2018/11/16

SJWs Take White Wolf's Pelt

White Wolf Paradox
White Wolf, publishers of Vampire: The Masquerade--a tabletop role-playing game that gained massive popularity in the 90s--has succumbed to an SJW outrage mob.
Sales and printing of the V5 Camarilla and Anarch books will be temporarily suspended. The section on Chechnya will be removed in both the print and PDF versions of the Camarilla book. We anticipate that this will require about three weeks. This means shipping will be delayed; if you have pre-ordered a copy of Camarilla or Anarchs, further information will follow via e-mail. 
 In practical terms, White Wolf will no longer function as a separate entity. The White Wolf team will be restructured and integrated directly into Paradox Interactive, and I will be temporarily managing things during this process. We are recruiting new leadership to guide White Wolf both creatively and commercially into the future, a process that has been ongoing since September.
 Going forward, White Wolf will focus on brand management. This means White Wolf will develop the guiding principles for its vision of the World of Darkness, and give licensees the tools they need to create new, excellent products in this story world. White Wolf will no longer develop and publish these products internally. This has always been the intended goal for White Wolf as a company, and it is now time to enact it. 
The moral panic began over the summer, when a game blogger with nothing better to do than root through RPG sourcebooks for instances of badthink accused White Wolf of marketing their upcoming fifth edition of Vampire to neo-Nazis.

Here's the excerpt that ran afoul of the thought police:
Common perception place punks, gang-members, maladjusted immigrants rejected by the society that should protect them, and placard-carrying and Molotov wielding rioters among the Brujah. While the clan definitely includes substantial numbers of vocal and visible outsiders, their desire for rebellion reaches as deep as the fraudster ripping off his own company, the lawyer representing the poor pro bono, the neo-Nazi claiming to be “alt-right,” and the basement-dweller downloading thousands of movies illegally for redistribution on streaming sites. Fledglings Embraced to fight and protest are commonly known as rabble.
You're probably wondering what an SJW soy boy could possibly find objectionable in that wall of flavor text. The neo-Nazis are mentioned in the same breath as corporate con men and IP thieves. There's even a nod to the open borders crowd. What's the appeal for literal Nazis?

The meddling scold who stirred up the hate swarm "explains":
“The game’s in-universe antagonists share many traits that nazis and fascists associate with their real-world enemies,” The Dice Dog argued, “meaning that readers who share that ideology will be able to easily see it as representing themselves.”
You read that right. Dice Douche is beside himself with worry that Vampire fifth edition might allow people he disagrees with to generate self-insert wish fulfillment characters.

Editor's note: The entire point of role-playing games as a genre is enabling players to immerse themselves in a fictional world where they can act out wish fulfillment fantasies. Purging the rule books of trigger words won't thwart players who deviate from your lockstep CommiePuritanism. The only way to do that is either a) Ban non-Leftoids from purchasing the game or b) intimidate White Wolf into making concession after concession to your hysterical cult until the game itself is destroyed.

Looks like they chose option b.

To show you just how shiveringly demented the RPG SJWs' claims are, check out this quote from Vampire's 1992 second edition:
Brujah tend to dress in whatever style is the most outrageous of the period, though some dress in a way that conflicts with the rest of the clan so as to be the “most” rebellious. Leather coats, spiked hair, chains and black boots are common today, as are the various garbs of antiquity, especially those of the Renaissance. They may also dress and assume the attitudes of street hoods, neo-Nazis, or even Deadheads.
If we grant Dog Dick's premise that the offending language in Vampire fifth ed. means the game was "...purposefully marketed to 'the alt-right'..." that means White Wolf has been pandering to the alt-right since 1992--decades before the movement existed! WW should've used their crystal ball to play the lotto instead of courting a group with little spare cash for RPG books since payment processors are busy kicking them out of the economy.

Not that White Wolf themselves didn't line up to denounce Emmanuel Goldstein.
White Wolf is a very diverse team, and we feel that we are a global company and that we have a global community and that everybody is welcome in that community. Unless you are a Nazi or a neo-Nazi, or a member of any other hate group that uses these disgusting philosophies to advance your hateful agendas. If you are a member of one of those groups or support those agendas we don’t want you in our community. You aren’t welcome, and if we find you spreading your hate in our community you will be shown the door. We don’t want your money. You can keep it.
Disavowal issued. Dissolution and absorption by parent company follows.

Nice try, White Wolf. Your one miscalculation was forgetting that the tackle-faced freaks haranguing you define 60% of the population as "Nazis". Get woke, go broke.

Parting meditation: Consider the poetic symmetry of Vampire falling victim to a witch hunt.

20 comments:

  1. Really makes you wonder about all these companies and groups that used to grandstand back in the 80s and 90s. Without the media and Hollywood at their back they sure are without spines or guts.

    I think id Software might be the only controversial group back then that still refuse to apologize.

    Goes to show it was never about freeze peaches or morals, but about playing the part of poor persecuted victim until they became the dominant force.

    I don't want to hear any more backpatting or cockstrutting about the brave souls that "fought" the moral majority and evangelical Christians. You're all total frauds.

    And that's why you're all going broke.

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    1. You have to wonder if Jerry Falwell didn't have a point.

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  2. That's as bad as the white people on the cover of the new version of Legend of the Five Rings, where Rokugan, the game world, started out as Japan with the serial numbers filed off. They also got rid of the card players shouting "UTZ -- BANZAI" and replaced it with something with no flavor. Dunno, maybe having AZNS on the cover of something written in English is oppression.

    Not that I was a WW player, but I'm sure not buying this new version now.

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    1. Shedding no tears for White Wolf is the wise response. Even their 2nd ed. books virtue signaled via obnoxious use of feminine pronouns. This was back when the AD&D PH still had a disclaimer noting that masculine pronouns were used throughout the book and nothing else was grammatically correct.

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  3. Now if only white wolf were John Wick's puppy....

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    1. What *is* the pen & paper RPG equivalent of John Wick's puppy?

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  4. Not surprised. White Wolf's original incarnation was one of the vectors for SJW infection into tabletop RPGs back in the 90s. Its alums are SJWs and led this swarm attack, as they have a hard-on against Mark Rein-Hagen.

    This fight was lost when it started, and nothing of value was lost in the process.

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  5. The weak shall fall and the strong will take their place

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  6. It's Paradox. They held a special software sale to raise money for the UN to let migrants into Sweden when every alt-news outlet was covering the mass rapes there. Of course they were going to bow the knee.

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    1. Looks like I won't be getting into Crusader Kings.

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    2. If you're interested, I have a gift copy on Steam.

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    3. Thanks for the offer, but I was joking. Way too busy for that kind of game right now ;)

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  7. When will the lesson be learned, I wonder? How many dead, dessicated corpses of bankrupt companies need to be piled up for the lesson to be learned?

    You can never appease these fucking SJW freaks

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    1. In a twist torn from the pages of Kafka, the NPCs have beaten the game.

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  8. Brian,

    What? Problematic the magic ur word wasn't invoked? Does that make it a legitimate criticism?
    Wow just too much free time and no positive outlet for that energy.

    xavier

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  9. I feel like one of the old men in every story of ages passing away. "I saw the White Wolf when it was a young pup, boyo; I saw the Wolf grow strong, and proud, and bloody. Never thought I'd live t'see the day the jackals brought him down."

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    1. It was a good wolf.

      It fought well.

      It died, well.

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  10. White Wolf basically made games for left-leaning misanthropes from the word go. Kind of like having a trade partnership with Fax, but at least in the '80s and '90s they had an excuse for not knowing that. By now, even Disney is a fool to think they can survive.

    (On the plus side, we COULD use a few more things in the public domain.)

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    1. It's a textbook example of the Left eating their own.

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