Last time we talked about why calling not-D&D by the D&D name is a huge mistake, but only touched lightly on why it is so important for the progressives to commandeer the D&D brand away from right thinking individuals and rugged manly men. Let’s delve deeper.
These people are parasites. Plain and simple. They’ve been parasites their whole lives, and they know no other way. Deep down, they realize that everything they do, everything they think, everything they are, is predicated on those who have come before them. At the same time, they have been force fed the lie that they are special and unique and clever and better than anyone who has ever come before them. It’s a terrible thing to do to somebody, to tell a loser that they are a winner and then put them in a position destined to expose their fraudulent existence to the world.
To tell somebody they are like, so creative, and then to expect them to create, is cruel, but that’s what we do. You can see it at Marvel Comics where the milkshake crew. (And aren’t you proud of me for not making any “I’ve got a milkshake you can suck down” jokes? I’ve really matured since becoming the best selling author of Ultimate Victim: The SJW Superhero.) You can see it with the ladies at D&D With Porn Stars. You can see it draped all over the head table at the Gen Con Inside-Her Panels. Hell, you can see it in every word ever written by John Scalzi.
These people lack creativity.
They participate in Chinese Menu style gaming where everything is pre-selected for them. They pick and choose a few modules that somebody else built, bolt them together in a predictable pattern, and then brag about how new and cool that thing they invented is.
“My dwarven wizard is gay and has daddy issues and rolled a 4 on the backstory table. I’m so creative!”
“My campaign is set in Faerun, except Elminster is gay and the Harpers are all trans-women. I’m so creative!”
“Everybody loves Mass Effect! Let’s make that again, but more autistic and cringey!”
“My Iron Man is a black teenage girl genius who likes the science and doesn’t need Tony Stark except that she can’t do the science and since I don’t know how to show her being awesome, I’m going to keep Tony Stark around to constantly tell the reader that HE thinks she is awesome, because while *I* can’t get people to like Riri, maybe a creative character that the reader likes can do it for me.”
Deep down, they know.
The only thing worse than building your self-image around a talent that you don’t have is trying to show the world how great you are while a true talent effortlessly outshines you at every turn of the page. So they worm their way into the realm of the true creative, drape themselves in the hard won victories, of their betters, and then crow about how special they are. See? They are doing the D&D, too!
If they were creative, they would have made their own games. They would have met D&D on the field of battle and wiped the floor with it. They tried – oh, how they tried – with all of their flash in the pan story games, their Forge Inspired tedium, but in the end, they simply couldn’t compete with that might juggernaut engineered by Saint Gygax. So, as is their wont, they doubled down, lied about their failures to secure places of honor as “successful creatives”, and did what entryists always do – latched onto the glory of D&D like lampreys on a shark or my second ex-wife on my bank account, and claimed to be the true heirs of D&D, fixing it and improving it by turning it into another one of their failed state games.
Nobody likes storytelling games. Not really. They say they do, but they don’t. Not in enough numbers to support that style of gaming.
So if you can’t beat them – and the SJWs can’t beat creative types – join and usurp them. Then suck the value they’ve created out of the property, and move on to find the next victims/suckers.
Sic semper tyrannus.
And that’s why it’s so important to push back against them. If you stand idly by and watch , they’ll destroy every creative thing ever produced, and then you will once again be left with nothing to choose between but “Big Bang Theory” on the telly, John Scalzi on the bookshelf, and Girl D&D on the table. And I can’t imagine a worse world than that.