Just screencapped the active topics on RPGnet's D&D board:
So, not only is dominated by 5e, Path and old-school stuff, but the Red & Pleasant Land thread has 6,000 some views and been up for two whole weeks, yet the RPGnet trolls haven't showed up once.
Don't believe me? Look at it--all smiles.
What the hell?
The owners still subscribe to a server that runs sexist ads, the moderators still include people who claim my publisher is the spawn of the devil, and people who openly launch misogynistic attacks on women in my group are still members in good standing, but they all seem to be too scared to say a word.
Maybe they got so completely embarrassed about how gullible they were during fracas about me consulting on 5th edition D&D that our long subcultural nightmare is finally over.
Which is awesome, because with the trolls dead it hopefully paves the way for some amazing stuff on the way to be seen and talked about without having to wipe foam from anyone's face:
Broodmother Sky Fortress (the world's best introductory D&D module) is coming soon and DIY D&D godfather Jeff Rients is working on something else, Noisms wild opium dream Yoon-Suin is out any minute, Chris Kutalik is working with some amazing artists for his Slumbering Ursine Dunes projects, and rumor has it Scrap Princess and False Patrick are working on something for Mr Toxic Influence On Our Youth himself, James Edward Raggi.
It is so cool to think that maybe maybe maybe enough billy goats have crossed the bridge that finally people new to the hobby can read about cool new DIY D&D stuff without having to wade through psychotic whining about how Jeff's a clueless nostalgist, Noisms is an imperialist cultural appropriator and Scrap must be hungry for your babies because she's trans.
But then I guess I shouldn't be that surprised--if you check your Chinese menu, 2015 is the Year of the Goat.
Oh, and there's
still 120 copies left EDIT: new shipment came! 1000-some left if you want one.