• RE: Thirtsy Sword Lesbians wins some ENies

    @insomniac7809 said in Thirtsy Sword Lesbians wins some ENies:

    I mean, the title says it all, doesn't it?

    I read it as 'thirty sword lesbians' and I didn't know if it was referring to the number of blades or ladies involved.

    posted in Other Games
  • RE: Thirtsy Sword Lesbians wins some ENies

    I am just a Kickstarter Backer. Sorry for the confusion.

    posted in Other Games
  • RE: Health and Wealth and GrownUp Stuff

    Anyone knowledgeable about military peeps and seeking mental healthcare about? Or have an idea where to look online?

    posted in Tastes Less Game'y
  • Thirtsy Sword Lesbians wins some ENies

    From the Kickstarter (I was a Backer):

    "A note from April:

    At Gen Con this past weekend, Thirsty Sword Lesbians won “Best Game” and “Product of the Year”, taking home two Gold ENnies. The ENnies are a people’s choice award for RPGs and over 28,000 people voted on this year’s entries. Taking home double gold is a spectacular follow-up to winning the Nebula Award for Game Writing. TSL is the first-ever tabletop roleplaying game to win a Nebula, the most prestigious award for science fiction and fantasy writing in the English language.

    We couldn’t have done this without all of your support, and I’m overjoyed that the game is continuing to build momentum over a year past release. I love hearing about how you’ve made new friends through the game and seeing all the amazing characters you come up with, and I love the fantastic new playbooks and adventures that people are making with the Powered by Lesbians license. I maintain a collection of them on itch that is well-worth checking out!

    I truly did not expect the wins at the ENnies. Although judges decide which games are eligible to win, the awards are given out based on a popular vote, which gives the advantage to games connected to an already-popular franchise like D&D or tie-in products for well-known books, movies, and other games.

    I never set out to make an RPG that would have the broadest possible appeal and we never toned down the message of Thirsty Sword Lesbians to make it more palatable to cis or straight people. Plus, the game outright tells bigots to go away.

    On reflection, though, maybe one of the lessons of Thirsty Sword Lesbians’ success is that the way to make a broadly appealing game isn’t to placate an imagined ‘typical’ gamer who happens to be cis, straight, white, male, and sensitive about all of these identities. You can instead make a game that celebrates a wide range of people who are left out of mainstream stories and repels the kind of player who would gatekeep the hobby.

    I love hearing about people whose first RPG (or first non-D&D RPG) is Thirsty Sword Lesbians, especially when it prompts them to explore other indie RPGs, too. We all win when we grow the hobby and show that RPGs really are for everyone who wants to play!"

    posted in Other Games
  • RE: 2022: A New Year, New Dead Celebrities posted in Tastes Less Game'y
  • RE: 2022: A New Year, New Dead Celebrities

    This one hurts. Olivia Newton-John

    posted in Tastes Less Game'y
  • RE: Good TV

    Watching Evil with @Devrex and man, I gotta say, this last episode was so. Effin'. Good.

    Season finale is next and it's got enough tension built up and I'm like, actively bouncing in my seat.

    If you aren't watching this series you should be.

    posted in Tastes Less Game'y
  • RE: Real World Peeves, Disgruntlement, and Irks.

    @Ganymede

    This is what @reimesu and I were talking about yesterday.

    Bad day for his lawyers. Good day for everyone else.

    posted in Tastes Less Game'y
  • RE: Real World Peeves, Disgruntlement, and Irks.

    He also put up a segment on InfoWars alleging that Judge Maya Gamble, his judge, was involved in child trafficking and pedophilia, also showing the judge on fire, which was played in the courtroom in front of the judge.

    And that the members of the jury were shills and plants that "don't even know what planet they are on," which in turn prompted the jury to submit a question read by Judge Gamble:

    "Are you aware that this jury consists of 16 intelligent and fair-minded citizens who are not being improperly influenced in any way?”

    popcorn

    I mean, I know that he's shooting for a mistrial to buy himself some time but damn if this isn't funny to watch anyway.

    posted in Tastes Less Game'y