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Friday, 17th May, 2019

  • 05:34 PM - Elfcrusher quoted LordNightwinter in post New Tariffs On RPGs Printed In China
    Hopefully companies will either move some of their business back stateside or China will negotiate. Either way would be good for our economy. According to the reporting I've seen (e.g., here) U.S. companies are moving their manufacturing to foreign countries other than China. Mexico, especially, is benefiting. But tariffs would, on average, have to rise to 100%, and be imposed on all countries, before it would make economic sense to invest in domestic infrastructure. And then the only market for those products would be domestic, as well.

Tuesday, 14th May, 2019

  • 07:17 PM - Vicente quoted LordNightwinter in post New Tariffs On RPGs Printed In China
    Hopefully companies will either move some of their business back stateside or China will negotiate. Either way would be good for our economy. Not really that simple, if prices go up because of tariffs or because production is more expensive in the US, people will buy less, so bad for the economy.
  • 06:43 PM - Morrus quoted LordNightwinter in post New Tariffs On RPGs Printed In China
    Hopefully companies will either move some of their business back stateside or China will negotiate. Either way would be good for our economy. I print in Lithuania and ship to a warehouse in the UK, so I'm fortunately not affected. Goodness knows what the future holds given the big changes going on over here though.

Friday, 29th March, 2019

  • 10:48 PM - Cergorach quoted LordNightwinter in post Chinese Government Burns Cthulhu RPG Print Run
    Take note out there you socialism/communism lovers. This is what happens when you give your freedom away or lose it and let the government have control. Take note out there you capitalists lovers and Corporatocracy advocates. This is what happens when you give in to your (corporate) greed and let states directed by rich entities let ruin/interfere with foreign entities... Look at a bit of history before you take a swipe at the Red Manace. There is a reason why China is in it's current state and you can follow that back to Western influence... Is China doing things that we can't comprehend or agree with, sure... Are we in the same cultural or population situation as China, most certainly not! Most Europeans think that a LOT of Americans are nuts! We know that the French are nuts... ;-) Deal with the cultural differences, your rage is not effective, it's more likely to take two steps back instead of one forward.

Thursday, 28th March, 2019

  • 12:17 AM - ParanoydStyle quoted LordNightwinter in post Chinese Government Burns Cthulhu RPG Print Run
    Take note out there you socialism/communism lovers. This is what happens when you give your freedom away or lose it and let the government have control. Yo dawg, speaking as an anarcho-socialist, please don't conflate socialism with Communism. :):):):) on Communism as much as you want. "National Socialists" (Nazis) burn books. Communists, clearly, burn books. Socialists do not burn books. I'm surprised in 2019 I still need to explain to people in 2019 that Socialism != Communism. Socialism has nothing to do with authoritarianism. Communists don't have a monopoly on authoritarianism. Well said. What rhymes with hump, lump, and chump? ...Anyway, as to the OP, I have two major thoughts: 1) What on EARTH was their stated rational for burning these books? Or did they not even BOTHER giving a reason? 2) What can we do to get back at these bastards? I know it's ridiculous since I am substantially less powerful than the NATION OF CHINA and PROBABLY can't exact any meaningful revenge, but honestly that w...

Wednesday, 27th March, 2019

  • 11:45 PM - Elderbrain quoted LordNightwinter in post Chinese Government Burns Cthulhu RPG Print Run
    Take note out there you socialism/communism lovers. This is what happens when you give your freedom away or lose it and let the government have control. I hope the moderator punishes you for your inappropriate political post, buddy. Attack the book-burners? Fine, perfectly reasonable. Use this to take a cheap shot at people in the U.S. who lobby for sensible, sane regulations? Not cool. Save that garbage for another site where it belongs, and where I can respond to you... appropriately. :] As for the book-burners, I hope Cthulhu devours them. :]

Wednesday, 13th March, 2019


Saturday, 7th April, 2018

  • 05:28 AM - Riley37 quoted LordNightwinter in post Do We Still Need "Race" in D&D?
    I don’t think it is going out on much of a limb to say that the majority of the current 5e players are both white and male. So you say. Are you *ignoring* those of us in this forum and thread who say otherwise? Disagree with them, sure, but let's not pretend they and their arguments don't exist. Is it predominantly white? Yes it used to be. Pretending that this perspective does not exist, isn't the path to a better conversation on race than we had in the 1970s, when Gygax laid down rules heavily influenced by Tolkien's "Lord of the Rings". Don't get me wrong, in general I love LotR, but I also cannot in good conscience turn a blind eye to passages such as this one: In one of the windows he caught a glimpse of a sallow face with sly, slanting eyes; but it vanished at once. 'So that's where that southerner is hiding!' he thought. 'He looks more than half like a goblin."
  • 01:10 AM - Riley37 quoted LordNightwinter in post Do We Still Need "Race" in D&D?
    I show people courtesy, yes. Respect doesn't mean what you think it means. Inigo Montoya's response to Vizzini was more humbly phrased that your bold assertion, right there... perhaps you are practicing courtesy by your own standards; mine do not prevail in this venue, as I am not a moderator. Anyways, you and I hold assumptions so divergent, that it seems only natural we'd disagree on Pathfinder's terminology. You see only one possible meaning of "respect". I allow for the possibility of words having *different usages* in British English than in American English, and I take Neil Gaiman's saying about treating people with "respect", with the nuance and connotation you assign, always-and-only, to "courtesy". How many bytes in a kilobyte? Always-and-only 1000; always-and-only 1024; varies by usage; or something else? If you chose either of the always-and-only answers, then of course we disagree on race and ancestry. You might as well tell me that race doesn't mean what I think it means. From...
  • 12:20 AM - Riley37 quoted LordNightwinter in post Do We Still Need "Race" in D&D?
    And by the way, you aren't given respect, you earn it. When I take the train, I encounter hundreds of strangers. None of them (well, almost none) have personally earned my respect. I still *treat* them with respect, by default. I say "pardon me" when I need to get past people to reach the door at my destination. I offer my seat when someone clearly needs it more than I do, such as someone who's in advanced stages of pregnancy. I make exceptions to this default principle, for those few individuals who specifically disqualify themselves, such as the ones who spread themselves across multiple seats even when the train is crowded. If you only treat people with respect after you've decided that they've earned your respect, then you can give *your* respect, as you see fit. But you're mistaken about whether *my* respect is given, because it is, indeed, a given; my *disrespect* is individually earned. Is this a tangent from ancestry into alignment? Or does it belong in meta?

Tuesday, 3rd April, 2018

  • 11:03 AM - Aldarc quoted LordNightwinter in post Do We Still Need "Race" in D&D?
    Political correctness and respect are far flung concepts. And by the way, you aren't given respect, you earn it.Too bad you often have to work harder to earn basic human respect if you belong to a marginalized group. And I'm rather disturbed by the people who tout the advantage of "Ancestry" in that it would allow us to have a racial template for different ethnic groups. That just weirds me out to be honest, especially because the proponents of that are all on about how they aren't the racists ones, it's everyone else. Like really, you want have "Mwangi" or "Keleshite" when you choose your race? That sounds like a dumpster fire waiting to happen. So, I guess I like 'People' better than 'Ancestry' despite the awkwardness of the term, just because it helps kill that as an idea.Of course one safe way to work around that is to not lean so heavily on thinly-disguised real life ethnicities, peoples, and cultures as world-building shorthand when creating worlds. Compare the possible human ancestries...
  • 02:44 AM - Andor quoted LordNightwinter in post Do We Still Need "Race" in D&D?
    You're talking about changing fictional rules No. There is no rule in D&D that mandates what races call each other. Elves and Dwarves can go right on calling each other stench-beards and daisy-fondlers, while Dragons don't care what you call them as long as they are properly seasoned. We are discussing the terminology used in a rule book printed here in the real world, and read by real people. Who may or may not take real offense. It is not for you or I to cast judgement on someone else's feelings of offense. In my experience when someone takes offense to something I thought was innocuous it usually means I was ignorant of the cause of their offense. Sometimes once educated I may find the justification weak, but that still doesn't invalidate their feelings. Sometimes the justification is BS, but obviously that's not the case here. If you don't know of any reason why anyone in the real world might take offense to the term race, there is an lengthy list of horrors attached to the term in the last...
  • 02:43 AM - the_redbeard quoted LordNightwinter in post Do We Still Need "Race" in D&D?
    Alright dude. You sound like you might have a little bit of bias, dare I say racism, toward white people from all of your arguments and negative commentary. I will not be drawn in to a debate that I can't win because I'm the token white geek. I'm going to take the high ground and bow out. Good luck with your arguments. I wish you good luck and good fortune on all of your ventures. May the gamers you meet be better to you than the supposed ones you've met so far. For my part, if you have seen that side of things and only that side of things, I'm sorry. You're missing out on the better side of gamers. Good day to you sir. You need to re-read the post you're replying to. The poster said that a) they have gamed with good people, b) they have also experienced vile gamers and c) they said most gamers are white. Please LordNightWinter, where did the post make a biased claim against whites? Where did they express racism? I can't find it in the post that you are replying to. I suggest you re-read the post. Also, it's pretty hard for you to be the "token white geek", given that the majority of gamers are white. From my perspective, you seem very thin skinned and unable to accurately understand the view points of others.
  • 02:33 AM - pemerton quoted LordNightwinter in post Do We Still Need "Race" in D&D?
    Gamers don't need social justice in their games, for the most part we're one of the most accepting groups there is.Many of the responses in these threads seem to run counter to your claim! Oh, and look, here's one: Alright dude. You sound like you might have a little bit of bias, dare I say racism, toward white people from all of your arguments and negative commentary.So suddenly it's racist against white people to note that (i) not all RPGers are angels, and (ii) RPGing is a predominantly white hobby? You could have at least pretended to be accepting!
  • 02:19 AM - Obryn quoted LordNightwinter in post Do We Still Need "Race" in D&D?
    I can see where this thread is leaning and obviously there's going to be no talking to people who can't see past their own misplaced views. I don't give a crap about a person's color, I have friends from all walks of life, people I love and respect. The final word here is that your ignorant views on race and racism have nothing to do with a fictional game. This thread has gotten way too out of hand and is leaning way too left. "Some folks find the word 'race' problematic because despite its gaming history, it has real-world connotations that may be uncomfortable to some people. Maybe it's time to use a more respectful word without the baggage." But nah. You figure - "I'm a good person. I have friends from different cultures. How could I do wrong? How dare anyone insinuate I'm making anyone uncomfortable, or ask me to do anything differently than I am right now?" Because really what you're saying is, you can't be bothered to change anything to make the game more welcoming. And real peoples' disc...
  • 01:15 AM - DM Magic quoted LordNightwinter in post Do We Still Need "Race" in D&D?
    Wow. You really don't get it then. My apologies. You're talking about changing fictional rules because of a word that seems to offends people that are offended by every little thing that has nothing to do with them. There, spelled out for you. Hopefully that didn't occupy too many of your brain cells. As I said farther back, there are people of color posting in this thread. Maybe go back and see what they had to say about this.
  • 01:06 AM - DM Magic quoted LordNightwinter in post Do We Still Need "Race" in D&D?
    You're talking about fictional people. The term doesn't need changing. Nope, not talking about fictional people. But at least this shows us that you don't understand the discussion or why it's being discussed. This is good! It means you have time to turn back and reread the thread. Hopefully when you come back out the other side, you'll be better equipped to join us in the 21st Century.
  • 01:05 AM - Mallus quoted LordNightwinter in post Do We Still Need "Race" in D&D?
    You can't force your views on people. Political correctness culture is getting way too out of hand. Word usage changes over time. Terms fall in and out of favor. Cultural attitudes shift. Perhaps you have noticed this, yes? No one is forcing anything on anyone. We’re discussing the continued utility of the word “race”. Feel free to keep participating. We can always use another ‘token white geek’! (we’re probably down to 80% or 90% token white geeks around here)
  • 12:54 AM - DM Magic quoted LordNightwinter in post Do We Still Need "Race" in D&D?
    You can't force your views on people. Treating people with respect culture is getting way too out of hand. “You can please some of the people all of the time, you can please all of the people some of the time, but you can’t please all of the people all of the time.” -John Lydgate It's so hard to treat people with respect, amirite?
  • 12:04 AM - Gradine quoted LordNightwinter in post Do We Still Need "Race" in D&D?
    Do what you must, people hide behind the anonymity of the internet all the time. I have no way of validating his statements nor he mine. It's not a crime to be skeptical. And I find myself increasingly skeptical of your reasons for your reasons for being skeptical of this specific individual. Especially given your cries of "reverse racism", and your condescending passive-aggressive tone, which as been pointed out are moves right out of the white supremacist playbook. And perhaps you are just someone who simply distrusts everyone's experiences when they don't perfectly line up with their own worldview. There's a term for people like that, and it's not that much more flattering. Regardless, don't fool yourself into thinking you've taken any kind of "high road". Regardless of your reasons, you have definitely descended into the low road here.


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