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Reply #35 on: April 16, 2020, 10:03:05 PM

Thanks for the tip I will check out that module.
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Reply #36 on: April 16, 2020, 11:03:08 PM

we play pbta stuff on discord, just saying
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Reply #37 on: April 29, 2020, 08:47:45 AM

So Mike Mearls must have got fired a year ago over the ZacS affair. It's been covered up until now.

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Reply #38 on: April 29, 2020, 09:29:36 AM

So Mike Mearls must have got fired a year ago over the ZacS affair. It's been covered up until now.
Covered up / not announced - and it is not clear he is not working for WotC.  He may have just been moved to other areas.  His Linked In has not changed which either means he is lazy (he was very proactive in his role), he was moved elsewhere in the company (perhaps to Electronic Gaming or something else) or he is looking for a job still and doesn't want to show unemployment on his resume (which, given the circumstances surrounding his departure, would not benefit him as they are going to come up in a background check).

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Reply #39 on: April 29, 2020, 11:10:16 AM

What is the Zacs affair?
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Reply #40 on: April 29, 2020, 11:26:56 AM

https://www.polygon.com/2019/2/20/18232181/dungeons-dragons-zak-smith-sabbath-abuse-accusations-players-handbook

https://www.reddit.com/r/dndnext/comments/aq2ste/mearls_responds_to_questions_on_zak_smith/

Guy involved with playtesting DnD 5e was apparently a scumbag who harassed and abused people.  Supposedly Mearls tried to cover for him per various people. 
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Reply #41 on: April 29, 2020, 02:09:19 PM

More specifically, when evidence of the abuse was in Mearls hands, he handed it over to the scumbag, without redaction.  Mearls faded into oblivion over the next 4 months.  No social media, no references from the WotC folks, etc...  The last place he was referenced was by the team developing BG 3.

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Reply #42 on: April 29, 2020, 03:13:40 PM

Smith is best known for his work as the Dungeon Master in I Hit It With My Axe, a video series from The Escapist circa 2010, in which he plays an early version of D&D with other porn stars.

Stopped there, lol. The ol Macris diaspora.
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Reply #43 on: April 29, 2020, 03:53:08 PM

More specifically, when evidence of the abuse was in Mearls hands, he handed it over to the scumbag, without redaction.  Mearls faded into oblivion over the next 4 months.  No social media, no references from the WotC folks, etc...  The last place he was referenced was by the team developing BG 3.

As far as I can tell, this never happened?  Everything linked to it is circular twitter supposition that then references each other as proof.

Mearls is still in the company and working with licenses/franchises.
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Reply #44 on: May 04, 2020, 03:14:39 PM

A lot of game stores hasve organized online games via Roll20, Fantasy Grounds or just a Zoom meeting.  You might poke around the site for your FLGS if you want to get some interactive D&D going.

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Reply #45 on: May 19, 2020, 01:39:27 AM

Smith is best known for his work as the Dungeon Master in I Hit It With My Axe, a video series from The Escapist circa 2010, in which he plays an early version of D&D with other porn stars.

Stopped there, lol. The ol Macris diaspora.

Just catching up with this thread, and there's a name I recognize. Huh. Zak actually authored some pretty good pieces on the art of Dungeon Mastering, with lots of smart insight into how to keep a fun campaign going and how to handle various player and people issues -- shame to hear he got involved in some scandal (of which I know nothing about except what I just read here).

I do have to ask, Macris diaspora? I know of the Lum diaspora (of which I am technically a part) but whats this Macris?
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