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.
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!