This is some next level insanity, so I suggest everyone grab a bowl of popcorn and make yourself a nice hot mug of coffee and settle in. American politics has cast its loathsome shadow upon the OSR once again. In the space of two days, our peaceful and more or less unified community has been upturned. I had to double check to see if it was Fake news.
Nope. Coming to you live folks. A triple feature:
The noble and gentle James Edward Raggi IV, for committing the unspeakable crime of taking a picture with the immensely popular and increasingly mainstream Canadian psychology professor Jordan Peterson, has been labeled anathema by his prime autistic cashcow pol-pot worshipper Zak S,
who has promptly taken his ball and gone home. The revolting swamp mutant creature that is responsible for penning the atrocious Blood in the Chocolate Manuscript and has now been incorporated into my Monstrous Manual Rating scale has waddled off as well, for which we can all thank whatever lunatic gods are in charge of the OSR this day.
Faced with the untenable position of being in favour of free speech yet not a gun-toting, bible-thumping crossbreed of Alex Jones and Vox Day, Raggi is fucked. While Chenier was a talentless nobody, Zak S brought in the fame and the media attention. Provided Stuart and Kowolski remain on the label, he should manage to survive, not taking into account the ratio of crazy social justice lunatics to normal humans in the Lotfp fanbase. Sorry bub, but those who ignore the addage of “get woke go broke” do so at their own peril.
For what it is worth, I wish James Raggi the best of luck. You are responsible for some godawful stuff, but some damn fine adventures too. Don’t give up hope kiddo. I mean, Lotfp fans are really fucking stupid so you can probably trick them into believing someone hacked your account and photoshopped you into that picture and you were actually taking a picture with Caitlyn Jenner or something.
To the hopeful few who pray the topological nervous breakdown that is Zak S will now die alone and bereft in the cold, you may quench whatever small flames of hope you still kindled. Rooted deep within a network of artists and media midgets and possessed of a talent for self-promotion, social media and networking that is his true skill, Zak S will no doubt go on to publish something RPG related, perhaps seeking to migrate into the open arms of
Ze New Und Improoved Vite Vulf HAIL HYDRA New and Historically Inevitable Democratic Peoples Republic of Vite Vulf or make something well edited but ultimately meaningless for 5e and have China Mevielle say something about how it revolutionizes the game despite no one having actually played it.
Also, no matter how hard Zak S virtue signals, he will still be rejected by the Other SJWs (Hicks, SA ) that are into rpgs because he did Porn. And because he is probably the most malevolent, spiteful, narcissistic creature humanly imaginable.
Chenier will most likely sustain himself by whining about OSR Nazis on tumblr for patreon donations but on the plus side perhaps that means he won’t be publishing any more adventures from now on, which can only be a good thing.
Venger has come out and identified as a Za’akier, whatever the fuck that is, it is unclear whether this is a joke or not given the 19th being Trans Awareness Week and Venger being a bit of an odd duck and Google Plus WENT INSANE. Given the responses from his hangouts one would have thought he had barricaded whatever dingy stripclub Trans Awareness Week took place in and personally set fire to it with the trannies still inside  and lit his cigar on the flames, the red glow revealing the fascist geometry that underlies the domed facade covering his true face, that of the arch-heretic JORDAN PETERSON. HE IS ALWAYS THERE. OPPOSING YOUR LEGISLATION TO MANDATE USING PREFERRED PRONOUNS. TELLING YOU TO CLEAN YOUR ROOM. EXPLAINING LOBSTER DOMINANCE HIERARCHIES.
It is further unclear whether or not Venger’s new gender identity means that the Za’akier is now a real species and Venger is thus guilty of retro-actively appropriating their culture within his own publication, a question I will leave to Anna Kreider to arbitrate.
In response to Venger’s buffoonery and people “Joining the chorus of decent people to tell him to go fuck themselves ” Stuart Robinson decided his virtue signalling would blot out the very sun and declared the famous “OSR” logo, used by such popular OSR lines as
DCC Lamentations of the Flame Princess Kevin Crawford’s SWN and Godbound,
Labyrinth Lord, Swords and Wizardry is a very famous and tremendously respected logo, would now be off bounds if you violated the Canadian Legal Definition of Hatespeech, which I believe involves anything but placid acceptance of anything a Canadian person says, or so my girlfriend informs me.
Confronted with the rather daunting fact that ZERO products that had the OSR logo on it fit just such a definition, he nevertheless sternly wagged his finger and frowned balefully and muttered “…or else.” While the actual number of transpeople whose lives were improved by this eclectic display of totalitarian internet larping remains firmly fixed at zero, it is nice to see Robinson pay homage to Command & Conquer by seemingly basing his entire outlook on life on the Brotherhood of Nod. And we can’t really disagree with him can we, why would we disagree with something that is doubleplus good. That would be Goldsteinism. Kane lives in Death buddy!
Faced with a community that gets increasingly thin-skinned and irrational, it will get increasingly hard for my style of content to take its rightful place without being smeared, hysterically, in just these types of mob attacks. So what the fuck can you do?
You back up your blog. You keep going for all the people that just want to game. You do it because you love it. You do it because you are compelled. You do it because you NEED it.
We will not let this community turn into rpg.net. Reject the hysteria. On my blog you are not rightwingers, leftists, christians, atheists. You are DnD fans. Act the fucking part. Lets review some fucking elfgames while we aren’t killing eachother yet.
As a final ominous event, the Dark God YDIS, once a Power whose scathing wit cast lines of force through all the OSR long thought dead, his body inhabited by Those Who Remain, has risen once more. Welcome back your unholiness.
Update: Fake news everyone! Zak is very much still with Raggi so the few Lotfp investors among you can climb off that ledge. I really should have checked my sources *smacks forehead*. Zak is quick to point out Raggi is a unwitting supporter of the evil alt-right figurehead Jordan Peterson (might want to fact-check that one) but he will be continuing his relationship with the Raggmeister, provided he is suitably demure, submits himself to the Judgement of the Seven, and goes on a pilgrimage to San Fransisco to prove his conversion is genuine.
Nevertheless, I think we can call the days of centrist Lotfp well and done. You had a good run Raggi.
 I miss SA when it was still good. Also I may have watched up to 3 hours of Bubsy Let’s Plays so I guess I can’t stay mad. Notice me SA-sempai!
 I mean I just used a bad word here to make a crass joke so I might as well start wearing a Red armband and a MAGA hat from here on out for all the fucking difference it makes to these guys.
 Always so quick so shroud yourselves in stolen virtue by finding yourselves a scapegoat, lest ye find yourselves condemned by your kin. You are all pathetic children, cowards, degenerates, weaklings. Your cries of accusation fool no one. You have not the zeal to fight true injustice. You have not the courage to resist true oppression. Your anger is spent tilting at windmills and village idiots. You are liars of the heart, misers of the soul. I spit on your fake outrage.