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« Reply #60 on: November 29, 2019, 06:12:52 PM »
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I figured the usual suspects would chime in to defend its use. Bravo on being both predictable and worthless.
If you are so hung up about then you should just use thematic games. Because that's what they are. It has nothing to do with the country the game comes from. It's just a way to seperate nerdy games from more family oriented games. Those latter games have less theme, because that works better for a more mainstream audience. I can play Ticket to Ride with normies, but I don't think I could get my family to play Betrayal at House on the Hill. They would find that weird.
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« Reply #61 on: November 30, 2019, 11:08:37 AM »
Lurking on the site seeing threads where posters talk about an rpg or sourcebook and every new page of said reviewed book requires a trigger warning be included does not give me any shred of hope of TBP every becoming as welcoming as it used to be. To the mindless butt kissing sycophants who rather than do the right thing bend over backwards and happily agree as the site becomes more more regressive. As they rather lose and any all self-respect than be banned from TBP. To the mods making arbitrary decisions on what is  and is not offensive. To the hypocrisy of them labeling myself, others here and Pundit as Alt-Righters when they have become even more corrupt and repressive. It will only get worse if Trump wins a second term as many who go on the site live in a fantasy, imaginary, narrative filled world of their own making. With anything that does not fit into the narrative does not exist.

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« Reply #62 on: November 30, 2019, 01:57:00 PM »
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I figured the usual suspects would chime in to defend its use. Bravo on being both predictable and worthless.


You mean the 90-95% of gamers who aren't offended by it?
The word "problematic" is problematic

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« Reply #63 on: November 30, 2019, 06:48:22 PM »
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many who go on the site live in a fantasy, imaginary, narrative filled world of their own making. With anything that does not fit into the narrative does not exist.

I can't recall who said it, but some brilliant person said, "the only roleplaying most of rpg.net do is pretending to be gamers."

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« Reply #64 on: December 01, 2019, 12:29:17 AM »
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It will only get worse if Trump wins a second term as many who go on the site live in a fantasy, imaginary, narrative filled world of their own making.

Even more reasons to vote for the God Emperor!!

He's the President with Benefits!


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I can't recall who said it, but some brilliant person said, "the only roleplaying most of rpg.net do is pretending to be gamers."

LOL!! I think you're quoting the philosopher known as Kyle of the Aaron clan!


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You mean the 90-95% of gamers who aren't offended by it?

Ameritrash was a bullshit and insulting term that got "reclaimed" because the Euro-abstract aesthetic lost out to games which combined theme and mechanics so the Euro-snob players got shunted out of the limelight, but its still bullshit.

The clowns who pushed the "Ameritrash" narrative were akin the storygame crowd in RPGs. They latched onto one type of game and declared that type to be the "only real games".

Personally, I don't mind abstract games and some are excellent, but I never saw the alleged superiority of Abstraction, just akin to a modern art fetish. But its pretty funny to see how "Ameritrash" gamers absolutely won Kickstarter.

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« Reply #65 on: December 01, 2019, 12:34:15 AM »
Nah, someone else. Jack Spencer Jr? One of those angry posters we used to have.

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« Reply #66 on: December 01, 2019, 12:51:36 AM »
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Nah, someone else. Jack Spencer Jr? One of those angry posters we used to have.
As opposed to the angry ones we still have? :D
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« Reply #67 on: December 01, 2019, 02:47:45 PM »
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As opposed to the angry ones we still have? :D

Generalizations like that make me so furious! :mad:
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