Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Why I Sometimes Omit My Own Opinion on Posts Soliciting Yours

Yesterday's post about the cover for the upcoming printing of Swords & Wizardry Complete has garnered over 50 60 comments already (not including threads on G+ and Facebook). It's already one of this year's most commented on posts.

In it, I asked The Tavern's readers which cover they preferred, old or new, and to include why they feels as they do.

Lots of great answers. Lots of good arguments for and against both covers. I really appreciate the feedback. Keep them coming. I read each one as they are posted.

I have been asked directly what my choice would be, and there is a reason I did not include my pick in the original post and will not include it now - quite simply, I don't want to influence the feedback. If I picked one over the other, I'd get a bunch of "I agree with Tenkar" and that kinda skews the discussion in one direction or another.

It's been damn civil with no name calling or objecting to the opinions of others, and I'm grateful for that. I know there is a temptation to tell others how they are wrong but showing us how you are right is always the better choice.

There is no right answer and there is no wrong answer. It's simply your opinion. I MAY give mine when this topic has run its course, but for now, we don't want my opinion, we want yours :)


  1. "If I picked one over the other, I'd get a bunch of "I agree with Tenkar"...

    Yeah, I can see that happening. In other words, "I agree with Tenkar."


    1. /Troll on
      Yea! Well how dare you agree with Tenkar when it is obvious to anyone with a brain cell that *I* agree with him more. It is people like you that rune the InterWebs for everyone.
      /troll off
      Ok, does that help?

  2. You might also get a lot of "Tenkar's crazy...", but either way, you kinda can't help get bias engaged.


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