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Started by ethan_greer, April 29, 2004, 10:31:25 PM
QuoteAnd I think this comment typifies the self-congratulatory hubris I see at the Forge all the time. Some of you have found satisfaction selling products in new ways (PDFs, POD books via direct sales, etc.). Good for you. All hail the DIY spirit. I'm totally down with it. However, it's often coupled with a contempt for other approaches, and the seemingly constant need to reinforce the idea that "we rule, they drool."
Quote from: talysmanwhen someone who greatly respects the major RPG publishers reads The Forge, they notice two things: the tendency of indie designers to put "industry" in quotes or otherwise question the special place of the major publishers, and the occasional, but recurring, WotC/WW/SJG bashing that some people engage in.
Quote from: Bankuei•The Forge is very pro Indie, pro GNS, but not necessarily anti-anything. Often people assume Pro X means Anti-Y, which is not necessarily the case.
Quote from: Bankuei-"There is more than one way to play, and all are potentially valid"-"Discussion can only happen when both parties are willing to take effort to understand the other side"We can't control what happens outside the Forge, and there's no reason to even sweat that. We also cannot control what happens when people chose to take issue with either of the two previous ideas. We can control what is here, and I think everyone here gets a fair shake, a solid welcome, and often folks are willing to go out their way to help a person orient themselves in whatever regard they're interested in. If anyone thinks more than that can be done, I'm all ears.