Saturday evening, I noticed the following post:
Read the caption above the picture to see the issue.
This is unacceptable.
Sunday evening, I called Robert Bledsaw II and discussed the issue. I notified him that I will no longer be doing future Judges' Guild projects and will only continue to sell what I have currently listed. I stated that I will be calling the other Judges Guild licensee and inform them of the situation and of my decision.
I was not planning making any public announcements. Given the mob mentality I have seen emerge, I was not comfortable in making a public statement.
However, because I was calling several people who are immediately affected by this situation, the odds of a public post were high. With issues like these, one has to follow the dictates of their conscience. It has gone public hence this post explaining what happened and why.
In addition to the above post, I noticed shortly before the call the following post.
The video is of Christian Bale dropping the card and looking disappointed
This cemented my decision that I can no longer be in a future business relationship with Judges Guild. Then later this post was pointed out to me.
This too, I consider unacceptable.
For now, I will keep up my Judges Guild related products up for sale. I currently have a unique situation in regards to the royalties I pay. Given the state of the Kickstarter finances, Robert Bledsaw II suspended the royalty payments in lieu of paying me for finishing the last nine maps. This has been going on since November of 2017 when I released the CSIO map. Since then, all revenue after taxes and expenses have gone to me. This will not last indefinitely, at which point I will have to revisit having these products listed based on how things have progressed. I will make an announcement accordingly.
Expect a post outlining my future plans for Bat in the Attic Games. In a nutshell, I wasn't expecting to have a license to Judges Guild IP ten years ago and was proceeding on that basis for what became the Majestic Wilderlands supplement. Then an opportunity came up after I finished working on the map for City State of the Sea Kings, and as a result I secured a license.
To those of you familiar with my published writing: I try to follow a philosophy of less is more. So is it the same in the case of my response. I don't need to explain the ills caused by generations of bigotry and prejudice. It is just wrong, and it is unacceptable.
Since I posted this, Robert Bledsaw II issued his statement. You can go to his message and my response using the below link.
Concerning Judges Guild, Further developments
What happens next?
Concerning Bat in the Attic Games