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Post Posted: Sun Oct 11, 2020 5:25 am 
 

JasonZavoda wrote in LotFP:I don't think the Zak thing was political at all. My understanding was that it was a dangerous sexual lifestyle and direct accusations of abuse. I hadnt heard of any exoneration but I havent been following the story.


His lifestyle and past employment were common knowledge. He talked and posted about them openly on his blog, on YouTube and on other broadcast channels.
He was employed as a consultant by WoTC on the development of 5E, and he contributed widely to a number of publishers as both an artist and a writer.

But, it seems as though an allegation is made, with no evidence being offered, and no further investigation, and there are posts all over the RPG social media condemning him, and statements from major companies stating how they will not pay him any money, they will not sell any of his products, and they will never deal with products that even have him as a consultant. There is hysteria online about this evil influence on the community, and one troll, after ten years of campaigning against him, posted an silent public apology online as part of a plea agreement and settled with him out of court for this ongoing campaign of slander.

Yes, he went after one of the main antagonists of the cancel culture, but he will never publish again or be credited for his work in the RPG space, and it seems as though the one person who was willing to say, hang on, I'm not working with him, but this is getting way out of order, has also lost his publishing house.

That is leftist millennial politics in a nutshell. If it had been Cavanagh more sensible heads would have prevailed, but we don't all have the political backing to defend ourselves against the cancel culture mob. Where was the flurry of e-mails to RPGDriveTru complaining about their actions? Were were the rebuttals and statements of defence, or the requests for evidence to back up peoples' claims?

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All that aside, now that we know that the majority of this was a campaign of trolling and baseless lying by people online, why do we not see those affected by it back in the game space?

Is it because of the lack of trust or what?


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Post Posted: Mon Oct 12, 2020 11:35 am 
 

mbassoc2003 wrote in LotFP:New info on FFV....
On the ZakS thing. Am I right in understanding ZakS was accused, then the whole US Cancel Culture machine kicked in with companies running to hide just in case people thought they were promoting such things (including RPGDriveThru and LotFP), and then at some point JERIII said, 'Enough is enough, I won't work with him but I'm not going to exclude him on Facebook so long as he behaves and doesn't talk about it." That effectively being the death knell for LotFP because he wouldn't back the Cancel Culture Vultures. Was there ever a case? Was there ever any evidence? Or was this just left wing millennial snowflakes doing what left wing snowflakes do. Acting like ar$eholes. I've dug and I cannot find any evidence that any of this is anything other than mass hysteria and slander (and an admission of guilt and a payment appear to have been made to ZakS for just that.) Anyways, seems LotFP did not understand that when children (under 25s who have not grown up yet) say to hate you must hate or lose your livelihood. He did not understand fascism. I'm sure he does now.

It'll be interesting to see where JERIII resurfaces.


It appears LotFP is operating normally, his webstore looks to be up and running with no restrictions. So how exactly is he experiencing fascism? Losing customers as a result of your actions is not fascism. You are free to continue to support his business, or you are free to support other creators and publishers, as most have chosen to do.

  

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Post Posted: Mon Oct 12, 2020 2:41 pm 
 

I suppose the dramatic drop off in production could be explained as 'because Covid', and I suppose if you get on the wrong side of the mob, it's not like you didn't know what you were getting into to, and you only have yourself to blame. So companies were acting in their own best interests, lest they suffer at the hands of the mob too.

By that same logic though, a policeman who is hung out to dry knew what he was getting into in an arrest scenario, and a shop owner knows what he's getting into when he sets up a business. They are all notches on the same wedge of the mob deciding who should be punished based on their own judgement without evidence. If we sit back and accept the thin end of the wedge, it only then needs to be pushed and we can all live happily ever after in a socialist utopia where the people know best.


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Post Posted: Tue Oct 13, 2020 10:07 am 
 

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Cool, there it is!  I didn't know the significance of this chapter.  If anyone is still looking for a copy of Better than any Man, I have a couple for sale - just pm me.

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Post Posted: Tue Oct 13, 2020 11:19 am 
 

Well that tells me the PDF is not the same as the hardcopy. Different layout. So for PDF collectors, its a lot cheaper, but you may be missing stuff if you don't collect hardcopies (and also your PDFs don't go up in value. PDFs are consumables. Real products are collectables, especially when the print runs are small.


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