Thursday, September 30, 2021

Calling Out Exalted Funeral, OSE, and Necrotic Gnome

 

In a way, this is kind of an open letter to the entire gaming community.

It's one thing if you want to try ban, boycott, and/or cancel me.  I've been doing this a long time (living in the world as an outspoken individual), but don't come at my fans, my supporters, and those who appreciate my work.

Discord is full of leftoids, SJWs, and critical woke theorists, as is much of social media, so we shouldn't be surprised to see shitty behavior on such a platform.  People talking about Venger Satanis like they know me.  Ha!

So, I decided to make a video and blog when they banned a guy who unapologetically liked my stuff because he was "supporting a nazi".  That's a new kind of fucked up.

Here's a link to the YouTube video.  If anyone wants to see the screenshots, just email me at: Venger.Satanis@yahoo.com

This is exactly the kind of unacceptable behavior we need to call out.  When you see something like that, harassing gamers just because they don't find a person, company, or book objectionable, speak out.  This needs to stop.

I'm not going to tell you what to do.  Buy their stuff, play their game, hang out on their discord, or don't... whatever.  All I want is some accountability, a modicum of civility.  People (let's face it, mostly of the far-left persuasion) need to just get over it already.

By 2024 "woke" will be as relevant as flower-power hippies from the mid to late 60s.  Yes, woke has a shelf life just like every other attempted cultural revolution.  It started about 2014.  That means, by my watch, 2024 will see its virtual extinction.  The pendulum is already beginning to swing the other way.  

And that's great, because I don't want a civil war, even though I'm ready to do my part.  No one should be ostracized or made to feel inferior or less than because of the games they like, the authors they read, the creators they support.  If that's the way things are going, parts of the hobby need to die in order to preserve what's worth saving.

Sincerely,


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


p.s. I just released the best new mechanic for D&D combat - it's called Crimson Escalation.  Check it out! 


29 comments:

  1. Venger,

    You hit the nail on the head here. There is a reason that the "woke" are fighting so hard. They know that the end is coming up, the train is coming to a full stop, however you want to think of it. They are going nuts in order to keep the wheels turning. I hope that, when we look back, we can realize how crazy all of this was. I thought we would have done this with the "Satanic Panic" but I guess we all get to be wrong from time-to-time.

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    1. These things are cyclical... 20 to 25 years from now, there will probably be yet another reason to disparage RPGs and their creators and fans. Thanks for the comment, hoss!

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    2. The thing is that I feel there's a connection between the Satanic Panic and what's going on now. In both cases, you have evangelicals beating up on people who won't convert. In the 80's those evangelicals happened to be Christians and it came from the right. Now, the evangelicals happen to believe in Wokeness, and it's coming from the left. Other than that, it's the same mentality: "we're right, you're wrong, submit to our way of thinking or we'll be jerks to you."

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    3. Yes, that's it exactly... the Church of Secular Progressivism.

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  2. Nice to see you as small minded and right wing as ever Darrick. The panic comes from porn mongers and smooth brain fools. Woke... woken up to the shitty behaviour of the hateful right. SJW... ie people who want a fair world. You guys who complain about this are the ones on the way out. Grow up. Cheers, as ever you devoted fan.

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  3. Whilst I can't speak for the Exalted Funeral Discord there is only one person banned from the Necrotic Gnome/OSE Discord to the best of my knowledge.

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    1. I haven't heard from any other representatives, admins, or mods... so I'm not exactly sure where the problem or problems lie. If my source or I have wrongly conflated Exalted Funeral, Old-School Essentials, and Necrotic Gnome, then someone should speak up so we can set the record straight.

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  4. Well! THAT'S a metric ton of unadulterated horseshit! They didn't even have enough respect to capitalise Nazi.
    Ironically, canceling someone based on who they enjoy is actual Nazi behavior so...

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    1. Yes, what the most entrenched leftoids are doing is actually fascist. Same with Antifa, so why should we be surprised?

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  5. Lmao I know satanic nazis are (were) a thing (though recently it came out in a trial to be all feds) but like lmao they need to come up with a better pejorative for someone with your branding.

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  6. I'm confused by the post - who specifically banned someone who likes your stuff? Necrotic Gnome is different from Exalted Funeral (though EF distributes NG's stuff).

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    1. We're trying to figure out just how toxic these various social media groups are. It could be that OSE and Necrotic Gnome aren't nearly as bad as Exalted Funeral and the OSR discord run by Chris MacDowell. We should know more later today.

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  7. In that last paragraph you put into words what I've been thinking. And you are right!

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  8. Dear Darrick. Glad to see you remembered who I am and blocked me on MeWe. Saves me the bother I suppose. As the Owner of the OSE group on MeWe I would like to thank you for reminding the members exactly what a charmingly small minded little narcissist you still are. All the best. Jon Salway.

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    1. I only block those who repeatedly harass me online. So, if I blocked you, that means your behavior demanded it. Unfortunately, I still don't remember who you are. I actually thought you might be that S. John Ross guy.

      Maybe we should be investigating the OSE group on MeWe? Thanks for the suggestion, hoss!

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    2. I just checked, you weren't blocked on MeWe - we were never acquainted on that site. I just added you to my contacts, though. Unless the OSE+ group on MeWe has been removed, I must be blocked/banned from it because I can't see anything in my searches.

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  9. Better dont pay attention to their stuff Venger. Let them ban or unban anyone in their forums and just focus on doing your thing. They are innoffensive in the end.

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    1. I probably should just ignore them, but our hobby needs the disinfectant of sunlight ASAP!

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  10. they feel like so cool saying "we banned a naziii looool". Its just power fantasy

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  12. This is all vague. Names need to be named. Who said what? Where? I don't want to see the screen shots. Just say who it is. I doubt it was Gavin Norman himself or anyone of the Necrotic Gnome site. I CAN see it being a rogue moderator of Exalted Funeral perhaps. No matter facts need to be known.

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    1. They're all discord handles; I don't know anyone's actual name. I provide more screenshots in today's blog post. Or ask me for all 34 additional screenshots in an email.

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  13. You've become as deluded as those you are fighting with.

    All the tired internet right sloganeering (SJWs, Leftoids, Woke), plus creepy and paranoid talk about a 'Civil War' and 'doing your part.'

    The internet far left are certainly annoying but the far right Kool Aid you've drunk is just as bad, as I recall it is the far right rabid ranters on RPGSite who have drafted up a blacklist of 'Woke' rpg companies to boycott.

    Where is your blogpost condemning that censorious list? Get a grip and stop mistaking the net for real life.

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    1. You've been misinformed. The red list is simply there to inform gamers of the content their buying so they can make the best choice for themselves. No one called for a boycott - which the left does all the time.

      I know the internet isn't real life. If it was, I could focus on actual gaming, not fight back against admins banning those who enjoy my work. In order to preserve the middle ground, I have to align myself with the right.

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    2. I haven't been misinformed. I was a regular on the Site before the far right nuts took over and the intention of that list is obvious to anyone who hasn't drunk the Kool Aid. Get real.

      And buying the 'I have to align myself' with the internet far right calling for Civil War and violence is the exact deluded rhetoric and polarization the far right and the far left use to justify their bullshit.

      Be an adult and remember that the net is not the real world.

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  14. SJWs, Leftoids, Woke
    Is it sloganing when the left proudly self-identify with those words?

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