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Maybe I am just getting old and crotchety but does anyone else find this ad vulgar, in poor taste and just generally awful? Is there no vetting process of advertising here on BGG? An ugly little baby flipping me off is not what I want to log in to see.

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He looks like a demonic Hervé Villechaize.
 
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That is a nice throwback to some early period artists. The disrespectful child or child demon telling the viewer to go pound sand.

Love it.

As with all good art, the range of reaction should be wide - from wanting to tear it down to experiencing ecstasy.

As for my personal reaction... I guess it would be "Hey... good morning little fucker!"

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The figure's name is "The Future Prince of Darkness"... Love it.

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Perrin2017 wrote:

Is there no vetting process of advertising here on BGG?


Maybe there is a vetting process and this ad passed inspection.

 
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Perrin2017 wrote:


Maybe I am just getting old and crotchety but does anyone else find this ad vulgar, in poor taste and just generally awful? Is there no vetting process of advertising here on BGG? An ugly little baby flipping me off is not what I want to log in to see.
Yes, I do... but I don't think it'd be any better without the demon baby.

I'm tired of the idea that all it takes to sell gamers on a game is to throw a half naked (actually nine-tenths naked) woman on the ad and that we'll glom onto the game.

At this point if a game seems to require a naked women to sell it, that's a signal to me that it's probably a crap game and I don't bother looking any further.
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Thunkd wrote:
Perrin2017 wrote:


Maybe I am just getting old and crotchety but does anyone else find this ad vulgar, in poor taste and just generally awful? Is there no vetting process of advertising here on BGG? An ugly little baby flipping me off is not what I want to log in to see.
Yes, I do... but I don't think it'd be any better without the demon baby.

I'm tired of the idea that all it takes to sell gamers on a game is to throw a half naked (actually nine-tenths naked) woman on the ad and that we'll glom onto the game.

At this point if a game seems to require a naked women to sell it, that's a signal to me that it's probably a crap game and I don't bother looking any further.


I don't see this ad for the game, so I'm guessing it must be picking something up from browser history.

 
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Yes, I do... but I don't think it'd be any better without the demon baby.

I'm tired of the idea that all it takes to sell gamers on a game is to throw a half naked (actually nine-tenths naked) woman on the ad and that we'll glom onto the game.

At this point if a game seems to require a naked women to sell it, that's a signal to me that it's probably a crap game and I don't bother looking any further.


I actually didn't notice she was naked at first glance. I guess because her chest is strategically covered. But as a straight woman, I'm not exactly their target market.

My first reaction was "huh, someone hired an untalented video game artist" Regardless of content, the execution of the art is bad.
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I don't see this ad for the game, so I'm guessing it must be picking something up from browser history.
The image in my post is from Perrin's personal gallery... so it shouldn't have anything to do with your browser history. BGG should be pulling the image from his gallery and displaying it in the thread for you. Can you see it if you go directly to the image? (https://www.boardgamegeek.com/image/4756010/perrin2017)
 
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Thunkd wrote:
darthhugo wrote:
I don't see this ad for the game, so I'm guessing it must be picking something up from browser history.
The image in my post is from Perrin's personal gallery... so it shouldn't have anything to do with your browser history. BGG should be pulling the image from his gallery and displaying it in the thread for you. Can you see it if you go directly to the image? (https://www.boardgamegeek.com/image/4756010/perrin2017)


I'm referring to the original ad, not Perrin's collection/gallery - which is static and not affected by browsing history.

 
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This ad is on the right pane. If this is not a BGG sponsored ad but instead a google one I apologize. Still I shit ad.
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Targeted ads based on browsing history.

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https://adblockplus.org/en/ solves all ad related problems for me. I do see the "hot on Amazon now" ads though.
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darthhugo wrote:
Targeted ads based on browsing history.



Then their targeting formula sucks. I look at Eurogames, family games and the occasional abstract. There's nothing to suggest I would enjoy a minatures game with badly drawn half naked ladies.
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Heh, it is pretty craptastic.
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This ad is super bad.
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Perrin2017 wrote:
Still I shit ad.


You should see a doctor about that
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Perrin2017 wrote:


Maybe I am just getting old and crotchety but does anyone else find this ad vulgar, in poor taste and just generally awful? Is there no vetting process of advertising here on BGG? An ugly little baby flipping me off is not what I want to log in to see.



I’m old and crotchety now too! But I also have daughters, so shy away from this art style as I think it sends wrong message to them. Different strokes for different folks as another post indicated.

Didn’t notice the bird finger until you pointed it out!
 
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SabataSmurf wrote:
He looks like a demonic Hervé Villechaize.


Now this comment made me laugh, and then cry because I’m old enough to get the reference.

“Calgon, take me awayyyy...”
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crazybyzantine wrote:
SabataSmurf wrote:
He looks like a demonic Hervé Villechaize.


Now this comment made me laugh, and then cry because I’m old enough to get the reference.

“Calgon, take me awayyyy...”


Queue John Candy and Eugene Levy from SCTV.

 
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crazybyzantine wrote:
Perrin2017 wrote:


Maybe I am just getting old and crotchety but does anyone else find this ad vulgar, in poor taste and just generally awful? Is there no vetting process of advertising here on BGG? An ugly little baby flipping me off is not what I want to log in to see.



I’m old and crotchety now too! But I also have daughters, so shy away from this art style as I think it sends wrong message to them. Different strokes for different folks as another post indicated.

Didn’t notice the bird finger until you pointed it out!

yeah... uh... naked woman wasn't the problem, but vulgar baby was? meh....
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Perrin2017 wrote:


Maybe I am just getting old and crotchety but does anyone else find this ad vulgar, in poor taste and just generally awful? Is there no vetting process of advertising here on BGG? An ugly little baby flipping me off is not what I want to log in to see.



Edgelords be edging. You can always count the worst of graphic design and laziest attempts to court controversy from those guys*

I did raise an eyebrow, because even for generic-as-all-heck-fantasy-game-number-32341 that was just UGLY. UGLY.

EDIT: Was that even for a board game? I assumed it was for one of those godawful browser games Google fills adspace with if you even glance at something fantasy themed ever?

*It's gonna be guys. 100% guaranteed.
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FWIW the product seems to be simply miniatures, not a game.
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russ wrote:
FWIW the product seems to be simply miniatures, not a game.


That makes a lot of very sad sense.
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