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Author Topic: The RPG Site and White Wolf  (Read 8878 times)

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« on: May 12, 2020, 03:51:19 pm »
Title says it all. The RPG Site's often seen as the polar opposite of RPG.net and Big Purple has typically been pro-White Wolf and later pro-Onyx Path after WW committed the sin of thought crime

Who on this forum has the strangest relationship with White Wolf and the World of Darkness?

Not all of the people listed in the poll have animosity with the company and its settings, mind you. After all, CT Phipps is a fierce White Wolf loyalist while I've got a weird love-hate thing going on.

Pundit hates White Wolf, but he's always been an old-school D&D/OSR guy.

For those who are wondering, this poll is meant as a joke
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« Reply #1 on: May 12, 2020, 04:16:29 pm »
I feel like all the aforementioned should group up and build the ultimate WoD clone that pushes all the buttons you want pushed and eschews all the crap you hate.
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« Reply #2 on: May 12, 2020, 04:17:24 pm »
Being one of the choices in this poll gave me a good laugh. Definitely made my day.

My animosity with the original White Wolf came from the toxic behavior of much of its staff. Who proved honestly to me that they did not deserve my financial support. It became plain to me that staff I had trouble with were some of the most entitled, snotty, and hypocritical people I have ever dealt with.

My favorite White Wolf game was Mage: The Ascension. Specifically the 2nd Edition. I had some real fun with that game.

But when it came down to brass tacks? I sold off the majority of my White Wolf products to buy D20 products. And I have no regrets about that. The community surrounding D20 I found far friendlier. And so were the authors.
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« Reply #3 on: May 12, 2020, 04:29:44 pm »
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I feel like all the aforementioned should group up and build the ultimate WoD clone that pushes all the buttons you want pushed and eschews all the crap you hate.

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« Reply #4 on: May 12, 2020, 04:30:17 pm »
I fuckin' hate WoD. The game and metaplot are shit and the nutbag fringe fanbase permanently turned me off from it. The LARP crowd was and is also hated. White Wolf did a pretty effective job of destroying their own IP though, and I appreciate them for that.

I don't want to OSR WoD, let the fuckin' thing stay dead. Don't look for me to help resurrect it.

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« Reply #5 on: May 12, 2020, 05:22:00 pm »
And honestly? I'm still laughing about the fact that the pro wrestler now owns the trademark to Gangrel. Because when White Wolf went under the first time, there was nothing done to retain the trademarks.
 

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« Reply #6 on: May 12, 2020, 05:26:36 pm »
Also, seeing a bunch of that White Wolf staff decry FATAL on RPG.net, when they produced Werewolf: The Apocalypse. Which was every bit as bad as FATAL was. It did nothing but reinforce my negative views of that company and the people who worked for it.
 

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« Reply #7 on: May 12, 2020, 05:29:35 pm »
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And honestly? I'm still laughing about the fact that the pro wrestler now owns the trademark to Gangrel. Because when White Wolf went under the first time, there was nothing done to retain the trademarks.

Awesome

I still think someone needs to do a Mayberry By Night and submit it to The Storyteller's Vault

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« Reply #8 on: May 12, 2020, 05:34:51 pm »
That just gave me a huge horrid and hysterically funny idea!

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« Reply #9 on: May 12, 2020, 05:40:43 pm »
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And honestly? I'm still laughing about the fact that the pro wrestler now owns the trademark to Gangrel. Because when White Wolf went under the first time, there was nothing done to retain the trademarks.


The Brood was actually one of the better stables in the late 90s WWF; I never really thought about the White Wolf connection until I found out years later he had licensed it from them. Gangrel was a pretty good worker, wasn't my favorite or anything, but he had decent matches. So at least something worthwhile came out of WW's demise.

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« Reply #10 on: May 12, 2020, 05:45:45 pm »
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The Brood was actually one of the better stables in the late 90s WWF; I never really thought about the White Wolf connection until I found out years later he had licensed it from them. Gangrel was a pretty good worker, wasn't my favorite or anything, but he had decent matches. So at least something worthwhile came out of WW's demise.

He has a wrestlling school with the name in Florida. So he's still making money from the name. Which is great for him.  I've got nothing but a positive impression of the guy. Hard worker to this very day.

Plus. He trained under Stu Hart and was a member of Stampede Wrestling. Which makes him absolutely legit to me.
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« Reply #11 on: May 12, 2020, 05:50:20 pm »
I voted for Phipps because at this point it seems he has Stockholm syndrome when it comes to Whitewolf and Onyx Path. I think he's been held hostage by 5th edition since it's been released and now has come to worship it as his new God.

As for me, I'll take my own absence from the Poll as proof I have the healthiest relationship with Whitewolf on the Forum. I love the WoD, but can recognize it's many faults, missteps and mistakes.

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« Reply #12 on: May 12, 2020, 06:43:18 pm »
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I voted for Phipps because at this point it seems he has Stockholm syndrome when it comes to Whitewolf and Onyx Path. I think he's been held hostage by 5th edition since it's been released and now has come to worship it as his new God.


Honestly, I think you may be onto something.

CT Phipps is like the bizarro version of BoxCrayonTales

But who would be the bizarro version of me?

Of course, I voted for myself on the poll. Not sure if I have the most unhealthy relationship with White Wolf, but I'm probably the most mentally unwell regular on this forum.
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« Reply #13 on: May 12, 2020, 06:56:06 pm »
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Honestly, I think you may be onto something.

CT Phipps is like the bizarro version of BoxCrayonTales

You should see him on the Official Onyx Path Forums. It's like White Wolf is David Koresh and he's a Branch Davidian.... I kid I kid.

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But who would be the bizarro version of me?

Probably me, because I'm also a Weeb but happen to like both Goth and Punk and things like The Crow unironically.

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« Reply #14 on: May 12, 2020, 07:06:50 pm »
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You should see him on the Official Onyx Path Forums. It's like White Wolf is David Koresh and he's a Branch Davidian.... I kid I kid.



Probably me, because I'm also a Weeb but happen to like both Goth and Punk and things like The Crow unironically.

I've seen him on the Onyx Path Forums back when I lingered there.

You and me need to have an Epic Rap Battle one of these days.
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