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Sorry, we're not sure, but we will publish your letter to see if there are any other readers near to you. (If you are such a reader, please get in touch with us so we can link you up with Boldizsár.)
Actually I have tried that myself; I really wouldn't recomend it.
Of further note I checked occurences of "AD&D Sucks", "D&D Sucks" , "GURPS sucks" and "Runequest sucks" and so on:
Now, which one would be better for my 1920's paranormal
And bizarrest of all — every article seemed spookily relevant — for example, I've just finished running a Vampire/Changeling game I created around the poem 'La Belle Dame Sans Merci' — and even more appropriate was your Pete Tong article for a friend of mine who's game is going horribly pear-shaped at the moment.
I work in a Publishing department (so I also understand the ink-sniffing fixation) and we are constantly at war with the Design department — believe me when I say that I am a firm believer in content over style and I really think that you guys have got it exactly right.
I am so impressed — to the point of bouncing up and down
with excitement cos I found something new and cool to tell all my
friends about! I can only end by saying 'thank you'.
Thank you for your praise! We try to fight the good fight to provide great, free content. (And thank you for providing some of that for this issue) -- Ed.
We certainly don't subscribe to the rpg=satanism mentality. The best site about this lind of thing is Bill Walton's Escapist site. He's got a very funny Harry Potter article too. The French Roleplaying Federation is also good for this but you have to read French. In the UK and Australia we don't really get much of this kind of propaganda. It's more along the lines of roleplayer=nerd, but then that's not necessarily untrue. -- Ed.
We would very much like the author to do so but he's on an extended sabbatical at the moment. He might have time to do so when he gets back to Australia but that might not be until next year. However, we will add your letter to the chorus asking for more and pass it on to Steve Darlington. -- Ed.
Alex Loke Responds
The following is Alex Loke's response to Gary Pate's letter featured in Issue 22's forum
However, this is not the exact purpose of this reply. Today, I would dearly like to introduce you to this peculiar genre that I and many others like to call comedy.
Now, before you go flipping through the big book of words (Dictionary), I do have a definition of the term which may help.
'\Com"e*dy\ A dramatic composition, or representation of a bright and amusing character, based upon the foibles of individuals or the manners of society.'
One of the devices of such a genre is 'hyperbole'. I would normally provide a definition of the term, but since you have such a sincere distrust of my research skills, I wont insult your intelligence.
Also associated, though rarely, is the term "rant". Negative connotation aside, occasionally it is used for comedic value.
How this all relates to my 'so offensive article', I will leave to your interpretation.
Lastly, I fully endorse the term "DnD Weenie", however, hold no responsibility for any self-assumption of the term. If you find yourself so incensed by the term, that I had clearly not addressed to 'Gary Pate and Family' or any other specific role-player (though my genderfication of the term is specific, I am sure there are members of your family that are indeed, not male) then I suggest some form of anger management.
I also look forward to reading some of your product for the RPG industry, though I fear I find my preferred search engine inadequate as there appears to be no reference to your work.
Gary — Alex has asked that any futher correspondence be sent on to him directly. Unfortunately we have lost your original email so we could not forward this message to you. -- Ed.
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