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Pathfinder Society Member. 4,890 posts (5,116 including aliases). No reviews. No lists. No wishlists. 1 Pathfinder Society character. 5 aliases.


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Taldor

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Or maybe people are uncomfortable because they are being accused of stuff they are not doing?

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Well, the Japanese just love to mess with westerners by insulting christianity and making Nazis wacky fun. Just look at any anime or manga with priests or Nazis.

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Thejeff, are you saying that minorities who are targets of racism cannot be racist themselves?

And, yes, people seing racism everywhere are usually racist too.

It doesn't mean that they are not right to an extent. I'm sure that there were racist people at Gencon, after all, as much as we wouldn't want tgem to exist, they do. But to see things and immediately conclude the worst is irrational. And unfair.

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There is no such thing as bloat. Only people whining and being too weak to ban stuff they don't like or won't use.

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Nobody here is being racist. Everyone is having a nice, civil discussion about it, and that is rare. I'm enjoying it. I like to look at a problem from various points of view, especially those I am either unaware of, or find it hard to identify with.

@TOZ, yeah, just occurred to me. I have random, barely related thoughts on occasion.

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Never said someone here called me racist. Just mentioning the problem. And it happened to me before.

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I love when people accusing me of racism are being racist themselves. A fine touch of irony don't cha think?

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Most people do because he looks white. And than there is that worst kind of racism "You look white so you don't have problems other Latinos do".

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Maybe you are, and you are right, but your response leaves a lot to be desired, and I have zero interest in talking to people who start the conversation by accusing me of something I don't do.

It's not just the problem. It's how this problem is presented that matters.

See, I'm a tech guy, if someone called me on the phone and started screaming at me for whatever reason, I would calmly hang up and ignore further calls.

If, however, someone calls me and tells me that I did this wrong, or that I overcharged them or something like that. I would assess the problem, decide that the person was right, or explain why I did what I did and we would part ways amicably.

Nobody benefits from emotional reactions used in arguments. Because they produce more emotional reactions and that's a very nice slope.

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It's like accusing a dude for hiring predominantly black and Hispanic people to work in his store of racism.

And he did it because, they work well, are honest workers and live near the store so that in a pinch he can call on someone. He respects them and pays them their just wage.

But noo he's a racist because he's putting them in a subservient role

Wake up.

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Maybe it's just that I am not really sensitive to discrimination coming my way, so I don't really tolerate when someone else is being (what I assume) overly sensitive to stuff.

I've been called a baby eater, a terrorist and a Croat killer in the past, and that was nicer stuff.

I've also been refused service on the basis of me being a Serb in several countries.

I've also been kicked out of a bakery because I asked for bread and made the cardinal sin of using the Serbian word for it and not Croatian.

Did it bother me? Maybe a tiny bit. But I tend to feel sorry for bigots, in their small, pathetic worlds.

They don't deserve my time or attention.

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It's a scene that should happen in the show. As far as I remember, there was one like that in the books.

I can't find a news article in English.

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Well, I'm glad that people choose to.

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I'm a Serb. Trust me I know something about discrimination. And yes, I'm white.

Refusing to accept that you are inferior, or that you should be ashamed of a geographic accident or melanine content in your skin and a bit different skull structure is not pride. It's common sense.

People who think they are better because they are of a certain skin color and facial features are entitled pricks.

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Spoiler:
Some church or some thing in Dubrovnik is forbidding Lena Headey from walking naked through the streets. I hate conservative people.

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Also, I don't get pride in anything but your own accomplishments. Why should anyone be proud of something they had no influence over?

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Paladin of Baha-who? wrote:
A lot of minorities have a lot of pride in their communities and culture. Saying you "don't see race" may very well make them feel like you consider that to be meaningless.

No, I'm just generally not very interested in that stuff. But I can respect it.

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Well GotG is a million billion times better than Ninja Turtles. Of course it's back.

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When I say that I don't see race, by that I mean that I honestly don't care what someone's skin color is, and I treat everyone equally well.

Personality matters, demeanor matters, behavior matters.

As for culture, I refuse to accept any culture I personally deem bad.

So, while I may accept someone on their own merits, if the culturevthey hail from.is bad, I'll never accept it.

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Like not talking OOC except to declare actions.
Like actually reacting like your character and not like a murderbot.
E.G.
GM: There is a huge monster of smoke and fire in front of you. Something none of you have ever seen before. A feeling of dread starts getting under your skin.
Fighter: I charge it.

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Ok, i should have clarified. I despise people who go around looking for things to get offended by. Looking very hard.
They are not helping anyone. Especially not the minorities they think they are helping.

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There is this thing called willing suspension of disbelief

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You can try reserving the first hour and a half of the session to BS, and declare that after that you have to play.

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Moffat, the guy responsible about the new Doctor Who series? From 9 on?

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So everything is well. I like that.

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[sarcasm]No no, it's not diversity, it's token minority-ism[/sarcasm]

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I don't see the point.

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Didn't see any ridicule in his article. Just well argumented answers to BS statements.

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Except Larry is Latino.

Non-white people working in an establishment as service staff doesn't automatically imply racism, it implies that they work there because it's their job and they applied to work there.
Reasons for that are varied.
People are far more nuanced.
All Larry saw was a bunch of gamers enjoying themselves.
All a person looking for racism saw was racism. And there was probably precious little of it.

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They just go around looking for stuff to be offended by. Either for themselves, or for other people. The latter are the worst kind of people.

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Actually the guy who wrote the fist article was very racist in that article.

And the guy tore his arguments apart with actual arguments.

I despise social justice warriors.

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I'm not talking about the paladin code. I'm talking about the rest of the world. Murder is murder. He broke the law.

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The one who b@$*#ed about gencon or the one who actually had arguments in his responses?

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He shouldn't fall, I agree, but, however, he should have legal ramifications, because, instead of going to the city guard with evidence, he committed vigilante justice (murder), and most guards take a dim view to that.

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I love how he thoroughly dismantles every instance of racism that other guy's article shows (and it's dripping with racism).

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I get confused when someone new comes and uses an avatar that I associated with someone else who has been using it for years. Takes me a not in-character answer to realize that I should read the name.

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His people's enemies? I don't think that woman was an enemy of the Dwarves.

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@ Orthos: I'd still want to play at your table.

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Or taking a -4 penalty to hit an unarmored person.

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I remember why I used to play such "special races". I don't see the point.

I won't complain if someone wants to play it in someone else's game, and since I don't play racist characters, I'll treat them decently.

But honestly, my settings aren't that fantastic, nor do I want them to be.

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I just really hate special snowflakes who don't want to be treated any differently because of their being special.

So you're a 2m tall golden-skinned white-haired man with completely blue eyes with wings (replace with a humanoid animal or whatever) entering an Inn in a predominantly human town?

Tell me how you expect to be treated just like another local.

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I said, repeatedly that he wouldn't fall. For god's sake people. Read other people's posts.

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That actually works amazingly well for the ranger.

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Yes, he/she does. If he kills someone, he's subject to mortal laws. Most guardsmen would take a dim view to "My god lets me do it".

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A LG fighter is not a Paladin. Paladins must hold themselves to a higher standard than people who are merely LG. Ergo LG people can get away with much more than Paladins can.

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I don't allow anthropomorphic animals as PCs. As NPCs and monsters, it's ok. Mostly the staples though. Like Lizardmen and such.

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I always disliked shield, mostly because Fury was an obstacle to everyone and a kind of a jackass.

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Ah, putting players down when they think they are on the top of the world. It can be fun.

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He's just a manga freak.

Anyway, a guy who after I show enthusiasm for my game in which I am introducing him to tells me to lay off the caffeine and curb my enthusiasm because I'm not 10.

Never had a player who was invited to the game but didn't get to play before. Now I can strike that off my list of aholes.

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Well don't go for him. Go for someone with low str and dex. Like a caster. A [ spoiler ] is very very intelligent. It knows whom it should attack. And it certainly isn't a musclebound dude with enormous arms who looks like a Greek wrestling god :)

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