Re: Can of Worms
- --- In Unity_Games@egroups.com, Mark Edwards <dangermouse@m...> wrote:
> Isn't it funny that the little "can of worms" concerning gamespeople find offensive, that we opened and then closed just last week,
has sprung up on RGB and on DIGers? Weird eh? Those worms travel in
>I thought I'd bring this thread around to my favorite topic: Galaxy.
You see, my wife unaccountably finds the theme of Galaxy (alien races
warring to the death) offensive and wants me to buy
Grand National Derby just so she can play that with my son and
have pictures of horses jumping over fences rather than the fierce
Kha'fajimmn (which my son loves BTW). On the other hand, she
found the theme of Chrononauts so involving (she's a historian, and
maybe that has something to do with it) that she was actually
interested in playing it with me!
- --- In Unity_Games@egroups.com, "Dave Bernazzani" <dber@g...> wrote:
> Mark wrote:people
> > Isn't it funny that the little "can of worms" concerning games
> >find offensive, that we opened and then closed just last week, hassprung
> upMailing lists and news groups are subject to cycles. I'm surprised
that it's turned up there so close to our own ... Brush With Flame ...
but unfortunately it's likely to come up again. Old timers in a group
or list will often stay clear of such discussions, dismissing with a
"oh, _that_ again" sort of comment.
In any case, I was told that my dubious contributions to our own
discussion could have been construed as sarcastic, so I let go of
participation, and will recuse myself from such comments in the
future. We certainly have other things to discuss.
- I am so far impressed with how civilized the discussion on rec.games.board
has been. But then, it is for the most part remarkably civilized for an
unmoderated location on the internet.
Once again, the article that uncanned the worms is:
I will resist the temptation to claim that my aversion to Ricochet Robot is
based on my convinction that it depicts cruelty to robots. In fact, I think
it's a lot crueller on me than on the robots.
- Walter Hunt wrote:
> Mailing lists and news groups are subject to cycles. I'm surprisedI'm brand new to this list, and I'm very glad you have that
> that it's turned up there so close to our own ... Brush With Flame ...
> but unfortunately it's likely to come up again. Old timers in a group
> or list will often stay clear of such discussions, dismissing with a
> "oh, _that_ again" sort of comment.
- Ben Peal