I read DriveThruRPG's email yesterday and the upshot is that The Good Syma'arian one-shot Cha'alt adventure won't be allowed back onto their virtual shelves without several changes.
Specifically, the child endangerment portions. While I fully understand, after all, it's written in their rules, taking that stuff out dilutes the message. Yes, it's wrong to harm, let alone murder, babies and kids. That's one of the reasons I wrote the scenario!
I have no doubt that publicly available material on DTRPG of the same kind (without the overt "anti-abortion" and "anti-woke" sentiments exist. If The Good Syma'arian is banned, shouldn't those other products be reported and removed, as well? Time will tell...
Real world harm will always be greater and therefore a bigger threat than anything happening in a fantasy roleplaying game. Fancy euphemisms like "reproductive justice" and "women's healthcare" don't really describe smashing a fetus' skull while still in the womb so the brain can be vacuumed into a hospital sink.
Just because you'd rather not think of the sordid deals doesn't mean it's not real. It is real. It happens everyday, and disproportionally to black and hispanic babies. If you really think that black lives matter, instead of perpetuating lies that racist cops are gunning unarmed non-white folks down in the street everyday, maybe think twice before celebrating the "pro-choice" movement?
The moral and spiritual decay in this country, perhaps all over the world, can be seen daily on the news and in our social media feeds. It's sickening and disheartening. I don't think the answer is to throw up our hands while we lurch towards a materialist, atheist, globalist Utopia that will only result in (economic) slavery for the bottom 99%.
So, I told OneBookShelf that I will be keeping The Good Syma'arian private. If you want it, the PDF is free (just like before). Email me with your DriveThruRPG associated email address, which I prefer, (make sure you opt-in to my customer emails where I frequently send out sale codes). Reach me at Venger.Satanis@yahoo.com
Or, here's a link to the adventure on Google Drive if you'd really rather not go through DTRPG. Your choice!
p.s. Tickets still available for this July's VENGER CON in Madison, WI. This won't be like any other gaming convention you've been to in the last 20 or 30 years. Just old-school, OSR, and traditional RPGs. Together, we won't just have an awesome time... we'll lay the foundation for a new golden age!