41 thoughts on “The Cover for the upcoming German edition of Dungeon World!”

  1. I prefer the Brazilian (I think) cover and the cover (I don’t recall the country) with the full wrap Nate Marcel cover.

    Does anyone know if the internal art is different in these editions?

    If so, can we see it in another post to The Dungeon World Tavern community?

  2. It’s very shiny and professional but I can’t help but cringe at the Traditional Bro Plus No Armour Lady. I am sorry, it is exciting and well done, I am just over those roles.

  3. Stephen Karnes The same nonsense that Rob felt the need to defend. I don’t care who likes this cover and who doesn’t, that’s a personal opinion. I’m not replying to everyone who posts “cool, I like it!”.

    But Rob put up a post that basically says, “if you don’t like this then we don’t want to hear about it.” This is just dumb and a sign of the kind of bullshit in our culture that I’m not willing to stay silent about anymore.

  4. Mike Schmitz I appreciate you trying to clarify, but I honestly, still don’t understand what you’re referring to. I just went back and read ThatRob BushGuy ‘s comment and I don’t see how it could be construed in the way that you said. What do you mean about the “kind of BS in our culture?”

  5. Stephen Karnes It’s probably easier to walk you through my thought process:

    First, I saw the new cover. I thought, “sigh, are we still doing this dumb mostly naked women thing? Lame”

    Second, I intended to make a comment stating that I wasn’t happy to see this 14 year old boy style marketing.

    Third, I saw Rob’s comment that, intentionally or not, has the effect of making me feel like my “no naked ladies on my rpgs please” comment wouldn’t be appreciated in this sub.

    From there, I can easily imagine that as a middle aged white guy it’s going to be a lot easier for me to say something here than for a woman who might be visiting this forum. Rob is creating an environment that’s unwelcoming. I wish he wouldn’t do that. It’s small, insiduous, and ought to be called out.

  6. Mike Schmitz Thanks for clearing that up. I hope I didn’t come across as confrontational or argumentative, I just sincerely didn’t know what was bothering you. I personally read ThatRob BushGuy as tongue-in -cheek, but I can’t speak for him.

    You and I are totally on the same page in regards to the cover and its depiction of women. As a teacher who plays DW with students aged 11-18, I wouldn’t want to to share this edition with my students for several reasons. I’m curious what Adam Koebel thinks about it.

    I appreciate you trying to keep the DW Tavern an inclusive and welcoming environment for everyone. It’s a big reason I love the game as much as I do.

  7. Mike Schmitz So, interestingly, it’s amazingly easy to ask someone whether they were, in fact, “pre-emptively defending nonsense”. For the record, I wasn’t.

    Don’t pre-emptively ascribe motives to me, then lambaste me for them. That’s how the internet becomes a shitty place. Congratulations on making it more so.

  8. ThatRob BushGuy your intent is irrelevant, the content is what matters. You wrote a post that essentially said, “if you are going to complain about the lich tits, then I don’t want you here.”

    I don’t care if you like it or not, that’s your personal opinion. But you went out of your way to shut down differing opinions. I’m calling you out on it, because you probably don’t even realize you’re doing it.

  9. No, YOU READ a post and interpreted it to say that. And you went out of your way to show off your… I don’t know – social justice bona fides, I guess? by picking a fight with someone you don’t know.

    I’m calling you out on it, because you probably don’t even realize you’re doing it.

    But here’s a solution for you – if I offend you, the block button is right up there. Knock yourself out. I have zero interest in arguing with you, especially since I ALSO feel that the Necro-boobs are gratuitous.

  10. ThatRob BushGuy What other way is there to interpret your post? What were you trying to say?

    And yeah, I am tired of seeing sensible people staying quiet while this kind of thing goes on. This is me speaking out.

    I don’t know why you are trying to make this about me now, instead of realizing that you made a mistake and should reflect on it and learn from it. Especially since you agree that they’re gratuitous. I’m guessing then that you were just trying to be funny, but the effect was to stifle opinions that actually match your own.

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