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Author Topic: Diversity is not a Virtue: Don't play the SJW game  (Read 12358 times)

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Re: Diversity is not a Virtue: Don't play the SJW game
« Reply #465 on: December 24, 2020, 04:52:48 pm »
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Aspirations is an anthology of articles and scenarios for the Call of Cthulhu roleplaying game published by Chaosium, Inc, and is a companion book to the horror RPG anthology Fear's Sharp Little Needles. Edited by Jeff Moeller and written by Glynn Owen Barrass, Adam Gauntlett, Jo Kreil, Jeff Moeller, Chitin Proctor and John Shimmin, with art by Dean Engelhardt, Earl Geier, Lisanne Lake, Badger McInnes, and Stephanie McAlea, it is an exploration into extra cases and background supporting your modern horror gaming.

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Re: Diversity is not a Virtue: Don't play the SJW game
« Reply #466 on: December 24, 2020, 06:10:45 pm »
Of course Call of Cthulhu supplements need trigger warnings.   ::)
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« Reply #467 on: December 24, 2020, 10:25:06 pm »
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Customers are advised that one scenario in this book has scenes in which high-school students are peacefully protesting police brutality and murder, and that this may upset the reader (and players).

Aspirations is an anthology of articles and scenarios for the Call of Cthulhu roleplaying game published by Chaosium, Inc, and is a companion book to the horror RPG anthology Fear's Sharp Little Needles. Edited by Jeff Moeller and written by Glynn Owen Barrass, Adam Gauntlett, Jo Kreil, Jeff Moeller, Chitin Proctor and John Shimmin, with art by Dean Engelhardt, Earl Geier, Lisanne Lake, Badger McInnes, and Stephanie McAlea, it is an exploration into extra cases and background supporting your modern horror gaming.

https://www.dmsguild.com/product/273504/Aspirations--A-Modern-Day-Call-of-Cthulhu-Supplement-for-Fears-Sharp-Little-Needles
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« Reply #468 on: January 19, 2021, 11:51:43 am »
This has probably been covered already but it's pathetic so fuck it.

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« Reply #469 on: January 19, 2021, 01:07:44 pm »
Introcaso and Shea hired a "Sensitivity Editor" for their Fantastic Lairs kickstarter.  I guess we can add another job description to the Pink Collar sector.

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« Reply #470 on: January 19, 2021, 02:05:05 pm »
This has probably been covered already but it's pathetic so fuck it.

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Here's the thing: if they left it at that, it probably wouldn't be such an issue. Warner Brothers inserted a similar disclaimer into collections of older cartoons, after all.

The problem comes when they try to scrub their content and pretend 'oh we were never bad people uwu'.

Worse, the admission frosts the hell out of me because it's a tacit accusation that pre-woke gamers were all terrible people. Where the fuck do these johnny-come-lately bitches get off, saying that? We spent a good two decades being the outcasts, the misfits, the geeks and nerds. We accepted anyone who wanted to roll the dice and play. Yeah, we were social maladapts, but fucking hell, a lot of us guys would've crawled across broken glass for a girl to -talk- to us and not treat us like something that just crawled out from under rock.

But WE'RE the bad guys?

Fuck them, and fuck anyone who thinks that.

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Re: Diversity is not a Virtue: Don't play the SJW game
« Reply #471 on: January 19, 2021, 06:05:24 pm »

That is not in any way equivalent to being Cuba or Venezuela

Correct. I doubt that even in Venezuela or Cuba would you have a scenario where if you called a feminist stupid on Twitter you could be arrested in the night and threatened with years in prison and hundreds of thousands of dollars in legal expenses.

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There is no flood of refugees out from Canada.

There's actually been a flood of refugees fleeing Canada for decades. Any canadian that has any talent flees to America for a job. Including most of our actors and singers, you might note. Just about anyone who can live outside of Canada in a comfortable way chooses to do so.

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« Reply #472 on: January 19, 2021, 06:56:22 pm »

There's actually been a flood of refugees fleeing Canada for decades. Any canadian that has any talent flees to America for a job. Including most of our actors and singers, you might note. Just about anyone who can live outside of Canada in a comfortable way chooses to do so.
I suspect part of that is due to Canada's so-called 'top notch' health care system, which was so top notch a Canadian doctor had to sue the government to get them to do their damn jobs, and it still takes forever to get certain treatments and tests (MRI, for example).

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« Reply #473 on: January 19, 2021, 08:39:31 pm »
That's one of many, sure. But this is going too far off topic from RPGs.
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« Reply #474 on: January 21, 2021, 02:39:40 pm »
Introcaso and Shea hired a "Sensitivity Editor" for their Fantastic Lairs kickstarter.  I guess we can add another job description to the Pink Collar sector.

Introcaso is balls deep with Roll20 and displays his pronouns in his Twitter  so this should not be surprising.
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« Reply #475 on: January 21, 2021, 09:38:07 pm »
Introcaso and Shea hired a "Sensitivity Editor" for their Fantastic Lairs kickstarter.  I guess we can add another job description to the Pink Collar sector.

Introcaso is balls deep with Roll20 and displays his pronouns in his Twitter  so this should not be surprising.

Ah didn't know.  Makes sense then.  I follow a lot of hobby related stuff but never used Twitter for that and especially not now that I've left it.

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« Reply #476 on: January 22, 2021, 12:31:22 am »

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There's actually been a flood of refugees fleeing Canada for decades. Any canadian that has any talent flees to America for a job. Including most of our actors and singers, you might note. Just about anyone who can live outside of Canada in a comfortable way chooses to do so.

You forgot doctors, who want to be allowed to make enough money to pay back their student loans.  Also, there are plenty of Canadians who come back for the summer.
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« Reply #477 on: January 23, 2021, 03:39:16 am »
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« Reply #478 on: January 23, 2021, 10:44:31 am »
Chivalry & Sorcery got super woke now they are getting attacked  by their leftie buddies.  Slap it the up them.
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