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URGENT!!! OSR friend in financial need

June 5, 2012

Please go to this website and click on the “Donate” button in the right hand column — it’s the shiny yellow lozenge, I just wish they could make it bigger and maybe throb with urgency or something. Apparently this blogger, a longtime friend of the OSR, is having trouble making ends meet and could use a little help. It’s not like he’s just pocketed fitty-large for scanning his old campaign notes, or been bragging about being on the WotC payroll for crapping out Wikipedia columns.

This man is really, really struggling. I hope some of you find it in your hearts to donate generously and help him back up on his feet.

Be a dear and add in a little extra to cover the currency exchange fee. God bless!

 

45 Comments leave one →
  1. June 6, 2012 5:43 am

    It is really pathetic how some bloggers actually do fall for the “monetize your blog” or “beg for handouts” thing. I don’t care if you really do consider yourself a “self-publisher” or whatever. If you have an actual “product” in the works, I can see you doing a kickstarter like everyone and their mom is now doing these days. But just stapping a “give me a money for nothing” button on a blog is just lame. And equally lame are the people who allow ads on their blogs. Dude, go get a second job or find a new job that pays better.

    • June 7, 2012 1:46 am

      I’ve done the advertising fandango for a while, and I’d do it again if I could be arsed to make Project Wonderful and WordPress talk to each other. If I’m going to spend time writing blog posts, I might as well make some money for that time, even if it’s only chump change for beer and miniatures (a beer, and half a Citadel Skeleton at current prices). I wouldn’t stoop to the PayPal button though; not unless I actually had something that I wanted to sell. And I wouldn’t run adverts unless I was regularly doing something more than just THIS IS MY HOBBY BLOG LOOK AT THE HOBBY I DUN THIS WEEK.

  2. kent permalink
    June 6, 2012 7:11 am

    I suppose he thinks he is selling indulgences. Those children who were born ‘utter little bastards out of wedlock’ as he calls them get a chance to give him cash to redeem themselves so they can spend eternity with holy J and his brainwashed kids.

  3. Otto permalink
    June 6, 2012 10:33 am

    Man, if I could get paid for ads I totally would. I don’t really see what’s wrong with that. That said, I think the worst thing James does is just straight up ask people to send him shit, permanently for no trade. Everybody else is like “I got a Gamma World I’d like to trade for Oriental Adventures.” James seems to think that sending him your possessions is the way things work, and that moreover you should be grateful. Ever notice how he never seems to mention who sent whatever he’s holding in his Innsmouth flipper?

  4. Captain Kirk's Dick Blood permalink
    June 6, 2012 11:31 am

    Speaking of money making, it seems this former porn “star” (“don’t call me a porn star” she sez, “I’m an artist with a colorful past) who is associated with pay gaming at an LA comic book store has finally decided that sex will get chumps with a double sawbuck in their pocket to fill the seats. Could “Cockblock” be the new big thing in gaming (notice they put “Cockblock” in capitol letters)? Not sure, but I think the game ends with some kind of ookie cookie or bukakke or some such.

    DnDMelt Presents: Wizards of COCKBLOCK Forest

    Thursday, Jun 14, 2012, 5:00 PM

    Meltdown Comics
    7522 Sunset Blvd Los Angeles, CA

    7 Members Went

    Devastator Magazine and DnDMelt present an evening of WIZARDS OF COCKBLOCK FORESTDevastator is Premiering their RPG: Wizards of Cockblock Forest. A wiley game where everyone plays a wizard trying to get into the pants of the sexy Fairy girl. Cockblock other Wizards and use backbone points and crafty ideas to MAYBE get into her pants. Come to meltd…

    Check out this Meetup →

  5. Bob's Cunt permalink
    June 6, 2012 2:48 pm

    I didn’t catch this until it was locked but I think DF is coming out of the closet:
    http://www.dragonsfoot.org/forums/viewtopic.php?f=11&t=56553

  6. June 7, 2012 6:24 am

    Don’t forget, we can also donate money to Alexis so he can buy clothing for his wife. The man is so brilliant! In his latest post he gives us the insight that people who play D&D for fun are stupid. People should play D&D to experience delusion, confidence, fear, terror, et alia.

    Please give generously.

    http://tao-dnd.blogspot.com/2012/06/dont-believe-me.html

    • June 7, 2012 8:09 am

      …what an f-ing douche bottle. Not because he’s a big meany, but because he’s so clearly putting on a fake persona and trying to sound/look like a tough guy. Instead he comes off as an old creepy dork, and he looks like my mother-in-law but with longer hair. I used to let him get on my nerves, but now I just remember to pity him.

      • Scott permalink
        June 8, 2012 10:12 pm

        “Well, hey, I didn’t spend all those years playing Dungeons and Dragons and not learn a little something about courage.”

    • Timothy permalink
      June 7, 2012 10:51 am

      L’il Lexi hits another home run! We morons, who cannot comprehend earthquakes and globs of brain-goo, simply cannot appreciate what a tremendous burden his superior intellect is.

      I promise never to game for fun again!

      • Roger Moret permalink
        June 12, 2012 8:27 pm

        Could someone just write a blog that has the cliff notes version of whatever shite Alexisass is spewing each week? Then I wouldn’t have to wreck a bottle of tequila just to get the courage to read his dribblings every week.

  7. June 7, 2012 7:59 am

    I did the same thing on my OSRGaming site, kinda. I waited for AncientGamer to make an account and start yelling at everyone at how he has been playing long before he came out of the closet at boot camp. I told him I was going to ban him and then he gave me an assload of cash so now he is an “OSR Supporter”. He gave me even more money to have a gay fucking Pathfinder section on our forums. Boy did I have to sell out. He offered to pay in blow jobs, but my dick is way too small for that. Now he can scream about his pink marine uniform all day on the forums, because he ended up paying for my Hoveround. Man I am fucking fat.

    • Timothy permalink
      June 7, 2012 10:52 am

      Who is this Ancientgamer you are obsessed with? Does he have blog like JimmieMal, Faggi, and Zakarina?

      • June 7, 2012 11:33 am

        Nope, just some butt pumping ex-marine that does the RFI podcast with me. He has a fucking lisp that you’ll love to just beat off to.

      • Bob's Cunt permalink
        June 7, 2012 2:05 pm

        DM Vince? Aren’t you the same guy on the Save or Die pocast began using the same OSR closet fag rhetoric of TETSNBN and cried when the Essentials boxed set looked like the Mentzer box because people would be ‘confused’ by it and buy a new edition of D&D by ‘Mistake’?

      • June 7, 2012 5:18 pm

        That is correct. Did you see that game I made called Mazes & Perils? It was a clone which means I actually copied and pasted the text and called it my own. I added some lame rules from Thorkhummer though just to make it at least 1% different.

      • Bob's Cunt permalink
        June 7, 2012 6:17 pm

        The same DM Vince that said BFRPG was not a true clone because of a tenuous 3e connection but proved he sucked Dan Proctor’s balls when in the same breath said Labyrinth Lord was a true clone?

      • Scott permalink
        June 7, 2012 6:57 pm

        Seriously, I’ve just read the comments of the last three posts to see if I missed any bits of wisdom, and in every thread, this guy is going on about some forum asshole named AncientGamer that apparently no one else has heard of or gives a shit about. What the hell, dude?

      • June 8, 2012 4:27 am

        Well Scott, AncientGamer is exactly like your blog. No one cares. It is seriously fucking stupid. To top it off, it is fucking gay. Play Mazes & Perils and listen to RFI!

    • Scott permalink
      June 8, 2012 3:01 pm

      So you’re either actually some guy no one has ever heard of who’s obsessed with another guy no one has ever heard of, or you’re some guy *pretending* to be some guy no one has ever heard of who’s obsessed with another guy no one has ever heard of. Each of those options is special in its own way.

      And I’m going out on a limb here, but I feel like you’re also trying to say something about the gays.

      • Bob's Cunt permalink
        June 8, 2012 3:34 pm

        I have a feeling we’re not dealing with the real DM Vince. First, he would not be able to type while sucking Dan Proctor’s dick and playing Lesbian Lord. Second, Vince spends most of his other free time trying to get into DM Liz’s pants while her blind husband looks at the wall. Finally, Vince can’t hardly string words together to form a sentence let alone a coherent thought.

        This Vince can type and seems to be lusting after some other dude and has no fantasies of a three way with himself, Dan and Liz while Mike pokes Vince up the ass with a cane.

      • June 10, 2012 2:25 pm

        Oh, Scott! That hurts. Don’t feel bad. I think maybe your blog will pick up some traffic soon. Hang in there buddy. As for me being the real DM Vince, I will prove it. On the next release of the RFI Podcast, I will not mention anything about YDIS. Then you will know that it’s me.

  8. Bob's Cunt permalink
    June 7, 2012 8:33 am

    http://grognardia.blogspot.com/ Jimmy Mal is now crying because his kids won’t grow up in the same world he did.

  9. kent permalink
    June 7, 2012 9:43 am

    This is like the good ol’ days here with comments, and links, that are actually worth reading.

  10. kent permalink
    June 7, 2012 2:06 pm

    Mentalist J Mal admits to not being a WFRP ‘scholar’:
    http://grognardia.blogspot.ie/2012/06/lost-pelinore.html

    Is that some kind of double negative?

    Here he introduces three ‘friends’ of his – at the same time defining ‘friends’ as those who promote for free each others shit-for-cash:
    http://grognardia.blogspot.ie/2012/06/for-your-consideration.html

    Can everyone see that there is no integrity in this community?

    • June 7, 2012 2:18 pm

      That Brave Halfling DCC project is a fucking doozy. The top-level swindle turns it into a vanity press, strictly a $500 pay-for-play. Perdustin, what did Atlantasia dude pay to get his masterpiece into circulation? Let him know John Adams might have a better price.

      • June 7, 2012 5:58 pm

        Atlantasia dude said he paid $600, but I don’t know if that’s Canadian dollars or real dollars. With Brave Halfling he would be limited to 5,000 words, but at least he would be introduced to new concepts such as “layout” and “art.”

        Wait, John Adams says “material will have to fit into BHP’s standards and guidelines.” What are these standards and guidelines? I would hate to pledge $500 only to find out I wouldn’t be able to include bastardy in my adventure.

    • kent permalink
      June 7, 2012 3:29 pm

      I can’t see the funny side of this anymore. It stops being funny the moment the insane outnumber the observers or the audience or the indifferent. The mad-all-along have now swelled their ranks with the newly-mad (buyers) from their sickeningly stupid blog readers. Its hard to see the point in reading anything gaming related anymore unless you can still laugh about it, as I think you can, so mock it to them till your gorge rises as mine has.

      • Scott permalink
        June 7, 2012 4:49 pm

        It’s still funny. But even the sympathizers are starting to publicly question the number of stupid vaporware projects for which people are passing the collection plate, which promises more hilarity in the form of appeals to “supporting the community.”

  11. Arneson's Spectre permalink
    June 7, 2012 4:57 pm

    Here’s my new Kickstarter I hope you will all promote it, I know JaMal will: If successfully funded, I will use all the funds to purchase a shitload of meth bath salts and a day pass to COCKBLOCKER. I will attend COCKBLOCKER and get fucked up on bath salts and maybe piss and shit myself a bit, I’m guessing I will at least vomit a few times. When Saltine (or whatever the fuck that AIDS-ridden whore’s name is) least expects it, I will go up to her and proceed to bite her left nipple clean off and then spit it at the crowd. Then I will slowly chew her right nipple off and half of her face starting with the earlobe working inwards to the nose cartilage. I will then bite the hand of any CHiPs or S.W.A.T. that tries to take me down giving them Saltine’s AIDS. If we reach the $20,000 tier, Poag will accompany me on this quest and provide a full color rendering keepsake of the event as yours to cherish. If we hit $50,000, I will do the same to Vulcan Stev’s new wife (the one he married a couple of weeks after the cancer wife died and he couldn’t squeeze any more PayPal money out of her plight from the OSR crowd to buy game books with). If we hit $75,000, Rob Kuntz will join in the fun as a paid guest with complementary bath salts and porn whore nipples. A Kickstarter like this comes around once in a lifetime, so don’t miss out!

    • Roger Moret permalink
      June 12, 2012 8:36 pm

      I’m in for a hundo. Can you work in a 4E rulebook? Maybe swat Saltine in the ass with it when you bite her.

  12. Captain Kirk's Dick Blood permalink
    June 8, 2012 1:06 pm

    OK, this is small potatos in the gaming world, but this is kind of actually sad,

    The Los Angeles Dungeons and Dragons Meetup Group

    Los Angeles, CA
    425 Members

    A place for Table top Gamers to get together and let one another know of games around Los Angeles.

    Check out this Meetup Group →

    The lady threw a party for herself at the comic book shop that uses the whiff of sex to get lonely D&D dorks to play D&D and eat pancakes with pubes on them, and her 7 dwarves (that’s about how many folk show up to pay to play) looted the joint, leaving her on the hook for several hundred dollars. If she had only spent some time on DF or K&K before this she might have had a decent idea of what creeps there are in the rpg community.

    Turns out that folk involved in bondage porn and cum gulping vids are not the worst people you could end up around. Fathers, make sure your daughters stay in school. Zak is going to have to get a Kickstarter project going just to help keep the females he has used to build a name in the game community for himself off the streets.

    • kent permalink
      June 8, 2012 2:08 pm

      Why do you keep mentioning this girl? Im sure she’s very nice and all but she has fuck all to do with YDIS or osr gaming.

    • Arneson's Spectre permalink
      June 8, 2012 5:06 pm

      That is AWESOME! Hopefully everyone now sees what kind of criminal scumbag element Saltine attracts and will avoid doing events with her like the plague from now on unless they too want to get ripped off. I’m glad that AIDS-ridden filthy slut Saltine Cracker got screwed figuratively for a change. I guess those durp dee derp D&D fucks who attend all her pay per play events decided to finally get their money’s worth when they realized she’s been preying on their loser desperation and ripping them off. Have fun paying off that $300 statue, Saltine. I guess the gay fags who own that San Francisco gaymer store don’t want to take it out in trade with you because they don’t pussy, let alone your nasty diseased cunt. And to whoever stole that statue and art book shit that was a boss move DO IT AGAIN! Well done, lads! And don’t even think about returning that statue let the bitch pay for it.

  13. Captain Kirk's Dick Blood permalink
    June 8, 2012 2:50 pm

    I watch the Meet-ups, and this seems to be the one that has the most interesting/weird stuff going on with it as far as gaming ones. I actually feel bad for the lady for getting ripped off and this has more to do with the hangers-on/rubes around her than herself (although she sure seems to set herself up as a weirdo-gamer target with little reward). A lot of the shit going on out there in gaming is interesting/pathetic/strange, not just the shit you choose to lose your gay little cool over.

    • kent permalink
      June 8, 2012 4:19 pm

      Fair enough, I hadn’t heard of meet-up and have zero interest in online have-camera-want-friend websites. I have just enough web-time to sustain my loathing of the familiar gaming personalities online without looking further afield.

      In fact I don’t even know what the fuck Im doing wasting my time here on ydis writing this comment.

    • June 8, 2012 6:39 pm

      Hold on a minute. According to Satine, the “$300 crumb school girl statue [was stolen] from the bathroom.” Why would they keep a $300 girl statue in the bathroom?

      On second thought, I don’t want to know.

    • June 8, 2012 6:49 pm

      She’s having a ridiculously hard time keeping her events from degenerating into Katrina-esque pillages. The photo albums include lots of proudly staged photos of emptied Kirkland brand liquor bottles, so she has to accept some of the blame for promoting ‘Gamers Gone Wild’ events starring real life murderhobos. I don’t really mind that she trades on her sex credentials to sell her games because at least that provides a novel contrast to the usual sexually-infantilized-dork-gamer-neuter stereotype, but she needs to either tone it down or hold these things in an alley in Koreatown.

  14. Ritter permalink
    June 9, 2012 11:40 am

    Looking at the artwork in that Grognardia post brought to mind the fact that Erol Otus’ work has really started to suck lately. The man is phoning it in. It looks like he puts at least 5, maybe 10 minutes into every published piece these days. He throws some poorly drawn people, amorphous goo and pus-dripping eyeballs and orifices on a page and everyone drools all over it and calls it a masterpiece simply because it has an EO on it.

    More examples of the once great man’s recent hackery:
    http://www.goodman-games.com/5070artpreviewotus.html

    And another example (with the additional ridiculousness of being able to buy an empty box for twenty bucks):
    http://bravehalfling.com/page18.html

  15. Arneson's Spectre permalink
    June 10, 2012 2:47 pm

    When it this inane Kickshitter nonsense going to stop?!? Brave Halfling is offering some never before seen campaign setting supposedly “co-written” by Gary Gygax as a reward if they can sucker the OSR Turdosphere into pledging $15,000 for five of their mediocre and no doubt poorly written First Editions knock off adventures. WTF?!? Everyone with a fucking brain knows this campaign world will be mostly written by the other no-name guy with delusions of grandeur and the Gygax part will probably just be his name on the by-line after they gave that gold digger Gail Gygax a few bucks to use it.

    Also, should I include a few more stretch goals in my Kickstarter to bite the nipples off of Saltine in a bath-salts-induced frenzy at the next COCKBLOCKER event and if so what do you want to see?

    • Roger Moret permalink
      June 12, 2012 8:42 pm

      Work in some light slapping, a copy of Gamma World signed by Jim Ward, Stefan Poag-like shitting, and some bastardy and you’ve got another hundo coming your way. Oh, and if you can kill that fucking Gail Gygax bitch on the way out, I’ll sign over the pink slip for my 98 Mustang.

      • Arneson's Spectre permalink
        June 20, 2012 8:44 am

        Thanks Roger! You are now in the Dangling Bleeding Nipple Club tier!

  16. GWilson permalink
    June 19, 2012 9:58 am

    Late to the game, minor complaint, etc., but this is obviously the place for bitching about it: http://grognardia.blogspot.com/2012/06/free-rpg-day-haul.html

    Summary: Goodman Games was shipping a freebie this year, so I drove around to game stores until I was able to get my meathooks on one. Score!

    Two things about this. Given his following, it’s hard to imagine that any company wouldn’t be happy to send him a review copy. Especially for a game he said really good things about a week or so before writing this! Which makes keeping this out of the hands of other potential gamers (in favor of chortling about his freebie after the fact) a real dick move. I’m sure he’s thrilled with himself for his modesty and thrift or some shit like that, but this says he’s more like the Scrooge McDuck of gaming.

    More generally, the guy’s been using his site to pull shit like this for ages. Typically, it takes the form of “Gee whillikers, there’s this [rare older product/expensive new product] out there, but golly gee [I just can’t find one/it’s just super-duper expensive], and I suuuuuure would love to get a copy. Just sayin’ is all.” Very subtle.

    Here’s a radical suggestion for an ostensible promoter of his beloved hobby: tell Goodman you’d like to see a copy in advance of the event so you can promote both on your popular blog. Not only do you get your free shit, but you help out a company you like and get people’s asses to their local gaming store to help the hobby. Jesus.

  17. Ritter permalink
    June 20, 2012 12:33 am

    So true. The whole “Gee whillikers” bit summarized his tired “begging for freebies” routine well and cracked me up!

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