Shamsky69 wrote:Listen Cornbread, I myself am a fantasy nerd from way back. I just can't help but cringe when I hear things like "we will crush the world with our collective brain." A little too fascist for my taste. (also reminds me of kids who play Dungeons & Dragons, and that just ain't right!)
Do you honestly believe that Karabell, for example, just started playing fantasy yesterday or that you would absolutely have some form of advantage if you played in a league of his? c'mon now son...
Really, those guys are probably on the same level as most of us nerds. However, they get paid because they wouldn't make the typing errors you just did... no, no - just kidding. The fact is that it's a job you probably wouldn't turn down!
I dont think anyone ever said that, but its not really a matter of opinion either - just common sense. Two brains are better than one. That has nothing to do with fascism, and if it reminds you of D&D I guess I dont get the correlation. I dont think anyones trying to take over the world - maybe in big pot leagues, but...
The reason we rail against them is that their opinions arent all that great. Dont get me wrong - Im a student of the game and I learn something new daily, so occasionally they do have some sound advice, but alot of their reasoning is quite suspect - rarely do they back them up with strong factual evidence.
As for the idea of quitting my job to write fantasy columns - it depends on how much it pays I guess, but it certainly would be fun - ya got me there.