…according to White Wolf.
White Wolf, via their “Ohmygosh-aren’t-we-cutting-edge-indie-street-cred” imprint Arthaus, is releasing Pimp: The Backhanding a “humorous” card game all about the illegal sex trade, degredation and abuse of women, and racial stereotypes. They pass this shit off with a mealy-mouthed disclaimer about how this is just all in fun and that WW takes the REAL issues very seriously–look, we’ve even got a link to Amnesty International!
…and, of course, they’ve got the lovely tag-line: “If You Like Being Politically Correct & Never Laughing, Don’t Buy This Game.”
I’ll type this slowly for you, WW:
F…… U…… C…… K …… Y …… O …… U.
Not funny. Not even a little bit.
This has appeared on a few friend’s LJs already, but I’m putting in my two cents because I know that I’ve got a few readers here.
As I said in the comments on a friend’s journal, I have always found something in at least one White Wolf product per year, which reminds me that they are, at their core, a bunch of crackers from Georgia. Everything that I despised about living in Atlanta in one over-hyped package.
Bluntly, I’m ashamed to have ever done work for them.
LATER THAT DAY EDIT: Writing WW’s public relations folks does no good–Conrad Hubbard is notoriously a class-A fucktard, as can be seen in his jaw-dropping reply emails which have been posted here: (Click the link).
If you want to fill the mailbox of someone who actually has decision-making authority, contact Steve Wieck, one of the owners. His email is firstname.lastname@example.org
Yes, that’s his real email.
No, I don’t give a shit that I just publicized it.