Tuesday, May 17, 2016

For a very broad definition of "insider"

The Injustice Gamer slices and dices the list of so-called "industry insiders" being featured at GenCon this year. It's raw feminist-inspired SJW-convergence in action:
Anna Kreider:  She's a self described "cranky feminist" with the blog Go Make Me a Sandwich and the standout SexyTime Adventures: the RPG. She's also done a little with Fiasco, and some Vampire. Let's face it, she hates men, Christians, is obsessed with "gender parity", and has no real clue about the men that built the industry.

Christopher Lawrence: I'm torn on his credibility. He worked for Avalon Hill on RuneQuest: Slayers, and supposedly helped develop scenarios for the Starship Troopers movie based boardgame. Trouble is, there was no such game. There was a minis game, based on the movie, and Avalon Hill published a game based on the novel. GenCon's at least run by idiots that don't do research, or letting guests write their own without fact checking.

Joshua Morris: Not listed on BoardGameGeek, but he supposedly worked for Score on several licensed property games. It's hard to say what his credibility is, he works as a cable content manager now.

Harrison Pink: GenCon bio says he's a video game guy who's got some credits, but nothing tabletop.

Brian Poel: Largely a video game dev, but he is one of the men behind Golem Arcana. Not much credibility, but some.

Marie Poole: CEO of Lone Shark Games. Of course, there's no credits in either 'Geek for her, so how much game stuff she's actually done, who knows?

Jessica Price: She has a whopping three Pathfinder credits. Most of the ones I've seen have closer to a dozen, at least six if they're busy with other work. She's also the one who called Mike Mearls and Lewis Pulsipher fake geek boys. Pulsipher might not be that credentialed a designer, but FFG reprinted one of his, and Mike Mearls has worked on D&D since 3rd edition(yes, even the trainwreck 4th.). Historically illiterate Paizo employee.

Donna Prior: ONE RPG producer credit. For Fantasy Age. She speaks about community management, diversity, and other special snowflake topics to people that think they matter.

Alex Roberts: She has no discernible credits. Supposedly a freelance writer, who likes to talk about sex a lot at convention panels. Why can't she talk about games?

Wes Schneider: EIC at Paizo, and co-creator of Pathfinder. Passionate about "GLBTQ"  topics in gaming, and author for Tor. Like I needed more reason to not play Pathfinder.

Elisa Teague: Designed Geek Out!, a party game. Works for Lone Shark, worked for Playroom Entertainment. Likes to focus on women's issues and body image in the gaming community.
Read the whole thing. It's pretty damn funny that these are the people SJWs are celebrating as a triumphant step forward.

12 comments:

Fatherless said...

Is it that me for an alternative conference/convention yet?

Michael Maier said...

Man... that sounds like a comic convention giving the writer of an independent, 20 print run romance comic the GOH spot.

R Beisert said...

Basically, they have a few people who actually design games (Pathfinder, CCGs, and D&D, mostly) and a crap ton of people who have heard of games.

I'm starting to wish I'd applied - I'd call my Pathfinder homebrew "Advanced Horror Simulator d20" or some shit, and they'd probably eat it up.

Kallmunz said...

In the last related thread a SJW by the name of Christine Cordero commented, you could really tell the little girl was upset. I couldn't figure out why she would come here so I looked her up and she is the typical save the world by talking type. This thread makes it more clear she, as well as others who commented, are frauds and they know it, sad for them, now we know it.

Ingot9455 said...

How can you not know Mike Mearls, primary author on D&D 5th ed?

Stg58/Animal Mother said...

I never played D&D. Only Palladium games. I had no idea who he is, but I'm not screening the talent either.

Alfred Genesson said...

Supreme Dark Lord, I am honored by the link and accompanying views.

Daniel said...

Sideshow Bob didn't step on that many rakes.

Daniel said...

Sideshow Bob didn't step on that many rakes.

Aeoli Pera said...

There are only so many articles you can write about Candy Crush.

Bob Loblaw said...

This is a pretty common convention thing. The real movers and shakers want to move and shake instead of wasting time on a convention panel. So you end up with chronic self promoters and hangers on. People who want the social status of an artist after doing the minimum on the "art" part.

Bob Loblaw said...

This is a pretty common convention thing. The real movers and shakers want to move and shake instead of wasting time on a convention panel. So you end up with chronic self promoters and hangers on. People who want the social status of an artist after doing the minimum on the "art" part.

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