A website set up to attack game designers and members of the roleplaying community has closed, deleting itself, after the author was discovered and named on social media.
This article will not link to the remains of the site (but it’s easy to find) nor name the author (who is named in social media). Images have been blurred.
The blog was founded in 2017 but had been firing out aggressive posts in recent weeks. The author claims he started the blog because 99.9% of all RPGs and their accessories suck. The only reason people say anything nice about all these games and communties is because (in his phrase) people are retards who are friends with authors and moderators.
So that’s why I started this blog: tired of stupid shit getting undeserved praise and people not even daring to say something slightly negative about the stuff they still like despite the bad parts.
Good new is for the retards that like retarded shit is I say bad words so you can always go complain to your online friends (because you don’t have REAL friends) about how I said bad words and therefore ignore all the points I make.
The site was used to attack Dungeons & Dragons, Dungeon World, DriveThruRPG, Strongholds & Followers, game designers, women, anyone who isn’t white, anyone who wasn’t straight, Lamentations of the Flame Princess and most especially a group of people he called Social Justice Warriors.
I’m not familiar with the author’s own RPG products but wonder how amazing they would have to have been for him to consider his material so much better than the popular RPGs he criticised.
YourRPGisShit made a OSR logo that used a Swastika as the O although it is not clear whether the blogger was suggesting members of the OSR community are nazis or whether he was trying to improve it in his eyes.
Some have called the identification of the author, and the RPG publishing company he runs, doxing. That’s a valid concern, due consideration, always favour of privacy should be made before unmasking anyone online. Even a racist. You may be wrong.
In this case, the author outed himself by sharing a hurtful screengrab and comment which his company’s social media icon was visible in.
Would you continue to buy books from a publisher you liked if you knew the author had been running a blog set up to attack people?
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