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Somebody Fucking Educate Me

August 27, 2011

Hey look, some guy IP-jacked the Grell from Fiend Folio and Planet Algol posted it for everyone’s enjoyment.  Which is fine.  Except this rip-off comes awkwardly conjoined with the OGL, which just happens to be about ten times longer than the stolen content in question.

Why is this worthless smidgen of boosted loot being packaged with the OGL?  Who’s rights are being defended and what is being protected?  Who possibly cares what the fuck is done with Beaktopuss?  Why is everyone playing dress-up with Mommy & Daddy’s clothes, pretending to be adults when we’re all just a bunch of little shitheels playing a game?  Seriously, I’m being genuine — please explain the reasoning behind this.  Do so with the following in mind:

  1. I am a fucking moron.  Explain it to me like you would explain to your 3-year-old child why he shouldn’t eat the used condom that he found in the grass at the playground.  Small words, slowly, with concern and a little exasperation in your voice.
  2. I am not diligent or even intellectually curious.  If you say ‘I wrote more about this on my blog, click here…’ I will call you a homo and not click your link.  I will probably edit your response to say something mildly embarrassing.
  3. Mix in some farty language.
  4. Feel free to argue with any of the other assholes who try to illuminate me – I wanna know who’s drinking the IP kool-aid and who’s ready to start burning some law books.

 

7 Comments leave one →
  1. August 27, 2011 3:13 pm

    The self proclaimed ‘OSR’ contributes nothing new at all. A bunch of backward gazing 40 something year olds pining for the good old days. The best part is selling the latest version of your homebrew to some tens of people.

    • August 28, 2011 11:56 am

      Ho Ho HO. You said butt – hehh hehhh hehhh…and mispelled it. hehh hehhh hehhh.

      • Radovarl permalink
        August 31, 2011 9:05 am

        That’s okay.. You misspelled “mispelled”.

    • August 29, 2011 12:23 am

      *shrug* I like having a stripped-down D&D that’s actually designed to be clear, and readable, and not say “look it up in Chainmail” every five minutes, and not polluted with the build-crap of later editions. I like having that in a book that someone else has written because our society fetishises authorship and it’s a lot easier to make people accept something if it’s in a book than if it’s me saying “I don’t like feats and skills can we not use them please?”

      The OSR’s given me a couple of versions of that, one of which may let me persuade hardened D&Ders to try WFRP (the real one) without giving up the race/class/level choice crutch without which they seem unable to visualise a character – so the OSR’s done fine by me, even if none of that is necessarily ‘new’.

  2. Roger Moret permalink
    August 27, 2011 3:32 pm

    If WOTC spent as much time writing shit that matters instead of sending the IP police around to hassle people, their latest version of D&D wouldn’t look like the bowl of my American Standard the night after I follow up “All you can Eat” at Taco Bell with 10 shots of tequila and some gamey tasting sausage eaten raw. Of course, that would assume anyone at WOTC even cares that some 3rd rate blogger posted a “Beatoffpuss” on their blog and bothered to include the OGL. I’m halfway tempted to start a blog, get Pog to do the art of a beholder eyeball-and-tentacle-fucking a grell, and put that bad boy up on the main page just to prove WOTC has nothing to say about it.

  3. August 28, 2011 12:04 pm

    Well, YDIS, (and others here), I understand all too well that you have nothing better to do, but surely you can find something that’s a bit more of a challenge for your massive intellect than mock at a basically retarded recycled monster of the type that is 100% consistent with every D&D publication since 1974 ? I mean, it’s not like grognardia has gone away……

    Still, “Beatofftopuss” is pretty damn funny, I do admit; is it just you, or are the usually autistic sock-wankers here the only remaining source of humor anymore ?

    Sad. We have a late run “happy days” scenario here – over the shark and far away.

    No doubt we’ll see creatively dead spinoffs like “Chachi loves Faserip”, or somesuch in the near future. Oh wait ! It’s happened. : http://critiquezaks.blogspot.com/2011/08/constancon-is-for-retards-right.html

  4. JRT permalink
    September 30, 2011 1:30 pm

    [did i make you fall asleep yet?]

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