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For fucks sakes, people, quit posting there. Quit reading there. Ignore that place.

RPG.net has, for time immemorial, been a cavalcade of asswipes. Too many of the voices there are the keyboard equivalent of the bean burrito special, and that is their sole purpose in life.  Let places like that suffocate in their own filth.

Play your games. Take what you want off your shelf, get together with like-minded friends, and have fun. It's that simple.
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The RPGPundit's Own Forum / Re: Covid, the "lockdowns" etc.
« Last post by FelixGamingX1 on Today at 09:57:10 AM »
So, this is Australia right now.

I find it silly how you can enter AU as a citizen, but they won’t let you leave.
   For the greater good of the collective citizen.  You wouldnt want to be considered selfish/racist/genocidal now would you?  because if you are out there breathing the air freely, you are dangerous.

Strange flex, at least in the US we remain largely free to decide for ourselves how we live our lives. Still think you’re better off taking the vaccine and moving on past this, especially if you’re in a low-resource country.
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It’s one thing when they try to make their own original product and we all laugh or cringe at it. It’s another when they find something you’re already invested in and try to change it and go so far as to try and erase or change existing products. Kind of like with Star Wars good luck finding the original trilogy without the edits that were retconned in. A lot of older products like adnd and similar material now has a warning on it but it wouldn’t surprise me if they started putting their edits in the PDFs even if you already own the copy and are now unable to download the original cut. Getting your hands on any of these originals is now cost prohibitive

Or 5e…. The corruption was subtle in the core rulebook, but every new release gets more and more in your face about it. The irritating part that drives me bananas about this is having introduced people to the game mechanics, having bought into the game rules and a few supplements. It’s not a small investment, then they made their true colors known. It’s hard getting people to switch systems especially one they just learned

   Well, in some ways I consider sunk costs as a sort of tax, I DO NOT agree with most of the outrageous things the USA spends their money on.  But I get no say in paying the taxes.   Products I already own, that have decided to take a path I heavily disagree with, well I can at least ignore the parent policy and play with the materials as I like.  In very rare cases I *might* "pay a tax" to people I do not like to get something I want, but more and more this is something I try to stay away from.   The sorts who want gay college prom are going to infect other people's creations, they have to.  Either because their own creative power is extremely limited, or they know things based on what they want to see and do are simply not palatable to the general public.
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The RPGPundit's Own Forum / Re: Covid, the "lockdowns" etc.
« Last post by oggsmash on Today at 09:47:03 AM »
So, this is Australia right now.

I find it silly how you can enter AU as a citizen, but they won’t let you leave.
   For the greater good of the collective citizen.  You wouldnt want to be considered selfish/racist/genocidal now would you?  because if you are out there breathing the air freely, you are dangerous. 
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The RPGPundit's Own Forum / Re: Covid, the "lockdowns" etc.
« Last post by FelixGamingX1 on Today at 09:45:15 AM »
So, this is Australia right now.

I find it silly how you can enter AU as a citizen, but they won’t let you leave.
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..The fact some random mod believes they have the right to label somebody ''good' or ''bad'' based on their expressed political beliefs is very, very childish. Its a black and white choice. One would think an adult would try to actually understand what motivated the beliefs in the first place. Guess not.
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Media and Inspiration / Re: The Movie Thread Reloaded
« Last post by oggsmash on Today at 08:32:43 AM »
  I have a feeling the formula worked for him and me much better because we grew up reading marvel comics and saw MANY attempts that were pretty terrible to adapt those stories to tv and screen.
I grew up with marvel comics. I actually bought them at the corner shop in my home country reliably for over a decade.
In addition because of how TV worked in my home country, TV shows and the like where on something of a 10 year delay. So I grew up with 90s animated adaptations of Marvel stuff (its own mini universe in a way).

I just see no benefit to film adaptations. In terms of adaptation, a film is the WORST medium for a ongoing or long story. Maybe books (of a certain length) adapt sorta well to film. But thats about it. Give me animated series with a good voice cast and talented animation crew, if I want a adaptation at all.

Why would I want a hyper condensed version of the original stories condensed into the same bland formula? Like yeah they did make it more streamlined and cut the fat in parts, but in other ways they really removed the OOMPH from so many stories because they had to follow the exact same goddam formula.

And I am so fucking tired of films with buckets of animation in them. Just fucking make a animated film at that point and get somebody with a talented design aesthetic.

   Fair enough, and I agree about film being a poor long term story telling medium.   I am curious as to how the next phase of marvel movies profit.  They will do it without me, but no idea how fatigued the general public is of the super hero movies.  I expected big budget deconstructions to start, but those tend to be a touch cynical and depressing.
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   So if blue eyes and blond hair are preferable traits, preferring those traits in a doll or person you are looking at is racist?   I still do not see how any measure of the test did anything but show blonde hair and blue eyes are visually pleasing.    Social science is complete bullshit and reminds me of "stopping power" studies with firearms.  You can make it come out any way you want it to.

If you have an alternative to social science in order to use evidence to understand social behavior like racism, then I'd be interested to hear about it.

As for what defines a "racist"...  That's a semantic argument that has no obvious answer.

But qualitatively, the children in the study didn't just say that the white dolls were prettier. They also more often said the white dolls were nicer, and more often said that the black dolls were bad. I see similar comments in more recent tests trying to reproduce the results. For example, here was a study that worked without questions but just qualitatively observing play:

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Without asking specific questions as the Clarks did, I still found a great deal of bias in how the girls treated the dolls. The girls rarely chose the Black dolls during play. On the rare occasions that the girls chose the Black dolls, they mistreated them. One time a Black girl put the doll in a pot and pretended to cook the doll. That’s not something the girls did with the dolls that weren’t Black.
Source: https://theconversation.com/what-i-learned-when-i-recreated-the-famous-doll-test-that-looked-at-how-black-kids-see-race-153780

It seems like you're arguing that blonde-haired blue-eyed dolls are objectively more visually pleasing, which explains the children's behavior. Regardless of semantics, the point is that children should learn to treat people equally regardless of race.

  Again, people are not dolls.  The experiment is bullshit.  I am not arguing blonde hair and blue eyes are more pleasing, I am asking if these dipshits making assertions bothered to test that across all races of all toddlers, before using a small group to make leaping assumptions.    I am not one to really care to understand or search for racism behind every door and under every rock either.  I find if you think monsters are everywhere, suddenly all of your searches and investigations find monsters all the time.
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The RPGPundit's Own Forum / Re: Covid, the "lockdowns" etc.
« Last post by Kyle Aaron on Today at 08:23:22 AM »
So, this is Australia right now.

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