[Full disclosure: I have no skin in this game. Glorantha does not interest me per se, and I do not frequent BRP Central.]
Personally I respect this request and will honor it, though from a purely strategic perspective I do not agree with Chaosium that this is the smart way to go. It does nothing to protect their IP, which is not even under attack, and it probably harms their promotion efforts by removing a free advertising venue (assuming the chatter would be positive, and why not?), in a business that I believe relies on word of mouth and personal recommendations. I don't see an idiot in this village, though, which means probably I am he.
In terms of impact on this fine forum, I feel worst for hkokko, considering how often Glorantha stuff comes up regarding viewtopic.php?f=6&t=268 . Now his good work and announcements become more complicated, I think, even though that is all "incidental discussion" and not a dedicated space.
It just feels a bit churlish and divisive on Chaosium's part--especially considering how other things seem to have gone down in the launch of RQ:G.
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