I assume that patrons of this fine establishment expect certain things when they walk thru the tavern door and pull up a barstool. RPG talk, some personal thoughts, rarely comments about a current newsworthy event, maybe some updates in the personal life (adult beverages you must supply on your own - this is a BYOB tavern). Going to the tavern is supposed to be a good time. I try to leave my Rants that aren't game related off my bog. (Yes, you will still suffer from my occasional Gaming Rants)
I don't think anyone really wants to hear my political views on my gaming blog. I could be wrong: Screw the Libs, F' the Conservatives, damn leftist Democrats, evil Right Wing Republicans - maybe if I could write a balanced article turning the above into OSR devils and demons it might be post worthy... otherwise, does anyone really want to hear that kinda shit from me? Holiday dinners start going downhill the minute someone mentions politics in my family. The last thing I want to do is bring that kinda crap into the tavern.
Same thing goes for religion. For the most part, I'm going to try to avoid discussing anything resembling real life religion, unless its good wishes for a Holiday or something else in passing (oh, or if I can find some good gaming mileage out of it - gaming mileage = less offensive). When I stumble across a post dealing with real life religion on the gaming blogs I read, it's never a positive post. It's always lambasting one group or another. You don't go to your neighborhood pub expecting or looking for such and my intention is you will never find it here.
I'm the last person that thinks a gaming blog needs to be 100% game related. I do think there are certain topics that don't fit comfortably with the rest. Each will do with their own as they see fit, which is the beauty of blogging. I'm just voicing my opinion of what fits on my blog and what doesn't.
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