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Author Topic: I interviewed Zak S. about Game Design, Books, Art, and TTRPG Cancel Culture  (Read 2602 times)

VhaidraSaga

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I do NOT want people like this at my table or being given any kind of attention.

Certainly, you do not feel that other people should use slander, and allegations without evidence, to silence their political enemies? I believe that was one of the main points of the interview.

Exactly.

It would be nice. I'm sure Supreme Court Justices Thomas and Kavanaugh appreciate the support.  :)
But let's be honest, this tactic works and it works well. And there is no to very little incentive for the people that use it to stop using it when the current system supports their actions. And I'm fine with a fractured gaming community. Like my family, I don't need to get along with everyone or even like em, just coexist. The problem seems to be, some people don't want me or people who think like me to exist at all, let alone my type of gaming. Interesting interview none the less. I hope you do more with others. Pundit maybe...... Bring liquor lol

With the positive response that the interview has received, I think I'd like to do more in the future too.

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Good to hear. If you do more interviews, would it be themed with rpg people who have been cancelled or faced controversies or would it be people in the rpg world in general?

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Did you ask him about his strange cognitive dissonance when it comes to cancel culture? Zak thinks Cancel Culture has gone too far only in as much as he doesn't want it affecting him and people he agrees with. But he's perfectly fine to cancel others to this very day.



I do NOT want people like this at my table or being given any kind of attention.

Good point.  This looks more like karma or poetic justice than anything else.

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Good to hear. If you do more interviews, would it be themed with rpg people who have been cancelled or faced controversies or would it be people in the rpg world in general?

Probably RPG people in general

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Good to hear. If you do more interviews, would it be themed with rpg people who have been cancelled or faced controversies or would it be people in the rpg world in general?

@Mind Crime, I just did a new interview with OSR creator R. Scott Taylor of Art of the Genre who previously worked for TSR and WotC, among other TTRPG companies. You can see it at https://youtu.be/UaIEG6hDb1g

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Good to hear. If you do more interviews, would it be themed with rpg people who have been cancelled or faced controversies or would it be people in the rpg world in general?

@Mind Crime, I just did a new interview with OSR creator R. Scott Taylor of Art of the Genre who previously worked for TSR and WotC, among other TTRPG companies. You can see it at https://youtu.be/UaIEG6hDb1g

Watching now. Won't get through it all in one sitting, got an aggravated old lady I am praying I pass my Move Silently and Hide in Shadows rolls. Trust me lads, this is one combat that is better to avoid. Thank you for taking time out of your life to do these.

Edit: Made my morale check instead and was able to go ahead and watch it all. Taylor said something later in the interview about DMing and the week leading up to the game. He didn't expand on it, but it got my wheels turning. I used to enjoy the week leading up to the game, getting ready for it. Now, I barely go beyond preparing a few outlines of possibilities. It's not about time or enjoyment anymore, more along the lines of, the guys I play with are assholes and no matter what you prepare for and how ever many angles, they will make it pointless. Lol. It's become easier to just ad lib and bullshit my way through it.

Also smart that he got his printing done in the states so his products should be on time, unlike printings coming out of China and getting hit by supply chain issues. Enjoyable and lighthearted interview.
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