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License the IP to a reputable game company for them to produce, thus giving long term fans an edition they enjoy and allowing new gamers to become fans?

 A 50/50 toss up.

Look at Cubicle 7. Regarded as a reputable company, yet look what they went and did with WHFRP 4e...

What did they do to 4e?

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Wonder if they're talking about China's treatment of Uyghurs or the current border crisis in Tangency now.
In all fairness the treatment of Uyghurs is a shameful matter. But since no oil in the region is involved and a lot of $$$s are overall involved in the commerce with China, I don't think that we will hear "Let's free the good guys and punish the baddies!! Rah!! Rah!!-Iraq 2003 cover" any soon.
Probably not, but there are options aside from 'level Beijing with tactical nukes and then invade'. Yanking China's most favored nation trading status might be a good start.
MFN was something we shouldn’t have given them to begin with. The idea that opening up the market economies to China would result in democratization is some kind of perversted Marxist thinking.

Straight up underpant gnomes level of thinking.

Step 1 -- allow the Chinese to steal our IP
Step 2 -- ??????
Step 3 -- Profit!

Those who allowed the IP theft profited by allowing it, at least. Largely because they weren't the IP holders, so the graft they received was pure profit.

Tech companies in particular have straight up had their IP stolen by the Chinese. Huawei didn't develop their own hardly anything. It was forgiven all for a promise of mainland market access in 5 years or so.

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No, actually they didn't. Unless you consider making over 80K rich.

$80k won't even get you a middle-class lifestyle in the rural south, much less on the coasts...but for some reason people who think working fries at McDonalds is a "career" also think anyone making six figures is driving a Bentley to their helipad.

I had/have a middle class lifestyle in the rural south making that kind of money. Wife doesn't work either.

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The RPGPundit's Own Forum / Re: Covid, the "lockdowns" etc.
« on: April 14, 2021, 09:12:05 AM »
Are you getting tired of seeing the Conspiracy Facts being proven correct time and time again byt the MSM?

Ah, yes. The good ol' ToryGraph, who is racking up the COVID-19 denial frequent flyer miles. Including an IPSO-forced take down and a number of lawsuits. "Just because they were infected by the coronavirus and died because their body didn't have enough oxygen, that doesn't mean they *actually* died of COVID. Just look at the comorbidities."

Also, as another point on a similar topic, when you've got all the beds in the local ICU filled by people on ventilators, the 87-year-old (who was my father) gets sent to a hospital twenty miles further on where they can actually investigate why he's been spitting up blood for the past twenty-four hours. And then he dies. My brother's church has had roughly three times the number of deaths in the past 12 months than in any other twelve month period in his twenty-plus years as their pastor. Sure, it's anecdotal, but it's part of a larger pattern that shows that people are dying who otherwise wouldn't because of the virus (not because of the lockdown like some of you idiots seem to think).

Sorry to hear of your father's passing.

Just to be clear, he died while en route to the twenty-miles further away hospital? And your claim is that he would have not died if he had been able to go to the closer hospital?

I have no doubt that deaths for 2020 were up for your brother's church. Church populations tend to skew older, and COVID has a higher mortality rate in older populations.

And the knock-on effects of lockdowns do kill people.
https://www.city-journal.org/death-and-lockdowns

I believe the gentleman is implying deaths are up at the church because of poor care, as seems to be the case with his father. Miscarriages were up by 30% (or so, don't remember exactly) in the England. Hasn't been a whole lot of deep reflection as to why.

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Wonder if they're talking about China's treatment of Uyghurs or the current border crisis in Tangency now.
In all fairness the treatment of Uyghurs is a shameful matter. But since no oil in the region is involved and a lot of $$$s are overall involved in the commerce with China, I don't think that we will hear "Let's free the good guys and punish the baddies!! Rah!! Rah!!-Iraq 2003 cover" any soon.
Probably not, but there are options aside from 'level Beijing with tactical nukes and then invade'. Yanking China's most favored nation trading status might be a good start.
MFN was something we shouldn’t have given them to begin with. The idea that opening up the market economies to China would result in democratization is some kind of perversted Marxist thinking.

Straight up underpant gnomes level of thinking.

Step 1 -- allow the Chinese to steal our IP
Step 2 -- ??????
Step 3 -- Profit!

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Same with Vampire/WoD. So what do the IP holders do when the 20th anniversary release is relatively successful?

Heaven forbid they give the customer base what it wants with a updated and streamlined version of Vampire the Masquerade where the known system issues are actually addressed. Nooooo! What the fanbase really wants is our new expression of what it means to be a woe is me monster!

ROTFL! Bring back the World of Darkness in a way that the old fans can get behind? Such nonsense! Vampire is a Storytelling Game for snowflake auteurs... Not for the unwashed masses who want to play katanas and trenchcoats!

Like what 5th Edition did to Vampire. I shudder to think what White Wolf is gonna do to Werewolf, my favorite line.

License the IP to a reputable game company for them to produce, thus giving long term fans an edition they enjoy and allowing new gamers to become fans?

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Follow up question. Did Dan have his account deleted, something TBP claims is impossible? Because I couldn't find any forum posts by the dude, just references to reviews.

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Can someone explain the Dan Davenport situation over there? I could have sworn the dude used to be a mod, or at least posted a lot. All that's left are reviews he did. I see he's a user here now.

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But it says well regulated! And militia! Never mind what the militia was in late 18th century, they clearly mean the national guard.

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Not to criticize the artist with their diverse art there

But does nobody at Wizards remember the oil paintings? The ink art? Do they feel no shame?

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Also, for those who want the source documents for the neo-Aztec revival: https://christopherrufo.com/revenge-of-the-gods/
And Snopes published a "fact check" of the press release. https://www.snopes.com/fact-check/california-ethnic-studies-genocide/

Assuming Snopes is still remotely reliable and hasn't been completely infiltrated by the woke... R. Tolteka Cuauhtin is still appropriating Aztec religion, sanitizing it of all the unattractive human sacrifice bits and everything else related to Aztec culture, and selectively reinterpreting ancient beliefs to suit his political agenda.

I don't think anybody has a problem with Mexicayotl reviving (sanitized versions of) ancient indigenous religious beliefs and practices, heck we do the same thing with the Abrahamic religions all the time, but if you're just making shit up and misappropriating then what's even the point?

I'm pretty sure that alternate history video games made by white people are more respectful of actual Aztec beliefs and personhood.

Won't be long before the human sacrifice gets brought back in.

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The RPGPundit's Own Forum / Re: Covid, the "lockdowns" etc.
« on: April 02, 2021, 09:44:25 AM »
I would be fine with 10k representatives. Make it much harder to bribe, it would create more regional parties/independents, and my rep might actually answer the phone if I call him.

It would be bonkers but our system of government doesn't work to well with how big it is anyway.

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The RPGPundit's Own Forum / Re: Covid, the "lockdowns" etc.
« on: April 01, 2021, 01:55:25 PM »
MTG is purely the prerogative of her constituents.
Absolutely. I'm very strongly in favor of more minority views being represented in Congress. The problem with representing half a million people geographically contiguous people is you almost always end up with someone very bland. The exceptions are in districts with a one-party lock, where nutjobs like AOC or MTG can get elected. There's a good argument for drastically increasing the number of reps, or for detaching one of the houses of Congress from the land and allowing them to be voted in by more widely dispersed but cohesive groups. That would allow minority parties to have representation equal to their popular support, instead of effectively zero. For instance, the Libertarian Party won 3.28% of the votes in the 2016 presidential election -- yet in the House, they won 0 seats, when that percentage should translate into about 14. The Green Party got 1.1% in the same election, which should translate into about 5 seats. The system is strongly biased against minority views.

The problem is with the political discourse that's going to use her opposition as a weapon to promote covid vaccines.

Not a fan of proportional representation systems. I would be fine if we returned to the original constitution when it comes to reps and senators though.

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The RPGPundit's Own Forum / Re: Covid, the "lockdowns" etc.
« on: April 01, 2021, 01:53:32 PM »
https://uproxx.com/viral/marjorie-taylor-greene-vaccine-passports-mark-of-the-beast/

The most sane and stable person in Congress (reminder: Biden and Harris are no longer members of Congress) has moved on from warning us all about Jewish space lasers, to calling vaccine passports Biden's Mark of the Beast. No, I'm not sure how that works.

Totalitarians must be eating this up, because damn it's a lot easier to sell someone a shit sandwich if your competition is selling a sandwich full of shards of glass (that were used to make space lasers).

MTG is purely the prerogative of her constituents. Congress used to be full "local yokels" who represent their district. You still see it with minority politicians. With white politicians? Very rare nowadays. No more Charlie Wilson's, Ron Paul's or James Traficant's.
Good for her to faithfully represent her constituents. Too bad though that we have a population behind the idiotic beliefs she champions.

Oh we're talking about bad populations now are we? Plenty of room to explore there.

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Bob did some pretty intense boomer posting on facebook which is what got JG products removed from GG.

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