I sure hope you can see this, because it's hilarious. This is both funny and painful to watch. Ron Edwards keeps trying to reinvent himself as the Inventor of the OSR; but he has that one little hurdle of having called gamers Brain Damaged, and now he doesn't want to apologize for it but he really wants everyone to stop talking about it so that he can claim to have Invented the OSR...
Why, why won't they leave him alone and stop mentioning how he said gamers were Literally Brain Damaged just like 12 year old child abuse victims?!
It makes me think of that story about the guy in the bar, bemoaning: "I've built 20 bridges all over the county, but do they call me 'angus the bridge builder'? No. I've won fifty darts competitions but do they call me 'angus the dart thrower'? No. I've probably drunk a thousand pints of ale in my lifetime, but do they call me 'Angus the ale-drinker'? Oh no... BUT YOU FUCK JUST ONE SHEEP..."
Anyways, in the comments he literally says "you're welcome, OSR"; it's fascinating how he's desperately turn around what was once a manifesto for Narrativism into a retroactive call to arms for Old School, now that he thinks there could be money and adulation in it.
Of course, part of the problem with him is that all his 'explanations' fail to explain anything. Never mind regular roleplayers, Edwards doesn't even know how to talk to regular HUMANS. Hint: you send them a link to a 40-page essay about yourself that uses idiotic pseudo-intellectual jargon that a first-year undergrad would probably be too ashamed to stoop to, that doesn't actually explain anything, and then beam with pride at how misunderstood you are.
Sorry, Ron, you didn't invent the OSR. You were the enemy of all that old-school stands for until you saw it was the next big "in" thing, and now you desperately want to be the Pope of it. Missing the good old days, I guess, like when you first posted the Brain Damage statement and on the Forge, instead of calling you an ass for it, all your little cultists positively DROOLED over you with declarations of "oh Yes Dear Leader, you're so right!! I was totally BRAIN DAMAGED before and i never even knew it!! Thank you oh great one for showing us all how fucked up we were and now guiding us to the One True Path of collective-story creation with a deprotagonized GM and focus on addressing a theme rather than creating a virtual world, where emulation is distasteful and irrational and Immersion is either an Impossible Thing or another sign of mental illness!"
But now he wants to pretend he created the OSR. Because, you now "collective-story creation with a deprotagonized GM and focus on addressing a theme rather than creating a virtual world" is TOTALLY what Old-school play is all about.
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