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Are you there Bloodymage? It’s me, YDIS.

January 5, 2013

Has anyone seen or heard from Bloodymage recently? You may recall, this is the would-be OSR profiteer who engaged in a yearlong, 800+ post dialogue with the spambots that infest his personal website forum. Like, commenter CheapDubaiEscorts would say “thanKyou for a website of this qualitiy!!!!! i Hahve looked at your reading for time now it is very good keep up agood work!!!” and each word was a hyperlink to a different Armenian server farm that would infect your computer with some exotic virus. And then Bloodymage would reply to the spambot, obliviously, something like “Hey thanks for the compliment. I’m trying my best over here, just me learning this stuff on my own. If you like the website you should BUY SOMETHING so I can keep the lights on!” I’d like to link to it directly, but Chrome tells me his website is so lousy with malware that my computer will literally shit blood if I try.

His thread on DF about his travails in Arizona should be made into a Bergman film. It’s funny but also quite legitimately awful and a conspicuous plea for help. The guy who wrote Anomalous Subsurface Environment is the only person compassionate enough to offer constructive and pointed advice:

solid advice

I disliked ASE and cannot recommend it on its own merits, but offering this advice to Bloodymage was a real fucking solid thing to do; you may wish to consider supporting ASE as a reward for this charity.

Anywho, now Bloodymage has been absent for 3 weeks:

bloodymage bio

His last posts, in the Arizona thread, were particularly alarming:

bloodymage sayonara

Can one of you DFers do a bed check on this guy? Maybe he took PatW’s advice and has quit the scene, but maybe poor health and poorer prospects during the holidays proved emotionally insurmountable. Seriously, one of you clowns who is in touch with him needs to make some effort to determine his whereabouts and lend any sort of assistance that is possible.

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  1. Scott permalink
    January 5, 2013 2:21 pm

    That guy makes me kind of sad. The whole thing with the spambots should have been accompanied by a French clown of misery, silently dancing and capering.

  2. kent permalink
    January 5, 2013 2:23 pm

    4 hours, no comment. Predictably, you have confused your whack-a-moles. lol.

    • kent permalink
      January 5, 2013 2:24 pm

      Scott is not a ‘whack-a-mole’.

    • Kent's Rectum permalink
      January 5, 2013 2:50 pm

      I’ve been banged so many times, I no longer leave a poop smear on the dicks Kent picks up at the fag bar!

  3. Kent's Rectum permalink
    January 5, 2013 3:01 pm

    And speaking as Kent’s anal orifice repeatedly sodomized by well hung blokes, I know for a fact that Kent could give a shit if Bloodymage is alive, dead, or about to commit the next Aurora Colorado or Newton Connecticut.

  4. Captain Kirks Dick Blood permalink
    January 5, 2013 3:17 pm

    As the one who originally broke the Bloodymage saga here, I’d like to add that I’m pulling for the guy, and his helper monkey, to pull through and reach brighter days. But…

    I’m hoping that if he ended it all he went out in a proud, lonely but noble gamer way. I like to envision that he popped all his meds at once, flushed them down with a bottle of decent whiskey, and ran himself some solo gaming with one of his dungeon products as he drifted gently away. Cinematically he would see himself floating in a boat down into the dungeon like the end of The Abominable Dr. Phibes rafting into the Egyptian afterlife and singing “Over The Rainbow.” Or maybe even floating in the air down into the depths the way Russell Crowe floated over his wheat fields at the end of Gladiator; some middle-eastern chick softly singing in an ancient language.

    This is really epic, moving stuff. This might be a good story to make into an indie movie, by the director of Juno or Moonrise Kingdom or some shit. Patton Owalt could play Bloodymage. The twist at the end is in the moments after his passing, the doorbell rings (if it works) and outside stand several eager members loaded down with D&D books who have finally found time to get a group together to play with him. As they shrug and leave the porch and walk back to their beat-up 2002 Toyota Corolla, you now hear the Hawaiian version of Over The Rainbow as the camera slowly aims toward the blue Arizona sky, the occasionally fluffy cloud floating by.

    Happy new year!

    • January 5, 2013 5:41 pm

      That was beautiful, Captain Kirks Dick Blood. Thank you for introducing us to Bloodymage. I’m also pulling for him to be alive, well, and peering angrily through the curtains at the Mormon doorbell-ringers that bedevil him. When his time comes I hope he goes out like Skurge at the Gjallerbru, clubbing away with an M-16 as he fades into oblivion. When we drink after, we shall laugh his last laugh at the Russian spambots.

    • kent permalink
      January 5, 2013 6:44 pm

      It’s funny watching you two guys trying not to be cunts.

      You tried giving up porn and booze and couldn’t do it so now you are trying to give up being cunts. One more week tops. lol.

      • January 5, 2013 6:51 pm

        Why would anyone give up porn or booze?

      • kent permalink
        January 6, 2013 1:46 am

        Ask Bill Burr.

      • Kent's Rectum permalink
        January 6, 2013 10:17 am

        Sadly, I am Kent’s cunt for reals. I thought I was bleeding earlier but it was just the jizz from the gang bang party Kent had on his man pussy last night dripping out.

  5. Arneson's Spectre permalink
    January 5, 2013 4:20 pm

    He’s probably just waiting for the lazy union slobs at Time Warner to show the fuck up and hook up his Internet and cable after the move.

    Seriously though, speaking as the guy who called Bloodymage off limits because clearly there was something deeper going on wrong there than the usual derp de durp social retard suspects of the OSR ego turdosphere, I do hope he is alright.

    And kent can blow it out his talking poop chute. Once again, kent fails to get the deeper subtlety of YDIS, just like the rest of the OSR Turdosphere. So sorry we didn’t respond to Bloodymage’s plight within four hours of it being posted on YDIS. Maybe the Dragonsprick crew he calls home should have responded in the last month that they haven’t heard from him instead you think? Kent, you will always be a pseudointellectual poser no better than Zak Princess. Stick to taking the cocks up your talking shit hole. If you stopped showing up and fell of the face of the earth, none of us would care.

  6. Shitty McTits permalink
    January 5, 2013 5:47 pm

    FWIW I don’t see anything recent from him/her/it at the GaryCon forums.

  7. Timothy permalink
    January 6, 2013 9:02 am

    In all fairness, the guys in white suits should have shown up when he started talking about “Arizona.”

    I mean, is there any physical evidence this “place” actually exists?

    But, yeah, BM is so fucking sad that I hope he is alright. Saying anything bad about him is like pulling the wings off of the Elephant Man.

    And, CKDB, thanks for spoiling the end to Gladiator!

  8. kent permalink
    January 6, 2013 7:11 pm

    Don’t forget to check out my blog,

    It is good for you like Brussels sprouts and should be read once a year.

    • Von permalink
      January 15, 2013 10:05 pm

      And bleached to within an inch of its life before one heartily boils the goodness out of it?

  9. January 7, 2013 7:00 am

    Given the toxic nature of his site, I think it’s likely that his computer is compromised. He probably can’t readily afford to fix or replace it.

  10. January 7, 2013 8:14 am

    I see he logged onto DF this morning, so I guess he is alive. Either that or his body was found in a ditch with his wrists handcuffed to his ankles. Maybe the coroner pulled the iPhone out of his ass (or Tracfone since he is fucking poor) and when it turned on it automatically popped up DragonsFoot which was set to auto login. I guess that’s a stretch, but possible.

  11. Captain Kirks Dick Blood permalink
    January 7, 2013 11:40 am

    Just wanted to report that my talent for sniffing out the ongoing stories (in Blooeymage’s case maybe no longer ongoing) of the chickenshits of the BlOwSR has netted me an offer from The Huffington Post to join their reporter staff to cover gaming and await the inevitable automatic rifle bloodbath that will eventually go down at some convention or another where a game-tard rolls one too many 1’s in a row, gets his mamma’s guns, and blows away a bunch of fat, goateed man-children in the Warhammer room.

    The only problem is that Ariana Huffington personally told me I would not be able to get the rights to use the name “Captain Kirk.” I stood right up and told that ugly, greek butt-fucking marble mouth that I wasn’t just “Dick Blood.” I was “Captain Kirks Dick Blood!” So I’m going to remain in my post at YDIS until Fox News comes calling.

    My current project is an expose’ of yet another underachieving/wanna-be overachiever Christian Walker. Not only have I discovered that the world’s most uninteresting surfing cook currently has no less than 4 blogs (the non-gaming one is about him making clueless commentary about old comic books) going as of this article, one of them is about a hex on a map. I shit you not, this Californian dullard has created an entire blogspot blog to post about a hex. Seeing is believing.

    Kickstarter surely to follow.

    This has been Captain Kirks Dick Blood reporting for YDIS.

    • January 7, 2013 12:21 pm

      Don’t forget and I have just registered Hex 0004, but I have no idea what to do with it.

      • January 7, 2013 12:49 pm

        Sample Atlantasia hex. If you’re lazy you can crowd-source it or use Vornheim tables.

      • Captain Kirks Dick Blood permalink
        January 7, 2013 1:14 pm

        Good job, Perdustin. My heavily delusional journalist fantasy is still one of pro-journalism integrity, so I can only report on an item, but can take no action to tamper with such things. Plus I didn’t think of it.

        I actually meant to link to that hex0001. It was only today that I noticed he was doing an entire blog about each and every hex. This harkens to comments in recent YDIS posts about various tools of the OSR falling into self-parody.

        If anybody feels especially energetic today, they could go and register the many variatons of what Christian will use to get around the next hex in his line-up being registered by somebody else. With any luck he’ll need to start naming upcoming blogs things like “Hexidecimal Zone 5.09”

    • Scott permalink
      January 7, 2013 2:10 pm

      What’s the Cliffs Notes version of why people keep talking about Atlantasia? I googled it and it just seems like another dumb fantasy game or “fantasy heartbreaker” (God) or whatever. Is it one of those Raven McCracken deals where the author comes off as a goober so it becomes a thing on and other shitholes?

      Since we’re at a point where people consider themselves “authors” of D&D clones, I don’t see how the word “derivative” can be much of an insult. Designing a shitty derivative game is at least designing one.

      • Timothy permalink
        January 7, 2013 2:26 pm

        Perdustin had a series of funny articles about Atlantasia on his blog, demonstrating the “quality” of said heartbreaker in a very thorough manner.

        Lots of obtuse goodness, but the goblin biting itself to death might have been my favorite.

      • January 8, 2013 3:17 pm

        Perdustin had a series of funny articles about Atlantasia on his blog, demonstrating the “quality” of said heartbreaker in a very thorough manner.
        If by “funny” you mean “way too long and derf-like,” then I agree with you.
        If by “funny” you mean “provokes laughter or amusement,” I’m afraid I disagree.
        Question: What is sadder, the 500 page “fantasy heartbreaker” that no one plays or the blogger who spends a considerable number of hours proving to the world that he has read every page by referencing it in great detail?
        Answer: Probably Perdustin.
        At first I thought Perdustin was fillibustering… but since he is the only one who posts in his little corner of heaven, I didn’t know whom he was trying to prevent from taking the podium — it is altogether too detailed and OCD to be satire, written in much psuedo Gygaxian with many a “gentle reader” and “your humble author” thrown in for good measure…(as far as people goes, the place is nearly empty, although ‘Timothy’ sidles in once in a while to give Perdustin a ‘thumbs up’).
        I have never read ‘Atlantasia.’ However, I’m willing to bet an honest nickel that if I were provided with a copy I could sum up why you shouldn’t bother in 100 words or less in under an hour or two at most. I think Perdustin spent the better part of the year ‘reviewing’ it, which is a bit like bragging that you have read the whole phone book. Yeah, I guess it’s an accomplishment, but why be proud of it?

      • January 8, 2013 6:02 pm

        Yeah, in retrospect I squeezed that lemon more than I should have, but it seemed like a good idea at the time. Anyway, you know how it is with OCD; it’s hard to let go sometimes (e.g., Year of the Phoenix).

        Prithee, good sir, I must disclaim any exhibition of pride on my part. The ‘list’ I displayed previously should not be interpreted as a proclamation of accomplishment (as you seem to think), rather it should be viewed as a mere collection of events or highlights (either good or ill). Allow me to extend my most profuse apologies for any disconcertment (i.e., butthurt) you may have suffered as an untoward consequence of viewing my distended and unworthy discourse.

    • January 7, 2013 4:14 pm

      That clip art of the garden gnome with elephantiasis really makes Hex 003 something special.

      >Got hired by HuffPo. Angry mail. Trolls.
      >Explained that, no, really, I got hired by HuffPo. Angry mail. Trolls.

  12. kent permalink
    January 8, 2013 1:19 am

    I can’t make out what this guy is saying. He seems pretty determined to communicate something … like he is desperate to go truffle hunting, anyone know?

    Cryptopsy – None So Vile

    Great tunes for sure.

  13. Timothy permalink
    January 8, 2013 6:44 am

    Hey, check out the last page of the dragonfoot thread. Bloodymage is back, bitches! And he was blowing you all off because he was getting LAID. She is a retarded dog trainer, but still, good news for our hero!

    • January 8, 2013 7:59 am

      Yeah, that is what a relationship needs – some poor fuck with zero luck face fucking a dog trainer that is supposedly as messed up as he is. Maybe he should have found someone that is not all fucked up in the head so he could maybe get some normalcy in his life. I guess maybe this bitch will train him to fucking roll over and play dead.

    • Captain Kirks Dick Blood permalink
      January 8, 2013 11:28 am

      This may just be the wrinkle needed to get the BlooeyMage movie off the ground. A love angle. With Patton Oswaldt on tap to play BloodyM, we’ll get the fugly chick who plays Sheldon’s girlfriend Amy Fowler on Bang Theory to play the dogtard (unless we can convince Jannine Garafalo to take indy film pay for the part). It just may be the feel good movie of whatever the fuck year it comes out.

      I really want to believe it is true. But if your pathetic insanity is revealed on a blog that most of your forum buddies read, it is kind of suspicious that the very next day he’s online to say that he’s been shacked-up fucking the trainer of his service animal rather than laying in a corner of your lonely game room sobbing and hugging a copy of Vornheim.

      Though I love Bloody and he is a hero to me in many ways, I kind of fear for the chick. It’s always creepy when you know some really fucked-up guy who has really bad mental problems who hooks up with a chick who has zero idea of what it brewing beneath. In this case it may involve a pit, some lotion, a hose, and an annoying little dog. Be good to her, Bloodmage. And for gods sake don’t let her see the game room. Those D&D books will turn a chick off faster than a kill-pit.

  14. kent permalink
    January 8, 2013 5:52 pm

    My Notepad on my mac is temperamental and my mac is kinda full so this blog is some scratch space for me for WED 8 JAN 2013:

    Goddamn fucking cats leave my poodle alone.
    Who do women expect to be compensated for sex? “I am not in the mood for fucksies, before you, as a male dweeb, perform duties X and Y and Z”. Lying Bitch.
    “You are male, so fetch and carry for fucks, ‘cos I hate fucking so much.”
    Stupid Bitch.
    Eastern european women == welcome bit on the side.
    Why is everyone afraid of me online including even ydis? I am a good person who loves AD&D. You won’t find a fairer guy than Kent online.
    Pasta shells. M&S pasta sause. Brusseles sprouts. Chorizo. Ham. Medium Irish Cheddar. 2L Milk. Pear & Almond Tart M&S.
    Squeezed my nads. Aaah! Hard Grip. Aaah! Feel better at reader’s expense. Aaah!

    • Timothy permalink
      January 9, 2013 6:57 am

      kent, you are mistaking bemused indifference for fear.

      What is M&S pasta sauce? Irish peat bog by-product?

      • kent permalink
        January 9, 2013 8:03 am

        I don’t think anyone is ‘afraid’ of me. That must have been some dumb shit to annoy ydis.

        M&S is Marks & Spencer a decent food store.
        Nads are my hairy balls.

    • Von permalink
      January 15, 2013 10:11 pm

      Just because you’re Irish doesn’t mean you can get away with that stream-of-consciousness gumpf. It was exasperating enough when Joyce did it, and he had the sufficient genius (or Celtic low cunning) to present it as something worthwhile.

      I think you’re confusing ‘woman’ with ‘slavedriver’. A likely accident in the whips and chains brigade, but if you will go on the pull in the Mummy Porn section of W. H. Smith’s, you’ll get what’s coming to you. Eventually. After you’ve done the washing up, in a gimp suit, using only your toes. And I bet she doesn’t even look like Maggie Gyllenhall.

  15. Kilgore Trout permalink
    January 8, 2013 11:31 pm

    Zak S would have been embarrassed to post that last update by Kent…

    • kent permalink
      January 9, 2013 2:25 am

      So I had a few drinks, go fuck yourself tough guy. lol. Id like to see you try going without booze for eight solid days. Yeah that’s some dumb shit but I can’t delete it. Then again it reminds everyone who’s boss around here so it’s all good.

    • The Minotaur's Left Testicle permalink
      January 9, 2013 7:43 am

      For the sake of future generations of humanity, someone please save that moronic, imbecilic, self-involved, navel-gazing, masturbatory screed before kent sobers up and deletes it!!!

  16. January 9, 2013 4:09 am

    OK. So what happened to Grognardia?
    Is it possible Jimmy is at work on his dungeon?
    Perhaps too he is busy preparing Petty Gods.

    • Kilgore Trout permalink
      January 9, 2013 5:13 am

      Jimmy is hiding under his bed, clutching his bible and praying that everyone forgets that Dwimmerscam was ever a thing.

    • January 9, 2013 6:44 am

      There was a brief flurry of activity around Petty Gods around Halloween — the Pope was telling people on October 29 “Yes, It’s in layout now and should appear next month.”

      The rest, as we know, is silence. It’s taken him two years now from submission to vaporware.

    • The Minotaur's Left Testicle permalink
      January 9, 2013 7:44 am

      I’ve been “told” that his last google group post was back on December 11th?

    • January 9, 2013 11:44 am

      Last report was that he is lost in some steam tunnels under some Canadian school. He apparently went bat shit crazy and was searching for rats and their hoard of 2,000 pennies.

      • January 10, 2013 4:28 am

        I here that Jimmy Mal doesn’t really exist at all… we merely wish he did.

  17. Mudguard permalink
    January 9, 2013 9:52 am

    Dude has a holiday, during the holiday season, and you guys get a collective boner. Why don’t you get back to the entertaining business of reviewing new product(not another onanistic blog post)?

  18. Francie permalink
    January 9, 2013 10:58 am

    Glad that dude is ok. He seemed like he needed a friend, not a bunch of cheap fuckers mocking him. ‘D&D books will turn a chick off faster than a kill-pit.’ is very funny though.

  19. January 9, 2013 12:42 pm

    Check out this kickstarter:

    The game is a good one. The reason I’m commenting here about it is because one of the $50 pledge options goes towards Raggi having a conversation. Yes, if enough people select this option, Raggi will talk with the game’s designer. You don’t get to participate in the conversation or suggest topics; your reward is having the conversation posted on-line. Two people have opted for this so far.

    • January 10, 2013 4:30 am

      I wish I could un-see what I saw following that link.

    • Timothy permalink
      January 10, 2013 7:26 am

      That is hilarious. 20 people have to make that specific $50 pledge (among other $50 pledge options) to make that no holds barred conversation happen.

      I wonder who is demanding several hundred dollars to talk to who here. I mean R4 has done a shitload of web interviews with anyone who sticks a phallic object near his mouth. And who the 2 absolute fuckwad faggot-ass losers (not that there is anyhting wrong with that) are that pledged it. I am guessing Geoffey McK and Ed Dove.

      That whole option could be a psychological experiment about brain-damaged gamers from Bat-Penis guru, however.

  20. sgsrg permalink
    January 10, 2013 9:30 am


  21. Zarathustra permalink
    January 10, 2013 8:20 pm

    Amount of turds who showed up in Bloodymages thread to congratulate him on his pretend girlfriend= half a dozen or so.

    Amount fo turds willing to actually help the crazy fucker or look him in the eye while they gamed with him= zero.

    But I’m sure they felt all warm and fuzzy for posting a nice message to him, they are real swell people after all.

    • January 11, 2013 4:57 am

      Can you count the number of turds who go out of their way to slam a guy they never met on a site he probably doesn’t visit?

      • Timothy permalink
        January 11, 2013 9:11 am

        Try counting again, dumbass. He got more sympathy here at YDIS for his publicly exponded upon problems than he ever got from his forum “friends”.

        Noone there gave a shit about him until YDIS posted. The meaning of that should penetrate even your sloping forehead.

      • steve o permalink
        January 11, 2013 1:02 pm

        Timothy: Grab a dictionary and look up ‘sympathy.’ I don’t think you know what it is because it is not found here, you self righteous turd, you.

      • Kent's Rectum permalink
        January 11, 2013 5:53 pm

        So Kent brought steve-o home last night from the fag bar to pound on me like a piece of veal. For once I didn’t feel a thing.

      • January 13, 2013 5:01 pm

        To the dude posting as “Kent’s Rectum”:
        You seem to spend a LOT of time thinking about anal sex. You may just want to go ahead and do the anal sex thing and either get it out of your system or start on a new phase of your life. But this business of pretending to be someone else’s asshole talking about anal sex? It gets to be a bit ‘Westboro Baptist Church’ after a while.

      • Kent's Rectum permalink
        January 16, 2013 3:51 pm

        Are you cumming over again to service Kent tonight, Steve-o? Your small penis is like a vacation for me – I don’t even know it’s in there!

  22. Arneson's Spectre permalink
    January 11, 2013 7:23 am

    I just want to give a shout out to the hacker who hijacked the RPG Blog Alliance website this week and sent out rejection letters to some carefully selected OSR Turdosphere blogs then deleted their accounts. Judging by who he targeted for rejection, odds are he is a YDIS fan. That was a pretty boss move those social retards naturally blamed the Alliance for booting them not a hacker and the vitriol they spewed forth was classic BlOwSR before they found out the truth. Well done, sir. Well done.

  23. Mudguard permalink
    January 11, 2013 8:07 am

    Hey Zathrushra, fuck off.

    • Zarathustra permalink
      January 11, 2013 2:00 pm

      Oh I’m sorry, were you one of the turds leaving him an “attaboy” message to make yourself feel better about not actually giving enough of a fuck to do anything?

  24. Mudguard permalink
    January 12, 2013 2:40 am

    He’s not a charity case, dipshit.

  25. The Minotaur's Left Testicle permalink
    January 12, 2013 9:19 am

    Tenkar has been blogging about the Kickstarter flips and flops for a while now, and refused to identify which KS he pulled “backers only” quotes from. That stopped recently. This from his public blog:

    “Dwimmermount – ( No update yet this week) Update’s have been weekly for quite a bit as Tavis had taken over the reigns of communication. Weekly Friday updates with charts and shit. Last week, backers got a survey that included the following as an answer choice: (paraphrasing) “June for the PDF and August for the physical goods is as late as I will wait after the current delays”. Now, the latest delivery estimate had been to the following effect: “PDF will be complete on 3/1/13, the books and the rest of the physical rewards reaching backers on 4/26/13″ but we’ve been told now there is no current estimate. It appears based the the survey) that’s being pushed back a MINIMUM of 3 to 4 months, which would coincide with the project being AT LEAST a year late. I understand now why Tavis has passed the reigns of communications over to James Mal.”

    So Mal has not been seen since Dec 11th and Tavis is not longer updating the Dwimmermount backers info for him.

    Where’s RunswithScissors when you need him?

    • January 13, 2013 4:56 am

      Either Mal James is hard at work to prove us doubters wrong…
      he has dropped the pretense and stopped his cut and paste reviews of old magazine articles in favor of spending his ill gotten kick funded gains.

      To be honest I really enjoyed Mal’s early Grog postings and have been very disappointed to learn that he has been as of yet lacking in the delivery department.

    • Dumb Frost Doom permalink
      January 13, 2013 5:28 pm

      It turns out that Tavis isn’t passing this off to Jmal so much as using this to try to get Jmal to ACTUALLY RESPOND TO HIS EMAILS: “Autarch about 1 hour ago
      I don’t have any information on the reasons for James’ silence, but the project is stalled as a result. Autarch is looking into our options if he remains out of contact. I’ll post an update as soon as I hear from him, or once we work out the best course of action if that doesn’t happen.”

      Jmal isn’t even talking to his partner in this. He has taken the money and run.

      • January 13, 2013 10:11 pm

        *chomping popcorn*

      • Kilgore Trout permalink
        January 14, 2013 3:11 am

        *unfolds deck chair, grabs a cold one and settles in for long afternoon*

      • Crank Denser permalink
        January 14, 2013 6:10 am

        Commissioner Gordon lit the “Bastardy-Signal” and jmal now prowls the streets of Gotham as “BastardyMan”.

      • January 14, 2013 7:21 am

        He is probably fucking dead like so many of those Facebook fucks that croak and the grieving family doesn’t know the password or even if they have a Facebook account so they just hang out there in open Inter-space. I am guessing Malicejewski’s wife doesn’t know his blogspot account so can’t post the R.I.P entry for all to read – or maybe she gives zero shits about his gaming and just toasted the corpse and decided to spend all of the cash in the Bahamas waiting for some chocolate dude to slip her the high hard one.

  26. Timothy permalink
    January 14, 2013 7:50 am

    Some google+-proficient dude from the rpgsite published JimmieMal’s apologia from a few weeks ago:

    To say that 2012 has been a year of cruel ironies would be an understatement. In a year when, by some measures, I’ve had some of my greatest successes, I feel most like a failure. There’s no better measure of that than Grognardia itself. If you look at its 2012 stats, you’ll see its own track to being the year with the least posts since I began nearly five years ago — and I didn’t even start posting in 2008 until the very end of March. If I’m lucky, I’ll average one post a day for 2012, which is a huge drop for 2011, never mind 2010, where I averaged two posts a day for the whole year.

    I have a lot of theories as to why my rate of posting has dropped off. Regardless, I find myself wondering (again) whether it might be time to hang up my blogger’s cap and return to being a private gamer once again. The pressure to produce Dwimmermount has been immense and the pace of it punishing. I’ve written over 100,000 words since late August and that’s not counting all the edits and rewrites I’ve already done, as well as those to come in the weeks ahead. While I know the end result will be something of which I am proud, the process of getting there is grinding me and, more importantly, my desire to write for others into a fine powder.

    Consequently, blogging is the last thing I have any desire to do, even when I have lots of ideas for things I want to talk about, which I still do. But the simple reality is that, right now, writing is not fun for me. It’s become a chore and I don’t see that changing anytime soon. Ironically, I’ve been enjoying gaming as a player more than I have in many a moon, thanks in large part to excellent referees like +Shawn Sanford and +Ian Burns, who’ve provided some of my favorite moments of 2012 relating to this hobby. I’ve also enjoyed my regular games with my Dwimmermount playtesters; they’re a reminder to me of just why I did this in the first place and I can’t thank them enough.

    I’m drained and burned out when it comes to writing. I feel “empty,” like I’ve used up every drop of whatever stores of imagination I still had left in me. If it weren’t for regular features on the blog, most of which don’t require a lot of effort for me to write, I doubt I could write even as little as I have been. Even then, I’m doing it more out of obligation than the burning desire to do so whether or not anyone read it that used to characterize my writing. I hate feeling this way and worry that, if I don’t do something drastic about it, I’m going to feel this way forever.


    *Cue lots of supportive posts from people on his Google+ feed*

    Yes, my biggest mistake was in going with the Kickstarter when I did, but that’s water under the bridge. I’m quite happy with the way the book is shaping up and I have little doubt I’ll be proud of it when it’s done, but the process of it is something I will never repeat, because it’s been soul-crushing in many ways.

    Doesn’t sound too good for the pope! Cruel ironies!

    Any of that popcorn left?

    • January 14, 2013 8:08 am

      Leave it to JaMal to write (approximately) 500 words about how he doesn’t want to write.

    • January 14, 2013 10:24 am

      More RPGsite goodness:

      I’m going to be unusually harsh, but…this fellow has no self respect, no pride, no honour in his work, or he would fulfil his obligations before spending the money – or, now that sufficient time has passed to establish the project is not going to happen – give it back and apologise.

      Instead, it appear he is trying to shrink into the darkness like some ground mammal.

      Fucking ground mammals.

    • Sykirobme permalink
      January 14, 2013 11:26 am

      “Writing is hard. Waaaahhhh….”

      Fuck him.

    • January 14, 2013 11:56 am

      This is a man who’s been known to brag about his ability to pump 5,000 words in a “pretty productive” day, so you’d think he could have that AND the blog.

      (For those playing the home game, the blog accumulated roughly 101,000 words since the KS closed. That’s practically another Dwimmermount!)

      But on the other hand, this is a “legendary” campaign that he’d allegedly been running for years. A setting that he was ready to push the button on in October 2010.

      • Crash-N-Burn Fan permalink
        January 14, 2013 7:52 pm

        Wow…that above link to his “I’m a hop, skip and a shit away from publishing this on DriveThruRPG…oh and paying everyone who has had a hand in my figurative trousers or bringing this masterpiece to fruition” entry… telling. I would think any amount of cash would light a little bit of a fire under his ass, let alone 40k…but the rigors of penning this epic that was apparently already fit for print 2+ years ago is too much. People like this are a conundrum….I love watching this ridiculous farce play out but at the same time they infuriate me to the point of shitting in disbelief. He is truly an entertainer (of sorts)!

  27. January 14, 2013 8:37 am

    Over ten years ago I couldn’t understand where that Bloody Mage “woman” was coming from but its a miserable portrait being painted here.

    When I first took a break from DRAGONSFOOT and inadvertently induced the movement behind the “OS-tard”, so to speak in your local vernacular, it was really because of “inappropriate” posters like him derailing everything that gave me a headache reading through. Chiefly, it was him and those other throw away accounts that were like him that annoyed me. Others annoyed because they were too forgiving or naive but this one took the cake.

    So hats off to Bloody Mage for ruining everything that I enjoyed in all forms! Cheer up!


    Seriously, it was really the heavy handed site administrators, who took the word of T$R-rage posters like these as fact, that really made (make) DRAGONSFOOT forums so excruciating… at least for me (I can’t read more than one post a month on their GENERAL forum without tuning off since I literally had to beg them to delete my account back in February 2008 just before Gary died. If they get a filter that flushes out the “girl avatar” creeps like Bloody Mage then I’ll sign back up tomorrow… 😉 ).

    • kent permalink
      January 14, 2013 11:04 am

      This is something new.

      If only Bloody Mage would visit it would remind me of the time I once put two spiders in a plastic bag together.

      • January 14, 2013 3:23 pm

        “Hey you know what would be funny? If he shot out the eye of the next guy who walked out here on the target range exactly where I’m standing now… OHHH…”

        If you’re comparing me to one of these ShitFarter KickStarter Greedsters your memory ‘s shot. I’ve never asked for dime one.

  28. Bob's Kunt permalink
    January 14, 2013 2:03 pm

    Ahh Bloody Mage. If there was a center to incoherent drivel spewed forth by brain damaged lobotomy patients, he would be it. I remember when this fucktard decided he would be DF’s ‘convention correspondent’ and found himself out of money and begging the guys at DF for change when he spent more than he had.

    A later venture had him stealing the work of others and placing it on a website he created. He acted confused when the authors of said work got mad about it. He couldn’t understand why they did not see this as a good move.

    Now, he is in Arizona hating life and trying to become a famous RPG writer. The only good thing to come out of this for him is banging a mentally challenged dog walker. He’s a real inspiration.

  29. The Minotaur's Left Testicle permalink
    January 15, 2013 12:22 pm

    This is the latest public statement from Tavis of Autarch games, on the situation with Dwimmermount and JMal. Things don’t look good.

    “Having the entire project in draft form is definitely an achievement. Although much delayed, the essential goal of the Kickstarter – to realize James’ vision of the mega-dungeon and share it with backers – has been met. However, James’ absence from backer updates, from the weekly conference calls that are the keystone of my administrative guidance, and from email or phone contact warrants concern for the remaining steps.

    One reason it makes sense for James to assume responsibility for the updates is that I can’t speak to what’s going on with him personally. Mainly this is due to lack of information, but my desire to respect his privacy is also a factor. The last email I have from him leaves enough questions unanswered that disclosing a personal communication doesn’t seem justified by the limited amount of light it would shed on the situation. Although I do have some hearsay evidence that he is alive and well and not completely out of contact with the world, I can’t explain why he hasn’t written to say what’s up. I am doing all I can to get more information to share with you.

    The other reason to give way to James is that he controls both the copyright and the funds required to complete the project. Autarch LLC has a written, signed contract with James, which assigns all funds to him in exchange for his assumption of responsibility for development of the Product and delivery of the rewards. All IP related to the product are the exclusive property of James. Autarch is not the publisher of Dwimmermount and has no distribution rights. In exchange for our services, Autarch and James agreed to cooperate in good faith to promote each other’s brand and business.

    In other words, Autarch has none of the funds, none of the IP, and no rights except to mutual publicity. Going ahead and releasing the product (polished or unpolished) without James’ permission would be a violation of his copyright for which he’d be able to sue us as individuals. We can’t get that permission as long as he remains out of contact, and I have no way of knowing how long that will continue.”

    • January 15, 2013 1:01 pm

      If he is so fucking busy, then I offer my services as Public Relations for his blog. Here is a draft of the ABOUT ME section of his blog:

      “James Maliszewski started roleplaying in the late Fall of 1979, when he opened up a copy of the Dungeons & Dragons Basic Set edited by Dr. J. Eric Holmes originally purchased for his father and didn’t even fucking ask if he could. More than 30 years later, he’s still playing with himself.

      This blog is where James collects his memories, rages, and musings about roleplaying games and related bullshit, as well as articles about shitty magazines no one ever fucking read because everyone was just reading Dragon Magazine at the time. This eventually lead to his psychotic breakdown. Police have discovered James hanging naked from a tree, grunting while shit stained dice leaked from his anus (The d4s have not come out yet). He is currently being held in a padded room at the Center for Wayward Writers.”

    • January 15, 2013 1:05 pm

      Wow. The only question is, has the shit actually blasted across the bed or is JaMal laying in it with cheeks clenched for dear life? I mean, Tavis is standing by like a loyal little Dutch boy, ready to plug up the Dwimmermount sphincter with a stalwart finger. But I’m not sure even the biggest digit could stop the current anal dribblings from erupting into the inevitable brown explosion of fail.

  30. Captain Kirks Dick Blood permalink
    January 15, 2013 3:10 pm

    The fabled Kickstarter supporter of legend, Runswithscissors, fearlessly took up mantle of Defender of the Duped, and came running and blasting at Castle Jamal Geekface like one of those explody orcish grenadiers at Helms Deep. The bravest of the brave cracked the shell and shouted to the top of Dwimmerdust that he cant’s stands nomore, and now it’s time for all of you held prisoner in the Dungeon (not one of those mythical monster mazes, but an actual fucking castle dungeon for prisoners) of Dwimmerdust to stop stroking and kissing ass on the keymaster, who now lays in fetal position in a dusty corner clutching a copy of Thousand Suns and several copper pieces, and come out of this yawning breach as the angry, harsh -judging consumers burned by this fiasco that you have every right to be.

    Come here, incognito, and tell the world your tale and how you really feel about this. No ridicule or ballbusting from the regulars. Just come tell your tale like RWS did. Perhaps they will sing songs about you in whatever the fuck the name is of Jamals fantasy world just like they do ol’ Scissors.


    • January 15, 2013 3:35 pm

      Scissors you had more tenacity than an army of “two dollars” paperboys and you got the results. You taught me how to be free, also that Lorraine Williams gave off a kinda milfy vibe.


      • Scott permalink
        January 15, 2013 4:56 pm

        “an army of “two dollars” paperboys”

        Always good to encounter other tasteful cinephiles

    • January 16, 2013 10:34 am

      I am back bitches. Miss me?

  31. January 15, 2013 9:10 pm

    I want to know why none of the suckdungeoneers are calling this sad bit of hucksterism out for what it is:
    Clever sayings on T-shirts that name drop Acerak and Erelhei-Cinlu? That’s sadder than the ‘Miskatonic U’ t-shirt I wore when I was in High School. Is the Gygax estate getting their rightful cut? I thought not.
    Or does ‘Badmike’ get a pass because he’ll let you eat the last few french fries out of the bag at NTRPG Con?

    • Scott permalink
      January 15, 2013 9:42 pm

      “I remember when old school meant a 1st level Mage with 2 hp, a 12 INT, one dagger, and a Magic Missile spell …”

      Old school my ass, Magic-Users didn’t get Magic Missile until Supplement I. (Grognardia was hawking “I ❤ Gygaxian Naturalism" shirts at one point, a "Gretchen, stop trying to make 'fetch' happen!" moment which I suspect did not yield a significant revenue stream.)

      Like a lot of people who don't admit it anymore, I liked Grognardia early on when James was just an enthusiastic and talkative fellow goober, before he listened to his hundreds of dipshit followers and decided he was a brand. He still doesn't seem like a bad guy, just a bit of a lip-purser and pearl-clutcher, but whatever. And I feel for him now, as I know what it's like to be an easily distracted, sporadically productive flake who hits crushing dry spells. I just never considered "building an audience" and dunning for money to be live options for about ten different reasons, not the least of which is that I don't have to give a fuck, and no one else gives a fuck, when I say stupid things and my free vanity projects take forever to finish.

      I can't think of a single OSR Kickstarter project I'd fund. I don't even buy the shit they actually produce – and again, I like some of the people involved – so I'm sure as hell not giving them money for things that don't exist.

      tl;dr version: LOL @ "old school" shirts, James is OK but bought his own hype and is too flakey to make $$$$$ commitments in advance of having things done, nothing out there really seems worth buying for me personally, and LOL @ Kickstarter

      • January 15, 2013 10:36 pm

        This is a tasty little scandal but the calories are empty. I feel robbed of the endlessly more satisfying feast of seeing JaMal’s meager talents exposed by the actual release of Dinglemount. Can one of you buttfucks who has downloaded all the draft levels provide a lengthy review?

        I wonder how many shirt ideas badmike conceived to winnow down to that elite 8? I’d love to see the list of rejects.

      • kent permalink
        January 16, 2013 3:58 am

        At this point, and actually for some time now, reviews of the finished product will be more interesting than the ongoing drama. The idiots on theRPGsite are like medieval theologians (the dumber ones) in their capacity to write so much about so little and to write so seriously about such childish rubbish.

    • Timothy permalink
      January 16, 2013 5:52 am

      L’il Steve-o, nobody gives a shit about your hobgoblin badmike. But please continue to scour the web for people we are not mocking in your self-righteous crusade against YDIS, it realy makes you look cool.

      • January 16, 2013 9:48 am

        Both Scott and le gtande fuquer himself have commented on the sad state of affairs that BM’s t-shirt hawking enterprise represents – so what is this about “no one cares”?

      • Timothy permalink
        January 16, 2013 11:25 am

        Does laughing at some random dumbshit for one sentence actually equal “caring” in your world?

        Or is this just your desparation to get the last word in and “win”?

      • January 16, 2013 1:08 pm

        Timothy, please, you are gonna hurt my feelings.

    • Bob's Kunt permalink
      January 16, 2013 7:07 am

      ” Is the Gygax estate getting their rightful cut?”

      Why, so they can continue to build the statue of Gary with lil’ Robbie Kuntz sitting on his talking about what pops up?

      • January 16, 2013 7:42 am

        Gail should have a Kickstarter for Gary’s statue.

      • January 16, 2013 1:08 pm


        1$ – Your name carved on Gary’s casket.

        5$ – Sit with whoever is left alive from TSR to listen to the stories on how the Top Secret game almost got them a free ticket to Cuba.

        20$ – You and 5 of your enemies get to game with Tim Kask in one of his “system neutral” fantasy adventures.

        100$ – You get a hard copy of a picture of the final statue, along with a PDF copy of the picture.

        200$ – You get a hard copy of a picture of the final statue, along with a PDF copy of the picture. You will also get a set of 3rd edition reprints since they are not selling worth a shit.

        500$ – You will be the first to get a hardcover copy of “The Legendary Labyrinth of OSRIC that Adventured Dark & Deep while using Swords & Wizardry for Blood and Glory”.

        1,000$ – You and your life partner will get Photoshopped into every picture we can find from the glory days of TSR, so people will actually think you were there.

      • January 16, 2013 1:14 pm

        Timothy should note that this is response #3 to my message about the t-shirts. Like the others, its not a ‘positive’ response, but people on this troll site don’t do positive responses… Well, sometimes kent would log in and talk about how much he loved ydis, but then ydis asked Scott to the prom instead of kent, so that budding bromance withered.

    • January 17, 2013 11:10 pm

      Those fries at the bottom of the bag are mine, Steve-blow. I didn’t get this physique scarfing salads. And thanks for the link, a few more sales and that vacation cottage in Lake Geneva is mine!

  32. Tyler permalink
    January 16, 2013 10:31 am

    Bloated huckster Gareth Michael Skarka enters the Shame On You For Picking on JMal frey:

    Notable both in post and the comments is his disdain for “gamers,” and yet he is (supposedly, nominally) a game designer. Is he really just pissed that he’s failed at every other endeavor in life (lol, transmedia) besides bilking nerds of money for make-believe books? Or is he going to the mattress for JMal because Skarka also took a bunch of money via Kickstarter for Far West and has waffled around without finishing his work?

    • January 16, 2013 10:45 am

      He’s going to the mattresses because Skarka is a scam artist as well.

      • Schadenfreude permalink
        January 16, 2013 11:26 am

        What scams has Skarka pulled off? I don’t know much about him.

      • January 16, 2013 11:28 am

        The are freelancers who have gone unpaid, but the Far West kickstarter is starting to smell more and more like one.

      • January 16, 2013 11:53 am

        Skarkaaaaaaa!! Unpaid kickstarter consultant. For-profit “transmedia” consultant. Legendary long talker. Small-time 911 profiteer!

        To quote Your Business Sucks, “a scathing douchebag” – even the guy who made the Oz fairyland game wants a piece and isn’t afraid to bust out the four-letter words to say so.

        No wonder he and his cronies are opening up the waterworks.

    • Sykirobme permalink
      January 16, 2013 12:41 pm

      You would hold all gamers in disdain if you hung around RPGnet as much as he does.

  33. Schadenfreude permalink
    January 16, 2013 11:05 am

    Tavis’ blog today ( is all about Dwimmermount and learning from failure. Is he acknowledging that DM is vaporware, and hoping that James will learn from his failures?

    • January 16, 2013 11:18 am

      This is the start of damage control. A world of hurt is coming to him, Jim the Scam, and others of the ilk.

      • Schadenfreude permalink
        January 16, 2013 11:23 am

        It does seem that way. I don’t know Tavis at all, but he seems like a decent guy. JMal is dragging him down. But that blog post really does look he’s telling James to acknowledge failure, deal with it, and move on.

      • Schadenfreude permalink
        January 16, 2013 11:24 am

        By they way, IRWS–good to see you back.

      • January 16, 2013 11:28 am

        Glad to be back. I went away, but the same mistakes are taking place, and not just with Jim the Scam. I am tired of the same old shit, and I need to get back to what I do best, stir the pot.

    • Timothy permalink
      January 16, 2013 11:29 am

      That blog post by Tavis is weird. Losing your father is sad, no laughing matter, but what is up with including naked chicks in the same post and pointing out naked people tried to help his Dad? Is that the only picture of the beach he could find on the internet?

  34. Timothy permalink
    January 16, 2013 11:30 am

    IRWS, back to work on Dwimmerdust!

    • January 16, 2013 11:31 am

      I will get back to work. I got things on my mind and I need to get them out.

      The time is right to finish Dwimmerdust

      • January 16, 2013 11:37 am

        He opened all the cages! Who let the rats out!

      • January 16, 2013 11:40 am

        I thought I lost the will to keep pressing on, but I read some old issues of Cosmo, and asked my self what would Lorraine Williams. First answer was to create a RPG based on Dallas. The second answer was to kick the old farts in the balls.

      • January 16, 2013 1:11 pm

        Dallas, yay! We can finally find a use for Comeliness! What about a “Dynasty” or “Knots Landing” game?

      • January 16, 2013 4:55 pm

        Well since Dallas is back on TNT, I think the time is right for Dallas 2E OSR Edition.

      • Schadenfreude permalink
        January 16, 2013 7:04 pm

        I would *totally* back your Kickstarter for that game.

      • January 16, 2013 7:28 pm

        Why are you giving me another challenge?

      • Schadenfreude permalink
        January 16, 2013 7:30 pm

        I just have that much love and respect for your work.

        And I’m a dick.

      • January 16, 2013 8:02 pm

        Ok. I’ll add it to the que. I’ve got some ideas.

      • Ritter permalink
        January 16, 2013 8:32 pm

        TSR was waaaay ahead of you on the soap opera game concept. Sure, it’s not a role playing game, but I think this might warrant a retro-clone nonetheless.

      • Scott permalink
        January 16, 2013 8:34 pm

        AMC sucked balls, Days was the song of my people

      • January 16, 2013 8:50 pm

        Clone hell out of it so grogdads can teach their kids to play without having to hold a dragonsfoot poll to determine which one they sell to Troll & Toad for a rare archival copy. Call it some assed thing like “B.O.S.L.E.Y.” if “Fort Worth” or “Waco” doesn’t ring your bell.

        And run a Kickstarter the likes of which not even God and Lorraine Williams have ever seen.

      • January 17, 2013 3:19 am

        True confession time:

        I’ve played the AMC game and enjoyed it.

        It is time for a soap opera roleplaying game. IRWS is the one to do it right. I will dedicate it to Dwimmerdust’s font of inspiration Lorraine Williams.

  35. Captain Kirks Dick Blood permalink
    January 16, 2013 11:43 am

    That Mike Skanka guy is full of shit (and by the looks of him maybe some falafal and baklava). You know what people with actual jobs and lives do when a parent or loved one gets sick? They go to work! They go to work every fucking day, occasionally take some personal days to help out with the situation, and then wake up after a shitty nights sleep and go to fucking work. The loved one dies and you know what? They take a few days off and, wait for it; they fucking go to work. A real man takes care of his own, persues his interests AND goes to work. Not moping around all day in echo chambers as the likes of Jamal, Zak, and our hero Blooeymage (no, that is not a typo. I was calling him “Blooeymage” ironicall at first because he might have put a shotgun in his mouth and “Blooey!” Now I accept the possibility that the blooey might be coming from him crawling up and unloading his cheesy round into a drooling dog walkers squinty face).

    Whatever Jamal’s personal problems are he at least doesn’t seem to have full time work he has to get up for no matter how depressed and press the fuck on. He’s another chronically unemployed gamermanchild who has all the fucking time in the world to grieve and be pained. A lot of the rest of us suck it up and go to fucking work and make a true honest (well, mostly honest) living without throngs of suckups telling us it’s going to be alright and to take all the time they need. That makes me sick. People who have it together go to their job and do what they have to do even though they don’t want to for themselves and their loved ones. Can you imagine this fucker as a husband or father? What a creep.

    Bitch got paid in advance, and he owed finishing it in a timely fashion to not just the Kickstarter supporters, but the people in his personal life. Mr. Sensitive artist should have put the time in. He had time for dozens of pointless blog posts and google gaming while daddy was ill.

    • January 16, 2013 11:47 am

      You have described Gamer Stockholm Syndrome.

    • January 17, 2013 7:19 am

      I love it when someone who calls himself ‘Captain Kirks dick blood’ interrupts his usual steam of consciouness rants about pedophilia, rectal prolapse and ass fucking to deliver a syern moral lecture on the virtue of a work ethic. All we meed now is an official position statement on the tragedy of gun violence in schools.

      • January 17, 2013 8:13 am

        either that or spellcheck

      • Timothy permalink
        January 17, 2013 8:44 am

        Vulcan Steve-o’s existence has been validated by this site; he don’t meed no spellcheck.

      • January 17, 2013 9:27 am

        Big fingers on a small phone.

  36. Bob's Kunt permalink
    January 16, 2013 11:56 am

    *Camera pans in on a figure laying naked in bead clutching a ragged box. Soon the audience sees Jmal lovingly stroking a cum stained wood-grained OD&D box in one hand while kissing a picture of E. Gary Gygax. His other hand is violently inserting a 24 inch black dildo into his ass.

    The audience hears Jmal saying things like, ‘Take it you little bitch.’ and ‘Rob, your teenage man-pussy feels sooo good.’ Jmal changes voices and speaks again, ‘Tell me I can have Kalibrun published, Daddy.’

    Suddenly Jmal’s face changes and a new voice comes. He rams the dildo up the the hilt and screams “Dwimmermount!!!”. Jmal orgasms onto the D&D box and seemingly collapses. As the scene closes you see that he is laying on a pile of money with pictures of early designers, James Raggi and Stephen Poag laying about. Jmal curls into a fetal position and drifts off to sleep crying softly.

    Fade to black*

    • January 16, 2013 12:00 pm

      Corey Nemec, right?

      • Bob's Kunt permalink
        January 16, 2013 12:14 pm

        I was thinking Andy Dick.

      • January 16, 2013 12:17 pm

        He’d probably do it for free if you let him keep the “somewhat distressed” Raggi & Poag snapshots.

      • Scott permalink
        January 17, 2013 8:04 pm

        I’m gonna go with Harmony Korine here

  37. Captain Kirks Dick Blood permalink
    January 16, 2013 12:02 pm

    And welcome back back Scissors, most ferocious of field warriors. I had feared perhaps a Grogtard hit squad had been sent after you. Greenwood, St. Andre, Mentzer, and others locking themselves in a convention back closet with you and overcoming you with the stench of catpiss and underwiped buttcrack.

    Now you are back to continue your holy Jihad. When your mission is complete, there is a place in heaven for you, where Lorraine (wearing Badmikes newest shirt that sez “Fuck Gametards!”) will wait on you hand and foot for eternity. Allah Akbar!

    • January 16, 2013 12:06 pm

      There are many targets to go after. The whole OSR is my field of play now.

      Glad to be back.

    • January 17, 2013 11:23 pm

      I’m borrowing “Fuck Gametards” CKDB. Check the site should get it up this weekend. You’ll get full props.

  38. kent permalink
    January 16, 2013 12:45 pm

    Here’s an idea.

    Why don’t you jackasses shut the fuck up unless you have something *new* to say.

    • January 16, 2013 1:13 pm

      OSR echosphere report:
      ( as I contribute in full hypocrite mode)

      James’ is having a family issue with his dad’s health. Looks bad.

      Seems like this is the second time Jim has has family troubles.
      Taking the man at his word, I wish him and his family all the best.
      But I would point out that this is the difference between professional and amateur endeavors. Professional’s have more than one guy on staff and/or basically have to keep working through even such horrible things like this. Fact is too the dude is a writer. A freelance writer at that. Not chained to any one locale. Writing can be done anywhere. But hey they guy’s head ain’t in the game to begin with and now its fucking worse.

      I hope shit turns around for James and he proves us doubters wrong for thinking he’s going to flake out on this one.

      God bless.

      • Captain Kirks Dick Blood permalink
        January 16, 2013 2:43 pm

        Not flake? He has fucking flaked. Look what he did to this poor Tavis guy. Made him look like shit and the deluded dolt only wanted to bring the “greatness” of Dwimmermount to the reeking masses. This was a giant favor Tavis was doing for the prick. Not even communicating with him now. Are you kidding me?This guy may be the biggest victim, not the folks who paid into what they thought was some epic, history making thing. Finish or not, what you are reading about in this thread is the history of it that will last, not rat and skeleton rooms.

        Sorry about his dad. Sorry about my dad. Sorry about everybodies dad/parent who has/will pass away. It’s a club we all get to belong to at some point. Sorry, but nobody can honestly say as an excuse “His head wasn’t in the game” when he blogged and played on google + and was involved in everything gaming related other than what he actually got money for. Head not in the game?

      • January 16, 2013 4:53 pm

        Petty Gods.

        This predates “health.”

      • Ritter permalink
        January 16, 2013 10:34 pm

        Precisely. St. Jimmy couldn’t even produce a book that was fully written and illustrated by others, so how could people possibly be surprised when he was unable to produce one he had to write all by himself?

      • January 17, 2013 2:15 am

        Captain Kirks Dickblood-

        Jmal’s head is not in the game means he wasn’t into delivering on his promised work in the first place before his personal shit hit the fan- and now it would be even more excuse not to do any work. Wasn’t defending his lack of interest in doing actual work. I wonder which OSR artists and designers Jamal has hired… and how much he has spent on production of his megadungeon.

        I also ponder why he didn’t simply release say 5 or 7 or 9 or whatever number of individual modules instead of one big boxed set thing.

        Small steps and small bites and you can get shit done JimmyMalbo.

    • Bob's Kunt permalink
      January 16, 2013 1:52 pm

      Here’s something new; Paul ‘I cut my dick off and am now a lesbian’ Jaquays is involved in a Kickstarter to pay for him to do some art on a cheap book. I think one of the rewards is naked pictures of Paul’s new snatch.

      • Scott permalink
        January 16, 2013 2:51 pm

        Jennell Jaquays is responsible for some of the only worthwhile gaming products ever made, she can call herself fuckin Muhammad Ali if she wants to.

      • kent permalink
        January 16, 2013 2:53 pm

        That’s not news nor is gender reassignment shocking outside of hicksville.

        News would be something more like:

        *Surgeon decapitates redneck performing neck colour alteration surgery*. The surgeon declared, “Not my fault. His neck was red all the way through!”

      • Arneson's Spectre permalink
        January 16, 2013 7:14 pm

        I’m going to Kickstart a new game called Playing Poop Dollar with Homeless Toothless Trannies Working the Bus Station.

      • Ritter permalink
        January 16, 2013 10:39 pm

        That pitch is a tedious complain-a-thon in which the author goes on and on about how other artists didn’t work out. Not exactly quality marketing. Next.

    • January 16, 2013 4:52 pm


  39. January 16, 2013 2:35 pm

    So in plain unvarnished language all this chattering on this blog is usually about the guy (Maliszewski) who started that “2E oriented nostalgia processing station” (Grognardia).

    Lets cut to the chase.

    Who the hell gave him money anyway?

    While thats not as bad as all the “RPGoon” mini-businesses (Necromancer, Kenzer, Troll Lords, etc) that threw money in the Rob Kuntz black hole, if you back way the fuck up and take it all in, based on the viewpoint of the musings on the content from the Grognardia blog, that of a person who favors nothing over actual content in your standard wonk RPGer “all good” attitude, then Kuntz in his far more critical (in theory) assessments is on a different tier and is actually the better bet. Thats fucking scary.

    So what the fuck were these street investors thinking?

    I think if they expected the eventual product of that blog to be anything more than a huge ass with images of the covers of B1 and X1 on each cheek squeezing out regurged, redevoured and redigested already rpg-fantasized rpg-fantasy virtual bowel movement then think about investing in 5E. At least that’ll be a little livelier shit to throw in the trash…


    • Captain Kirks Dick Blood permalink
      January 16, 2013 2:50 pm

      Gene, as you can tell from my comments I’m kind of constipated today. But I’m going to read that last paragraph of yours over and over for the rest of the day like the Bene Gessirit litany against fear, and hopefully I’ll blast a nice tuber or two by the end of the afternoon.

    • Von permalink
      January 19, 2013 10:19 pm

      This is what I’ve been wondering too. I’m genuinely surprised at the amount of money that’s been flung at Herr Chevski.

  40. Aos permalink
    January 16, 2013 2:47 pm

    You should probably just go ahead and learn English, Gene. Nobody speaks hippy anymore.

  41. Arneson's Spectre permalink
    January 16, 2013 7:09 pm

    Part of me is hoping JaMal’s dying father will tell him on his death bed that he wasn’t his real dad and that his mother had an affair with a protestant mailman, making him that which he despises the most: BASTARDS!!!!

    And why the fuck does Skarka have any time to post on G+ and debate his fellow socially retarded gamer durp de derps when he’s got several unfullfilled Kickstarters and preorders he took money for going back to 2010 still on his plate?

  42. kent permalink
    January 16, 2013 8:45 pm

    I see the shitheads are back in force.

    • Kent's Rectum permalink
      January 16, 2013 9:06 pm

      Hey folks. I’m Kent’s man cunt. Kent doesn’t wipe me very well. If you are one of those well endowed young Jamaican fellows Kent likes to pick up at the fag bar, you might want to avoid the ass eating foreplay for awhile.

  43. January 17, 2013 5:43 am

    Hippy? Sorry, I’m not one of the progtards that are embedded in the D&D scope. I actually saw YES and ASIA in concert in the early 80’s and was not a fan. However, I was often mistaken for a hippy or a headbanger then later a grunge guy. Some whackjob on FaceBook even said a picture of me that was from 1986 was “emo” or “goth” because my hair was sticking up and my skin was white as hell from sleeping for a week after numerous plane trips. I told he that I didnt think they even had those things back then so how the hell could she just assume? Anyway, in all truth I don’t share anything with D&D people except D&D itself. Medieval enthusiasms, love of classical adventure/weird fiction, and intolerance for geek culture. I don’t believe D&D is an end to itself, it comes from somewhere else and was a subject of much discussion for years and years prior to I ever heard word one from Gary Gygax. This is where I have dissonance with the vast majority of quick grab rpg players for a start.

    As for English… well… one man’s English is another man’s “sports entertainment”.

    • January 17, 2013 7:38 am

      Dude, I think someone hacked your Facefuck account because someone logged in as you and posted some fucking boring shit about ASIA concerts or some shit. You might want to change your password. “fucktard69” was too easy to guess.

    • Scott permalink
      January 17, 2013 8:05 pm

      There were definitely Goths in 1986, but emo didn’t kick off until the early 90s, when it was a very different thing than what hit the charts in the early 2000s. THE MOAR YOU KNOW

  44. January 17, 2013 7:53 am

    I don’t think I’ve ever been impersonated however someone once copied my greater troll stats, that I put it up on the TSR website, in the 1990’s when the internet wasn’t as popular as it soon became, and converted it to 3E style from 2E style when I was saying that I would make it into 3E style on a lot of forums and it just pissed me off that they stole my thunder. Looking back after years of the soulless ravings of internet gregarious doofery that actually was pretty complimentary in comparison. 😉

    Thats the biggest problem with D&D if you get what I’m aiming at. Too much soulless conversion and not enough awareness of actual people playing the content. All these mimickers of what came before be it clone, edition or even new rpg are usually about as interesting as an occupational safety video you’ve viewed 60 times in a row week after week…

  45. kent permalink
    January 17, 2013 8:56 am

    Have any of you shitheads checked out the material that YDIS has written for the Fight On! magazine under the literary name Chris Robert?

    It’s pretty poor stuff, ya know, substandard fare. lol. You would think that such an intense contemptuous critic must have some sort of talent, right? Im afraid not. See for yourself. LOL.

    • Timothy permalink
      January 17, 2013 9:03 am

      Almost as gay as Paul Kent Berry’s stalking of zakprincess across the cyber universe.

      • kent permalink
        January 17, 2013 9:08 am

        Have you read his stuff Tiny Tim? It sucks, lol.

        Also Timi, think for yourself, you are not brainwashed you know.

      • Timothy permalink
        January 17, 2013 9:32 am

        Thanks for noticing, auntie kent. I certainly have felt non-brainwashed since being faith-healed by Bobby Kuntz at the joint Rand Paul-Ted Nugent Take Back Amerika From the Commies For Ayn Rand Creatives Hoe-down in Nazissippi last year. Got to play with Geoffie in Carblosa and everything.

      • Mongbat permalink
        January 17, 2013 10:00 am

        It ain’t right to out people, Jack Timothy Shear.

      • Timothy permalink
        January 17, 2013 12:08 pm

        Happenned last year, Dungbat. Doubt its his real name anyway.

        And while Jack and I are both women trapped in men’s bodies, that does not make us the same person.

      • January 17, 2013 2:24 pm

        To clarify what Timothy is saying, we’re both women trapped in different men’s bodies. It isn’t the same body we’re trapped in.

        For the record, Timothy’s trapped in a hunkier model.

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  47. Bob's Kunt permalink
    January 17, 2013 2:01 pm

    Enworld is having a Kickstarter to rebuild their hacked site and give it new features: With all the new features they are proposing they never addressed the issue of fixing security. Act now and you could be rewarded with some PDFs that can be got through nefarious means or a poster with a drawing of Paul Jaquays hacked off penis.

  48. Jim permalink
    January 17, 2013 7:47 pm

    Wow YDIS, now with Gene Weigel and Queen Kent, can this place get any better?

  49. January 18, 2013 5:30 am

    I’ve been told to avoid these online mags by various people. I wanted to contribute to an online mag once…. ONCE! That said, Ive wiped my appointment slate to go to the Gygax Magazine unboxing because its pretty much right around the corner from where I am. I’ve never been to the location (The Brooklyn Strategist) I’m hoping that this isn’t going to be a real world dungeon encounter… “Its a dopplegamer and 3 mindplayers!” 😉

    • Bob's Kunt permalink
      January 18, 2013 6:09 pm

      It will be four guys that haven’t bathed in a year and a girl that would make Jabba the Hutt look small wearing skimpy anime inspired clothes. And that’s just the people behind the Magazine.

  50. Captain Kirks Dick Blood permalink
    January 18, 2013 10:26 am

    Dragonstard forum, including Steve-O’s T-Shirt horking hero FatBaldBadMike has name checked YDIS in a “What happened to Grognardia post”. They don’t like it, nosireee. But it hasn’t stopped them from promoting by linking to it and making the thread about it. Hey, any publicity is good publicity.

    C’mon, Dragondouches! Join the fun. Jump right in! You don’t have to be on YDIS’s side. You can defend Jamal and the other cretins of the blOwSR heartily, or you can be a “tweener” like Queen Klark Kunt or Steve-O, pretty much hating everybody including YDIS for hating anybody. Whether it is Team Edward or Team Jacob does not matter. That you are playing is all that counts.

    • January 18, 2013 12:12 pm

      Those fuckwads won’t come on here and defend JMal’s lack of posting a simple message on his blog like “Got some life issues, but will be back as soon as I can”. Some of us are writing things they wish they could because they agree deep down. Some probably come here, post something, then go back to Dragonhump and post how disgusted they are. It is probably like cumming on some hooker’s tits and then going home to the wife.

      • Jim permalink
        January 18, 2013 3:25 pm

        How much do hookers charge you for cumming on their tits? I usually just peep through the windows and wank.

      • January 18, 2013 5:03 pm

        It is the psychophants who really piss me off.

        “Oh poor James the big bad world has gotten him. Take your time.”

        They are nothing but marks.

      • Arneson's Spectre permalink
        January 18, 2013 9:04 pm

        If the social retards from Dragonsfoot who ignored Bloodymage in his hour of need until he reappeared to show off the mentally challenged chick he picked up at a Special Olympics and banged the shit out of are foolish enough to come here into the Abu Ghraib Prison for the BlowSR turdosphere, let’s force them to build virtual butt pyramids.

      • January 21, 2013 10:38 am

        I run with scissors: psychophants? Are those people who really like Charlie Manson?

    • GenghisDon permalink
      January 19, 2013 7:26 am

      Being the person that made the link, I can say I made it so people CAN see “discussion” on James. DF mods had directed the conversation to a more sanitized version, so, for those that might want otherwise, this place fit the bill.

      I don’t see why one would get outraged over a tiny amount of $ lost on funding some amateur hour boring megadungeon, but have at it if you do. I’m not interested in defending or attacking someone over such petty things that I don’t give a shit about, though. Sorry.

      YDIS IS funny sometimes, and very pathetic &/or lame others. I’ve never got a hooker just to cum on their tits, as that’s not a big thrill for me, but I imagine it’s pretty cheap.

      Attacking the “social retards” for not helping Bloodymage is pretty laughable, no one here has either. YDIS is clearly inhabited by “people” at LEAST as socially retarded, if not more so. Some of you ought to look in the mirror. Even if you are immune to introspection, at least you might be able to raise your personal grooming to leave you can leave mom’s basement without instant ridicule; maybe even long enough to talk with actual people.

      Gene; oh what fun your mix of ignorance & insight can provide.

      • GenghisDon permalink
        January 19, 2013 7:32 am

        No edits here I see… “personal grooming to the level (leave) you can leave mom’s basement without instant ridicule; maybe even long enough to talk with actual people.

      • Arneson's Spectre permalink
        January 19, 2013 8:43 am

        tl, dr: Genghis Dong is about to rip Kent’s Rectum WIDE OPEN!

        And I’m pretty sure that grooming and hygiene is the ONLY thing separating the YDIS crowd for the BlowSR derp de durps thank you very much!!!!

        For the unbathed fatbeard Dragonsfoot crowd, should they come around:

        Because the more you know…

      • January 19, 2013 9:03 am

        When you post on the Internet, and cultivate your own cult of personality, then you should be prepared to take not only the blow jobs, but the shit storm as well. I have no sympathy with someone who chooses to post every inane utterance in the hopes that their “friends” will think they are cool.

        You take the good with the bad.

        The OSR crowd, much like the Forge crowd, the Fate crowd, is nothing but a blind reach around circle jerk. The groups live to praise one another, and build a sense of community, when in fact it is a papier-mâché creation that collapses as soon as you pick it up.

        It is very easy to dream about being a big wig game publisher. Fuck it is even easier to dream about touching a real boob. At the end of the day, a business is hard. All these fuckwits — cough Jim the Scam — want to have their cake and eat it too.

        “Give me money!” They cry when they want to publish their “famous mega dungeon.”

        “Hey I am doing this in my free time, this is not my job.” They feeble proclaim when they bring in $50,000 and are expected by people to fulfill their promise.

        Karma is a bitch, and it is time for light to be shined on the corrupt and disinfect it.

        The funny thing is, Jim the Scam is not the worse offender. Brave Halfling is right up there. The thought that “Brave Halfling is like your cousin who is always late to appointments – whether it’s a Kickstarter or a pre-order, the quality has so far been excellent, the timeliness has been poor.” Is bullshit.

        They have yet to deliver to people who have preordered their epic cut and paste version of Dungeon Deep, despite the fact they have no problem selling the PDFs. We are told, constantly, that it is not their fault. That the person they hired did not do the work. Fuck that. You own the fucking company. Two years and still no product? You had no fucking problem with taking the money.

        Don’t even get me started on their fucking joke of a Kickstarter.

        At the end of the day, fuck them. They have to deal with the bad along with the good.

  51. January 18, 2013 3:58 pm

    Dragonsfoot was never what it advertised as anyway. I don’t believe there ever was a “home for AD&D” on the internet like DF used to say. Those people on DF need that place to thrive and get validated. The AD&D fans, who reject the Blumes/Williams style, don’t need that kind of daily anonymous “pat on the back”. After all, there is strength in doing your own legwork for classic AD&D. Think about it. Who the fuck at Dragonsfoot is going to settle, what you can get without piles of opinions, in the book?

    Once DF was interesting because the only guy who could give thought-provoking D&D answers (Gygax) hung around. However, the same could be said for ENWORLD.

    This comment section over here, while not content-oriented at all, it is still awesome at the very least because it cuts through the “wall of niceties” spell on standard rpg forum policy and gets right to the heart of whats happening unchallenged. Just look at the response by moderation at DF, in the above mentioned DF thread, to stay quiet. What is the reason to have a forum then?

    Turn up the heat on everybody!

    Lets look at the responses over at DF. They infer that the only reason comments are made in this fashion here is because of insanity. How is harsh and inciteful language inherently insane? Perhaps only if it doesn’t make sense. In the case of “GROGNARDIA” being picked on well… it makes sense. The site is wonky D&D of the Lorraine WIlliams’ era looking back. If you don’t have a problem with that and your overly thin-skinned about it being called out. Well perhaps the problem isn’t located in these fireball-strewn halls after all…

    Don’t fucking get me wrong about DF, there are plenty of cranks over at the various “OSR” oases as well. However the entire website of DF is directly for 2E fandom it never was viable for AD&D classic thinking for itself but “1E” rather as a supplement to serve the flaws of 2E. Someday there will be a viable content oriented website to serve content-oriented classic AD&D fans. Just not today (and never by me. I don’t think I will ever have time to run a website especially one that has to keep in mind IP.)

    PS delete your account at DF and walk away like I did in early 2008. Honestly? It was the most interesting thing that I now associate with the site.

    • Scott permalink
      January 18, 2013 8:07 pm

      I’m don’t ever agree with everything said over here – for instance, I like Zak and Mandy and find them smart and pleasant, and I think anyone who paid in advance for Dwimmermount should have their voting and breeding rights revoked – but yeah, it’s occasionally nice to operate in a treacle-free zone, and the more insane trolling here with doody and buttholes and what-not is obviously a piss-take.

      To paraphrase an old quote about /b/, Dragonsfoot (or, or whatever) is where idiots go to act smart, and this is where smart people come to act like idiots. Revel in the blight.

      • Captain Kirks Dick Blood permalink
        January 19, 2013 2:18 pm

        OK, I have never had any interaction with ZakDouche, but I have seen a few of his with others. Rarely does it seem “pleasant.” When he is not droning out his stream of semi-conciousness likes and dislikes, he’s arguing and insulting anybody who disagrees with him or say they don’t like a particular Raggi adventure or whatever the fuck. Then he’ll slap Raggi and himself on the back in forums and say their stuff is “just that good.” We don’t like that kind of lame douche-chill arrogance in our sports stars and rock stars, but somehow the typical wank-happy gamer can look past that cause Zak has a low end “porn” angle and has proof he fucked a couple of skags the LA underground has chewed up and spit out onto a game table in a shitbox Hollywood one-bedroom.

        Some of us are just not sucked into admiration of phonies, and that in large part fuels YDIS. You seem like a smart guy otherwise Scott, and for that and your last line there you get a pass.

      • Scott permalink
        January 19, 2013 5:05 pm

        I’ve told Zak repeatedly that I don’t understand his compulsion to go argue with people in forums, aka pissing into an ocean of piss. I can understand him rubbing people the wrong way (wait wut), but different strokes (wait WUT). I’m definitely not starstruck by the porn angle. The only human beings on Earth I’d get starstruck over are Burt Reynolds and Dusty Rhodes, but I grew up as Florida trailer trash.

        I don’t know any of his other players, but Mandy’s all right. And I swear I’m not just being a contrarian (which is something I’m not otherwise above).

        Anyway, I don’t take myself very seriously or use my online presence as a load-bearing part of my identity, and I believe trolling serves a valuable internet-ecological function, so I have no problem taking heat for liking certain people or when I say/do stupid things, which is pretty often. (That’s also why I never have and never will delete comments from my blog posts … it’s character-building to be told you’re a dipshit every now and then.)

    • Bob's Kunt permalink
      January 19, 2013 10:16 am

      Apparently anything Gene doesn’t like is some sort of Williams era trash. As much as I don’t like Grognardia, James is one of those ‘2e is evil and we hates it’ basement dwellers. Like all the hardcore 1e worshipers and OSRIC lovers Jmal is dead set against anything that goes against the Cult of Gygax.

      With JMal being the ‘Voice of the OSR’ he pretty much proves that all those on the internet who champion Olde Skool D&D are perverted basement dwellers who masturbate to pictures of Gygax on a daily basis. They sit in their basements with calendars that have 2013 marked out and penciled in is 1979. They clutch their Milton Bradley electronic football games and dream of days gone by when they dreamed of shagging the Succubus from the Monster Manual.

      Basically, they are all sad worthless pieces of human trash that make Springer guests look classy.

  52. Timothy permalink
    January 19, 2013 8:22 am

    The DFers can defend their ignoring of Bloodymage’s pleas for help and call us trolls and not normal until they are blue in the face and ass.

    But once YDIS posted here that BM was out of touch and maybe in trouble, only then did someone inquire about him on DF. Only then, and on the same day. Not a coincidence.

    Is there a more effective altruist on the web than YDIS? I think not, my friends, I think not.

    • January 19, 2013 10:19 am

      But once YDIS posted here that BM was out of touch and maybe in trouble, only then did someone inquire about him on DF. Only then, and on the same day. Not a coincidence.

      You speak as though you think the two communities are exclusive of one another. In the Venn Diagram of “YDIS +DF” we have red for YDIS and blue for DF and all we end up with is a purple dot with a little tiny sliver of red on one side and a little tiny sliver of blue on the other. YDIS is just DFs truckstop bathroom where the responsible family men with wide stances go to tap their toes in toilet stalls and do things they don’t speak of the next morning.

      • Bob's Kunt permalink
        January 19, 2013 12:05 pm

        DF is more like the mildew filled basement that the 40-year old virgin son of a middle-class family lives. Mom doesn’t even go down there since she saw Johnny in his Star Wars underoos masturbating to Superfriends while shoving a Princess Leis action figure up his ass. Dad has washed his hands of the whole thing and tries to pretend the boy doesn’t exist which is hard when his smelly friends come around and they all make weird noises until 4am.

        YDIS is the rest of the neighborhood that may sympathize with the family but ultimately knows that it is the parents that made Johnny the way he is. We are just calling out the truth for what it is even if the family wants to live in denial.

      • January 19, 2013 1:11 pm

        I’m fine with being a lot lizard in a pissy stall.

      • January 19, 2013 1:03 pm

        Haha, I like that! Can BadMike turn it into a shirt?

  53. Arneson's Spectre permalink
    January 19, 2013 6:10 pm

    I think “Lesbian: The Carpet-licking” RPG has finally been released.

    Now the unbathed fatbeards living in their parents basements that play Maid and Panty Explosion and other sissy RPGs can play bull dykes too.

    • Jennell's Dismembered Dick permalink
      January 19, 2013 6:19 pm

      I approve of this game.

  54. January 19, 2013 6:32 pm

    With all the derogoratory statements about rpg players going on here I think it can be said that there is merit to the idea that D&D somehow created an unsound counter culture that has nothing to do with the game but nevertheless keeps getting confused with it.

    Thats why the “D&D geek” (READ: social reject) being described here endlessly (but indirectly) feels the need to follow the weather of the industry faithfully. The alignment system and its original “its okay if its a three way” mirror-morphed to an allusion of the “nine circles of hell” brought about a way of thinking that affected mainstream culture in a major way. A kind of everything can be special feeling emerged from this. If not directly the source of “EVERYTHING IS BEAUTIFUL” it certainly catalyzed into mainstream a groupthink of the nerd as a way of life. D&D’s way of looking at living in its fake world of fantasy created the kind of messed up colorful losers that Western Civilization once saw in the itinerant circus performers bumming their way from town to town (now horribly surviving as Cirque De Soleil.). Yes, there are fans who are drawn to the musings on wargames and science fiction by some guy named E. Gary Gygax that want nothing to do with:

    1) A community based on a corporation
    2) A community based on outcasts and pariahs


    If a fan site of a show like lets say like LOST or X-FILES had an influx of people talking about playing alternate backgammon because an episode talked about how an alien overlord changed the rules to mix with the storyline there would be people who would forever be altered by the notion that this happened and would bring up the show every time they played backgammon and would suggest trying that crappy rule based on one script writer who threw it together in 5 seconds. Now lets imagine that there is an afternoon set of backgammon players who had the game explained to them a long time ago and want to keep it fast and simple instead of hearing about a goddamned irrelevant television writer’s insight every time they play. Slight game aspects like “character skills” or “fumble rolls” or something big and unwieldy like “SPELLJAMMER” or the whole Chaosium line of games is that “Lost/X-Files episode”.

    There is a fear that certain people have and its based on loneliness. It is a fear that if they throw out a trend as a failure then it will be their turn next to be thrown out.

    We keep seeing endless moaning to not “throw the baby out with the bathwater” for years and years (its the dweeb mantra) but just because unplayable aspects of rpg creep has saturated everything (even the clones were instantly “recreeped”) that doesn’t mean there won’t come a time to “clean the shit off the baby”. The nerds need to “get a haircut” or “grow up” or whatever you want to call it. No one wants to say it but its true. D&D was much better without “the geek”.

    The war that will give D&D its due class will be won by rude, callous thinkers and not a chorus of people interested in using it as a social network.

    Behind the scenes in the various projects that I did online it was a living nightmare of thin-skin. This is not what makes D&D great. Some guy shitting in his fucking pants, as his wife looked on, because he had Gary Gygax over to his house and Gary refused to go outside to smoke tiparrillos was a real time visualization of what made D&D great. It may not seem like it but its absolutely why. All these OSR chowderheads rah-rah-rah over anybody and everybody on technicalities of when they started. That is not a renaissance. Thats a military drill as they all get behind the orders of games for the parade. Say what you want about his last days/years or whatever. That old fuck made his bones and none have been worthy to replace him despite all sides bringing him down.

    OSR or rather the RPGR needs to stop thinking about continuing “QUICKY BUCKS DELUXE” and continue dreaming towards solid productions away from the safeness of the herd of ruminants and grow some fucking “claw/claw/bite routines” so to speak.

    What I’d like to see is an adventure that is more than just technically an adventure by late 1E standards. Something that does not use standard stats as a crutch but as a way to express the new. Where is it? I want nuance not some dork taking tiefling ranger and converting it to a thief 1/2 elf with some powers but something that has the balls to feature a creature as to what a tiefling should have been under Gygax. Something wholly new that fans deserve. That must be the heart of any renaissance. The celebration of Gygax D&D is not nostalgia but the celebration of classy imaginings. The imaginings of a person who is comforted by a warm “welcome aboard” fantasy forum? The most verve we’re going to get is if the designer is perhaps a closet pervert. But as long as its “all good” then the nerd love-in police will bring it back to fucking roost…

    If you’re going to reply to this rhetoric with an insulted inquiry into what have I done to quell the rise of this nerdy inclusivenes well my answer is:

    Either give me something solid to do free of fetters (draw, design or what not) or shut the fuck up and respond with good fucking fantasy game content that I can perhaps buy some day.

    • GenghisDon permalink
      January 19, 2013 7:10 pm

      Take your own advice, Gene & shut the fuck up, granpa fatbeard. It’s sad to see only a few sane points swimming in the sea of your incoherent senile ramblings that go on and on. Better still, write the fucking adventure you want to see your own damn self…and bask in the adoration of the 5 other venerable virgins on planet earth that would like it.

      BTW, have you actually seen a Cirque De Soleil show? Quidam was pretty damn good. Change your depends, get out of your rocker & see something in the real world; it might do you some good. Take a break from the “serious business” of ranting about people having badwrongfun playing inferior games for a few minutes

      • Bob's Cunt permalink
        January 19, 2013 8:39 pm

        I’m having a hard time deciding if Gene is off his meds or not. Surely he realizes Gygax was just as much a fucktwat as JMal, Raggi and Poag are…right?

    • January 19, 2013 8:07 pm

      I’m going to name my fantasy baseball team “Clean the Shit Off the Baby.”

      • January 20, 2013 7:55 am

        I’m naming mine “the nerd love-in police.”

    • Sykirobme permalink
      January 20, 2013 6:25 am

      I love how you keep posting what you think as if people care.

    • January 20, 2013 7:58 am

      Jesus Titty Fucking Christ you sure said a lot of nothing in that. When you write this:

      “The celebration of Gygax D&D is not nostalgia but the celebration of classy imaginings.”

      Are you trying to be ironic, or do you not want to come to terms that Gygax is as much as a hack as his disciples? Shit, if it was not for Arneson and Blackmoor, we would not have the game we know of today.

      It makes sense why Jim the Scam worships him so much. Gary, much like Jim, was a huckster, who took the money, and produced works of middling ability.

      • kent permalink
        January 20, 2013 12:47 pm

        ‘works of middling ability’

        ‘works’ don’t have abilities you illiterate cunt.

      • January 20, 2013 1:33 pm


        You are correct, works don’t have abilities. However, in this instance, the works are the result of “middling ability,” hence they are “works of middling abililty.” Just like “works of Shakespeare.” Works don’t have Shakespeare.

      • kent permalink
        January 20, 2013 1:57 pm

        If you think ‘Gary produced works of middling ability’ is a sound sentence then you should devote yourself fully to your kindergarten obsession with spelling.

      • January 20, 2013 2:23 pm

        You’re still upset over the spelling thing? Wow, that must have really stung.

      • January 20, 2013 6:58 pm


        (Go Niners!!!)

      • Bob's Kunt permalink
        January 20, 2013 2:24 pm

        Looks to me like Perdustin used too many big words for Kent. So, let’s try to make it a bit more easy for her to understand.

        Gary produced works of questionable quality that are now little more than spank material for the legions of Gygax fanboys.

      • January 20, 2013 2:48 pm

        Outside of the hobby who the fuck knows who Gord is?

        Gygax is important because his baby men fat beards say he is. TSR went on after the genius was pushed out so too did the hobby. Gygax is just one person in the history of this hobby. Nothing more.

      • kent permalink
        January 20, 2013 2:55 pm

        Perdumbtin, I don’t remember you correcting my spelling but 50% of your posts are about spelling.

        Perdumbtin attends a good university (a fantasy):

        Prof: Perdumptin, there is no content or originality in your essay and your modes of expression are childish and confused.

        Perdumbtin: Ha! You are keeping me in suspense. Tell me, what did you think of my spellings?

      • January 20, 2013 4:17 pm

        That’s bullshit! Only 17% of my posts are about spelling. Oh, I get it. You’re exaggerating for effect. Nice one!

      • GenghisDon permalink
        January 20, 2013 5:46 pm

        I’m pretty sure Kent is just trying to say you meant “is a game designer & author of middling ability” or “produced games of mediocre quality”, etc.

        While I can’t stand the cult of the Coot, he still deserves SOME respect.

        Of course, here in the sewer of gaming, it doesn’t come across as directly as it might elsewhere. I’m awful at spelling, typing & sentence structure (in a hurry, anyway), so enjoy my presence, lads.

        Eh, maybe not, I’m not often in a foul enough mood to keep my profanity content, homophobic rants, racism, etc, up to YDIS standards.

      • January 20, 2013 6:49 pm

        Gygax is important don’t get e wrong. However he is nowhere as important as the psychophants Mae him to be. If he was as talented as they clim we would not have gotten Cyborg Commando post boot.

      • Timothy permalink
        January 21, 2013 6:16 am

        GengisDung says:

        “I’m not often in a foul enough mood to keep my profanity content, homophobic rants, racism, etc, up to YDIS standards.”

        Check on everything but the racism, dummy. We are against it here, that is why Poag and Geoffie and L’il Lexi and JMal and GOPfagan are having Mead Hall putsches elsewhere.

  55. Zarathustra permalink
    January 19, 2013 9:46 pm

    Gene, tl;dr

  56. Arneson's Spectre permalink
    January 19, 2013 10:22 pm

    Has anyone ever seen one of Bloodymage’s products? What are they like are they any good? I guess I’m trying to figure out why we should have cared if he’s hours away from deep throating a shotgun or fucking a mentally challenged chick. I can’t get through to YE OLD SHOPPE without my browser warning me of the imminent digital rape of my computer system if I do.

    I heard Bloodymage once went to a rpg map maker’s work for hire site and asked for someone to make him a map AND pay him $1000 for the privlidge to do so. Is that true?

    • January 20, 2013 7:54 am

      I plan on reviewing some of them. I just opened up a new front in my battle, and have taking aim at Brave Halfling. I have time to shine the light on truth on Blooymage’s products

      • jimmy jones permalink
        January 20, 2013 9:05 am

        Go with god

  57. Jennell's Dismembered Dick permalink
    January 20, 2013 1:03 pm

    Looks like DF now has a Q&A with my former body. Would someone tell Paul that I miss being a part of him and get a Kickstarter going to have me reattached?

    • Arneson's Spectre permalink
      January 20, 2013 5:36 pm

      I wish someone would ask if he cut his junk off or if he’s still taping it under.

  58. kent permalink
    January 20, 2013 1:10 pm

    Id like for someone to explain how this post isn’t a vain clumsy vulgar attempt to generate interest for a commercial product cleverly disguised as a litany of self-praise.

    Zak:- ‘Let me remind you idiots just how amazing I am even though you didn’t comment on my Alice post which took me ages,’

    Perhaps Scott, who is hyper-sensitive to Zak’s virtues but hopefully not blind to his egotistical cuntings, could help me understand.

    I couldn’t care less if some girl makes money through porn but it is crass stupidity to use a grown women, who makes money through porn, as a model for Alice because she is a pal. This contemptuous force feeding of shit as nutrition is a perfect example of how moronic the osr market is. The grovellers will do a nervous double take, ‘that’s not how I imagine Alice, ha he ha he ha he’, and buy the shit anyway.

    • Bob's Kunt permalink
      January 20, 2013 3:38 pm

      You go girl.

    • January 20, 2013 3:51 pm

      When is it ever NOT a clumsy vulgar attempt, litany of self-praise or both?

      Wasn’t going to dignify this failed double reverse troll post but it seems to have gotten poor Ian removed from the Porn blogroll. He used to be on there, now he’s not. Dissenters will be punished!

      • MonsterTV permalink
        January 21, 2013 5:37 am

        Oh what the hell, I got taken off the blogroll? I got hella traffic from Zak’s blog 😦

      • January 21, 2013 8:18 am

        You should have thought of that before you piped up to remind everyone that YDIS churned through more gamable content than he has lately. You know how fragile and sensitive he is, like all these guys. Calling the Pope “a shit” was just a bonus.

      • MonsterTV permalink
        January 21, 2013 10:56 am

        I don’t really think YDIS is a very productive blog (also you’re assholes), but y’all hella correct that the OSR is all wrapped up in its own self importance and petty nepotism. Zak’s vitriol and inability to objectively look at anything isn’t really doing the rest of is any good.

        Im still super butthurt that I’m not on that blog roll, though, damn.

      • Bob's Kunt permalink
        January 21, 2013 11:12 am

        For me, YDIS is about accountability. If you go to various forums and look around you will find that no one has the balls to hold these self-important asswipes accountable for anything. Raggi is an admitted stalker and possible sexual deviant in the ‘it puts the lotion in it’s skin’ variety and no one cares. Geoffry comes out with a baby-rape emulator and he is praised. Bobby Kuntz sells a scribbled laundry list and people line up to buy. TLG takes half a decade to write a book and everyone is thankful they are selling it.

        Go to any of these forums and call these things for what they are and you get chided, banned and told you’re not playing nice. YDIS calls a spade a spade and pulls no punches. The blog holds these hucksters accountable and dispels the various cults of personality around them. We may be assholes but we are productive assholes.

      • January 21, 2013 11:23 am

        Let that be a lesson to all. The weakest popcorn fart of a blog can stay on that list years after its last update but you did something there that pissed him off so much you were gone in a matter of hours.

      • MonsterTV permalink
        January 21, 2013 12:37 pm

        YDIS about accountability? Sure, in a weird way. But so long as this blog is written in /b/ style (Really? Cocktardia? _Really?_) no one takes it seriously. The OSR think you guys are a joke. If you want to actually make a difference, bring this shit up on G+ where the OSR congregates, and try doing it without throwing the word “faggot” around. There are a few of us there who don’t like the schoolyard politics and do talk about it, but there isn’t many. If you’re so proud of your stance, then do something productive instead of throwing it up on this blog that everyone hates.

      • January 21, 2013 12:39 pm


      • January 21, 2013 12:45 pm

        Do you see what you’ve done now, Ian? You made YDIS sad, pissing on the cocktardia thing. She worked really hard on that. Welcome to the monkey house!

      • Bob's Kunt permalink
        January 21, 2013 12:53 pm

        “If you want to actually make a difference, bring this shit up on G+ where the OSR congregates…”

        Yes, go to the place where you can get a dissenting comment deleted and never be heard. The OSR may think this is a joke but at least dissent is welcomed here. They may shun us but at least criticism may be leveled and not have to worry about legions of fanboys deleting your comments and making sure you are not heard. Go ahead and try going to them and see how it works out for you.

        Better yet, try starting up your own blog that holds these guys accountable and see how fast it becomes a ‘joke’ to the OSR.

      • MonsterTV permalink
        January 21, 2013 12:54 pm

        I’d just like it if the people who actually talked about accountability were able to do so in a way that people listened to, instead of ignoring out of hand because it looks like the vomit of the internet. You look like the vomit of the internet is what I am saying.

      • January 21, 2013 1:10 pm

        Can we agree to disagree that G+ hosts meaningful commentary? You can just “+1” this if you like, I think that’s the way it’s done these days?

      • MonsterTV permalink
        January 21, 2013 1:20 pm

        G+ suffers from hugbox echochamber exactly the same way forums and blog comment sections do, but G+ remains the most active method of conversing with the OSR. If you have a blog with quality content, people rarely uncircle/block you for saying something they disagree with. (Within reason. I’d probably stop reading posts from someone who uses the term Cocktardia or makes unnecessarily lewd references to Zak’s pornstar player base.)

      • January 21, 2013 4:20 pm

        Are you going to continue participating in MurderMaze? We’re in the trust tree, you can be honest about your behind-the-scenes with Zak here.

      • Bob's Kunt permalink
        January 21, 2013 2:48 pm

        Tell ya what I’ll do. I can’t speak for the majority of those of us here but I can speak for myself. I’ll take on a little experiment if you’re willing to go along.

        For the next 90 days my YDIS posts will not use the ‘schoolyard terms’ you mentioned. I will lay down level but blunt criticism where it is due and call out the self-inflated for who and what they are. However, I will reserve the right to use ‘colorful metaphors’ if needed.

      • January 21, 2013 3:52 pm

        I guess you have to be Bob’s Quim now, ho ho all the joss-smoking fanboys will titter over that one. But since whenever Zak sets up one of these limp-chested “duels” he always needs to have a prize (beyond eating the biscuit) I gotta ask, what happens if we raise the “reading level” in here and in three months the OSR is still choking on its own reacharound? I guess then it wasn’t the “tone” or the message? Or what?

      • Arneson's Spectre permalink
        January 21, 2013 4:12 pm

        Does something as meaningless and trivial in the grand scheme of things as the BlowSR Turdosphere “Look Mommy I Made My Own Elf Play Game!” Cult of Personality really need [b][i]serious[/b][/i] dissenting discussion? Maybe if they start taking out elementary schools and movie theaters with semi-automatic weapons, but until then, YDIS will do just fine calling a spade a spade, an asshat an asshat, a con man a con man, and a social retard a social retard. Also, faggot.

      • Bob's Kunt permalink
        January 21, 2013 4:47 pm

        “YDIS will do just fine calling a spade a spade, an asshat an asshat, a con man a con man, and a social retard a social retard.”

        I plan on doing just that. However, I am going to show MonsterTV that it doesn’t matter how we word it the entire movement will still do as it pleases and not listen to anyone but their ‘groupies’ and the sheep will keep coming.

      • MonsterTV permalink
        January 21, 2013 6:12 pm

        YDIS: I’m not friends with Zak. If I participate in a MurderMaze game, its because I think it would be fun, but it’s not like Zak and I are going to have a chat before or afterwards. However, given that I appear to be out of the clubhouse, I don’t really know if I’ll be getting any invites.

        Regarding Bob’s Kunt: You’re not YDIS, so I don’t think anyone gives a shit if one com mentor suddenly starts wording things reasonably. Unless you have your own YDIS style blog, in which case I guess go ahead? Otherwise, it’s really up to the single visible/known dissenting voice blog, YDIS, to set the tone.

      • January 21, 2013 9:16 pm

        Yeah, well that’s like your opinion, man. I don’t know what else to tell you, honey. If salty talk and ridiculous epithets give you the vapors, maybe the Internet is not for you? Or maybe you could install a parental filter on your computer? There are browser add-ons that replace naughty words with ones that are PMRC-approved. It’s kinda like that scene in Old School where Luke Wilson asks about the busted seatbelt:

        Luke — “What do you recommend I do?”
        Cabbie — “I recommend you stop being such a faggot.”

      • Rumpelforeskin Up Rumpelstiltskin's Buttocks permalink
        January 21, 2013 9:27 pm

        One thing I’ll say in Zak’s favor is that he is a creepy little fag. That’s three things but only one is to his credit.

      • Rumpelforeskin Up Rumpelstiltskin's Buttocks permalink
        January 21, 2013 9:34 pm

        One thing I’ll say in Arneson’s Spectre’s favor is that when he is finished playing with his faeces he cleans his claw with his good hand and deposits most of his stool in a lunchbox for later use. He no longer needs other kids’ shit to play with.

      • Rumpelforeskin Up Rumpelstiltskin's Buttocks permalink
        January 21, 2013 9:52 pm

        One thing I’ll say to honor ydis is that no foul fart in the whole wide world is so unwholesome that his nostrils won’t distend in a fever of anticipation, not to savor the odor only but by these smells to form new friendships.

      • January 21, 2013 11:13 pm

        You’ve used that one before.

      • MonsterTV permalink
        January 22, 2013 10:42 am

        Nice try, pumpkin. No one is talking about being offended. I’m telling you that if you want to be treated as anything but a joke, you need to change your methods.

        Putting Satine’s vaginal discharge on your Dwimmermount treasure table is puerile and stupid. If you want to make fun of Dwimmermount’s slavish devotion to old school gaming, do so, but adding pointless personal attacks undermines your credibility.

      • January 22, 2013 1:05 pm

        Yeah, I mean you seem a lot more invested in my credibility than I am. I’m not interested in changing the world, bubie. But you sound like you’re a crusader? Go strap on your big boy pants and get to work. Whatever you think is lacking here, go out and make it yourself. Look at Tenkar — before I called him on the carpet he was passing out 5-star reviews like funny hats at a Jewish wedding, now he’s everyone’s favorite holder-of-accountables on matters Kickstarter. I think he has a pretty smutty goal in mind, but whatever; it’s working for him. Go out there and speak your peace. Don’t talk about changing things, don’t ask others to change. Do, or do not.

    • Scott permalink
      January 21, 2013 6:36 am

      This is the only blog I read regularly, I shun forums, I don’t buy OSR gaming products, and I don’t give a shit about micro-niche celebrity, so my only interactions with Zak have been more or less personal. Notwithstanding the brickbats thrown his way, he’s always been cool with me. Same as you, kent.

  59. January 20, 2013 3:34 pm

    I’m railing against the convention-going “its all good” culture and I get called “fatbeard”. Heh, Worst reply everrrrr…

    • Bob's Kunt permalink
      January 20, 2013 3:40 pm

      No, you made a long, rambling rant that basically said what every other guy in the OSR has said in the past. The icing on the cake was when you outed yourself as a Gygax worshiping fanboy.

    • Chatdemon's Manboobs permalink
      January 20, 2013 4:25 pm

      Go back to Dragonsfake and pretend that you are relevant.

    • Arneson's Spectre permalink
      January 20, 2013 5:44 pm

      Hey fatbeard!
      Are you ticklish?
      Disappointed there’s no candy and no liquorish?
      That’s right I called you fat because I’m skinny.
      But it never stopped my from getting busy.
      I like the girls with the boom, and just like JRT
      I once got busy raping in a game store backroom!

  60. Arneson's Spectre permalink
    January 20, 2013 5:32 pm

    GOPagan announced today that he is going “Full Monte” nude on the cover of his next Kickstarter.

    I don’t think Joe or the derp de durps in the comments know that “Full Monte” means SHOW US YOUR DICK!, not SHOW US YOUR TITS!

    It’s about time these BlowSRs started putting soft gay porn on the covers of their retroturds. Their fantasy has finally been fulfilled.

    Hey Paul Jaquays’s dismembered penis, maybe you can pose for the cover? Hopefully your tranny former self Janell can illustrate.

    • January 20, 2013 6:53 pm

      Unfortunately the nudes will be of naked elf chicks who look like drow.

    • January 20, 2013 7:09 pm

      Goddamn, these comments have turned into Act 3 of a Laff-a-lympics episode. Who will come out on top? The Scooby-Doobies? The Really Rottens? WHO?!?!?!?!?

      • January 20, 2013 7:17 pm

        > Gary N. MengleJanuary 20, 2013 at 8:27 PM
        > I would not be offended by it. But some people would, no matter how
        > tastefully done, and maybe it’s not worth the flap it would cause. You call > as to whether that’s a bettle you’d like to fight.

        This cracks me up. He’s probably never seen a real boob but wants to come off all mature. Ad for the bettle he wants to battle I bet it is a 2 HD Purple Helmet.

      • Arneson's Spectre permalink
        January 21, 2013 12:05 pm

        Heavens to Murgatroyd! Now I’m picturing Kent talking all fruity like Snagglepuss, don’tcha know?

    • Jennell's Dismembered Dick permalink
      January 21, 2013 9:07 am

      I could use the work but, I am on the lam. Paul had me preserved and was using me on his new hole nightly. Seems someone told him to go fuck himself and he took it literally. Luckily he left the lock box open and I escaped.

      Unfortunately, I ran into Kent who wanted to use me to plug his rectum after a night at the Thai Embassy. I have been in hiding ever since and am on my way to Canada.

      • January 21, 2013 11:27 am

        Don’t take it too bad, JDD. A lot of dicks in the OSR haven’t worked in years and they’re still attached. Good luck in Canada. Maybe you could “sign” some copies Petty Gods when you get there.

      • Jennell's Dismembered Dick permalink
        January 21, 2013 2:56 pm

        Dear Diary,

        I met a seemingly nice man named James who said he would give me a home. I told him my story over coffee and he seemed sympathetic. He asked if I wanted to see my new room and I agreed.

        What I found was horrifying. In glass cases were stained pairs of Gygax’s underwear. Used toilet paper from Rob Kunz and, worst of all, a naked picture of Tim Kask. He said that I was an excellent piece of gaming history and he wanted to keep me.

        I hauled balls out of there.

        While I was waiting at a bus station someone named Zack e-mailed my phone and said he has several friends who want to meet me. Off to California I go!

  61. Milk permalink
    January 21, 2013 6:37 am

    Seems to me that the number 1 leading cause of death in America for people over the age of 65 will be their kids falling behind on a Kickstarter.

    Just sayin’

    • January 21, 2013 10:04 am

      You could also say that moving up on the charts for Death Among Fatbeards is falling behind on delivering their Kickstarter.

  62. January 21, 2013 6:40 am

    The term fanboy emerged in the end of the 80’s when non-sport trading cards were being majorly rebooted from the 70’s. The only original (not licensed movie or sports) cards that I recall emerging off the shelf in the heart of the 80’s were Drew Friedman’s FREAKARDS (which were ultimately disappointing. I was under the impression that they were going to be like the comedy he he had in NATIONAL LAMPOON and HEAVY METAL. WRONG!!!), GARBAGE PAIL KIDS (which kind of came across like a brain dead version of WACKY PACKAGES. I wasn’t interested in the slightest.) and DINOSAURS ATTACK! (a revival of 1962’s MARS ATTACKS! cards prompted this series.). The end of the 80’s however introduced the “superhero/sci-fi/fantasy statted trading card” and with it came the “fanboy”. Legions of third generation sports fan were being lured into comic book world by this shift in distribution to traditional sports card shops. These are the kids that bought 12 covers of a $2.00 comic with the same story to make a big picture out of the cover. Fanboys were collectors for collecting’s sake without regard for content. The foundation for the statted card was laid down by the various licensed superhero rpgs (MARVEL, DC, TURTLES, etc) then transcibed into collectible card form.
    I never subscribed to “PRESTINE MINT” anything when I buy an old comic its mine to ruin. So with that in mind you couldn’t even call the collectors at the ACAEUM website fanboys but they are far closer to myself. The rpg world is riddled with a fanboy world view however. The need for continuation of all introduced licensed banner logos. Thats pretty “fanboy”.

    If Gene Weigel was a fanboy then he would collect the RPG AS A FAILURE series with my first collection being the SANDY PETERSON: KEEP ON REVISIN’ set. next the COMPLEAT GYGAX & THE HACKPUPPETS with extras “from beyond the grave” and then once I get alll those its time for the elusive MIKE MORNARD: GROG-NERD compilation series of 12 pamphlets…. 😉

    • Chatdemon's Manboobs permalink
      January 21, 2013 9:48 am

      For fucks sake. You can’t see how you admitted you are a fanboi?

      Now a post about collectors cards?!

      What’s next? You go transsexual to prove Robbie Kuntz is not your real love in life?

      • Bob's Kunt permalink
        January 21, 2013 10:39 am

        If you want to do the research you will find that Gene Weigel is one of the few that were butthurt when C&C was not the second coming of 1e. They retreated to the K&K Alehouse and a few Decanonized Gygax from the Church of 1e for not bringing the ‘one true game’ back.

        Gene sat in the same piss-soaked bunker along with Papers and Paychecks, Matt Finch, Semaj The Silent and others, decrying Gygax and lamenting that their version of the game would never come back again. So they tried to rewrite history and created OSRIC and the whole OSR.

        In other words. Any credibility Gene would have is lost knowing that he was one of the founders of the whole OSR thing, a Gygax worshiper and more than likely Kent’s bitch.

      • Timothy permalink
        January 21, 2013 10:53 am

        Thanks for the history lesson, BK. I didn’t know who this idiot who claimed to have inadvertantly started the blowsr when DF wouldn’t terminate his account before Gary died was.

        I know it is a pain in the ass, but if have links to any of these bitch threads, that would be great. I guess on the K&K forum?

      • Bob's Kunt permalink
        January 21, 2013 11:03 am

        He’s taken down his self-inflating videos and I won’t go to K&KA at all. But, I found all of his posts on DF. Check it out:

      • January 21, 2013 11:35 am

        Christ, DF account number 12. I got a wild hair and looked up the other ancestral fatbeards: 1 is “guest,” 2 3 4 purged, 5 is stuart (last seen 2010), 6 is a weird search error, 7 is ryan (2011), 8 and 9 are jeremy and luke (vanished 2002), 10 is gygax and then 11 is that weird search error again.

        It’s like you guys were the original cylons or something.

  63. January 21, 2013 7:02 am

    As to being relevant in the OSR… who cares? As to being relevant in rpgs… again who cares? Nothing seems to be coming out of the “the industry” that needs anyone being relevant.

    That said, rpgs as a dead art. Now thats interesting!

    • Chatdemon's Manboobs permalink
      January 21, 2013 9:41 am

      You couldn’t be relevant in any case. It’s good that you give up caring.

      Try and pretend that you are interesting in some way other than being the one Gygax fanboi who couldn’t hack it at Dragonsflop.

      • January 21, 2013 12:56 pm

        Well I’m glad you chose to say that considering you probably just admitted to yourself that your rpg business-like efforts are beginning to fail with the need to quash… Someone get this guy a kickstarter!

  64. Timothy permalink
    January 21, 2013 10:50 am

    Hey, did any of Faggi’s July Grand Adventures get published yet? Certainly not as late as Dumbermount, but three or four funded like six months ago. He made a big point about saying that it was now or never for all of those adventures, without hinting why.

    I bet his customers are still waiting, and he is probably going to come out with another LotFlab Indiegogo campaign before the first one is shipped.

    Also, can we get this post to 300 replies? Without Weigle’s prozacified ramblings?

    • January 21, 2013 11:46 am

      Quoth the Faggi:

      Sounds like Kelvin, Brockie and Conley are fucking things up for the whole class who all did their homework on time. Maybe their dads are sick or something.

      Love how he basically admits early modern ain’t going to happen. You’ll get it when it’s ready because you already got more pages than promised, peons!

      Plus how long does it fucking take to move through layout these days? Did the software get massively stupid in the last few years? Does it take six months to lay out a 64-page PDF now? Everyone in the fucking OSR blames layout for being years late. By “layout” do they mean some magical land that is only fucking accessible once every hundred years when the moon lines up and Elfuckinminster sends a message from Brigafuckingdoon?

      • January 21, 2013 3:37 pm

        I think layout problems is an euphemism for I have no money.

      • January 21, 2013 3:48 pm

        Christ. It used to be childishly simple. You got the page template, flowed in the text, tweaked the kerning, dropped your pictures in the picture holes, proofed and shipped. It didn’t take six months. Maybe it took a week. But then, it was the ’90s and we had to transport files on big-ass 100 megabyte zip drives, so what do I know, maybe that’s like Chariots of the Gods level technology to these morons.

      • January 21, 2013 5:17 pm

        It is still that easy. Unless you’re using Word.

    • January 21, 2013 11:57 am

      Oh yeah he’s eager to tap the crowdfunding hole again. For a free promotional product. Circle Feb 1 on your calendars, assholes!

  65. Bob's Kunt permalink
    January 21, 2013 1:00 pm

    Alexass now reiterates how he is more intelligent than us and wonders if those that watches movies can actually read her blog:

    • January 21, 2013 1:05 pm

      Nuclear threat? Explodey stadiums? Policeman’s charge? Bitch got advance tickets to Princess Diaries 3 and I didn’t?

      Five points from Ravenclaw because “highbrow” post clearly motivated by reading a fucking webcomic.

    • January 21, 2013 3:09 pm

      Just to be clear, Alexis watches a movie about a billionaire who puts on a cape and costume to fight crime and then Alexis bitches about how the movie lacks realism/literary merit. I’m glad we have someone of sufficiently stupendous intellect to tell us these things (not that we truly understand them).

    • Bob's Kunt permalink
      January 21, 2013 3:20 pm

      I noticed a curious link on The Tao of D&D. I thought it was a ‘What I’m reading’ type link so I clicked it. I find this:

      From reading the blurb I was not surprised Alexis would be reading this. Then I saw the book was ‘published’ by Alexis on Lulu. To make matters worse this was the Author’s Spotlight. Does this mean Alexis wrote it under a pseudonym?

      By reading the posts on his site you find that the guy is a little messed up. I think we can now safely place him in the list of scary deviants like Raggi and Geoffry.

      • Arneson's Spectre permalink
        January 21, 2013 4:21 pm

        If I ever saw Alexass arrive at a screening of Batman, I’d be thinking Aurora Colorado Part II is about to go down.

      • Arneson's Spectre permalink
        January 21, 2013 5:10 pm

        And it figures that pseudointellectual tranny turd Alexass would have to resort to vanity press.

        Come to think of it, the entire BlowSR is vanity press. Even Zak’s homemade porno catalog was the fuck film equivalent of vanity press.

    • GenghisDon permalink
      January 21, 2013 7:36 pm

      I’d say she had some good points…the cops charge scene made me laugh

      I still liked the movie, but even when a story has fantastic elements, perhaps ESPECIALLY when a story has fantastic elements, some verisimilitude goes a long way

      • Sykirobme permalink
        January 22, 2013 11:38 am

        But Delta’s D’n’D Hotspot already posted the same thing, over a year ago, in a much more succinct and entertaining manner, when the movie was actually in theaters.

        And don’t say anything bad about Delta. He’s one of the few OSR people whose posts are actually worth a damn.

      • deathsdj permalink
        February 11, 2013 10:28 pm

        Damn Gdung you are even lamer here then you are a Dragonstwat!

  66. Rumpelforeskin Up Rumpelstilskin's Butt permalink
    January 21, 2013 5:18 pm

    If you look with fresh eyes, and in hindsight, at the entire many-horned edifice of the Old School Renaissance as it has evolved, it kinda looks like spam.

  67. January 21, 2013 5:43 pm

    I say give Gene a try at doing something other than failing.


  68. Ring of Gax permalink
    January 21, 2013 7:24 pm

    I am waiting with great anticipation for the upcoming reviews/well crafted rants regarding the upcoming livestream of the unboxing of Gygax Magazine this Saturday! Don’t care what anyone says, this site is my goto for smiles, laughs and that ugly elephant in the middle of the OSR world: The Truth!

  69. Chatdemon's Manboobs permalink
    January 21, 2013 8:33 pm

    Gene Weigel :
    “Well I’m glad you chose to say that considering you probably just admitted to yourself that your rpg business-like efforts are beginning to fail with the need to quash… Someone get this guy a kickstarter!”

    You coming here to troll the OSR is like the time you tried to find a hooker for a blowjob and all you got was a kiss on the lips.

    Reading your posts is like trying to give birth anally to a bowling ball. Painful and without the satisfaction of a splash at the end. Go back to Dragonsfart for some recognition and pats on the head.

    • January 22, 2013 9:19 am

      “You coming here to troll the OSR is like the time you tried to find a hooker for a blowjob and all you got was a kiss on the lips. Reading your posts is like trying to give birth anally to a bowling ball. Painful and without the satisfaction of a splash at the end. Go back to Dragonsfart for some recognition and pats on the head.”

      I don’t think I’m specifically after any “old school renaissance”. I think I’m disappointed by what they call “OSR” majorly and if it never existed I’d still have the same problems with D&D trends.

      What needs be is a renaissance against all of the contents of the great RPG crap wagon which includes the clone blandness.

      If I was really going to go after it it would sound like this:

      To be really, really frank most of the OSR is worse than the problems of corporate stupidity. The heads of these banner OSR systems are egotistical little shits who are beyond reproach in their self-interested versions of D&D. I’ll call it the OLD SCHOOL SYSTEM INTEGRATION FAILURE INITIATIVE or “OSSIFI” because its failed its petrefaction save the minute it walked away from opinion or consideration. (Remember when I was asked to take a hike from K&K because I dared question the absence of opinions on OSR products? ) I’ve read the products of OSR. I’ve asked for reviews and heard from unsatisfied customers that didn’t drink the Kool-Aid. These are handful of guys that don’t want to share anything while they are burning their grandpa’s fortunes, and lets not forget public charity, to make themselves look astute. Well, fuck grandpa and fuuuuuck yoooouuu….

      Thats what it would sound like anyway… 🙂

      • Bob's Kunt permalink
        January 22, 2013 9:24 am

        The problem,Gene, is that you have outed yourself as a Gygax fanboy and are of the same cut as the guys behind the OSR. You may say you have rejected the movement but your presence in certain forums and your former videos prove you are of the same cut as Jmal and Stuart Marshall.

        Your guilt may be by association but it is still guilt.

      • January 22, 2013 11:06 am

        “Bob’s Kunt permalink
        January 22, 2013 9:24 am

        The problem,Gene, is that you have outed yourself as a Gygax fanboy and are of the same cut as the guys behind the OSR. You may say you have rejected the movement but your presence in certain forums and your former videos prove you are of the same cut as Jmal and Stuart Marshall.

        Your guilt may be by association but it is still guilt.”

        Thats where you’re wrong I’m 100% 2nd through 5th edition!!! TAKE ME WITH YOU!!! TAKE ME WITH YOU!!!!!



        Those two are birds of a feather but if you’ve confused me with any of those turkeys then you need to go back to the real old school!

        What is the definition of a D&D fan that is not this so easily thrown around appelation of “Gygax fanboy”?

        Step up and be destr-… er… recognized.

      • January 22, 2013 11:43 am

        Holy Jimminy Cricket on a pogo stick! Is it that hard to understand?

        Fanboy: A male who is highly devoted and biased in opinion towards a single subject or hobby within a given field.

        Gene Weigel says, “That old fuck made his bones and none have been worthy to replace him.”

        Ergo, Gene Weigel is a Gygax fanboy.

      • Chatdemon's Manboobs permalink
        January 22, 2013 2:16 pm

        Still painful and no splash.

      • January 22, 2013 4:19 pm

        What is this unGygax country that you overworld dwellers see?

      • January 22, 2013 4:47 pm

        So, you confess to idolatry?

      • January 22, 2013 8:24 pm

        I’ll admit that sticking with Gygax brand D&D = a good fucking game. Gygax on anything else due to legal fetters sucks. That said where is there another name entity or even just a plain good juicy rpg to play?

      • January 22, 2013 10:35 pm

        Arneson D&D, Moldvay D&D, BECMI D&D…

        Runequest, Rolemaster…

        and, gosh Mr. Weigel, there are genres other than fantasy…

      • January 23, 2013 7:06 am

        Why bother with all that failure? I don’t want to play lesser forms of Gygax’s fantasy games. My nerdy brother played BECMI so much that I was the one that coined the termed BECMI on internet forums to separate it from people who smushed it together with CHAINMAIL and 3 book D&D as “classic D&D” all the time! Heh, as for Arneson… well, I met the man and it was all a hoax. He never designed anything thats why he quit TSR and sued them. Most of his post-quitting material was written by others. Runequest is a Chaosium skill game and has awful and unimaginative style and Rolemaster is for people who want to waste time non-heroically with nerdy technicalities. Moldvay is unplayable unless you want to move on to something else.

        Where are these other games? Cthulhu stinks. Its completely unevocative of Lovecraft’s style. The game has become an entity into itself. Gamma World was too specific and it became progressively worse with rule additions instead of content.. Cut to the chase. Skills based games are for handicapped people or children. So that kills all these rpgs. I wish you would say an rpg that I’m not aware of like a fucking miracle.

      • January 23, 2013 1:08 pm

        Gene, I think if you read Delving Deeper you will believe again in miracles.

      • January 23, 2013 7:41 am

        After that tirade you cannot possibly deny that you are a Gygax fanboy. Just accept that fact and move on with your life.

        Any attempt to disabuse you of your bizarre notions is doomed to failure; you are too far gone. Still, you are entitled to your wrong-headed opinions.

        By the way, thank you for coining the term ‘BECMI.’ I’ll be certain to give you credit on my new Hex 0004 blog.

      • Timothy permalink
        January 23, 2013 8:13 am

        Gene, you invented everything, didn’t you? OSR, BECMI, greater trolls…the list boggles the mind.

        What a load of bukkake. The only term you coined is, “Thank you, Lord Gygax, may I have another?”

        May the ghost of Arneson have mercy on your authentic stupidity.

      • Chatdemon's Manboobs permalink
        January 23, 2013 10:48 am

        If only it were stupidity or a simple opinion, Gene would be alright left on his own. But, he always find faults in other games/genres not penned by his True Master’s first game. Even Arneson doesn’t measure up and is a pretentious fraud in Gene’s eyes! Anything Gygax designed or ‘wrote’ after TSR is lacking to him.

        Maybe it’s time Gene for you to just come out of the closet of the OSR and admit you want to be Gygax’s manbitch. Biting the pillow while Gygax piledrives you into cathartic bliss while talking about Fighting Men and Magic-User’s.

        Get it out in the open for once and for all Gene.

        YDIS is the perfect setting for your coming out party.

      • January 23, 2013 7:52 pm

        The funny thing is I don’t have problems with the gays. (I’m against adoption and marriage for everyone.) What I do have a problem with is people in denial. BECMI (the term that I rammed down everyone’s throat on ENWorld and Dragonsfoot until it solidified, like a transgenic lab rat’s antibiotic-laden cum load in a rancid sewer rat’s flaccid and purulent vagina, forcing all comers to stop calling it “CLASSIC D&D” over and over.) is so badly conceived it could have been called D&D FOR THE CHILDREN BUT IF THEY’RE STILL PLAYING THIS “LJN ACTION FIGURE/JACKOFF TO THE GIRL CLERIC” SHIT AFTER 30 YEARS THEN ITS D&D FOR THE INSANE MAN-CHILDREN WHO HAVE NO OTHER OUTLET THAT THEIR WIFE LETS THEM OUT OF THE HOUSE FOR…

        Seriously, this is the problem. In that there is no problem with just liking Gygax AD&D over all rpgs. Its the apex of the original and all others are watered down versions of this ultimate version of the original sauce. However in this exclusive liking you must dislike a long-standing status quo which was anti-Gygax. Some dudes could have walked off the street yesterday adopted the long-standing views of mainstream rpg fans and not understood the years of antagonism of classic Gygax AD&D by the status quo. I think that to deny that this ever happened is ridiculous but if you’re under 35 years old its understandable that you couldn’t decode the frame of reference of the barrage of anti-Gygax sentiment throughout the 1990’s. I lived through that shit running games open to the public tacked on a bookstore bulletin board. It was fucking miserable at times to hear all that “THERE IS SOMETHING BETTER THAN GYGAX AD&D” sentiment only to find out the alternatives were weak at best and frightfully nerdy at worst.

    • Chatdemon's Manboobs permalink
      January 23, 2013 8:23 pm

      See? Admitting you so wanted to be Gygax’s manbitch was easy Gene.

      Now, let’s work on coherent thinking.

  70. January 21, 2013 8:51 pm

    You guys seem knowledgeable about creeps of D&D. Whatever happened to the guy who hovered around the edges of D&D forums about 11 or 12 years ago dropping hints about being a real dungeon master? I can’t recall his handle but if I saw it I’d remember. He probably morphed into one of these kickstarter ghouls. He always talked about GOR.

  71. Chatdemon's Manboobs permalink
    January 21, 2013 9:00 pm

    You wouldn’t be talking about Chgowiz would you?

    • Bob's Kunt permalink
      January 21, 2013 9:54 pm

      I was thinking it was this guy who called himself Diaglo. The dude was a real basket case when it came to D&D. He signed up at every forum to go on long rants about how OD&D was the only true game and even that was ruined by the first supplement. He would rage quit six or seven times a year and then come back as if nothing happened. The cycle would repeat itself over and over and over.

  72. Rumpelforeskin Up Rumpelstiltskin's Buttocks permalink
    January 21, 2013 10:27 pm

    Should Lance Armstrong’s autobiographies be filed as Fiction?

    Ha ha.

    American Liars.

    • Rumpelforeskin Up Rumpelstiltskin's Buttocks permalink
      January 21, 2013 10:28 pm

      Ha ha ha

      • Rumpelforeskin Up Rumpelstiltskin's Buttocks permalink
        January 21, 2013 10:28 pm

        Americans are Liars.

        ha ho he ho ha he ho

  73. January 22, 2013 5:14 am

    Naw I meant by real dungeon master like an S&M dungeon master with subtle remarks that he said too much. It was almost as if the guy was guilty of something.


    I dug around my email searching for “GOR” and it popped up. It seems that we had a more explosive blowout than I recall. I accused him of working for Troll Lords because he seemed rather odd and he admits he was currently in C&C world then jetted out of there… Ooops!!! See what 9 years will do?

    Anyway doesn’t anyone else recall he used to hint around he was a pervert and had some kind of a slave. What the fuck ever happened to him? Did the cops catch up with him?

    And why aren’t you turkeys on his ass? Leave the flaming Princess and the Carcosa guys alone. This is a real live one… 😉

  74. Timothy permalink
    January 22, 2013 6:28 am

    Monster TV is a faggot.

  75. Arneson's Spectre permalink
    January 22, 2013 7:02 am

    Important Message to the BlowSR Turdosphere!!!!:

    We already fucking know that the Classic TSR D&D PDFs are back up at RPGNow. You all don’t have to post the same shit on your suckdungeon blogs within five minutes of the other.

    When your collective boners go down, start blogging about how this is a welcome, merciful and long over due death knell for the OSR.

    • January 22, 2013 7:12 am

      Who will translate my new D1-3 PDFs back into Swords Held In Turpitude, the only clone I play because I wrote it? Stat blocks are hard but I hope the flood of new content for my game will boost my sales!

      • Timothy permalink
        January 22, 2013 7:57 am

        Hey Shiz, I will back your Kickstarter for translating stat blocks into SHIT, but only if it goes through the auspices of proven-winner GM Skarka.

      • January 22, 2013 8:21 am

        Skarkaaaaaaaaaa! But if that huckster can boost my winnings and make classic “old school” modules reverse-compatible with SHIT, he’s welcome to pimp out his credibility and earn a fat cut. Maybe he can even score high enough to move back to Jersey like he wants and be a “real New Yorker” again.

      • January 22, 2013 8:25 am

        GM Skarka will be working with me when I do my Dwimmerdust Kickcraper. I mean, why should I make a profit off of it, when I can feed the Charybdis of the the RPG Hobby’s Ego.

    • Arneson's Spectre permalink
      January 22, 2013 8:07 am

      You guys really need to check out this Gygax fellow’s OSRIC retroclone called “Advanced Dungeons & Dragons”…

    • January 22, 2013 8:21 am

      Hey did you hear WotC put OD&D back up for sale.

  76. kent permalink
    January 22, 2013 10:10 am

    YDIS needs to move to a forum with threads.

  77. January 22, 2013 11:02 am

    Ladies, I hate to tell you this thread is only 1/5 the size of Dwimmermount. You are only producing 1,300 words a day. By my calculations this thread won’t be ready to show the backers before around April 1. I hope they’ll be patient.

    • January 22, 2013 11:23 am

      Where’s the fancy charts tracking all of this?

      • January 22, 2013 11:28 am

        When you lazy bitches produce more to afford more than one (1) minimum wage income to split between you (roll treasure method) we’ll talk fancy charts and milestones and shit. Meanwhile Skarka’s cut off the gross is bleeding us.

      • January 22, 2013 11:37 am

        That’s good to know, because when I use the Charybdis of the the RPG Hobby, or GMS, I will be sure to make sure I set my goals high, so I can take the money and run

  78. Captain Kirks Dick Blood permalink
    January 22, 2013 11:17 am

    Heh, Raggi’s T-shirts only go to men’s size xxxl. You are out of luck, piano case coffin gamer fatties.

    Strangely also, the womens size only goes to xl. C’mon Greasy Jim, you damn well know there are some really fat bitches in gaming. Just because your girlfriend is XL doesn’t mean she represents female gamers in general. That’s a biiig bitch, but they come bigger…

  79. January 24, 2013 4:03 am

    Question of the day:

    What kind of man dresses up in his undies and swings on a rope in front of a stadium filled with mostly men?

  80. FrawgAbrawd permalink
    January 24, 2013 5:43 am

    HA HA! Gene Weigel! You weren’t asked to leave the Alehouse, you packed your bags (deleted your posts) and ran (deleted you account) when you were called out for lack of logic and reading comprehension, the same as you have at inummerable other places, only this time, you couldn’t delete the board because you didn’t own it. Dude you could be the leading stand-up philosopher of old-school AD&D, but instead, you’re like a crazy Sandy Hook conspiracy theorist.

    And bloodymage….that guy is a ticking timebomb. he’s nuts. N-V-T-S NUTS!

    • January 24, 2013 6:12 am

      They can never post logical quotes on these “Gene Weigel did something bad” things because they don’t exist. Its like that ELFDART guy going around DRAGONSFOOT that he found out I didn’t work for TSR and then never cited anything where I said I worked for TSR.

      The owner (co-owner?) of K&K who goes by the name of PAPERS & PAYCHECKS told me “this is where you get off” because I was essentally questioning the clone business, movement or whatever it is. How can I fight that? Its ridiculous to say otherwise. I left because it was a good thing for them. Therefore I did not have any moral turpitude in that situation. Just because it seems that way thats not what happened. If I was invited back I’d be there tomorrow. I wanted to help people there and my offer still stands to review material or even contribute art or content. Just ask. I’ve been helping people for years.

      The only thing I’ll admit is being a bastard to aggressive geeks and helpful to those who can’t stand up to them. I should get a fucking medal.

      • January 24, 2013 7:45 am

        Gene, it’s not so much that you “did something bad,” it’s that your ability to comprehend reality is lacking. For instance, you claim that Grognardia is a “2E…processing station.” Jamie may be many things but he is clearly not a 2E proponent. Only “handicapped people or children” could make such an egregious mistake.

        Your nonsensical remarks about Arneson prove to my satisfaction that you are delusional.

        I suggest you consult with your mental health professional about a change in dosage.

      • Sykirobme permalink
        January 24, 2013 9:09 am

        This is my favorite thread of all.

      • January 24, 2013 9:31 am

        Wow, what a great read. Even there Gene is a little baby man.

      • January 24, 2013 11:07 am

        Wow, you guys have lost your freaking minds. You actually like Breault? Thats sad. I feel sorry for him there and his fans but his only defense is that he worked at TSR. Sad shit.

      • Chatdemon's Manboobs permalink
        January 24, 2013 11:21 am

        Gene you Gygax loving manbitch! You get your cunt scuffed up on forums and OSR hangouts that you are running out of room.
        Coming to YDIS is the last gasp for your fatbeard ass before you really embarass yourself. Oh wait! You already did!

      • Sykirobme permalink
        January 24, 2013 11:31 am

        At least Breault actually, you know, worked at TSR. He can actually say “I WAS THERE” and back it up, boy-o!

      • January 24, 2013 11:49 am

        Gene, quick question: You are really this stupid, or are you simply trying to keep face? If you are really this stupid, might I suggest you look into checking yourself in to a assisted living facility.

  81. Gene's Mom Estelle Weigel permalink
    January 24, 2013 8:09 am

    Eugene! Come up from the basement and take out the trash! Did you even look for a job today? And stop pleasuring yourself in all your clean socks! The hamper’s full of your filthy filth!

    Are you listening to me, Eugene? EUGENE!!!!

    • January 24, 2013 10:38 am

      Arneson was always an incompetent boob did you fail your standard cheesy RPG reading skills check when you read Arneson’s bragging intro to the DA series? Well, that dispelled any illusion the man was anything but a not-all-there much like his 2E counterparts.

      As for my mom and basements well you’ll be completely wrong about that. In fact, I’ve lived with the same woman since the 80’s…

      “Hey, grandma come back to bed and clean my pipes, I’ve got a game to set up in your basement and by basement I mean your underwear!” 😉

      Seriously, I don’t understand this whole fixation with basements though most employed, in-a-relationship people tinker around in their own basement so thats neither here nor there. Besides someone who stores their D&D miniatures in the dining room might be the one to roll your eyes at instead due to lack of aesthetic and tact. That said I’ve seen the worst people in basements that belonged to their parents. But still its better to host a game in the basement, for instance in the late 90’s RPG people from bulletin boards weren’t allowed in my apartment when my girlfriend was home unless I knew them for a while. When I had my 2006 public game in my basement I had that almost ever week instead of once a month. So don’t shoot down the basment, aim that gun at Zeb Cook where it will do some good! Well… maybe not these days… shot some of those Pathfinder guys!

      • Chatdemon's Manboobs permalink
        January 24, 2013 11:11 am

        Of all your bumbling ranting Gene this is a new one for you. Frustrated, Gygax manbitch wannabe that you are, saying, ‘aim that gun at Zeb Cook’ and ‘shot some of those Pathfinder guys!’ puts you in a whole new category.

        Perhaps you should just put that ‘gun’ to your own mouth and do some good!

      • kent permalink
        January 24, 2013 11:24 am

        Arneson’s First Fantasy Campaign is a piece of shit excepting the map and buying a hard copy was a waste my money. The idiots who recommended it to me are … well idiots … as in give my money back idiots.

        Gygax is the shit.
        Arneson is shit.
        This is a poem.
        Give me my money back.

      • January 24, 2013 11:52 am

        You know what is worse than Arneson’s First Fantasy Campaign? His Adventures in Fantasy which he coauthored with Richard L. Snider. Man, that game stunk so much, even the recycle bin did not want it.

      • January 25, 2013 7:09 am

        I stood for an hour with Rob Kuntz (when I was his official “exclusive business partner of the hour” in 2002) while Dave Arneson talked about the old days.

        Holy shit, I wish I had a video camera to play that for you.

        I know this, I had spoken previously about Arneson in e-mails with Gary. The underlying message from Gary was still the same as that cheer for the great Dave of yesterday that we all saw in print however it was followed by disappointment. Disappointment over how he couldn’t write things down at all. This is the ugly truth behind the Arneson Gygax row. Dave claimed he wasn’t hired to design and that was the core of the lawsuit. That should have been the end of the story once the details of the case was published. But… DUHHHH!!!

        However just like these industry cocksuckers (SEE THE ABOVE BREAULT DICKLICKERS! 😉 ) there is a cover-worshipping type RPG player that falls in love with some cover artwork and defends the never read game (or supplement) until they’re dead regardless of facts or content.

        The same person who reads Breault’s attempts at finding out if there was any witnesses present to his and Cook’s shame at shafting every D&D fan with the hostile takeover as an in your face wishful thinking victory. Theguy was a sell out and even brags about it and this is exactly what I said about Cook. He came in to defend Cook and he buried him in his shallowness.

        I know, I know “TL;DR”, “TL;DR”…

        Well you cant make the call if you’re fucking blind either.

      • Sykirobme permalink
        January 25, 2013 7:20 am


      • Chatdemon's Manboobs permalink
        January 25, 2013 9:19 am

        Gene the only dicklicker here is you.

        Oh and um, Kent too. 😛

        That said you’re a Gygax loving manbitch who can’t comprehend the basics of your fail. You got buried by Breault on K&KAlehouse forums and proceeded to run like the little bitch that you are, claiming that you told him off! LOL! You ran from Dragonsfart, pissing yourself while crying shame faced tears because they didn’t recognize your brilliance. You attempt to smear feces over Arneson but ignore the shitstains and cockslobber all over your fatbeard fuck face from your unrelenting worship of Gygax’s hairy ass and balls all the time. You can’t even see how badly you lose in EVERY post you make here on YDIS as you try and salvage your self esteem.
        So, being a fatbeard fuck of a fool is all you really have to come away with this?

      • kent permalink
        January 25, 2013 10:31 am

        I like this Gene Weigel guy.

      • Chatdemon's Manboobs permalink
        January 25, 2013 11:07 am

        Me too! I think Gene is a great person for a punching bag. He is the best candidate for YDIS.

  82. Otto permalink
    January 24, 2013 9:09 am

    In particular, the part about his son weeping as he is forced to box hundreds of Delving Deeper books.

    • January 24, 2013 9:26 am

      This boxset is going to suck, and I am a sucker for ever preordering it back in 2009. Of all the pseudo hobby publishers, he is the worse.

      • January 24, 2013 9:53 am

        Do you completely lack common sense, have atrocious taste in gaming products, or are you just one of those weird Acaeum (sp?) dudes with a bizarre compulsion to buy everything stamped with a price tag?

      • January 24, 2013 10:19 am

        To be honest, I bought it for a friend for her birthday. She collects bad graphic design, and the OSR items are something she loves to laugh at, in a graphic design sense. For her, the biggest crime against graphic design is what some people pass off as page layout, is in truth MS Word.

  83. January 24, 2013 11:55 am

    Pseudo Publisher begins to cry (

    Best part:

    “There was a time when I was so very excited about Delving Deeper RPG. You will have to forgive me that it is no longer true. In the end, it cost me too much.”

    Maybe the pretend publisher will not take preorders on something that is not done. If Jim the Scam had not cut off communication, any bet that he would post something like this?

    • January 24, 2013 12:23 pm

      I must have been home doing my homework when this saga was going on. Could some clever fuck link me up?

    • Sykirobme permalink
      January 24, 2013 12:29 pm

      What the fuck could be so difficult about another cut and paste job?

      Jesus Christ, I’d hate to see any of these guys try to do anything original. They’d probably melt into a puddle before picking up their pens.

      A clue to publishers with blogs: no one gives a shit about your navel-gazing self-pity. Publish your products, and if they’re good and you promote them well, they’ll sell. No one has (or wants) to hear about your personal fucking journey.

    • kent permalink
      January 24, 2013 2:10 pm

      Good Grief! What is an online D&D friend in any case? I can’t keep the edition mimicry clear in my head, is Delving Deeper the one that reads like it was written by ydis?

      • Tiny Tim permalink
        January 24, 2013 2:33 pm

        Why, kent, you and Zak are online D&D friends.

        Delving Deeper reads like it was illustrated by Poag.

    • Arneson's Spectre permalink
      January 25, 2013 7:03 am

      This calls for a new meme.

      Finally get your pre-order BlowSR Retroturd Suckdungeon out the door two years late

      WotC original edition TSR D&D PDFs go back on sale the day before

      • January 25, 2013 7:56 am

        That is the look of a man who realizes that he has to deliver on his promises three years in the making.

  84. Bayou Halfling permalink
    January 24, 2013 4:50 pm

    Man… Gene Wiegel. You know you hit the big time when this barnacle shows up.

    • Chatdemon's Manboobs permalink
      January 24, 2013 6:45 pm

      Fer fucks sake, they are all coming out of the woodwork. First Gene now Bayou Halfling.

      • Bayou Halfling permalink
        January 25, 2013 8:07 am

        I heard cut and paste was the new thing again, so Dreadmire’s coming back.

    • Chatdemon's Manboobs permalink
      January 25, 2013 9:31 am

      For AD&D or retro clones?

      • Bayou Halfling permalink
        January 25, 2013 11:50 am

        Getting the Real Randy Richards™, of Gen Con Celebrity Panel fame, to answer that is one of the stretch goals.

  85. kent permalink
    January 24, 2013 6:15 pm

    I SAID … I SAID … this venue should change into a forum.

    1. 300+ comments is too awkward for a blog but easy managed in a 10 page thread on a forum. In addition older ydis threads do not instantly become dead as a dodo each time ydis decides to pull his Waterman or Lamy out of his butt and rant.

    2. My biographers will find it easier to collect my musings and sayings for publication. Here is one of my sayings, “You anonymous cunts take a beating like whack-a-moles”. Here are two more sayings that I originated, “you fucking morons” and “bunch of idiots”.

    3. I would automatically get to be a mod on the forum ydis and would decide who is ugly, who is wearing sneakers and who isn’t bringing enough hot chicks to the joint.

    • kent permalink
      January 24, 2013 6:23 pm

      (fag voice) but wouldn’t ydis be seen to be a weak contributor to the forum since anyone could start a thread?

      (kent) Yeah. Go fuck yourself.

      • January 24, 2013 7:22 pm

        [cough] dooshbagsezwut?

      • kent permalink
        January 24, 2013 7:30 pm

        Good question. It would remain for you to make general announcements, in red if you wish, and to implore the urchins to clean up their language.

  86. GenghisDon permalink
    January 24, 2013 8:19 pm

    Heh, I’m sure that sold him on the idea. Maybe both could be set up? You could also set up your own forum, Kent.

    • kent permalink
      January 24, 2013 9:04 pm

      If I was setting up a forum I would hire someone like JMal to pose as founder and moderator to lure people in for a few months and then silently begin using the name JMal to indulge in amusement high and low, insulting yet morally instructive.

      • Von permalink
        January 27, 2013 7:21 am

        You’d get a weekend’s work out of him before he blew his whole wad on vintage Dragon mags and ran for the hills… which, I suppose, fits right in with the plan. Do you think you can swindle enough dupes in a couple of days?

  87. January 25, 2013 6:52 am

    Gene Weigel: “You actually like Breault? Thats sad.”

    No Gene, what’s sad is that Breault told you to “put up or shut up”—and you went with the shut up option. That makes you look like a sorry little punk who doesn’t know what he’s talking about.

    • Chatdemon's Manboobs permalink
      January 25, 2013 9:22 am

      What do you expect from a guy who thought that JMal was a 2e banner boy? I don’t think Gene can read let alone form cognitive sentences that others can understand.
      All he can do is flop around and try to claim he won.

      Typical OSR bedwetter.

      • January 28, 2013 9:45 am

        Heh, yeah, I take it up the ass from Zeb Cook too. WHEEEE!!!!

        There is a long standing type of rpg player and that is the one that doesn’t know where they stand.

        I’d like some of these x factor opinions of “Gygax fanboy” to show their rpg pedigrees for a hearty laugh.

        Line em up its time to go bowling.

      • Bob's Kunt permalink
        January 28, 2013 10:00 am

        Gaming Pedigree, huh? I’ll put it this way, long enough to know that Gygaxian AD&D sucks.

      • Chatdemon's Manboobs permalink
        January 29, 2013 4:44 pm

        Gene, you fuck faced twit. You are the rent boy of AD&D gaming. Showing off gaming pedigrees to the likes of you is a waste of time. You only love one thing and one thing only. Go back to sucking the cock and balls of Gygax you neckbeared fuck.

      • February 1, 2013 12:36 pm

        Wow! Thanks for the advice! I’m heading right back to the… well, you know… same old wrinkled nub because the dick your sucking on is way too big for me. Must be the replayable luster of those Breault titles or maybe its some fantastic piece of roleplaying game deisgn artwork that my beard fat, made entirely of fat, smelly penises, can’t see through. Maybe someday you guys can show me the true way off this downward spiral I’m on. I need to get back on RPG real street.

  88. Cameron permalink
    January 25, 2013 10:27 am

    Kickstarter, the OSR branch, needs its own saint. Now that Aleksey Vayner has died, I propose him.

  89. Francie permalink
    January 25, 2013 1:07 pm

    He’s a bit like a Wall St Star Wars Kid. You’re a shit for making fun of him now that he’s bailed on the success thing in a pretty serious way

  90. Bob's Kunt permalink
    January 25, 2013 2:31 pm

    OK boys, I found another good laugh. It seems James Mishler is blessing us with his crap again:

    The guy rage quit when no one bought his Wilderlands stuff and now he is peddling more of the same.

    • January 25, 2013 4:27 pm

      Castles & Crusades? This guy is an idiot. I especially like the kiss-off he lays on his former subscribers — he won’t even send them a free 2-page .pdf d66 table?!?!?

      • Bob's Kunt permalink
        January 27, 2013 6:41 pm

        I remember when Mishler was pushing his Wilderlands work and made nothing but excuses as to why he was not delivering. He kept changing the ‘business model’ of his work and sadly the buyers never called him on it. Now he is starting the whole thing over and giving the bird to his former subscribers. Again, the sheep line up and congratulate him.

        This just shows how easy the buyers are to dupe. Give them a sob story and they will back off an make excuses for you when someone calls shenanigans on the mess.

        TLG had that in spades with the CKG. They made excuses and the fans defended them at every dropped deadline and mistake. Try to hold TLG accountable and call the bluff and you would be flamed off the boards or get the dusty excuse of how they are a small company and doing what they can. The result: TLG produces the CKG years late and people buy it with glee thanking them the whole way.

        Now TLG has jumped on the Kickstarter mess. Guess which company will be absconding with money soon?

    • January 25, 2013 5:25 pm

      I like how he needs Photoshop to do print books. At least he realizes he is over his head.

    • GenghisDon permalink
      January 25, 2013 5:47 pm

      That he’s hoping to make a living off writing niche game materials makes me sad for him. How long before he follows Aleksey Vayner?

      • January 25, 2013 5:57 pm

        That is what gets me about these hobby publishers, they expect that they will be the next Gygax, and recreate the glory days of TSR. They want to be manchild, and not have the responsibility of adulthood. The sad thing is, this dicks have wive’s who let them do this.

    • January 26, 2013 5:38 am

      Tenkar gives Mishler’s magazine only four stars:
      What’s the world coming to?

      I like how Tenkar says there is “No art to distract you,” like that’s a selling point.

  91. January 25, 2013 5:12 pm

    So Tavis, who does not own the copyright on Dwimmermount, still wants to push ahead. God god, he really cannot get over the fact that he was fucked and is fucked. For old time sake, here is the latest backer update. I dropped the pie charts:

    Carrying On
    Update #43 · Jan. 25, 2013 · 2 comments

    What’s the status of the Dwimmermount Kickstarter project?
    Through his friend Victor Raymond, Dwimmermount’s author James Maliszewski has shared the news that his father is very ill and not expected to live much longer. Autarch understands his needing to take some time to deal with this difficult situation, and we trust in his honor and integrity to fulfill his responsibility to the Dwimmermount backers as soon as he’s able.

    We feel that the best way to support James during this crisis, and to uphold our own responsibility to you as backers, is to keep working to realize his vision of the Dwimmermount mega-dungeon and provide you with everything necessary to bring it to life at your gaming table. From my conversations with James, I’m sure that the knowledge that people are enjoying his work and building on the foundation he’s laid down will be a source of encouragement for him.

    What’s this week’s progress towards the goals of the Kickstarter?
    In the two weeks since our last update, many of you have written to me personally and to expressing your best wishes for James and his family and reaffirming your faith in this project. In addition to messages from fans, I’ve also heard from other publishers offering their help and support. The project is facing undeniable difficulties, but through the strength of our community I am confident we will overcome.

    I’ll be resuming the weekly series of updates so that you can keep watching this process unfold. However, at this point some of the most exciting progress is the work of fans like Miguel Zapico, who is creating the Dwimmermount MapTools framework promised as one of the bonus goals. I won’t always be the best one to tell you about what’s new in these areas. And due to a happy development in my own personal life – my wife and I are expecting twins this coming week – I run the risk of being a bottleneck for this news.

    To enable better communication between everyone who’s part of this project, I’ve created a private Google+ community for Dwimmermount backers, contributors, and fans. If you’d like to be a member, please provide me with the username at which to send you an invitation using this survey form. I could also use a volunteer or two to help with community moderation!

    Some aspects of the project will be unable to move forward until we hear from James again. Autarch’s contract with James did not transfer his copyright to his work, and without that we can’t publish Dwimmermount as a book or PDF. However, backers do have access to the complete text of the dungeon and the right to print it for your own personal use in playtesting. Because G+ hangouts are such a great venue for roleplaying sessions, I hope that the community will facilitate this kind of playtesting. It’s to everyone’s benefit if the dungeon that eventually goes to print embodies the wisdom of as much actual play as we can bring to it.

    Comments to the Adventurer Conqueror King conversion of the Dwimmermount draft, available to backers on Google Docs, have proven to be a good way to collect this wisdom. In the past we’ve kept this private using backer-only updates, but many people who weren’t part of the Kickstarter are still very interested in this project so I want to use public updates from now on. Filling out that same survey form with your Google account info will let me add you to the list of backers with access to the shared development of these ACKS conversion documents.

    Another bonus goal that fans have been making progress on is excavating the Dwimmermount mega-dungeon in Minecraft, both on the server (see update #16) for details and in their own hardcore permadeath survival games. In the original backer reward survey I didn’t think to ask for people’s Minecraft usernames, but filling out yes it’s that same survey will let us make sure you’re on the server’s whitelist.

    Speaking of surveys, here are the results from the last one. One hundred and seventy-one of you filled this out, a little less than 1/5th of all backers and likely the ones who are following these updates most closely. Here are the questions asked and the percentage of respondents who chose each answer:

    The main focus of the survey was gauging the balance between avoiding further delay and not rushing something half-baked out the door. Here’s a graphic representation of the attitude toward development time, using the bar chart Google forms automatically generate:

    It’s my hope that, during the unfortunate delay due to James’ illness, we as a community can pull together to do some of this development. After all, no one knows better than us what will make the dungeon work for our own campaigns and player groups.

    In one last graph, I summed the numbers to the left of the Familiarity and Play Experiences answer to provide a single measure of how much people had been exposed to the Dwimmermount draft as either a reader or a player. This forms the X axis: points further to the right indicate respondents who knew the draft better than those on the left side. I thought it would be important to know if people who’d played or read the draft more thought it needed lots more development time than those who were less familiar.

    The Y axis is the single question about development time. Points higher on the graph indicate people who valued taking more time, lower points show responses favoring less delay. The bigness of the dot at each point shows how many people gave that combination of answers; the collection of fat dots in the upper left quadrant indicates that most people who responded were waiting for Dwimmermount’s release to really dig into it, but were willing to wait longer in order to be sure it was the best it could be. The pattern didn’t change on the right side of the graph, so knowing more about the draft didn’t substantially affect attitudes toward development time.

    I created this final Cartesian coordinate representation of the survey data in part because it’s familiar to every gamer in the guise of the classic Gygaxian two-axis alignment system. I also think it is going to be one of the useful ways to represent progress going forward, and a cool use of the mega-dungeon tracker. I’ll post about that more next week.

    Also, if you’re one of the surprisingly large percentage of folks interested in Dwimmermount who live in the tri-state area, I plan to run an expedition into the mega-dungeon during the Gygax magazine unboxing tomorrow (assuming the twins don’t arrive early). Since this is the kind of thing I’m hoping the Google community will help organize, I’ll post the details there.

    Yours, Tavis

    • Chatdemon's Manboobs permalink
      January 25, 2013 5:40 pm

      Good ol’ Tavis, he just sees rainbows as Dwimmermount evaporates into vaporware. I’m sure at sometime that Tavis will finally realize that JaMal is just hiding under the bed and jump ship.

      • January 25, 2013 6:05 pm

        I also like he is taking the discussion to a private G+ group. Heaven forbid outsiders learn about the fuck job. This whole thing reeks of cover up

  92. unclecarbuncle permalink
    January 25, 2013 8:28 pm


  93. unclecarbuncle permalink
    January 25, 2013 8:29 pm


  94. BadPenny permalink
    January 26, 2013 7:33 am


    This moron again… So much for Xmas wishes.

    • Scott permalink
      January 26, 2013 7:38 am

      Is your username a Big Black reference? I love Big Black. wait wut

      • BadPenny permalink
        January 26, 2013 10:24 am

        It’s more of a simile referring to the return of that retard carbuncle….but “Songs About Fucking” was a brilliant album.

  95. Arneson's Spectre permalink
    January 28, 2013 9:13 am

    A Thousand Dead Babies Suckdungeon is out!
    Please God may it have Stefan Poag art and an intro by the oh so edgy Raggi.

    • January 28, 2013 10:53 am

      Want me to review it?

      • Arneson's Spectre permalink
        January 28, 2013 3:38 pm

        Only if you’ve already paid for it or have a comp copy. Don’t waste your money on a potential turd.

        I’m waiting for my comp copy to drop at 7chan or 4shared.

  96. unclecarbuncle permalink
    January 28, 2013 11:02 am


  97. Donkeyfucker permalink
    January 28, 2013 12:05 pm

    There is a review of the Dwimmerdumb Draft:

  98. Let me tell you about my character permalink
    January 28, 2013 5:29 pm

    Bloodymage is scheduled to run events at Garycon this March.

    • Arneson's Spectre permalink
      January 28, 2013 5:43 pm

      More like Gary’s Pee Pee Club. Can’t wait to get a good whiff of all those fatbeards’ unwashed, poorly wiped cracks mixed with the cat piss smell on their clothes, or the stale urine stains on their pants and drawers. If you aren’t going to bathe at the con, at least slap on some deodorant and talc your crotch.

    • Captain Kirks Dick Blood permalink
      January 29, 2013 11:10 am

      Blooeymage sitting at the game table at cheapshit con running one of his modules makes the end of the Bloodymage movie more upbeat, which I can live with. Sort of like the end of Casino, when Bobby D is sitting in his new house in San Diego watching football, content but slightly sad, as he remembers the things that happened before, and that he survived it all. Shit, I think I’m crying a little bit. God bless you, BloodyMage. Get busy livin’, or get busy dyin’. Damn right.

  99. January 31, 2013 5:09 pm

    For fuck’s sake, someone wants to replace Jim the Scam:

    I want to extend an offer to the many, many readers of the Grognardia blog.

    Like you I have been a fan of James’ writings from the early days of his blog.
    Like you I have also noticed a visible lack of presence in my Google Reader and blog rolls.

    Well today I would like to offer you something of consolation.
    Please subscribe to my blog, the Other Side. Go ahead and click that “Join this Site” button there on the right. Just scroll down a bit.

    you have to read the whole thing for yourself —

    • Who The Hell Is This permalink
      January 31, 2013 7:18 pm

      Oh, see, that’s great. The lesbian witch guy is the same age as Jmal, so the content’s bound to be the same! Plus, you get a drunk Tenkar taking time from giving 5 minute 5 star reviews to humbly say he’s not the Grognardia replacement, and a callout for Tim to hook up with the Ramblings of a Great Diseased Family.

    • Scott permalink
      January 31, 2013 9:50 pm

      I think this is the point where everything has gone completely meta and the trolled are trolling the trolls. There’s no other explanation. We’re through the looking glass, people.

      “lesbian witch guy” lol wut

      • February 1, 2013 3:06 am

        I would agree with you, but keep in mind, these are gamers we are talking about. Gamers have no self realization, and despite claims to gifted intelligence, are some of the dumbest people walking the planet. This group craves acceptance, and lives for group think.

        Why be yourself, when you can attempt to emulate the ponderous naval gazing of Jim the Scam? Why create a new game, when you can simply cut and paste what has come before and pass it off as “new.”

        For fuck sake, why be original when you can claim to be like Jim the Scam? It would be funny if it was not so pathetic.

      • Chatdemon's Manboobs permalink
        February 1, 2013 5:59 am

        He might just beat out JaMal. He does like Ratatouille.
        Either way if JaMal climbs out from underneath his bed it would be funny to watch them fight for the heart and soul of the OSR.

        Brawl for it all on a pay per view event on YDIS?

      • February 1, 2013 7:19 am

        It will have to be a three dance between Tiny Tim, Jim the Scam and 5 Star Tenkar.

    • Timothy permalink
      February 1, 2013 6:19 am

      That’s just great. He was trying to be funny, but he comes off as a pathetic beggar. Bloggers still give a shit about their number of followers? He could probably type more clearly if he took the pope’s dildo out of his ass.

      ” He has done Ares and Imagine, I am doing White Dwarf.”

      This is the money shot.

      What kind of faggot-ass faggot is named Timothy anyway?

      • February 1, 2013 7:20 am

        But keep in mind, they are not doing this for fame, but for love.

        Every time I think I have run out of target another one pops, or poops, up.

    • February 1, 2013 12:53 pm

      “lesbian witch guy”. Oh yeah like I have never been called that before.

      I knew something was was up when I saw a spike in my hits. Good thing I am such an attention whore cause I love this stuff.

      Thanks guys!

      • Timothy permalink
        February 1, 2013 1:35 pm

        Looks like you lost some followers, owner-of-a-gay-name. You had 430something this morning, now you have 415.

        You are welcome!

        PS – muff-diving witchery is pretty cool.

      • Scott permalink
        February 1, 2013 1:38 pm

        Timothy B., give yourself some credit, you’re also being called a shithead on G+ and other blogs, which makes you an uprecedented consensus builder. (And presumably some of that spike is the massive influx of Grognardia readers grateful for a safe haven at this long last.)

      • February 1, 2013 1:51 pm

        Yeah I was at 404/405 before so all in all, positive movement.

        Oh no! Someone is talking bad about me on the internet? What ever shall I do???

        I run an Atheism blog and used to teach in Chicago. Being called a “Shithead” is also generally speaking positive movement.
        But hey. I aim to entertain.

        Actually the spike was linked from here. A couple of the hits also come very close to the time when some of my PDFs were bought. I can’t say for sure someone from here bought them, but I am more than happy to give YDIS the credit for the 10 bucks I made.

      • Scott permalink
        February 1, 2013 2:06 pm

        “I can’t say for sure someone from here bought them”

        Yep, that’s the most likely scenario. “I can’t say for sure that Hamas was the anonymous donor who funded this new synagogue, but I can’t say for sure that they’re NOT.”

  100. February 1, 2013 9:03 am


    To long to post as a comment, but I just posted the summary of the Tenkar Investigative video of the Tavis grilling.

    Recap at Dwimmerdust:

    • Chatdemon's Manboobs permalink
      February 1, 2013 12:19 pm

      This is fucking hilarious. They are on a sinking ship and are looking for anyway off from it. It’s a bit morbid to see them trying to keep afloat on JaMal’s turds but it’s also a bit sad from the point that people thought that they were going to see an actual product.
      Entertainment? I would say so.

    • Sykirobme permalink
      February 1, 2013 12:38 pm

      That was Tenkar in the borderline hoarder room? God, I could smell the place through the screen. Way to present your best side to the rest of the world, fatbeard.

    • The Minotaur's Left Testicle permalink
      February 1, 2013 3:29 pm

      Two months?!!

      What a major clusterfuck.

      • February 1, 2013 4:55 pm

        Yeah. Mind you, he claimed, or at least gave the impression he was in constant contact.

  101. Timothy permalink
    February 1, 2013 9:44 am


    I wonder if that dumbfuck college still wants jimmiemal’s notes from dimmermount for their archives.

  102. Captain Kirks Dick Blood permalink
    February 1, 2013 11:49 am

    Gamers have no self realization, and despite claims to gifted intelligence, are some of the dumbest people walking the planet. This group craves acceptance, and lives for group think…”

    This is why YDIS comments sections tends to be made up in large part by two types of gamers with some hate issues: The more or less normal ones who lead lives outside gaming but have gaming as one of a variety of hobbies and activities, perhaps folk who play sports and aren’t obvious booger-eating, girl-repelling spazzes (i.e. Blooeymage, Thorkhammer, everybody at K&K especially Foster and Wheggie), and then the types who are more obvious, intense con-going gamers like the unwashed D&D masses but who have enough self – esteem to see the other dorks for what they are and rebel against the stereotype and the hero-worship. Let’s face it, a lot of us have some anger issues because we got into a hobby that appeals to us, but almost everybody else is a weird, unblown half-a-fag manchild. We automatically alienate ourselves from them because we don’t want to be seen as one of them.

    Oh, and of course every now and again an unblown misanthrope like Some Kweens Kunt comes along and defies gamer description. Waste of sperm probably sums them up best.

    • February 1, 2013 12:30 pm

      Can a half-fag multi-class like a half-elf?

      (I’m asking for a friend.)

      • Chatdemon's Manboobs permalink
        February 1, 2013 12:43 pm

        I’d say yeah. Look at Zak. He’s a faggotyhaired level 11 cockbag/ 9 failtard.

      • February 1, 2013 1:08 pm

        Which clone are you running? In SHIT you roll d12, 1-3 a “bisexual” char has to pick whether to be gay or straight at start of any given adventure day, 4-5 you have access to both but XP are split so progress is slow, 6-12 you’re really just gay in denial.

      • February 1, 2013 1:08 pm

        I mean your friend.

      • February 1, 2013 4:55 pm

        I play SSDG (Same Shit Different Game) and you roll a d6 for sexual orientation at the start of character creation. Then at the start of every adventure you roll a d100, 90% or less you are scared of intimate contact. 91% or greater you pontificate about your sexuality but are repulsed by having sex.

    • Chatdemon's Manboobs permalink
      February 1, 2013 12:41 pm

      You see the same cockslobbering hero worship from sports or other more socially acceptable forms of geekism. Gaming is a mixer that blends people from all walks of life and shits them out together onto a table while they pretend that they are a wizard or an elf princess. Don’t put yourself so high above that pile of shit that you don’t think some of that geekstink doesn’t linger on you.

      Laugh at the mouth breathing, sausage fingered fuckfaces like Gene Weigel who thinks Gygax was the pinnacle of Western civilization. Hate on the self proclaimed dick lickers like Zak and JaMal who think themselves above the unwashed masses as they try to serve a useful function in life. Jeer the likes of Raggi and Greycock GOPnard as they proclaim some babbling pseudo intellectual geekflop while being satanic gamers.

      But, in the end your a gamer too. Or not. In which case why are you giving a fuck and not just laughing?

      • February 1, 2013 4:52 pm

        I speak only for myself, but parody, lampoon and satire is what I do. Every hobby, fuck, every facet of life gets this from someone. The OSR crowd is no more immune to it, then say Yankee/Sox fans. The problem is, the Fatbeards mistake parody, lampoon and satire for something more.

  103. Captain Kirks Dick Blood permalink
    February 1, 2013 1:15 pm

    You seem to be giving quite a fuck (and not the good kind).

    • Chatdemon's Manboobs permalink
      February 1, 2013 2:14 pm

      Just following your lead sunflower. Fucking a fuck for fucks sake is a time honored tradition, but don’t confuse it with your own fuckitude. FUCK!

  104. unclecarbuncle permalink
    February 1, 2013 2:23 pm


  105. unclecarbuncle permalink
    February 1, 2013 2:30 pm


    • Timothy permalink
      February 1, 2013 2:37 pm

      More Candi Does Dwimmermount, faggot.

  106. Captain Kirks Dick Blood permalink
    February 1, 2013 3:34 pm

    Aw, UncleKentbuncle, that was a funnier schtick when JRT did it.

  107. Chatdemon's Manboobs permalink
    February 1, 2013 4:14 pm

    Ruh roh…Greycock GOPnard is embarking on a Reaganomics quest.over announced Hasbro layoffs.

  108. February 1, 2013 5:08 pm

    Hey Tavis, I know you still own this blog, you should try my Random Excuse Generator. It will help you polish the shit storm you created:

  109. The Fire Giant That Killed Black Dougal permalink
    February 1, 2013 9:28 pm

    I’m wondering why nobody has even attempted to contact James’ wife thoughout all of this? She Tweets about teaching just about every day… Maybe she can poke James out of his coma.

    Or has no one else made that connection yet?

    • February 2, 2013 6:21 am

      Maybe no one has thought of that. I do know of backers who have emailed Jim the Scam directly asking for refunds and they have been ignored as well.

      • The Fire Giant That Killed Black Dougal permalink
        February 2, 2013 11:57 am

        Well, it’s just heart-warming to know that JMal’s tragedy has not affected his wife and kids over the Christmas holiday:

        From her blog:

        Christmas Game Haul
        The long awaited Christmas 2012 season is here (for us, it begins with Christmas Day – December 25 – and technically ends on the Feast of the Epiphany in January). Our kids received lots of gifts and many of those presents were games. Here’s a list of the game-related items that are new to our house:

        the Nintendo Wii U game console system (with Nintendoland game)
        Super Mario Brothers U game
        Kirby’s Dreamland Collection (thanks Grandma & Pop Pop D!)
        Wreck It Ralph for the Wii (thanks Auntie Angela & Uncle Robin!)
        Labyrinth &
        Uno Roboto board games (thanks Chuch!)
        Lego Heroica board game &
        Adventure Time DS game (thanks Grandma M!)
        Tiny Ray &
        Bad Piggies &
        Coco Loco &
        Angry Birds Star Wars iPad app games

        Giving games made it much easier to shop for my kids: one game could work for both children (depending on the title, of course) and by mentioning only specific titles to relatives and friends, it was less likely that the kids would receive duplicate gifts. Despite the long list, no one went over-budget with their purchases. (The Wii U console was the biggest item.) I would be remiss if I didn’t mention the cross-media products related to games (such as the Angry Birds K-nex toys, plush Kirby, or the Dungeons & Dragons t-shirts that my son and daughter unwrapped). The blog posts over the next few days will probably relate to some of these new toys.

      • February 2, 2013 12:40 pm

        Holy shit.

        Mark it down folks, I am speechless.

        That $50,000 must have come in handy.

      • Chatdemon's Manboobs permalink
        February 2, 2013 6:27 pm

        Of course it did. Note the complete lack of mention of anything pertaining to the ‘family illness’. JaMal isn’t under the bed hiding, he’s laughing his ass off at all the suckers who have paid for his families holiday. He’s turned his Dwimmerdust into a long episode of ‘dog ate my homework’.
        Shit pisses me off.

      • BadPenny permalink
        February 2, 2013 7:42 pm

        Can someone provide a link to said Wifey’s blog? Would love to add this to my Jmal Scam weekly reading list! This goofy shit is a gold mine of giggles during those long work weeks. Wait a minute….I should be doing kick starter instead of this stupid 40 hours a week….hmmmmm

      • February 2, 2013 8:27 pm

        Looks like she has two blogs:

        Monday Molly Musings seems to be updated more frequently, but Family Gaming XP has stories about racist uncles and children who have trouble self-regulating.

      • Scott permalink
        February 2, 2013 8:38 pm

        Bringing his wife and kids into it is pretty fucked up.

      • February 2, 2013 9:06 pm

        I agree. Jim is big enough target. So too are Tavis and company

      • Rumpelforeskin Up the Maiden Queen's Buttocks permalink
        February 2, 2013 10:02 pm

        Yes, as I said below sniffing around spouses of those you have a problem with is a form of panty sniffing.

        If they had worn panties in middle-earth then anyone going after James Mal wife could reliably be compared to the gollum creature who would have been an inveterate panty sniffer (if the ladies wore them – which they didn’t). God knows what such a creature would have used the one ring for, God and those going after James mal’s wife.

      • Moons Over My Scammy permalink
        February 3, 2013 5:31 am

        I don’t think anyone here is advocating “stalking” of spouses etc. It’s actually interesting to read a “publicly posted” blog to see another side to the rather two dimensional tragedy that is the whole Grognardia saga. No one is taking snipes at these innocent parties and I certainly hope it stays that way. As irws said, the other targets are big enough.

      • Arneson's Spectre permalink
        February 3, 2013 1:03 pm

        Wait, spouses are off limits? I wish you said something sooner. JRT is getting out of prison this week and I just gave him Mrs. Grogturdia’s home address…
        I kid, suckdungeon fans, I kid!

  110. Lamentations of Gary Gygax's Ghost permalink
    February 1, 2013 10:32 pm

    Leev Jiimuh alone!!! He’s griefing!!!!

    Is there really this VAST black hole that opened up since Jimmy Skimmy decided to spend those stolen OSR dollars on exhuming Gygax’s body so he can sodomize the corpse rather than posting about D&D stuff only hyper-focused fatbeards cared about in the first place? Do we really need another self-important wanker to ‘step up’ to fill Jimmy Skimmy’s roleplaying naval gazing and inflated sense of self? I guess we should applaud Timmy for stepping on Jimmy Skimmy’s head to try to take away his readership and get his own fatbeard circle jerk going on. Excelsior!!!

  111. February 2, 2013 8:10 am

    Tavis is going to have a kickstarter to fulfil the backer rewards of a previously funded kickstarter? Seriously?

    In the real world, this would reek of failure; however, in OSR fantasy land (not to be confused with Gene Weigel fantasy land) I think it has a good chance of success.

    I wonder what will happen when Raggi gets clued in to this business model.

    • Scott permalink
      February 2, 2013 8:15 am

      Contracts are not my specialty by any means but I wouldn’t be surprised if he’s been advised to do something like this to show a good faith effort to mitigate damages in preparation for a possible breach of contract claim.

    • February 2, 2013 8:22 am

      As I said on my blog post this morning:

      You want more money!? Go get an SBA loan (if you were a real business you would know SBA is small business loan) and fulfill your promises like all responsible companies. A good company would not go out hat in hand and attempt to beg their “fans” for even more money.

      This whole thing is like clown college. Wait a minute, that is a insult to clowns and colleges.

      Stupid hobbyist publishers.

    • Timothy permalink
      February 2, 2013 8:24 am

      Maybe the Finnish government will launch a kickstarter to get back the money they lost on Raggs.

    • Chatdemon's Manboobs permalink
      February 2, 2013 6:29 pm

      Leave it to a fatbeard to fund a failed Kickstarter with a Kickstarter! It’s the ultimate reacharound!

    • Arneson's Spectre permalink
      February 3, 2013 1:17 pm

      Like a circle in a spiral
      Like a wheel within a wheel
      Never ending or beginning
      On an ever-spinning reel
      Like a snowball down a mountain
      Or a carnival balloon
      Like a carousel that’s turning
      Running rings around the moon
      Like a clock whose hands are sweeping
      Past the minutes of it’s face
      And the world is like an apple
      Whirling silently in space
      Like the circles that you find
      In the Kickstarters of your mind

      Like a tunnel that you follow
      To a tunnel of it’s own
      Down a hollow to a cavern
      Where the sun has never shone
      Like a door that keeps revolving
      In a half-forgotten dream
      Or the ripples from a pebble
      Someone tosses in a stream
      Like a clock whose hands are sweeping
      Past the minutes of it’s face
      And the world is like an apple
      Whirling silently in space
      Like the circles that you find
      In the Kickstarters of your mind

      Keys that jingle in your pocket
      Words that jangle in your head
      Why did summer go so quickly?
      Was it something that you said?
      Lovers walk along a shore
      And leave their footprints in the sand
      Is the sound of distant drumming
      Just the fingers of your hand?
      Pictures hanging in a hallway
      And the fragment of a song
      Half-remembered names and faces
      But to whom do they belong?
      When you knew that it was over
      You were suddenly aware
      That the autumn leaves were turning
      To the colour of her hair

      Like a circle in a spiral
      Like a wheel within a wheel
      Never ending or beginning
      On an ever-spinning reel
      As the images unwind
      Like the circles that you find
      In the Kickstarters of your mind

      • February 3, 2013 3:51 pm


      • Arneson's Spectre permalink
        February 4, 2013 11:32 am

        It’s a song, not a poem. I hope they use it as the theme song for the Made For Gamer TV miniseries about Jimmy the Scam. Might fit the Bloodymage saga better though, if you change Kickstarters to YE OLDE SHOPPEs of Your Mind…

        And did you forget to switch to your unclecarbuncle account when you posted that?

      • February 4, 2013 11:59 am


        This is not a preorder
        You’re investing in my dreams
        You have no rights

        Between the sticky pages
        Of your Gary Gygax manuals
        Succubus she wears no pants
        This is like that

        Kickstarter Park is melting in the dark
        All the sweet, green money flowing down
        Someone left the scam out in the rain

        I don’t think that I can take it
        ‘Cause it takes too long to fake it
        We’ll have to fool the faithful yet again, oh no

        I recall the yellow four-sided die
        Hurt like hell like caltrops
        Strewn across the shag-carpet in the hall
        But now there are no new players
        Just bearded baby hobo deadbeat dads

        Kickstarter Park is melting in the dark
        All the sweet, green money flowing down
        Someone left the scam out in the rain

        I don’t think that I can take it
        ‘Cause it takes too long to lay the fucking thing out
        And they’ll never care about my dungeon again, OH NO

        There will be more delays from me
        For I’m just a hobbyist like yourself
        There will be more fat checks for me
        You’ll pay good cash to play an elf

        Kickstarter Park is melting in the dark
        All the sweet, green money flowing down
        Someone left the scam out in the rain

        OH NO

      • Arneson's Spectre permalink
        February 4, 2013 3:25 pm

        Yeah, just like that. Good thing you said Richard Harris and not Donna Summer or Kent might try to seduce you with his talking pooper. I hear the gays are like that.

  112. Rumpelforeskin Up Rumpelstiltskin's Buttocks permalink
    February 2, 2013 1:07 pm

    @The Fire Giant That Killed Black Dougal,

    what you have done there is known as panty sniffing.

    • The Fire Giant That Killed Black Dougal permalink
      February 3, 2013 2:13 pm

      What you call panty sniffing, us Giants call skip tracing. Publicly available information, it’s a time saver!

  113. Rumpelforeskin Up Rumpelstiltskin's Buttocks permalink
    February 2, 2013 2:04 pm

    Wait a second … hang on a minute.

    Is Rumpelstiltskin the evil dwarf or the young maiden?

  114. Rumpelforeskin Up the Maiden Queen's Buttocks permalink
    February 2, 2013 2:11 pm

    Fuck that. That’s disgusting. Im changing asses. Is that allowed? Am I allowed to change asses in the middle of a thread? Try and stop me nerds.

    (I really need to bone up on those colored fairy story books)

  115. February 3, 2013 3:11 am

    C’mon guys let’s all pitch in and donate cash to what’s left of Dwimmermount so that Travis dude can at least get some funds together to release the back cover blurb.

    Gee didn’t any of the kick start funders stop and think that JMAL never delivered much of anything and that Petty Gods is vapor ware. The fact that the guy liked to write about 30 year old magazine articles and in doing so did little more writing than cut and paste ala mad libs.

    These clues should have been enough to warn any possible funder that this guy is full of shit.

    I am no fan of Raggi but that dude produces actual product.

    • Arneson's Spectre permalink
      February 3, 2013 1:19 pm

      I think I’ll wait and fund the third Kickstarter to fund the second Kickstarter to fund the first one.

  116. February 3, 2013 8:12 am

    From my blog today:

    No what bothers me is the nugget of information that the last time Tavis & Co. heard from James was 11/19/2012. Mind you this nugget of information is found in the comment section.

    However, how did James’ provide updates in the following:

    Update #35 — 11/23/2012
    Update #36 — 11/30/2012
    Update #37 — 12/7/2012
    Update #38 — 12/14/2012

  117. Arneson's Spectre permalink
    February 3, 2013 1:05 pm

    See Faggi and Zak Princess defend Jimmy the Scam right to the bitter end over at everybody’s favorite Ultra Leftist Liberal North Korean Utopia, Big Purple Dildo:

    • February 3, 2013 2:57 pm

      Tavis and company is Lawful. Snicker

    • February 3, 2013 3:15 pm

      Morons are already turning it into an alignment debate, maybe to hide the stench of the bloated man-child whose marina crapper will never be remodeled because “pretty much any project in any field of work runs late” so he’s been holding his chowder for five months.

      Shit runs late because you let shit run late. Your marina board is incompetent. Fire them too.

      • February 3, 2013 3:36 pm

        Yeah. I mean who are we that we should expect Jim, Tavis and company to live up to thier obligations. Also how dare we question the idea of a second kickstarter to fulfill the first? Ponzi Scheme? Nah just doing the lawful thing.

      • February 3, 2013 3:43 pm

        Morons. All morons. How dare we kick a man when he’s down. The crapper takes an extra three months to fix because, I don’t know, the contractor’s sister has pneumonia and he’s sad. I just had a meeting with a guy whose dad is dying. Massive radiation to the neck means he can’t eat, so they gave him a lunch bag to carry around. Dad’s deeply depressed. They missed running a marathon together.

        My guy showed up. On a Saturday. I don’t actually care what that makes him on the Gygax Alignment Scale but he passes the Kinsey.

      • February 3, 2013 5:52 pm

        I know I’m a broken record but this whole event is a perfect example of Gamer Stockholm Syndrome.

      • February 5, 2013 6:28 am

        Since when is ‘fucktard’ a D&D alignment?

    • Grifty McGrifterson permalink
      February 3, 2013 5:39 pm

      Wow, what a thread. I’ve never seen a community that loved to get shit on so much as some of of these OSR guys. The stark fact that the product is over a YEAR late doesn’t seem to phase them, let alone the irresponsibility of the author nor the impotence of the publisher! And a second kick starter to fund an already failed one? Who the fuck would fall for that load of dingos kidneys??? Someone needs to post the links above showing that the rest of the family is alive and Jmal hasn’t lost his shit and crawled into some sort of Canadian spider hole. The loss of a loved one is a terrible burden we will all bear in this life, but pimping their suffering out to cover your own ass….that’s not very “lawful”…

      • Arneson's Spectre permalink
        February 4, 2013 11:26 am

        That’s because, in the end, the product is just going to sit on a shelf and collect dust anyway, just like all the others. Most if not all of these gullible fatbeards are OCD RPG collectors, not RPG players. They are socially retarded and lack the personal skills to actually sit down at a table with other human beings and be able to function or interact.

      • February 5, 2013 6:29 am

        Perhaps the OSR dudes are really into S&M submissive shit?
        Please sir may I have another?

  118. Arneson's Spectre permalink
    February 3, 2013 1:08 pm

    Oh, and I’m doing a bed check on Kent, so we don’t come across as callous and uncaring like did with Bloodymage. Are you okay, Kent? Are you taking your meds or do you need us to call someone for you? Please check in. Is Kent’s talking poop chute out there? How’s Kent doing?

  119. Captain Kirks Dick Blood permalink
    February 4, 2013 5:38 pm

    I’m pretty sure Com. Gordon is shining the Scissors Signal over the thread. RWS, get in your Scissorsmobile, atomic engines to speed, and head right over there and set the morons straight on a few facts (tons of pointless blog posts and Google + play during the “crisis”; Mrs. Jimmy Geekface shamlessly tweeting her childrens reaping the rich kid benefits of Jamals ill gotten gold, etc etc etc).

  120. Zarathustra permalink
    February 4, 2013 5:56 pm

    WTF? Raggi has a kickstarter to fund/buy his FREE RPG DAY module!?

    The fucking hide of that guy… If YDIS wants a new target for a post, here you go

    • February 4, 2013 6:14 pm

      Trust me I am about too add him to the list

    • Chatdemon's Manboobs permalink
      February 4, 2013 6:25 pm

      The fuckin’ nerve…

    • Timothy permalink
      February 5, 2013 6:28 am

      100% funded already. The flag-waving submissives in the blowsr never fail to deploy their kneepads.

      That’s great he links to a thread where he pontificated on his failure to provide product from the last dickstarter, and all the crotch-nuzzlers telling him to go for it.

      Just so the cynical among us can see he did his due diligence.

      • February 5, 2013 6:31 am

        Ahh so Raggi has learned from Jimbo.

      • February 5, 2013 8:20 am

        I am working on a post dealing with him. I am actually going to take my time and make sure there are no typos. 🙂

    • February 5, 2013 7:25 am

      I truly believe Raggi is amusing himself at the expense of his customers. He craps out the most fucked-up shit he can think of (Monolith, Death Love Doom) and people lap it up. The titles of his newest “efforts” (‘Another Shitty Adventure,’ ‘Tower of the Navelgazer’) only bolster my belief.

      It’s not that the emperor has no clothes; it’s that the emperor has no toilet paper.

    • Ritter permalink
      February 6, 2013 11:09 pm

      Raggi certainly has a thing for “Renaissance Tentacle Porn,” doesn’t he?

  121. February 5, 2013 6:00 am

    Just when I write one blog post, another write’s itself:

    Hobbyist Publisher With Sand In His Vagina

    John, I am a real publisher dammit, had a very special backer update in regards to the fail of his Appendix N Kickstarter. It is one of those special updates, where the passive aggressiveness and sore ass oozes through.

    This is too long to post here, and I hate link baiting, but I do not want to clog the comments. Here’s the link:

    • February 5, 2013 6:42 am

      Well, I’m just glad that Dagger Kids RPG will be compatible with DCC. Not enough games meant for little children have rules for corruption. Also, since John Adams is publishing it, I’m sure it has the Jesus seal-of-approval.

      • February 5, 2013 8:19 am

        You would think the art would be more kid appealing as well

      • Ritter permalink
        February 6, 2013 11:43 pm

        “Dagger Kids” is a weirdly, creepily inappropriate name for a supposedly kid friendly RPG. I don’t think Jesus would approve. And yes, the art looks exactly the same as any other retro-rpg product. Yawn, beard-o wizard with pointy hat.

      • Ritter permalink
        February 6, 2013 11:46 pm

        Wait! I get it now. The wizard and warrior dudes are drawn as a tribute to the cover of the Holmes rule book. Because every ten year old remembers that classic from ’79!!

      • February 7, 2013 6:25 am

        You have to admit, “Dagger Kids” is better than “Dungeon Kids.” I would have gone with “Halfling Heroes” or “Delver Buddies.”

  122. Yahooooooooooooo permalink
    February 6, 2013 11:22 am

    so…. has the legend faded away? this comments section seems to be it these days……….

    • February 6, 2013 6:26 pm

      *hurriedly flushes toilet*

      Can’t a guy take a shit-break around here?!?!?

      • February 6, 2013 7:27 pm

        As long as you didn’t run off with $50,000 then yes

      • Arneson's Spectre permalink
        February 6, 2013 8:52 pm

        When I said “you should Kickstart that shit”, I didn’t mean…

  123. February 7, 2013 8:09 am

    Jim made a G+ post. Here’s what Jim had to say about his situation:

    James Maliszewski

    6:18 AM – Limited
    As some of you know, my father fell terribly ill in the early summer of last year, exacerbating a previous medical condition, and nearly died. Though he survived, his memory and intellect did not; he succumbed to alcohol-induced dementia. He does not know who he is or why he is in a nursing home. His prognosis then was not a positive one: he would likely live but the chances of his regaining his memory were slim to none. My family and I accepted this and tried to deal with it as best we could, which, as it turns out, wasn’t very well. As the shock of the near-death emergency wore off, I convinced myself that, though my father’s body was still alive, he was gone and that I’d dealt with that reality.

    Shortly before Christmas, I learned that my father’s physical condition had worsened. He was refusing to eat or drink, was barely coherent, and spent most of his time sleeping. I was told to expect him to die soon, so I rushed to see him before he did so. I was not prepared for what I saw. For a number of reasons, I had not seen my father face to face in several years and, when I did so, he was barely recognizable to me. At that moment, I realized that I had not in fact dealt with my father’s death, the imminent prospect of which, rattled me to a degree I cannot begin to articulate.

    Since Christmas, my father’s condition has fluctuated wildly, improving just enough that he remains alive, but not enough that he no longer in danger of death. Needless to say, this has done me little good. My father and I had what could best be called a “complex” relationship and that, coupled with both the suddenness of his decline and the uncertainty about his immediate future, has taken its toll on me, as those closest to me can attest. I find it extremely difficult to do anything during these past weeks other than simple daily tasks. This note is the first time I’ve written anything at my computer since late last year and I’m doing it only because I’ve been informed that at least a few of you are concerned about my absence.

    I’m doing my best to shake myself from this torpor, but it’s not an easy process. My father remains in danger of death and that weighs heavily on my thoughts. Finding the desire to do anything during this time is difficult for me. I know I will find it again, but, until I do, I see little point in forcing it. Better that I unplug and stick close to family and those friends who truly understand and empathize with my situation.

    In the meantime, know that I am alive, if not well, and will poke my head above water again when I feel I am in the frame of mind to do so. Prayers and well wishes are much appreciated. If I have ever done anything to earn your charity and compassion, now is the time I need them most.


    No where does he apologize or even mention Dwimmerscam. Nothing about the lack of communication post Kickstarter closing. Nothing about his no processing of refund requests. But, according to the GSS suffers (Gamer Stockholm Syndrome) we need to give him the milk of kindness. Dwimmermount is never going to see the light of day.

    • February 7, 2013 9:23 am

      Is everyone else as unsurprised as I am to hear that he had cut his father out of his life? Like, when the going got tough he simply disappeared? Does that sound familiar? Every revelation fits so precisely within a James narrative that I constructed in the complete absence of fact two years ago. His internal consistency is remarkable. It’s absolutely fascinating to witness such dogged embrace of rigid ideal over the nuance that reality demands. If his daughter were to ever receive an abortion, he’d drop her instantly, just gone like Robert De Niro talks about in Heat.

      I could armchair psychoanalyze this for weeks, armed only with the expertise gleaned from watching Dr. Sidney Freedman ply his trade and a night’s stay at a Holiday Inn…

    • jimmy jones permalink
      February 7, 2013 10:11 am

      Brave halfling referring to you as a shock blogger

      • February 7, 2013 10:31 am

        Yeah, I called him out twice this week. He still has not responded to my questions. I didn’t even swear this time.

    • February 7, 2013 11:06 am

      Jimbo seems like he’s full of shit.
      If he’s not it matters not. The guy has no work ethic.
      He’d have no work ethic whether or not his dad was sick and dying.
      The fact is he has no excuse for his Petty Gods vaporware.
      HIs own actions speak volumes louder than his typed words.

      Let’s also not forget that it took a while for Jimmy to stop what had become inane posts over at Grognardia. All while dealing with this horrible thing. Coming to terms with his fucked up father who has no memory of what he did.

      By the way the story seems contradictory in terms of the adjectives Jimmy uses.

      • Ritter permalink
        February 7, 2013 11:40 pm

        Petty Gods was vaporware long before the Dwimmermount kickstarter began. Caveat emptor (a little Latin for St. Jimmy’s benefit). Why people thought he could deliver on a paid project he had to write himself when he couldn’t even deliver on a community-based project others wrote and illustrated for him is beyond me.

    • February 7, 2013 11:11 am

      For those who feel compassion for James- his tip jar is still working so go hit Grognardia and contribute. His kitty is looking pretty sad. Help a dude out.

    • Grifty McGrifterson permalink
      February 7, 2013 12:55 pm

      Oh brother… The lack of apology is just the icing on the cake. I suppose daily tasks also include playing a myriad of video games, board games etc. …and spending money, of course. (According to a blog source close to the scam)…

      Look, both of my parents are in Ill health but IRONICALLY I have been able to not only continue working but also grow my business and perform those horrid daily tasks in which Jmal speaks. Unless you are mentally or emotionally impaired you have NO excuses. The old saying applies: when you find yourself going through Hell…..keep going.

      And that fucking “gamers Stockholm syndrome”…holy shit balls! Rubes and pigeons the whole lot of them!

    • Sykirobme permalink
      February 7, 2013 1:24 pm

      You forgot the part at the end where he says the only thing that might help him get over his current mental malady is another copy of the woodgrain box and first printings of all four supplements, in pristine condition, of course….

  124. Peanut Eminem permalink
    February 7, 2013 9:30 am

    Aren’t tortured souls supposed to turn depression and tragedy into art?

    • February 7, 2013 10:32 am

      Nope, they are suppose to be allowed to “forget” to update. They are allowed to be self serving, however.

  125. Aos permalink
    February 7, 2013 11:07 am

    It’s pretty typical of the whole scene, isn’t it, to kind of half ass take responsibility, but cry that the real problem is the guys who pointed out that you are a fuck up, while at the same time being too cowardly to name names.

  126. kent permalink
    February 7, 2013 11:22 am

    The religious minded can make an ecstasy of martyrdom and can become fascinated, spellbound, enthralled by their own emotions.

    I don’t see any point in fueling this. Give the religious a wide berth is my motto. Be patient, let him get on with it and savour the reviews of the finished product.

    • Timmy the Fierce permalink
      February 7, 2013 11:49 am

      “Give the religious a wide berth is my motto.”

      I thought “Must…stalk…Zak” was your motto.

      • kent permalink
        February 7, 2013 2:15 pm

        Advertising works because of people like you.

    • Ritter permalink
      February 7, 2013 11:46 pm

      There’s an awful lot of religious wingnuts in the OSR. Isn’t D&D supposed to be all Satanic from the perspective of the Chick Tracts set and therefore something they would want to avoid?

  127. Captain Kirks Dick Blood permalink
    February 7, 2013 11:52 am

    How especially terrible it is for those of us who actually loved our fathers and made the effort to see them many times as we could during the years before this exact scenaro James describes. Jesus, what a dispicable excuse for a man. Sounds like he is using it as an excuse for his impotence in the face of the OSR, and to garner sympathy from family and his faithful. Fuck all his stupid gaming foibles and fails; that matters for shit – he is just basically a piece of shit of a human. His poor father probably faded away ashamed and sad about the creep.

    I won’t knock a spouse (who is bafflingly willing to fuck and breed with the likes of Jimmy Geekface) but I have to say one thing. It appears they look very much alike, sort of like Milhouse’s parents on the Simpsons. . Maybe it’s a weird Pyscho thing and he’s not married but playing both parts.

  128. February 7, 2013 12:15 pm

    So it seems as if Game Stockholm Syndrome is hitting the usual suspects at RPGsite and the other places. James posting, self serving as it is, adds fuel to the fire that we all need to better understand him, and have sympathy for him.

    The thing is, if Jim came out from the start people would be understanding. The fact that he does not address, and have not address his inability to deliver refunds to those who have asked for them (I have gotten at least 10 emails from backers who have shown me their emails to Jim) should raise a red flag.

    The fact that Jim’s wife had no issue with posting a catalog of the Christmas haul should raise a red flag.

    The fact that going from all Jim’s wife’s blog posts there is nothing the shows there is a family drama.

    I am sorry, in the real world, even if you have a job, you owe it to your employer to keep them in the loop as to what is going on. The fact that he cut all communication with Tavis & Co. should raise a red flag.

    Yet, in the end, those, like us, who dare to look behind the curtain are the assholes.

    Fuck them.

    • February 7, 2013 12:52 pm

      I got the uncomfortable feeling from that blog that the wife doesn’t know. She probably knows hubby earned a big score last spring, but that seems to be it.

      • February 7, 2013 12:57 pm

        I got that same feeling. She seems very sweet, but she talks about him like she’s talking about a neighbor.

      • February 7, 2013 1:01 pm

        You might be right but I cannot help to wonder if my spouse knew I got a big score, they would want to know how. Let’s face it, he’s a stay at home dad. Nothing wrong with that. $50,000 is a big sum to suddenly have drop in your lap.

        I hate bringing someone’s spouse up, but it just makes me wonder how you could either:

        1. Keep someone in the dark.
        2. Not know.

    • February 7, 2013 1:52 pm

      I hear that Jimmy wife is going to be posting pics of their 2013 MId January to early February Caribbean cruise. She and the kids had a good time with her husband.

  129. Timothy permalink
    February 7, 2013 1:25 pm

    That John Troy bitch on the rpgsite thread:

    “And this is more aimed at a few people, like “I run with scissors”, who thinks that any late Kickstarter is a crime against nature and that all their backers are demented.”

    Yeah, that’s what IRWS has said all along. That dumb faggot has the reading comprehension of Homer Simpson.

    (Troy, that is, not IRWS.)

    He then goes on to say

    “To be honest, I don’t excuse the increase in tardiness and I think it’s actually lead to things getting worse for the industry.”

    If homeboy got over his sanctimoniusness and cleaned the shit out of his ears, he would have heard that being said months ago. That dude has the insight of a banana.

    • February 7, 2013 1:54 pm

      Troy’s post is self contradictory. Chalk it up to literacy.

    • February 7, 2013 5:06 pm

      It was him and “Mistwell” that have driven me from that site. Despite their proclamations of not caring about Jim, Dwimmermount, they certainly spend a lot of time defending him. That Kool-Aid must taste good.

      You know, it is funny, the members of that site love to proclaim how they are so much better than the “Purple Dildo,” that they have failed to realize they are the same as the Purple Dildo.

      • February 7, 2013 6:20 pm

        There seems to be something to the idea of ‘group think’.
        There’s something about the way human beings are wired which allows some of us ( and all of us at times when our guards are down) to fall prey to an odd willingness to believe someone’s words instead if our own common sense or even worse- eyes.

        If something smells like shit it usually is.
        No matter that some guy with a diploma from Harvard says,
        Jimmy Mal ain’t even from Harvard,
        Fuck him and fuck his dying alcoholic dad.
        As you pointed out the self absorbed fuck tard has his head so far up his ass he doesn’t even think to apologize to his financiers for not delivering on his promise. Imagine if the backers had made promises but had not delivered the cash. Jimbo would have been a sad sack.
        When the shoe is on the other foot spend a month on a cruise and then come home and make up a bull shit story about a dying piece of shit father that has absolutely nothing to do with the fact that you are scamming $50,000 from folks who thought you might actually have something worth buying into.

        Glad to see the original material available again. Not that it matters. With all the free shit on the internet and the fact that the whole point is for the DM to come up with something out of his imagination for the players to add to with their imaginations. There is no reason to buy anything. In fact with a set of rules like say OSRIC one can play AD&D with one book and no money spent other than maybe buying some dice. No reason to buy into some Redheaded stepchild retarded version of the red box. No reason to buy a module that has a piece of shit on its cover. ( I think this is Raggi’s best work- as a fuck you to the morons who buy his shit – literally- that dude is like the PT Barnum of the self proclaimed OSR™).

        If you can sue his ass!

      • Schadenfreude permalink
        February 7, 2013 6:33 pm

        I was on that site for a bit, but the unmitigated douchebaggery of rpgpundit convinced me to leave.

      • February 7, 2013 6:40 pm

        @Page12DMG. Bingo. Here is the thing I think Tavis & Co. miss, but putting the draft up on the their server for the backers, a backer who takes one look at it will think: “I gave my money to this shit?” Nothing like adding insult to injury by encouraging backers to take the draft and do their own remix. Plus, now that WotC has released the goods via PDF, why would I want to waste my money on someone’s cheap knockoff, when I can have the original?

        @Schadenfreude. Two thinks crack me up about that site, I get dinged for not using my real name, but RPGPundit is exempt. I am an asshole for calling out Jim, but nothing is said about Pundit and his ilk tossing around “Swine” on any gamer they do not agree with.

      • Chatdemon's Manboobs permalink
        February 7, 2013 10:47 pm

        They are a bunch of fuckwads who want to be seen as the watchdogs of the RPG scene. Truth is they have picked their favorites to champion and fuck those who say otherwise.
        Fuck ’em. You have done your job.

      • February 8, 2013 3:15 am

        You are so right Chatdemon. What passes for real criticism in this hobby is nothing but playing nice while appearing to be “mean.” How else can you explain Tenkar 5 Star Reviews, for Jim’s inability to give a poor review to any product. I really do not care if I piss off a OSRer, I just speak my mind.

        I’ll keep stating my own opinion and care not whose toes I step on. Hell there are a lot of targets, but Jim keeps setting me up for this nice fat pitches.

      • Aos permalink
        February 8, 2013 10:29 am

        IRWS, i called him out on his anonymity BS as did a couple of other posters.

      • February 8, 2013 12:45 pm

        Fucking anonymous fucktards, fuck them! They’re probably stay at home dads too, goddamn pussies…

      • February 8, 2013 10:48 am

        @Aos, yeah I saw that, and it was nice to see someone else jump into the breach. The past few days that thread has really brought out all stripes out.

      • Timothy permalink
        February 8, 2013 10:51 am

        Yeah, there are a couple of cool posters there, like Aos and Shear. That Mistwell is a hypocritical fuckwad, though, calling out one poster for attacking family and usage of the term handicapped, while he proceeds to insult another’s mother and handicapped people in general, and then denying he did it. But he did admit to being a lawyer, so…

      • Scott permalink
        February 8, 2013 10:56 am

        Hey, I’m a lawyer … oh. I get your point.

      • February 8, 2013 10:58 am

        @Timothy and you know he would be the first to loose his shit if you made fun of his userpic. I am above that so I did not stoop to his level. 🙂

      • Timothy permalink
        February 8, 2013 10:58 am

        *Dangerfield voice*

        …but it looks good on you.

      • Timothy permalink
        February 8, 2013 11:04 am

        That last comment directed @Scottt. This thread format can get broken up.

        Which reminds me…did kent start her forum yet?

      • Scott permalink
        February 8, 2013 11:06 am

        I love me some Caddyshack.

      • February 8, 2013 12:48 pm

        You know who’s held up pretty well? Cindy Morgan.

      • kent permalink
        February 8, 2013 1:43 pm

        Timmy, you are sort of a stupid lad aren’t you? What do you do for a living?

    • Arneson's Spectre permalink
      February 8, 2013 6:27 pm

      JRT John Troy? I thought he was in prison for rape?

  130. kent permalink
    February 7, 2013 6:16 pm

    ==== Kent’s Cuntwatch ====

    Here is video about the making of T. Foster or … T & Crumpets Foster … as I like to call him. Now T & Crumpets Foster is a fat bloke who looks like a fat old Aunt on account his slack jowls.

    (this is the first in a series of responses to a claim of his on theRPGsite (sneakily made after I couldn’t respond) that I “stalked” him. I think there is a difference between “stalking” and telling cunts they are cunts but i don’t really care.)

    ==== Kent’s Cuntwatch ====

    • kent permalink
      February 7, 2013 7:44 pm

      Kent, is there any news on the Cuntwatch front?

    • kent permalink
      February 7, 2013 7:45 pm


    • Rumpelforeskin Up the Maiden Queen's Buttocks permalink
      February 7, 2013 8:17 pm

      What about some of the YDIS crowd like Captain Kirk’s Dick Blood and Arneson’s Speculum? Are they cunts?

    • kent permalink
      February 7, 2013 8:19 pm

      I think of them more as lepers.

    • kent permalink
      February 8, 2013 1:44 pm

      Kent, is there any news on the Cuntwatch front for Friday February 8?

    • kent permalink
      February 8, 2013 1:46 pm

      Nothing today.

    • Rumpelforeskin Up the Maiden Queen's Buttocks permalink
      February 8, 2013 1:48 pm

      What about Zak Smith? He is a tiny little faggy know-it-all, isn’t he?

    • kent permalink
      February 8, 2013 1:53 pm

      That’s not exactly news. Im on the high moral ground here. I have to wait for something substantial like the T & Crumpets Foster thing above.

    • Kent's Rectum permalink
      February 8, 2013 6:31 pm

      I am Kent’s man cunt for reals! Last night, Kent had the entire Jamaican cricket team from the Gay Olympics over and let them pound on me tag team like a piece of veal!

    • kent permalink
      February 8, 2013 6:54 pm

      Tell us Kent, is YDIS a cunt too?

    • kent permalink
      February 8, 2013 6:57 pm

      I am afraid, on the balance of evidence, YDIS is in fact a cunt. His brain is not functioning well lately.

      • February 9, 2013 12:21 am

        This place needs to be a forum. I almost missed this because I had to search through 600 fucking comments for it.

      • kent permalink
        February 9, 2013 4:09 am

        And you don’t have to look far for your moderator plenipotentiary.

  131. UNCLECARBUNCLE permalink
    February 7, 2013 8:50 pm


  132. UNCLECARBUNCLE permalink
    February 7, 2013 9:11 pm


  133. UNCLECARBUNCLE permalink
    February 7, 2013 9:45 pm

    MAP _-\

  134. Mongbat permalink
    February 8, 2013 5:58 am

    The only thing worse than an old school fanboy fucktard is a board of self-hating OSR fanboy fucktards like the banner wavers of K&KA

    Knights n Knaves making the world safe for Gygaxian Simpsons comic book guys.

    • Chatdemon's Manboobs permalink
      February 8, 2013 7:10 am

      Those fucking clueless Gygax ass snuggling cockjugglers can’t get a stiffy without clutching a 1st edition DMG. Even the likes of a Gygaxian cum gargling piece of shit like Gene Weigel couldn’t get enough blood to his flaccid dick to beat off to their little circle jerk.
      Still, it’s always nice to have a preserve for freerange shit stains that lurk on K&KA for public viewing and mockery. I love the Axemental guy and his crusty swamp ass quotes. Proof positive that basement dwelling mouth breathers would mutate into bunker hunkering racists and neo-con gun nuts.

  135. Timothy permalink
    February 8, 2013 9:42 am

    This is a pretty good read:

    Calls out revionist history on blogs (*cough*jmal*cough*) and the “second wave” of clones (that’s Tavis’ hipster term for Lotfap and Acks) and the appendix N thing becoming a fetishized game system.

    A bit self-serving, or maybe self-affirming, but a good read, and good to know that some people deep in the OSR don’t buy into all the attendant bullshit (besides YDIS, of course).

    • February 8, 2013 10:01 am

      Thanks for pointing it out. It was a good read, and it was nice to see someone from the inside, if you will, be willing to speak with a little frankness.

    • February 8, 2013 10:59 am

      Interesting read.
      One thing as fas I know OSRIC was intended not as a rulebook to replace the AD&D books but rather a means to produce new adventure modules for AD&D first ed.
      So in the context of those rules being sold by WOTC in pdf form- OSRIC was never intended to compete with the AD&D pdf files.

  136. Grifty McGrifterson permalink
    February 8, 2013 4:15 pm

    This link was posted by Timothy on IRWS latest entry regarding the great scam of the decade. Very informative and its nice to see that some of the OSR crew are starting to wake up and demand accountability (wonders never cease). Yet for every sane and logical complaint there ar 2 other posts of hang wringing and crocodile tears and more buffoons ready to throw more money on the fire. I wish someone would post his wife’s blogs or something on that thread….some of those backers are so misinformed and think everyone in the SCAMily is going through the hellish loss of a cherished family member.
    It might do them some good to see that during this trial of faith that Jim and clan spent most of it playing games, having friends over and spending months getting caught up on computer gaming.

    • February 8, 2013 5:41 pm

      I have been going back and forth on it. Not because I am a chicken, but I do not want to bring spouses into this. However, the GSS displayed over the past few days, and the seemingly unwillingness to accept that the money is gone and the project is dead, really makes me want to pull the pin on the grenade and post it.

      As I mentions to Timothy in my blog thread, every time I think I am going to give this topic a rest, it comes back to life. I have other targets to point out, and Jim and company make it hard to not want to post about their latest blunder.

      • Grifty McGrifterson permalink
        February 8, 2013 5:59 pm

        I certainly appreciate your dogged determination and sense o accountability with the whole OSR. I’ve enjoyed your posts and you frank forum posts in the past. Thank you!
        I get where you’re coming from too with keeping possibly innocent parties out of the fray, it is certainly th higher road to a very low situation. It just breaks my dick that people are so gullible and are willing to just toss money down the rabbit hole. Especially the people who backed at large sums and are now like “oh well…more fool me I suppose”. Those derps would be busting a blood vessel if a complete stranger grifted 100+ bucks off of them…but the noble beggar jScam is a-okay! It’s a total drama…would make a great short film entry to play at h 2013 GenCon…could you imagine the crowd reaction? Maybe it could double bill with the BloodyMage story….

      • Grifty McGrifterson permalink
        February 8, 2013 6:01 pm

        Sorry for the typos…typing on an iPad is like fingering a frigid chick while wearing an oven mitt….guh

      • February 8, 2013 6:13 pm

        @Grifty I am the last one to mention typos. 🙂

        I’ve written a post about the Christmas haul, and every time I think about posting it, I back away. However, I am getting closer to putting it up.

        The big reason is that I have come around in my thought that she has to know. You cannot keep $50,000 windfall from your spouse, and Jim does not strike me as some master schemer who can keep a secret. Hell, look at how he tried to be the first one to announce Arneson’s death?

        This week, watching all the reaction and rereaction, really makes me sad about certain elements of this hobby.

      • Chatdemon's Manboobs permalink
        February 8, 2013 6:36 pm

        The thing is that the apologists will decry bringing his spouse into the mix as a terrible and shameful thing. They will bring up the fact that Kickstarter is not without risks and that it’s somehow your fault for being disappointed that Dwimmermount is just vaporware. They will never look at the turd in the punchbowl for what it really is, instead they will just say it is really just a candy bar. But, the fact remains that JaMal made so many posts and proclamations about Dwimmermount being this grand experiment in old school gaming and how he had all these ideas and posts, it’s pretty easy to expect it to more than just a few empty rooms and rats guarding copper peices.
        Turns out he didn’t have much of anything to show for it at all. Looking back you can see some signs of the trouble ahead, Like, the players involved having a lack of interest in continuing his own home run game, his inability to publish Petty Gods, his piss poor follow through when called out on forums (bastardry), his constant shift in focus on his blog from Traveller back to OD&D and other games. All now pretty clear that his tenure at Inquest and his begging for free stuff gives clarity to his lack of work ethic.
        Now with his father on the verge of death, he shows how little he is involved in doing anything that turning tail and running away..
        I say for what it’s worth that he probably is in a pretty miserable state of mind right now and faced with doing something about it or doing nothing, he’ll choose to do nothing and pretty much just hide, A sad sack of shit to his father and a piss poor example of a responsible human being. At least his wife seems to be getting along fine with it all.

      • February 9, 2013 5:40 am

        Well I made the post some want to see. Christmas Haul is now public.

      • Grifty McGrifterson permalink
        February 9, 2013 6:00 am

        Merry Xmas Epiphany IRWS!

      • February 9, 2013 6:09 am

        I still wonder if this will sink into the mind of the usual suspects.

      • Chatdemon's Manboobs permalink
        February 9, 2013 8:10 am

        Too the usual suspects, probably not. But hell, you couldn’t reach them anyway on JaMal/Kickstarter rimjobland.. Fuck ’em.

  137. Arneson's Spectre permalink
    February 9, 2013 6:55 am

    I think JaMal deserves to keep the $50 grand no matter what. His dying father is that worst kind of Catholic Drunk, the Polack Catholic Drunk. Even the Irish, even the Gay Irish like Kent, have fond thoughts of their booze soaked “da”, but not so the Poles. Having to be raised by a mind ripped apart early by cheap bathtub vodka explains so much. Keep the money, JaMal, and don’t worry about getting Dimmerdouche Suckdungeon out the door. You’ve earned it.

    • kent permalink
      February 9, 2013 7:15 pm

      ==== From the Gospel according to Matthew ====

      When Jesus came down from the mountainside a leper followed him pulling at his tunic,

      “Unhand me, excrescence” Jesus said “you disgust me. Who are you?”

      “I am the one who pretends to be Arneson’s Spectre. Nobody loves me.” the leper cried.

      “I can see why,” Jesus frowned. “Well, I will cure you if you promise to go about the place reciting my good deeds and so forth.”

      “Oh thank you Jesus”, exclaimed the leper Arneson’s Spectre who was unloved from birth.

      Jesus placed his hands on the object the leper Arneson’s Spectre referred to as his head.

      Jesus soon shuddered and stepped back two paces.

      “Unique and intriguing,” Jesus gasped. “No avail. You have leprosy of the mind. I cannot help you.”

      “Goodbye!” said Jesus “Good morning!” and he hurried away down the dusty road.

      A tiny yellow bird came near, shat in Arneson Spectre’s eye and seemed content with this.

      • Arneson's Spectre permalink
        February 10, 2013 6:54 am

        That’s nice thank you but could you at least BUY SOMETHING so YDIS can keep the lights on!

      • Arneson's Spectre permalink
        February 10, 2013 7:21 am

        And we like your talking poop chute persona better than you.

        Post #600!

  138. Fatty McNeckbeard permalink
    February 9, 2013 10:10 am

    I love YDIS, but my god, this really needs to be a BBS.

    • February 9, 2013 12:13 pm

      Well we could hold a Kickstarter for it, and let Tavis and Co. run it.

      • Fatty McNeckbeard permalink
        February 10, 2013 10:23 am

        Tavis does a pretty good job at getting out his own product….it’s easier to find what you are looking for in the ACKS index than on this blog….may not be a bad idea. 🙂

    • Fatty McNeckbeard permalink
      February 10, 2013 12:02 pm

      On second thought, a Kickstarter would mean YDIS would throw us a new blog post 6 or 7 times a year…none of them actually finished.

  139. Kilgore Trout permalink
    February 9, 2013 6:57 pm

    Well as evidenced by the fact he’s a homemaker, James doesn’t like to work for money. It’s really that simple. Whether its manning the checkout at Walmart or fulfilling his obligations to Dwimmerdust backers its all of he same piece. Hell, he won’t work even if money is held up as a lure so giving him all the cash upfront was sheer folly.

    It’s like trying to get work out of a junkie by letting them smack up at the start of the proceedings.

  140. February 10, 2013 2:01 am

    A bucket of dung and a plunger would help James out. So please send these items to him post haste.

  141. Arneson's Spectre permalink
    February 10, 2013 7:25 am

    So tomorrow I’m going to report Dimmerdouche Suckdungeon Kickstarter to the FBI and the IRS. I want to make sure somebody is paying taxes on that $50K, and I think the FBI needs to know that somebody handed all that money over to a foreign national. I will also report GOPagan’s Kickstarter to the IRS because you know how those Republicans don’t like to pay their taxes!

  142. February 10, 2013 9:07 am

    Tavis did a big Kickstarter update, the only news is that his updates are now Biweekly.

  143. Zarathustra permalink
    February 10, 2013 6:38 pm

    So the internet heroes at have shut down the dissent on Jmals thread to protect his wife’s public blog from being read and linked to.

    In internet whiteknight-land reading a public blog to see if it jives with her partners bullshit excuses is creepy stalking and linking to it so others can read for themselves is “beyond the pale”; nevermind that every OSR blog links to other blogs and public blogs are there to be read. Apparenty reading a public blog published on the internet is an invasion of privacy. Loony tunes.

    When you point that out they set up a straw man about “attacks on wife & children”, none of which has ever taken place in any form and lock the thread.

    • Grifty McGrifterson permalink
      February 10, 2013 6:58 pm

      Those hypocrites over there are sleeping. They do not want to believe that they may have been taken for a ride and the majority of those neck beards have been bilked of their precious gold pieces. The ugly truth or even questioning those blessed saints of the OSR will be met with stonewalling at best and outright derision at worst.

    • Arneson's Spectre permalink
      February 10, 2013 8:40 pm

      Mistwell is like a turd that has sat in the bowl for way too long without a flush. If you’ve seen his anti-social posts around Enworld and the like over the last decade, it’s painfully clear he’s an Aspie of the highest order. And I will bring this social retard’s wife into it but only because she is butt-ass ugly. With cunt shits like Mistwell, Benoist and their Supreme Leader Pundit, The RPG Site is clearly the home of Libertarian Ron Paul KoolAid Drinking Gamers with Aspergers.

    • February 11, 2013 3:34 am

      I found that entire thread sad. The reason is that the majority on there refuse to believe that despite their dislike of Jim, were taken for a ride. They are so desperate to believe that no one within this hobby would do anything “bad.” Except for Pundit’s “Swine.”

      What I find very humorous about all of this is that therpgsite has become what they truly fear and loathe–

      • Schadenfreude permalink
        February 11, 2013 9:35 am

        I guess I should stop going to stores because I could be stalking the people who work there.

        Wow, what bullshit. And IRWS–you’re right. They are just like Before I left therpgsite, I commented that RPGPundit was just as bad as the man he hates, Ron Edwards. So it’s appropriate that the people at his site follow suit. What a bunch of dicks.

      • February 11, 2013 11:20 am

        The thing that irks me about how the thread, Schadenfreude, went is that if the link was provided by someone else, I am the one who is stalking. It took me what, two second to copy and paste the links into my blog post? For me, stalking would be if I actively spent time trying to track this down. Someone provided it, and I used it.

        Even more humorous is that Mistwell dings me for being creepy, but his userpic has himself and another woman in it. Is he being creepy with that pic? Did the second person give him permission to post that?

        It is easier to shut down debate then it is to admit you have been duped.

    • February 11, 2013 1:18 pm

      Get the hip waders out the shit eagles are overhead and a shit storm is coming. We are in for a world of shit boys.

  144. Poor Tom permalink
    February 10, 2013 8:43 pm

    Child Rowland to the dark tower came,
    His word was still,–Fie, foh, and fum,
    I smell the blood of a British man.

    • Arneson's Spectre permalink
      February 10, 2013 8:45 pm

      That’s just Kent Faggot’s talking rectum.

  145. Poor Tom permalink
    February 10, 2013 8:59 pm

    Take heed o’ the foul fiend: obey thy parents;
    keep thy word justly; swear not; commit not with
    man’s sworn spouse; set not thy sweet heart on proud

    • Poor Tom permalink
      February 10, 2013 9:01 pm

      Tom’s a-cold.

    • February 10, 2013 9:20 pm


      Hey, big surprise, the GSS types over on the KS are sharpening their noodles on the guy contemplating legal options. “A wretched course of action…shear callous inhumanity.” And here I thought Shear was supposed to be the model prisoner and not part of the problem. P.S. all you layout nerds, they expect it to take ten weeks to “integrate the existing illustrations,” which boils down to setting about three pages a DAY. Tavis, man, really? I thought you guys were using Word and not, I dunno, polished rocks. Come into the sixteenth century, man. The pope can write this shit faster than that!

      • February 11, 2013 5:18 am

        Model prisoner? Heh, you should see the shit I got on G+ for daring to question James’s avoidance of his business partners and the Kickstarter backers. So much finger-wagging and “Shame on you!”

        Also, fun fact: it took me about a week to throw the Dwimmermount .doc into layout and edit it into something I could actually use. I have very little actual layout experience, so a professional should be able to do this faster. I also finished my hack of the dungeon while working my regular job and meeting all my other responsibilities. This shit isn’t that hard.

      • February 11, 2013 6:02 am

        @Jack. You have to remember, Tavis and Co. are Lawful (per his words).

    • Kent's Rectum permalink
      February 11, 2013 6:41 am

      FYI Kent is Poor Tom. And UNCLECARBUNCLE. Rumpleforeskin Who Fucks His Own Ass Too.

      As Kent’s Rectum I should know
      Because I’m posting from down below!
      Taking dicks & cocks inside both fast and slow
      Whilst silent farts I queef and blow!

  146. jimmy jones permalink
    February 11, 2013 7:12 am

    I have contacted Jimmys wife and posted on a her blog to see what she knows and how connected she is with all this. we will see if she approves the comment or responds at all.

  147. February 11, 2013 7:19 am

    Kent, any news on the Cuntwatch front today, February 11?

    • kent permalink
      February 11, 2013 7:49 pm

      Due diligence suggests there are no more Cunts in the OSR.

      In fact there may not be *any* Cunts in the OSR after all. What do you think about that? Just a bunch of swell guys.

      With clarity I see now that the OSR is an archipelago of dudes reminiscing, stirring up ancient memories of boyhood where bright summer days were spent, free of lessons, dreaming of far away worlds they could never visit and adventures they would never have.

      Think positively, ydis. Look on the bright side!


  148. Captain Kirks Dick Blood permalink
    February 11, 2013 11:51 am

    Even more humorous is that Mistwell dings me for being creepy, but his userpic has himself and another woman in it. Is he being creepy with that pic?…

    OSRtards, especially on forums, seem to have a strange fascination with other gamers knowing personal details, especially that they are getting laid. That Mistsmell guy is basically just “look guys, I fuck” with that photo choice.

    On Dragonsfoot you can go to the “post a photo of yourself” thread (a super treat within is Blooeymages posting of his DL photo. Yes, he looks like a dude who would totally go postal) which quickly devolves into the guys with girlfriends posting pics of them (these are kinda hilarious. They are almost all either big and fat or ugly asians).

    A prime example of “hey, get to know me and give me attention” on the boards is this Wheggi guy, who I think is one of the minions of Trent Fosters at the minicon scenes in California. He is all over multiple boards wanting you to know that he knows all about progressive rock! He wants you to know what the label looks like on the beer he’s drinking! And in this thread on K&K, I’m pretty sure he wants you to know that he’s going to have Trent and a couple guys from work come over and fuck his “goth” girlfriend (and by him describing her as goth he means a fat chick with black finger nails). Or maybe he’s just excited he gets to run D&D after just posting endlessly about it for years. You make the call. But bottom line, this is the type of OSR blowhard who is far more interested in you knowing all about him than doing any actual gaming. Like Jimmy Geekface, it’s just something to do so you can say you’re a gamer while talking about non-gaming aspects of your life to even bigger dorks than yourself. Dont’ forget, these little turds are what truly powers the OSR, like pigshit powering Bartertown. The likes of Jamal and Raggi the Last just profit from them gleefully.

  149. Captain Kirks Dick Blood permalink
    February 11, 2013 12:00 pm

    Oh no…I read down that K&K thread a bit more, and mean ol’ Trent seems to be shining on the super eager Wheggi and killing his IPA buzz. Either Wheggi’s DM skills don’t cut it, or his “GF” isn’t hot enough for TF. “Calm down son, maybe I can come over a couple times a year and throw her a fuck if you let me dent your beer supply first!”

  150. Wanker permalink
    February 11, 2013 5:27 pm

    Stalk much? CKDB sounds like a KM32/AG or Kent sockpuppet.

    • kent permalink
      February 11, 2013 7:32 pm

      It’s the Kent sockpuppet comment that really hurts.

  151. Captain Kirks Dick Blood permalink
    February 11, 2013 5:58 pm

    It’s the Kent sockpuppet comment that really hurts.

    I actually don’t care so much about the “popes” of the OSR – in part because they are well covered by others. It’s the teeming masses of minions that fascinate me, because they make so much of the idiocy possible from the bottom to the top. they are the backs on top of which the profiteers build their fake empires. If you watch the forums then you start to see that with certain folk patterns emerge, and suddenly it’s an anthropology study that comes out of casually reading the utterances of retards. That’s how I discover gems like Bloodymage (which resulted in a several hundred comment long blog thread). That’s why YDIS is sort of The Discovery Channel of the blOwSR. We, the pioneers, are hear to teach.

  152. Wanker permalink
    February 11, 2013 6:06 pm

    You need some new hobbies besides watching the forums, heheh.

    • Captain Kirks Dick Blood permalink
      February 12, 2013 10:38 am

      Fair enough, Kent. Look, just be careful with all these “sock puppets” you are creating. I count at least three obvious ones in the last couple of dozen comments alone. Don’t lose yourself, mate. It could drive you insa…uh, never mind.

    • kent permalink
      February 12, 2013 11:15 am

      Rumpleforeskin up the Maiden Queen’s Buttocks is the only other handle Ive used here. It has a nice ring to it and I will be using it again.

      We have established above that UNCLECARBUNCLE is Schizonomicon Redux because he slipped up.

      The multiple accusations that I am using different handles just makes these people feel clever and amusing with no effort.

      • February 12, 2013 11:30 am


      • February 12, 2013 11:40 am

        I mean, oh fuck, uh, “Candy laughed. She heard a wisdom and complex symbology in the hunchback’s simple phrases. It was as though she were behind the scenes of something like the dada movement, even creatively a part of it. Fuck! Shit! Piss! she screamed. Cunt! Cock! Crap! Prick! Kike! Nigger! Wop! Hump! HUMP! “

  153. DM_Wince permalink
    February 11, 2013 7:19 pm

    “OSRtards, especially on forums, seem to have a strange fascination with other gamers knowing personal details, especially that they are getting laid. That Mistsmell guy is basically just “look guys, I fuck” with that photo choice.”

    CKDB doles out the hard truth. Another example.

  154. jimmy jones permalink
    February 12, 2013 5:42 am

    well the verdict is in and Jim’s wife is well aware how her husband got the 50 grand, that he is dodging his responsibility and she is enabling it. Those two are perfect for each other.

    • February 12, 2013 6:18 am

      How did you find this out?

      • jimmy jonnes permalink
        February 12, 2013 4:23 pm

        confronted her with he information through her blog. she never made the comments public. I am not part of the osr community and don’t care who i offend so i recommend you get her side of the story before posting anything to your blog BUT for a spouse to play dumb (espically the spouse who is the bread winner not to know about every dime her family has) as well as it being tax season is just insane.

      • WTF? permalink
        February 12, 2013 6:21 pm

        @Jimmy’s Johnson…

        Post #1 “Jim’s wife is well aware how her husband got the 50 grand”

        Post #2 ” BUT for a spouse to play dumb (espically the spouse who is the bread winner not to know about every dime her family has)”

        Your story doesn’t sync up. You are full of shit.

  155. BadPenny permalink
    February 12, 2013 8:11 am

    Can we finally get our new monthly update here at YDIS? The irony of lack of new entries on a site that rags on Jmal’ lack of updates is not lost on us. *wink*

    Just f’in around…this site is the gas!

    • February 12, 2013 11:20 am

      I think we’re going to 800 comments in honor of Bloodymage.

      • February 12, 2013 12:56 pm

        I was going to make a new post today, but that’s a great fucking point…

  156. Timothy permalink
    February 12, 2013 10:08 am

    Great update on Faggi’s dickstarter. He posted a picture of that naked Luna chick, saying it was one of 170 that she took for some new art he is doing. One commenter said the 170 pics should be a stretch goal. Faggs expressed discomfort “selling erotica.”

    Right – R4 had no problem dissecting women in his grindhouse bullshit, no problem showing women being killed by zombie cunnilingis, and no problem using the nude shot to garner attention for his dickstarter – but showing more shots of real boobies to people who back his project, THAT crosses the line. Stories of mysogyny, child sex and slaughter, dudes shooting black webs out of their junk are safe territory; real boobies make him uncomfortable.

    All 170 pictures are probably stuck togedher now, so it wasn’t really an option anyway.

  157. Captain Kirks Dick Blood permalink
    February 12, 2013 1:35 pm

    Is that the best picture of this Luna person he had? Because it looks like a Puerto Rican tranny. Not really very pretty either way. But hey, even the slightest wiff of sex gets the unblown to open their wallets.

    • Timothy permalink
      February 12, 2013 1:50 pm

      Yeah, CKDB, if that was the best the other 170 are definitely not going to make me break my wallet. She is the model for the type v demon on the original Lotfap box (maybe grindhouse, too, don’t know).

      R4 has a weakness for unattractive women (not commenting on his wife, just the skanks he gets to model for him), but as you say the unblown will respond.

  158. Timothy permalink
    February 12, 2013 1:52 pm

    800 comments for Bloodymage?

    You can WIN, Jesse! Fuck Harold Washington!

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