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    New Bill to Limit Copyright to 56 Years, Would be Retroactive

    That's the part you're missing. A creator cannot be said to have full rights over their creation if they are not able to sell it to someone else.
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    New Bill to Limit Copyright to 56 Years, Would be Retroactive

    Untrue. You can't copyright an idea, only a very specific expression of an idea. See, for example, the 170 copies of Superman mentioned in the thread previously.
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    D&D General Supposing D&D is gamist, what does that mean?

    Only if the proponents of the model are correct in their claim that mixing types results in an incoherent game. There is no evidence that their claim is true, and as such you have no basis here. If you don't presuppose the truth of this claim, there's no reason to believe incoherency will result.
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    D&D 5E D&D and who it's aimed at

    They don't just disagree. They brought receipts. They presented evidence that refutes your claim. That it is your opinion does not shield it from criticism. And speaking as someone who doesn't own any of the books being drawn upon for examples, I can tell you that the argument that you are...
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    D&D 5E D&D and who it's aimed at

    "Changed" <> "sanitized." That's the point you're missing. There is no objective definition of what sanitized means.
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    D&D 5E D&D and who it's aimed at

    Lucky for me I used a nice vague term and didn't commit to anything quantifiable then.
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    D&D 5E D&D and who it's aimed at

    It absolutely is opinion. Should be obvious given the old-timers talking about how the game was only played a certain way back in the day.
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    D&D 5E D&D and who it's aimed at

    What they may have failed to consider is that merely attempting the former is enough to make much of the latter group unhappy.
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    D&D 5E D&D and who it's aimed at

    Imagine how people being constantly told that their preferences are childish feel then. Maybe speak up for them?
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    D&D 5E D&D and who it's aimed at

    Really? As an adolescent I found it funny. At 45 years old now I find it cringey and misogynistic. You seem backwards on what adolescent males like.
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    D&D General Kender in AD&D

    Yes, biological essentialism has become less popular. Which is a good thing.
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    D&D General Kender in AD&D

    ¿Porque no los dos?
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    D&D General Kender in AD&D

    The guidance provided in the book on how kender behave explicitly states that non-kender find them extremely annoying, and provides numerous reasons why, including constant theft of belongings. Roleplaying a kender to not be annoying means you have to ignore the canonical description of how...
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    D&D General Kender in AD&D

    Indeed. It's not just the stealing. Part of what I quoted above involved barraging non-kender with constant questions and "a million lies." Kender are presented as being extremely irritating to non-kender. It's even enforced with the taunting mechanic.
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    D&D General Kender in AD&D

    Indeed, if the "how had D&D changed over the decades" thread has taught me anything, it's that some people have only ever played with people who behave like 14-year-old edgelords.
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