Grimdark Sworddream is an oxymoron. The entire point of Sworddream is positivity. The entire point of grimdark is the opposite.
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I was interested in this until I saw it was part of the Trans rights in Florida bundle.
I live in Florida. Trans people are treated exactly the same here as everyone else. The bill is against pedophilia, not against transgenderism. Not allowing transgender ideology to be taught to 6 year olds isn't infringing on anybody's rights. The bill treats teaching heterosexuality exactly the same. It doesn't target the LGBTQ community, it is a blanket prohibition against teaching sexuality to pre-pubescent children.
The fact that you either supported this cause knowing that and thus you approve of sexualizing little kids, or else you threw your support behind the movement without researching it first, in which case your judgement is questionable, means I can't in good conscience give you any money despite the game itself looking really cool.
I'm not really up on my Tolkien, but isn't Rings of Power the movie or series that just became like the most expensive crash & burn in entertainment history? I just saw that listed amongst the inspirations and got suspicious. Like I said, I don't know any specifics, but I am curious about using something the entire viewing public thought was terrible as inspiration. Shouldn't games be inspired by things that were well received and enjoyed?
"that seems especially timely because communists just tried to violently overthrow the US Government oh wait...that was fascists?
No, that was communists.
You're a product of an education that presented a distorted worldview in order to present a skewed left wing view of policies and history. Most people are these days, and I've only ever seen one accept a fact. One time I was able to provide a strident feminist talking about toxic men are and how gendered both intimate partner and sexual violence were. She was giving the standard 1 in 4 stat I was able to respond to her stats from feminista by telling her how that survey for one didn't include men at all and so of course reported no problem with them, and secondly that study has become famous in psychology for how to NOT bias your results because the questioners counted "have you ever been raped" and "have you ever had sexual experience you regretted" as the same question, so any woman who ever regretted a one-night-stand or had a bad breakup ended up in the "rape victim" column.
People such as yourself are essentially incapable of rational thought. You've been brought up since children to think with your emotions. This is how you get to a preposterous notion like a few loudmouths running round were an "insurrection." Now this is the most secure place on the planet. Try putting your thinking hat on for just a second here: which is more likely, that a couple dozen bucktoothed mostly unarmed rednecks completely surprised and then overwhelmed the security forces protecting all of the people and all of the confidential data in the capital, or do you think just perhaps the DNC and the capitol police decided to make a weak spot in the security to tempt a situation, then bring it easily under control and have every politician and news anchor ready with the "insurrectionist" term immediately.
Now here it is 2022 and you're still talking about it. Is anybody talking about the 50 people who died during the riots? Is anybody talking about how much of the government information about the virus ended up being wrong? Is anybody talking about the billions of dollars in damage the riots did? Is anybody talking about how many low skilled workers lost their jobs because their places of work were smashed? Nope.
50 deaths, billions of dollars in damages, arrests and riots all across the country. But what are you concerned about? You're concerned about some right wingers who do not, never have, and never will pose a threat to this nation.
It's a great propaganda job that people just love to fall for, because it excuses their feelings of guilt over looting stores and donating the money to BLM who just stole it and bought cars and real estate
I sincerely doubt that you care at all about whether I am angry at othr people's journeys, and are in reality insulting me in a cultural form. The problem for people such as yourself is that I'm actually something of a moderate which means I get into discussions with both sides and my experience has been only your side behaving in this manner. Had I addresssed a conservative, they would not say sincerely for example unless it was actually true. Our culture is not use "sincerely" in the figurative way that has become common elsewhere. Also, conservatives respond often with specific suggestions. This is one reason why I find your sincerity to not actually be honest. I find honest suggest hobbies or suggest ways to lower stress, and then often end with good luck. Your message, on the other hand, while perfectly polite in formal language was in reality far more rude and vicious than the sentence I sent you.
In my case, it is not fake politeness to mask being vindictive. I truly do hope you break out of your passive aggressive ways and are able to more genuinely express yourself. And yes I realize expressing things probably means I totally deserve you being a jerk to me. But it will be healthier for you than concerns about cultural apppropriations, which are almost invariably signs of deeper mental distress.
What games "fall" into uncritical hero worship and why is that bad? Why is a game better if it is critical of its protagonists? Games are supposed to be escapist fun. I don't see what's wrong with having heroic soldiers fighting against evil.
Is this game for having fun adventures or is this for exploring modern politics? The human angel hybrid thing seems cool to me, but I'm not interested in science fiction that's really just modern day culture war conflicts.
The "western tropes of colonialism, objectification, and exoticization" that you grew up with? These tropes are woke terms that didn't enter the public consciousness in any major way until a couple years ago. You did not grow up with them. Prior to 2015 you wouldn't hear these things outside a university. And as for them being western, that's just standard progressive "white man bad" virtue signaling. Go to any of the objectified and exoticized people and you'll find they objectify and exoticize anybody different from them too. It's not a western trope. It's human nature. All humans have an ingroup bias. It's fashionable now to bash white people but psychological testing has shown that othering is done by all humans. If you were truly interested in exploring this phenomenon you'd have done some legitimate research on it instead of just buying into the white supremacy nonsense. It's too bad - I was hoping for a real game about first contact, not an excuse to virtue signal your leftist politics.
Are there ever going to be more community copies of this game? $20 is a lot of money on my disability and I've been checking regularly for months and months without ever seeing any available community copies. Should I just stop checking? I'm feeling like it's not worth spending the time checking up on this.
Thanks in advance for any reply
"I'm a designer of colour who wrote this game to invite other BIPOC to explore vampirism without the stereotypical constraints prevalent in white vampire traditions. Please play the game with this intention in mind."
Seriously? Don't you think that people who give you money for your game should be able to play it any way they want? If you want to tell people how they should play the game, you should be giving it away for free. Once you accept money for it, it's not your game anymore. It belongs to the person who paid for it.
However, beyond that complaint, I do think a game focusing on bipoc vampires is a really cool idea so I'm not being totally critical.
The ironic thing about a RPG about comic books focusing on marginalized people is that while it's "problematic" to say it, everyone really knows that Marvel and DC are going bankrupt precisely because they chose to stop producing classic hero stories and focus on social engineering stories instead, exactly what this RPG seems to be about.
I didn't get it here, I got it and much more on drivethru because I prefer their library system but I thought this would be a more appropriate place for the message since you said you considered this like your blog. I am firstname.lastname@example.org on drivethru. I don't know if you can search by name there but if you can I think you'll see I'm a very loyal customer of yours!
First of all I want to say Sharps of the Knife looks great, congratulations on what looks like your most impressive project yet! Now, the bad news - it seems this is a straight up upgrade of Knife XE, especially given that Knife XE isn't for sale anymore. We expect to see games get new editions over time, but in this case it's only been 3 months. If it had been a year or two, no big deal but it's hard not to feel a little ripped off when a longer, colorful, more fleshed out version of a game I bought in March comes out in June.
How about resisting & remembering communism? We are far closer to a communist dictatorship than we are to a fascist one, but for some reason the left these days considers communists warm & fuzzy, despite communism being responsible for more deaths than anything else in the history of the planet
This is not to say that we shouldn't keep a watchful eye out against becoming too far right wing, it's just frustrating as a politically centrist gamer to see a FLOOD of anti-fascist stuff out there and nothing about the evils of communism.