Consumer Contempt

I once tried to explain that one of the main reasons it’s hard to make a go in the RPG business is because a disturbingly large segment of the gamer population has active contempt for the people who produce the entertainment media that they consume.

Here’s a great example of that: A quote from a thread on the largest d20 forum, ENWorld:

“…sometimes I think the hobby would be better off it there weren’t an RPG industry.”

Yeah, damn that industry, producing stuff for you to use in your games. How dare they!

It’s stuff like that which really wears me down. Sure, it’s a quote from one guy….but multiply it by several thousand just like him, and have them post and email stuff like that to you all year long, and see if it doesn’t start to get to you.

Welcome to my world.