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What a Wonderful Idea!

April 26, 2011

 

Keep the ideas coming, the OSR is WINNING!!!

I endorse this only because I want to show up to one these cons, scatter a handful of nickels & dimes on the floor, and watch Cuntz, Kask, Otus, Mentzer, and the rest of the filthy old grubbers scrabble at my feet for treasure.  There’ll be a delightful Three Stooges-style ‘klonk’ when their coconuts bang together diving for that last coin.  I’ll do the same for the con organizers, except in their case pennies will surely suffice to generate the desired Pavlovian reaction.

Every day now the OSR gets more smutty, tattered & desperate…

35 Comments leave one →
  1. Nevilondis Addlepate permalink
    April 26, 2011 9:21 am

    The reason GaryCon works is because it’s in Wisconsin.

    The reason NTRPG Con works is because one of the organizers had deep pockets, questionable intelligence, and likes to keep old RPG “celebs” as pets. It’s not Otus, Ward, or any of the others (except Kask, he’s a douche) that I take issue with. Game design is not exactly a financially secure career path, and I can’t begrudge any of these guys taking the money and the free vacation; it’s a great gig if you can get it. What I question is the self-esteem of someone who’s willing to shell out all of the cash to bring them all together; but maybe this is just sour grapes on my part. I suppose if I could afford to fly some of these guys to my house for private gaming sessions I’d do just that :). Maybe. No, on second thought I wouldn’t.

  2. April 26, 2011 10:18 am

    I’m flattered to finally make it on YDIS!

    I respect your right to have a negative opinion regarding the early developers of our hobby, however I do feel compelled to respond to your post – mostly to clear up misconceptions you may be passing along to readers:

    1. None of these guest DMs get paid for these con appearances beyond travel, food, and accommodations. Most of these DMs don’t have anything to sell, either. As far as I can tell they go to cons to have fun playing games. Players have fun playing in their games, too. As a matter of fact, I consistently notice a lot of smiling and laughing going on at gaming conventions.

    2. I think you’re pretty confused about the nature of these events. Thus far, most of the old school gaming con organizers have been barely breaking even or have even been losing money, and they are fine with this. They don’t do it for a profit. They do it because they like to spend their weekends hanging out with fun people playing funny fantasy games.

    3. You criticize the OSR in particular for inviting special guests to conventions. This doesn’t make sense. Special guests make appearances at every conceivable type of conference and convention, whether it’s for comics, porn, boardgames, or archaeology. If you don’t like cons or other types of social gaming events, that’s fine, but why pick on old school gaming in particular?

    • April 26, 2011 12:38 pm

      Every motherfucker with a keyboard – including you – whines about attracting new gamers, finding new blood, etc., etc., and then half those people go spamming more copies of copies of rules sets that are just different enough to baffle anyone new who might have the slightest inclination to get involved. This we know.

      And amazingly enough, the other half devote themselves to contriving new ways to be even more aggressively anti-newbie – squeezing every last penny from a dry stone, dividing the field into have’s & have-nots, and catering to a bunch of crusty old yahoos with more dollars stuffed in their wallets than common sense in their heads. For what? A couple hundred dollars? What the fuck is this horseshit…!

      These shitballs you defend don’t give a fuck about you, the fun you have, regrowing a dead hobby, or anything but themselves. If they did, they’d have their fat asses out in game shops running games, telling stories, and trying to drum up business. Instead they just cash in their frequent-RPG miles a couple times a year and accept the applause from the crowd with palms uplifted… for shit they were third-best at 30 years ago.

      Fuck these dickwads, fuck ‘celebrities’, and fuck thinking that you need them to have a good con. I notice your community rec room and restaurant mini-cons have been doing just fine… why ruin a good thing?

      • M Bad permalink
        April 26, 2011 4:32 pm

        What sucks is when they want other shit too. What the hell is Erol Otus going to do with a baby llama? Hell if I know, yet there it is on the contract with “remove all the brown M&M’s from the dish on the table” and “six bags of styrofoam packing peanuts painted blue”. Ridiculous is what it is.

    • April 26, 2011 12:40 pm

      Also, it’s time for the beard to go.

  3. Nevilondis Addlepate permalink
    April 26, 2011 10:31 am

    “1. None of these guest DMs get paid for these con appearances beyond travel, food, and accommodations. Most of these DMs don’t have anything to sell, either. As far as I can tell they go to cons to have fun playing games. Players have fun playing in their games, too. As a matter of fact, I consistently notice a lot of smiling and laughing going on at gaming conventions.”

    Not true. In the comments to your OP, one of the NTRPGCon organizers admits that the special guest receive spending money.

    Some of these guys do have something to sell. Aside from the free junket to sunny Dallas-Fort Worth (ooh… ah…), what do you think con appearances are for? To generate interest in product. With Mentzer, Kask, and Ward, it’s the fledgling “Eldritch Enterprises” they’re promoting.

  4. April 26, 2011 11:02 am

    In the comments to your OP, one of the NTRPGCon organizers admits that the special guest receive spending money.

    True. From what I understand the out-of-town guests each get $100 (=$25/day) to cover expenses like food and drinks. I hardly consider this “getting paid”.

    Some of these guys do have something to sell.

    Yes, a few of them do. Because of this I officially invite you to not go to their events or buy their gaming enhancement products.

    • Nevilondis Addlepate permalink
      April 26, 2011 11:13 am

      “Yes, a few of them do. Because of this I officially invite you to not go to their events or buy their gaming enhancement products.”

      There was little danger of me being tempted do that, but thanks for the formal invite :).

      Like I said, I have no problem with the guests doing these events. I just think it’s a little sad.

  5. April 26, 2011 11:31 am

    “Special guests make appearances at every conceivable type of conference and convention, whether it’s for comics, porn, boardgames, or archaeology. If you don’t like cons or other types of social gaming events, that’s fine, but why pick on old school gaming in particular?”

    Every conceivable type of convention, maybe, but not every convention has special guests. My local con has been going strong for more than 30 years without special guests. It’s been a matter of con policy since the nineties that there will be no special guests. Cons don’t *need* quasi-celebrities.

  6. Jack Colby permalink
    April 26, 2011 3:31 pm

    Thanks for posting about this. The original post almost made me puke when I first read it. The sooner we stop tossing money at these guys the better. They are just hobbyist gamers like the rest of us… Not “celebrities” to be worshipped. It’s really kind of embarrassing to see folks trying to decide how best to toss money at them, but whatever. If they want to look like fools they will. It’s their money to throw away.

  7. M Bad permalink
    April 26, 2011 4:18 pm

    Pennies? Hell, I’d dive on the floor for wooden nickels at this point…

    • Nevilondis Addlepate permalink
      April 26, 2011 5:09 pm

      Is that a shrew on your shoulder?

      • M Bad permalink
        April 26, 2011 6:12 pm

        He followed me home.

  8. April 27, 2011 11:31 am

    Fuck all the rest of this blather, let’s talk about how utterly disturbing Charlie Sheen has become…

    • Nevilondis Addlepate permalink
      April 27, 2011 12:57 pm

      Unlike Kask, at least Sheen doesn’t think he’s a game designer :).

    • M Bad permalink
      April 27, 2011 9:36 pm

      At the rate his career is cratering, Sheen will be available for the 2012 NTRPG Con guest of honor spot.

  9. April 28, 2011 12:37 pm

    Jealous dorks. Sheen has lived and is living a life you can only dream of. Shit, I’m pretty sure I’m living a life you can only dream of. Now go back to your computers and fap it to women who wouldn’t even look at you in your next life, much less this one!

    • April 29, 2011 7:58 am

      “fap it”

      DONE AND DONE

    • Anonymous permalink
      April 29, 2011 9:05 am

      Holy shit, it’s the dude who fantasizes about punching an autistic kid!

      How’s your boner holding up to your current inability to find and maim people with mental disabilities? It must be hard, that’s not an easy genre of porn to come by.

  10. Kent permalink
    April 28, 2011 6:22 pm

    LOL

    Who are you fella?

  11. Supersonic Man permalink
    April 29, 2011 9:34 am

    The funniest thing about this blog is that it’s just a vehicle for YDIS to obsess over something he doesn’t like, in public, and get a bunch of sychophantic followers to metaphorically lick his butthole for his “efforts”.

    The OSR is just a bunch of old guys wanting to keep old games alive, which may be kinda pathetic, but YDIS’s obsessive hatred of OS gamers is WAY BEYOND pathetic. YDIS is beyond pathetic.

    Some of the earlier blogposts here had a kernel of truth and a thin coating of humor, but YDIS has run out of clever things to say and all that’s left of this blog is a steaming pile of monkeyshit.

    • April 29, 2011 10:21 am

      Butthole licking… kernels & coatings… steaming piles of monkeyshit… you’re making me hungry, bro.

  12. April 29, 2011 10:36 am

    dude who fantasizes about punching an autistic kid!>

    If you are talking about the infamous Rodtard, I think it was just a touch of Parkinsons and not any kind of true retardation or Autistomania. And not a kid, I’m pretty sure he was older than me. And it wasn’t him I wanted to punch. I wanted to punch myself for 1) playing with a local group that had long time trouble finding two retarded players to rub together and keeping them around enough for a campaign, and 2) for playing D&D in general in the first place.

    • April 29, 2011 12:58 pm

      Goddamn you’re a fucking mess but you’re such a puss now. Back when you had the stones to blog about how you really felt you were at least amusing.

      • July 13, 2011 1:58 pm

        Back when you had the stones to do actually do something besides whine you at least did something. But now you’re a whinier cunt than Bmac after a bottle of Boones.

        Ooops, sorry, forgot you never did anything.

        Okay, well I guess it’s back to nothing…….

  13. Timothy permalink
    April 29, 2011 10:58 am

    Don’t punch yourself, fat boy. I am sure they would have still found the second retard if you hadn’t shown up.

  14. Chainsaw permalink
    April 29, 2011 4:15 pm

    My biggest gripe with YDIS is that it doesn’t pounce on all the many pounce-worthy items, but then.. that would be full time job.

  15. Brunomac permalink
    April 30, 2011 12:27 pm

    Outch. My…my feelings…

    I only post angry when I’m actually angry about something. I’m actually happy and pretty successful in life usually, so I can’t whup ass constantly on deserving cretins. I actually get laid so I’m usually in a good mood. At least Mr. Suck has a high profile schtick going here. But anybody who hangs out here like the Beavis to his Butthead spouting angry venom lookng for a nod from him (read: give him virtual blowjobs) is beyond sad. It screams “I can’t get laid and am too big a pussy to become a serial killer. So I’ll try and be his talkshow sidekick in this life-failing anger fest.” Keep sucking, sock puppets!

    • Anonymous permalink
      April 30, 2011 5:43 pm

      Anybody who taunts others about all the imaginary pussy he gets over the internet on a dungeons and dragons blog is pretty much the ur-retard of the situation

    • Timothy permalink
      May 1, 2011 8:16 am

      That’s pretty ironic, chubbs. You’ve spent what, two years begging Jamie Mal to notice you, alternating between kissing his cold ass and crying on your blog. And you’re still picking on retards to gain credibility. Ain’t gonna happen, so go back to all the “pussy” you are “getting.”

    • Kent permalink
      May 2, 2011 1:48 pm

      Brunomac is an ok lad. He had a legitimate gripe there but his novelistic flirtings got the better of his judgement.

  16. Kent permalink
    May 2, 2011 1:54 pm

    [I posted this at Zak’s blog but he keeps deleting my observations so I thought I’d post it here to force that tough guy to respond, and also to test Mr. Suck Dungeon’s resolve since he insists on hiding behind two levels of web handle.]

    Zak, you don’t get the fact that so long as I know you read these posts it amuses me. Deleting them is fine in my book, lol.

    You know you remind me of the funny little fellas in Last Exit To Brooklyn. Are you from Brooklyn by the way? I’ll bet it was a rough neighborhood to judge by your aggressive language and sexual precocity. Sex is a cheap pastime right? I’ll bet it was sex instead of drugs for you you little delinquent, lol.

    Come on show me what you have. Any brains? Any guts?

    • Anonymous permalink
      May 6, 2011 1:48 pm

      Zak Sabbath is such a douchebag. Working in pornography and fucking on camera is a disgusting way to make a living and I don’t care how hot his girlfriend looks, the bitch has screwed people who have worked with transvestites and bisexual men. One was even his cameraman on that stupid show.

      Next time the guy talks shit, just post this link.

      http://tinyurl.com/3ph3o3f

    • Kent permalink
      May 6, 2011 6:02 pm

      the bitch has screwed people who have worked with transvestites and bisexual men

      There is a strange softening of effect in that statement so I don’t think your heart is in what you say and people who don’t like porn are unlikely to post a link to some. Mandy seems like a nice girl with an ill-advised street identity easily fixed with a haircut.

      The pair are like a couple of rabbits with some thorns glued to their heads.

      The reason why it is a kindness to have a go at zak is that he is a *humourless egotist* on his blog who thinks all is right with the world if a hundred cretins marvel at his endless whatever-Im-thinking-is-amazing posts or coo at his photoshopped scratchings.

  17. May 4, 2011 10:08 pm

    I’m late to the party, but all I wanted to say is that Kevin is a good guy. He and I got drawn into a fight that neither of us started, yet we were left to hack it out because the instigator didn’t have the guts to do so himself. It was stupid and we’ve long since mended our fences.

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