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Flop sweat in Finland

June 12, 2012

Right now there is no more pleasing spectacle than the trainwreck that is LotFP. It’s like OSRmageddon up there, and the villagers are gathering in the town square and muttering curses, just one brave step away from taking up torches & pitchforks to storm the castle.

1. Congratulations people who bought into Jimmy’s Gardening Society hoping for discounts on cool stuff down the road. Since you shelled out, LotFP has offered precious few ways to recoup your goodwill investment, basically 2 or 3 different versions of the same core rules you already had and a bunch of 3rd party game store crap that because of shipping is invariably cheaper to buy at home. Other than Carcosa (which you likely also already had), you got nada… how’s that taste?

2. Indiegogo #1 shit the bed faster than Satine in a fetish video. 57 people paid $110-300 expecting to get up to 14 brand new LotFP adventures with their order, from exciting names like Frank Mentzer, Graeme Davis, Zak Cumtummy, and Stefan Dickpicture. What did they get? 1 adventure from a guy who is already late writing a different LotFP adventure, and they had to sweat that one out.

When I was 5 my uncle bet me he could make a match burn twice. Of course I was like “Fuck you, no way” and he proceeded to light a match, blow it out, and then press the hot ember into my arm and burn the fuck out of me. “See, burned twice!” he said proudly as I cried hot salty tears of shame and fear. James Edward Raggi IV is determined to prove he can burn his fanboys 3 times with the debut of Indiegogo #2.

This one is such a clusterfuck on the face of it that even his most dedicated fans have a host of troubling questions. I’ve never seen that crew question the flavor of the kool-aid, which seems an obvious prelude to them throwing down their cups and getting the fuck out of that jungle. Once again Jimmy is dangling the carrot of getting a big fat box full of stuff for your $100-500 investment and once again gullible turds are getting setup to be left holding an empty bag. Let’s do the math. Each adventure requires $6000… that means 2 adventures need $12,000, 3 adventures need $18,000, 4 adventures need $24,000, etc. Indiegogo #1 netted $16,240… which means a similar performance for #2 gets you 2 adventures.  In that case, I bet you’re hoping that the money is so spread out over the 18 different projects that none of them fund and you get your dough back.

Here’s my over/under on Indiegogo #2, place your bets. I’m calling 2 — count ’em 2 — adventures get funded, probably from among the J-Mal, Cook, Crawford, and Curtis projects. (Incidentally, how do you get talent to agree to work with you when you pit them against one another in a cage match like that? How do you make that happen when they can just look over at your last 14-artist Royal Rumble and see the sad results? Gotta hand it to Jimmy for having the gift of gab to pull that one off.) Is $100-500 worth it for 2 adventures, you tell me? Let’s say the project wildly over-performs — is $100-500 worth it for 5 adventures? Does anyone besides this guy buy 5 adventures in a year, or have a need for them?

Time to get the popcorn, can’t wait to cozy up next to this warm bonfire.

198 Comments leave one →
  1. FASERIP permalink
    June 12, 2012 11:27 am

    Raggi is the new Siembeda.

    Palladium fans might be a little smarter, actually.

  2. kent permalink
    June 12, 2012 11:39 am

    When did module writers become ‘the talent’ rather than ‘a bunch of boring arseholes with no talent whatever’?

    • June 12, 2012 12:17 pm

      I like to stay above name-calling. This is how they refer to themselves and I hope my readership will honor their enthusiasm.

      • kent permalink
        June 12, 2012 12:46 pm

        While I acknowledge the nobility in your restraint I consider name-calling a kindness and my duty. Where others refuse to notice the chocolate sauce smeared on the gourmand’s nose and upper lip my innate kindness troubles me to throw a roll of toilet paper at the ungainly diner’s head.

        For example, notice how you refuse to notice (as you call him) J-Mal’s unhealthy choir-boy religiosity whereas I call him an insane religious fuck for his war on children who have not been brainwashed by insane religious adults as his own children have.

      • June 12, 2012 1:40 pm

        You can soon take it up with him personally. He’s agreed to do another guest column here.

    • Timothy the Untamed permalink
      June 12, 2012 12:25 pm

      Auntie Kent, why did you pack up your blog again?

      • kent permalink
        June 12, 2012 12:48 pm

        I switch it off when I don’t want to pay any attention to it.

  3. Timothy the Untamed permalink
    June 12, 2012 12:23 pm

    I will have to check my eyes, because I did not see “Insect Shrine” by Ragg4/”Art” by Poagy on that rather comprehensive list of future vaporware.

    Despite that (no doubt inadvertant) oversight, this is still going to be the greatest OSR clusterfuck. The shitty funding options and the inability to choose the modules you want in the Grab Bag are going to come together quite nicely…

    • June 12, 2012 1:43 pm

      I forgot about Insect Shrine — he took pre-order money for that, correct? I don’t count Poag’s silly flip book because Jimmy smartly didn’t take any cash for it.

  4. Orange Fred permalink
    June 12, 2012 12:45 pm

    I don’t understand why all these people are lining up to suck this guy’s dick?

    There are far better games out there and none of them contribute to this hack’s already inflated ego.

  5. Captain Kirk's Dick Blood permalink
    June 12, 2012 4:29 pm

    I’m afraid I’m going to have to ask that we all refer to Mr. Mentzer as “Wank Mincer” from now on. Your cooperation is appreciated.

    “he said proudly as I cried hot salty tears of shame and fear”

    That’s nothing any red blooded yank dad or uncle wouldn’t do to teach the lad to be a man. Zak and his fellow bitches would give a left nut/diseased labia for their young uncle experiences to have been this light hearted.

  6. Roger Moret permalink
    June 12, 2012 9:05 pm

    Raggi has such a silver tongue he could talk the VD out of a “Hit it with my Axe” girl…..oh wait….even Kent could do that.
    This is just the beginning of Raggi’s Kickstarter/Indiego-shit armageddon. Two abject failures in a row will stop the dollar bill express to Raggi’s turd smelling wallet. And wait until nothing comes out anyway! We’ll have a front row seat to his psychotic breakdown and subsequent Finnish rampage. He’ll make Breivick’s party look like a care package.
    That or end it all listening to some Euro metal band while on the toilet in a seedy club.

    Naw, who am I kidding. He’ll pick himself up, dust himself off, and call up Pog to get some shitty cover artwork for his next masterpiece. Baby eating shitting orcs or bust!

    BTW, we need more of the fake DM Vince. Those crack me up.

    • June 13, 2012 3:37 pm

      Ugh! I am not “fake”. I haven’t posted in awhile because I was at NTRPG con recently where I was running a Marvel Super Hero Smurf type game for my friends Mike and his too hot to even touch her husband’s dick, Liz. Man I would love to pound that when my chubby wife is out of town. Anyway, the blog title says it all “It’s Coming…” probably due to the fact that he has to jerk off each and every one of those in the “lineup”. Even Maliszewski gets to shoot a load in his face.

      • Roger Moret permalink
        June 13, 2012 9:50 pm

        I will agree with one thing, from her FB photos DM Liz looks very bangable. Good luck Fake Vince!

  7. kent permalink
    June 12, 2012 11:55 pm

    There’s a good thread over on the K&KA about B2 KotB and the Basic Rulebooks:

    http://knights-n-knaves.com/phpbb3/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=10144

    I’ll fight anyone who doesn’t love the Knights and Knaves Alehouse.

    • Radovarl permalink
      June 13, 2012 3:36 am

      Ah, lovely, they’ve found a brand new way to say the same old things yet again. I love K&KA, but these days I love them from afar (I don’t visit anymore), because THEY HAVEN’T COME UP WITH A NEW F’ING IDEA TO DISCUSS IN FIVE YEARS!

      • Roger Moret permalink
        June 13, 2012 6:14 am

        I can only imagine trying to run KOTB for the K&K crowd: “I go through the cave entrance, careful not to trigger the alarm system of rusty short swords, reach behind the third rock on the wall to trigger the secret door, go inside, bypass the jar with the poisonous adder to head straight for the pearl encrusted box hidden beneath the 32nd flagstone, remove the box but don’t open it since the thief has to remove the trap, then crawl through the secret tunnel to come up from behind the waiting orc guards”, Rad is right, for the love of Pog please crawl out of the 1981 time capsule and read something new once in awhile.

      • June 13, 2012 3:42 pm

        Try OSRGaming.org where we talk about Pathfinder like it’s 1988. You really need to give us OSR forum operators a break. It is hard for people to come up with something new from games that existed during the hay day of B.J. and the Bear. I guess we could take D&D and make it have sex with Teenage Mutant Turtles for a grand sewer crawl.

    • kent permalink
      June 13, 2012 6:15 am

      What you say is correct but I did actually think it was a good read. I take full responsibility for the misunderstanding!

      • Radovarl permalink
        June 13, 2012 10:01 am

        Don’t get me wrong, the Knights and Knaves “get” it, but after the first three responses to the original post the rest of them just kept beating the same dead horse. I agree that nothing much worth reading/playing has been written since 1981, but a corollary of that is that the K&KA guys must undoubtedly have covered everything that needs to be discussed about ’70s/’80s D&D several thousand threads ago. If some twenty five year old wants to discover their gaming roots, they can do it on their own as far as I’m concerned. Fuck ’em if they can’t figure it out for themselves.

        I’m not one of these jagoffs who tries to indoctrinate his kids into D&D…. but… I did dump copies of the old Moldvay Basic and Expert rulebooks in front of my two boys (under 10) about a year ago, and said “have at it if you like”. I don’t play with them, ever (I have no interest), and have only answered about thirty questions about the rules for them since. Every few days, they’ll draw up a dungeon on the nylon battlemat and take turns DMing each other, and I sit in the other room, listen, and smile.

        Some of their “house rules” are gloriously ill conceived, and they have some strange misconceptions about how some things work, but I’ll tell you what, I hear more creativity, role playing, and fun coming out of those sessions than in any ten I’ve played myself with adults. They don’t need so-called “old school gaming” explained to them–it comes naturally. These newbie 4E/World of Darkness/drama club fatbeards, on the other hand, need the last two decades of bad Hollywood movies, anime, story games, and CCGs beaten out of them to understand what is perfectly obvious to a 9 year old.

      • kent permalink
        June 13, 2012 3:08 pm

        Rad, you don’t game anymore? It is possible through force of personality to take a couple of pals and hammer them into shape as decent players.

      • Radovarl permalink
        June 17, 2012 8:57 pm

        Damn, missed this one, too. I don’t like the way WordPress trees out the responses, or maybe it’s just the way they’re displaying for me.

        To answer your question, I recently (about a year ago) moved away from a group I’d been playing AD&D with for about 20 years, and I wasn’t the DM in that game (I prefer to be a player). My interest had been declining for years, and now with no opportunities I’ve just decided I don’t care. Plus, massive amounts of marijuana were a large part of the game, and I can’t see playing without it, to be frank.

    • kent permalink
      June 13, 2012 6:24 am

      R.M. There has been almost nothing worthwhile written after 1981.

      Warhammer 1e? Dragon Warriors? Pendragon? After that I can’t think of anything and Ive been looking.

  8. Ritter permalink
    June 13, 2012 12:54 am

    What a snake oil salesman! I know it’s been said before but all this crowdfunding crap just sounds like a new fangled way to part fools from their money. Apparently there’s a lot of gullible gamers out there.

  9. Arneson's Spectre permalink
    June 13, 2012 7:08 am

    I already warned you in another life. ANYONE who buys into a flexible funding INDIEGOGO where they get to keep all the money raised even if they do not make the goal is a GRADE A SUCKER. You get nothing and the scam artist gets “seed money” for “future development”. Although I would love to see some of these OSR Sheep have to pay Faggi $400 bucks for a failed Shitstarter knock off so he can “research and develop” his cut and paste retroturd some more and leave them holding the bag.

    • June 13, 2012 3:48 pm

      I am just excited for when he finally takes the Star Frontiers books and covers all of the old artwork with his. “Red haired chick getting shot with a laser beam” – check. “Red haired dralasite turning into a puddle of goo” – check. “Red haired chick at a space bar giving lap dances” – check. I think he was going to call it “Mourning of the Flaming Yazarian”.

  10. June 13, 2012 10:23 am

    WHERE IS PETTY GODS???????!??!?!??!??!??!?!??!?!?!?!

    • Ritter permalink
      June 13, 2012 6:44 pm

      I’ve been wondering that myself. He solicited all that content from blog readers and then has been sitting on it for what? A year and a half now? Other people wrote and illustrated the damn thing. All he had to do is compile it (or rather, have some other member of the community volunteer to do layout services) and take credit for it.

      I’m sure there will be a Kickstarter for it.

    • bombasticus permalink
      June 24, 2012 7:55 pm

      I just realized Petty Gods will presumably be Jennell Jaquays’ first pro work under that byline.

  11. Timothy permalink
    June 13, 2012 2:39 pm

    Faggi is getting desparate to generate buzz for his upcoming event. He posted a video of some dumpy underwear-sniffer interviewing Geoffy. Total meeting of the losers from the first question. I fell asleep on the second question, maybe it got better.

    http://lotfp.blogspot.com/2012/06/video-interview-with-geoffrey-mckinney.html

    • June 13, 2012 9:52 pm

      Haha, holy fuck that first question is a fucking stink bomb. I’m watching right now DONT INTERRUPT YOU KNOW I LOVE MCKINNEY!!!

    • Roger Moret permalink
      June 14, 2012 5:55 am

      Who is the dog chow asking the questions? He needs his own podcast, as well as a table to sit behind while awkwardly doing interviews. Whose stupid idea was it to sit on chairs in the open and not hide that belly peeking through his t-shirt?

  12. Dumb Frost Doom permalink
    June 13, 2012 3:05 pm

    You forgot that Raggi also took money for the Turd from Space/The God that Craps and hasn’t finished that yet either, so this is the third crowd-funding thing he’s done without actually fulfilling his outstanding obligations. It’s also worth noting that he had to drop the reward level just to get ONE adventure out of the lot funding with the hardcover LotFP book fiasco.

  13. kent permalink
    June 13, 2012 3:06 pm

    Interview with Geoffrey McKinney:

    http://lotfp.blogspot.ie/2012/06/video-interview-with-geoffrey-mckinney.html

    Geoffrey is an interesting gamer and it was nice to associate a face and little body to his forum posts. He comes across as a nice lad (opposites attract and all that) and a smart guy (unlike most gamers).

    • Radovarl permalink
      June 13, 2012 3:59 pm

      Family man? Puh-lease. We all know McKinney long since sacrificed his daughter to the dark god Auggiederlthwuzaferginidjit, patron entity of Lovecraftian misinterpretation and bad haircuts.

      @kent – He’s an interesting gamer? I shudder to think where your threshold for “deadly dull” is..

      • Bob's Cunt permalink
        June 13, 2012 6:06 pm

        The guy that brought us the Baby-Rape Simulator is interesting? Kent I think you’ll be visiting JRT in lock-up making statements like that. The only thing I want to know about the interview with Geoffrey is when Chris Hansen shows up.

  14. June 13, 2012 3:58 pm

    Anyone interested in buying Bigby’s Fisting Ointment?
    Just send me some cash and I’ll be right over….

  15. June 13, 2012 3:59 pm

    Of course no cost is too much to pay for a lack of imagination.

  16. Shitty McTits permalink
    June 14, 2012 5:47 pm

    Anyone want to tell me how wrong I am, and what a fucking moron I am, that I really like Dungeon Crawl Classics?

    The spell corruption stuff kicks fucking ass. The funnel kicks fucking ass. The artwork kicks fucking ass.

    • Timothy permalink
      June 15, 2012 9:52 am

      The spell corruption is a gimmick that is in less than a twentieth of the “Appendix N” literature claimed as a source. The funnel is a concept not apparent in “Appendix N” either – it is a sop to all the “characters should die because it’s old school” OSR drones. The artwork has Poag.

      But you’re not wrong or a moron. If you enjoy it, then cool.

  17. Cameron permalink
    June 15, 2012 3:26 pm

    ‘kay. I’ve been away from the OSR for about a year now. When I left, people were still selling stuff for material they’d already finished. Most of it is not worth the paper and ink needed to print it, but they are still completed products.

    But now we’ve got ways to get people to cough up money for “on spec” investments in materials based on the mere hope that said projects may, possibly, eventually get finished? And people are going for it? Even though all their investments really get them are the opportunities to buy the products (if they get printed) at nominal discounts? Do I understand this correctly?

    Lesson: do not ever underestimate the power of gaming addiction, especially when fueled by nostalgia.

    In related news, I’m going to start a Kickstarter blog project. If I get enough funding (I want $50,000.00 before I’ll even get out of bed), I’ll start a new blog and I promise I’ll only post quality links to materials found other, now abandoned blogs. If you become one of the larger investors in my new blog, I’ll link you on my sidebar or whatever.

  18. Radovarl permalink
    June 15, 2012 6:14 pm

    YDIS, since I know you don’t make it over to the Acaeum too much ;-), I thought I’d share this piece of shit project. Thorkhammer, a.k.a. the numbskull who decided to continue the “Giants” series, is actually trying to sell a module with a limitation of ONE copy. Yes, one, uno, 1. Theory being, if a rare adventure module is worth mega bucks, then of course an adventure of which ONLY ONE HAS BEEN PRINTED will be worth THOUSANDS!!!! What. a. fucking. idiot. And for (just this) once, some of the congenital morons at the Ass-ay-YUM! are actually balking at the notion. Of course stratomatic baseball blimp had the first bid in, since he owns one of literally everything.

    • Chainsaw permalink
      June 15, 2012 6:52 pm

      Ludacrisp.

      • Radovarl permalink
        June 15, 2012 8:38 pm

        Indeed. And the jackasses who are discussing it aren’t even discussing the merits of Thorkhammer’s work. The writing is abysmal, the artwork is kindergartnerish (and I say that with the greatest respect, my own kindergartner in mind), and editing/proofreading is nonexistent.

        The thing is, these guys aren’t discussing the comparative quality of the work, they’re talking about the collectible value of the end product. While this is not a huge surprise given the venue, it does raise the question of why we aren’t more down on the ridiculous collecting mentality over the the Ass-Yum (look, the homoerotic imagery seems to proliferate here, so I’m just goin’ with it, LOL).

        Hell, I’m a regular on the Acaeum. Look, I’ve owned many of the “rare” (read as “soon to be valueless once people forget who the fuck Gary Gygax was) items that these guys have and cherish so very much, but the OSR has fucking killed any joy I once derived from this stuff. It’s like a crucible, where all that is dross and superfluous has been burned away–Judges Guild, The Companions, Lamentations of the Flamer, and all the rest included. If I gave a flying fuck about D&D anymore, it would be the three AD&D books and a couple modules and consign the rest to the dustbin. Kickstarter is just the icing on the cake.

        This shit is done (the OSR). Gygax was a semi-likable, but basically dickish dude who ran some games out of his basement and like a stroke of lightning happened to publish some stuff that caught one. Great, love it, but that’s as far as it goes. The man had zero taste in fantastic literature (give me Lin Carter [the editor], Stuart Schiff, or even Darrell Schweitzer any day of the fucking week). I mean, the man couldn’t even admit/see that Tolkien was a fuckin’ genius. And CAS didn’t even make the “N list”. What a wannabe jackass.

    • Ritter permalink
      June 15, 2012 8:35 pm

      No link? This sounds like comedy gold.

    • Cameron permalink
      June 16, 2012 12:21 am

      “This shit is done (the OSR).”

      Agreed.

      It has occurred to me, reading this thread, that I don’t think there’s ever been a time since 1977 when I haven’t owned something D&D-related, even if it’s just been in storage somewhere. It also occurs to me that I won’t be able to say I’ve finally left the game until I make a grand gesture. I’m-a thinkin’ I may just have to haul everything that’s left – the Holmes book and basic modules, the Traveler Black Book set, the 3.5 books, the dice, and every last sheet of graph paper – over to the dumpster, then brush my hands off and walk away whistling.

      In fact . . . hang on . . .

      . . . aaand done. Couldn’t whistle, though, since it’s midnight and the neighbors get pissy.

      Damn. Now I’m thinking about how much of my library consists of fantasy and history books I own solely because of their potential relationship to the game. Now I’m-a thinkin’ old, existential Michael Moorcock and his pulpy ilk can follow the RPG material when I get up in the morning.

      Gentlemen, it’s been fun. Thanks for acting as a gaming epicac, of sorts. I reckon I’m done, too.

      • June 16, 2012 6:31 am

        Dude, I don’t blame you for wanting to leave the hobby, but I hate to hear about any books being thrown in the dumpster. At least donate that stuff to a library.

      • Radovarl permalink
        June 16, 2012 7:45 am

        @Cameron – Hell, at least sell the stuff on eBay and make a few bucks.

        As regards the related pulp lit, I have to agree (for the most part). I’ve been painfully rearranging my literary preferences over the last few years, in light of what the OSR has done to my appreciation for “guilty pleasure” fantasy (i.e., annihilated it). It’s been largely a process of separating out my own taste from that of Gary Gygax’s. Encouragingly, I’ve discovered that there’s a part of me that has always gone beyond Appendix N, so there’s hope yet. Keep in mind that I’ve NEVER been stupid enough to read any of that insipid wannabe Tolkien/REH trash penned by Erikson, Cook, Jordan, and their ilk, and threw out my Donaldson, Brooks, etc. literally decades ago.

        I haven’t gotten rid of all of the works/authors that didn’t make the cut, but have sold off or thrown out a good many paperbacks and hardbacks, and relegated the rest to “bottom shelf” status or a box in the closert…

        “Appendix N”-type authors that don’t make the grade (IMO, of course):

        1) Moorcock (though I still have a soft spot for the End of Time stuff) – MM is a puerile political nitwit in love with his own legend; as Tom Disch called him once, he’s the P. T. Barnum of SF.
        2) Robert E. Howard – A more misguided, infantile excuse for a grown man never put fingers to typewriter keys. Fuck the “Shield Wall”. If you want to read the same childish power fantasy in six dozen near-identical renditions, he’s your guy.
        3) C. S. Lewis – Not on EGG’s list, but is on Moldvay’s. If I want to be proselytized for 850 pages, I’ll read Gene Wolfe, because at least he’s clever about it.
        4) Roger Zelazny – About half as brilliant as he thought he was. I’ll always have some fondness for the Amber series, but it’s basically Raymond Chandler meets King Arthur.

        The list could go on for a while..

        “Appendix N” authors that still hold up (again, IMO):

        1) Fritz Leiber – A vastly underrated talent that never got his due.
        2) Lovecraft – Whatever his limitations personally, a seminal influence.
        3) Tolkien – I have come to believe that EGG was sincere in his dislike for JRRT, which in my book makes him a fucking philistine.
        4) Vance – EGG desperately wanted to write like Vance, and only succeeded in becoming a self-parody by trying to ape JV’s arch and breezy style.

        And of course there’s CAS, PKD, Cordwainer Smith, Stapledon, Wells, Tiptree, and a whole host of others that damn well should have been on that list but weren’t.

        What am I reading now, though? McCarthy and Saki, LOL.

      • Scott permalink
        June 16, 2012 6:43 pm

        Tartarus Press has a Saki collection I’d like to pick up at some point. Right now I want their Machen volume with the good stories and a collection by Marcel Schwob, who I’d never heard of until recently but whose stuff looks like total tits.

      • Cameron permalink
        June 16, 2012 6:47 pm

        I appreciate the thoughts, guys, but sometimes to make something feel final, truly stupid, er, I mean grand gestures are required. Look at this way: By my actions I’ve probably increased the dollar value of the same books and modules by a few fractions of a cent.

        Don’t think there wasn’t a time this morning where I didn’t think about getting the box out of the dumpster. But, in having made the gesture in the first place, going back on it would un-man me as surely as Alexis unmans himself every time he puts on a pair of panties. Sorry – that was a gratuitous, cheap shot, but since this is my last D&D-related blog appearance ever, I figure it’s as good a time as any to make it. Cheers!

      • Roger Moret permalink
        June 17, 2012 1:28 am

        Later, assmunch!

        (Anyone that tosses away books in a dumpster is a fuckface of the highest order. Unless it’s filled with Pog art, in that case burn it cause if they find it in your dumpster, the po-po gonna be visiting you wondering why you have dead kiddie porn)

      • kent permalink
        June 17, 2012 2:31 am

        Can we keep Cameron and chuck Roger Moret in the dumpster?

      • Ritter permalink
        June 17, 2012 2:51 am

        “4) Vance – EGG desperately wanted to write like Vance, and only succeeded in becoming a self-parody by trying to ape JV’s arch and breezy style.”

        You know, I’ve read some Vance (Gray Prince, the Planet of Adventure books) and found that his writing style came across as entertaining and effortless, which is sadly more than I can say for Gary. I’ve never really liked his style. It always sounded pompous and condescending and reeked of thesaurus abuse. There. I said it.

        And I agree with many on this thread. The OSR as it has (d)evolved has really taken much of my enjoyment out of the hobby. It’s unfortunate, because three years ago, I enjoyed the DIY spirit of the OSR. Unfortunately, people started to think of their carbon copies of D&D as “their” creations and “brands” that they’re trying with increasing desperation to profit from.

      • Roger Moret permalink
        June 17, 2012 9:25 am

        “Can we keep Cameron and chuck Roger Moret in the dumpster?”

        But if I was in the dumpster, where would you then meet your weekly fairy boy assignation for the usual english faggotry you engage in? Your mom’s house? You know the last time she told you to get out, it was for good…

      • kent permalink
        June 17, 2012 3:03 pm

        Radovarl, some conductors – very very very few – are as important to those who enjoy classical music as the great composers.

        Gygax as an interpreter of fantasy writers, as sort of recreative artist, is as important to me as Leiber, Vance, Howard, ca Smith and I think you overlook the function of appendix N which indicates those authors which did and can influence the implementation of a D&D game. Tolkien, Eddison and Hodgson are superior to the writers I named above and are not suited to exploration or reimagination at the gametable – of course I except myself from this general rule which applies to you ordinary lads (good triers) and the osr nob-heads.

      • Radovarl permalink
        June 17, 2012 8:48 pm

        @Scott – Yeah, the Tartarus Press Saki looks decent, but I opted for the Folio Society edition (Best of, not Short Stories). I’ve read most of him on the web already, though, so it’s mostly shelf candy for me at this point (my bookshelf makes Kent’s blogposted books look like a greasy pork loin slapped on a cutting board, for what it’s worth….i.e., not much, though I do covet that sweet Arkham House Hodgson he’s sporting).

        @Kent – Sorry, missed your reply the first time I looked. I mentioned Tolkien, and I’m a fan of Hodgson as well, and neglected to mention him because of the almost unparseable faux 16th-century dialect he affects in the Night Land (though I’ve read it), not to mention its ridiculously virginal and naive treatment of male/female relations (an otherwise monumental work of the imagination). Whatever else the man was, he was a cabin boy got buggered one too many times, and decided to compensate by becoming a body-builder. To be pitied, but not emulated.

        Eddison is problematic for me. His command of language and style is unsurpassed, granted, but his actual storytelling capability is almost undetectable (I’ve only read The Worm Orouboros, I’ll admit). Poetic, I suppose, but after about 200 pages I realized I was reading a rather violently repressed homoerotic fantasy about a football team touring Mercury. And that’s not healthy for anyone.

        I freely admit that Appendix N (at age 10), as well as Deities and Demigods, pointed me toward a lot of worthwhile reading material. Gygax himself, as a “recreative artist”, and certainly as an arbiter of good taste, is fucking worthless. I (the student) surpassed him (the master) about five years on. You neglect to mention the many authors on the list that are complete shit–Lin Carter (good editor, terrible writer), Gardner Fox (crap), etc.

        You wanna talk well-read in the field, Kent, you’ve met your match and then some. I estimate I’ve got a good 12 years on you, and several thousand pages (And no, I haven’t read Joyce, and wouldn’t waste my time).

      • kent permalink
        June 18, 2012 9:46 am

        You have to earn credibility *before* you dump your opinions on authors. You didn’t do this and instead your comments on hodgson, eddison and joyce make you seem dumb.

      • Radovarl permalink
        June 19, 2012 11:00 am

        Earn credibility? Like the incoherent ramblings about the Appendix N over at your excuse for a blog? Do I have to include charts detailing the relative narrative merits of each, with commentary of their applicability to gaming?

        I think you’re kind of missing the point, here, kent. I couldn’t care less if you feel my opinions are credible, and don’t give a flying fuck about your opinions either. There are others who opinions I respect that don’t find Eddison creepy, but you’re not one of them. As far as Hodgson, even those who like his work in general despise his misogyny, as I do. I’d like to hear your defense of “The Night Land”, it’d be worth a couple of laughs no doubt.

    • Roger Moret permalink
      June 17, 2012 1:22 am

      I wish PT Barnum, errr, Thorkhammer, lots of luck!!! Seriously, this is the sort of insane scheme that I pray succeeds. Those guys at that site have too much damn money anyway. I hope he follows it up with dozens more “print run ONE only!” modules. Go Thorko!

      • June 17, 2012 10:46 am

        I probably haven’t been thinking straight lately as I have had issues getting an erection.

        http://osrgaming.org/forums/viewtopic.php?f=46&t=2061

        Fear not though. Soon my photoshopped pictures of Liz from Save or Die will get the old semen flowing again. Maybe I am not thinking “straight” literally. Now that I think about it, Liz’s husband is causing something to stir in my pants.

  19. Radovarl permalink
    June 15, 2012 8:42 pm

    Sorry, thought I had linked it two post ago, LOL. Mea culpa, had a few drinks:

    http://www.acaeum.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=10&t=12773

    • June 15, 2012 10:20 pm

      That is off the rails in so many different ways that I cannot even process it. Is this type of thing common… not necessarily the print run of 1, but that some dickbag writes a 4-page adventure and these guys soak their pants to get it? The sample scan of the cover showed off just atrocious writing.

      This is a real thing? I don’t want to go deeper into that website because I know it’s just going to drive me nuts. Collectors of anything are fucking boobs in my opinion, but this appears to be the least discriminating segment of that dopey population.

      • kent permalink
        June 15, 2012 10:53 pm

        You can’t fuck boobs technically as there is no hole there – its more of a wank really.

      • June 15, 2012 11:08 pm

        Kenty me boy, if you can’t manage a titty fuck then we’re gonna have to take this relationship right back to square one.

      • kent permalink
        June 15, 2012 11:32 pm

        Yeah but its more like a wank. A nose is more fuckable than breasts.

      • June 16, 2012 7:02 am

        Kent, if you want to talk about the size of your penis, please do so on your own blog. You should realize, however, that something that can be accommodated by a nostril isn’t worth bragging about.

      • Radovarl permalink
        June 17, 2012 9:10 pm

        Kent, if you think fucking is about holes, then your really do have a lot to learn.

    • Ritter permalink
      June 15, 2012 10:50 pm

      I now regret asking for that link. I believe it actually took away the last fragile remnants of my will to live. The thing I hate most about this (and the Kickstarter crap as well) is that it makes me ashamed to be a gamer and gnaws away at my enjoyment of the hobby like a single rat in an empty, dust-filled room in Dwimmermount. It reminds me of why I left the hobby for fifteen years. Such rampant egotism on the one hand (author) and stupidity on the other (bidders). The module isn’t worth a free frickin’ download as it is. No art? Four pages? A crappy cover with a clip art skull? And someone’s bidding $75 for it?

      No wonder all this Kickstarter bullshit is raking in the cash. Cynical ploys for money by a few hucksters that is eaten up by overly nostalgic 30- and 40-something gamers whose lives have become so pathetic and meaningless that they long for the halcyon days of sitting in their parents’ basements guzzling Dew and playing D&D.

      • kent permalink
        June 15, 2012 11:00 pm

        I thought I was going mad until I found this site and all you right-thinking fellas.

        What I can’t comprehend is how our attitude differs so remarkably from say a random online gamer who is into AD&D and reads shitty blogs.

    • kent permalink
      June 15, 2012 10:51 pm

      Let me get this straight. You drink but you don’t game?

      • Radovarl permalink
        June 16, 2012 6:02 am

        Is that so wrong :-)?

    • kent permalink
      June 15, 2012 11:21 pm

      The third funniest thing:
      >>With Swamp Girl being the major project at the time, I did not anticipate TCofCS coming to completion so fast.<<
      Perhaps it wasn't so much a white heat of inspiration as that the menu is only 4 pages long.

      Second funniest: Two guys bid $30 and $40 *before* Thorkhammer revealed it was a 4 page menu and then one of them got angry when T-hammer asked if they wanted to retract their bids.

      The funniest thing is reading that thread made me feel like I was dreaming.

  20. Arneson's Spectre permalink
    June 17, 2012 11:15 am

    This is for all of you who fear you may be turning into queer homosexual faggots like Alexis and Kent who would be better off committing suicide than going on another day, or just can’t get a pants tent anymore because your pee pee won’t get hard. Check this out: You can rate potential Booth Babes for this gaming company to promote their new Genesys RPG

    http://1ofthe9.com/

    Do me a solid and rate all the hawt chicks 1 star and the give the uggos 5 stars. I’d love to see this company get stuck with nine unattractive and porcine women for a year on the con circuit.

    This is going to be the biggest thing in gaming since the release of Big Vagina Island map.

    Also, you’ll get a real kick out of the RPGNet tranny freaks who think they are real women getting their panties in a bunch around their taped back junk over women’s rights and the objectification of women, like they were real women or something and not circus freaks.

    http://forum.rpg.net/showthread.php?631781-New-RPG-Genesys-searching-for-quot-gamer-chicks-quot-to-represent-the-nine-female-lead-chars

    Cheers (not queers!)

    • kent permalink
      June 17, 2012 6:37 pm

      Why don’t you use a recognizable handle, cowardly fuck.

      • Radovarl permalink
        June 17, 2012 8:29 pm

        Oh please. Like I’m using a recognizable handle. Some might know me as the troll formerly known as “Radovarl” on the Acaeum, but beyond that, I don’t have a web presence. I suppose you think all of us have blogs?

      • Radovarl permalink
        June 17, 2012 8:31 pm

        Or did I miss something, and you’re actually offended at being called queer? If that’s the case, you just need to own it, brother. Pardon if this should be obvious to me, but many Americans can’t tell the difference between hetero and homosexual Englishmen, esp. on the Internet. The gaydar just don’t function at that level of granularity.

      • Roger Moret permalink
        June 18, 2012 2:14 pm

        Hahaha, that’s funny Rad. Cause everyone knows that “homosexual” and “Englishman” are synonyms to most of the world. Of course they aren’t offended!

        Weren’t you also the troll known as Radovarl on Dragonsdick also? Or did you not piss on that particular tree?

      • Radovarl permalink
        June 19, 2012 10:54 am

        I think I might have used the same handle of Dragonsfoot, but I have literally no recollection of what I posted there, if anything, it’s been so long since I’ve bothered to log in. If I’m gonna troll a forum, at least there’s gotta be something interesting there to make it worth the trip…

    • Roger Moret permalink
      June 18, 2012 2:24 pm

      I like the pastry chef with the Buick-sized knockers. Despite Kent’s understandable squeamishness, it would be a pleasure to tit-bang those monsters. And as an extra I bet she’s sitting on a world class badonka butt. Vote Caramel Bunny Boobs!

      http://1ofthe9.com/caramel-bunny/

  21. Arneson's Spectre permalink
    June 18, 2012 9:01 am

    Here we have Miss Alexis, The Tao of D&D entry:

    Alexis should definitely be one of the nine!

  22. Arneson's Spectre permalink
    June 18, 2012 9:05 am

    And here we have our resident English Nancy Boy, Kent’s entry:

    You are one ugly sissy, Kent. But do you have what it takes to be one of the Genesys Nine?

    • kent permalink
      June 18, 2012 9:41 am

      So you collect pictures of fags and now you are pretending to have found a use for them. You remain a cowardly fuck.

  23. Timothy permalink
    June 18, 2012 9:55 am

    I used to respect Bill of necromancer/Frog God games.

    The RetreadRAOnceAgain kickstarter was bad enough, but putting a bid of $100 for that Thorkie piece of shit 4 page module is pathetic.

    You get what you pay for, son.

  24. Bob's Cunt permalink
    June 18, 2012 10:08 am

    And here we have Kent crying because no one comments on his blog: http://somekingskent.blogspot.com/2012/06/update-to-update-message-for-my.html

    • Timothy permalink
      June 18, 2012 10:33 am

      Waitaminute – are Kent and L’il Lexi the same person? They have the same “You’re all shit” appreciation for their audience, neither one has the guts to allow anonymous commentary, and you never see them together…

    • Arneson's Spectre permalink
      June 18, 2012 10:49 am

      I really don’t think Kent wants to be one of the lovely young ladies of the Genesys Nine seriously enough…

    • kent permalink
      June 18, 2012 11:01 am

      No. Im using the fact that no-one comments as an excuse to insult the blog’s readers. Most bloggers like to chat and receive positive feedback – I have explicitly discouraged that.

      What I don’t understand is the same creepy snooping people repeatedly reading but never commenting – it doesn’t make sense. So Im saying fuck off.

      <>
      I think Ive been consistent in saying that anonymous comments are cowardly. In fact I suggest now to YDIS that he uses the disqus thingy to eliminate cowardly anonymous comments.

      • June 18, 2012 12:22 pm

        Kent, you can limit access to your blog so that only the truly deserving are privy to your wisdom. (Or is that wise to your privy?) Otherwise, the great, unwashed masses of mouthbreathers will continue to haunt you.

      • Spiffy Jenny permalink
        June 18, 2012 2:38 pm

        Well played, Purdy!

      • Bob's Cunt permalink
        June 18, 2012 2:41 pm

        Us mouthbreathers would respond if you actually had a post worth reading.

      • June 19, 2012 12:43 am

        So you don’t want positive feedback and invite people to refrain, but you also don’t want people reading and refraining from commenting.

        There is a rod, Master Kent. It is poised above your own back – and goodness, whose hand is that about the end of it?

      • Arneson's Spectre permalink
        June 19, 2012 6:01 am

        I think Kent has his anal lips wrapped around any rods near his backside, Von.

      • Roger Moret permalink
        June 19, 2012 9:31 am

        Plus anyone out there post when any of Kent’s ramblings make sense to someone not a meth-head, involved in an “alternate” lifestyle, or that made it past high school without having to hand-job the principal to pass.

      • Radovarl permalink
        June 19, 2012 11:06 am

        So anonymous commenting is cowardly, but removing the original post being commented on (here) isn’t? Hypocrite much?

      • June 19, 2012 1:48 pm

        Did Kent come here to make “friends”? If so, I guess he fucked up.

  25. Captain Kirk's Dick Blood permalink
    June 18, 2012 12:46 pm

    Who is this Thork guy and why do people want to buy his shit? I mean, 100 bucks for a 4 page module? Is he an ex-designer for a big company or something? What is his background, and that of this Aceaum thing? I’m pretty confused by this.

    • Roger Moret permalink
      June 18, 2012 2:15 pm

      He’s big in France, I hear.

    • Arneson's Spectre permalink
      June 18, 2012 4:35 pm

      ASSeaum is living proof it’s not the rich that need to be taxed more, it’s the retarded.

  26. Arneson's Spectre permalink
    June 18, 2012 4:31 pm

    Here’s Jimmy Mal’s entry. With his archaic views on bastardy and penchant for including gay pedophile art in his suckdungeons, will he be one of the Genesys nine?

  27. Arneson's Spectre permalink
    June 18, 2012 4:34 pm

    ThorkHammer is a relative newcomer to the club only recently picked up on the YDIS radar, but comes on big and strong with this Genesys entry:

  28. Arneson's Spectre permalink
    June 18, 2012 4:39 pm

    Stephan Poag, known in the OSR for his artistic renderings of orcs raping and eating babies and they are also shitting, offers up this lovely ensemble as his Genesys contest entry to become One of the Nine:

    http://atlasshrugs2000.typepad.com/.a/6a00d8341c60bf53ef0134852686c7970c-600wi

  29. Arneson's Spectre permalink
    June 18, 2012 4:44 pm

    Not to be outdone, James Faggi the Fourth models for us Grindhouse Edition on his quest to become one of the Genesys Nine!

  30. Frouzen permalink
    June 18, 2012 11:17 pm

    I’m strange to European RPg habits. It’s very odd to me, almost surreal, to see people paying so much money on some adventures.
    I usually write my own for my group and we have been playing campaigns for decades now. I rarely used a these modules and when I do i just take some ideas from them.
    When i read that “pricing schedule” i even felt a little embarrassed.
    Is this common?

    • Timothy permalink
      June 19, 2012 9:08 am

      It is becoming common. This Kickstarter craze has turned a bunch of dudes claiming the DIY ethic into tools trying to climb the tiers of collectorhood, paying $250 dollars to get an extra pdf and over $100 for a shitty 4-page dungeon that isn’t even keyed.

      It ain’t just Europe, and sadly it started here.

      It’s not just the blOSR, either. Companies that used to be worthy of respect are doing the KS crap with multi-level buy-ins that are wringing the faith out of their faithful.

  31. Arneson's Spectre permalink
    June 19, 2012 5:29 am

    Brave Halfling finally admits that the “lost” Gary Gygax campaign setting they are offering as a Shitstarter unlockable goal was in fact NOT written by Gary Gygax at all on FEMWorld:

    http://www.enworld.org/forum/5948771-post25.html

    Apparently the fatbeard that wrote it sent Gary a few fanboy emails about his little suckdungeon setting and somehow thinks that now equates to “co-written by Gary Gygax”. But the eqos of these talentless OSR cut-and-paste hacks still know no bounds as he is still claiming the setting is “approved by Gary Gygax”.

    WTF people wake up!

    After Dimmerdouche Suckdungeon somehow managed to pull in over $50K for a steaming pile of feces, these OSR hacks all smell quick cash for crap from the sea of OSR sheeple, but at least now the rank and file OSRetarded are starting to question them.

    Keep up the good work, YDIS! The suckdungeon IS the message, and it is trickling down to the unwashed OSR masses.

    • Chainsaw permalink
      June 19, 2012 8:43 am

      Sorry, cannot go to ENWurrrrld anymore. The site is slow as hell and full of people I don’t like, plus I got banned a while back for “Extreme Vulgarity.”

      • Arneson's Spectre permalink
        June 19, 2012 12:25 pm

        I quit posting at EN World long ago when giant twats like Psion, Crothian and Joe Kushner managed to suck every last bit of fun and enjoyment I got out of roleplaying games with their jaded ramblings.

      • June 19, 2012 1:50 pm

        You and your fucking vulgarity!

    • Timothy permalink
      June 19, 2012 9:01 am

      John Adams says in that thread:

      “I am not trying to use his (Gygax’s) name to sell products, nor will this campaign setting be marketed using his name.”

      That is fucking bullshit. That is exactly what the Brave Hackling has done on his Dickstarter page, and that is the reason that thread was started.

      I guess its OK for Christians to lie in his new denomination.

      • June 19, 2012 1:51 pm

        Every time John Adams lies, a kitten dies.

    • June 19, 2012 9:05 am

      “I am not trying to use his name to sell products, nor will this campaign setting be marketed using his name.”

      What does he think he’s doing using Gary’s name at all? Even if he gave away this setting for free (which he’s not), it’s still advertising for Brave Halfling.

      I used to think that YDIS was too harsh on John Adams; now I’m not so sure…

    • June 19, 2012 9:16 am

      I wonder what Gail’s lawyers would think of Adams’ ‘non-commercial’ use of Gary’s name.

      • Arneson's Spectre permalink
        June 19, 2012 12:16 pm

        Maybe a cease and desist from Gail’s lawyers (or more likely a request for wads of cash from that gold digger) is behind the sudden backpedaling? What pisses me off the most is all the OSR sheeple that bought into this ShitStarter turd and were gushing about it and hoping to get others in just to see this “lost work of Gygax”, and Brave Halfling let them keep queefing out their mouths and lead people on for so long. I hope Gail ends up suing John Adams and Brave Halfwits into the ground, right after he learns that guy who baptized him and his boys has also been molesting them on the side!

  32. Bob's Cunt permalink
    June 19, 2012 3:21 pm

    Looks like someone caught Faggi being fisted by Poag with McKinney watching: http://lotfp.blogspot.com/?zx=31d0f7b95f9abf54

    • Radovarl permalink
      June 19, 2012 3:52 pm

      Something like that. I hate it how none of these OSR bloggers ever actually link to what they’re referring to, when they’re reaction is negative, so you can go read it and see for yourself…. Oh, except YDIS of course :-).

      I don’t think any “action” needs to be taken about Raggi’s “art”, aside from avoiding that asshole like the plague, making sure I don’t ever buy anything remotely associated with his pathetic little self-publishing venture, and shunning all those who do like the tasteless lowbrow cretins they are. But he is right about one thing… He is my enemy.

    • Scott permalink
      June 19, 2012 4:26 pm

      All I see through that link is a table by Jeff Rients. Am I missing a ninja edit or something?

      • June 19, 2012 4:39 pm

        I presume this is what’s meant: http://lotfp.blogspot.com/2012/06/in-case-anyones-unclear.html
        *yawn*

        [Perdustin beat me. Incidentally, I originally hated John Adams because the junk he released was just atrocious. Maybe I’ll review some soon. The fact he collects pre-orders and then everything comes out year+ late sustained the bile. Delving Dumbshitter cemented the rage. Now he’s transmogrifying into a smelly huckster of the worst stripe. I hope his kids end up starring in dog bukkake videos.]

      • Arneson's Spectre permalink
        June 20, 2012 7:46 am

        One good thing about that How to Faggify table – it shows in just 1d12 how uninspired, derivative and NOT edgy weird James Raggi IV truly is. I hope more OSR cut and paste retroturds start including tables like this. A sort of executive summary of the suckdungeon, if you will.

        I guess all the attention that Grim Jim Desborough is getting is really eating away at him. Maybe next week Raggi will post his anal sex and snuff fantasies about that redheaded chick he stalked and followed all the way to Finland.

      • June 20, 2012 7:55 am

        Yeah, he’s really gone out of his way to create a spectacle of shoehorning himself into the silliness. “Just li’l ol’ me here, with a not-so-cryptic post alluding to my future persecution, I’ll just leave this here…” He must have a calendar entry set to go off every six months, to remind him to remind everyone that he saw A Serbian Film. It’s like his Sixteen Candles showing-off-the-panties moment.

    • bombasticus permalink
      June 19, 2012 4:42 pm

      Worse! There was a ruckus and nobody clutched their pearls over how transgressive his product is so he wants to make sure everyone knows he’s edgy.

      Hey, back to the Appendix N, five bucks american (3.50 sterling) to the first person OR TEAM who can explain to me what’s cool about the works of James Branch Cabell. No stuttering about how he’s old school and there’s pictures and stuff and it’s like an adventuring party. Answer must convince me you know the difference between chivalry, gallantry and “romance” to qualify.

      • Radovarl permalink
        June 19, 2012 4:51 pm

        I’ll be no good to ya, then. I got about 10 pages into Jurgen before I completely lost interest.

      • bombasticus permalink
        June 19, 2012 6:11 pm

        You’re still currently the lead contender for that CASH PRIZE.

      • Scott permalink
        June 19, 2012 7:40 pm

        Could you describe the ruckus?

        I didn’t start reading Cabell until last year or so and like him a lot. But I’m terrible at explaining why I like things.

      • bombasticus permalink
        June 19, 2012 7:45 pm

        I’ve got my eye on you. But you know the ruckus — down thread.

    • kent permalink
      June 19, 2012 5:44 pm

      Rad, don’t forget you have no credibility so he won’t notice that you are his enemy.

      • Radovarl permalink
        June 20, 2012 4:11 am

        Mmmm, yes, had forgotten that. Not that I would want to be noticed.

  33. June 19, 2012 5:41 pm

    LotFP: RPG
    How to Raggify An Adventure

    This is all anyone needs to know.

    • Roger Moret permalink
      June 19, 2012 11:55 pm

      He turned himself into a descriptive word?

      Holy Crap, the end is near.

      I can see it now “Honey, this drink needs more Raggi”. “Dear, that dinner was simply Raggonistic” “This car drives Raggorific” “Alexisass, that rimjob was Ragtastic!”

      Shoot me NOW

  34. kent permalink
    June 19, 2012 5:48 pm

    One thing I want to say about Raggi, and I was among his first critics, is that he writes better than all of you ydis morons. Its just a shame he charges for it.

  35. Farcus permalink
    June 19, 2012 6:48 pm

    Any idea what Raggi is going on about here?

    http://lotfp.blogspot.com/2012/06/in-case-anyones-unclear.html

    Is he off his meds?

  36. bombasticus permalink
    June 19, 2012 6:53 pm

    Worried about losing the tiara of most “metal” shop on the street is my guess.

    http://www.change.org/petitions/mongoose-publishing-stop-publishing-james-desborough-rape-supporter
    http://forum.mongoosepublishing.com/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=51613&p=726341

    • Scott permalink
      June 19, 2012 7:42 pm

      You should see Google+, it’s a hysterical rape discussion jamboroo right now

      • bombasticus permalink
        June 19, 2012 7:49 pm

        Lucky I seem to’ve missed most of those. These crimes are considered especially heinous.

      • Scott permalink
        June 19, 2012 7:52 pm

        All you’re missing is a flailing derpfest of dudes angrily threatening to block each other in the eternal struggle of white knight vs. tone-deaf troglodyte.

      • Scott permalink
        June 19, 2012 7:57 pm

        Hey, I think I just got some YDIS habitues up in my G+ circles … HAY GUISE

      • bombasticus permalink
        June 19, 2012 7:58 pm

        Someone could do an award-winning paper on post-geek masculinity on it if only that was a remotely relevant topic.

        IS THERE NOT ONE OF YOU WILLING TO TAKE THE CABELL CHALLENGE?

      • kent permalink
        June 19, 2012 8:01 pm

        Rapes got me interested in google+ for the first time. Where on google+ can I read about whether rape is a good or bad thing before I make up my mind?

      • Scott permalink
        June 19, 2012 8:06 pm

        The epicenters of the “Take Back the Night” vs. “KEEP THE NIGHT” debate seem to be a) several of the female regulars and b) Stuart Robertson, who either inadvertently or deliberately has honked off a large contingent of commenters. I have no skin in the game either way and usually mute the discussions once the actual girls have stopped talking and it’s just gamer dudes shrieking about blocking each other.

      • bombasticus permalink
        June 19, 2012 8:11 pm

        Remembering why I only emerge from the crypt on special ritual occasions. At least the girls are talking, that’s a nice change. On the other hand, no wonder the boys are having habdabs.

      • kent permalink
        June 19, 2012 8:16 pm

        Google+ makes me feel like Ive just woke up from a coma as a character a pk dick story. What’s “take back the night” and where can I read the hullababoobies?

      • Scott permalink
        June 19, 2012 8:17 pm

        “Take Back the Night” is a movement common to American universities, a candlelight vigil/rape awareness sort of thing.

        I’d just start indiscriminately adding people and trust me, you’ll start seeing some shit.

      • kent permalink
        June 19, 2012 8:46 pm

        I guess Im too old for that lark. If anything Im trying to reduce the number of people I know which is another kind of fun.

      • Roger Moret permalink
        June 20, 2012 12:04 am

        And here the rest of us would be ecstatic if you just reduced yourself to nothingness.

    • Arneson's Spectre permalink
      June 19, 2012 8:17 pm

      Faggi wishes he was half the sick, twisted and depraved mother fucker that Grim Jim Desborough actually is. Even more than Kent wishes he was a heterosexual and the scribblings on his banal blog weren’t such dull, uninspired feces.

      • kent permalink
        June 19, 2012 8:40 pm

        You understand I can’t respond to each and every one of your emotional outbursts but don’t be discouraged your nurse will be along shortly.

      • Arneson's Spectre permalink
        June 20, 2012 7:58 am

        Kent, I have important work to do here. We all do. These OSR turds aren’t going to flush themselves. Let’s just say that everyone knows you are gayer than Elton John’s asshole (Seinfeld disclaimer: not that there’s anything wrong with that), and be done with it, okay? Live and let live, Peace out.

  37. kent permalink
    June 19, 2012 8:04 pm

    rolls eyes — rolls eyes

  38. Bob's Cunt permalink
    June 19, 2012 8:23 pm

    I think this pic sums Faggi up quite well: http://doctore0.files.wordpress.com/2010/01/you-win-this-time-penis.jpg

  39. Timothy permalink
    June 20, 2012 6:41 am

    That Mongoose thread got burned before I saw it. Not sure why people think rape is cool, except for Ragg4 and his ilk who think its edgy and get their identity from that stuff.

    Also not sure why standing up against an act of evil is deserving of scorn or mockery, but Pat Pulling brainwashed so many people into reflexively defending the amoral that it should probably not be a surprise.

    • Arneson's Spectre permalink
      June 20, 2012 7:52 am

      I posted links to the petition at One Million Moms and several other conservative Christian social networking sites along with a diatribe on the evils of roleplaying and named names like Hasbro to get them pointed in the right direction, just for kicks and giggles.

  40. kent permalink
    June 20, 2012 9:55 am

    UPDATE: Hello to all my friends. I just wanted to let you know what Im doing right now as famous people do now and then just before a product launch.

    It is sunny here for the first time this year so Im wearing Prada shades which make me look handsome – no mean feat. I am on my high balcony overlooking a cooling river, thinking untranslatably refined thoughts, listening to Beethoven – I think we would have been good pals. What’s this? A beautiful thrush glides past. How nature entertains me. What ho! A man stumbles ripping his trouser at the knee. I laugh and wave thanking him. How ordinary folk amuse me.

    I make loads of posts here — QUANTITY
    Beckett is a great dramatist, parlez-vous francais? — QUALITY

    Look out for my products in the near future – your chance to give me money in lieu of prayer.

    • June 21, 2012 4:41 am

      The phrase you are looking for is “riding on the coattails of YDIS”. There is absolutely nothing that you can say or do that would make you more edgy, more relevant or more interesting than the others here. It is pathetic and sad in a “watch the wrinkly man flirt with the young boy” kind of way.

      • kent permalink
        June 21, 2012 5:28 am

        That’s the dumbest non-sequitur Ive read outside of Dragonsfoot and the K&KA.

  41. Metamorphosissigma (Have a field day) permalink
    June 20, 2012 3:50 pm

    I’d be more than happy to throw you some cash, just so long as it’s not for an RPG-related product.

  42. Timothy von Beethoven permalink
    June 21, 2012 9:53 am

    So kent is starting up a dickstarter campaign? Or has Ragg4 accepted a “wierd” submission from you? Or perhaps Geoffy McK is going to publish you in his line of fold-n-staple masterpieces?

    Don’t worry, though, you will still receive the prayers of the unwashed.

    Oh, is it OK to address you here, or does that fall below your L’il Lexi-level standards, as well?

  43. Timothy von Beethoven permalink
    June 21, 2012 11:44 am

    Hey, it looks like Jimmie Mal bailed on Faggi’s Grand July Clusterfuck Campaign-a-go-go. On post #39 (yes I am flailing myself for having read this far) he says there have been two cancellations, and that he is going to replace them with bigger stars.

    http://www.lotfp.com/RPG/discussion/post/2147/#p2147

    Saint Jimmy no longer appears in the lineup.

    But…bigger than the Pope of the blOSR? Who the fuck could that be?

    Wait…no…couldn’t be…

    YDIS is going to write an adventure for LotFap!

    • June 21, 2012 12:25 pm

      Who was the other one? I looked over the list but couldn’t remember. How do you do that thing where you pull up a page the way it looked in the past?

      • Timothy permalink
        June 21, 2012 1:15 pm

        All the names are up still in the original post announcing it. But here it is:

        The lineup:

        Aeron Alfrey
        Tavis Allison, Ben Armintor with Ryan Browning
        Vincent Baker with Cynthia Sheppard
        Johnathan Bingham
        Dave Brockie
        Monte Cook with Eric Lofgren
        James Desborough with Satine Phoenix
        Kelvin Green
        James Maliszewski with Eric Quigley
        Cynthia Celeste Miller with Rowena Aitken
        Kevin Crawford with Earl Geier
        Michael Curtis with Amos Orion Sterns
        Richard Pett with TBD
        Mike Pohjola with Joel Sammallahti
        Juhani Seppälä with Rich Longmore
        Jeff and Joel Sparks with Mark Allen
        Jennifer Steen with Jason Rainville
        Jukka Särkijärvi with Jason Rainville

      • June 21, 2012 1:45 pm

        Looks like the whole ACK posse jumped ship. That probably means a delay on Dwimmerdump.

    • June 21, 2012 1:36 pm

      I wonder if the cancellations are because of the Desborough brouhaha?

      YDIS should start a petition.

      • June 21, 2012 1:47 pm

        I’m still lobbying to get Rients restored to JMal’s links of interest, these fuckers just don’t wanna listen…

    • Arneson's Spectre permalink
      June 21, 2012 2:11 pm

      Well, If JaMal can’t stomach the horrors of bastardy in the 21st century, the thought of a violent rape and sodomy module from Grim Jim “RAPE IS FUN!” Desbuggery and Saltine Cracker AIDS Whore probably blew his simple little mind right back to the Dark Ages that spawned him.

      I don’t blame Monte for staying. He’s really hit the skids, what with his wife dumping him and getting his name booted from yet another edition of D&D. (3.5, 4 and now 5. Nobody cares anymore about a guy who designed a D&D that lasted only three years before it was replacedbut I digress.)

      I wonder what “big star” Faggi Boy has lined up? Judging by the who’s left on that list (the operative word being, “WHO?”), my money is on the Swedish Chef muppet.

      • Timothy permalink
        June 21, 2012 2:17 pm

        You’ll note that YDIS neither confirmed nor denied that he was replacing St. Jimmy.

    • kent permalink
      June 21, 2012 3:07 pm

      The bios on that lotfp thread are very funny.

      Imagine you are at the cinema waiting for Prometheus (shitty titty) to begin and the biographical snippets scroll up star wars style read by the summer blockbuster baritone guy.

      ‘ … writer #7 has 25 years experience playing roleplaying games and spends his evenings as a temping nightwatchman drawing very scary monsters using all of his 25 years experience playing roleplaying games … ‘

  44. kent permalink
    June 22, 2012 1:06 am

    The second part of Geoffrey McKinney being interviewed by J. Raggi is up.

    It is mostly concerned with Carcosa.

    • Arneson's Spectre permalink
      June 22, 2012 2:31 pm

      McKinney looks exactly like you would imagine someone creepy who would enjoy raping a young child might look right down to the pasty white legs and child molester glasses. All he needs is an orange jump suit.

      • kent permalink
        June 22, 2012 3:19 pm

        That debate is long over. If you feel compelled to tell other adults what they should think and how they should behave then join a cult like James Maliszweski.

      • Arneson's Spectre permalink
        June 22, 2012 7:38 pm

        Kent, I know you homosexual poofsters like to diddle little boys, but when we tell adults like you that you can’t do shit like that to little children, the word you are looking for is ‘jury’, not ‘cult’. cf. Jerry Sandusky GUILTY verdict.

  45. kent permalink
    June 22, 2012 1:41 am

    I don’t have the art edition of Carcosa – I have the original – but it would appear J Raggi is an excellent publisher as he and Mckinney exchanged ‘hundreds’ of emails to get the art right for the second edition.

    • Timothy permalink
      June 22, 2012 8:46 am

      What is with all the fellatio, kent? Is this your way of telling us that you have replaced JMal?

      Maybe R4 is a quality publisher, but it is still lipstick on a turd.

  46. June 24, 2012 7:38 am

    Raggi has announced the replacement talent: Ville “Burger” Vuorela and Jeff Rients! Not bad…

    • June 24, 2012 9:56 am

      Anything that Rients does that is not EC or goofball D&D is a waste. Is his project intended to fit within the announced horror/weird theme? I doubt he can sustain that flavor.

      • June 24, 2012 11:25 am

        Raggi says, “anything from Scooby Doo to Cannibal Holocaust…” I’ll bet Rients can do a mean Scooby Doo.

        I picture Velma as a magic-user but Daphne is hard to pin down.

      • Timothy permalink
        June 24, 2012 1:34 pm

        C’mon, perdustin – Daphne is the Flame Princess.

        Still, my respect for Rients has fallen from 4 stars to 3.83 with this announcement. Maybe he can raise the standards over there, though. I haven’t followed all the google plus gaming bullsit but I assume he is not just an instakill dm like Faggs.

    • Arneson's Spectre permalink
      June 24, 2012 10:39 am

      I thought Faggi said big stars?

  47. Chainsaw permalink
    June 24, 2012 1:16 pm

    Raggi’s a lame ass shockjock. Baffles me why people give a shit about his projects, but I don’t jerkoff to my-mom-will-hate-this goregrind album covers either, so maybe that explains it.

    • Timothy permalink
      June 24, 2012 1:38 pm

      That is it exactly, chainsaw. Ragg4, and others like Zakie, give the timid drones of the blOSR a sense that they are breaking the rules, that they, too, can be so fucking edgy, regardless of the substandard save-or-die chaff he churns out.

  48. Arneson's Spectre permalink
    June 24, 2012 3:16 pm

    I can’t wait to see how Grim Jim Desborough’s suckdungeon entry with Saltine Penis turns out . Here’s a quote from Grim Jim at the play testing: “Anyone with a vagina at this table, roll to Save vs. RAPE!, or YGGR! I shall now demonstrate on this nasty cum rag named Saltine with this THICK copy of DCC RPG inserted sideways what getting raped by a OTYUGH looks like!”

    • Bob's Cunt permalink
      June 24, 2012 3:56 pm

      Slowly but surely the true minds behind F.A.T.A.L. are being revealed to us.

  49. Name (required) permalink
    June 25, 2012 4:46 pm

    How fascinating, thanks for the laffs… it seems the only thing YDISsers hate more than JMal, Raggi, etc., are each other. Listen to Radovarl and Kent go at it.

    It’s been really funny reading about these guys at YDIS threatening to quit gaming… or how other people’s kickstarters have them so depressed that they just can’t bring themselves to roll a 20 sider no more… or mopes throwing their books into the trash in order to prove a point. That’ll show em! Then we have “Kent” accusing others of cowardice because they post under fake names. Plus the “My bookshelf is bigger than your dick” contest was impressive. And more accusations of homosexual behavior than have been heard in a year of Sundays at Westboro Baptist Church.

    My favorite is the bit in which one of you fuckers rambles on about how great his kids are (sniff) ‘cuz they didn’t need D&D explained to ‘em; he has managed to capture the cadence and pregnant pauses of a drunken Garrison Keillor, then, before someone can say “Sandusky” it’s back to the talk of fisting and shit…. Plus “Tim” taking a moral highroad while wading down this online river of sewage — fight the good fight, Timothy!

    And where would a thread on D&D be if it did not eventually bring up someone threatening to turn someone else into the law for copyright violation? I’m sure Gail will appreciate your collective gaming industry expertise when it comes to calculating the damages! Don’t forget to add some in for your own pain and suffering — because you boys have suffered a lot. Those OSR fuckers ruined gaming for you — they owe you big time.

    You’ve managed to hit all the goals, gentlemen, nay, you have fuh-fuh-fuh-fucking surpassed them… like a kickstarter where some lackluster OSR blogger with just a dream and a Thesaurus asked for 5k and got 25k before he even wrote a single word. Bravo!

    • Arneson's Spectre permalink
      June 25, 2012 6:34 pm

      Yeah, Kent is pretty gay, isn’t he?

    • Metamorphosissigma permalink
      June 25, 2012 7:16 pm

      Thanks, Badmike. We’d have no idea what to think of ourselves if it weren’t for you….sigh.

    • June 26, 2012 6:23 am

      Ah, but the finishing touch is an overwrought monologue from a self-righteous punk desperately and vainly attempting to establish his superiority.

      Please accept our gratitude.

    • Uberpop permalink
      June 26, 2012 10:10 am

      Who is this guy? He’s very cranky about something

    • Roger Moret permalink
      June 27, 2012 5:13 pm

      I dunno, this guy has potential!

    • Timothy permalink
      June 29, 2012 8:34 am

      I remember we used to get a lot of posts like this one. Did most of them finally look in the mirror? I miss them.

      Good times.

      • June 29, 2012 4:12 pm

        Kent bored them to tears and they left. He is all that remains. Similar to the lifespan of the OSR, no?

  50. Arneson's Spectre permalink
    June 26, 2012 9:22 am

    Please enjoy this lovely photo of Grim Jim Desborough: http://g-ecx.images-amazon.com/images/G/01/ciu/72/d2/b8328c13e9900ad8956e7e.L._V139763599_SX200_.jpg

    It’s from his Amazon bio: http://www.amazon.com/James-Desborough/e/B004ULUKCS

    That is one ugly mother fucker and I totally get it now. He looks like the product of Orc rape parties so no wonder he defends them. I can see why JaMal is so harsh on the bastardy now too. I’d start a new Kickstarter to rape him at different gaming conventions, but I’d need a lot of money for that – a lot. As it stands, I wouldn’t rape him with Alexis or Kent’s dicks!

  51. Captain Kirk's Dick Blood permalink
    June 29, 2012 12:01 pm

    Good lord, Jmal is now doing homages to empty, dusty rooms of bygone times! Oh wait, it’s not fully empty. There’s an amulet in the corner that is non-magical and does nothing. Man, this guy is just full of groundbreaking ideas. Give him some money! Adventure awaits!

    -Facepalm-

  52. Donkeyfucker permalink
    July 2, 2012 5:36 am

    And Raggi IVs projects are live on indigogo. Now this God of Weird Fantasy Roleplaying will show you Unbelivers he can turn shit into cash! He raised like an average of 100 USD per adventure and it is still 30 days to go!
    He is the bestest and a sexy beast too.

  53. peehole permalink
    July 3, 2012 11:24 pm

    GOod news, check it out

  54. Donkeyfucker permalink
    July 9, 2012 1:58 am

    Forget Faggi and his batch of craptastic shit. Raven McCracken is republishing Synnibarr!

    God I hope they will do a F.A.T.A.L Kickstarter now!

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