Sunday, April 23, 2006

You can't HANDLE the games!!

From a pretty funny thread over at

"Son, we work in an industry that sells games, and those games have to be written by men with pencils. Whose gonna do it? You? You, Matthew? I have a greater responsibility than you could possibly fathom. You weep for Rokugan, and you curse d20. You have that luxury. You have the luxury of not knowing what I know. AEG's death, while tragic, probably sold games. And my existence, while grotesque and incomprehensible to you, sells games. You don't want the truth because deep down in places you don't talk about at game sessions, you want d20 on that book, you need d20 on that book. We use words like market, network, externalities. We use these words as the backbone of a life spent taking over the industry. You use them as a cuss words on RPGnet. I have neither the time nor the inclination to explain myself to a man who reads and games under the blanket of the very industry that I provide, and then questions the manner in which I provide it. I would rather you just said thank you, and went on your way. Otherwise, I suggest you pick up a pencil, and write a game. Either way, I don't give a damn what you think you are entitled to.

- Col. Ryan Dancey, A FEW GOOD MEN, 1992"

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