captain yesterday wrote:Of course, Lovecraft and Tolkien died decades ago, this dude is still alive and cashing the checks.
That's largely why I'd have problems with that attitude. I wouldn't want to support that myself.
But I wouldn't demand everyone else hold to that. It's the constant juxtaposition of "I only care about the game" with "He's really not so bad" that gets to me.
I did not juxtapose (swap out) anything. I said the game system has some I interesting elements and even if the guy was guilty, he served his time and hopefully he does not repeat through actions what he went to jail for.
In the new expansion of the game, into a new setting, the game really does not deal with issues of character race, all characters are of the same race. Apparently the new "bad guy" is various globalist entities. The story for each is a little weak in my opinion, actually the overall story of the apocalypse is a bit cliche and uninteresting.
However, in character creation, each player must roll a D4 to determine the number of flaws their character will have. Having a character begin with a number of mental, social or physical flaws is once again and interesting element in game design. It will create some interesting Roleplaying opportunities that you normally don't see in an RPG.