I'm not really around right now. Half the time I'm not on this planet just now; so it pisses me off to no end that I can't look at this bullshit of OBS' (that is to say, RPGnow and DrivethruRPG's) new policy of "there'll be a big button ANYONE CAN PUSH and instantly make a product go away by claiming it's offensive", and just use the old Polish saying of 'not my circus, not my monkeys'.
But of course, it is my circus. First, because a year ago when the "gamergate card game" thing happened and OBS bent over backwards for censorship advocates I predicted that this was only the start of a slide to something that would let the likes of Fred Hicks be the one who gets to choose for all of us what we're allowed to read or not in RPGs. With all the witch hunts and double standard hypocrisies and excuses for artsy games by politically sensitive indie authors (when they make a game about raping dead cabin boys, it's totally ok because they're the RIGHT people, and not filthy evil D&D gamers) that would imply.
And also, of course because on a personal note the people pushing for the "Big Red Ban Anything You Don't Like Button" are all the people who despise me.
So here's my message for Steve Wieck and the crowd at OBS:
Hi +Steve Wieck !
Here's the thing: My games have neither rape nor anything else vile in them. They're not misogynist or homophobic (one of them has the first heroically depicted transgender character on the cover of an RPG rulebook ever). But there's a gang of complete shitheads who despise me because I disagree with them about RPGs and have thwarted and proven my way better than theirs each and every time.
Just how long do you think it will be before they swarm your "report" button to get every single thing I've ever written blackballed from your site thanks to your shitty new policy? You claim you'll reinstate it if nothing is really offensive, but how long will that take? If they strategically do it when there's some sale period or something like that, who makes up for my lost sales? How will your "Censorship first, ask questions later" policy protect people from harassers out to use your ill conceived bit of mental diarrhoea to attack people they don't like? I urge you to answer, and quickly, because your answer or lack thereof will determine my next move.
You have 18 hours to provide an answer to my satisfaction before I assume you have no intention to do so.
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