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Author Topic: THAC0 the Clown in Witchlight Adventure a Dig at Pundit?  (Read 13567 times)

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Re: THAC0 the Clown in Witchlight Adventure a Dig at Pundit?
« Reply #150 on: October 22, 2021, 07:44:37 AM »
First, please don't spam the thread with off-topic personal bickering. That applies to all of you.

Second, I'm not saying that the other consultants did "little or nothing", I strongly doubt any of them did "nothing", it wouldn't make sense for Wizards to pay them (even if it was less than I was paid) just to add a name there.

What I am saying is that I very much doubt that most of them engaged in a months-long exchange of hundreds and hundreds of often-lengthy emails on the subject. I'm sure all of them contributed in some way, possibly in areas I had less impact over. I was very much focused on the overall philosophy of the product and the core rules and mechanics.
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Re: THAC0 the Clown in Witchlight Adventure a Dig at Pundit?
« Reply #151 on: February 07, 2022, 07:58:12 AM »
I'm rather glad that THACO the Clown/Traditional Gamers, are shown to not be overly fond of children...

Funny how they end up representing merit in their eagerness to defame.

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Re: THAC0 the Clown in Witchlight Adventure a Dig at Pundit?
« Reply #152 on: February 07, 2022, 11:49:23 AM »
  I have no idea how much influence Pundit had on 5e.  From reading some of his books....it looks like quite a bit.   I would also say ANYONE who has ever worked anywhere with other people, or lived for a few years understand the pareto principle is a very real thing.  I do not know how many consultants worked on the book, but I do think it would be 100 percent plausible that 20 percent of them were responsible for 80 percent of the project.

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Re: THAC0 the Clown in Witchlight Adventure a Dig at Pundit?
« Reply #153 on: February 07, 2022, 10:14:14 PM »
I would like to know how the fuck can any Grognard "gatekeep" any "kid" from playing 5e?

Are there secret Gorgnard commandos going around and taking any "kid's" books away or something?

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Re: THAC0 the Clown in Witchlight Adventure a Dig at Pundit?
« Reply #154 on: February 08, 2022, 08:51:17 AM »
  I have no idea how much influence Pundit had on 5e.  From reading some of his books....it looks like quite a bit.   I would also say ANYONE who has ever worked anywhere with other people, or lived for a few years understand the pareto principle is a very real thing.  I do not know how many consultants worked on the book, but I do think it would be 100 percent plausible that 20 percent of them were responsible for 80 percent of the project.

I haven't heard of any other 5e consultant who had the level and amount of activity in his job as I did.
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Re: THAC0 the Clown in Witchlight Adventure a Dig at Pundit?
« Reply #155 on: February 08, 2022, 03:25:55 PM »
I had been curious about his claim. Unfortunately, in this case it was false advertising, as I found no wheelchairs in Candlekeep Mysteries of any kind, nor were the dungeons wheelchair-accessible. The adventures are of mixed quality, but a number seem pretty interesting. I like the shorter format of adventures that make them easier to adapt into ongoing campaigns.

Exactly. Candlekeep was was some of the worst handicapped baiting and outrage marketing of the lot so far. Its really disgusting.

But they played Pundit and others like puppets that danced perfectly to their tune. And once you read the book and see theres none of this stuff Pundit and others are bitching about. It makes them all look like buffoons on top of it all.

This was a win-win scenario for WOTC.

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Re: THAC0 the Clown in Witchlight Adventure a Dig at Pundit?
« Reply #156 on: February 08, 2022, 04:39:01 PM »
The idea here is that if anyone likes stuff that's mainstream popular, then they're "programmed" and "NPCs". Which is bullshit. Some people genuinely like the music of corporate boy bands like the Monkees and KISS, or more modern equivalents like BTS.

I think for some part of the problem isnt so much liking X, as that odds are that in liking X and listening to X a person may be turned to whatever agenda X has implanted in it. And the SJW brainwashing screed is very effective at this as it couches it as something positive and productive. When its anything but.

Of course the moral guardians and SJWs also use this same excuse to attack groups and interests with fake 'proof' of brainwashing. When in fact they are the ones doing the brainwashing.
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