And claiming that people who disagree with you either hate the hobby, hate gamers or are completely irrational is better? Repeated claims like this:
where anyone who disagrees is lying or engaging in mistruths? Despite REPEATEDLY pointing to the fact that this has nothing, absolutely nothing, to do with being "offended"?
Yeah, there's some spin going on here.
Or, how about "well, it's only one book, why get upset about one book" when it's never, ever "just one book"?
Right now, we've got https://www.kickstarter.com/project...hu-solitaire-gamebooks-by-steve-jackson-games
Choose Cthulhu Gamebooks as a kickstarter. It's got over a thousand followers before it's even launched. We all know Lovecraft was a horrible person and that his writings are racist. This isn't up for debate. This is full on fact. How welcome do you think I feel in the hobby knowing that over a thousand people in the hobby want pay someone for Lovecraft's works?
It's never, ever "just one book". It's a never ending stream of books, movies, commentary, take your pick. It's listening to the guy at your table bitching because they cast black actors in Rings of Power to play Hobbits. It's the death by a thousand cuts. And it never, ever ends. It never stops. In only stops when we, as a fandom, step up and say, nope, that's not what we want in the hobby anymore.
Again, I'd much, much rather make the hobby inclusive. Which means that stuff that we did in the past? Yeah, we shouldn't probably do that anymore. Sword and Sandal fiction? That fiction that is grounded in layers upon layers of bigotry and misogyny? Yeah, maybe we can lay off that for a while. Because I'd rather not have to deal with it every single time I walk into a game store. Every single time I come on En World to talk. Every single time I go anywhere, I get told, in a thousand different ways, that I'm not really welcome in the hobby.
Well, y'know what? I've been a gamer almost since I could talk. I can't remember a time when I wasn't a gamer. And I want to share that with as many people as possible. So, again, I'm sorry that you might not get your Dark Sun. I'm sorry you might not get your Lovecraft. I'm sorry you might not get whatever thing you happen to want. But, at the end of the day, I don't care. I'd FAR rather be proud of the gamer community for taking a stand and being honestly inclusive.