RPG Pundit just posted a flashback link to the old Indie Gaming Scene blog, which is the fake site of a die-hard, elitist indie RPG adherent and advocate, and which still makes me laugh. I love a lot of small-press games, but nowadays, when people are still divisive with the hobby, they don't even try to be funny about it. I personally enjoy this bit:
Anyhow, I’m helping him playtest his game Limbo Fever, which is all about the choices contestants in a dance competition face; basically, it all comes down to the question “how low can you go?”. We’re also using it to explore some heavy personal stuff. There was a moment where my Venezuelan limbo king dealt with his alternative sexuality, which was really a powerful moment at our table. I didn’t see the game going that way, but the Professor threw it in there.
Now, I love many of the people and games out there at Story Games with a passion, but you have to admit, it wouldn't sound out of place there or at the Forge. If we can't laugh at ourselves and others, we need to remember what it is we're doing in this hobby.
I think we've seen all sorts of gamers can be pretty narrow-minded when it comes to their favorite games--even Cornell Richardson.