That pretty much has to be the point. I don't care how insular (or convinced that your positions are within a stone's throw of some silent majority) you are, no one at TSR version 3.whatever could have imagined that this would have helped make inroads with the mainstream gaming community. It's just tripling down on the same positions that got them excoriated in the past. That leads me to believe that we're not really the intended audience. The video (and TSR-Hobbies posting here) is a performative act, meant to re-solidify their position as taking a stand against 'wokeness' (and receiving 'persecution' because of it) amongst the people who already agree with their positions.There are people out there who are eating this up, I'm pretty sure.
The video. This is something to galvanize support. Support for what, I don't know either. Perhaps just Youtube views and Patreon pledges. Perhaps future product. It all depends on whether Ernie's outburst (which I'm still assuming was seen as a mistake, but even that might not be true) was met internally with 'oh no, what are we going to do?,' or with, 'I can work with this...' If it's the former, then it's plausible they are just whipping up fervor to get some fast Youtube/Patreon cash to keep the lights on while they figure out next steps. If the later, to keep eyes on them when they release Against the Woke Mob: Up Yours, Woke People (Have We Mentioned How We Think You Are Woke and We Assume Everyone Sees That As an Insult?).But audience for what? What's the product?
At this point, TSR(cubed) is like GRRM's next book. I'm not going to pay attention to any news of a forthcoming product until I see the PAGES.
If you still have questions or concerns after seeing what I said there please ask, I will be happy to answer what I can. It's kind of raw on my part, I was not expecting to be invited, but I hope I made things more clear.
Here's my first question: why are you using language in the video meant to rally hate and fear?If you still have questions or concerns after seeing what I said there please ask, I will be happy to answer what I can. It's kind of raw on my part, I was not expecting to be invited, but I hope I made things more clear.
First question:Here's my first question: why are you using language in the video meant to rally hate and fear?
Here's my second question: does your conscience keep you up at night?
Question:At three hours in length, like @Morrus, I'll wait for the CliffsNotes. Is there a timestamp in particular you'd like to point out?
Knowing the stance on diversity, equity, and inclusion on ENworld (which at this point, from your conversations, I know you are aware of), using a link to a channel that mentions both "the woke mob" and Comicsgate is not a great way to advertise your company here, not without better framing.
A huge part of promotion is managing expectations and catching people's interest. Now, if you are speaking up and saying oh, I don't know, something like "trans lives matter" in that interview, I think it would help to have said something about that in your original post. Not only would it manage our expectations of the video, it appeals directly to the issues people here care about.
Keep in mind this is just my speculation based on what I've seen Tim post on social media and what I've heard him say on various Curmudgeon in the Cellar, but I think it's pretty likely.Please please please tell me that Tim Kask and Ed Greenwood aren't on board this train wreck.
Tim is a good guy. But you can only call someone a racist, bigot, and advocate for ethnic cleansing before they start getting defensive and start to entrench themselves into a side. It's a really sad thing about polarization and tribalism. .
But when that transphobic bigot isn't being upfront with you, and you aren't aware of the full nature of their transphobia and other ills . . . . you might be tricked into thinking they are your ally.I’d never side with a transphobic bigot in defense of their bigotry. No matter how many names people called me.
Unfortunately.But when that transphobic bigot isn't being upfront with you, and you aren't aware of the full nature of their transphobia and other ills . . . . you might be tricked into thinking they are your ally.