So, there's a new g+ community calling itself The Honorable OSR.
Let's take a look, shall we?
This is their list of demands... uh, I mean community guidelines. Such winners as...
- "Opposing the presence of aggressors anywhere in the hobby and urging audiences away from venues that accomodate them."
- "No glorious individuality unto assholery." (Wow, get out your pulitzer prize nominations, everyone!)
- "Every profile applying for membership in this community first gets skimmed for any red flags indicating they aren't compatible with the above expectations.
And in another post on there, the rest of the OSR (or at least the more problematic elements) are labeled "regressive bigots." Really? Just because we want to be free to do as we damn well please (assuming we're not doing anything illegal, of course)?
It's the OSR for SJWs then, is it? Yeah, that's what the world needs now. Let's punish the individual, drive people out of the hobby, de-platform, de-monetize, harass, spread lies, and just generally gatekeep the shit out of old school D&D.
Yeah, it looks like the fractional OSR is even more divided than it was last month. For what it's worth, I'm happy to have been the straw that broke the camel's back.
While it would be nice to have unity, I'm ok just letting whatever cancerous parts of the OSR - or any RPG niche - or any group no matter what they're into - just die off already.
The post about what to do or not do about Stuart's old OSR logo and future OSR logos is telling. There are no leaders among the honorable OSR. Everyone is asking questions, looking around for someone to tell them what's what. Here's some advice - do what you think is best without worrying how it's going to look to some other person out in cyberspace. Be an individual! Think for yourself!
"Yes, we must be individuals; we must think for ourselves," all the gray-faced NPCs say in unison!
You guys leaving or telling us "dishonorable OSR" or perhaps "inglorious OSR" sounds better... to leave won't affect me or my work. If anything, it'll just fan the flames of hatred towards the true fascists, totalitarians, authoritarians, SJWs, and poop-heads who are certain they know better than the rest of us.
Venger As'Nas Satanis
High Priest of Kort'thalis Publishing
p.s. Just in case the subtext is lost on some readers - the non "honorable" OSR (you know, the rest of us normal folks), are the ones fighting actual fascism... just like the Inglorious Bastards!