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Eric da MAJ:
Reddit Shadowrun is a mixed bag.  Yes it is a sink hole of toxicity, negativity, and epic, inane rants a la Duke Ameil du H'ardcore.*  But there are a lot of gamers there of all stripes who contribute quality materials on a daily basis ranging from rules CharGen, lore, GMing, and house rule advice,

I have to admit it.   I refer people to Shadowrun Reddit from the ShadowCasters Network Discord if they're all caught up in drowning themselves and the SCN in all the things CGL's screwed up over the years, real and imagined.  It's all there for people to see if they're into that and done better than any drek poster can repost on the Discord. .   ::)  So I tell them to STFU and go there if they want to smear themselves in drek.  And stay there if they can't keep from tracking it into the SCN.

Sadly, the one thing that recommends it the most is that Reddit Shadowrun is ALWAYS UP.  This is fragging important.  There's lots of stuff good here too.  Maybe the same stuff and better stuff.   but I don't drop by often because I can usually count on it being slow, down, or hacked by some 2nd rate Malaysian hackers for lulz.  It's vexing. 

Finally, the Shadowrun Reddit salt is a good thing.  People care about the game.  They love it and want it to be better - and probably wouldn't be satisfied entirely no matter what.  That's why they get all worked up.  When CGL publishes a book with errors and the collective Shadowrun Reddit reaction is a "eh", that's when you'll know the franchise is on its death bed.

And finally, for Red: Put on your ego armor.  Remember you're a published author.  All these people who piss, moan, and insult you aren't. If they could do better, why the hell haven't they?  And I strongly suspect the more worked up they are by a game of all damn things, their personal and professional lives aren't anything you need envy. 


lets just say these Forums experience with the /r shadowrun Reddit community has been less then positive. Several times in recent years we have gotten a mass of "new" members from Reddit, for the sole reason of screaming, whining, complaining, and insulting the writers. And no, I don't mean criticize. There is nothing critical in "you are a fucking hack and I hope you die" - as one reddit newcomer put it.

My own experience with reddit has, so far, lead me to believe it has almost no redeeming qualities. (And no, I haven't gone there for SR material, but for more "job related" material).

Eric da MAJ:
There is redeeming stuff.  You just have to ignore the shit posts.  And yes, the Duke H'ardcores would cheerfully invade anywhere just to insult people.  I had one join the Discord just to insult a freelancer.  He knew it would be his one and only post before I banned him.  Fuck him and others like them.  I take real consolation that they're at best probably miserable consumerist wage slaves that hate their jobs, will marry badly, get screwed in the divorce, have kids that loathe them, and die with nothing but Social Security (if that) and their precious "gaming expertise". 

Eh, quite a lot of the criticism is actually spot-on, its just the tone that is to often not helpful.
And calling someone a hack is totally fine. Red is really among the worst and annoying current Jackpointers, next to Bull, both IC and in regards to how they are written/designed. Wishing somebody personal harm over such trivialities however is just stupid&childish.
The three big and active english net-communities for Shadowrun all have their different communities and each has its unique advantages. Makes it easy to cherrypick useful stuff.

i used to hate the reddit shadowrun forum, now i love it.

it's organization is horrible compared to this forum but its always up and far more active.

this place is very close to useless now with the constant outages.

it's just another exemplar of the poor state of catalyst, which is unfortunate.


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