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  I look at the list as a guide, like a movie review.  When I am curious as to whether a movie is good, I tend to look to a reviewer who shares my tastes.  I do not expect his/her opinions to be in lockstep with mine, or even to have the exact same criteria for what is good or not.  It is a loose guide, I do not need to agree with every decision to still make use of a guide.  You apparently need hair splitting precision and explanations at every single turn to use what is essentially a guide of a sort.  That honestly looks a whole lot like bad faith.

See, I haven't. I yielded my only point that you could say was "hair splitting" as soon as Ocule said "I have information I cannot share."  (I might have continued for one or two posts, but you'll have to forgive me for that.)

My continued presence has been just to say "why is it that the words from me are criticized for saying the same thing as people like you?" It's not some sort of tactic, it's just an inability to back out of a conversation because, once again, I am an old doddering fool sometimes.


  Because I do have a longer post history (and not all of it going in one direction, I disagree, agree, have arguments and agreements with some of the same people on different subjects at the same time) and whether people think I am right, wrong, off topic, smart, an idiot, or what ever... I have at least presented what ever I say in good faith.  Considering your appearance is with this list, no one here has any history from you to look at, no point of view regarding consistency as to what you say or where you stand, etc.   You are the new guy, and people are not sure if you speak in good faith, or if you are here for other reasons.   Given a few others showed up around the list, and a couple were all out shitbirds, I would expect you could understand that. 

  I have no idea what exactly you are here for.   I do know going on and on about what appears to be attempting to dictate or have every detail explained as to the author of the lists decisions.... does make it look a bit like you are not here in good faith.  But I also know most forums, and certainly this one, has plenty of people (including me) who do enjoy a little froth in the water and some friction.  So you could just simply enjoy argumentation.  Like I said, you are new, came with the list, so I suspect over time that will get ironed out.
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  I look at the list as a guide, like a movie review.  When I am curious as to whether a movie is good, I tend to look to a reviewer who shares my tastes.  I do not expect his/her opinions to be in lockstep with mine, or even to have the exact same criteria for what is good or not.  It is a loose guide, I do not need to agree with every decision to still make use of a guide.  You apparently need hair splitting precision and explanations at every single turn to use what is essentially a guide of a sort.  That honestly looks a whole lot like bad faith.

See, I haven't. I yielded my only point that you could say was "hair splitting" as soon as Ocule said "I have information I cannot share."  (I might have continued for one or two posts, but you'll have to forgive me for that.)

My continued presence has been just to say "why is it that the words from me are criticized for saying the same thing as people like you?" It's not some sort of tactic, it's just an inability to back out of a conversation because, once again, I am an old doddering fool sometimes.
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The RPGPundit's Own Forum / Re: Covid, the "lockdowns" etc.
« Last post by FelixGamingX1 on Today at 09:52:51 AM »
On a serious note though, I don’t think vaccines fuck all, but what worked in the beginning doesn’t look like it’s working as good against the delta, lambda, Mu variants.
The solution for now is wait and see, imo.

They're not vaccines, they don't provide immunity.

I feel they’re more like a steroid treatment than a vaccine. The data suggests only the unvaccinated are getting deadly sick. If they don’t stop you from catching covid, at least they’ll boost your defenses.
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Well, at least we've progressed from Alinsky to DARVO.

And yes, living up to your own rules, as defined by your opponents, is a bad thing.  Because they are not trying to help you.  They are trying to tear you down.

Sorry, but when someone with your meager posting history starts sea-lioning (see what I did there), it is incumbent to question their motives.  Especially when they, shortly thereafter begin to champion the accusations of people like Jessica Price, with no evidence whatsoever, and ignore the employees who defended Jeff on the very thread linked here.  You aren't interested in finding out what is really happening here or there.  You're just here to tear down...

I was unaware of the abuse that you had received. I'm sorry to hear about your victimization, I hope that you have a speedy recovery and I apologize for troubling you as you undergo what must be a difficult recovery.

First off, live up to whatever rules you wish. Your life is your own, far be it from me to expect you to adhere to any consistency in your logic.

But if you need to read what I've written but in a voice that might not feel so abusive to you, perhaps you should go back through the posts and see OTHER people with much more extensive posting history, that otherwise don't trouble your fragile worldview by challenging it by having, but never really expressing, alternate opinions. Most of what I said, are pretty obviously non-partisan.

a.) Steve Jackson -- need me to find those posts so that you can read my exact point, but in a different voice?

Here's that same point from that known leftist sockpuppet Oggsmash:
  Their forums stay on task, and they are NOT interested in hearing anyone's political hot take from any direction.   They still produce quite a bit of digital stuff for GURPS, and I honestly do not see that many people asking for a new edition of GURPS (well other than an edition where those 1 second rounds are changed), I do see a good number of people asking for more specific game genres "powered by gurps" similar to what they did with dungeon fantasy.    I have also not seen SJ himself do too much to make political noise, so honestly I can stick to enjoying what his company produces (His line editor as well, seems to stay on the topic of games and that is all I have ever seen them talk about on the forum).   

   Their forum has a very apolitical tone, for that alone I see them as green.

Granted, if you go back through the history, you'll see Ocule saying that he has received other information that he cannot share that justifies that decision. So you'll have to forgive me for being unaware of secret information to understand this, but if you cannot, perhaps you can forgive your fellow veteran forum-goers.

Then next:
b.) Split green category -- don't even need to look hard for this one, can read it on the top of the list itself. IF you don't want to read, and perhaps that's the challenge for you, I can show you several videos from anti-woke fellows who said the same thing.





My gosh, some of you are real snowflakes. I didn't understand the exact amount of fragility involved, but ... whoa boy. Doesn't matter what you say, could be "Have a nice day sir" but if it's from someone that hasn't confirmed that they have the party approved doublegoodplus message, it's "We don't want your kind 'round here."

As far as my championing, I did nothing of the sort. I expressed an opinion about an apology that I called a "non-apology" because it was self-contradictory. The very FIRST thing it had was an apology for a thing that my good friend, who obviously has come around to my way of thinking, Shasarak, hadn't yet read but made a comment about.

It said that he had made a mistake by asking out Jessica and went into detail about how it was inappropriate.  So, that was part of the apology.

But then it did this classic evasive "I don't remember if it happened, but if it did, I am unaware" which isn't an apology, it's a deflection. And thus my statement of "non-apology" because, HOW is that an apology?

And there were other things that he also denies, which .. by definition, denying is not an apology.

MY only statement about it was that it was a "storm of fecal matter."  Because I don't know what happened, I don't need to know, it's none of my business. And I asserted that a boycott was unwanted by Jessica, who ... I just repeated words that she wrote, because I can read, and obviously the people WORKING at Paizo don't want a boycott.

So, in total, my statements are ... Pretty unambiguous about only expressing an opinion about the weak apology because, eh, face it. It's the same sort of words that every person who ever gets caught cheating has gone through. Apologize for some, deflect for the rest.

And what gets me is that Mr. Bulmahn might have been better off had he said nothing.

  I look at the list as a guide, like a movie review.  When I am curious as to whether a movie is good, I tend to look to a reviewer who shares my tastes.  I do not expect his/her opinions to be in lockstep with mine, or even to have the exact same criteria for what is good or not.  It is a loose guide, I do not need to agree with every decision to still make use of a guide.  You apparently need hair splitting precision and explanations at every single turn to use what is essentially a guide of a sort.  That honestly looks a whole lot like bad faith. 
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I honestly think real diversity in friend groups is a good thing, liberal bubbles need more real conservative friends, and vice versa.

  I have to be honest, I think a WHOLE lot of very lefty people clamoring for diversity and always talking inclusion tend to be very white in their persona, as well as their peer/friend groups.  I think they either grew up in a fairly homogenous place, and played ZERO contact sports.  I grew up playing  sports (certain sports, like football and track, if your area is not lily white, you are going to make some non white friends) and had as diverse a friend group as the area I was in allowed (we had lots of white people and proportionately large population of black people (around 30 percent) by who was there.  In the military, again very diverse population and friend group.  I think the real issue with lots and lots of these folks who are in a liberal bubble is they do not know very many black, or brown people on a personal level.  One or two?  maybe, but lots? probably not.   This is why they often refer to people in different groups as just that, groups instead of individuals.  The first dungeons and dragons game I played at school in the 5th grade had 3 white players and 3 black players.  At the time I am not sure we had any other race/ethnicity in the school.   How much more inclusive do rpgs have to be?   As the video says, you can be anything you want, and play in any world you like.   

   These guys come up to me TO THIS DAY and talk about how much fun we had playing (we got shut down after about 5 sessions due to a teacher and the librarian's satanic panic).  So for the most part, more and more I think a whole bunch of these people demanding "diversity" just grew up in homogeneous (and for the most part I would bet upper middle class and white neighborhoods/school districts) places and assume their "reality" was all of reality.

Oh yeah,  I agree. I think people who clamor FOR diversity are like... whats the word... well they don't really know what they're talking about because they want to help spread their orthodoxy, they're evangelists of their faith.   But they don't understand.  They think "What" you are has to be "who" you are,  instead of "who" you are being different from "what" you are.

They are also suffering from a devastating lack of diversity in their friend groups who can tell them that these ideas are full of shit.
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I have another suggestion for the GREEN list: DARK WIZARD GAMES. They do OSR adventures adaptable to most games and clones out there (mainly OSRIC and AD&D). Guy behind it is called Mark Taormino. But there are additional writers. The adventures have all the hallmarks of classic D&D stuff from the 80s including the look/feel (their covers look like the early 3.5 DCC stuff, and inside they're like early TSR modules). Plus, they contain a good measure of attitude, exploitation, nudity and toilet humor. Some are gonzo and most contain spoofs and innuendos. I believe most of their modules are rated M.
Spoke to Mark personally at one time and he came across as a incredibly friendly guy. From the content alone you can tell that he is not into SJW stuff.
The YT channel "captncorajus" has a couple of reviews on Dark Wizard Games' modules.

O and hi everyone. This is my first post although I have been a silent reader for a longer time now.
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The RPGPundit's Own Forum / Re: RPGnet's decay (TBP madness)
« Last post by Ghostmaker on Today at 09:35:22 AM »
Listen and believe, peasant. All accusations are true and cannot be false.

https://forum.rpg.net/index.php?threads/chalk-shoutline-receives-a-%F0%9F%94%B4-warning.886963/

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Well, at least we've progressed from Alinsky to DARVO.

And yes, living up to your own rules, as defined by your opponents, is a bad thing.  Because they are not trying to help you.  They are trying to tear you down.

Sorry, but when someone with your meager posting history starts sea-lioning (see what I did there), it is incumbent to question their motives.  Especially when they, shortly thereafter begin to champion the accusations of people like Jessica Price, with no evidence whatsoever, and ignore the employees who defended Jeff on the very thread linked here.  You aren't interested in finding out what is really happening here or there.  You're just here to tear down...

I was unaware of the abuse that you had received. I'm sorry to hear about your victimization, I hope that you have a speedy recovery and I apologize for troubling you as you undergo what must be a difficult recovery.

First off, live up to whatever rules you wish. Your life is your own, far be it from me to expect you to adhere to any consistency in your logic.

But if you need to read what I've written but in a voice that might not feel so abusive to you, perhaps you should go back through the posts and see OTHER people with much more extensive posting history, that otherwise don't trouble your fragile worldview by challenging it by having, but never really expressing, alternate opinions. Most of what I said, are pretty obviously non-partisan.

a.) Steve Jackson -- need me to find those posts so that you can read my exact point, but in a different voice?

Here's that same point from that known leftist sockpuppet Oggsmash:
  Their forums stay on task, and they are NOT interested in hearing anyone's political hot take from any direction.   They still produce quite a bit of digital stuff for GURPS, and I honestly do not see that many people asking for a new edition of GURPS (well other than an edition where those 1 second rounds are changed), I do see a good number of people asking for more specific game genres "powered by gurps" similar to what they did with dungeon fantasy.    I have also not seen SJ himself do too much to make political noise, so honestly I can stick to enjoying what his company produces (His line editor as well, seems to stay on the topic of games and that is all I have ever seen them talk about on the forum).   

   Their forum has a very apolitical tone, for that alone I see them as green.

Here's another obvious SJW plant, with a long term forum history, so obviously it's only concern trolling that people have made this statement:
Steve Jackson Games is Green. They refused to bow to the Cancel Mob over the Bill Webb incident. Phil Reed got a ban (temporary?) for trying to explain to the purple idiots that the disad "slave mentality" in Gurps has zero to do with slavery, but they were too infantile and scared of words to comprehend.

Granted, if you go back through the history, you'll see Ocule saying that he has received other information that he cannot share that justifies that decision. So you'll have to forgive me for being unaware of secret information to understand this, but if you cannot, perhaps you can forgive your fellow veteran forum-goers.

Then next:
b.) Split green category -- don't even need to look hard for this one, can read it on the top of the list itself. IF you don't want to read, and perhaps that's the challenge for you, I can show you several videos from anti-woke fellows who said the same thing.

Give me time, I'll find the exact TIME of the link for this video:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0xQSFKVw1hc


My gosh, some of you are real snowflakes. I didn't understand the exact amount of fragility involved, but ... whoa boy. Doesn't matter what you say, could be "Have a nice day sir" but if it's from someone that hasn't confirmed that they have the party approved doublegoodplus message, it's "We don't want your kind 'round here."

As far as my championing, I did nothing of the sort. I expressed an opinion about an apology that I called a "non-apology" because it was self-contradictory. The very FIRST thing it had was an apology for a thing that my good friend, who obviously has come around to my way of thinking, Shasarak, hadn't yet read but made a comment about.

It said that he had made a mistake by asking out Jessica and went into detail about how it was inappropriate.  So, that was part of the apology.

But then it did this classic evasive "I don't remember if it happened, but if it did, I am unaware" which isn't an apology, it's a deflection. And thus my statement of "non-apology" because, HOW is that an apology?

And there were other things that he also denies, which .. by definition, denying is not an apology.

MY only statement about it was that it was a "storm of fecal matter."  Because I don't know what happened, I don't need to know, it's none of my business. And I asserted that a boycott was unwanted by Jessica, who ... I just repeated words that she wrote, because I can read, and obviously the people WORKING at Paizo don't want a boycott.

So, in total, my statements are ... Pretty unambiguous about only expressing an opinion about the weak apology because, eh, face it. It's the same sort of words that every person who ever gets caught cheating has gone through. Apologize for some, deflect for the rest.

And what gets me is that Mr. Bulmahn might have been better off had he said nothing.
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The RPGPundit's Own Forum / Re: Covid, the "lockdowns" etc.
« Last post by Kiero on Today at 09:18:03 AM »
On a serious note though, I don’t think vaccines fuck all, but what worked in the beginning doesn’t look like it’s working as good against the delta, lambda, Mu variants.
The solution for now is wait and see, imo.

They're not vaccines, they don't provide immunity.
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I honestly think real diversity in friend groups is a good thing, liberal bubbles need more real conservative friends, and vice versa.

  I have to be honest, I think a WHOLE lot of very lefty people clamoring for diversity and always talking inclusion tend to be very white in their persona, as well as their peer/friend groups.  I think they either grew up in a fairly homogenous place, and played ZERO contact sports.  I grew up playing  sports (certain sports, like football and track, if your area is not lily white, you are going to make some non white friends) and had as diverse a friend group as the area I was in allowed (we had lots of white people and proportionately large population of black people (around 30 percent) by who was there.  In the military, again very diverse population and friend group.  I think the real issue with lots and lots of these folks who are in a liberal bubble is they do not know very many black, or brown people on a personal level.  One or two?  maybe, but lots? probably not.   This is why they often refer to people in different groups as just that, groups instead of individuals.  The first dungeons and dragons game I played at school in the 5th grade had 3 white players and 3 black players.  At the time I am not sure we had any other race/ethnicity in the school.   How much more inclusive do rpgs have to be?   As the video says, you can be anything you want, and play in any world you like.   

   These guys come up to me TO THIS DAY and talk about how much fun we had playing (we got shut down after about 5 sessions due to a teacher and the librarian's satanic panic).  So for the most part, more and more I think a whole bunch of these people demanding "diversity" just grew up in homogeneous (and for the most part I would bet upper middle class and white neighborhoods/school districts) places and assume their "reality" was all of reality.   
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