Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Christopher Allen and Shannon Appelcline At Skotos Tech Are Saving Up To Buy A Prius, I Guess

Two months ago this blog had its (and maybe any tabletop RPG blog's-) most plussed post since Blogspot started having plusses.

That was the one pointing out that, despite the fact that although RPGnet, the easiest-to-find RPG discussion place on the web, consistently picks moderators who cry misogyny and social decay every time they see a stray bra strap and are eager to bounce any member who disagrees with them, 'Net's parent company--Skotos Tech--seems more than content to make money off openly sexist ads.

So have they cleaned up their act? Let's take a look at today's front page…

It's especially charming how it looks like her head was cut out of a whole other Barbie and stuck on at the last minute.
Is this as blatant as the summer's "For Men Only" ad? Mayyyybe not.

Is this the kind of picture the RPGnet moderators would be lining the fuck up to complain about if it was slapped on the front of a White Wolf or WOTC RPG product instead of the front page of the RPG forum they romp on? No doubt.

It's hard to avoid the conclusion that if allowing tacky dipshits who can't draw to advertise soundtracks with blurry nipples makes RPGnet money, Shannon Appelcline and Christopher Allen, the Skotos guys, are cool with that, and if allowing prudes to vent and play King of the Playground also makes RPGnet money, then Shannon Appelcline and Christopher Allen are cool with that, too. 

Guys: let us know when you've made enough money that you can afford to have your contribution to the hobby match your values. Or anybody's. We'll wait.

(What are we buying? Season tickets to the Cubs? New grill? Can't wait to hear about it!)
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Joesky Tax:
Here, I drew some monsters.
they get bigger when you click on them

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6 comments:

  1. People complain about bewbies on RPG products? Now I know why I couldn't give a fuck about RPGNet...

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  2. I really like the fecundual crawler or whatever on the bottom.

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  3. I really like that I have no clue what's going on in that second picture... yet it's simultaneously scary and pretty.

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  4. Please overlay the following captions on your above drawings and then monetize them. Caption for 1st image: "For Genderless Beings Only", Caption for 2nd image: "I Get Bigger When You Click on Me".
    Ah, yes they are prudes over there, that's the word I have been searching for. I kept calling them provincial inexperienced misguided asexuals... but it doesn't come off as snappy.

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  5. Lets sell sex on the ads, but bitch at people who so much mentions it on the forums.

    -- RPG.net New Motto

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