It’s official. DriveThruRPG won’t publish Shitlord: The Triggering as originally conceived by me, the artist. Gut reaction:
Ha, ha! I keed because I love. DriveThruRPG has serious reservations about the numerous (and hilarious) personal attacks listed in the dedications page, and also sprinkled liberally throughout the text of Shitlord: The Triggering. They haven’t turned the work down so much as requested that I remove attacks on other authors, publishers, and titles. Paragraphs such as the following must be removed before the work is resubmitted:
That may sound hyperbolic, but take a look at Blue Rose, Maid RPG, or the upcoming The Watch. Don’t stare too long into the abyss of stupidity, lest it consume your soul. This game is a satirical response to The Watch, in particular, with its explicit rule of, “If you do anything I don’t like, then I get to arbitrarily punish you in game. After the game is over I will lecture you about what a troglodyte you are for not being a mind reader and for not completing surrendering to the children’s view of the world that I possess by dint of having a vagina and not having two brain cells to rub together. Won’t that be fun?”
This paragraph, though brilliant, well written, and entirely accurate does not rise to the level of quality demanded by DriveThruRPG. My work as intended might sully the good name of such titles as Tournament of Rapists, Crack Whore, and that supplement for d20 Modern that encourages characters to violently defend abortion factories like Planned Parenthood clinics (but I repeat myself).
Le sigh. We artistes are never appreciated in our time.
But that’s okay! Now I know how Mel Brooks always felt; however, unlike the man behind Blazing Saddles and History of the World, Part 1, the Alt Right DM ain’t above a little selling out if that’s what it takes to expose himself to innocent people.
That came out wrong (heh).
Okay, that was yet another innuendo. I’ll stop.
What I meant to say is that the Alt-Right DM ain’t above selling out if that’s what it takes to market his masterpiece work of RPG art to the masses.
So it’s back to the drawing board for some hard core trimming to get this thing past the censors. This might take a few days. Then we’ll release the original version as an ‘Unrated Collector’s Edition’ and milk you saps for…er, I mean, give the hard core fans a little extra service. That’s how you turn that frown upside-down, make lemonade during a lemon party, and make beautiful dress out of the skin of fat chicks.