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I believe Mandy. I believe Jennifer. I believe Hannah. 


I believe Vivka. 


The manipulation, abuse, and pain they describe are unacceptable to me. I informed my players that our current campaign is immediately at an end. There was unanimous agreement.

May Mandy, Jennifer, Hannah, Vivka and any other victims be surrounded by genuine kindness, friendship, and love.

This blog is no longer a thing I am proud of. Too much of it reads as an endorsement of a person who deserved none. I plan to delete all of that content. Not to hide my shame at not realizing sooner, but so that no positive word about Zak S remains to influence anyone.

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  1. This is a really strong statement. Good job.

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  2. I understand why you're doing that, and I respect it. But for what it's worth, I still think you should be proud of what you created here. I really enjoyed your blog and your clever tools, and I hope you keep creating.

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  3. Your next campaign will be your own. Your future posts will intentionally endorse people who do deserve it. Your blog will become something you can feel proud of again.

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  4. Your blog is my favourite thing going right now on the RPG blogosphere. When the news hit and the implications began settling in, my first thought was of this blog and what you would do. I just want to let you know that whatever you do, I personally have found you to be an incredibly insightful and engaging writer who produces high-quality content for your players and readers alike. I hope you keep adding to this blog, and I hope you are as engaged with and content-heavy with your next campaign as you were with this one.

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  5. Thanks, everyone.

    I do plan to continue writing, and will start by rewriting some of the deleted posts. There are things in there that deserve to stand on their own. A new campaign will come, but for now, a break would be nice. I've been grinding at the referee wheels hard lately. I want to let somebody else in our group take over and try being a player again.

    At least until Silent Titans arrives because, wow, that looks great.

    And to be clear, I make no moral judgement about what anybody else does with their campaigns, already bought books, or already written blogs. This was the decision that was right for me and my group.

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  6. Don't let a terrible person's shitty history unfairly impact your good works and creativity. Keep doing what you do, continue moving forward, and leave people in the dust who are unworthy of ever again being named.

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