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Author Topic: The Hadosee controversy, what is it all about?  (Read 3285 times)

3catcircus

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Re: The Hadosee controversy, what is it all about?
« Reply #45 on: September 08, 2022, 07:01:14 AM »
This was all clever viral marketing for my new book, 100 Fantasy Race Stand-Ins for Black People. Coming soon to a bookseller near you!

So - that's... That's a very long viral marketing campaign. I mean - orcs, drow, and now this?  I commend you on your commitment to really selling the work (work in the professional wrestling sense of the word...)

The hadosee controversy won't be the end of it - some butt-hurt folks (or is that folx) will pivot to the next outrage du jour...

The real question remains unanswered - who decided that the lore needed an update to begin with - because professional victim complaints aside - it's just not compelling - it's badly-written and lacks imagination.  Had they thrown in lore that was a teaser to what the yazirians would become "in tha fyoochah" (said in 1950s radio announcer voice) or even the opposite (D&D being the future of Star Frontiers). There could have been some really cool tie-ins (so "that's" where the spaceship in Barrier Peaks comes from!) but like everything else of late, they fucked it up.
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Re: The Hadosee controversy, what is it all about?
« Reply #46 on: September 08, 2022, 07:27:39 AM »
They literally stole the Gith race and gave them sugar glider wings.

Nope.

If anything the Yazirians as they originally appeared seemed to be based on similar ideas as the Phantons from Isle of Dread.

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Re: The Hadosee controversy, what is it all about?
« Reply #47 on: September 08, 2022, 08:50:47 AM »
They literally stole the Gith race and gave them sugar glider wings.

Nope.

If anything the Yazirians as they originally appeared seemed to be based on similar ideas as the Phantons from Isle of Dread.
Yeah, they definitely look like phantons but with more of a primate aspect as opposed to lemur/squirrel.

As usual, any depiction of a primate-esque race in an RPG draws screams of 'DAT'S RAYCISS' (sigh). You'd THINK they'd be all about a slave race that frees itself and goes out into the galaxy to succeed -- lol, nope.

I wonder if Eclipse Phase has these problems with neo-primate characters?

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Re: The Hadosee controversy, what is it all about?
« Reply #48 on: September 08, 2022, 09:25:10 AM »
So, if the Hadosee and Orcs and Drow are all black people, who are the pale guys with elbow testicles?
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Re: The Hadosee controversy, what is it all about?
« Reply #49 on: September 08, 2022, 11:04:06 AM »
Nobody tell the wokies about the Sesheyans!

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Re: The Hadosee controversy, what is it all about?
« Reply #50 on: September 08, 2022, 11:16:15 AM »
This was all clever viral marketing for my new book, 100 Fantasy Race Stand-Ins for Black People. Coming soon to a bookseller near you!

Shut up and take my money!

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Re: The Hadosee controversy, what is it all about?
« Reply #51 on: September 08, 2022, 05:24:38 PM »
We'll to need to, if we're ever going to build that time machine so we can go back and build the pyramids.
https://www.britannica.com/video/226777/did-enslaved-people-build-the-pyramids

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Re: The Hadosee controversy, what is it all about?
« Reply #52 on: September 08, 2022, 05:28:51 PM »

The hadosee controversy won't be the end of it - some butt-hurt folks (or is that folx) will pivot to the next outrage du jour...


I think it was Taylor Lane who said the end point of One D&D is going to be everyone is My Little Pony Bards of various "races"

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Re: The Hadosee controversy, what is it all about?
« Reply #53 on: September 08, 2022, 09:03:29 PM »

The hadosee controversy won't be the end of it - some butt-hurt folks (or is that folx) will pivot to the next outrage du jour...


I think it was Taylor Lane who said the end point of One D&D is going to be everyone is My Little Pony Bards of various "races"

You wish it would end so happily.

No.

Remember. There is NO limit to what these lunatics can hallucinate

Earth ponies are an obvious stand in for oppresededed minorities because they have no magic and are used as SLAVES to do all the menial tasks.
Unicorns are obvious priviliged whites who are WACIST because Twilight likes math and books and math is WACIST because it was invented by white people! Also shes purple which is the color used by white WACISTS!

Cat Circuses are obvious representations of white privilege because some cats are WHITE! And they eat mice who are obvious representations of oppresededed minorities! Furthermore Circuses are WACIST because only white people go to them AND they promote GENOCIDE because they have animals from Africa!

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Re: The Hadosee controversy, what is it all about?
« Reply #54 on: September 24, 2022, 11:30:52 PM »
The real question remains unanswered - who decided that the lore needed an update to begin with - because professional victim complaints aside - it's just not compelling - it's badly-written and lacks imagination.

It's such a fumble that it all but seems deliberate.

Earth ponies are an obvious stand in for oppresededed minorities because they have no magic and are used as SLAVES to do all the menial tasks.
Unicorns are obvious priviliged whites who are WACIST because Twilight likes math and books and math is WACIST because it was invented by white people! Also shes purple which is the color used by white WACISTS!

You jest, but this isn't far from the direction the next gen of MLP has taken. Only the Earth ponies ended up on top after magic left the world.