   

Guess we know what happens.  Snowflakes will get offended

Yes, and you're not wrong to point it out, as I was one of the people who thought it would have no effect.  To be fair though, if Gillespie had just made this statement and SJWs had just ignored it, there wouldn't be much of an issue.  That they (predictably) flipped out  over his innocuous statement is what has made it an issue.  I own Barrowmaze and like it, but I wasn't going to buy Dwarrowdelf simply because I don't need another megadungeon.  Gillespie's statement that it's non-woke would not have affected my decision to buy -- the fact that SJWS call him a Fascist and shit like that most definitely has affected my decision though, as I get a warm inner glow from doing things I know SJWs would disapprove of.

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.
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Re: SJWs Triggered by Kickstarter Update
« Reply #9 on: May 25, 2022, 11:49:43 AM »
Greg's a legitimately good person (met him at NTRPG one year and have kept in touch since), and makes damn good adventures. I was going to be buying this anyway, but knowing that doing so will piss off idiots makes it all the more awesome. :D

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Re: SJWs Triggered by Kickstarter Update
« Reply #10 on: May 25, 2022, 12:23:31 PM »
Yes, and you're not wrong to point it out, as I was one of the people who thought it would have no effect.  To be fair though, if Gillespie had just made this statement and SJWs had just ignored it, there wouldn't be much of an issue.  That they (predictably) flipped out  over his innocuous statement is what has made it an issue.  I own Barrowmaze and like it, but I wasn't going to buy Dwarrowdelf simply because I don't need another megadungeon.  Gillespie's statement that it's non-woke would not have affected my decision to buy -- the fact that SJWS call him a Fascist and shit like that most definitely has affected my decision though, as I get a warm inner glow from doing things I know SJWs would disapprove of.

I have to admit, when I read that thread I knew if someone did that, the SJW's would be outraged because snowflakes have to be snowflakes.   It's about time people push back on the SJW nonsense and it ends.

It annoys me to no end how people yell "Fascist" but don't know what the word means and how to use it correctly.  That's true of many words in the English language.  People are proving the movie Ideocracy correct.

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.

Many times, the people who say they will boycott do it online to look good and Virtue Signal, but still go to the places they say they are boycotting anyway.

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Re: SJWs Triggered by Kickstarter Update
« Reply #11 on: May 25, 2022, 12:24:54 PM »
Greg's a legitimately good person (met him at NTRPG one year and have kept in touch since), and makes damn good adventures. I was going to be buying this anyway, but knowing that doing so will piss off idiots makes it all the more awesome. :D

I might buy it even if I don't use it just to make the SJW's complaining mad and even suggest recommending it to your gamer friends to give him even more sales and make the SJW protests pointless.

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Re: SJWs Triggered by Kickstarter Update
« Reply #12 on: May 25, 2022, 01:19:07 PM »


Didn't someone on here ask the question about what would happen if you created an RPG and called in "Non Woke"?   

Guess we know what happens.  Snowflakes will get offended

Yes, and you're not wrong to point it out, as I was one of the people who thought it would have no effect.  To be fair though, if Gillespie had just made this statement and SJWs had just ignored it, there wouldn't be much of an issue.  That they (predictably) flipped out  over his innocuous statement is what has made it an issue.  I own Barrowmaze and like it, but I wasn't going to buy Dwarrowdelf simply because I don't need another megadungeon.  Gillespie's statement that it's non-woke would not have affected my decision to buy -- the fact that SJWS call him a Fascist and shit like that most definitely has affected my decision though, as I get a warm inner glow from doing things I know SJWs would disapprove of.

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.

  Yeah, he made some horrific comments....like he felt marriage was between a man and a woman, shocking for a man who loses hundreds of millions every year being closed on Sundays.  I would not say the boycott was countered unless you mean like a KO punch or riposte through the heart countered.  The business at Chik fil a for a few weeks around that incident was astounding.  Make me laugh aloud.

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« Reply #13 on: May 25, 2022, 01:41:24 PM »
  Yeah, he made some horrific comments....like he felt marriage was between a man and a woman, shocking for a man who loses hundreds of millions every year being closed on Sundays.  I would not say the boycott was countered unless you mean like a KO punch or riposte through the heart countered.  The business at Chik fil a for a few weeks around that incident was astounding.  Make me laugh aloud.

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.

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Re: SJWs Triggered by Kickstarter Update
« Reply #14 on: May 25, 2022, 01:44:55 PM »
Oh man, this warms my heart. I'm definitely gonna buy some stuff of his now.
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