Not sure why they're called "guidelines". Edicts might be more appropriate...
I put out a little video, basically asking people to watch videos that are much, much better than mine. Do I think OBS will reverse their position? It's possible. Some companies have the vision, flexibility, and strength to pivot... others do not.
We're in the midst of another pendulum swing. As I predicted, many things are changing back to normal (or going even further to the right, in order to find balance). The left didn't see it coming, did they? How do people not know this? Oh right, America's stellar education system. Why study history when we could learn about critical gender basket weaving?
If you've studied revolutions, you'll see what I saw a few years ago. Radical movements pull the culture in startling new directions very quickly. But such radicalism soon evaporates and society inevitably goes back to the ways things were.
In most cases, I think it's a good idea to separate the art from the artist. And that's what I've been trying to do with DTRPG. Instead of blaming the staff and their protocols, I was focusing my scathing critiques upon the platform's customers who literally hate me, my work, and everything I stand for.
Well, I sleep well at night knowing I'm doing the Lord's work... whether that's the Judeo-Christian God, Satan, or Cthulhu, that's anyone's guess (all three?). Case in point with this ostensibly "pro-choice" WAPO article about a young woman in Texas with twins.
Did The Good Syma'arian do that? Did my little freebie PDF save those babies? No, but artists, like myself, shape our society and, as they say, politics is downstream of culture. What we do now has the potential to affect all our lives tomorrow.
If you want my anti-abortion themed Cha'alt scenario, The Good Syma'arian, just send me your DTRPG email address. If you want my "alternative pride" Cha'alt adventure, Rainbow Crystal Utopia, you have to paypal me $3 also with your DTRPG address (please, use friends and family so I avoid the 50-cent fee)... Venger.Satanis@yahoo.com
And, of course, there's been a lot of criticism directed my way. My character, reputation, and ability to conduct business have all been affected by what's transpired. This guy in particular reminds me of Cypher from The Matrix. I guess that would make me Morpheus. Now, all we have to do is find... the one.
Rumors of competition abound. I've heard from several people behind the scenes that something new is on the horizon. And that should be very interesting, and lucrative for those positioned well.
Speaking of opportunities, I've just been approved over at SubscribeStar. Here is my profile. I intend to create one short PDF, run a virtual session, and offer a third bit of Vengerized content each month. It's only $5 a month if you want to join, and help fund my degeneracy; in addition to making it harder to cancel me.
VENGER CON is only a few weeks away! Tickets are still available, so if you want to play with the greatest living Game Master in Cha'alt, the most dangerous campaign setting, don't delay.
p.s. After making this blog post, I realized there's another great video by The Basic Expert that should be seen by all.