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Author Topic: Thousand Year Old Wokepire  (Read 2705 times)

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Re: Thousand Year Old Wokepire
« Reply #75 on: April 28, 2021, 08:16:40 AM »
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If you are a supporter of the near or far right I am going to ask that you not buy my games. I don't want your money, but more importantly I don't want you to feel comfortable enjoying things produced by the people and systems you want to destroy. I don't want bad people playing my games–and that includes folks who are willing to look the other way while braver bigots perform their hateful work.

Yes this means members of cartoonishly evil hate groups, but it also specifically includes Trump supporters and those Republicans who voted for Trump. You are lobbying for the death of my friends and relations, you are pushing for dangerous authoritarians to destroy the systems that let books like mine come to be. And this goes for equivalent groups outside the US–you know who you are.

People who make art and beauty and fun almost universally revile you and it's time you started to feel that. You aren't welcome here, you don't get to play with my things. Shoo.

I'm almost tempted to buy it and post a youtube video of a bunch of us playing it while wearing MAGA hats and the most "left offending" T-shirts I can find.
Then send the author a link to it.   

Or not.
Someone is welcome to steal this idea. ;-P

I would say do it, but then you have to spend money on buying his book.  Do you want to do that, or spend money on people who would be appreciated to have your money?
Well, he COULD sail the seven seas for it. Not that I'd condone that, oh no.

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Re: Thousand Year Old Wokepire
« Reply #76 on: April 28, 2021, 10:40:21 AM »
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If you are a supporter of the near or far right I am going to ask that you not buy my games. I don't want your money, but more importantly I don't want you to feel comfortable enjoying things produced by the people and systems you want to destroy. I don't want bad people playing my games–and that includes folks who are willing to look the other way while braver bigots perform their hateful work.

Yes this means members of cartoonishly evil hate groups, but it also specifically includes Trump supporters and those Republicans who voted for Trump. You are lobbying for the death of my friends and relations, you are pushing for dangerous authoritarians to destroy the systems that let books like mine come to be. And this goes for equivalent groups outside the US–you know who you are.

People who make art and beauty and fun almost universally revile you and it's time you started to feel that. You aren't welcome here, you don't get to play with my things. Shoo.

I'm almost tempted to buy it and post a youtube video of a bunch of us playing it while wearing MAGA hats and the most "left offending" T-shirts I can find.
Then send the author a link to it.   

Or not.
Someone is welcome to steal this idea. ;-P

I would say do it, but then you have to spend money on buying his book.  Do you want to do that, or spend money on people who would be appreciated to have your money?
Well, he COULD sail the seven seas for it. Not that I'd condone that, oh no.

As others mentioned, it’s available for free. Just say that you bought it.

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Re: Thousand Year Old Wokepire
« Reply #77 on: May 12, 2021, 05:51:11 PM »
Lots of people this isn't even the most high profile. Some assholes are still so clenched over Fred Hicks telling chuds not to buy Fate of Cthulhu engineers are studying them for adhesive properties.

I had to go look up "chud". 

I guess it's just that this example seemed extreme given the theme of the game itself.

Nah it's a safe tactic, telling people who won't buy your game anyway not to buy your game. They get butthurt and continue to not by the game and people who don't like em are impressed by your brave stance and buy the game. Real easy choir preaching for cash.

Well, I don't meet the author's checklist of evil, but as soon as I saw his stance he lost my sale.

Better write him to tell him and hope he didn't get two more from having the checklist I guess.

Better yet, write him and tell him that you're far right and you bought his game anyway, played it, and enjoyed it and that you're now GM'ing a regular game with your right-wing friends.

EDIT - Ninja'd
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Re: Thousand Year Old Wokepire
« Reply #78 on: May 12, 2021, 11:43:40 PM »
You forgot Doc Sammy you need to start a youtube campaign and feature your ancient vampires as the facists.  Hmm...  Arch took the nazis so I suggest actual free market capitalists that are pro small government?

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Re: Thousand Year Old Wokepire
« Reply #79 on: May 13, 2021, 10:15:52 AM »
You forgot Doc Sammy you need to start a youtube campaign and feature your ancient vampires as the facists.  Hmm...  Arch took the nazis so I suggest actual free market capitalists that are pro small government?

YES!

We should definitely do this.
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Re: Thousand Year Old Wokepire
« Reply #80 on: May 13, 2021, 05:13:04 PM »
Playing this game as 1,000 year old conservative is on my to-do list this summer.  :-)
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Re: Thousand Year Old Wokepire
« Reply #81 on: May 25, 2021, 02:50:42 PM »
I think I'll just play Feed instead. The author lets me buy it for free anyway.

Or any number of other games in a vaguely similar vein. Actual Fucking Monsters, Blood Dark Thirst, Night's Black Agents, The Blood Hack, Urban Shadows, w/e.

It's not like there's a dearth of vampire-themed games these days.
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Re: Thousand Year Old Wokepire
« Reply #82 on: May 25, 2021, 03:12:42 PM »
True true.  And if you are familiar with oracles/game master emulators like CRGE or Mythic GME, any game can be a solo game.  So, that is not even a limiting factor in your choices either.  Blood and a few others are also on my growing to-play list.
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Re: Thousand Year Old Wokepire
« Reply #83 on: May 27, 2021, 02:29:10 AM »
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If you are a supporter of the near or far right I am going to ask that you not buy my games. I don't want your money, but more importantly I don't want you to feel comfortable enjoying things produced by the people and systems you want to destroy. I don't want bad people playing my games–and that includes folks who are willing to look the other way while braver bigots perform their hateful work.

Yes this means members of cartoonishly evil hate groups, but it also specifically includes Trump supporters and those Republicans who voted for Trump. You are lobbying for the death of my friends and relations, you are pushing for dangerous authoritarians to destroy the systems that let books like mine come to be. And this goes for equivalent groups outside the US–you know who you are.

People who make art and beauty and fun almost universally revile you and it's time you started to feel that. You aren't welcome here, you don't get to play with my things. Shoo.

I had been strongly considering picking up Thousand Year Old Vampire for a chill game while my GF plays her Switch, but seeing this?

I'm a pretty centrist independent libertarian.
I hold fairly liberal social views.
I'm certainly not a fan of Trump nor his base...

...But I don't care to support such people who think such polemical vitriol is helping anything.

"With words like these we don’t cure patients, we make them incurable." -Peter Canisius, a sixteenth-century Jesuit, on polemical attacks against the Protestants

True true.  And if you are familiar with oracles/game master emulators like CRGE or Mythic GME, any game can be a solo game.  So, that is not even a limiting factor in your choices either.  Blood and a few others are also on my growing to-play list.

I'll have to check that out.

New to solo gameplay, but am reminded of the tables in Ironsworn, as well.

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Re: Thousand Year Old Wokepire
« Reply #84 on: May 27, 2021, 12:09:11 PM »
Indeed, There is a You Tube series out there where a fellow is playing the original Ravenloft using the Ironsworn system.  So, it has functionality beyond its own setting.
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