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As said here and elsewhere. The problem is oft when you get a faction within a group that treats it as if it were a disease they need to spread to others. Preferably the younger the better now it seems. And of course there is going to be resistance. These extremist factions give the groups they are latched onto an increasingly negative image.

Look at how storygamers, or more to the point, Pundits swine and the worst of the Foregeites went at RPGs trying to co-opt RPGs to infest as many as they could. And resistance built up and still persists because they sure as hell have not given up.

A disease, a vermin, who must be cleansed with fire and murder.

Cant we use poison and murder like civilised people?

Even here I cannot escape civility discourse, what a society

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As said here and elsewhere. The problem is oft when you get a faction within a group that treats it as if it were a disease they need to spread to others. Preferably the younger the better now it seems. And of course there is going to be resistance. These extremist factions give the groups they are latched onto an increasingly negative image.

Look at how storygamers, or more to the point, Pundits swine and the worst of the Foregeites went at RPGs trying to co-opt RPGs to infest as many as they could. And resistance built up and still persists because they sure as hell have not given up.

A disease, a vermin, who must be cleansed with fire and murder.

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I've been out of work since last year. Got laid off about mid-summer. My unemployment got extended with Covid benefits, increased with the latest stimulus, and there are no job search requirements until further notice. My state is at phase 3 lockdowns, with a few counties returning to phase 2.

I've done some looking for work, I wouldn't turn a job offer down if it was around my pay rate and in my field, but if the government wants to give me money to stay home, that's their decision. I feel not one whit guilty about it.

But the dignity, man, what about the dignity.

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Thanks for the input Mr Bezos.

Average lower pay, fewer benefits, exemptions from labor law requirements bc of size, harder to unionize if you're into that kinda thing. Small businesses are a shit deal for anyone but the owner.

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The RPGPundit's Own Forum / Re: Covid, the "lockdowns" etc.
« on: Today at 11:58:52 AM »
Your post made it sound like people were being killed by superfast flows...
Only if you read things into my post that aren't there. Though you could read my post and think people were directly fleeing an eruption, instead of being evacuated because there was an eruption nearby, because I didn't go into much detail. But I assumed that the timing (last week) and common knowledge of how eruptions work (people fleeing lava or pyroclastic flows are things that only really happen in movies) would dispel any confusion, and even if not, anyone interested in the subject would click on the link.

Some of your assumptions are sketchy. Dozens dead from covid assumes all 20K people being evacuated catch the disease, which is not even close to a realistic assumption. And the whole point is the government's decision. It wasn't to isolate or otherwise trying to contain people who might be infected, or otherwise taking reasonable measures to mitigate any potential problems. They're not even, like the cruise ship itself, insisting on a negative PCR test. Their position is no shot, no evacuation. That's more than appalling. It's in the same category as death camps or death squads.

Why do you still keep responding to this communist? He has got to be on the CCP payroll for all the bullshit he posts.

Everybody deserves a voice even mentally challenged people like you and me.

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Need free space?  Use the library: it needs more patronage these days.

Many libraries already run games, either staff GMed, or volunteer. If you want to extend game mastering beyond your own home, it's a great way to spread the hobby.

even better if you are less SJW inclined. You have the opportunity to counter some of the indoctrination going on.

Reject bad and wrong SJW indoctrination, embrace good and right conservative indoctrination. Always Be Indoctrinatin

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The RPGPundit's Own Forum / Re: Covid, the "lockdowns" etc.
« on: April 15, 2021, 11:00:02 PM »
Have you considered we ought to be controlled, look at what we waste our time doing when we're not
If we're not qualified to run our own lives, doesn't that prove, more than anything, that we're not qualified to control each other?

I'm using a real narrow "we" here confined to the site membership, idk about the people outside that box.

An idealist! I don't think I have as much faith in humanity, even a small selection of it, as you do.

Oh no, the "we" is the bit that ought to be controlled.

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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 live pretty well, certainly middle class, on that amount of money in Oklahoma. However I am far from rich, or even upper middle class. That 80K is the cut off point for stimulus now (150K for married couples)... but the notion that the stimulus is a life changer or even a month's bills for most of us is ridiculous... though it can get to useful levels if you have lots of kids or dependents. We have a guy at work here with 10 kids, so that was a 14K stimulus for him, his wife and their brood.

The stimulus combined with unemployment no questions asked and boosted unemployment and no evictions has hurt employers of lower end pay scale people.  I have a friend who need warehouse folks and he just can't find anyone who wants to work for $15 and hour. They make more than that unemployed.  I don't know how that's all going to work out longer them but it's like having a dungeon crawl and the fighter stays home.  I mean everyone limps along but it's really distorted.

That's fine, small business owners are bad for employees.

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I rather run MY own universe without other imput than the PCs acctions on it thank you.

What's good about it

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The RPGPundit's Own Forum / Re: Covid, the "lockdowns" etc.
« on: April 15, 2021, 06:08:59 PM »
Have you considered we ought to be controlled, look at what we waste our time doing when we're not
If we're not qualified to run our own lives, doesn't that prove, more than anything, that we're not qualified to control each other?

I'm using a real narrow "we" here confined to the site membership, idk about the people outside that box.

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The RPGPundit's Own Forum / Re: Covid, the "lockdowns" etc.
« on: April 15, 2021, 05:31:21 PM »
The CDC has finally admitted what scientists have been saying for months and months:
https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/more/science-and-research/surface-transmission.html (updated April 5, 2021)
COVID-19 is primarily spread through aerosolization.

Even The Atlantic is calling the fetish for cleaning surfaces "hygiene theater".
https://www.theatlantic.com/ideas/archive/2021/04/end-hygiene-theater/618576

Even The Atlantic is calling the fetish for cleaning surfaces "hygiene theater".
https://www.theatlantic.com/ideas/archive/2021/04/end-hygiene-theater/618576

Nothin surprising there, 20 years on and we're still wasting our fuckin time at airport checkpoints. We love us some performatism.

...because it is all about control.

...and fear has always been the best gateway to control.

Have you considered we ought to be controlled, look at what we waste our time doing when we're not

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If I'm remembering rightly, I had my membership fee (for rental of the venue) waived, and I got a small discount (10% maybe?) at the  gaming store associated with the group.  But it was more about getting my gaming on out of the house. Also, it was fun to run in a shared universe with other Storytellers.

Yeah the lure of shared universe and continuity among many groups is fucking crack to a lot of gamers, most of em should really know better it's hard to do.

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Thanks I'm glad you like it I think the corncob pipe is a real good symbolic indicator of a corncob pipe.

What's it indicate to you about cultural trends in tabletop rpgs that you didn't already know

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Yeah this'll definitely happen everywhere for sure. Gonna gitcher tables next, bois.

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The RPGPundit's Own Forum / Re: Covid, the "lockdowns" etc.
« on: April 15, 2021, 12:17:01 PM »
Even The Atlantic is calling the fetish for cleaning surfaces "hygiene theater".
https://www.theatlantic.com/ideas/archive/2021/04/end-hygiene-theater/618576

Nothin surprising there, 20 years on and we're still wasting our fuckin time at airport checkpoints. We love us some performatism.

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