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Forum: Worldly Talk Today, 8:14am
Replies: 231
Views: 4,419
Posted By Tedronai
In the sense that sexist games exist as a very...

In the sense that sexist games exist as a very small part of a much larger society where similar messages abound, sexist games contribute to the development and reinforcement of sexist attitudes.
Is...
Forum: Worldly Talk Today, 3:38am
Replies: 231
Views: 4,419
Posted By Tedronai
They may be saying that, or they could be saying...

They may be saying that, or they could be saying that or that they are saying that there is some other category (or categories) of performance where the game performed poorly enough to warrant that...
Forum: Worldly Talk Today, 3:07am
Replies: 231
Views: 4,419
Posted By Tedronai
See: 'not an average'

See: 'not an average'
Forum: Worldly Talk Yesterday, 9:09am
Replies: 33
Views: 1,721
Posted By Tedronai
My (admittedly sometimes hazy) recollections from...

My (admittedly sometimes hazy) recollections from sunday school are that Saints DO go and HAVE gone to Heaven. From there, they do not perform miracles, but rather they 'intercede' on behalf of the...
Forum: Worldly Talk Yesterday, 5:02am
Replies: 56
Views: 1,082
Posted By Tedronai
Edit: ninja'd @series0 No, you're wrong. ...

Edit: ninja'd
@series0
No, you're wrong.
'Don't freak out' is perfectly reasonable. It's certainly not 'apologist'. In the vast majority of cases 'freaking out' is more dangerous than ebola....
Forum: Gaming Discussion Oct 18 '14, 5:57pm
Replies: 117
Views: 3,953
Posted By Tedronai
They also include admonitions to compare to...

They also include admonitions to compare to existing items and adjust accordingly.
Comparable existing items come with substantial restrictions. Items bypassing those restrictions would then need...
Forum: Gaming Discussion Oct 18 '14, 1:54pm
Replies: 117
Views: 3,953
Posted By Tedronai
There are other use-activated, single-use magic...

There are other use-activated, single-use magic items, but not usually ones that fulfill a function comparable to that of scrolls (have a magic item store basically any spell for later use).
Given...
Forum: Worldly Talk Oct 18 '14, 5:25am
Replies: 231
Views: 4,419
Posted By Tedronai
That's some dark magic talk if I've ever seen it.

That's some dark magic talk if I've ever seen it.
Forum: Worldly Talk Oct 17 '14, 8:46pm
Replies: 231
Views: 4,419
Posted By Tedronai
If current 'gaming journalism' 'falls', what...

If current 'gaming journalism' 'falls', what makes you think that those Let's Players wouldn't be the next target for game producers' offers of early copies, sponsorship deals, convention perks, etc ...
Forum: Gaming Discussion Oct 17 '14, 8:33pm
Replies: 117
Views: 3,953
Posted By Tedronai
You mean potions? They are, precisely,...

You mean potions? They are, precisely, single-use, use activated items.
They don't just cost more (twice as much), but they're also capped to no greater than a level 3 spell with a casting time of...
Forum: Worldly Talk Oct 17 '14, 7:54pm
Replies: 8
Views: 214
Posted By Tedronai
The mods of this community are why I discuss...

The mods of this community are why I discuss complicated, contentious issues here and not, say, on a news article about that issue.
Forum: Worldly Talk Oct 17 '14, 7:49pm
Replies: 231
Views: 4,419
Posted By Tedronai
Supporters of the public-front cause of #GG are...

Supporters of the public-front cause of #GG are no more misogynists (even 'by association') than are, say...US citizens war criminals (by virtue of the multiplicity of heinous war crimes 'done under...
Forum: GM Workshop Oct 17 '14, 8:40am
Replies: 793
Views: 35,623
Posted By Tedronai
My recommendation: Give them a knowledge roll:...

My recommendation:
Give them a knowledge roll: best of their Local, Arcana, or The Planes scores.
Fail by 5 or more and they come to the wrong conclusion (though not necessarily "it's blood";...
Forum: Worldly Talk Oct 17 '14, 8:03am
Replies: 231
Views: 4,419
Posted By Tedronai
What I see is a page of tweets containing one...

What I see is a page of tweets containing one tweet that supports ISIS while including the '#stopgamergate' hashtag. I find this unconvincing.
Mind giving more? A bit of explanation for the linked...
Forum: Worldly Talk Oct 17 '14, 7:20am
Replies: 231
Views: 4,419
Posted By Tedronai
Could you provide a link for the referenced Isis...

Could you provide a link for the referenced Isis / anti-GG link?
Forum: Worldly Talk Oct 17 '14, 6:43am
Replies: 231
Views: 4,419
Posted By Tedronai
Because they support the public face of the...

Because they support the public face of the hashtag, or because they support that tiny portion of the hashtag that they have been exposed to, or because what they're commenting on is vaguely relevant...
Forum: Worldly Talk Oct 17 '14, 12:33am
Replies: 231
Views: 4,419
Posted By Tedronai
Except that, as the originator of the claim in...

Except that, as the originator of the claim in this thread, it is MonkWren's claim to prove, unless someone else cares to do so on MonkWren's behalf. In the absence of that proof, from MonkWren or...
Forum: Worldly Talk Oct 17 '14, 12:21am
Replies: 231
Views: 4,419
Posted By Tedronai
Except that the title of the thread rather poorly...

Except that the title of the thread rather poorly serves the cause of legitimate discussion. It is a statement. A claim. It may be drawn from the linked article, but placing it in the title, in...
Forum: Worldly Talk Oct 16 '14, 4:43am
Replies: 231
Views: 4,419
Posted By Tedronai
It is a problem of western culture that is...

It is a problem of western culture that is particularly prevalent, particularly apparent, and particularly pernicious in 'gaming culture' and the 'gaming industry'.
It exists elsewhere. It may even...
Forum: Worldly Talk Oct 16 '14, 1:03am
Replies: 231
Views: 4,419
Posted By Tedronai
Is a far cry from the title of this thread.

Is a far cry from the title of this thread.
Forum: Worldly Talk Oct 15 '14, 9:59pm
Replies: 231
Views: 4,419
Posted By Tedronai
Suspicion is probably appropriate in this...

Suspicion is probably appropriate in this instance.
Accusations against participants of 'belonging to a hate group' and against supporters of 'supporting a hate group' demands a higher standard of...
Forum: Worldly Talk Oct 15 '14, 9:25pm
Replies: 231
Views: 4,419
Posted By Tedronai
Hate speech? Probably. Hate group? No, at the...

Hate speech? Probably.
Hate group? No, at the very least, your net is to wide.
You're also likely to again run into the problem of 'actual identifiable group' vs 'collection of individuals...
Forum: Worldly Talk Oct 15 '14, 8:19am
Replies: 231
Views: 4,419
Posted By Tedronai
That's not how accusations of criminality work.

That's not how accusations of criminality work.
Forum: Worldly Talk Oct 15 '14, 8:07am
Replies: 231
Views: 4,419
Posted By Tedronai
That's a bit disingenuous. Something like...

That's a bit disingenuous.
Something like 'killallminorities' would ITSELF be hate speech. It's not even the stated purpose of the movement, it's the SLOGAN.
The slogan of 'gamergate' is not hate...
Forum: Worldly Talk Oct 15 '14, 7:53am
Replies: 231
Views: 4,419
Posted By Tedronai
I'm not sure the 'trolls' responsible can be...

I'm not sure the 'trolls' responsible can be classified as a 'hate group' because I've yet to see any of these atrocious behaviours convincingly tied to an actual group. Or rather, a group less...
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