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Author Topic: THAC0 the Clown in Witchlight Adventure a Dig at Pundit?  (Read 6712 times)

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Re: THAC0 the Clown in Witchlight Adventure a Dig at Pundit?
« Reply #30 on: October 11, 2021, 10:33:05 PM »
Paladins and clerics not having a god has been a thing since 2e.  A stupid, cheesy thing, but a thing nonetheless.

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Re: THAC0 the Clown in Witchlight Adventure a Dig at Pundit?
« Reply #31 on: October 11, 2021, 10:41:38 PM »
THACO the Clown can't be Pundit, because he is not the final boss.

Amen and awomen!

Thaco the Clown isn't an attack on me. It's an attack on YOU. I'm just in their way.

It's not an attack on me. Attacks on me result in bad things.

The pipe clown is probably a direct dig at RPGPundit because they can't erase him from 5e's design consultancy until 50E arrives. Too many people have the early prints with his name in the credits and that grinds them.

However, the pipe clown is enough not-RPGPundit for the human garbage brigade to leap up and down "laughing" that anyone would see a connection. So in the retard land of Twatter, it's a "win-win"

I truly hope this is WotC's direction for their products. It will do wonders for segregating the hobby further. "D&D for theater kids" deserves its own utopia far far away from the rest of us.




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Re: THAC0 the Clown in Witchlight Adventure a Dig at Pundit?
« Reply #32 on: October 12, 2021, 03:17:16 PM »
Assuming you're a regular gamer who likes D&D as it has largely been through most of its history, it absolutely IS an attack on you, Spinachat.

And the Human Garbage Brigade has already gleefully proclaimed that the clown absolutely is me on Twitter. Both to try to do WoTC's bidding in attacking the most effective and important OSR figure standing in their way, and to try to fool regular gamers into thinking it isn't also an attack on them.

Make no mistake: this is Crawford, Perkins et al saying to ALL regular gamers "we have always despised you, and now we think that we don't need you anymore".
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Re: THAC0 the Clown in Witchlight Adventure a Dig at Pundit?
« Reply #33 on: October 12, 2021, 03:26:35 PM »
Assuming you're a regular gamer who likes D&D as it has largely been through most of its history, it absolutely IS an attack on you, Spinachat.

And the Human Garbage Brigade has already gleefully proclaimed that the clown absolutely is me on Twitter. Both to try to do WoTC's bidding in attacking the most effective and important OSR figure standing in their way, and to try to fool regular gamers into thinking it isn't also an attack on them.

Make no mistake: this is Crawford, Perkins et al saying to ALL regular gamers "we have always despised you, and now we think that we don't need you anymore".

   Well, they probably dont.  I think D&D, if it can have just *one* decent movie made, will no longer need anyone who ever played it, much like Marvel.   I have to think they already rake in cash from miniatures (which though useful for D&D I am sure have other people buying them) and video game licensing.  I could be wrong there, but I see them as trying to push to an area where their IP is much more important than the game on the table, and they hope to have a massive run of movies and the like and can pretty much forget completely about any fans who built anything. 

   That is fine with me.   Crawford lost me a good long time ago, and he certainly feels he doesnt need me, and the reality is, I do not need him or his version of the game.   Between the internet and legions of people inspired by that game, there will always be RPGs to play, and a whole bunch of them might just take up sticking to making games and not having a bone to pick.

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Re: THAC0 the Clown in Witchlight Adventure a Dig at Pundit?
« Reply #34 on: October 12, 2021, 03:54:38 PM »
Assuming you're a regular gamer who likes D&D as it has largely been through most of its history, it absolutely IS an attack on you, Spinachat.

And the Human Garbage Brigade has already gleefully proclaimed that the clown absolutely is me on Twitter. Both to try to do WoTC's bidding in attacking the most effective and important OSR figure standing in their way, and to try to fool regular gamers into thinking it isn't also an attack on them.

Make no mistake: this is Crawford, Perkins et al saying to ALL regular gamers "we have always despised you, and now we think that we don't need you anymore".

   Well, they probably dont.  I think D&D, if it can have just *one* decent movie made, will no longer need anyone who ever played it, much like Marvel.   I have to think they already rake in cash from miniatures (which though useful for D&D I am sure have other people buying them) and video game licensing.  I could be wrong there, but I see them as trying to push to an area where their IP is much more important than the game on the table, and they hope to have a massive run of movies and the like and can pretty much forget completely about any fans who built anything. 

   That is fine with me.   Crawford lost me a good long time ago, and he certainly feels he doesnt need me, and the reality is, I do not need him or his version of the game.   Between the internet and legions of people inspired by that game, there will always be RPGs to play, and a whole bunch of them might just take up sticking to making games and not having a bone to pick.
That is a mighty big 'if' to hang their hopes on though.

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Re: THAC0 the Clown in Witchlight Adventure a Dig at Pundit?
« Reply #35 on: October 12, 2021, 05:37:29 PM »
Come on guys.  People that dont like stupid DnD names are not real old school people anyway.

If anything they really should have call it 0CAHT the Clown
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Re: THAC0 the Clown in Witchlight Adventure a Dig at Pundit?
« Reply #36 on: October 12, 2021, 05:58:09 PM »
The worst thing about this is how insipid and useless it is as adventure content. How fun it will be to meet an NPC who says as little as possible and whom none of the other NPCs know anything about. Reminds me of the "neither running nor tarrying, not joking or singing" bandits from the Forest Oracle.

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Re: THAC0 the Clown in Witchlight Adventure a Dig at Pundit?
« Reply #37 on: October 12, 2021, 06:00:19 PM »
The worst thing about this is how insipid and useless it is as adventure content. How fun it will be to meet an NPC who says as little as possible and whom none of the other NPCs know anything about. Reminds me of the "neither running nor tarrying, not joking or singing" bandits from the Forest Oracle.

He's truly not important to the adventure except in the context that he has an ongoing feud with another more important NPC (Burly). The PCs stand a pretty decent chance of allying with Burly and coming up with a plan with him, and Thaco is one potential hitch in that plan.

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Re: THAC0 the Clown in Witchlight Adventure a Dig at Pundit?
« Reply #38 on: October 12, 2021, 06:19:24 PM »
I hope THAC0 is weak to anyone without an alignment, anyone with a battle wheelchair, or anyone with x card or properly filled out player safety document or to a properly constructed cosplay freakshit. 
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Re: THAC0 the Clown in Witchlight Adventure a Dig at Pundit?
« Reply #39 on: October 12, 2021, 06:34:02 PM »
I would like to know how the fuck can any Grognard "gatekeep" any "kid" from playing 5e?

Keeping kids from playing 5e is easy. All you need to do is not run D&D for your children or their friends. Break the chain. Make sure your kids don't have any nostalgic memories of Dungeons & Dragons that can be exploited by woke corporations.

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Re: THAC0 the Clown in Witchlight Adventure a Dig at Pundit?
« Reply #40 on: October 12, 2021, 06:37:44 PM »
I would like to know how the fuck can any Grognard "gatekeep" any "kid" from playing 5e?

Keeping kids from playing 5e is easy. All you need to do is not run D&D for your children or their friends. Break the chain. Make sure your kids don't have any nostalgic memories of Dungeons & Dragons that can be exploited by woke corporations.

But you know that they by "kid" mean a twentysomething, and by gatekeeping they mean the magic power off by criticizing/moking a corporate product to stop said "kid" from becoming a paypig to the corporation.

My boy is 20 years old, he was schooled by me on principles and character, he's not part of the perpetually offended on someone else's behalf and he doesn't play TTRPGs  :(
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Re: THAC0 the Clown in Witchlight Adventure a Dig at Pundit?
« Reply #41 on: October 12, 2021, 07:33:01 PM »
Assuming you're a regular gamer who likes D&D as it has largely been through most of its history, it absolutely IS an attack on you, Spinachat.

And the Human Garbage Brigade has already gleefully proclaimed that the clown absolutely is me on Twitter. Both to try to do WoTC's bidding in attacking the most effective and important OSR figure standing in their way, and to try to fool regular gamers into thinking it isn't also an attack on them.

Make no mistake: this is Crawford, Perkins et al saying to ALL regular gamers "we have always despised you, and now we think that we don't need you anymore".

   Well, they probably dont.  I think D&D, if it can have just *one* decent movie made, will no longer need anyone who ever played it, much like Marvel.   I have to think they already rake in cash from miniatures (which though useful for D&D I am sure have other people buying them) and video game licensing.  I could be wrong there, but I see them as trying to push to an area where their IP is much more important than the game on the table, and they hope to have a massive run of movies and the like and can pretty much forget completely about any fans who built anything. 

   That is fine with me.   Crawford lost me a good long time ago, and he certainly feels he doesnt need me, and the reality is, I do not need him or his version of the game.   Between the internet and legions of people inspired by that game, there will always be RPGs to play, and a whole bunch of them might just take up sticking to making games and not having a bone to pick.
That is a mighty big 'if' to hang their hopes on though.

  Yes it is.

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Re: THAC0 the Clown in Witchlight Adventure a Dig at Pundit?
« Reply #42 on: October 12, 2021, 07:42:11 PM »
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9) THAC0 cannot stand children and think's they're like roaches.
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Speaking of clowns, at least WoTC hasn't adopted Kinko the kid loving clown as their mascot... yet.

Plubicly, because the judges for MtG was infested with Kinko imitators... If you know what I mean.

Given WotC's public actions towards those who pointed out all the Kinko imitators at MtG events.

I'm rather glad that THACO the Clown/Traditional Gamers, are shown to not be overly fond of children...
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Re: THAC0 the Clown in Witchlight Adventure a Dig at Pundit?
« Reply #43 on: October 12, 2021, 11:54:46 PM »
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9) THAC0 cannot stand children and think's they're like roaches.
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Speaking of clowns, at least WoTC hasn't adopted Kinko the kid loving clown as their mascot... yet.

Plubicly, because the judges for MtG was infested with Kinko imitators... If you know what I mean.

Given WotC's public actions towards those who pointed out all the Kinko imitators at MtG events.

I'm rather glad that THACO the Clown/Traditional Gamers, are shown to not be overly fond of children...

WotC sure didn't like those pointing the Kinko imitators, they made sure to let us all know by banning them from all and any official events and lying about them.
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Re: THAC0 the Clown in Witchlight Adventure a Dig at Pundit?
« Reply #44 on: October 13, 2021, 01:06:36 AM »
Reminds me of the picture of Elminster in the 3E book for Forgotten Realms.  Maybe this is Elminster in disguise.  Maybe they are going to redo FR for 5.5?