Friday, May 27, 2022

The Verdict

 

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!

Enjoy,

VS

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! 



16 comments:

  1. Kinda hard to save babies lives if they aren't "endangered" in the first place. Too bad DTRPG can't tell the difference between fantasy and reality. What a frigging mess. I REALLY HATE censorship.

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  2. I really hate HYPOCRISY! So many people only seeing things from their own point of view! So many people thinking they are comparing apples to oranges when its all a damn bushel of apples!

    I saw an article yesterday with the headline, "A society that murders its children has no future" (close enough)
    I read on expecting to eventually find an anti-abortion arguement.

    Nope! Pure gun control article! And I would bet the author is pro-abortion. So really? You write a piece like that and dont connect the oh so obvious dots?

    Im living in bizzaro world!

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    1. I clicked on and read the same fucking article! Yeah, just one-sided views, lazy thinking, with no real solutions. Of course, it was pushing the left's agenda. That's our mainstream media.

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  3. Thank you sir. You nailed it.

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    1. I appreciate it, hoss! Stay tuned for more...

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  4. Censorship hitting even Drive By RPG now... I need to pull all my purchased files from there and then start looking for alternatives for purchases if they exists.

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  11. Oh, now, now, the problem is that it's getting harder and harder to get educated people to believe that zygotes and embryos are sacred vessels for "souls". To speak about "spiritual decay" with any authority, you'd have to show clearly there is such a thing as "spirit" in the first place. That's not how I live! I am quite happy to be a mere mass of ambulatory chemicals, one which seems to think it is thinking. I'm cool with that! No one can con me or exploit me by lying that I am anything greater.

    The fair thing to do is to present Positive Evidence In Favor of something (not waste time carping at other points of view), and see what actually amounts to something, upon which you can build up new things, and so on. Anything religious or "spiritual" does not meet that criterion, it's just an endless re-hashing of the same talking-points as thousands of years ago. Any time people are free to demand evidence, with no swords at their backs, it falls flat. They choke badly, so until they get real, I am pleased to be a materialistic Atheist. You'd be hard-pressed to point to anything non-material, anyway.
    I was particularly impressed by the inherent lies of the movie THE SILENT SCREAM, an anti-abortion propaganda hosted by Dr. Bernard Nathanson. He presented a model of a 12-week-old fetus as if it were 8 weeks old, and he speeded up sonograms to make it look like embryos were very lively when being aborted, as opposed to just bobbing up and down along with the breathing of the host female (NOT a mother, yet). So enough is enough, already. It may be fun to satirize and lampoon stuff, and DriveThru shouldn't have banned your product if you marked it Mature, but no one in the real world scores points with anti-abortion thinking.

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  12. ...and you have to watch out for propaganda bias like in the gruesome photos. How often are there abortions of things larger than you can put on a Ritz cracker? Or even on top of a (candy) Life Saver? Not often, I'll bet! But the megachurches want to leave that impression when they show their church-basement documentaries far-removed from any science-trained guy who could spot the lies.
    But anyway, I'll get your banned modules for sure, because they are banned, and pay your intended list price.

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  13. We shall have to wait and see if an alternative comes about I know it's being talked about and worked on.

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