A quick post this time. This sort of thing shouldn’t be necessary, but this is the world we live in now (and in particular, the nation I live in now).
I believe that racism, sexism, homophobia, transphobia, anti-semitism, and bigotry of any kind have absolutely no place in our hobby.
Imperfekt Gammes has been proud to work with diverse artists and gamers of all kinds over the years. We stand against bigotry, and support all other designers who do as well.
Free speech doesn’t mean anyone has to listen, or provide a platform. If your heart is filled with hatred for some group of people, I’d strongly suggest you may find our works unappealing, and look elsewhere to spend your entertainment coin. My games have always been about freedom and love for all, with no distinctions and no biases. Where I’ve stumbled (and I have), I’ve done so honestly.
Anyone that has any questions or concerns is welcome to contact me directly; however, I think this is pretty clear. Thanks.
Got a shout out on the ‘Follow Me and Die’ blog, after a comment I left on MeWe about the article below. This kind of humor, the ‘I bet you nerds are super happy that your hobbies have been accepted into the mainstream and you get to hang out with the cool kids now’, it gets really tiresome.
Look, I’m a somewhat successful professional with a family, been married over twenty years, and with any luck, soon to be a homeowner. I’ve also been gaming nonstop since junior high. Most of that time, RPGs weren’t cool. While I’m glad more people get to share the love, and it’s nice seeing a more diverse bunch of people get into gaming and publishing, gaming itself is and always has been cool.
I guess what I’m saying to the formerly non-gaming world, the people who used to think “D&D is just for geeks” is … you’re late to the party. How nice of you to join us, I hope you don’t mind we started without you. Grab some nachos, grab a character sheet, and get caught up on the plot, ‘cuz we’re not waiting. 🙂
No More Nerds – A Rant