How to be a good game ambassador

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7 Responses

  1. deadorcs says:

    Well stated, my friend. Carry on!

  2. underthepale says:

    It does indeed sadden me to see the “Edition Wars” carry on still. What bugs me is, we are in the best possible situation: Wizards is actively supporting 4 (in some form or another…), and Paizo has made it possible (and apparently, profitable) to continue supporting 3.5e, in the Pathfinder RPG.

    For the first time in my memory, fans haven’t had to choose between an edition that isn’t being supported, and one that is: Now, both are.

    The Edition Wars are over. Everyone won.

    As for me? Well, my blog (which hasn’t been updated in awhile, but eh) is pretty 4e-centered. I love 4e, both as a DM and a player, and while I could play Pathfinder, I don’t really feel a need to. Not to say I love everything about 4e, or about how WotC chooses to support it, but I find a lot of nice things to say regardless.

    I’d like to think I’ve been a good ambassador, but given the content of this post, I’ll endeavor to be a better one.

  3. Elton says:

    I have submitted my Review of the DMG 1 for 4th Edition to Alas, it is also on my blog for you to read. :)

    Enjoy, and know thee this: I enjoyed the DMG 4.0 more than I did the PHB 1.

  4. Well said, sir, although I fear you’re preaching to the choir.

    Sadly there will never be a way to silence/moderate the haters/ranters/flamers/fundamentalists who are unwaveringly convinced that they are right and everyone who disagrees with them is WRONG!

    What we need is more level heads like your good self!

  5. Andrew Modro says:

    “If you’ve got nothing positive to say, for the sake of the game and your own credibility, don’t say it.”

    Respectfully, I disagree. This smacks of censorship. Whether you like it or not, people have the right to speak their opinions, and you (we?) don’t have the right to tell them they don’t. I would prefer more civil discourse, as I think most of us would, but the instant we start quashing what we think is “negative criticism” we’ve crossed the line.

    • greywulf says:

      I don’t think that asking people to put their brain in gear before they speak their mind is censorship. Personally, I think it’s good advice :D

      It’s entirely up to the writer what they post on their own blog, and I’ll happily defend that right with my last breath. But it won’t stop me asking that they consider the consequences of their words too.

      Just my own humble opinion, of course.

  6. paul says:

    Agreed. It’s all about SELF-censorship. Freedom of speech gives us the right to kick over other people’s sandcastles, but not the responsibility.

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