There are time when the universe seems cruel, random, hostile. One cannot help but stare at the ignorance, violence and self-destructiveness of modern man and wonder how it ever got so far. Today is not such a day. Today we are shown that good things can happen.
Anna Kreider a.k.a wundergeek a.k.a the wicked witch of the rpg community has thrown in the towel. Wundergeek was featured earlier on this humble hobby blog after she attempted to pin the horrific Orlando shooting on white males (or white male gamers or the evils of our cishet white male patriarchical society or Skeletor or the invisble purple elephants that will only stop their mocking laughter if all portrayals of all 925 different genders in rpgs are equally represented etc. etc.) and use it as a pedestal for her own delusional crusade against elfgame-players and by extension, elf-game designers. Her last post is entirely in character, an incoherent mewling and self-pitying rant where she blames her misfortunes and unhappiness on others, rather then searching for strength, improvement or perseverance within herself. A miserable creature at her best, Kreider waits forever for help from the very people she rails against. Her telling list of “accomplishments” amounts to nothing more then entryism, her only notable deeds of arms the injection of her feminist agenda where it is neither wanted nor needed. We mourn her passing appropriately.
I think today we should reflect on the state of the hobby as a whole. We should consider that the enemy, and it is an Enemy, no matter how ineffectual, delusional or worthy of mockery, is as mortal as we are, if not more so. It means that the operatives of the FunPolice can be defeated, if people merely rise up and call a spade a spade (or alternatively, just saying No to any crazy batshit demand on occasion would be a good start). It means that the hobby, and by extension, the world, has become a slightly better place.
It will take time to undo the damage she has inflicted, the division she has sown and the nonsense she has spread. It will take time to wipe away the stain and just let designers design and creators create. But in the end, the darkness will pass.
It is unlikely this marks the end of Kreider’s elfgame activities as a whole but we can always hope. A lack of content will likely cut into her patreon account earnings, for which we can do a little hop-skip and click our heels together in celebration.
Calooh-Calaay! Rejoice oh elfgame sons & daughters! Gather ye mugs and drink deep of ye delicious Spite. Today the hobby got a little better and you didn’t even have to do anything about it.