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NutritiousSnack
Jul 12, 2011


theironjef posted:



We read Maid. We're joined by a guest podcaster who helps us process exactly how horrible this all really is.

Isn't there child diddling in that? Like it's Black Tokyo bad?

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NutritiousSnack
Jul 12, 2011


Young Freud posted:

Because Posthuman Studios, makers of Eclipse Phase, recently purged MRAs and MRA discussion on their forums within the last year.
they still are ardent defenders of CthulluTech however because lol.

Mr. Maltose posted:

The best part of The Iron Dream is all the mail the author received talking about how it was a great sci-fi yarn but the pointless alt-history about hitler really dragged the story down.
it pretty much was a bog standard sci fi with the "these people stand for jews/other races I hate" but tuned up to eleven.

NutritiousSnack fucked around with this message at 03:37 on Jan 7, 2015

NutritiousSnack
Jul 12, 2011


ErichZahn posted:

Are you sure? Last I checked Posthuman and Catalyst parted ways.

I might be working on old info by now, so if I'm wrong it would be far from the most surprising thing in the world.

NutritiousSnack
Jul 12, 2011


The censorship thing online is something I actually I see how a sane and non stupid person would think of. Between things like Snowden leaks, the massive overreach SOPA attempted and the current overreach attempts, the strategies to take down Tor and the deep web, and even stupid sexist poo poo like the UK porn ban "aka banning face sitting and female ejaculation".

It's hyperbole, but it's born out of rational fears and hyperbole is necessary for speculative fiction to work.

NutritiousSnack
Jul 12, 2011


Baofu posted:

I was around for the last writeups of Cyberpapacy and Nile Empire, so I also vote Living Land, if only to see how badly they hosed up Dino People who are ruled by a reptilian god-king.

Link me to Cyberpapcy!

NutritiousSnack
Jul 12, 2011


Was there ever a Mortal Kombat fan supplement or something because that seems like a weird blind spot.

NutritiousSnack
Jul 12, 2011


I always wanted to play Ironclaw but was afraid my gaming group friends would think I was doing it for fetish purposes or if doing it with random people get perverts.

NutritiousSnack
Jul 12, 2011


Mr. Maltose posted:

(The fact that she's a woman totally has nothing to do with it either, I'm sure).

It honestly isn't and this idea that it does wraps into weird rear end nerd self loathing and self masturbatory "I'm better than the strawman neckbeard Other I fear I am". Name one widely raised nerd conspiracy theory and exaggeration that's said about her but not Bobby Kotick. Both were competent businessman who did anti consumer policies that both greatly helped and hindered their companies, and thereby earned the hatred of fans of their products. Sexism in tabletop gaming is a real deal like every fabric of business and everyday life, but claiming an extremely common phenomena found in every fandom from dorky poo poo to mainstream things like the management of sporting teams is not only pushing it but antithetical to solving stuff.

When someone new comes in and changes things without being a fan or "respectful" of the product, and even then bets of are off, people are going to be suspicious of them, their motives, and just plain be biased. It's human loving nature. No one likes change.

Mr. Maltose posted:

I'm just saying that the idea that Lorraine Williams "mismanaged" TSR is mostly the unfortunate skewing of history that this hobby is loving rife with.

Welcome to nostalgia and every hobby ever. Never talk to Cubs fans.

NutritiousSnack
Jul 12, 2011


Mr. Maltose posted:

I also feel justified when I mention the D&D set's distorted hobby nostalgia having it's own distinct tone if only because the hobby is dominated by it, unlike baseball where for every Cubs fan there is an equal and opposite Cardinals fan with their own line of bullshit, rife with acronyms and World Series stat
This at least I agree with 100%

NutritiousSnack
Jul 12, 2011


Rand Brittain posted:

with Mihoshi (has no skills, wins constantly) to make them both vaguely useful as PCs.

She's exactly the Space Police's best detective who worked so hard she had a complete mental breakdown, and was sent to the boonies as a forced vacation until she felt better. The only serious villain in the series even mentioned in any normal circumstances she would have been a threat to him, but he got lucky and part of the reason he decided to strike when he did.

They remembered this all until the spin offs just played her as a ditz and decided to run with it because lol the creator doesn't care about that drat character anymore.

NutritiousSnack
Jul 12, 2011


Tasoth posted:

Is there a SJWmancer? It has a great paradox of fighting for equality but tilting at everything that comes up whether real or imagined, a taboo where you have to die on every hill even if you realize it isn't a good one and a charge scheme that moves from being embedded in tumblr for minor acts and physically being involved in greater and greater efforts for bigger charges. Although I can't imagine what the rituals would look like.

Lurks With Wolves posted:

I don't know. Could you make a school around the paradox that unironically using the term SJW just makes you look like the kind of weird jackass that justifies social justice's existence?

Mr. Maltose posted:

I mean, Ethics in Games Journalism is a pretty paradoxical statement already.


Jerry Seinfeld and Chris Rock's repose to internet feminism justifies internet feminism.

Go to hellthread, if you are going to complain about MRA, PUAs, or SJWs or whatever internet thing.

NutritiousSnack
Jul 12, 2011


Doresh posted:

I will never understand why they overuse "demon" so much. They have like at least [insert number of WoD lines] different terms for everything else.

It's a really, really generic term.

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NutritiousSnack
Jul 12, 2011


Kai Tave posted:

Does the amount of crunch actually make the gameplay substantially better, is the thing.
Yes. It's now a fun "game" to play. I mean it's leaning much more on the gaming part than FATE or FFG Star Wars does, but that's cool for people who like the gaming part.

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