So there's this ongoing discussion (and one fairly recently) about the OSR (Old-School Renaissance) and what it means or should mean, or whatever. And sometimes, it devolves into horrifying exchanges by people who I can only assume labor under the delusion that gaming, however fun, is, well, important. That is, important enough to brutally attack anyone over. Watching mutual friends fight (not debate, that's another matter) over something as trivial as games where we pretend to be elves is sad at best. Usually, it happens when someone insults someone else, and it quickly ceases being about the hobby and more about the fight, which is inevitable. And sadly, I've gotten pulled in myself. This is troubling because I'd really like to see everyone on good terms.
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