TSR-U-KIDDING-ME: Tabletop Twitter got weird these last few weeks as debates exploded around the tweets made by Ernest G. Gygax, Jr.––son of Dungeons & Dragons co-creator, Gary Gygax––where he doubles down on strong, anti-SJW views in support of his new RPG, Giantlands.
SLAPP FEST: Andrew also checks in with the current legal fight started by Chris Avellone––formerly of Black Isle and Obisidian Entertainment––as he tries to sue people who said mean things about him on the internet.
Also, Dan has gotten even more obsessed with the Metroid series since last week.
- A thread from Mike Dunford about the Chris Avellone defamation lawsuit:
- A thread from Daryl Mott that does a good job summarizing all the drama around the Gygax boys:
- A thread by attorney, D. M. Schmeyer, that covers the Avellone defamation lawsuit:
- “Pong 2020” (07 June 2019): Where D. Bethel and Andrew discuss the comments made by Chris Avellone about writing games “without” any politics in their narrative or design.
- “Zombie Brooms” (11 June 2021): Where Andrew covered the nature of lawsuits and their jurisdictions when talking about the copyright lawsuit filed by a photographer against Capcom.
- “Drive Your Gorilla” (25 June 2021): Where D. Bethel’s excitement for Metroid gets reignited.
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