Friday, July 10, 2020

WoTC Disclaimer - Sign The Petition


The Petition


Those commenting below, the undersigned, agree to not purchase another Wizards of the Coast product until the legacy content disclaimer is removed entirely.

We believe its removal will remind everyone of the truth - that D&D is not, and has never been, prejudiced in regards to race, ethnicity, or gender.  Furthermore, America is not systemically racist, and does not need to apologize or make excuses for its existence. 

The values of self-reliance, self-determination, and personal responsibility are worth infinitely more than the feelings of social justice warriors, virtue signalers, woke-scolds, and those desperately clinging to their intersectional victim-hood. 

Awake!

Venger As'Nas Satanis
High Priest of Kort'thalis Publishing

41 comments:

  1. I do hereby sign and stand with this statement. I will not purchase any product sold by Wizards of the Coast, Wizkids, Hasbro or any third party product specifically designed and or labeled for 5E.

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  3. I agree to these terms and hereby agree to not purchase a Wizards of the Coast product, whether in physical or digital form, until the aforementioned content disclaimers are removed from all Dungeons and Dragons products.

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  4. I agree to these terms. I will not purchase a WotC product or any designed for 5e as long as the disclaimer remains.

    Herbert Nowell

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  5. I agree to these terms and hereby agree to not purchase a Wizards of the Coast product, whether in physical or digital form, until the aforementioned content disclaimers are removed from all Dungeons and Dragons products.

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  6. Thanks to everyone who's already signed the petition.

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  7. I agree to these terms and hereby agree to not purchase a Wizards of the Coast product, whether in physical or digital form, until the aforementioned content disclaimers are removed from all Dungeons and Dragons products.

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  8. Consider this post as me signing this. Best of luck with it.

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  10. For what it's worth. Agree and signed.

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  11. I agree as well! Now, they’re going to go through and change all the old stuff to suit their agenda. Forget it - done with WotC. I’ll stick to good third party publishers that have good content.

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  12. Ditto.
    It should be removed as it is going to do nothing to "help bring in new players", but will, in fact, possibly harm "old-school players" by effectively classifying them as "supporting the supposed 'problematic' portrayals in earlier games".

    "Oh no, son, don't play with THOSE guys! They are old school players! They're problematic, you don't want to be associated with THOSE guys...ugh!"

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    1. We just have to tell the younger players that we are eye-witnesses to history, and the history of gaming is NOT as they have been told by Marxist mind-benders. We should explain the difference between objective reality (once reported faithfully and in an unbiased way by Walter Cronkite, with much longer quotations from politicians in the old days, not sound-bites) and the "narratives" they are fed now. We can break it down by interest-group. Police brutality leading to death? 4 in every 10,000 police encounters for Whites, 3 in every 10,000 police encounters for Blacks! So, if anything, these reprehensible incidents are pretty bad but it seems the police actually treat Blacks with more kid-gloves! The Wage Gap for Women? A fraud based on simplistic comparison of annual salary without looking at factors like overtime worked or missing out on promotions because of maternity-leave years and such. The Campus Rape Epidemic? Jesus Christ! I was a university student and women who go to college are much safer than women who never did!
      Talk to the young people, deflate the narratives and point out lies. You will convince people of good will, but not the crazies who think there is something inherently wrong with being White, male and creative in boring suburban Wisconsin.

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  13. I'm in agreement with all except this line, "Furthermore, America is not systemically racist, and does not need to apologize or make excuses for its existence."

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  14. Agreed, for what it's worth.

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  15. Sure!
    But maybe you should also be pointing people over to Tenkars thing on change.org
    https://www.change.org/p/company-wizards-com-wizards-of-the-coast-should-remove-the-disclaimer-statement-on-all-of-its-legacy-products

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  16. Look at all the sad, anonymous bigots.

    Cry more, cowards.

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    1. I gamed with 2 guys in the 80s who told a story about how their group was playing on Saturday afternoon but the power went out. Fine, they lit some candles and played on. There was a knock at the front door of the house. It was a Jehovah's Witness, so the owner of the house, "P." a Catholic, greeted him. The JW was doing his religion rap and trying to sneak in a look at the door and noticed the table with "creepy" candles. "Oh, that's that evil Dungeons & Dragons game!" The Catholic argued with him, then decided to call over one of his players. "I." to the front door. I. is a Muslim! So he continued this INTERESTING conversation with the JW, and when he was bored of that he called over his friend "J." J. is a Mormon! The JW got fed up and left! That's my D&D diversity story, second-hand.
      We just don't feel that Entryists without any real love of the hobby should try to use minority-rights narratives to gain social control and policing of our hobby, which has always been fine for everyone. The Entryists' real goal is to destroy the hobby as they peeve off the loyal fans but gain no new ones with these blatant displays of tokenism.

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    3. Plenty of bigots on your side Aram Vartian.

      I recognize your name from my F*c*book "blocked" list now.

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  17. We recognize that some disclaimer content produced by WOTC does not meet the current standards of the RPG community. Statements made by them were wrong when they made them, would have been wrong in the past, and will continue to be wrong in the future. The RPG community encourages diversity and will not tolerate single-viewpoint exclusivity from any publisher.

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    1. Who is "we"? What current standards? What statements? Wrong how? Who the fuck are you?

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    2. Perhaps I was too subtle with the satire of WOTC's disclaimer statement which started all of this.

      I'm with your boycott.

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  18. We don't have any proof that you have any gaming experience, let alone 30 or 40 years of it. Lies have been made about the gaming "scene" and we are annoyed at that. We question your ability to assume to speak for an entire community. And opinions on something change over time.
    There is diversity of THOUGHT that you may be completely unable to tolerate! Gamers in Islamabad, Pakistan, may have a completely different list of triggers and X-card bans than yours: depictions of alcohol, depictions of women in adventure/risk situations, depictions of unveiled women, and depictions of homosexuals walking around and breathing freely without a noose around their necks. So obviously you can't speak for EVERY gamer, and your attitudes will wind you in jail if you speak them in some countries!

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    1. Oops! The message above ended in the wrong thread. I am responding to jdh417 .

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  19. I am in favour and will sign the exact petition above, but is there some petition-site that will have greater reach and impact?

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  20. I will not purchase any digital or physical WOTC product until the disclaimer is removed.

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  21. I will not purchase WOTC products until they remove their pathetic pandering virtue signaling BS.

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  22. I agree to not purchase another Wizards of the Coast product until the legacy content disclaimer is removed entirely.

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  23. I agree to not purchase a Wizards of the Coast (WotC) product, whether in physical or digital form, until the aforementioned disclaimers are removed from all WotC products.

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  24. I agree with and sign the above petition.

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  25. Count me in one this one. In fact, I intend to create my own fork of Fifth Edition that doesn't have this drama

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  26. I agree to these terms and hereby agree to not purchase a Wizards of the Coast product, whether in physical or digital form, until the aforementioned content disclaimers are removed from all Dungeons and Dragons products.

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