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Messages - Joey2k

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I keep seeing statistics stating that right wing white supremacists (even though those two things are not at all synonymous) are responsible for more terroristic violence than leftists. And I don't buy it at all.

Why?

If all this "right wing" violence was going on, with as far left as the media has become, they would be chomping at the bit to get it on the air in front of as many people as possible as often as possible to validate their fucked up world view. The fact that the stories are not showing up on the 6 o'clock news indicates that the stories are just not there.

I don't watch television much, but it seems to me that the violence is getting widespread attention. I think the El Paso Walmart shooting last year was clearly right-wing, and it got a lot of attention. With 23 deaths, that's a big chunk of the violence just in that one incident. The synagogue shootings (Poway and Philidelphia) are also generally considered right wing. There's a lot of wiggle room, though, in what gets classified as "terrorist" as well as what is classified as "right-wing", so I think it's certainly up for debate.

This year, violence has been down so far, thankfully. One can see a breakdown of incidents in things like this report:

https://www.csis.org/analysis/war-comes-home-evolution-domestic-terrorism-united-states

The trick is in how they include incidents into the list, and how they classify them as left-wing, right-wing, or otherwise. That seems like a potentially quite subjective process. They're not inventing incidents wholesale, though. There genuinely are right-wing killings and plots. This year, for example, there were The Base members who planned murder in Georgia, the Bay Area boogaloo killings, and the plot to kidnap the Michigan governor.

I suppose it also depends on whether you are counting incidents or individual counts/charges.

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I have not noticed you denouncing even one of the many, many murders committed by right wing extremists in the US.

I keep seeing statistics stating that right wing white supremacists (even though those two things are not at all synonymous) are responsible for more terroristic violence than leftists. And I don't buy it at all.

Why?

If all this "right wing" violence was going on, with as far left as the media has become, they would be chomping at the bit to get it on the air in front of as many people as possible as often as possible to validate their fucked up world view. The fact that the stories are not showing up on the 6 o'clock news indicates that the stories are just not there.

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Play by Post Games / Re: how old were you when you started ?
« on: November 24, 2020, 02:36:37 pm »
First real RPG was WEG's Star Wars 1E around age 14 (was interested in D&D but this was during the "Satanic Panic" era so I wasn't allowed. 

First got into the idea of RPGs through Lone Wolf and Fighting Fantasy game books though

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I bought the 5E Essentials set, read through half the character creation section, saw it was more of the same fiddly nonsense that had made me drop D&D during the 3.5 era, and promptly resold it.  I'd consider getting back on board if they ever got back to basics while bringing in some more consistency and polish. But several OSR games have already accomplished that for me, so it'll be a tough sell.

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Another drive-by shitpost from Nobody. Odds on whether he/she/ze actually comes back to post in their own thread?

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This sort of attitude basically inevitably makes rpgs more white not less and more European in their inspiration.

Basically there's a simple arithmetic.  Why would you now publish something like the Hordlelands or Kara-Tur or Kindred of the East?  For one thing you'd be opening a huge hornets nest as every up and coming grifter looking to make their name will be poring through your book for the slightest mistep or making one up if they can't find one.  And hiring the last generation as 'consultants' is just a waste of time - the next generation make space for themselves precisely by making out their predecessors to be just another symptom of the problem (this pattern became obvious to me when I took a development studies subject 20 years ago).

And of course, if you're going around accusing people of digital yellowface or blackface, then you're threatening to dramatically cut the audience for such products (because, of course, you also can't play a white person in a non-white setting - as that would be the 'white saviour' trope).

So it will be generic eurocentric Forgotten Realms or similar to the end of time. (With random superficial diversity tacked on).

Yeah, wasn't there just another "controversy" that too many players in BG3 were playing white males?

Which way do they want it? Are we supposed to branch out and play other races or stay in our lane?

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Soon, all of his NPCs will be GM inserts of himself, because that's all that will be left open to him.

Now that is hilarious. The natural progression of this particular brand of lunacy

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Other Games / Re: Why D&D SJWs are Attacking Baldur's Gate
« on: November 14, 2020, 11:21:31 pm »

It was meant as a callback to the original Balder's Gate team, which came from Interplay, which made FallOut. Surprisingly, the blue outfit selected did resemble the iconic videogame character, they were laughing about it and it was cute. However, it was the Vidya Gaem Urinalists who Reee'd "WHITE MAN! WHITE MAN NAHTSEE BAD!!! GRRR....". Thereby, making claims that the players of the game are bad and evil people.
This caught the devs by surprise and their reactions show it. In fact, being an indie studio, they were probably unaware that this would be spun and spun until ... https://boundingintocomics.com/2020/10/16/baldurs-gate-3-devs-sorely-disappointed-that-most-popular-character-creation-option-is-a-white-human-male/

"Skin conditions"?? "Hearing and mobility aids"??  What the actual fuck???

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Another vote for Mini Six. Distilled my favorite system into an even more user friendly package AND made it free.

I also had some good times with Dungeonslayers. Rules-lightish class based fantasy rpg with an older D&D feel. I think the site is gone but the pdf is still floating around out there.

Have to go with BFRPG as well, for the sheer amount of material out there for it.

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To follow up the Asian Gawain we now have a black King Arthur.

https://www.popbuzz.com/tv-film/features/devon-terrell/age/

Greetings!

Geesus. You know, if these morons love *black* culture so much, why don't they create books and films about fucking black African culture, history, and mythology? They somehow must always fuck up anything that is from Western Civilization and white European with crying about how we need to get more Asians, more blacks, more Muslims somehow into fucking everything. Lets just strip out all main characters from European history and mythology and "reimagine" them as being black or Asian!

These people that seek to "reimagine" everything are fucking retarded morons.

Semper Fidelis,

SHARK

Try remaking Shaka Zulu with a bunch of white guys and see what happens (as it should)

Or Shaft starring Bruce Willis (as I teased my co-worker of color with).

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Pen and Paper Roleplaying Games (RPGs) Discussion / Re: Forgotten RPGs
« on: October 04, 2020, 03:35:31 pm »
Legend of Yore is another one (although I don't know if you can call it "forgotten" since I don't think anyone ever knew about it to begin with).  I used to own it, I honestly didn't read the rules, but it did have what seemed like a decent setting attached to it (one part that impressed me was that trolls, goblins, and other humanoids had their own kingdoms/lands rather than just being monsters that roamed around the countryside, which seemed pretty novel at the time).

Same can be said of Battle Axe RPG, another that I kept just for the setting and never actually paid much attention to the rules.

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The RPGPundit's Own Forum / Re: 2020 Election Commentary
« on: September 30, 2020, 07:05:05 pm »
1285 cases doesn't mean 1285 fraudulent votes, right?

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Pen and Paper Roleplaying Games (RPGs) Discussion / Re: Forgotten RPGs
« on: September 22, 2020, 10:06:31 pm »
Pretty sure I used to have Shades of Heroes. In fact, I started a thread on it right here 14 years ago asking if anyone had heard of it, but apparently no one had :D

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The RPGPundit's Own Forum / Black Rifle Coffee Company
« on: August 19, 2020, 08:30:25 pm »
Quote from: The Spaniard;1145492
I've only had the Freedom Fuel Dark roast.  I liked it.  The Just Black is good too.


I broke down this week and got a bag of the Just Black. It was good, but a little on the weak side flavor-wise. I added an extra scoop to my normal batch (a 4-cup brew, I usually use one scoop per 6 oz water) and it was just right.

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The RPGPundit's Own Forum / Black Rifle Coffee Company
« on: August 11, 2020, 01:41:58 pm »
Quote from: The Spaniard;1144287
The coffee is good, but a little pricey.

This is what has kept me from pulling the trigger, so to speak.  That and the fact that I'm a dark roast guy and they have three different ones, not sure which to get (I like a rich, earthy dark roast).

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