I really hate gaming politics. I’m not talking about politics in campaigns, I’m fine with that. I just have no use for the politics that goes on in the gaming industry and in its support groups. I tend to avoid involvement with the RPG industry and with groups organized to support gaming that aren’t local game clubs operating independently of the industry because the politics in such groups quickly make me want to slit my throat.
This week has seen a lot of what I call political nastiness in old school groups and it annoys me. I fear that it is only going to get worse as more people try to monetize things as making money requires people to worry about stuff like the public perception of the hobby which tends to bring out the control freaks who want to remove demons and devils from the game (D&D in the 1980), remove flavor text that might upset people (Carcosa), tell me that I should not be giving M74 away free (last year), examine charities a game blogger gives to for acceptability (this last week), etc. I’m just opting out of all this silliness. I hope you will too.