Pineapple Express: Someone Is Wrong on the Internet?

Snarf Zagyg

Notorious Liquefactionist
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I mean, I don't think he's wrong, but I don't see why one would want to be "taken seriously in Corporate America"? Make enough money to pay your workers well and keep making more products, and that should be enough to make anyone happy.

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Umbran

Mod Squad
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I mean, I don't think he's wrong, but I don't see why one would want to be "taken seriously in Corporate America"?

Because:
1) Maybe he actually really likes D&D.
2) D&D has, like it or not, been part of Corporate America since TSR.
3) If your entertainment product isn't taken seriously in Corporate America, it gets shelved for something they will take seriously.

Make enough money to pay your workers well and keep making more products, and that should be enough to make anyone happy.

See above. Corporate America needs you to make more money with your resources than that.
 

Hussar

Legend
Well I could chalk that up to a misunderstanding and walk away or I could get in a huge snit and behave like a child for the next several years.

I think I’ll just chalk it up to a misunderstanding. Better for my blood pressure.
 


Scribe

Legend
I think I’ll just chalk it up to a misunderstanding. Better for my blood pressure.

Oh sure, blood pressure, mental health, keyboard longevity. Sure, sure there are benefits to restraint.

But think of the missed opportunity to correct others across the globe.
 

RealAlHazred

Frumious Flumph (Your Grace/Your Eminence)
Because:
1) Maybe he actually really likes D&D.
2) D&D has, like it or not, been part of Corporate America since TSR.
3) If your entertainment product isn't taken seriously in Corporate America, it gets shelved for something they will take seriously.



See above. Corporate America needs you to make more money with your resources than that.
My memory is legendarily bad, but I suspect this was just after some Hasbro meeting where he decided to jump on the Corporate wagon. I see it all as part of the En-naughty-word-ing of America, per Cory Doctorow. It's fine, people are increasingly less concerned with supporting things they don't like, which leads to the balkanization of gaming. I believe there are more indie games actively being supported now than in the 80s, the supposed "Golden Age of RPGs." So long as you define reasonable goals, it seems feasible to make a living at it, at least.
 

prabe

Tension, apprension, and dissension have begun
Supporter
Unrelated to anything above (I think): That's a particularly amusing misspelling you have, there ... :LOL:
 


Umbran

Mod Squad
Staff member
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I believe there are more indie games actively being supported now than in the 80s, the supposed "Golden Age of RPGs."

Who, pray tell, are you trying to slight as still claiming the 80s were the Golden Age? Because, with respect, I don't think you'll find many, WotC or elsewhere, who still think the 80s was the Golden Age, by comparison to today.
 

My memory is legendarily bad, but I suspect this was just after some Hasbro meeting where he decided to jump on the Corporate wagon. I see it all as part of the En-naughty-word-ing of America, per Cory Doctorow.
I read that and all i can think is "how dare these companies want to keep making money...the nerve!" but then it's the system we have until you can get a critical mass of people to agree to change to something better which call me pessimistic but won't happen until either we reach Post-scarcity or there's a massive die off of population or the singularity happens in which case it won't matter. (I'm sure some one will be more optimistic and say so or point out some error with my line of thinking)
 

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