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Statement from RPG Codex about Chris Avellone
Community - posted by DarkUnderlord on Thu 25 June 2020, 13:19:19Tags: Chris Avellone; Hurt Feelings; Icewind Dale; Icewind Dale 2; Icewind Dale: Heart of Winter; Icewind Dale: Heart of Winter - Trials of the Luremaster; MCA; Men who make awkward passes at women and regret it when they get cancelled; The Love God
We here at the RPG Codex have known, and even strongly admired, Chris Avellone's work for many years. Perhaps one of the most well known RPG character writers in the gaming industry, Chris has worked on and has been involved with many RPGs that users on this site consider classics. Games such as Icewind Dale, Icewind Dale: Heart of Winter, and Icewind Dale II.
Not to mention Icewind Dale: Heart of Winter - Trials of the Luremaster, along with a handful of other, lesser known titles.
Like many, we have struggled to come to terms with the allegations made against Mr Avellone. It's tough to respond to a story made about someone you love when you are feeling hurt and betrayed. Emotions make it difficult to think clearly. But apparently, the truth is out.
Chris Avellone isn't gay.
We are just as shocked as everybody at learning this. For decades, in fact since this site was founded back in the heady days of 2002, it was our assumption that Chris was a raging homosexual. He wasn't known as Chris "Asselone" for nothing. And we certainly weren't the only ones.
To discover that this isn't the case has left many of us shocked and without words. It is something none of us ever expected:
NanoMikealLol, why so many people voted on Chris being gay?
It's in the voice and mannerisms.
To discover that Chris "the Love God" Avellone has made awkward passes at women in their 40s and been rejected, hurts us in ways that cannot be logically understood with logic or reason. It's something that has rocked many in this community to their core. And it's something a lot of us will need time to process, to heal. To learn to forgive.SigournHe is a flamboyant homosexual. Finding out he isn't gay would disappoint me in a way I haven't been disappointed since finding out dunkey is actually a fat white guy as opposed to a cool black dude.
We know the entire internet is in uproar at this at the moment, and we respect anyone who needs time to process this information.