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Community Statement from RPG Codex about Chris Avellone

Discussion in 'News & Content Feedback' started by DarkUnderlord, Jun 25, 2020.

  1. DarkUnderlord Professional Throne Sitter

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    Tags: 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:

    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.

    We know the entire internet is in uproar at this at the moment, and we respect anyone who needs time to process this information.
     
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  2. Maculo Prophet

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    Literally shaking rn.
     
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  3. Wunderbar Arcane

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    Baldur's Gate Dark Alliance anyone?
     
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  4. spectre Arcane

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    Give this man a vegemite sammich. That's probably the best statement that could have been made on this.
     
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  5. Monkey Baron Learned

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    Chris Avellone isn't a homosexual.

    Thank you for speaking out DarkUnderlord in this entire heartbreaking, powerful thread. Solidarity with you and everyone speaking out.
     
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  6. conan_edw Savant Patron

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    Grab the Codex by the pussy Pathfinder: Kingmaker
    Spent years of my life trying to get the slightest of his attention, to notice my existence.
    It was never enough. Now I feel completely betrayed, lost, anguish. I can't see how I can ever overcome this.
     
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  7. Turisas Arch Devil Patron

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    Ain't nothing gay about getting your dick sucked. Or if it happens in international waters / prison / army / outer space.
     
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  8. ScrotumBroth Cipher Patron

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    Grab the Codex by the pussy
    Avellone peaked with Lionheart, you can tell he's poured his heart out. Only to have that same, beautiful and pure heart ripped out and tarnished publicly by a late 40s barren cat lady. Why God, why?!
     
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  9. Daedalos Arcane The Real Fanboy

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    RPGKODEX is the bad boy of RPG game sites

    I like it.
     
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  10. Jasede Prestigious Gentleman Arcane Patron

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    N- no... it can't be...
     
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  11. Hobo Elf Arcane

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    What the fuck nooooooooo
     
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  12. agentorange Arcane Patron

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    Codex 2012
    Absolutely based and epic post from darkunderpants.
     
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  13. Duraframe300 Arcane

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    I was touched.
     
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  14. Kalin Filthy Kalinite Zionist Agent

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  15. mindx2 Codex Roaming East Coast Reporter Patron

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  16. Verylittlefishes Filthy Kalinite Patron

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    :excellent:
     
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  17. BBMorti Arcane

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    I am trying to heal from this. We will all get over this in time, brothers.
     
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  18. Magnat Arcane Vatnik

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    Chaver Nano on suicide watch.
     
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  19. Darth Roxor Prestigious Gentleman Wielder of the Huegpenis

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    excuse me but i have it on good authority that this is FAKE NEWS proliferated by owlcat's troll bots, and the administration should be ashamed about engaging in russian collusion so rashly without even bothering to check their sources
     
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  20. Jasede Prestigious Gentleman Arcane Patron

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    Where did MCA touch you specifically?
     
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  21. dawcio Filthy Kalinite

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    I guess, he won't be working on Icewind Dale III
     
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  22. Verylittlefishes Filthy Kalinite Patron

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    ...or is he?
    Show Spoiler


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  23. TalesfromtheCrypt Arcane

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    Actually, Chris was pretty hot back then! Man, time goes by really fast.
     
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  24. Magnat Arcane Vatnik

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    Herr Doktor Morgoth has already ascertained the situation and that is indeed not the case. :M
     
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  25. Haba Harbinger of Decline Patron

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    No!

    NONONONONNONO!

    NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO~~
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    not like this...
     
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