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February 4, 2016

bloodywillet

Or are we just presuming he’s dead? I scanned 2 months of comments and I’m not sure, but I organized a determined mission to find bloodymage: not only did I look in nearly 3-4 church parking lots on Google Street View searching for signs of habitation, I also Googled his name and went through almost the entire first page of results above the fold. No fucking luck.

So he’s probably dead? There’s no need to review bm’s legacy here and we’re in the trust tree so I think we can speak honestly about him: bloodymage was an utter fumbledick, a category 4 moron who made the planet functionally stupider. And yet…

God damn was this man lovable when viewed from afar! “There but by the grace of God go I” is powerful entertainment, and I know that if my Mom had sniffed more paint while I was in the womb, that could be me thanking sexydubaiwhores6969@spambot.by for his kind words about my blog. Or lamenting the lack of checkered tablecloth availability in Prescott, AZ. Or traveling 2000 miles and accidentally showing up 2 weeks early to a con. Or… you get the picture.

So, I’m not here to bury bm. I’m here to praise him. bm is the petty god of retarded aging neckbeards (please stat him up in comments for D&D, WFRP, Rune Quest, and Twilight: 2000), and could there ever be a divinity more appropriate or necessary to this hobby? I urge everyone, in memory of bloodymage: find room for a “Golanda” in your campaigns. It doesn’t have to stink, it could be just Golanda the Bar Wench, or the Free City of Golanda tucked into that corner of the map your players will probably never go, or Golanda the evil wizardress who died a thousand years ago, or whatever. Take that little bit of Golanda that lives in all our hearts and make it an official part of your campaigns, and celebrate the fucking idiots we love and laugh at that make this hobby special, in the Life Goes On sense. And if your Golanda is stinky, well that’s just gravy…

New Year’s Resolutions:

I want to do a F.A.T.A.L. play by post, probably taking the party through Dark Albion in search of big titties or a rape tournament or something…

More crying about men’s rights, I feel like everyone forgets Grim Jim even exists.

Publish my CARCOSA reskin, where Sorcerers are the Federal Government, Black Men are slaves and they like it that way, and maybe dial back the raping little kids 25-50%.

FIND GREG CHRISTOPHER! (I promised myself not to post here until he went live again on G+, but it’s just been too long…)

Hang out with Scott when he’s on one of his meth benders.

Also, I think we all need to be reminded that this exists:

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[click to make dem titties even sloppier]

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  1. February 4, 2016 10:16 am

    Who is Greg Christopher?

  2. Captain Kirks Dick Blood permalink
    February 4, 2016 11:26 am

    Well said. Though he made the world worse, he made me a better man. When I first discovered the joys of Blooey, at first I was bewildered. Then hateful and mean. But soon my sarcastic musings about “Oh Captain My Captain” actually turned into a warm-hearted hope in mankind. Like a Ziggy cartoon. I fucking hated Ziggy and wanted to do more than punch his face. I wanted to put him through what the writer guy went through in his living room in A Clockwork Orange. OK, I still want to laugh in Ziggy’s face while my friends take turns with his wife on the hardwood floor and delivering the occasional eager tolchok to the yarblocko’s. But you get my point.

    Here’s a toast with my Sam Adams Ale (that I bought along with my burger, neither of which will I end up paying for). Dead or alive, at least we made it so he has a legacy that will last.

    Death to All PC’s!!!

  3. The Fire Giant That Killed Black Dougal permalink
    February 4, 2016 12:24 pm

    But where will I buy product now?

    R.I.P. Bloodymage

  4. Captain Kirks Dick Blood permalink
    February 4, 2016 7:06 pm

    Just a link to the one review of a Blooey product I know of. Wonder if his “death” has moved any extra product? Wonder if that was the point?

    We’ll remember you foreeeever, Blooey
    Through the sacrifice you made
    We can’t believe the price we paid…
    …for product…

    http://www.therpgsite.com/showthread.php?t=30471

  5. Bigby's Affirmative Consent Lubed Fist permalink
    February 4, 2016 7:07 pm

    Blooey’s storefront is still up:

    http://www.rpgnow.com/browse.php?manufacturers_id=4130

  6. February 5, 2016 12:46 am

    “More crying about men’s rights, I feel like everyone forgets Grim Jim even exists.”

    Don’t worry, I’m sure he has a crass ‘commentary’ game ready for the Colonial Election.

  7. KilledbyBM permalink
    February 5, 2016 4:14 am

    Those of you that see a certain sadness from afar never lived near, or games at, one of his temporary homes. If possible he was even more pathetic in person. OCD, self-loathing and always armed with a 9mm automatic. No I will not miss him, except maybe posts here. Where his legacy lives on.

    • February 5, 2016 5:01 am

      Juicy details! What brand of firearm?

      • KilledbyBM permalink
        February 5, 2016 11:48 am

        It looked like a M9 but I think he said it was a Ruger. He always carried it except when he left it near his front door. I must admit I was unnerved the first time he pulled it out of his waistband. He was my.charity case/penance for about 4 months. Even the Mormons gave up.on him. I am too embarrassed to tell you some of the other absolute low points of humanity I witnessed the half-dozen times I showed up for a game.

      • FEAR OF THE UNBLOWN permalink
        February 5, 2016 4:54 pm

        Well, i guess that’s one way to take care of that persistent Yahoo toolbar permanently!

      • Bigby's Affirmative Consent Lubed Fist permalink
        February 5, 2016 6:40 pm

        The very idea of Blooey packing heat is simultaneously terrifying and side-splittingly funny. It sure sounds like he had a very poor degree of firearms discipline- putting the pistol in his waistband, and keeping it by the front door? That’s just asking for an accidental discharge.

        The real beauty here is that ‘Breaking Bloo’ sounds more like reality than any of us could have guessed.

    • Frog Gode permalink
      February 5, 2016 5:22 am

      Bloo Steel ! Tell us more !

  8. Old Geezer's Peehole permalink
    February 5, 2016 9:45 am

    Wonder no more…

    http://www.memorialchapelsandcrematory.com/obituaries/George-Willett/#!/Obituary

    • February 5, 2016 10:14 am

      I bet not a single one of these guys ever sent him a tablecloth: http://www.dragonsfoot.org/forums/viewtopic.php?f=11&t=72874

      • February 5, 2016 10:18 am

        If we could all take a moment to recognize the most overwrought, silly, pseudo-fantasical-themed farewells, I think that would be nice. My favorite is: “Fare well. May your aerie receive you at your journey’s end.” — MrNexx

      • February 5, 2016 10:42 am

        has serleran shown up to threadcrap yet?

      • February 5, 2016 11:29 am

        That’s the dude who super hated bm? Looks like all is forgiven, although perhaps a tiny swipe at the dine ‘n’ dash story: “May you enjoy your final convention; I hear they have unlimited snacks and games… plus, the players! Oh, the players!”

      • FEAR OF THE UNBLOWN permalink
        February 5, 2016 4:50 pm

        “…he seemed to be an intelligent man…” – Le Noir Faineant

        I mean, not that the bar is set very high at dragonsfart, but come on!

  9. Captain Kirks Dick Blood permalink
    February 5, 2016 11:28 am

    “I’m sure he’s throwing dice with Gary now…” – is my fave. Just picturing Gary eye-rolling at the table, putting away the intended Keep on the Borderlands, and whipping out Tomb of Horrors instead. “Death to Bloodymage’s one legged, one armed PC!”

    I was hoping Ancalagon (or whatever, the Rob Zombie avatar guy) to shout out his classic line”May your zombies remain intact! Er, I mean, may YOU remain intact!” Speaking of which, he came in with that line when the Janell Jaquays thread got started. I mean, you immediately think of JJ’s zombie penis remaining intact, right?

    • February 5, 2016 1:55 pm

      I like playing D&D; probably own more role-playing stuff than I should. But if anyone ever says “I’m sure he’s throwing dice with Gary right now…” please bring me back to life and shoot me.

  10. Captain Kirks Dick Blood permalink
    February 5, 2016 5:08 pm

    Shit, Blooey gets “full military honors” which I assume means a flag folded up and at least a one gun salute. Most of us will be lucky to even get our names on a stone after they find our 69 year old, venereal disease-ravaged and booze-bloated corpses in an outhouse behind a sleazy titty bar in some small southern Mexican beach town.

    • Captain Kirks Dick Blood permalink
      February 5, 2016 5:10 pm

      Whoa, reread that. Sounds like the dark n’ gritty sequel to Margaritaville. Aw well, at least it sounds like we had some fun before that life-ending bowl visit.

      Don’t blow our yer flip flops, bitches!

    • Bigby's Affirmative Consent Lubed Fist permalink
      February 5, 2016 6:42 pm

      You make that sound like a bad thing.

  11. Captain Kirks Dick Blood permalink
    February 5, 2016 6:53 pm

    Speaking of retards of gaming, this one is back with a game day after a long hiatus. Somehow found some poor saps again to sit around the table while he indulges his true hobby; arranging gaming materials on a tabletop so he can take pictures of them. I wonder if a magazine of just gaming tables pics would sell? Uh oh, don’t give this dipshit any ideas. He might invest in a book on gaming tables that, Cosmo Kramer coffee table book style, has legs that fold out so you can use it as a gaming table.

    http://unknownzine.blogspot.com/2016/01/game-on.html

    Oh, and his new secondary blog is interesting. And by interesting I mean it’s more potent than a sleeping pill. It’s focus is on a team with a stadium where people get beat half to death in front of their families by Mexicans.

    http://dodgerbluescorecard.blogspot.com/

  12. StinkofGolanda permalink
    February 5, 2016 10:01 pm

    I had some dealings with BM ftf and traded emails…he was a force to be reckoned with as he stumbled through conventions nearly blind, oblivious and dragging his “service dog” behind him like a reluctant lucky charm. I spent about a year dodging him after he moved a couple of cities over from me, and almost ate the active end of a .38 special when I thought he was switching nursing homes to one a block away from my house (turned out to be one with the same name in Missouri, whew). Now I just with I had, for one afternoon, spent the time to watch him in person attempt to load a CD rom into his computer, sign on to dial up or hook up a monitor. Those precious moments, gone forever. My loss.

  13. Gary Gygax OFFICIAL (verified) permalink
    February 6, 2016 4:01 pm

    No, this poor sap bloodymage you speak of is not at my heavenly gaming table now or ever shall be I’m afraid. He looks like the type of aged gamer that smells of stale piss and feces, and that spot in my afterlife campaign is reserved for Ed Greenwood one day.

  14. FEAR OF THE UNBLOWN permalink
    February 6, 2016 4:05 pm

    WHAT THE FUCK IS IN BLOOEY’S NECK?!!!!!!?????

  15. Bigby's Affirmative Consent Lubed Fist permalink
    February 6, 2016 4:23 pm

    I still can’t get over Blooey packing heat all the time… Blooster Cogburn, the antihero of ‘Bloo Grit’… I especially like the idea that this half-blind basket case figured he’d win in a shootout.

    Oh, Mabloo, you’ve done it again.

  16. bloodymage permalink
    February 7, 2016 5:13 pm

  17. Arneson's Spectre permalink
    February 7, 2016 5:43 pm

    I think Blooey faked his own death in hopes of selling some product at record-breaking levels after he saw what death did for Bowie’s album sales did last month.

    I think he should have set the bar lower, like Abe Vigoda’s post-mortem Barney Miller and Fish DVD sales or something.

  18. February 8, 2016 3:31 am

    NEW CONTENT APPROACHING

    Bloodymage
    N Quasi-deity (deceased, no longer granting spells :()
    Portfolio: Church parking lots, Devilled Eggs, Keeping lights on, Golanda (the stink in), Trains, Cups, Dogs, Dining and Dashing
    Spheres: Astral, Dogs, Trade(reversed), Travel, Light(keep it on), Russian-Spam Bots, Universal, Golanda, Healing (reversed), War.

    SOMEONE THAT IS NOT ME BITE THE BULLET FOR A BM REVIEW
    http://www.lulu.com/shop/search.ep?contributorId=1332057

    Still coming up with an appropriate way to incorporate Golanda in my Carcosa game, I am taking suggestions.

  19. Kent permalink
    February 8, 2016 10:14 am

    This sordid exhibition says more about those posting than about their subject. From top grendel ydis, through very stupid psychopaths (everyone else), to bottom girlish naifs scott and princeofnothing this is the acting out of boys who were bullied in school, and yet they loved their tormentors, boys who were too ugly and misshapen to perform effectively as bullies but admired the crass pugilence which defined the stage presence of pin-up ruffians and so they queued up to lick bully-boots.

    Everyone here was denied the opportunity to inflict pain in their school days (because they were on the receiving end – which is sad) but joy and trumpets, boy and crumpets, does the internet-mithril-shield give second rate bullies, the worst bullies in the world, a chance to mock the dead.

    • Captain Kirks Dick Blood permalink
      February 8, 2016 11:36 am

      I wish you were dead instead of Blooey 😦

      • Bigby's Affirmative Consent Lubed Fist permalink
        February 9, 2016 9:57 am

        There’s not a single one among us who wouldn’t kill Kent to bring back Blooey, but that won’t work- the jerk refereeing this campaign has totally nerfed resurrection magic. Shit, he’s only allowed it twice, once for his girlfriend’s brother’s PC and then the big one, when he brought back his total Gary Stu DMPC.

    • Sykirobme permalink
      February 8, 2016 11:38 am

      I hate to be that guy, but…I agree with Kent.

      • Captain Kirks Dick Blood permalink
        February 8, 2016 4:42 pm

        Hey, this is the thread dedicated to saying goodbye to Bloodymage. Don’t worry, it’ll blow over soon enough and this site can go back to you waiting with baited breath for Kent to declare what dusty old VHS with a movie from the 70’s on it he’ll be popping into the deck and falling asleep in front of on a weekend night. On weekend nights he’s not contemplating suicide, that is.

      • Kent's Prolapsed Rectum permalink
        February 8, 2016 5:48 pm

        Thanks a lot, Sykirobme.

    • February 8, 2016 1:22 pm

      On my Aione map, I’m renaming “Abode of Pri” to “Abode of Golanda.” I know you will support this.

      • bloodymage permalink
        February 8, 2016 5:43 pm

        Thank you but will you please BUY SOMETHING so I can keep the lights on?

    • Bloovita permalink
      February 8, 2016 4:49 pm

      Don’t cry for me Irish faggot
      The truth is I did excel you
      In all my suckdungeons
      I did things my ways
      Your stupid hackwork
      Just ripped off Jaquays.

    • February 9, 2016 6:27 am

      Is that last paragraph an actual Morrissey song?

      The bloodymage thing has always been fucked up.

      • Captain Kirks Dick Blood permalink
        February 9, 2016 11:23 am

        Scott, what exactly do you get out of coming here? You seem like a nice guy. Some of us are playing at a (twisted) role and use this as an emotional dumping ground (or a year’s long cry for help, like Kunt) by beating on deserving ‘tards (not Blooey, talking about guys like Zakarino) because other forums won’t allow it.

        But what do you get out of all this? Are you not really anywhere near the decent guy you often come off as? Would you not rather be having convos with the likes of T. Foster and Sauna in a place where there at least isn’t piss on the toilet seat (probably because they all sit down to piss).

      • February 9, 2016 12:19 pm

        I’ve divined a way to extract calories from schadenfreude.

        Idk, I just find it funny and it provides links to fascinating trainwrecks

      • February 9, 2016 12:20 pm

        Also, T. Foster seems OK, the Knights and Knaves Alehouse turned into this really weird thing even by forum standards, and I don’t know who Sauna is

  20. Bigby's Affirmative Consent Lubed Fist permalink
    February 9, 2016 10:24 am

    It’s always a hoot to see misogynist, racist, anti-semite, and serial threadcrapper Kent K. Kuntshunner attempt to take the moral high ground. Bullies? Go fuck yourself, Kenthole, it’s not like you ever showed the guy any kindness.

    Amidst the derision, there’s a sense of loss for Blooey that you’ll never understand, you sociopath. Blooey was a true American icon- Americans love their grifters, and Bloo was one of them, albeit a failed one… ‘Maverick’ played by Don Knotts instead of James Garner. That being said, Bloo is still a source of wonder that we are still learning about- who the hell knew his real name was George, and what about the pistol? In contrast, there’s no mystery about Kent, he tried to make his impression and he failed, and now he writes about his pointless parody of an existence, hermetically sealed in his crappy flat, his only contact with the outer world a steady stream of programs broadcast on his shitty secondhand TV.

    What the fuck would that simp Kent know? Kent can sit in his fetid bedsit and watch ‘Deadood’ all day long but he’ll never get a feel for the wide open spaces of the U.S. that formed Bloo’s environment. Kent’ll never drive all night and see the silhouette of the Devil’s Tower emerge from the pre-dawn darkness, never drink cheap pilsner with UT law school cutie-pies while two dozen javelinas rush through the campsite, never walk across a salt flat 282 feet below sea level while a punishing sun beats down. Kent’ll never understand the true glory that was Bloo. Bloo’s legend is secure, he’s been lauded on several gaming boards, while Kent merely lingers here because our host is gracious enough to tolerate his presence. He’s pretty much forgotten by everyone else, even the moderators only have a dim memory of an annoying presence.

    Notice how all of the new retroclones seem to have mountebank characters these days? That’s Bloo, the purveyor of dubious products, ready to dash out of town before an angry crowd when his peccadillos catch up with him. People want to play Bloo, nobody’s ever created a ‘failed mathematics lecturer on the dole’ character class.

    Contrast the lives of these two individuals….

    Bloo: The rumble of the 18 wheeler traveling down county road 15 to the Walmart distribution center woke me from a fitful slumber in the parking lot of the First Methodist Church of East Kackalackee. I instinctively felt for the handle of my trusty Ruger, safe in the waistband of my Wranglers… its weight pressed down on my empty belly. I’ll have to check with general delivery at the post office to see if anyone sent me funds. Cash or dash, I’ll have a sit-down breakfast this morning.

    Kent: I watched a movie starring Walter Matthau today.

    Kent’s not weeping for Blooey, he’s weeping for himself. Even now, three months after he shuffled off this mortal coil, Bloo is more alive than Kent could ever hope to be. Bloo was a man of action, a man in motion, a creator, while Kent lives a pallid, passive existence and puts out crappy knockoffs of better people’s work.

    But… but… I.. watched… a… movie… starring… Walter… Matthau…

    Get stuffed, Paul, you’ll never be the man that George was.

    • Captain Kirks Dick Blood permalink
      February 9, 2016 11:19 am

      That…that was beautiful. Sniff.

    • bloodymage permalink
      February 10, 2016 4:18 pm

      One thing, though… I ain’t subjecting myself to TSA ever again!

  21. Bigby's Affirmative Consent Lubed Fist permalink
    February 9, 2016 10:27 am

    I’d be remiss if I didn’t note that Bloo’s life is very reminiscent of what a Stan Ridgway/ Lord Weird Slough Feg collaboration would sound like.

    This Wall of Voodoo is for you, Bloo:

  22. February 10, 2016 10:31 am

    Tormenting a guy as weak as bloodymage so relentlessly that you can’t stop even after the poor bastard is dead is pathetic. Fuck you all.
    To the asshole that runs this online ulcer, do the decent thing and shut this piece of shit down. It hasn’t been funny in fucking years

    • bloodymage permalink
      February 10, 2016 4:17 pm

      Sorry, I can be blunt. Always have been. When I can work at the same time I game, the game is slow. SiPfan is new and it was his first time DMing here. You’re right, I should make allowance.

      And I’m a grumpy old man. :frown:

    • February 10, 2016 4:33 pm

      I’ve got very little bone in this outburst of moral indignation one way or the other, I was never particularly intersted in Blooey, but how does ranting about some guy far away on a website he is not aware (and probably won’t be now unless there is a 9th level cleric within 2 days traveltime) constitute torment?

      I’m always baffled by the delusional entitlement of snowflake posts like these. You have, by your own admission, been following this place for years. Through what contorted ant-logic do you imagine this little plea of ‘how dare you’ from a nameless whimpering whisper will generate anything but mild indifference? Is there genuinely a part of your mind that expects the purveyor of this online cesspool to respond like “hmn, now that you mention it, I HAVE not been funny in years. Oh well. Goodbye Cruel World!’

      You need to stop giving a shit about what a bunch of people you don’t like or know think about a dead guy, go outside and live life man.

      • Frog Gode permalink
        February 11, 2016 8:48 am

        Yeah man, what my pal PoN says. There is probably more torment for Bloo where he is now, or no torment at all, and either way he does not care about that white electronic fog in which we’re whispering our cruel meaningless jokes. The few of us who actually still play elfgames will probably have Bloo-ish NPCs for years to come – I doubt the rest of the world will remember the guy more fondly than we do.

      • bloodymage permalink
        February 11, 2016 5:57 pm

        My clothes need attention and then it’s shower and bed (I get clean for all of 5 minutes).

    • bloodymage permalink
      February 10, 2016 5:49 pm

      Fun, but inaccurate. Bloodymage’s Syndrome. Cause: mobile phone radiation Symptoms: mild chi imbalance, fear of drowning, vague blisters Cure: take three Prozac tablets and come back in the morning bloodymage’s actual disorders: sleep apnea extremely oily skin urinary hesitancy IBS OCD bad hearing a…

    • Bigby's Affirmative Consent Lubed Fist permalink
      February 10, 2016 7:12 pm

      Wow, the pious pearl clutchers are coming out of the woodwork. Your Disneyfied version of poor, helpless Bloo is a hell of a lot more condescending than our reminiscence of the true Bloo, with his dubious business ethics, howlingly bad ‘product’, and his utterly amoral treatment of other gamers (ranging from his serial ‘woe is me’ begging to his dining-and-dashing). Get over your gamers’s Stockholm syndrome, and join in the celebration of the real Blooey, that not-so-magnificent magnificent bastard.

      Better yet, why don’t you throw a big memorial for Bloo at this year’s Garycon? You could get Rev. John Adams to deliver a eulogy (bloology?) for a 5 digit honorarium, and have JMal collect some money to put up a statue of Blooey in track shoes outside a Perkins in New Glarus. After the memorial luncheon (last grog at the table foots the bill!), you and Social Justice Kent can glumly teabag each other while Old Geezer tongues your peeholes.

      I’ll take my Shifty Bloo, trickster god of the dine-and-dash, over your sanitized St Bloo, Defender of Golanda, any day. Now, buy some motherfucking product, you hothouse flower!

      • bloodymage permalink
        February 11, 2016 5:54 pm

        Remember the Rottweiler of Dragonsfoot?

    • February 10, 2016 9:19 pm

      😦

      • Bigby's Affirmative Consent Lubed Fist permalink
        February 10, 2016 11:12 pm

        You’d cheer right up if you just BOUGHT SOME PRODUCT!!!

      • bloodymage permalink
        February 11, 2016 5:57 pm

        Now why didn’t I think of that? 🙄 Must be getting old! 😥

  23. Xartan Tsauggua permalink
    February 11, 2016 6:27 pm

    So they spoke his name too many times and he appeared with a likely Sockpuppet in tow.

    http://www.dragonsfoot.org/forums/viewtopic.php?f=11&t=73092

    • Lamentations of Gary Gygax's Ghost permalink
      February 11, 2016 8:04 pm

      I don’t always read Alexis, but when I do I take 1d8 damage from the blood that pours from my eyes.

    • justme permalink
      February 15, 2016 4:46 pm

      Did someone say his name three times in a row while staring at the mirror while visiting the local gloryhole?

  24. February 12, 2016 3:06 am

    Its friday morning and im hungover so this seems like a good time to do an Alexis bedcheck.

    “I always presume that criticism of me is either prejudice, inflexibility or a lack of clarity. Lack of clarity suggests more clarity. Inflexibility suggests a need for education. And prejudice . . . well, prejudice deserves abuse.”

    His How to tackle a dungeon part 1 post is smart though. Tao is 75% white noise but there are interesting nuggets buried under the preening narcissism.

    • Frog Gode permalink
      February 12, 2016 8:10 am

      I liked “how to tackle a dungeon” too. I especially enjoyed the fact that it casually mentioned the Paris-Dakar without insisting on the fact that this particular hobby (recklessly speeding on Third World dirt roads), unlike RPGs, allows its participants to actually kill innocent bystanders without any serious consequence. The post itself was a nice guide about being a complete dick to your clueless DM. But I just can’t help thinking that if Alexis could stick to gang-raping the guy’s sister, defecating on his manuals, drinking all the Dr Pepper and THEN playing White Plume the way it’s intended, everybody would have more fun.

      • February 12, 2016 8:13 am

        Didn’t that happen to John Wick once and that’s why he hates White Plume Mountain? As far as Alexis goes, “gang raping” and pirate romance will always be united in my mind, which I guess makes this comment on topic for Valentine’s Day.

    • Bigby's Affirmative Consent Lubed Fist permalink
      February 12, 2016 6:34 pm

      I just read ‘How to Tackle a Dungeon’ and I’m unimpressed… it presupposes the whole ‘monsters waiting in their rooms to be slaughtered bit by bit’ model. Does a ‘simulationist’ really think that the intelligent inhabitants of a monster zoo in a howling wilderness wouldn’t patrol their precincts, or that they’d be oblivious to the sounds of some serious logging, or the sight and smell of watchfires?

      Lexi seems like he’s oblivious to how the world outside his epistemic bubble works. He cites mountaineering base camps and supply caches for road rallies, but neither of these examples factors in hostile, alien forces which would raid them. If there were an anthropophagous yeti population in the precincts of Everest or K2, then the establishment of a base camp would be an entirely different matter. Ho hum, just another monster zoo, in which the inhabitants calmly wait to be slaughtered in their turn. The bit about him walking out on the ref just makes it seem even more childish and petulant.

      I’d even wager that he’s a pretty lackluster fry cook.

      • February 13, 2016 3:53 am

        The idea of constructing a base camp or fortification before beginning one’s raid is pretty solid though, and would be all the more neccesary given your Antropophagous yeti population. There is something to be said for the stealthy approach of course, and I’m guessing a decent GM would have his next dungeon immune or prepared for this tactic within a single iteration.

        “We want a crew of hirelings and soldiers, explaining that they’ll be paid well, we don’t expect them to have to fight at all and that they’re there to establish a solid fortification in the wild in case we’re attacked by a raiding party of orcs or other creatures that want our supplies. It’s cutting trees and clearing land, building palisades and brush fortifications, collecting water, fixing strong-points and being on guard in dangerous country. If someone comes, we’ll be ready for them.”

        Raiding parties implies some sort of response, but i agree with you that if this is an inhabited structure it would also use scouts or perhaps local orc tribes bribed or threatened into co-operation to warn them of any such endeavour.

        His position on handling player-GM conflict is entitled rubbish but the gist of his plan is kind of cool, and, more importantly, it burns player GP, thus neccesitating the acquisition of more filthy lucre.

  25. Frog Gode permalink
    February 12, 2016 8:18 am

    From Tao : “I know the White Plume Mountain post ruffled feathers: there were no comments. ”

    Indeed.

    • bloodymage permalink
      February 12, 2016 6:07 pm

      I truly wish that some you would patronize my products. Some of them are quite good and I worked my a** off to bring them to you.

  26. Timotheus permalink
    February 12, 2016 9:03 am

    We live in a world where bloodymage gets the divine finger but Sexy Lexy still passes his arrogant gas all over the web. Well, at least he is forced into Burger King servitude to earn a living (besdies what he can sponge off of his “partner”).

    • bloodymage permalink
      February 12, 2016 6:04 pm

      That’s a feather in my cap I don’t need.

  27. bloodymage permalink
    February 12, 2016 6:09 pm

    And I’m listening to Old McDonald’s Farm again. F**k these people.

  28. Bigby's Affirmative Consent Lubed Fist permalink
    February 12, 2016 6:41 pm

    Fuckin’ Lexi, what a martyr…

    I don’t enjoy this hobby because a wizard did it; I enjoy it because people do it and they goddamn care. Because they’re willing to goddamn suffer if that’s what it takes to make this thing better. When I read Schick’s words, I don’t hear that he was a bit bemused that he was published; I see someone who felt so little concern for his own product that he LET people see it when it looked liked that.

    Gawd. I’d rather live on the street.

    Black Dougal died for your sins!

  29. bloodymage permalink
    February 13, 2016 11:17 am

    To waste my time I tried un-checking read-only doc on this blasted machine. Can’t even do that. And I’m listening to Old McDonald’s Farm again. F**k these people.

  30. Lightningboltlightningboltlightningbolt permalink
    February 13, 2016 12:16 pm

    Omg. Can we please focus on something important. Like Alexis posting at DF?

    • Bigby's Affirmative Consent Lubed Fist permalink
      February 13, 2016 1:12 pm

      Lexi’s got product to sell and (all together now) the spice must flow!

      • justme permalink
        February 13, 2016 4:30 pm

        The asshat sent me an email stemming for a crowdfunded project, I guess public disdain isn”t a social cue he’,s able to understand.

      • Bigby's Affirmative Consent Lubed Fist permalink
        February 13, 2016 8:16 pm

        Somebody should lock Lexi, Kent, and Pundejo in a room together so they could harangue each other to a fare-thee-well.

    • bloodymage permalink
      February 14, 2016 4:59 pm

      Maybe I wasn’t clear. I don’t have an e-mail list of gaming contacts. I’d post on one of the myriad of gaming forums of which I’m a member, but this puppy isn’t a great fit on any of them. As a d20 variant, I could post on ENWorld, but I quit visiting there some time ago. Likewise for RPG.net. I suppose it might fly on the Cthulhu boards, but they’re pretty dedicated to mythos gaming. So, for now, this is the only outlet for me to find players for this game. At least make an inquiry if it tickles your interest at all.

  31. Xartan Tsauggua permalink
    February 13, 2016 10:33 pm

    Don’t forget Zak!

    • bloodymage permalink
      February 14, 2016 4:56 pm

      Not a fan of porn, but they’re people too. 😳

  32. Mjollnir's Election Coverage permalink
    February 14, 2016 12:07 am

    Blooey may be dead, but his spirit lives on. ¡Jeb! Bush has been sent unto us , as a gift from on high, that we may marvel at his pitifulness.

    From his humble beginnings, ¡Jeb! overcame the seemingly insurmountable obstacles of total lack of charisma and being the dumbest member of a family that includes George W. Bush, to wed the family’s housekeeper

    father the future emperor of Aztlan

    and become the governor of America’s greatest state

    http://floridamanandwoman.tumblr.com/

    Yea, this election season, Allah has blessed us with ¡Jeb!’s divinely inspired comedy. Who else could have performed the Omega male role so perfectly, to Trump’s Alpha.

    Who else could have so spectacularly pulled off the Milhousian coup of securing the coveted “Mom” endorsement.

    And finally, his crowning moment of glory, a performance so transcendent in its hilarity and sublime in its sad desperation

    “Please Clap”

    Please clap indeed

  33. Mjollnir's Election Coverage permalink
    February 14, 2016 12:09 am

    Blooey may be dead, but his spirit lives on. ¡Jeb! Bush has been sent unto us , as a gift from on high, that we may marvel at his pitifulness.

    • Mjollnir's Election Coverage permalink
      February 14, 2016 12:10 am

      From his humble beginnings, ¡Jeb! overcame the seemingly insurmountable obstacles of total lack of charisma and being the dumbest member of a family that includes George W. Bush, to wed the family’s housekeeper

  34. Mjollnir's Election Coverage permalink
    February 14, 2016 12:11 am

    father the future emperor of Aztlan

  35. Mjollnir's Election Coverage permalink
    February 14, 2016 12:13 am

    Yea, this election season, Allah has blessed us with ¡Jeb!’s divinely inspired comedy. Who else could have performed the Omega male role so perfectly, to Trump’s Alpha.

    • Mjollnir's Election Coverage permalink
      February 14, 2016 12:14 am

      Who else could have so spectacularly pulled off the Milhousian coup of securing the coveted “Mom” endorsement.

      • Mjollnir's Election Coverage permalink
        February 14, 2016 12:15 am

  36. Mjollnir's Election Coverage permalink
    February 14, 2016 12:16 am

    And finally, his crowning moment of glory, a performance so transcendent in its hilarity and sublime in its sad desperation

    “Please Clap”

    Please clap indeed

    • bloodymage permalink
      February 14, 2016 5:01 pm

      Eat, pee, crap, rinse, clean, repeat.

      • OA,BD permalink
        February 14, 2016 7:52 pm

        Oscar Anderson Likes this.

      • bloodymage permalink
        February 15, 2016 5:45 pm

        I’d like to get rid of this damned Yahoo toolbar!

  37. Frog Gode permalink
    February 15, 2016 1:28 am

    Weird foreigner’s taste, I guess, but those clips only made Jeb more likeable IMO, at least more than the useless half-cracker smartass that seems to be in charge right now (or is he ? Barack seems to have disappeared from french newspapers lately – maybe he pulled a Blooey or something).

    • bloodymage permalink
      February 15, 2016 5:43 pm

      I’m old and broken. That’s why I cry for help so often.

    • Mjollnir's Election Coverage permalink
      February 17, 2016 3:33 pm

      I totally agree.¡Jeb! has managed to transcend being a mere object of ridicule and scorn, to become an inspiration to us all.

  38. Alexis Botlensk permalink
    February 15, 2016 1:46 am

    The facts are, I’m ashamed. I’d made the adventure for my players and it was my intention to portray the module step by step all the way through, as I started to do with the series of posts that ended here.

    Then I got a threatening letter from my credit card company.

    We sat staring at it, evaluating our options, talking to our daughter and friends; and the subject came up, well, you have that module, right? And you’re working on that book, right? Have you thought about, you know, doing what every other artist in the universe is doing right now? Have you thought about crowd-funding?

    So . . . I sat down and tidied up the adventure that was designed for me and my players. Then I sat down and wrote up all the details that I would normally keep in my head for the campaign; then I rewrote those details out so that anyone could make sense of them. My people went and investigated into things and we built a proposal and tidied that up. I worked throughout the week and wrote it up and put it forward on Superbowl Sunday – and then remembered that it was Superbowl Sunday. I had completely forgotten.

    So there it is. My shame. My module. I apologize. I have tried to make it every bit as good an adventure for others as it would be in my hands; my players haven’t even read it and that’s hard for them, knowing they can have it right now for a price. But everything you say is true, Jeremiah. It is absolutely contrary to the ethos that is this blog.

    Unfortunately, I’m being pushed into making it my livelihood for a while. And having broken my cherry and become a whore, I’m afraid it’s probable that I’m going to continue as a streetwalker for some time. So it goes. I’m out of options.

    I am sorry.

    • February 15, 2016 4:37 am

      Lexi expresses a sentiment that really should be mandatory when entering the field of OSR publishing. Head hung in shame, body prostrated before the masses, begging forgiveness. Can we lobby to get this text re-printed in the introduction of every OSR publication?

      • Bigby's Affirmative Consent Lubed Fist permalink
        February 15, 2016 10:59 am

        Oh, gods, no… it’s bad enough to read Lexi saying that his cherry is popped and he’s a whore, but the image of Raggi in hooker boots and fishnets is a bridge too far.

      • bloodymage permalink
        February 15, 2016 5:43 pm

        I can’t help the way I am. It’s a sad, sad life I lead.

    • Mjollnir's Election Coverage permalink
      February 29, 2016 4:39 pm

      I wonder who the author of “Pete’s Garage” will officially endorse…

  39. FEAR OF THE UNBLOWN permalink
    February 16, 2016 2:29 am

    I’m afraid it’s true. Obama killed Scalia and Pundit killed Blooey. 😦

  40. Let me tell you about my character permalink
    February 16, 2016 4:42 pm

    Looks like Mikey “call me Alex” Nystul finally made good on all those failed Kickstarters. According to the ever-reliable Wikipedia:

    “Although he failed to deliver on any of these projects originally due to difficulties in taking on multiple projects simultaneously the end result was a delivery of these products in various means with other parties assisting.”

    The source cited is a three-year-old blog post which concludes:

    “Without any money left to fund printing, etc., it’s hard to see how any physical rewards can be fulfilled…He seems committed to follow though…but how that will happen is a mystery, even to Nystul.”

    Pretty irrefutable if you ask me. All you naysayers sure have some egg on your face now!

    • bloodymage permalink
      February 17, 2016 5:01 pm

      I’ll play of course but in despair as always.

  41. Frog Gode permalink
    February 17, 2016 8:01 am

    Sex workers & Yakusas, anyone? THIS is a retroclone I would play, and also the subject of “Tokyo Vice”, which all of you pervs should buy and definitely not look for at LibGen. An American-born reporter for Japan’s n°1 newspaper wrote it after years on the crime beat. It’s no Connelly but still entertaining.

    Some trivia for you : realistic sex dolls are often referred to as “Dutch wives”. I’ll let Prince weigh in on that matter.

    • February 17, 2016 2:04 pm

      A result of our Trade scuffling with England during the Golden Age of Exploration, when the Dutchmen were a world power every bit as legitimate as France, England or Germany, when our windmills would blot out the sun and our clogs were embedded with the detrius of empires. This was back when the dutch were still battle-hardened from the 80 year war after we kicked the spanish out, before we became a nation renowned for its compromise, EDM and child molesters. I think after admiral Willem de Ruyter fucked up Englands shipyards, sunk half its fleet and dragged the Royal Charles back to Amsterdam, sneering and shooting up on government-issued heroin all the way, the English got really buthurt, which is why you see expressions like Dutch Courage (alcohol), Dutch Victory (Surrender), Dutch Widow (prostitute) and many many more enter the English vocabulary from that point onward (i point to urban dictionary for but a small sample).

      What I am saying is that all and all, Qelong was pretty good.

      • Xartan Tsauggua permalink
        February 17, 2016 3:12 pm

        Nice history lesson – it’s amazing y’all could do that while wearing those wooden shoes. Basically “Dutch” means fake. I wonder if Holland used to sell a lot of counterfeit/shoddy goods to the English?

      • Frog Gode permalink
        February 18, 2016 12:14 am

        I remember a dubbed Twin Peaks episode on french TV where a guy tries to seduce a girl by proposing to “manger hollandais” (“go out and eat Dutch”) but in the very next scene they’re at the Double R Diner eating regular food without any explanation. Cue endless interpretations. Had we had Internet back then we would have understood that he was really talking about “going Dutch”. I wonder how much of the cult surrounding the series relies on bad translations?

        I must admit that no Frenchman in his right mind would ever try to eat Dutch. That is why, when that Japanese fellow Issei Sagawa did it, he was immediately declared insane and sent back to his country. No conspiration there.

    • bloodymage permalink
      February 17, 2016 5:02 pm

      Everyone gets 987xp. I gave you half for avoided encounters.

      • Bear with Me permalink
        February 18, 2016 3:25 am

        Blooey oh Blooey, I never played in any of your earthly sessions. Will the XP earned from all those avoided encounters allow my druid to join the fun in the astral plane where you now reside?

  42. Sykirobme permalink
    February 17, 2016 3:03 pm

    Johnny “Montana” Tarnowski, political refugee:

    http://www.therpgsite.com/showthread.php?t=33876

    God, this thread is almost as cringe-inducing as the one where they talk about eroticism.

    • Xartan Tsauggua permalink
      February 17, 2016 3:17 pm

      I tried to read about the “controversy” but got bogged down in a lot of vague news reports and Pundito level commentary so I don’t feel like I got a good handle on what really happened but I don’t think it was just a case of some well meaning doofus being attacked by the feminazis. At least in Uruguay you can be as racist as you want and be socially acceptable (and that’s a good thing) – I learned that from another Pundit column.

      • bloodymage permalink
        February 17, 2016 5:03 pm

        Be forewarned, though, I have little tolerance of BS. An indicator in the subject line might help. Any hate mail will be summarily executed. 👿

  43. Kent permalink
    February 17, 2016 4:28 pm

    One thing that strikes me about the discussion here is that it is like a conversation from some elder epoch, when sub-humans roamed the earth, wicked evil web-savvy neanderthals.

    Words can also be used in the spirit of good heartedness. To bless and heal, to treasure life with benign utterances and resplendent prayers. Not every ecstasy lies in sexual villainy. Praise the Jewish God and praise kent with equal praise and that meek exercise of subjugation will tickle your privates like whore-tongue.

    • bloodymage permalink
      February 17, 2016 4:58 pm

      I’m not what you’d call hunky-dory right now, so I think I’ll pass.

    • Bigby's Affirmative Consent Lubed Fist permalink
      February 17, 2016 7:32 pm

      Looks like somebody finally returned from his holiday at Kory Clarke’s Dude Ranch, and there’s no Walter Matthau film marathon for him on the telly. 😦

      Poor Kent, he tried so hard to be transgressive, but merely came across as a bore. and was banned multiple times under multiple sockpuppets. Meanwhile, Blooey ran his grift, accepting actual folding money from the rubes, and even skipping out on a bill for a face-to-face luncheon, and he was a moderator and is now a legend.

      Nobody likes Kent, the failed-authoritarian, unconvincing moral scold… if he croaked, nobody would give a shit about his aerie welcoming him home.

      Sigh?

      • "Love is in the Eire" Kent permalink
        February 18, 2016 3:36 am

        Believe it or not you immature boeotian but it was actually a research trip for my upcoming Deadwood campaign. Unfortunately KC’s Dude Ranch had no horses, but I made the best of it. A long hard ride it was indeed.

  44. February 18, 2016 10:38 am

    I just found out that there really is a more narcissistic and delusional dipshit than anyone in the OSR including Kent. If you guys don’t know writer/director Troy Duffy then you need to watch the documentary made by his former friends which he threw off the boat on his way to “success” and then profusely pissed upon : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t2Ujf9Qp66M . I never watched the guy’s movie (The Boondock Saints) but the script is hilariously bad.

    • February 19, 2016 2:04 am

      Boondock Saints was a decent action flick but apparently the director was a one hit wonder and anything he attempted afterwards was a piece of shit.

  45. Kent permalink
    February 18, 2016 11:49 am

    Here is a song that needs a chorus so every regular here at YDIS should sing along with the refrain

    >> We are a bunch of mo-orrrons <> A fellowship of bu-uh-llies<> Our mammies chucked us in the bin<> so now our mouths are full of shit<<

  46. February 18, 2016 12:23 pm

    Whassup bros stop your chatterin because there’s OUTRAGE to be had!! It’s up to bros like us to weigh in against mighty giant corporation google to defend the gamerz. Contessa (the coolest online only game convention run by girls on hangouts) might not happen this year because google changed the interface and didn’t tell her!! I am crying right now so hard and angry as well. Send a message to google!!

    http://www.frivology.com/blog/2016/how-google-failed-contessas-online-conventions

    • Otiluk's Resiliant Scrotum permalink
      February 18, 2016 3:04 pm

      Not a big deal at all considering that there are a ton of alternatives to G+ hangouts like Roll20, skype, etc. If anyone should be complaining about Google’s lack of customer service it should be the people who have to rely upon Google’s various APIs for their careers and then suddenly one day poof! APIs are gone…

      • February 18, 2016 3:40 pm

        They shuld have CONTACTED her. Contessa RELIED on those apps and now the interface isn’t as intuitive. Rise up bros!!

    • Officer Tenkar permalink
      February 19, 2016 10:13 am

      Fuck Cuntessa AND that lying cocksucking streetmeat Stacy Dellaporno.

      • February 19, 2016 3:20 pm

        Not cool cop dude!! I challnege you and Kask to a winner-take-all DEBTAE on hangouts at a time of our mutual choosing. Oh wait live web vid is your kryptonite, right Dick Tracy?

  47. Social Justice Kent permalink
    February 18, 2016 8:16 pm

    The steady stream of microaggressions I am experiencing has lead me to believe that I cannot consider this website a safe space for me.

    • Synagogue of Satan permalink
      February 18, 2016 9:49 pm

      Social Justice Drone likes this.

  48. Kent permalink
    February 19, 2016 6:39 pm

    Henry Rollins, punk man, is doing the rounds again,

    • bloodymage permalink
      February 20, 2016 9:26 am

      I’m back, still a lot brain dead and in hopeless straits, but I figured it’s about time I tackled CC3. Can’t afford the upgrades to DD3 and CD3 yet, but I’m struggling to get thru the CC3 User’s Guide. I’m on ProFantasy’s forum, but figured I’d post my woes here as well. I’m trying to follow the instructions exactly, but things just aren’t happening sometimes. The guide says to open a list and I get no list (important in the editing sections). I can’t erase anything and I’ve yet to get a right-click “Do It” window. Likewise, when I was called on to click the “Move to Back” button, nothing happened. I printed out the pdf, so I could have the instructions in front of me, but I’m struggling a lot. In the videos, they make it look so easy. I think it would be useful to rewrite the User’s Guide. 😡

  49. Captain Kirks Dick Blood permalink
    February 19, 2016 6:41 pm

    Wow, scrolling through the first few Contessa page gaming table pics and male or female, it’s 90% giganto, mega-fatso XXL + folk with the odd scrawny, goofy-looking pencil neck thrown in like a cricket tossed into a snake habitat. Are they the food?

    Whar’s the hawt chickadee’s? Aren’t there any porn whores?

  50. Social Justice Kent permalink
    February 19, 2016 11:46 pm

    I demand that the proprietor of this website refrain from using the following words, which trigger me:

    Job
    Employment
    Results
    Gamers
    Vagina
    Heterosexual
    Continence
    Countenace
    Continents
    Content Ents
    Pink
    Socks
    Fatties
    Frog

    • February 19, 2016 11:52 pm

      Stop bullywugging me !

      • Social Justice Kent permalink
        February 20, 2016 2:03 am

        I’m tapping the X Card! I’m tapping the shit out of.

  51. bloodymage permalink
    February 20, 2016 9:24 am

    A mod inquired about locking this thread. Dunno why after I looked it over. We all talk trash with a crooked smile anyway. I’ll let him know that I told y’all to keep your knickers clean, but none o’ you wear knickers anyway, righr? Kilts, from time to time, I imagine… 😉

  52. February 22, 2016 3:31 pm

    The God that Crawls Excerpt:

    “If the chariot moves outside of the realm of reason, the character sheets of all those characters still on the chariot must be collected (or printed out if you are not playing
    face-to-face). Inform the players that these characters are dead. Each character sheet
    must be placed in a separate, but otherwiseplain envelope clearly marked “PLEASE READ ME.” Inside the envelope with each character sheet must the Referee’s contact information (in whatever method the Ref is most comfortable with strangers using, and must include a postage stamp if a mailing address is given) and a note stating “Possible Reward for Return.” After this game session, but before the next, the Referee must go out in public and leave the envelopes in different places (so they are not found by the same person), in public, where they are likely to be seen. The players are not to know why their character sheets are being stuffed in envelopes.”

    And this one.

    If at any point a character takes exactly 8 points of damage (at once or cumulative,
    not 7 or less, not 9 or more, but at some point has taken exactly 8 points) while on the chariot, from any source, he dissipates into a whirlwind of sorrow and pain. Any player who laughs at this naturally without prompting can dictate the results of any one die throw in the future (do not reveal this until the chariot stops). If it is the player whose character has disintegrated that laughs, he gets to determine the results of any two die throws in the future (including during new character creation).
    Any players caught laughing insincerely because they have read the adventure and wish to get the bonus must paint their nose yellow for the rest of the game session. If no yellow substance suitable for this purpose is available, one of that player’s character ability scores, selected at random, will be reduced to 3 until such time as the player completes an entire session with a yellowpainted nose. Note this is a player-facing effect and new characters suffer this fate until the player complies.
    Any players not laughing at all obviously have no sense of humor; their characters
    all have one random ability score reduced by half until they wear a dunce cap for an
    entire session.
    If the character of a player who suffers one of these last effects has the effect removed (via Dispel Magic, Remove Curse, etc.), it is the Referee who must wear the yellow nose and/or the dunce cap.

    • bloodymage permalink
      February 23, 2016 7:23 pm

      I’m still lost. 🙄

      And I am dead. :non:

    • Social Justice Kent permalink
      February 24, 2016 10:26 pm

      Raggi fascinates me. Every Raggi dungeon is a reflection of Raggi himself, each one is a representation of Raggi’s guts, with the hapless delvers,and by extension the players, being consumed by Raggi. Your dungeon is suck, but Raggi’s dungeon is Raggi.

      As boys, you mundane morons rubbed your nasty penises raw while ogling David C. Sutherland III’s succubus, with her vapid sexual invitation. You are a bunch of boring breeders, not fit to indulge in activities which involve a sense of the irreal. I, on the other hand, found an arousal simultaneously chthonic and empyrean while reading the description of the purple worm. While you were imagining yourself rutting with the simpering succubus, I longed to be devoured by the worm, to slide down its soft, moist gullet. A consummation and a consumption HA devoutly to be wished.

      Yes, you cunts, vorarephilia is my kick. How I longed to be swallowed whole by the giant gar, or to find immolation in the tripes of the rhemoraz.

      Watching Raggi’s videos, I long to confront his mountainous bulk, to have my pleas for mercy to fall on deaf ears as he reaches out to devour me. Raggi is a fan of Cannibal Corpse, but he himself is Cannibal Corpulence HAAAHAHA. I WILL travel to Finland and shove an endoscope up Raggi’s fundament so I can travel vicariously through his chitterlings while he bites my helpless flesh.

      HA HA HA HA HO HO HO Goodbye, morons.

  53. bloodymage permalink
    February 23, 2016 7:24 pm

    They’re singing about me. I was a fool to move here. But I no longer give a damn.

  54. bloodymage permalink
    February 23, 2016 7:25 pm

    I found out at GaryCon that my good Arizona friend Zach Glazer has died. He had chronic liver problems, I know. I will miss him.

    • Undead Zach Glazer permalink
      February 25, 2016 5:45 am

      It’s funny because it is not true!

  55. bloodymage permalink
    February 23, 2016 7:25 pm

    My nose just won’t stop leaking. nor my skin, nor my bladder, nor my bowels.

    • OA,BD permalink
      February 24, 2016 6:40 am

      Oscar Anderson is Tapping the X Card.

  56. bloodymage permalink
    February 23, 2016 7:26 pm

    I’m in deep trouble.

    Good night to a cold, cruel world.

  57. Frog Gode permalink
    February 25, 2016 5:42 am

    As a longtime GWARrior, I was at least mildly titillated par Raggi’s latest piece of dripping spam :

    “[…]Towers Two, a completely wild adventure by Dave Brockie and Jobe Bittman. Brockie was the lead singer of GWAR and died while writing the adventure. Bittman, a lifelong GWAR fan, took over and finished the project. This one is behind the adult filter and you better be sure before turning that off to take a look – the editor and several playtesters didn’t want their names associated with this one in any way. It may be the craziest thing LotFP has released. 😀

    WotL has a 16 page preview, TT 10 pages, so go take a look, and then buy buy buy!”

    Well I guess my close and personal buddy Steven will buy it. That is one.

    • FEAR OF THE UNBLOWN permalink
      February 25, 2016 5:27 pm

      Sounds like another typical Raggi unplayable piece of shit that will appeal to the socially retarded unblown wallet thing neckbeards that never actually play only collect RPGs….

      • February 26, 2016 2:29 am

        I’d hesitate to use the word typical but much of his newer work does tend to slant in that direction yes.

    • Bigby's Affirmative Consent Lubed Fist permalink
      February 25, 2016 7:34 pm

      Of course, let’s not conflate ‘crazy’ with ‘good’. It’s funny to see Raggs stooping to Blooeyan levels of desperate hucksterism.

    • February 26, 2016 4:57 am

      Over/under on what particular content pushes this one behind the adult filter?

      A) The towers are actually cock monsters that ejaculate poisonous diahrrea onto the player characters.
      B) Rape-owlbears
      C) 60% of the adventure consists of a graphic transcript and low-res pictures of Raggs making savage monkey-love to his wife(-ly creature).
      D) As A but consumption of at least a gallon of poisonous diahrrea ejaculate per player is a prerequisite for succesfully completing the adventure. Graphic and lengthy description and roleplaying is mandated.
      E) Kent

      • Sykirobme permalink
        February 26, 2016 7:11 am

        Turd monolith.

      • Kent's Shit Stains on Sykirobme's Dick permalink
        February 26, 2016 3:19 pm

        WHAT YOU NO LOVE BLOOEY BOT?

  58. Bat Penis Prophet permalink
    February 26, 2016 6:55 am

    This cult of nazi-worshippers traced Tarnowski’s family from the end of World War 2…

    http://sharkhunters.com/14Arg1.htm

    • Synagogue of Satan permalink
      February 28, 2016 5:09 pm

      Ronald Reagan was a member of Sharkhunters.

  59. Kent permalink
    February 26, 2016 1:04 pm

    If Trump wins it will become apparent everywhere on the planet (not just to intellectuals like me) that the American people are the dumbest fucks in the world.

    • Social Justice Kent permalink
      February 26, 2016 2:06 pm

      Donald Trump’s alpha male swagger is upsetting to sub-epsilons like myself.

      His wife’s tawdry heterosexuality puts me off me biscuits.

      • Mjollnir's Election Coverage permalink
        February 28, 2016 5:24 pm

        If you don’t want to Make America Great Again, you can always vote for the greater of all evils.

      • Mjollnir's Election Coverage permalink
        February 28, 2016 5:28 pm

        You also have two spics to choose from.

        First is the gay MKUtlra Rubio

        http://www.waynemadsenreport.com/articles/20160129

      • Mjollnir's Election Coverage permalink
        February 28, 2016 5:34 pm

        and of course, our second contender to be spic-in-chief, Ted “sucks Netanyahu’s cock” Cruzman Sachs.

      • Mjollnir's Election Coverage permalink
        February 28, 2016 5:54 pm

        and last, but not least, we have the commie jew

      • Kent's Rectum permalink
        February 28, 2016 6:30 pm

        I gotta say, I know all to well what it’s like to FEEL THE BERN when Mjollnir and Sykirobme both do Kent’s poop hole simultaneously!

      • FEAR OF THE UNBLOWN permalink
        February 28, 2016 6:33 pm

        Feel the Bern: There’s a holocaust joke in there somewhere….

        If anybody wants to take it feel free.

      • Arneson's Spectre permalink
        February 28, 2016 6:35 pm

        YUUUUGE!!! – what Kent is NOT saying about Mjollnir’s cock.

    • bloodymage permalink
      February 26, 2016 2:09 pm

      C’mon guys, I really need some help here. Was just fiddlin’ w/ my new map and it involves a harbor w/ a lot of boats. I’ve placed rowboats, sailboats and the ship from the oceans symbols in CC3. However, I need to flip some of them. With something like that, how do you place symbols so they’re aligned properly. This map calls for placing hundreds of boats and I’ve got to be out of my mind to start something like this, but I’m insane anyway. How do I flip the symbols I have and place others properly?

      And btw, I’m still trying to figure out this print thing and GaryCon is looming.

    • Kent's Shit Stains on Sykirobme's Dick permalink
      February 26, 2016 3:22 pm

      NO MAKE THE FUNNY OF DEAD AS DOORNAIL BLOOEY!!!! 😡

    • Arneson's Spectre permalink
      February 28, 2016 6:27 pm

      Don’t worry, Mjollnir. You’ll finally get your All Male All Gay Fourth Reich when Trump wins.

      • Synagogue of Satan permalink
        February 29, 2016 3:27 pm

        YDIS is my Safe Space.

  60. FEAR OF THE UNBLOWN permalink
    February 26, 2016 2:12 pm

    Has anyone done a study comparing Gamer Stockholm Syndrome neckbeards to Trump “University” alum yet?

  61. Kent permalink
    February 26, 2016 8:34 pm

    The best candidate for president is a sack of shit with mould for hair, who is willing to speak the truth sometimes, if he is dared to, which is more than the others would. Everyone in the US who is sick of immature leftist-feminist nonsense will vote for him. Random selection in any brothel (madams or johns) would turn up more presidential looking rivals to Trump’s current opponents.

    • Social Justice Kent permalink
      February 26, 2016 10:58 pm

      Please pay attention to me. Oh, God, please pay attention to me. I failed as a mathematician, I failed as a game designer, and even as a player. I’m trying to make a name for myself as a political pundit, even though I’ve contradicted myself in the course of less than 24 hours. I hate you all, but you are all that I’ve got.

      Oh, God, it’s so cold… I think the landlady turned off the heat.

    • Kent's Shit Stains on Sykirobme's Dick permalink
      February 27, 2016 9:02 am

      GOLANDA STINKS NO MORE BLOOEY IS DEAD SHOW SOME RESPECT FIND OUT WHAT IT MEANS TO ME TAKE CARE T-C-BLOOEY!!!!!

      • Sykirobme permalink
        February 29, 2016 11:08 am

        Hey, leave me out of this (literally)! I agreed with one fucking thing the little twerp said. I even told y’all I hated to be that guy!

  62. FEAR OF THE UNBLOWN permalink
    February 28, 2016 5:55 am

    Is this a new random dice table for the unblown fatbeard basement dwellers who will never be in a position to even ask this question?

    http://www.rpgnow.com/product/175797/How-Was-the-Sex?src=slider_view

    I hear Kent is working on the sequel, HOW WAS THE BUTT SEX?: MAN-ON-MAN ACTION EDITION!

    • Social Justice Kent permalink
      February 28, 2016 1:31 pm

      Last night, a large rugby lad came up to me in the chipper and said, “Five euros to piss in your mouth!”

      I told him I was skint, and that I wouldn’t have five euros until the dole cheque comes this week.

  63. February 29, 2016 5:51 am

    Wannabe DIY gamers often ask me how they can live like me with no day job in over a decade, never dialin it back, wife not workin much, fuckin around with Raggi and the girls. Well I was tryin to see if my gallery bothered to do any press for my new show (they didnt cause theyre old school) and saw that the only notice was from this guy braggin about my art. Hi dad! Oh yeah buy some product

    http://www.noozhawk.com/article/howard_jay_smith_joins_santa_barbara_symphony_planned_giving_committee_2014

    • Captain Kirks Dick Blood permalink
      March 1, 2016 1:56 pm

      Is that guy really Zak’s dad? I thought Zako’s trust fund gravy train was in Noo Yawk.

      If he really is, maybe we should find a way to start sending him some of the more choice links of his illustrious son’s work. Video, online beefs, etc. Y’now, just in case he’s unaware of Son-io’s prolific profile…

      • March 1, 2016 2:27 pm

        Thats really dad. I did the cover for his latest book so he felt like braggin. He works at Morgan Stanley though which means hella NSFW filter.

  64. Kent permalink
    February 29, 2016 4:04 pm

    I did not think I was so intimidating that those gnawing against me feel obliged to resort to two or even three degrees of sock puppetristic anonymity to feel safe.

    Imagine vermin, with tatters of corpse stuck to their paws, gesturing their puppets above the long grass while a LION (that’s me KENT- I AM THE LION IN THIS STORY) lies in a beautiful posture, ignoring rustles in the grass, wondering what kind of idiot species eats rats.

    • Bigby's Affirmative Consent Lubed Fist permalink
      February 29, 2016 9:42 pm

      Kent’s no lion.
      Kent can’t roar.
      Kent’s a stupid
      Crushing bore.

    • Bigby's Affirmative Consent Lubed Fist permalink
      March 1, 2016 6:56 am

      Needs more verses…

      Kent is not a lion,
      Kent has got no mane.
      Kent is just an idiot
      Who’s got a pea-sized brain.

      Kent is not a lion.
      Kent has go no pride.
      Kent is like a carousel
      That all the gay d00dz ride.

  65. Kent permalink
    February 29, 2016 5:35 pm

    “Columbo” (1971) More at IMDbPro »
    Episodes Rated by Date
    Rated Episodes
    # Episode User
    Rating User
    Votes
    1.0 Ransom for a Dead Man 7.5 1,372
    7.5/10
    1.1 Murder by the Book 7.6 2,248
    7.6/10
    1.2 Death Lends a Hand 7.7 1,512
    7.7/10
    1.3 Dead Weight 6.8 1,335
    6.8/10
    1.4 Suitable for Framing 7.7 1,432
    7.7/10
    1.5 Lady in Waiting 7.1 1,295
    7.1/10
    1.6 Short Fuse 7.1 1,291
    7.1/10
    1.7 Blueprint for Murder 7.6 1,239
    7.6/10
    2.1 Étude in Black 7.6 1,400
    7.6/10
    2.2 The Greenhouse Jungle 7.3 1,122
    7.3/10
    2.3 The Most Crucial Game 7.4 1,109
    7.4/10
    2.4 Dagger of the Mind 7.0 1,163
    7.0/10
    2.5 Requiem for a Falling Star 7.2 1,089
    7.2/10
    2.6 A Stitch in Crime 7.8 1,294
    7.8/10
    2.7 The Most Dangerous Match 7.4 1,127
    7.4/10
    2.8 Double Shock 7.6 1,093
    7.6/10
    3.1 Lovely But Lethal 7.1 1,098
    7.1/10
    3.2 Any Old Port in a Storm 8.1 1,412
    8.1/10
    3.3 Candidate for Crime 7.5 1,064
    7.5/10
    3.4 Double Exposure 7.7 1,062
    7.7/10
    3.5 Publish or Perish 7.5 986
    7.5/10
    3.6 Mind Over Mayhem 6.9 976
    6.9/10
    3.7 Swan Song 8.0 1,318
    8.0/10
    3.8 A Friend in Deed 8.0 1,089
    8.0/10
    4.1 An Exercise in Fatality 7.5 1,091
    7.5/10
    4.2 Negative Reaction 7.8 1,118
    7.8/10
    4.3 By Dawn’s Early Light 7.8 1,205
    7.8/10
    4.4 Troubled Waters 7.7 1,083
    7.7/10
    4.5 Playback 7.6 1,037
    7.6/10
    4.6 A Deadly State of Mind 7.4 911
    7.4/10
    5.1 Forgotten Lady 7.9 1,123
    7.9/10
    5.2 A Case of Immunity 7.3 917
    7.3/10
    5.3 Identity Crisis 7.5 1,019
    7.5/10
    5.4 A Matter of Honor 6.8 885
    6.8/10
    5.5 Now You See Him 7.9 1,144
    7.9/10
    5.6 Last Salute to the Commodore 6.5 1,064
    6.5/10

  66. Kent permalink
    February 29, 2016 5:36 pm

    catz are funz

  67. Kent permalink
    March 1, 2016 1:39 pm

    Here is a new guy I never heard of before

    http://johnwickpresents.com/updates/the-best-adventure-of-all-times/

    I name him Awesome Man Guy.

    • March 1, 2016 2:24 pm

      At least some people know Wick, I remember sitting through a sleep-inducing debate he had with Zakina posted here on YDIS.

      Companion piece:
      http://johnwickpresents.com/updates/the-worst-adventure-of-all-times/

      Wick is a very plot/narrative-driven GM and he makes the odd good point but his autism won’t let him distill universal truths from personal preferences. Watching him tearfully recount the time Tomb of Horrors cornered him in the boy’s dressing room is pretty good fun. What a homo.

    • Kent permalink
      March 1, 2016 4:59 pm

      There is some serious talent outside the osr. Awesome Man Guy is raking in a *million* dollars for his pirate game. Never … heard … of … him. Links to any essays he has written welcome.

      Then there is this guy Kevin Crawford, whom I name This Guy Guy, and he is raking in cash from cash-excreting gamers too.

      http://www.therpgsite.com/showthread.php?t=33156

      You can download a free beta of ‘Godbound’ which has a million pages. These guys can write lots of words about gaming.

      • Arneson's Spectre permalink
        March 1, 2016 5:12 pm

        The blOwSR types hate Wick (who can be a pompous prick but he kind of has the right to be unlike talent-less hacks like Zak S), and Crawford largely ignores the blOwSR inner circle (jerk) despite being firmly grounded in old school style gaming, so it’s not really surprising that both of these game designers possess a lot of talent unlike their blOwSR contemporaries.

        I paid real money for Wick’s Play Dirty and Play Dirty 2 (both great reads with some interesting ideas) as well as Crawford’s Stars Without Number books. I download tired blOwSR wannabe retreads from Zak, Raggi, GOPagan and Pundick from 7chan so I can point and laugh.

      • Kent permalink
        March 1, 2016 5:30 pm

        I was being cunty but in truth I have no idea if they have good ideas and can write, I assume not. I am reading Wick’s blog posts now – he comes across as jolly and stupid soul. Id like to shit in his hat if he wore it indoors anywhere near me.

        Here he is on writing. Writing for rpgs is not writing imo.

        http://johnwickpresents.com/updates/sit-down-and-write/

        I am fascinated by the amount of money they are making. Godbound is hideous.

      • March 2, 2016 1:33 am

        Crawford is one of the good guys. SWN is worth spending some dollars on if you like space-stuff, and he has managed to avoid getting embroiled in osr drama, so that’s two points.

      • Kent permalink
        March 2, 2016 10:46 am

        Take a look at a random page in free draft of Crawford’s Godbound. Link is within rpgsite link above.

        The guy just pumps out VOLUME. Torrent of words. A Flood Mundane. And so much unnecessary game mechanics. Rubbidge.

      • March 3, 2016 1:18 am

        Strange, I recall SWN delivering its flavour text with a crisp sentence or paragraph and its game mechanics to be fairly elegant. Have not checked out Godbound, concept has been done before, but mostly by White Wolf and similar deviants.

    • Kent permalink
      March 1, 2016 6:03 pm

      One thing I know for sure about John Wick is that he hates Chinks.

      “The rest of the bodies, she couldn’t name, but they had one thing in common. They were all Chinese fuckfaces.”

      http://johnwickpresents.com/updates/nanowrimo-day-1-2/

      • Kent's Shit Stains on Sykirobme's Dick permalink
        March 2, 2016 3:23 pm

        “Kent lamented his limited options in a room of Asian men, knowing full well their small dongs would not be able to satisfy his cavernous asshole.”

        http://johnwickpresents.com/updates/nanowrimo-day-1-2/

      • Arneson's Spectre permalink
        March 2, 2016 4:56 pm

        I know John Wick’s writing style very well and I can authoritatively say that he never would have written any such thing as Chinese fuckfaces. He would have said “Ching Chongs, Wing Wongs, and all kinds of Ting Tongs” instead.

        Maybe even thrown in a “MEE SO HORNEY LOVE YOU LONG TIME” too.

    • Kent permalink
      March 1, 2016 6:21 pm

      John Wick thinks women are sluts

      “Sylvia stood slowly from behind the heavy table and looked around the room. All she saw were bodies and heroin. She could still feel the trembling in her palms and fingers from the gunfire. She kept the pistol in front of her and scanned the rest of the room. Suddenly, without provocation, she jammed two fingers into her asshole announcing, ‘I am a woman and I can insert objects inanimate or living up my ass without asking permission from any male present, be he alive or dead. In fact I am going to shove the entire contents of this room up into my ass and if any male man interferes so help me I will erupt in a most furious hissy fit and burst into tears.’ ”

      http://johnwickpresents.com/updates/nanowrimo-day-1-2/

  68. Captain Kirks Dick Blood permalink
    March 2, 2016 4:20 pm

    Always thought Thorkhammer might be our new Blooey. But I think I may have found THE guy.

    Or maybe not, but this for sure points to what a worthless shithole DF (and it’s ilk) are.

    http://www.dragonsfoot.org/forums/viewtopic.php?f=11&t=73278

    • Bigby's Affirmative Consent Lubed Fist permalink
      March 2, 2016 7:04 pm

      Did the Perilous Dreamer disappear? Maybe the local constabulary dug up his basement.

      • Captain Kirks Dick Blood permalink
        March 3, 2016 4:37 pm

        Pdreamer finally had all his DF sock puppets kicked out some time back. Think I saw a blurb months ago that the mods are scanning day and night for his particular assholish charm to appear in new accounts.

        I’m pretty sure at least a couple on entities at K&K are his Dill-hole-ishness.

  69. Captain Kirks Dick Blood permalink
    March 2, 2016 4:22 pm

    “I was being cunty but”

    That’s “Kunty.” Glad you’re finally accepting your nickname, bitch.

  70. Vulcan Stev permalink
    March 3, 2016 12:26 pm

    You are all illogical faggots.

    • Kent's Shit Stains on Sykirobme's Dick permalink
      March 4, 2016 5:47 pm

      How’s your dead cancer wife? Did she get better yet?

  71. Greyhawk Grognard, Odinist and Reaganist permalink
    March 3, 2016 2:00 pm

    Hey all!

    Back from my respite, and game-blogging should resume its normal sedate pace. Anything big happen while I was gone, other than DMsguild? A few wayward Kickstarters here and there, no doubt, but things seem pretty much the same as they did three months ago. Hel, James Spahn’s White Star is even still in the top twenty over at RPGNow.com! 🙂

    • Kent's Shit Stains on Sykirobme's Dick permalink
      March 4, 2016 5:46 pm

      President Hillary Clinton is going to BUFU you with a strap on frozen horse dick!!!

  72. Captain Kirks Dick Blood permalink
    March 3, 2016 4:41 pm

    Note to Kuntington. Another lonely, sad, drunken weekend comin’ up. 😦

    Let me remind you once again that if things are too dark, and the physical and mental pain too deep, there is a final solution. You can end the farce, the humiliations and degradation, quite easily. Booze helps. Just keep it in mind for those darkest moments, perhaps Saturday night. It’s easy enough to end things. Bottle of cheap Scotch and then head in the oven, hose from the car exhaust to the cab of the car, knife in the tub, or that good ol’ stand-by the noose.

    Just something to keep in mind when you feel the tears coming in the darkness. There is a way out. On to the next great adventure 🙂

    • Kent permalink
      March 3, 2016 5:00 pm

      What do you do for a living?

      It should be worth a chuckle. I read people fairly well through the language they use and you have always struck me as a poorly educated with low IQ. Maybe you’ll prove me wrong.

      • Captain Kirks Dick Blood permalink
        March 4, 2016 7:30 pm

        I work in a money management field. College educated. Accounting and related degrees. Computer degrees. Not in Mensa or anything. Never had my IQ checked. I generate and make a certain amount of money without having to dig ditches or paint walls or lift heavy objects, so in the grand scheme of things I do pretty good. Office at home and at work. Nice cars. Big TV. The odd decent gal to go to occasional expensive dinners with now and again (and often more wink wink nudge nudge). Nice vacays. Very decent saving and 401K. Live in one of the more expensive parts of town. Pretty good shape for my age. Regular gym. Weekend bike rides. Golf. Beach. Other outdoors stuff.

        I suppose I could still be pretty dumb. I probably do dumb it down for this particular room. Am I not using words like “indeed” or “math” enough? As Dusty Rhodes says, “I’ve dined with kings and queens, and been in an alley eating pork and beans.” Sometimes I smarten it up. Sometimes I tone it down a bit. Anyway, I’d probably be much the same person with my current life as I’d be if I had your life of failed endeavors, lack of gainful employment, and cheap booze. I’m happy and feel I haven’t wasted much of my life, at least as an adult.

        But let’s get back to what’s important, Kuntington. The weekend. There’ll be loneliness and pain for you. Pain in the soul, heart, and body. We all see it in you. You are kind of an open book at this point. Not twisted a bit like some of us, but just a saddened, defeated loner who has seen better days. Every night is another chance for you to find peace, mate. It won’t get any better. Think about it. Even though I think you are a pile of half-dried dogshit, I don’t want you to be in pain. I’m not really the monster I play here like many do. It’s just another gamer who hates some gamers and is letting off steam on the deserving drek of gamer land. I don’t want anybody to feel pain though. Not even you.

        I’m pulling for you, Kunt. End it. Go through the big door and see what awaits you on the other side. Peace. It’s peace, Kent. And there’s no pain there. Just think it over the next couple nights. It’d be easy to and the farce and feel free. If we don’t hear from you next week we’ll know you made the right choice.

        Have a great weekend, all!

      • Bigby's Affirmative Consent Lubed Fist permalink
        March 4, 2016 8:37 pm

        You Yankee brute, the word is “maths”. Your barbarous west-of-the-Atlantic dialect triggers me.

      • Kent permalink
        March 5, 2016 12:06 am

        Tell me more about your lifestyle. You are an inspiration to me.

    • Kent permalink
      March 3, 2016 7:10 pm

      How much time do you need ?

      • Kent's Shit Stains on Sykirobme's Dick permalink
        March 4, 2016 5:49 pm

        Take all the time you want Kent’s asshole can take it all nite long!!!!

  73. Kent permalink
    March 3, 2016 6:25 pm

    Does anyone know how girlish flakey Scott’s – terrible on paper – online D&D game going ?

    • Social Justice Kent permalink
      March 4, 2016 1:00 am

      Scott’s pretense of heterosexuality beleaguers me. I demand that Scott render his tattooed buttocks unto me post-haste.

      • Kent's Shit Stains on Sykirobme's Dick permalink
        March 4, 2016 5:48 pm

        It’s not the buttocks Kent is after…

        #KentOnBottom

      • Social Justice Kent permalink
        March 4, 2016 6:43 pm

        You forget eating the booty like groceries!

        Scott, be a dear, and emulate the Tesco meats section.

    • March 7, 2016 6:17 am

      Players signed up, characters generated, everything ready to go in next week or two hopefully, pending scheduling issues. It would not be to your tastes at all, as it’s an incoherent, deliberately primitivist, self-consciously faux-naive borderline wargame setup using lots of Chainmail and the source material explicitly listed in OD&D. I suspect you and probably most other people would find it wretched.

      • Kent permalink
        March 7, 2016 11:25 am

        I loath everything about D&D generally except for the *human angle*. If you are using google hangouts why not stick up some highlights on youtube or your blog.

      • March 7, 2016 2:57 pm

        We’ll be using Hangouts in text-only mode. I don’t have any desire to do face-to-face on the internet. I’m hoping to put up session reports as time permits.

      • Kent permalink
        March 8, 2016 7:00 am

        Shame, you are missing an opportunity for a HBO documentary series on peculiar gentle men.

        It will be interesting to hear how you incorporate chainmail. Skirmishes between 0th-1st lvl forces don’t work in any edition of D&D.

  74. Kent permalink
    March 5, 2016 12:42 am

    I admire this very smart gay lad.

    • Milo Yiannopoulos permalink
      March 5, 2016 5:36 am

      Jesus, Kent, give it up. There’s nothing between us.

      One rimjob two years ago and he thinks we’re lovers.

    • Bigby's Affirmative Consent Lubed Fist permalink
      March 5, 2016 3:23 pm

      Newsflash: very stupid gay lad admires very smart gay lad.

  75. Arneson's Spectre permalink
    March 5, 2016 10:51 am

    Two things:
    1. I just purchased every single OSR product Tenkar’s Tavern recommended in the GM’s Day Sale posts.
    2. I didn’t use Office Tenkar’s affiliate links to RPGNow when I did it.

    …………………./´¯/)
    ………………..,/¯../
    ………………./…./
    …………./´¯/’…’/´¯¯`·¸
    ………./’/…/…./……./¨¯\
    ……..(‘(…´…´…. ¯~/’…’)
    ………\……………..’…../
    ……….”…\………. _.·´
    …………\…………..(
    …………..\………….\…

    • Arneson's Spectre permalink
      March 5, 2016 4:30 pm

      That socially retarded twat beasterbrook probably paid over $100 for that “rare classic” piece of shit too. “THERE ARE PHOTOS ON THE INTERWEBS OF ME OWNING IT!!!!”

  76. Kent permalink
    March 6, 2016 3:20 pm

    Ha ha. Look at this loud mouth cunt.

    He doesn’t dig Arneson’s First Fantasy Campaign so he bursts into angry tears on odd74.

    http://odd74.proboards.com/thread/9124/ffc-discuss-value-todays-gamer

    • Kent permalink
      March 6, 2016 3:26 pm

      Ranting like a bully baby. Ban that fuck with fists.

      • Kent's Rectum permalink
        March 6, 2016 5:59 pm

        I just got eaten like I was groceries!!!! 😯

    • Bigby's Affirmative Consent Lubed Fist permalink
      March 6, 2016 4:43 pm

      It is a frank assessment of a supplement that comes highly praised and that I paid about $80 to get hold of.

      Dumbass…

  77. Arneson's Spectre permalink
    March 6, 2016 5:56 pm

    “FFC is invaluable as a historical document.” – Old Geezer’s Tongued Pee Hole

    Oh Jesus Fucking His Own Mother in the Fucking Skull and Ass Then Pissing Down Her Throat Christ!

    I gotta give Kent points though for stirring up that social retard Perilous Dreamer for our amusement though

    • Bigby's Affirmative Consent Lubed Fist permalink
      March 6, 2016 6:11 pm

      In the Kingdom of the Brainless, the man with one cerebral hemisphere is king.

    • March 7, 2016 8:46 am

      Reducing a grown man to such torrents of defensive spittle with a single sentence: quality content.

    • March 8, 2016 4:31 pm

      That C.S Lewis reverse-insult cracked me up. Nice.

  78. Kent permalink
    March 6, 2016 7:05 pm

    It is dawning on me that Dungeons & Dragons makes me extremely angry.

    Every single aspect of Dungeons & Dragons discussed even in the mildest terms stews a Miltonic wrath in my guts within three comments.

    Anybody else?

    • Bigby's Affirmative Consent Lubed Fist permalink
      March 6, 2016 8:44 pm

      Kent’s Miltonic wrath:

      He burns with the hellfire of a freshly toasted Pop Tart. Breakfasters beware!

      Ya know, Durr Hurr, you could just walk away… why torture yourself? Give up the D&D, you’ll be a lot happier in the long run, and nobody would miss you. Even if you don’t want to give up (snerk) gaming, you could always find another game. You’re into cock, you might want to get into CoC, ‘kay?

    • Kent permalink
      March 7, 2016 4:40 am

      I have found an intellectual(?) political forum that harbours feminists so I will be doing some reeducating there for a while.

      • Mjollnir's Election Coverage permalink
        March 14, 2016 4:56 pm

        You’ll be back. No place that harbors feminists can tolerate free speech.

    • March 7, 2016 8:47 am

      I think that’s the traditional ‘battered wife’ relationship one has with a hobby that draws undesirables in their multitudes. It’ll pass.

  79. Frog Gode permalink
    March 7, 2016 2:53 am

    From the mi-60’s to his death in 2013, Andrew J. Offutt published 2 SF novels and 24 fantasy ones, including a few Conan books that I liked. It’s more than many novelists ever accomplish. He also published 400 other books under various pseudonyms – all porn. He lived in the woods in Kentucky with a loving wife, children he terrified and no real friend, because he was an insufferable bully. He was a compulsive world-builder and a sex maniac, and by his own admission came very close to being a serial killer. In a word, he was a successful Kent. His son, rural lit maj students’ darling Chris Offutt just published a fascinating memoir of sorts about him, “My Father, The Pornographer”. Those of you who still read books should check it out. Otherwise there was a foretaste in the NY Times a year ago : http://www.nytimes.com/2015/02/08/magazine/my-dad-the-pornographer

    • Kent permalink
      March 7, 2016 4:41 am

      You should try harder to be only one of long-winded and irrelevant at the same time.

      • Frog Gode permalink
        March 7, 2016 5:07 am

        I am truly sorry I hurt your feeling. You know I only come here to fulfill my basic human need for social interaction, and share valuable book recommendations with fellow mature gamers – just like you ! Plus, I only recently heard of the theory that you would be an actual living being, so really I didn’t mean any offense.

  80. Money For Old Hammers permalink
    March 8, 2016 12:00 am

    Hi Admin Team

    So I see was the lucky winner of a deleted post. This one, to be exact:

    http://realmofchaos80s.blogspot.co.uk/…/the-problem…

    This is a post where [admin] waxes lyrical about exactly the sort of knob-ish behavior that we (he?) disapprove(s) of.

    Now whilst it just happens to have a meme that quite suits the current atmosphere of the Oldhammer Facebook community, that wasn’t actually the purpose of the post – I wanted the blog post read and understood, so that we can start exploring some of what I’m supposing must subconscious hypocrisy that’s happening right now (Macrocosm genestealer cult okay, but GW genestealer cult not okay for instance) and causing a lot of the problems we (you?) are having. I believe the parallel between what was posted against in the blog post and the current behaviour of the admin team is disturbingly close.

    I believe [redacted] has hit the mark on the head – there are two communities neatly ensconced within the Oldhammer Facebook page. The problem is that the one community (lets call them the ‘Sprit of Oldhammer’ for this exercise – by these I mean the ones that are not specifically concerned about a date range, but rather a style of gaming) haven’t really observed the subtle shift of the group from the ‘Spirit of Oldhammer’ to the ‘Archeogaming 1985-1992’ group. I hadn’t picked up on this myself until [redacted]’s keen observation. I think this might be the root of the problem. I understand equally that you can’t change the name of the group and so we might be stuck here. I don’t have a solution for this just yet, but I’m mentioning it to demonstrate that I believe I have a grasp of why the Oldhammer Facebook group is having a problem.

    The real reason for my writing, however, is to chat about the behaviour of the admin team. Having met most of you in person (and collaborated with you in building both online and real communities), I find it hard to accept the incongruence of the admin team in person, with the admin team online. I like dealing with the people and I think the real people engage in reason, debate and even unconditional positive regard. The online persona, however, is disturbingly arrogant. And I am concerned that this arrogant persona is deeply rooted in the admin community, which is in turn creating a culture of punishment and fear, as opposed to culture of openness and welcoming.

    So, when the community starting going through its shift from ‘Spirit of Oldhammer’ to ‘Archeogaming 1985-1992’ (the wisdom of which I am not clear on), we started seeing this arrogance coming through in the shape of arbitrary deletion, without explanation, and then a defense line which starts with ‘these are the rules, read them’ and then follows with ‘we don’t have time because we’re overrun as a voluntary admin team’, finally concluding with ‘if you don’t like it, you can leave’.

    Which is a very hard message for us, where we feel like we’ve invested in making the community the thing that it is. Suddenly having the ability to shape and contribute something we genuinely think is meaningful and valuable arbitrarily deleted for no obvious reason other than ‘read the rules, you got it wrong’ is sore. And furthermore, it is rude. It is the kind of behaviour we don’t expect from the supposedly friendly and inviting Oldhammer community, where one of our defining characteristics is how we’re not the like tournament rules lawyers wielding our cold entitlements. Like the people described in the blog post referenced above.

    If the problem is that the admin team are overwhelmed, then the solution is to get more admins, not to act like arseholes. With 4000 members, I’m sure if you put out a call for assistance, you’d get enough volunteers. I see that you have approached some members and seem to have suggested in a post that administration help is sort-of-being-thought-about, but I’ve not actually seen a clear request for assistance.

    Ultimately, what I’d like to believe of the admin team is that you treat people the way you want to be treated. I suspect (and hope) that your online personas’ arrogance is largely subconscious (supported in part by a lazy justification of ‘we don’t have time’). That’s okay and that’s forgivable. But I’m calling it out now. And in so doing, drawing a line that (to me) says, if you continue act like this, you can no longer claim ignorance of the fact). If you continue to act like arseholes that would then be a conscious choice that unfortunately would invite judgement.

    I can only speak for myself, but I suspect that what I write next would scan well with the community. This is what I would like:

    – An admin team that operate as servants, not leaders.
    – An admin team that is objective and neutral.
    – An admin team that punishes as a last resort, not the first
    – An admin team that treats me (as a common member of the community, nothing more) with dignity and respect
    – An admin team that assumes my motives for posting are innocent and concerned with adding value to the community (as opposed to malicious posting to frustrate the admin team)
    – An admin team that gently steers and guides me when I fall foul of the community rules
    – An admin team that consults the community when deciding how the group administration should be conducted

    What I don’t want, is Oldhammer Nazi stamping all over my community.

    I would expressly direct this admin team to read the comment by [redacted], who is only one month old in this community – and is ALREADY afraid of how he might contribute. We all know that feeling, because it was the same feeling we had when started falling out of love with our clubs and our tournaments and ultimately turned to Oldhammer, where it was supposedly safe and we act with freedom. [redacted], on behalf of the Oldhammer Community (‘The Spirit of Oldhammer’ one) – I am sorry – and apologise – that your entry into the community came with doubt and fear. The very large bulk of us are not Oldhammer Nazis.

    Finally, I’m very much a ‘money-where-my-mouth’ is kinda guy. If you will have me, I’m offering to be part of your admin team, where I’ll try to drive the values I’m asking for above. Equally, I don’t mind if you won’t have me, please don’t make a decision based purely on what I’ve posted here.

    • Money For Old Hammers permalink
      March 8, 2016 12:00 am

      Warhammer OSR = serious business.

  81. Kent permalink
    March 8, 2016 7:15 am

    Come on chaps this is awesome, right? Bledsaw was probably the best map designer in the hobby.

    13″ by 18″ hardcover book – 224 pages – eh $100.

    If it was the four volumes of the Wilderlands I would get it but the problem is that Citadel of Fire, Thieves of Fortress Badabaskor are not so good. Im going to dig out my scans of these to remind myself how good/bad they are.

    • Bob Bledsaw II permalink
      March 8, 2016 9:47 am

      To respond to Luke, Andy, and others who we know have concerns; we know and understand the disappointment in the wait. We let you down. The CSIO Judges Guild’s City State Kickstarter was under the sole direction of Robert Bledsaw III, the entire project has been in his control since it’s creation and any concerns need to be addressed to him. This new project will have none of the problems which has plagued the former, and should be considered completely independent. I trusted Bob III with the earlier project, but beyond that, I share your disappointment.

      I trusted my son who said he could manage it. I have never had access to the account nor the funds raised. It was ultimately a poor-judgment call on my behalf. Hope this explains how my hands are tied.

      – Bob II

    • Robrt Conley permalink
      March 8, 2016 11:14 am

      Dark Tower is consider one of Jenell Jaquay’s best work and it delivers on all front.

    • Kent permalink
      March 8, 2016 5:25 pm

      I looked over the scans of Citadel of Fire and Thieves of Fortress Badabaskor.

      Reading that material has made me very angry again, D&D angry.

  82. Kent permalink
    March 8, 2016 3:09 pm

    Woah, Zak Smith really hates Joe Rogan,

  83. Kent permalink
    March 8, 2016 7:07 pm

    I love watching House of Cards (US). It has the worst writing of any show I have watched every episode of. I sip whiskey and grin and laugh at how bad the writing is. So enjoyable.

    The UK House of Cards on the other hand is excellent.

    U.S. TV == for MORONS
    U.K. TV == occasionally clever enough for Irish viewers like me and Conor Mcgregor

    • March 9, 2016 2:25 am

      I watched that fight. From 2 to 6 I sat down amidst the Irish in a pub as I watched modern day gladiators destroy eachother with grace, skill and agression. I slept through one of the chick fights because they are boring and no one cares about them. I ran out of cigarette-paper halfway through, prompting frentic bargaining with barely comprehensible drunks in between bouts. The crowd was extatic. Chants of Mcgregor! galvanised the room. And then he lost terribly in the 2nd round after taking a few too many punches to the face. Good stuff, horrible anti-climax though.

      • Kent permalink
        March 9, 2016 6:49 am

        Great fight. I like Diaz too, he’s eerily self confident for a dope smoker..

        Will McGregor temper his Shit-talking now? He should. And then, next time he wins, turn it up to overblasting new heights.

      • March 9, 2016 1:39 pm

        McGregor is a swaggering champion. Diaz reminds me of that Uruk Hai thing that killed Sean Penn. Still not halfway as creepy as Nordine Taleb, who fights like an invincible robot.

        [Shit talking]
        Yeah man, would be something new. He’s fighting…2 weight classes above his normal fighting weight?
        McGregor fights like a champion, guard contemptuously lowered, 17 out of 19 knockouts, taunting, agressive. That shit worked in his own league but he is no longer invincible in this class, people don’t go down, and he cannot shrug off punches as easily. Would be legendary. Will definetely watch his second attempt at mount olympos.

  84. FEAR OF THE UNBLOWN permalink
    March 9, 2016 12:04 am

    Any good stories from GaryCon? Was there a tribute to Blooey?

    I hope everyone just got up and walked out of the hotel restaurant without paying, ideally after a sit down breakfast.

    • Bigby's Affirmative Consent Lubed Fist permalink
      March 9, 2016 6:09 pm

      It’s just not the same GaryCon
      With poor Blooeymage dead and gone.
      No failed airport trips,
      No tavern tab skips,
      Now how will the grogs carry on?

  85. Kent permalink
    March 9, 2016 6:51 am

    The last three Doug Stanhope podcasts have been exceptional. It is lazy boozy night-time listening for while you are pottering around.

    http://stanhope.libsyn.com/

  86. Wundergeek, Zak's ultimate dream girl permalink
    March 9, 2016 10:01 am

    The two games I did get to play from #Feminism were Curtain Call – a game about the horrifying sexism that women celebrities in the entertainment industry face, and Shoutdown to Launch – a game about gendered interruption humorously disguised as a game about troubleshooting a last minute mechanical problem before a space shuttle launch. Both games were very intense and hard-hitting, and the conversations that were had afterward were important. And playing those two games made me really excited about picking up a copy of #Feminism and playing through the games to see what other interesting and important conversations might be prompted by the other games in the collection!

  87. Bigby's Affirmative Consent Lubed Fist permalink
    March 9, 2016 8:55 pm

    Unemployed fry cook has writing advice for multi-bestselling author:

    http://tao-dnd.blogspot.com/2016/03/writing-with-gaiman.html

    • March 9, 2016 11:28 pm

      “I have no idea who Neil Gaiman is; I do not intend to look him up until after I’ve written this post. It could well turn out that he’s some embarrassing internet personality I’d rather not know and would make me look pretty dumb for quoting him.”

      What a superb opening. Fills me with confidence that what I’m about to read will be informed, considered and apposite.

      I think Gaiman’s overrated, mind.

      • Bigby's Affirmative Consent Lubed Fist permalink
        March 10, 2016 12:59 am

        I think Gaiman’s overrated too, but compared with Lexi…

      • March 10, 2016 1:45 am

        Gaiman should have stuck with writing comics.

      • March 10, 2016 6:21 am

        Yes and yes. Nothing to dispute here.

      • Arneson's Manboob permalink
        March 10, 2016 10:23 am

        Aw, c’mon guys, American Gods? No love there?

      • March 10, 2016 1:05 pm

        It’s not bad, but – OK, Gaiman has this reputation for being Clever and Deep, but it’s by comparison to other writers working in comics (especially in comics) and modern genre fiction (a pool which includes a truly staggering amount of bong-water). He’s competent, accessible, and a little bit twee in a gothy sort of way. Much like Tim Burton, he is beloved of a target audience that knows what it likes, likes a lot of it and doesn’t like to be challenged or have its perspectives broadened in any meaningful way. He’s not bad at what he does, but he’s not mindblowing.

        I do rate his poetry though. He has a knack for structure and I do respect a good sestina when I read one.

      • March 11, 2016 12:57 pm

        >Much like Tim Burton

        This is the meanest and truest thing I’ve seen in my four years here. Marry me!

      • March 11, 2016 10:40 pm

        Look, I don’t know what strange ideas Dreamwidth has given you, but I’m really not that way inclined.

    • Arneson's Spectre permalink
      March 10, 2016 7:31 pm

      ““I have no idea who Neil Gaiman is;”
      Sorry, but I’m calling bullshit on this.

  88. March 10, 2016 12:07 pm

    Awright guys which one of you guys has been recommending Chuck Tingle to Vox Day?

    http://voxday.blogspot.nl/2016/03/rabid-puppies-2016-best-novelette.html

    • Bigby's Affirmative Consent Lubed Fist permalink
      March 10, 2016 6:25 pm

      Vox is probably a regular here. I know the whole ‘Hugo for Chuck Tingle’ topic has come up here before.

    • March 11, 2016 1:55 am

      “The decades of discrimination against gay dinosaur love in space by the science fiction community stops now, and it stops here!”

      Can’t be…could it? Oscar Anderson? OSCAR ANDERSON?!? Explain thineself!

  89. bloodymage permalink
    March 10, 2016 7:52 pm

    Well, guess you can all call me a has-been in this hobby.

  90. Bigby's Affirmative Consent Lubed Fist permalink
    March 11, 2016 12:46 am

    Dramatic reading of a Chuck Tingle:

    Forward to 5:56 for LULZ0RZ.

    • Kent permalink
      March 11, 2016 6:49 am

      Isn’t that YDIS herself?!?

      The onetime I interacted with YDIS through webchat he was virtually indistinguishable from this gay lad. Footage/lighting were poor. Same head, same voice though.

      Well?

    • KENT''S RECTUM permalink
      March 12, 2016 9:58 am

      Sorry Kent, but I don’t think YDIS is going to pound on your butt (ME! 😯 ) like it owes him money. You really need to get over Scott because you are getting desperate now and more pathetic.

      • Kent's Shit Stains on Sykirobme's Dick permalink
        March 12, 2016 10:00 am

        DO NOT U FORGET NOW THAT KENT TOOK A RIDE ON SYKIROBME’S DISCO STICK!!!!

    • FEAR OF THE UNBLOWN permalink
      March 13, 2016 5:49 pm

      I am tapping the X-Card. I am tapping the shit out of it!!!

      • Bigby's Affirmative Consent Lubed Fist permalink
        March 13, 2016 6:59 pm

        I can’t wait for Chuck Tingle’s upcoming opus, “Ass Tapped by the X-Card”.

  91. Timotheus permalink
    March 11, 2016 8:07 am

    It was pretty funny when the Rabid Puppies did their Vox-led bayonet charge out of the Reichstag, only to be mowed down by No Award.

    But now they are claiming gay dinosaur scifi fanfic as their own.

    Shit just got serious.

    They don’t know who they are fucking with.

  92. Kent permalink
    March 12, 2016 4:09 am

    Here are more dudes who look and act like YDIS did the one time I saw him on that webchat. There can’t be many more fellas out there looking like that. He must be one of them.

    • KENT''S RECTUM permalink
      March 12, 2016 9:54 am

      Kent wants these gay beardo weirdos to EAT HIS BOOTY (ME!) LIKE GROCERIES!!!!! 😯

    • Bigby's Affirmative Consent Lubed Fist permalink
      March 15, 2016 2:41 am

      Heh, ZZ Bottom…

  93. Erik Tenkar permalink
    March 13, 2016 1:26 am

    Has anyone heard if James Faggi is ever going to release Rients Broodmother Sky Fortress? It’s coming up to 4 years since funding closed. How is it he can’t have had this project finished yet?

    • Arneson's Spectre permalink
      March 13, 2016 5:53 pm

      The Turdshack always gives Faggi a free pass.

  94. FEAR OF THE UNBLOWN permalink
    March 13, 2016 5:40 pm

    Remember this guy? I think he might be the NEW BLOO!

    COMPUTER WOES!!!!

    • Arneson's Spectre permalink
      March 13, 2016 5:53 pm

      I think he’s on the way out, just like Blooey…

    • bloodymage permalink
      March 17, 2016 6:18 pm

      Try a fresh install.

  95. Kent permalink
    March 13, 2016 7:01 pm

    The hunt for Chris Roberts aka YDIS continues …

    • Bigby's Affirmative Consent Lubed Fist permalink
      March 13, 2016 9:36 pm

      You seem a lot less assholish now that you’ve come out of the closet. Congratulations.

      • March 14, 2016 4:44 am

        I’m slightly concerned about this trend toward the bearded man.

        I look rubbish clean-shaven, but steps may have to be taken.

      • Frog Gode permalink
        March 14, 2016 5:14 am

        I am afraid that smelly undyed hobo beards are the last option available to chinless but otherwise healthy straight men. On the upside, their make great dice pouches.

      • Bigby's Affirmative Consent Lubed Fist permalink
        March 14, 2016 9:17 am

        As long as you guys aren’t in the same room as ‘bear chaser’ Kent, you should be safe.

    • Kent's Rectum permalink
      March 15, 2016 5:09 pm

      LIKE GROCERIES!!!! 😯

  96. Frog Gode permalink
    March 14, 2016 5:21 am

    In related news : you should always remember to use Dutch floss if you don’t want to go to the Dutch dentist http://news.vice.com/article/butcher-dentist-faces-trial-for-mutilating-more-than-100-patients-in-france

    • March 14, 2016 9:00 am

      No doubt an exile and traitor to the crown. It has long been an established scientific fact in Holland that the art of dentistry is a pseudo-scientific sham, on par with crystal-therapy or dolphin-fucking. After our glorious King Willem van Oranje outlawed the vile practice of dentistry in the year of our Founding, 1648, when we defeated the heretical dentist-worshipping spaniards in honourable battle, the Dutch commenced a generation-spanning breeding program to ensure we would never again have to submit ourselves to this Black Science. The arch-traitor and dentist Balthazar Geraards, no doubt incenced by the righteous and just criminilasation of his superstitious charlatanry, had no recourse but to assasinate our Lord (they say he utilised the foul tools of his profane occupation), thereby ensuring him well deserved martyrdom and a golden-clogged eternity upon the Celestial Windmill.

  97. John Adams, Cl2/Th5 permalink
    March 14, 2016 6:59 am

    The first shipment has gone out to every supporter of every level.

    A second print copy is going out to folks in the US and Canada in the $30 pledge level this week and next week for those in the rest of the world (it takes up to three weeks for international shipments to be returned). I have had many print shipments returned to me in the last few months, so shipping one module at a time has helped me keep up on who I need to contact again to get a current address. This is what I will be doing for the next couple of weeks.

    I will start shipping the second module before the end of March. This shipment and all subsequent shipments will go quickly and be completely transparent

    *If you are a supporter of any level and you have not received the first module in print, please contact me via Kickstarter private messaging.

    Other Updates:

    I now have all of the shipping information and labels in an easy to access form with all kinds of back-ups. For the first time in this project, I can simply print off shipping labels for every supporter of every pledge level within minutes. In addition, keeping up with address changes is a much quicker process now.

    BHP has its own shipping envelopes on hand with return addresses pre-printed to speed up shipping.

    My revision of the Dagger Toolkit for Kids is almost completed. In order to make it distinct from Jimm Johnson’s version (which is designed for use with B/X), I have incorporated my tweaks and made Dagger compatible with 5th Edition, but still easily useable with any edition and DCC rpg. It really was not much of a big change at all. I will share that with you before the end of March and will ship the Game Master’s screen as soon as it is printed.

    Thank you for you great patience. – John Adams

    • Bigby's Affirmative Consent Lubed Fist permalink
      March 14, 2016 9:20 am

      I guess Bob Bledsaw III is going to enter the seminary to get the requisite clerical levels. I like how his dad threw him under the bus for that whole CSIO cock-up.

      Pax vobiscum, now hand over your wallet.

      • Timmy permalink
        March 14, 2016 11:01 am

        Evidently he already has a level in Cleric from his Nazarene University days.

        https://plus.google. com/112873213503296622043/posts
        (remove space from between . and com)

        His dad didn’t just throw him under, he backed up over him a few times and did wheelies before pissing on his begotten roadkill. “Not my problem” indeed.

        Nice to see John Adams has remembered the people who gave hin some money five years ago. I wonder if Faggi is feeling any shame. If so, he probably dismisses it as five-burritto indigestion.

      • Bigby's Affirmative Consent Lubed Fist permalink
        March 15, 2016 2:41 am

        Ahhh, yes, another pious pilferer. I really need to draw up the cleric/thief class in more detail and post it on RPGNow as a PWYW file.

  98. Kent permalink
    March 14, 2016 1:45 pm

    Let’s not forget the ladies

    Could YDIS have been one of these beauties all along …

  99. March 14, 2016 4:18 pm

    Anyone know where I can find Lichway? Asking for a friend.

    • March 15, 2016 2:30 am

      Nice, thanks man.

      • Bigby's Affirmative Consent Lubed Fist permalink
        March 15, 2016 2:37 am

        You could always use ‘Death Frost Doom’, just take out the screw-job elements.

      • March 15, 2016 4:53 am

        Cart before the horse. I’m reading DfD [revised] right now and I wanted to write a review so I figured I may as well do my due diligence and run a lichway comparison.

      • March 15, 2016 7:23 am

        I think a comparison is required, with how explicit Zak is in the introduction that the revised DFD has been de-Lichway-fied purposefully.

      • Kent permalink
        March 15, 2016 9:17 am

        Well would you look at this, YDIS as yet another Zak asskisser.

      • depressedelfs permalink
        March 15, 2016 6:36 pm

        np. i don’t really get the hype with this one.

      • March 17, 2016 11:01 am

        From the horse’s (Raggs) mouth man:

        “It was ridiculous to have one of the most popular titles in the catalog out of print for years, but as a music collector, the idea of an out-of-print “album” appealed to me. Death Frost Doom was that cult rarity that you
        only physically had if you were there at the time, that out of print first album of a band that had gone on to greater success.

        But corporate greed often trumps idealism, so eventually it was going to be reissued.

        LotFP’s standards of writing, presentation, and “borrowing” classic bits (accidentally, incidentally, coincidentally, or on purpose) are much different now. I didn’t want to release a throwback, and I didn’t want this
        new edition to be a celebration of past glories,
        I wanted something fresh. Something as striking for 2014 as the first printing had been in 2009.

        Enter Zak S. He is very familiar with the adventure (he built much of his current campaign on it), and he’s often turning old concepts inside-out and making them new again. I just gave the thing to him, pointed out specific bits in the adventure that needed a rewrite, and let him loose on the whole thing.

        The result is somewhere between a revision of the text and a complete rewrite of the adventure. It’s more of a collaboration now, with a different perspective and five years of hindsight creating something that can now stand as wholly unique.”

        Man so many lines that can be quoted out of context.

  100. Kent permalink
    March 14, 2016 7:41 pm

    To discover Chris Roberts true identity it may be necessary to examine closely every woman in the world’s pussy, to get behind YDIS’s womanish beard disguise of his faux masculinity.

    • Kent permalink
      March 14, 2016 9:33 pm

      I apologize to anyone here who is a D&D gamer like those religious nuts who frequent the Knights and Knaves Alehouse. The emasculation of Chris Roberts in the video above is likely to cause those who think the bible is a work of literature distress.

      To those I can only proclaim, God is non-existent and you are a moron for thinking otherwise.

    • Kent's Rectum permalink
      March 15, 2016 5:10 pm

      Too little, too late pillow biter! 😡

  101. Kent permalink
    March 14, 2016 8:52 pm

    Hello Chris Roberts – fagbeard fuckface

    • Alexis Botlensk permalink
      March 15, 2016 3:19 am

      I hate to spoil this righteous pursuit of truth through doxxing, but I’m still in a bind. While I have had some startling contributions of late, the end of the month yet looms, just 16 days away. I am much, much closer to salvation and staying here, at least another month; but it takes help. I’m asking only a little from each reader: $10, $15, maybe $25. I’m thrilled to be on Patreon but the contribution there manages my future, not my right now. Please consider helping me however you might care : I am very grateful for every small donation.

  102. Kent permalink
    March 15, 2016 9:33 am

    OK so we have done the YDIS is a beardy fag for real. We have that sorted for sure.

    Next is: does everyone here realise that YDIS kisses Zak’s ass every chance he gets? And what do you think about that?

    • March 15, 2016 1:13 pm

      Listen, why the fuck is it so cold on the south side of the island? Are you going to fucking tell us, or not? Is it Elsa? I bet Elsa lives there.

    • Kent's Rectum permalink
      March 15, 2016 5:12 pm

      And by “we” you mean you.

      #SomeQueenKent #KentIsGay4Reals

    • Kent permalink
      March 15, 2016 5:13 pm

      Im the bad guy?

      Everyone is sporting cheese for fangs and now Im the bad guy?

      Im the good guy that’s for certes.

      • FEAR OF THE UNBLOWN permalink
        March 16, 2016 7:10 pm

        I thought you were the gay guy (not that there’s anything wrong with that – yada yada yada Seinfeld)?

        Somebody needs to make a roster. It’s getting hard to keep track of all the players around here.

  103. Bigby's Affirmative Consent Lubed Fist permalink
    March 17, 2016 1:04 am

    It’s too bad there are any Irish members of the commentariat. If there were, I’d wish them a happy St Patrick’s Day.

    • Timmy permalink
      March 17, 2016 6:47 am

      I am half mulatto, so I guess that makes me officially Irish. Thanks!

  104. Kent's Anus permalink
    March 17, 2016 9:53 am

    Every time I let a dick in, it starts oozing green slime the very next day. Guess I’m spreading the love. Happy SPD to them all !

    • bloodymage permalink
      March 17, 2016 6:19 pm

      Not a really big fan of doing gay, but their gamers too I suppose. :/

  105. Kent permalink
    March 17, 2016 3:24 pm

    Ireland is a friendly place, you should come visit and drink a decent pint of Guinness for the first time in your life.

    • bloodymage permalink
      March 17, 2016 6:20 pm

      Too many Hindoos in Ireland now I’ll pass.

    • Sykirobme permalink
      March 18, 2016 6:26 am

      Great cut’n’paste of the RQ Resistance Table on your blog, Kent! THAT’s how you OSR!

      • Kent permalink
        March 18, 2016 12:44 pm

        The RQ table is linear and you don’t need a table for it, it is just
        (stat1-stat2)*5%

  106. TenkGirl permalink
    March 18, 2016 5:53 am

    OK fellows, put down your beers an’ lemme see those hands. Which one of you sockpuppets is Ken Whitman?

  107. March 18, 2016 10:11 am

    I have much more respect for all genders than to simplify someone’s experience down to the shallowest of stereotypes.

    Except for that fat nazi Tenkar, who everyone saw avoiding me at ntrpgcon, and his dimwitted wife who needed a man to hold her dainty hand at her very first gaming session away from her male oppressor pig of a husband. Fuck them.

    • March 19, 2016 4:26 am

      Tried to read the interview, tapped out halfway through. Too grating. Jesus what a bunch of fucking white noise. Blah blah systematic opression blah blah we must have more womyn in gaming blah blah historical marginalization. Is there some SJW script that everyone is using and that I have been missing? Fuck it, i’ll make one.

      It is very important we get more [MARGINALIZED GROUP] in [Activity] (do not explain why). Historically, [MARGINALIZED GROUP] has always been kept out of [Activity] by straight white men (cite/invent personal anecdote as proof). In order to change the more problematic elements of [Activity], we must have more [ MARGINALIZED GROUP] as [Activity creators, judges and tournament hosters], even though there is literally nothing barring them from striving to do this themselves. Over the years we have made a lot of progress, but [Activity] is still a very hostile place to [MARGINALIZED GROUP] (invent personal anecdote as proof). I think by pushing a (weaponised) code of conduct, we can ensure [Activity] becomes a place where [MARGINALIZED GROUP] can feel safe.

      There ya go. Now you too can be opressed.

    • Arneson's Spectre permalink
      March 19, 2016 9:52 am

      SHUT UP BITCH I DON’T SMELL DINNER COOKING!

  108. Kent permalink
    March 18, 2016 6:13 pm

    I found some rare archive footage of YDIS in a tutu

    • Arneson's Spectre permalink
      March 19, 2016 9:51 am

      Why is that Irish Colleen coming on to Laurel and Hardy?

  109. Kent permalink
    March 18, 2016 6:42 pm

    If anyone here thinks he thinks that Joe Rogan is dumber than I think Joe Rogan is I will fight him.

  110. Kent permalink
    March 18, 2016 8:40 pm

    Look at these dumb americans. It’s fun watching americans, they are like monkeys.

    http://www.c-span.org/video/?406960-1/ted-cruz-news-conference-douglas-arizona

    I am going to turn this website into DUMB AMERICANS WATCH.

    • Arneson's Spectre permalink
      March 19, 2016 9:49 am

      I just hope President Donald Trump builds another wall to keep these drunken immigrant Micks out of America and makes Ireland pay for it. Or as we like to call the Irish here in the States, redheaded niggers with freckles.

      http://www.irishcentral.com/news/Irish-cat-torturer-let-go-from-job-at-Barclays-bank.html

      #NoIrishNeedApply #IrishAreWhiskeyDrinkingApes

      • FEAR OF THE UNBLOWN permalink
        March 19, 2016 9:54 am

        “In February the 24-year-old banker, Declan Garrity, who was living in the United States on a work visa, was arrested on animal torture and cruelty charges having allegedly broken bones, pulled out the cat’s claws and burnt her.”

        Maybe he just wanted authentic Chinese food?

      • FEAR OF THE UNBLOWN permalink
        March 19, 2016 9:58 am

        Dr. Spectre, did you study under Josef Mengele?

    • Bigby's Affirmative Consent Lubed Fist permalink
      March 19, 2016 3:13 pm

      If this place is going to become Kent’s TeeVee Blog, I’d be remiss not to point this bit out:

      I love watching House of Cards (US). It has the worst writing of any show I have watched every episode of. I sip whiskey and grin and laugh at how bad the writing is. So enjoyable.

      U.S. TV == for MORONS

      This, as the kids would put it, ‘self pwnage’ brought to you by Kent, self-described moron.

  111. Bigby's Affirmative Consent Lubed Fist permalink
    March 20, 2016 5:38 pm

  112. March 21, 2016 7:08 am

    It’s not a cool thing to put a man in a place of power over a bunch of women. It just confirms and continues behavior that discourages women from getting into leadership positions. Please take that to heart with your event planning.

    That’s what I said you MRA fucks, a male DM with nothing but female players is actively hurting thier chances of getting into leadership positions. So fuck Timmy Kask and Frank Lloyd MENtzer and that Top Secret faggot.

    • Lamentations of Gary Gygax's Ghost permalink
      March 21, 2016 9:01 am

      Someone needs to advise Zpastic pretty quick about his disempowerment sessions he passes off as gaming. How could Stacy castrate Zpastic’s entire claim to gaming ‘fame’ like that? She’s obviously a liar and needs to quit stalking him.

    • March 21, 2016 1:59 pm

      I would be happy to stand down if any of my female players would run more than one bloody session of their campaigns. The starters have all been fun, but then… fizzle.

      • Bigby's Affirmative Consent Lubed Fist permalink
        March 21, 2016 4:00 pm

        There’s a pill for that, Von.

      • Synagogue of Satan permalink
        March 21, 2016 7:06 pm

        You should schedule your game for a different time of the month.

      • March 21, 2016 11:11 pm

        Hey hey hey, if they’re taking over as DM it’s their job to set the date, not mine. I’m on the lazy side of the screen now!

      • March 22, 2016 2:33 am

        Understandable, the kitchen is a poor logistical choice to run your campaign from.

  113. March 21, 2016 11:41 pm

    @KENT

    You rate Greg Stafford highly, yes? Would you consider this document worth a punt (or Euro)?

    https://www.drivethrufiction.com/product/176926/King-of-Sartar

    • Frog Gode permalink
      March 22, 2016 2:31 am

      “Gaming culture’s equivalent of Invisible Cities or Dictionary of the Khazars.” – Robin D. Laws”

      Pretty empty statement by that show-off RDL, since “Dictionary of the Khazars” is the literary equivalent of pretty much any sandbox module, at least from a stylistic point of view.

      However, if King of Sartar manages to even vaguely emulate the mind-blowing intricacies and exhilarating freshness of “Dictionary” (which rocked the world of one froggish teenager back in 1990) then by all means grab it.

    • Kent permalink
      March 22, 2016 11:05 pm

      Im not sure, I don’t have it. Stafford rewrote his mythological material in different degrees of concentration in many places. There is brilliant material which it would be better to get hold of first if you don’t have it. Essentially the best rpg campaign material written. IMO it is more interesting and better realized than the Tekumel material.

      You need ‘1’ to make use of the campaign materials ‘2’

      1 Runequest 2nd edition
      1 Cults of Prax
      1 Cults of Terror
      2 Pavis & The Big Rubble (Moon Design)
      2 Griffin Mountain (Moon Design)
      2 Borderlands and Beyond (Moon Design)
      2 Dorastor, Land of Doom (Avalon Hill)
      2 Genertela (Avalon Hill)
      2 Elder Secrets (Avalon Hill)

      I have these in print but initially had pdfs which I will hunt out a couple if you want, email.

      • March 22, 2016 11:58 pm

        Ta very much. I seem to have lost your email address but you’re only a click or two away from mine, right?

      • Kent permalink
        March 23, 2016 4:20 pm

        Sent.

  114. March 22, 2016 7:35 am

    Wieck, you piece of shit, get ready. I’m not going to let a Professional Sea Slug like yourself hand over the entire hobby to a gang of Pseudo-Activist Fascists just because you personally lack the vertebrae to ever ever stand up to them. You don’t want to fight them because it’s hard and they’re really mean? Well, bitch, you haven’t seen hard or mean yet. I’m the motherfucker that’s stopped them before. And since you won’t learn the easy way, the only option you leave us is to make it MUCH MORE UNCOMFORTABLE for you and your company to keep listening to the fascists and censoring products than it would be to stand up to the pseudo-activists, propping up your invertebrate mass however you can manage, and let out a sluglike meep of refusal to them, even if only out of fear of what people like me will do to you if you don’t.

    Do yourself a favor: put Alpha Blue back where it was. Now.

    • March 22, 2016 8:49 am

      Thank you, Mr. Tarnowski, for your public instigation of acts of digital industrial blackmail and terrorism. We take all such threats very seriously, especially in the present unsettled global framework. While your location outside DOJ jurisdiction nominally excludes you from conventional surveillance and enforcement, I am pleased to report that, as a foreign resident inciting or executing threats of violence to U.S. corporate property, you can expect mild disruptions in cellular communications followed by coordinated drone strike. Cordially, F. Garrison Wieler, DOJ

    • CRKrueger permalink
      March 22, 2016 11:09 am

      If they’re gonna hold back nipples while allowing blood-dripping dildos…that’s the point at which someone’s gotta point out that Emperor has no clothes, just a strap-on dripping vaginal blood from the last woman he raped.

  115. March 24, 2016 6:17 am

    I WON. ME. I DID IT.

    It also doesn’t change the deeper issue: that the whole ‘report button’ process of pre-censoring books while they are ‘under review’ is FUNDAMENTALLY WRONG. It is deeply offensive. I’ll go so far as to call it an active EVIL.

    And let’s see whether the ‘white list’ really means anything or not. Remember, Wieck so far has a PERFECT track record of SURRENDER and APPEASEMENT to the SJWs. We’ll have to see what happens now when Tracy Hurley or Fred Hicks or any of the usual suspects start to raise up a ruckus about how Wieck is “enabling rape culture” by having “endorsed” Alpha Blue. We’ll see just how long his newfound lack of utter spineless cowardice holds

  116. Kent permalink
    March 24, 2016 4:46 pm

    Chris Roberts has been quiet lately because his new born baby became ill. The baby’s mother Zak Smith has also been sick but that is a mental illness; a long term problem for Chris to endure.

    Chris said, “Sex with Zak, whose gender has not been disclosed or even decided yet, is a comfort which helps me cope with his narcissism, his tedious obsessions and the hair-like growth upon his head. Sex with Zak Smith, the mother of our child is a buttiful experience”

    • Kent's Prolapsed Rectum permalink
      March 24, 2016 5:39 pm

      Kent really wants Zak S to eat his booty (ME!) LIKE IT’S GROCERIES!!!! 😯

      • Kent permalink
        March 24, 2016 7:26 pm

        Hi Chris Roberts aka YDIS.

    • Kent permalink
      March 25, 2016 7:51 pm

      I do remember this. I like it.

  117. FEAR OF THE UNBLOWN permalink
    March 24, 2016 5:32 pm

    OH NOES! Old Geezer and his Pee Hole have been PERMABANNED from Big Purple Dildo Tranny Rights Forum with Nominal RPG Discussion Subforum!!!!!

    https://forum.rpg.net/showthread.php?778618-Infraction-for-Old-Geezer-17)-Permanent-Ban

  118. Kent permalink
    March 24, 2016 7:12 pm

    TV WATCH == aka == AMERICAN MORONS WATCH

    http://www.imdb.com/title/tt3322312/epdate?ref_=ttep_ql_4

    What fucking idiots are responsible for giving Daredevil the high IMDB rating for season 2. Season 1 was unbearable for me by the third episode and season 2 was no different.

    The dialogue is atrocious. on a level with comic books which no adult should read. What? Why you immature cunt! So they redefine adulthood to begin in the mid forties right? That’s what they do. That fat fuck lawyer reminds me of lots of Irish douchbags I met in college. There is a level of intelligence which immunises tubby grinning fucks (arts students) from intellectual beat-downs. They just assume they are right and grin and emote when they are not sure what’s going on in the world around them. Climate change male banshees. It begins at about 4/10 on the Kent Intelligence Scale. Everyone above 4/10 never acknowledges when someone is much smarter than they are. I hate that Irish looking fat fuck boyfriend of the Christmas decoration sized main hero.

    The hero. A tiny little fag type of lad who doesn’t shave everyday is the “hero”. Let me tell you, tiny flimsy little fucking LA actors are never believable as tough guys. Tough guys exist in the real world at around the 16+ stone level with no flab and huge granite heads. They exist in large numbers so don’t give me these american fags wearing costumes proving their toughness in implausible exhausting pathetic punch-kick fights like adversaries on some coin operated dancing machine.

    Also if you are a tiny unprepossessing fucker then *DON”T WHISPER when you are trying to intimidate* … EVER. IF you are at least a 6′ 6″ world class athlete in a contact sport and you are clearly angry then whispering might be unnerving and bewildering to someone fearing for their life and looking for a way out. If you are a woman sized little faggot and you whisper then expect a grown man first to say “YOU ASKIN’ ME OUT ON A DATE? NO? THEN SPEAK UP MOTHERFUCKER”

    What’s that, what about the romance aspect you ask? Don’t you like women? Jesus Christah! Please don’t inflict awkward virginal girlish romance on ANY tv programme. Having grown-up men and women awkwardly mimicking the sexual awakening of ten-eleven year olds reminds me of those actor studio videos of amateurs portraying trees or wind or sun. Adults don’t behave like that you american puritanical hypocritical imbeciles. What is wrong with american maturity? Your WHITE FAKE TEETH CONVINCE NO-ONE.They don’t make you look younger, just creepier. I know sixty year old american businessmen who go with their wives to every sort of shit american movie, which without exception are deliberately and at great cost tailored for very stupid american teenagers.

    Every fucking cliche in the book. Writers have a choice, either to create new space in which to work, and if they are onto something they will attract other smart writers to occupy and expand that space with new material OR … OR they can mine decades of movies and tv shows for *how this was already done*.

    Worse, and this is the universal metric of writing from great literature all the way down to netflix, which descends from complete respect for every character’s autonomy down to netflix-style idiot characters serve the plot and make the netflix characters look COOL, (see also House of Cards – not the ORIGINAL UK version which is great).

    The sophistication level is aimed at very green, not very bright teens, but the actual audience is those aging comic nerds who are pushing the threshold of adulthood in the united states of america through the hipster nerd fem-fag nexus from 16-18 up to 35-45.

    Example, –the pluck a Chink off a meat hook scene–. First, don’t pull anyone who is living and impaled off whatever spike they are on. A child knows that. Second, if you want the hero NOT to go call for an ambulance (which would derail the info-chat) then simply have the anonymous netflix moron dispensible character, here the formerly impaled chink say … ‘No.’ That should do it.

    In sum. You get the culture around you that reflects who you are. Americans are as childish and stupid as Muslims are insane religious nutbags. Death to you all.

    • Bigby's Affirmative Consent Lubed Fist permalink
      March 24, 2016 7:28 pm

      TL,DR

      It’s funny to see someone purporting to be a grown man having an emotional meltdown over a ‘men-in-tights’ show on the TeeVee Machine… just like he gets all torqued up about how people are playing elfgames RONG!!!

      Poor Paulie, his emotions make him a monster…

      Heh, ‘you’re so boring boring boring’… it’s funny because it’s true.

      • Kent permalink
        March 24, 2016 8:06 pm

        TL;DR is the universal American moron’s admission of stupidity.

        Let me be blunt. You are a stupid Amercan cunt as anyone can see from everything you have ever contributed to this site YDIS under your cognomen.

        I would go further and say you are one of dumbest people I have encountered online in the last six years. Can you think of any way that someone reading this might not think you are a fucking idiot. Do you have any links to anything you have ever said beyond this site with the slightest chance you will not always be taken for a twelve-year-old potty-mouth and moron.

        Any external proof?

      • Bigby's Affirmative Consent Lubed Fist permalink
        March 24, 2016 8:38 pm

        TL;DR is the universal American moron’s admission of stupidity.

        Not at all, it’s an observation, rooting in past experience, that nothing you write is worthwhile. As for the rest of it, TL,DR.

        No need to get so emotional, bucko.

      • Kent permalink
        March 24, 2016 9:10 pm

        Kent Intelligence Scale
        =================
        6/10
        Scott Driver

    • Kent permalink
      March 24, 2016 8:46 pm

      Kent Intelligence Scale
      =================

      1/10

      Bigby’s Affirmative Consent Lubed Fist

    • Kent permalink
      March 24, 2016 8:47 pm

      For reference:

      Kent Intelligence Scale
      =================
      5/10

      Chris Roberts aka YDIS

    • Kent permalink
      March 24, 2016 8:53 pm

      Kent Intelligence Scale
      =================
      5/10
      James Raggi aka LotFP

    • Kent permalink
      March 24, 2016 8:55 pm

      Kent Intelligence Scale
      =================
      1/10
      FEAR OF THE UNBLOWN

    • Kent permalink
      March 24, 2016 8:56 pm

      Kent Intelligence Scale
      =================
      2/10
      Arneson’s Spectre

    • Kent permalink
      March 24, 2016 8:59 pm

      Kent Intelligence Scale
      =================
      6/10
      Zak Smith

    • Kent permalink
      March 24, 2016 9:00 pm

      Kent Intelligence Scale
      =================
      6/10
      Geoffrey McKinney

    • Kent permalink
      March 24, 2016 9:02 pm

      Kent Intelligence Scale
      =================
      8/10
      Melan aka Gabor Lux

    • Kent permalink
      March 24, 2016 9:04 pm

      Kent Intelligence Scale
      =================
      5/10
      T. Foster

    • Kent permalink
      March 24, 2016 9:06 pm

      Kent Intelligence Scale
      =================
      4/10
      James Maliszewski

    • Kent permalink
      March 24, 2016 9:08 pm

      Kent Intelligence Scale
      =================
      4/10
      Bryce Lynch

    • Kent permalink
      March 24, 2016 9:11 pm

      Kent Intelligence Scale
      =================
      7/10
      Scott Driver

    • Kent permalink
      March 24, 2016 9:13 pm

      Kent Intelligence Scale
      =================
      2/10
      –typical Knights and Knaves member

    • Kent permalink
      March 24, 2016 9:13 pm

      Kent Intelligence Scale
      =================
      2/10
      –typical Odd74 member

    • Kent permalink
      March 24, 2016 9:15 pm

      Kent Intelligence Scale
      =================
      2/10
      –typical Dragonsfoot member

    • Kent permalink
      March 24, 2016 9:17 pm

      Kent Intelligence Scale
      =================
      6/10
      Nagora

    • Kent permalink
      March 24, 2016 9:17 pm

      Kent Intelligence Scale
      =================
      6/10
      Noisms

    • Kent permalink
      March 24, 2016 9:20 pm

      Kent Intelligence Scale
      =================
      6/10
      Patrick Stuart aka false patrick

    • Kent permalink
      March 24, 2016 9:22 pm

      Kent Intelligence Scale
      =================
      4.5/10
      Von Quixote

    • Kent permalink
      March 24, 2016 9:28 pm

      Kent Intelligence Scale
      =================
      6/10
      Kellri

    • Kent permalink
      March 24, 2016 9:29 pm

      Kent Intelligence Scale
      =================
      4.5/10
      Falconer

    • Kent permalink
      March 24, 2016 9:47 pm

      Kent Intelligence Scale
      =================
      6/10
      aher et krusader74
      (there is someone active at odd74 who is very smart indeed)

    • Kent permalink
      March 24, 2016 9:51 pm

      Kent Intelligence Scale
      =================
      5/10
      genghisdon

    • Kent permalink
      March 24, 2016 9:55 pm

      Kent Intelligence Scale
      =================
      6/10
      Evreaux
      (dragonsfoot reviews)

    • Kent permalink
      March 24, 2016 10:01 pm

      Kent Intelligence Scale
      =================
      6/10
      Gnarley Bones
      (dragonsfoot — one of the best forum moderators I have come across)

    • Kent permalink
      March 24, 2016 10:03 pm

      Gnarley BKent Intelligence Scale
      =================
      6/10
      Finarvyn
      (odd74 — one of the best forum moderators I have come across)ones

      • Kent permalink
        March 24, 2016 10:04 pm

        typo oops!

    • Kent permalink
      March 24, 2016 10:05 pm

      Kent Intelligence Scale
      =================
      6/10
      Finarvyn
      (odd74 — one of the best forum moderators I have come across)

    • Kent permalink
      March 24, 2016 10:06 pm

      Kent Intelligence Scale
      =================
      6/10
      Steve
      (dragonsfoot — one of the best forum moderators I have come across)

    • Kent permalink
      March 24, 2016 10:10 pm

      i am trying to think of FUCK WOW rpg experiences which would sustain that cultish hug – ‘you are amazing my brother !!’

    • Kent permalink
      March 24, 2016 10:18 pm

      Kent Intelligence Scale
      =================
      9/10
      Paul Jaquays (– Jennell Jaquays)
      (extraordinary brilliance from a gamer in his early 20s)

    • March 25, 2016 7:34 am

      Wow, they took Kent off the cross and Cassavetes came down! It’s a YDISter miracle!

    • Kent permalink
      March 25, 2016 7:41 pm

      I don’t remember writing any of this.

      • Kent's Prolapsed Rectum permalink
        March 26, 2016 8:17 am

    • Kent permalink
      March 25, 2016 7:49 pm

      That is, I don’t remember writing any of this shite.

      • March 26, 2016 1:17 am

        What was the situation? Had you, perchance, been drinking?

      • Kent permalink
        March 26, 2016 9:01 am

        Im usually drinking when communicating with rpg lads online otherwise I would find the interaction unbearable. That was too much though. I need a break.

  119. Kent permalink
    March 24, 2016 9:27 pm

    Kent Intelligence Scale
    =================
    6/10
    Kellri

  120. Bigby's Affirmative Consent Lubed Fist permalink
    March 24, 2016 10:34 pm

    Damn, looks like somebody failed his Turing test.

  121. Sykirobme permalink
    March 25, 2016 7:18 am

    There’s no chance in hell I’m following the link off this post, but I figured if any of you wanted a glimpse into Pundit’s masturbatory fantasies:

    http://www.therpgsite.com/showthread.php?t=34184

  122. Kent permalink
    March 26, 2016 10:46 am

    My little gay lad pal on Trump

    • Arneson's Spectre permalink
      March 27, 2016 5:47 am

      I always wondered what happened to Kent’s first unrequited gay love.

      • FEAR OF THE UNBLOWN permalink
        March 27, 2016 9:09 am

        HAHAHAHAHAHA! That’s awesome!

  123. Bigby's Affirmative Consent Lubed Fist permalink
    March 26, 2016 2:57 pm

    Kent’s take on demihumans…

  124. FEAR OF THE UNBLOWN permalink
    March 27, 2016 9:16 am

    Hey Kent! Don’t give up hope yet! There’s a brand new blOwSR online community for you to join over at Tenkar’s Turd Shack! Officer Tenkar felt their was just not enough free handouts coming from OSR publishers so he created this community for them to give him and other bloggers free stuff!

    Anyone want to take bets on how long it takes Some Queen Kent to get the PERMABAN!?

    http://www.tenkarstavern.com/p/common-room.html#/

    • Bigby's Affirmative Consent Lubed Fist permalink
      March 27, 2016 3:10 pm

      Kent nuked his blog again… good thing too. I checked it out a few days ago out of morbid curiosity, and the fucker decided to write poetry for his megasuckdungeon. Let’s just call him Seamus Heinie, because it was utter shit… he was going for a ‘Tsojcanth’ vibe, but let’s just say it was a Tsojcan’t vibe, because it was an utter failure.

      The real reason I decided to check out his blog was to see how embarrassing his review of Don Quixote was. La novela del famoso hidalgo de La Mancha is one of my all-time favorites… I was expecting Kent’s review to be a rehash of the ‘Mr Magoo’ cartoon version, but it was even more embarrassing- he basically reviewed it as if it were a block of paper, rather than a collection of words. I can’t even dignify it with the word ‘trash’.

      • Kent permalink
        March 27, 2016 4:43 pm

        I was recommending editions and translations of Don Quixote. Why would someone write a review of it? I guess for people like you who learn everything they know about literature from the backs of penguin paperbacks.

      • Bigby's Affirmative Consent Lubed Fist permalink
        March 27, 2016 5:13 pm

        Are you claiming to be fluent in 17th century Spanish so you’d even know which translation was the most accurate? Seriously, your wikipedia cut-and-paste post about ‘Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde’ was bad enough, your ‘Quixote’ post utterly laughable.

        And what the fuck was up with your shitpoetry, Seamus Heinie? You should reinstate your blog just to show everybody else here how inept you are with the written word.

      • Kent permalink
        March 27, 2016 8:39 pm

        I know you are doing your best to troll but you don’t have any credibility in my eyes. Look at the name you go by; a mask for someone with little confidence in his, or her, opinions.

        A psychologist might guess you became angry when you saw I was recommending not one but three nice editions of Don Quixote, none of which you could afford. Even if you stole the money for a copy it would look ridiculous on the wonky self which holds your wank-stain thumbed collection of paperbacks about serial killers.

        Expect to see the second and third verses from my epic poem on the ill manners of ancient evil beings in my next blog post.

      • Bigby's Affirmative Consent Lubed Fist permalink
        March 27, 2016 9:08 pm

        You troll yourself, you’re a grown man who gets all emotionally wound up by superhero shows and elfgames. You disparage ‘gamers’, yet you take the time and effort to create a new sockpuppet account every three months so you can troll the forums, but you’ve never quite figured out how to do it successfully for more than a week or two. You do that because, deep down, you long to belong, but you’re too much of a cur to play nice in the polite places on the web.

        You’re a bigger asshole than Zak, but you don’t have his talent. Venger is a goofball, but he’s shown a greater creative spark than you. Hell, even Blooey was able to create more ‘content’ than you ever could, and The Perilous Dreamer, another sockpuppet-heavy creep like yourself, at least has the competence to run his own forum. You’re not even bottom-of-the-barrel like Bloo and TPD, you’re some sort of fungus that grows under the barrel.

        You failed as a gamer, you failed as a blogger, and you continually fail as a human being, or more properly, a simulacrum thereof. Go, reinstate your wee little shit blog, and post on Tenkar’s social media page, and see how quickly you get shut out. You made the mistake of being a disruptive asshole without earning a spot at the OSR trough like Rags, and Zak.

      • Bigby's Affirmative Consent Lubed Fist permalink
        March 27, 2016 9:14 pm

        Oh, and happy Easter, I hope you enjoyed your egg hunt.

        http://i2.wp.com/www.travisagnew.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/04/analegghunt.jpg?fit=608%2C610

      • March 28, 2016 1:21 am

        Accuracy isn’t the only quality by which a translation can be judged. If the translator has a tin ear for prose, all the accuracy in the world may be wasted. I don’t know if the Wordsworth Classics translation of Don Quixote is ACCURATE, but it’s not pleasant to read, so I wouldn’t recommend it.

        That’s all. Carry on, chaps.

  125. depressedelfs permalink
    March 28, 2016 4:51 am

    natasha wimmer breaks down don quixote translations: http://www.believermag.com/issues/200407/?read=article_wimmer

  126. March 28, 2016 10:25 am

    If you want to get a feel for how repulsively stupid Zak Smith’s all girl player group must be check this out, LA slut walk cretins. Really, a new level of stupid.

  127. Kent permalink
    March 29, 2016 12:55 pm

    It is now four days since I last touched a drop. Four days *in a row*. And I gotta tell you I need to reach for Lovecraft’s glossary of the inexpressible to convey my newly unveiled contempt for the whole lot of you. No ordinary disdain but a fierce snorting seraphic disgust, raining snot from intellectual heaven down and down onto your bald heads. Look to your beards! forever wet with my judgment mucus.

    Now that I am sober as an archangel (good) I never need interact with an rpg gamer again, *not even to correct you*. Significantly, I have had the last laugh too, can you hear it?

    A ha ha, a ha ha he he.

    • Bigby's Affirmative Consent Lubed Fist permalink
      March 29, 2016 7:27 pm

      From flounce to bounce in less than three hours… Christ, what a knob.

      • Kent permalink
        March 29, 2016 7:45 pm

        Kent Intelligence Scale
        =================
        1/100
        Bigby’s Affirmative Consent Lubed Fist

        Worst of the worst dumbies

  128. Kent permalink
    March 29, 2016 3:36 pm

    Curtain Call
    =========

    ha ha, thank you ha ha, thank you, ha ha hee

    Also, you are all *attention seeking whores*. You have been seeking *my attention* for years now, and … it … has … to … stop … because whiskey is very bad for you. Can you hear it?

    • Timotheus permalink
      March 30, 2016 7:12 am

      Nobody can hear whiskey. Especially if it falls in a peat bog and no one is around.

      Anyway, see you in Hell, kent!

  129. Kent permalink
    March 29, 2016 4:08 pm

    Kent Intelligence Scale
    =====================
    FINAL VERSION (SOBER)
    =====================

    Kent Intelligence Scale
    =================
    1/100
    Bigby’s Affirmative Consent Lubed Fist

    1/10
    FEAR OF THE UNBLOWN

    2/10
    Arneson’s Spectre

    2/10
    Chris Roberts aka YDIS

    3/10
    James Raggi aka LotFP
    REPLY

    5/10
    Zak Smith

    5/10
    Geoffrey McKinney

    8/10
    Melan aka Gabor Lux

    3/10
    T. Foster

    3/10
    James Maliszewski

    2/10
    Bryce Lynch (atomic reviewer)

    4/10
    Scott Driver

    5/10
    Nagora

    5/10
    Noisms

    4/10
    Patrick Stuart aka false patrick

    3/10
    Kellri

    3/10
    Falconer

    1.314/10
    –typical Knights and Knaves member

    1.453/10
    –typical Odd74 member

    1.765/10
    –typical Dragonsfoot member

    • Kent's Prolapsed Rectum permalink
      March 30, 2016 4:10 am

      Kent’s IQ score has progressed from this (_*_) to this (_O_) !!!!!!

      Or maybe that’s his F.A.T.A.L. Anal Circumference score….

      • OA, BD permalink
        March 30, 2016 8:14 am

        Oscar Anderson Likes this.

    • April 1, 2016 4:54 pm

      Hey what the fuck man a 2?!?!?

  130. Kent permalink
    March 29, 2016 6:23 pm

    TV WATCH == aka == AMERICAN MORONS WATCH

    Ive watched The Wire again. It is excellent – 7/10 on the Kent TV scale which has Deadwood at 8/10, Secret Army 9/10 and Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy at 10/10.

    So many brilliant black actors it makes you think. Kent’s best actor gong goes to Andre Royo aka Bubbles but what makes The Wire great is the uniformly good acting standard when the plot flags now and then. It is far off the language standard set by Deadwood.

    I love the way McNulty the Jameson swigging pratt goes from pratt to cool to pratt to cool to pratt … etc. Unless you are a risk taker you won’t like him.

    • Kent's Prolapsed Rectum permalink
      March 30, 2016 5:54 pm

      Kent’s rape fantasy:

      😯

      • Frog Gode permalink
        March 31, 2016 2:10 am

        Condoms are clearly neither Irish nor OSR. Check your facts, KPR.

  131. depressedelfs permalink
    March 30, 2016 5:20 am

    what’s your obsession with ranks? you’re such a weirdo.

    • The Worm Onlyboresus permalink
      March 30, 2016 7:55 am

      Spergers is a hell of a drug.

      • rObert Conley, OSR awthur permalink
        March 30, 2016 10:04 am

        This of course drive some batshit crazy as “not being Middle Earth” which is wrong because while Tolkien never focused on those things in his novels it is implied by how he built his world. This is compounded by the fact he lavish a ton of work on fleshing out the detail of his history trying to give ME it own sense of reality. And one thing he doesn’t do it make humans in ME some type of mind controlled zombie acting contrary to normal human motivations. So somewhere there in ME there are people who are comedians and who are murder hobos.

        A ME referee need to be prepared for that and think how would the culture and inhabitants respond and adjudicate accordingly.

  132. March 30, 2016 2:12 pm

    So. What did I miss?

    • Bigby's Affirmative Consent Lubed Fist permalink
      March 30, 2016 3:00 pm

      Nothing, nothing at all. So… you renting out the guest room while the Olympics take place?

    • rObert Conley, OSR awthur permalink
      March 31, 2016 8:16 am

      What work better for you is a personal preferences.

  133. Bigby's Affirmative Consent Lubed Fist permalink
    March 30, 2016 9:02 pm

    Ruh-roh… I hear they were short 50K this past quarter…

    http://www.forbes.com/sites/erikkain/2016/03/29/more-layoffs-hit-the-escapist-today-as-durham-office-is-shuttered/#82010a251414

    • March 31, 2016 5:13 am

      I hit it with my axe

    • rObert Conley, OSR awthur permalink
      April 1, 2016 7:01 am

      Game mechanics happen to a concise and precise of way of communicating the above. But… doesn’t work for all things in the setting in which case we fall back to natural langauge.

      And for it worth I know from your other posts in other thread that you tell your players what their character can do, and what their character knows about the setting.

      • John Mugglefucking Tarnowski permalink
        April 1, 2016 8:00 am

        And yet, that’s because you assume a world where the sun exists depending on whether you see it or not. You assume a world where the sun revolves around you.

        Part of the point is figuring out that this is not so, that the thing greater than you is there, even at midnight. It is isn’t the sun that is missing, it is you that are obscured from it.

      • rObert Conley, OSR awthur permalink
        April 1, 2016 10:00 am

        If you think there is a different then you have the wrong definition of what a campaign means when it comes to gaming.

        If either is not communicated effectively then the referee have done a poor job of managed the campaign.

  134. You Unkind Scourges permalink
    April 1, 2016 8:07 am

    RobCuntz enjoys licking pee holes : http://ruinsofmurkhill.proboards.com/thread/669/happy-birthday-gronan

    • Sykirobme permalink
      April 1, 2016 8:45 am

      What exactly _was_ going on between EGG and a youthful RJK????

      • April 5, 2016 6:00 am

        A combination of Gary’s Invisible Hand and Kuntz’s Phantasmal Pole would seem to be the logical conclusion.

    • The Perilous Creamer permalink
      April 1, 2016 10:55 am

      I am not sure that you-all are getting the point I am making. I am not discussing the style of play. I am discussing the unspoken unmentioned assumption that underlies these arguments. The people who (on forum after forum) repeatedly take the position that all PCs should start the game totally ignorant of the world they grew up in are advocating IMO a position that makes no sense.

      What I am asking is do you agree or disagree with the assumption of total and complete ignorant for all PCs at first level?

    • Robert J Cuntz permalink
      April 1, 2016 11:31 am

      Still when all is done, I have been paid below minimum wage for my efforts and will give out M4 for free to the fans who want it. Free. Read that. I have also decided to divest myself totally of the CoB project and will have Allan deliver the 90,000 words extant on it to Kenzer, though I am still owed money for it and for Garden of the Planmaster, which I spent adfditional money to convert to d20 so as to up to speed with that and have a happy fan base.

      My returns on these is a loss. So, all those who would bitch about Rob Kuntz not caring for his fans, well, take a step back and look in the mirror. I work for next to nothing to bring qualaity material to the public so that they can enjoy it. I do it in my spare time like every other writer in this industry who cannot afford to do it full-time. Life comes first, as I have to survive.

      • Xartan Tssauggua permalink
        April 2, 2016 11:06 pm

        I stumbled across that board the other day. The pomposity is off the charts! I especially enjoy the lectures delivered in response to the questions of the most industrious (and persistent) sock puppet on the internet.

      • Robert J Cuntz permalink
        April 4, 2016 6:17 am

        Well, I never came up here to cause a war, just to visit. I nicely let Melan know I did not appreciate being villified. Since Clark wanted to be hostile, I cannot be blamed for that.

        And I certainly wasn’t up here extolling my past or present accomplishments. They are meager compared to some and good compared to others.

        As far as lateness of projects, I admit to Moz4 being late. Still too NG is late with projects, such as your City of Brass, yes, but that isn’t cancelled, right?

        It is not my intention to fool anyone, let alone cause trouble here Bill.

        With that I will leave.

    • The Peehole-less Dreamer permalink
      April 1, 2016 6:19 pm

      Sigh?

  135. Baba Yaga's Bush permalink
    April 1, 2016 5:52 pm

    Tenkar is an authority on eroticism in RPGs/ http://quasarknight.blogspot.com/2016/03/erik-tenkar-to-write-erotic-gaming.html

    • Typical RPGSite Mouthbreather permalink
      April 2, 2016 7:17 am

      I can guarantee that sexuality-related events have high frequency in my campaigns. The share of tabletime and screen time, however, depends on who I am playing with.

      If it’s with my group that includes all kinds of friends, usually not long. I might ask some question about their approach during sex, in case it’s relevant (there was once this hired killer who liked tying up her victims before the assassination, for example, and there was a prince who had slightly questionable tastes for modern players that were causing a scandal in his kingdom).

      OTOH, when I’m playing with a group where I’m having sex with every other player, I’m not seeing a reason to avoid descriptions of sexual activities. And I’ve got such a group, too.

      • Bigby's Affirmative Consent Lubed Fist permalink
        April 2, 2016 3:09 pm

        OTOH, when I’m playing with a group where I’m having sex with every other player, I’m not seeing a reason to avoid descriptions of sexual activities. And I’ve got such a group, too.

        At that point, why not just make it a LARP?

        Bonus content: ‘Talk About the Passion’ by REM is playing on the radio.

  136. Bigby's Affirmative Consent Lubed Fist permalink
    April 2, 2016 3:05 pm

    I’ve been checking Lexi’s place out of morbid curiosity, and I found this little paean to OCD and failed authoritarianism:

    http://tao-dnd.blogspot.com/2016/03/grrr.html

    This is my favorite part, especially the last paragraph:

    Regarding those for whom this is not good enough, here is what I suggest: shut up. Shut up and take the system I’ve built and that I am making available for use and mess around with all the numbers to your heart’s content. Change the calculations, adjust the methodology, do whatever personally fits your need to achieve the results you feel will work for your world.

    Know this, however – whatever you think you’re going to try, I’ve already tried it. I’ve tried it in seven different ways. I know this because I have screwed and fucked and messed with this system since 1986. That’s 30 years of spending about a billion hours on this system. I know that I am not wrong in my guess that the reader asking me to explain “Why?” has spent about five minutes on their question.

    When a professional engineer tells you that your head is up your ass about the thing you want to build, don’t argue. Just accept it. A professional doesn’t have time to give you all the education you need to have to understand why your project is dumb. You want to know, go get your own damn education.

    He’s too precious. When you ignore the professional engineer’s admonishments about the thing you want to build, you risk having that thing fall down. When you ignore Lexi’s trade system, your elf game becomes, I dunno, how the fuck does ignoring Lexi’s bullshit affect the way you smite orcs?

    • Timotheus permalink
      April 2, 2016 5:23 pm

      Well, my orcs are all lecherous tequila-swilling pirate cosplayers, thanks in no small part to Lexi’s professionalism.

      • Bigby's Affirmative Consent Lubed Fist permalink
        April 2, 2016 6:02 pm

        I have adopted a ‘nutritional deficiency table’ in my campaign- I roll to determine if any particular monster or NPC has, say, scurvy or rickets. A result of scurvy will reduce bite damage by one pip per die.

        More importantly, from a campaign standpoint, nixtmalization is a secret process known only to elves, who summon limestone-based earth elementals to pulverize maize into meal. Any nation that offends these elves faces potential pellagra outbreaks.

        Thanks, Lexi, also too:

        http://tao-dnd.blogspot.com/2016/03/where-you-eat-matters.html

        He has a weird idea about what constitutes field rations… I imagine he’ll rectify these details in his upcoming RPG, Churls and Chuckwagons.

    • April 7, 2016 3:52 am

      I spent five seconds thinking before I asked “why do I need this for my magical necromancer adventures?”

      Alexis should collaborate with Byron Hall. Judging by Hall’s eerie, almost sociopathic demeanour in responding to his critics, and the ponderous pedantry of his wilfully overdetailed writing, they’d get on like a house on fire.

  137. Bigby's Affirmative Consent Lubed Fist permalink
    April 2, 2016 6:06 pm

    In Lexi’s campaign, the thief class is based on this guy:

  138. Chlorine Cock Ball permalink
    April 4, 2016 12:22 pm

    Listen, oh faggots, to a tale about my character, as told by the player of my character:

    3.1401 The Might Of The Flame, And The Sharp Edge Of The Sword;

    Summer, 2361 A. S.; A Dusty Plain Near The Town Of Mar

    The two men looked down from the low rise at the enemy formation. There was just enough wind to blow the dust away from them and off the empty plain in front of them. Empty of any buildings or large vegetation, that is; aside from the road north, the plain was full of an army of Yan Koryani and their allies.

    Chirine shaded his eyes against the facing sun. “My, my,” he observed mildly, “somebody sure has a lot of spare troops that seem to need to have something to do.”

    Korunme nodded.”and they’re across our line of march – and across the army’s supply road, too. I suppose it’s our duty to do something about that.”

    “Mmmm. With one legion of medium infantry, and a bunch of mercenary Shen replacements for the Shen legions with Prince Mirusiya? Kind of a tall order, there, Glorious General.”

    The Glorious General shrugged. “We have what we have. Stone soup, and all that. Any ideas?”

    Chirine thought for a moment, turned, and looked at their little force. It didn’t look like much, in comparison to what was out there awaiting them on the open plain. They were is a very, very bad position; just coming up the road, and with far too few troops for the job at hand. It looked to become a very bad day for the Tsolyani.

    “If you offer battle at all, ‘Inexorable Sea’.”

    “Ah.” The formation known as ‘The Inexorable Sea’ consisted of a strong central phalanx with two smaller phalanxes on either flank. “Solid and steady. You always did like to play a conservative game.” Korunme looked out again at the enemy. “I think we’ll use the ‘Bow of Hrugga’, this time.”

    Chirine eyed him. “Well, you are the general.” Korunme gave him a long look. “I’d best get into my fighting armor, eh, Glorious General?”

    “Yes. If you would, please.”

    Chirine saluted, turned, and left for his tent. Korunme followed him with his eyes, and was interrupted by a polite cough from one of his officers.

    “Sir,” the young officer started, “Sir, I know he’s your friend and all that, but… He’s a Vimuhla priest, and… Well, sir, I thought he was being insubordinate, there…” He trailed off into an uncomfortable silence, as his general turned his gaze on the young officer.

    After a long moment, Korunme started talking – slowly, and in a very restrained tone of voice. “That priest is not my friend. He’s my staff officer. Later on, assuming that we both survive today and have time to go off duty, then he’ll be my friend. In the meantime, he’s being a good soldier – and a better staff officer, by giving me his best professional opinion on what course of action I should be taking. He thinks I’ve picked a bad formation to deploy into; he may very well be right, and I’ve made the mistake of my career – which may just get us all killed.” Korunme paused, and gave his officer a long, hard look.

    “And because he’s a very good soldier, he’s taking my decision and carrying it out, no matter just how stupid he thinks it is, because I’m in command. That priest is going to go down onto that plain and hold our center, all by himself, and he’ll follow my orders and attack into the mass of our enemy all by himself – and kill just as many of them as he can before they can kill him, so that as many of us as possible will survive this battle. Because he’s a very good soldier, he’s going to die so that you and me and this legion will live to serve the Seal Imperium and fight another day.”

    Korumne took a deep breath. “So. Think on that, young man, and deploy the legion. We have a battle to fight.”

    – from “To Serve The Petal Throne”, Book Three – “Advance Standards!”

    You know you bitches are just hungering for all five or six books of me talking about my invincible ultraMarySue character, you jealous motherfuckers!

  139. April 4, 2016 12:56 pm

    When the majority of gamers refuse to speak up in support of those marginalised, they send the message that the hobby is full of bullies and they like it that way. “There are assholes in every group” is the rallying cry, yet that statement is nonsense to anyone who has spent the barest amount of time cultivating a healthy community. “Asshole behaviour” only persists because the majority of men are too cowardly to call the assholes what they are. The women who speak up against bullying and assault are treated as solely responsible for their safety, while cowards pretend that “staying neutral” is a virtue instead of tacitly condoning the rampant harassment and bigotry. The gaming community has some of the worst excesses of rape culture outside of a Duggar convention.

      • April 5, 2016 3:50 am

        Opening patreon account in 3…2…1…

      • The Voice of Truth permalink
        April 5, 2016 11:29 am

        Some people are natural born victims. Never mind, i’ve heard the orphans of Syria and rape-babies of the Congo will having a whip-around probably get a card and some cadbury’s celebrations to cheer her up a bit.

      • Rape Culture Club permalink
        April 5, 2016 4:13 pm

        Give me time to realize my crime
        Let me love and steal
        I have danced inside your eyes
        How can I be real?

    • April 4, 2016 4:37 pm

      Mirror universe prince arises and xe is glorious.

      Ye gods the mountain, it rises high. And my arms are tired from tilting at windmills and low hanging fruit. There is so much left to be done. Ye gods it blots out the sun and bissects the very clouds with its razor sharp peaks.Ye gods, the mountain, it should eat less, control its diet, and maybe exercise more. Ye gods its wind-scoured walls, slick with hellfrost. Ye gods it bottomless crevasses, leading into the heart of hell itself. Ye gods its blue hair and snow-bound peaks. They say the air is thin there and cold like the heart of Ymir, causing hallucinations and conspiracy theory laden posts.

      I will destroy you mountain.

      • Fit-prone Chignon permalink
        April 5, 2016 2:08 am

        Whoever chose to harass Kentossa through her personal email with threats or in any other manner, if you are reading this, know that you are not welcome here and your actions are disgusting. If the investigation unveils your IP address and we are notified, you will be permanently banned from YDIS comments as well as any official GothSteamShitRPG events permanently. This is not acceptable. This is not ok. Period.

      • April 5, 2016 5:18 am

        I am, however, disappointed that so many people unquestioningly and uncritically regurgitated that post everywhere, and that the slightest bit of misapprehension or skepticism has been – as usual – characterised as misogyny.

      • Anagram-Proof Frog Gode permalink
        April 5, 2016 6:19 am

        @Grim There is no happiness to be found on the Internet if you don’t surrender to complete and permanent gullibility toward any accusation of male chauvinism, male misconduct or male crime against women. Yes, bad people will exploit that gullibility, dupe you and have much fun doing it. Learn to accept it.

      • April 5, 2016 6:47 am

        You’d expect that with the growing distrust and resistance towards the SJW cargo-cult they’d at least restrain themselves and a bit of realism to the mix but it’s like they cut the brakes and just go for the moon (see, also, lunacy). I guess if you buy this you will give up skepticism and reason altogether so it might not be a bad move on their part.

        Also you forgot that white male terrorist gamers are not just sexist, they are also racist against peoples of colours and by neglecting to mention that, you are endorsing them and also guilty of rape.

  140. Let me tell you about my character permalink
    April 4, 2016 11:16 pm

    Let me tell you about my character!

    • Timotheus permalink
      April 5, 2016 7:07 am

      Please do.

      Gotta be more entertaining than another round of stereotypical victimhood from sjws or angry white males.

      • Frog Gode permalink
        April 5, 2016 7:28 am

        So this is the high road less traveled I keep hearing about !

      • April 5, 2016 7:32 am

        As a nonwhite male, you simply cannot understand the opression we suffer on a day to day basis.

      • Timotheus permalink
        April 5, 2016 12:52 pm

        My shameful Irish blood keeps de-Honkifying me. Is this Institutional Erasure, or Systemic Microaggression? I forget which applies.

        Either way, complaint filed with the proper authority – Chuck Tingle. He understands my narrative. He’ll make me a star again.

      • April 5, 2016 1:03 pm

        Shouldn’t that be, he’ll make me put something in my star again? Asking for a friend.

      • April 6, 2016 1:14 am

        It’s institutional erasure if you’re not sure who’s doing it and systemic microaggression if you are. I think.

      • April 6, 2016 3:59 am

        Take ten lashes and wash your fucking mouth with soap sir.

      • Timotheus permalink
        April 6, 2016 6:31 am

        Institutionally Microaggressed in the Butt by the Rainbow Systemic Eraser

        OK, now I am horny.

      • Zarkon Zoth-Ommog permalink
        July 12, 2016 7:15 pm

        Sorry, I just like to say that when someone talks about their character. Anyway you should be able to tell all you need to know about my character by the fact that I spend so much time here.

  141. Alexis "Come Fill Up My Larder" Smolensk permalink
    April 5, 2016 7:38 am

    To sum up, if the reader can help me out, please do. I’m going to be paying for bills this month but not much more; I had some friends drop by just today to help fill up our larder, entirely without being asked (golden people that they are). If there is a way I have made it through this life, it is upon the support I have had from the best friends in the world. Just now, anyone who helps us out in this troubled time counts among that number.

    • Timotheus permalink
      April 5, 2016 8:16 am

      Did L’il Lexi lose his job at Taco Bell? Maybe he can try his hand at being a writer!!

      Oh…right.

      Maybe he can do like Tavis and charge people to play D&D with him!!

  142. Rape Culture Club permalink
    April 5, 2016 6:32 pm

    Forget Gamergate. Baldur’s Gate is now TRANNYGATE!

    http://www.craveonline.com/entertainment/972903-gamers-flood-baldurs-gate-expansion-negative-reviews-introduces-transsexual-character

    😯

    • April 6, 2016 1:01 am

      “Actually, it’s about ethics in heroic adventuring.”

      I almost want to know the context for that.

    • April 6, 2016 1:03 am

      Also, is that username meant to be an instruction? I’m not sure I want to stick it in Boy George, whether he wants me to or not…

      • Rape Culture Club permalink
        April 6, 2016 4:05 am

        I’m the Boy U Made Me

  143. April 6, 2016 9:51 am

    By claiming in a really aggressive way that you do not believe those things, they stun you into being willing to make concessions that are UTTERLY UNREASONABLE, giving these people (who no one elected and for whom no minority asked them to be spokespeople) the power to censor, criminalize, crush dissent and impose their view on everyone through force. They are scaring you with false allegations into giving them undeserved power that they have every intention of abusing for their own purposes. That’s how totalitarians win.

    The real ‘false allegation’ in this woman’s piece of shit article was not her claims about being sexually attacked at just about every gaming venue imaginable (although those are so obviously ridiculous lies), the real false allegation was when she accused YOU, the reader, of being complicit in that. And her motive for doing so was to get personal gain for her and her group, which she plans to use to take away freedom of speech and to literally hurt other people (to ruin lives and careers).

  144. Xartan Tsauggua permalink
    April 6, 2016 11:04 pm

    Pundick and his persecution complex. The reason he is so vilified is because he is an asshole – it’s his whole schtick – so when he gets pushback then he gets what he wants and some of his amen party is along for the ride. I worry for you sweet Prince! Also I read that article and it sounds like that lady seems to hang around gaming stores more than anyone ever should – I’m in and out like when I used to have to buy nudie mags – but none of her tales sound improbable. Isn’t Pundito the one always whining about all the other gamers making him look bad for sharing the same hobby?

    • April 7, 2016 1:56 am

      Ive promised myself a week off from yelling at the internet. Maybe its the pent-up agression from finally going to MMA again. But your concern is heartwarming.

      Have you bychance had the time to peruse the reponse from Wyrd Miniatures? We live in countries where shit like this is taken seriously, the reponses alone should verify that. She makes it sound like (white) gaming is a sort of Johannesburg or something. I have no problem believing that it has its fair-share of cat-piss men but the demands of unquestionable acceptance and the one-sided picture that is being painted set off my bullshit detector. People will use serious issues for financial or social gain. It is not the first time, it will not be the last.

      • April 7, 2016 2:57 am

        Last addendum: Check out the Wyrd miniatures forum boards on policy and inclusivity and harassment and whatnot. This is not a band of monstrous catpissmen and dudebros conspiring to keep womyn and minorities from gaming. Observe the genuine commitment to inclusivity and the inner turmoil at having to condemn what they have been reflexively been conditioned to accept unquestioningly.

        Its easy to pick on nerds because nerds tend to have a history of social octracism and poor social skills, particularly with women, which is why they are targeting nerds. Most of the gamers I have met were genuinely welcoming and are genuinely grateful to be playing with friends or other people. I’ve done the odd pickup game and the venue was about as inclusive as you could get it without a quota and a commisar.

      • April 7, 2016 3:48 am

        The worst I can say of Wyrd’s response is that it’s qualified with a few too many diminishing adverbs and self-reflexive “but we know women!” defences.

        I’d have preferred to see a good solid “just the facts” defence. “An accusation was made. It was taken seriously and in good faith and Wyrd asked for evidence. No evidence was forthcoming. Draw your own conclusions, but Wyrd will not be continuing to investigate the incident.”

        Anyway, I’ve done the topic to death in three separate conversations this week, so I shall add only that I thought Ms. Latining was writing some sort of parable – it would end with “I am Female Gamer, hear me roll” or a like sentiment. I can quite believe that all of those incidents she described have happened, but I find it incredible that one actual person would be such a glutton for punishment that they’d stick around the hobby for so long – especially since they’re prepared to flounce with a “never getting MY money” over a relatively minor incident. It doesn’t add up.

        Then again, I have known some desperately lonely she-nerds who continue to throw themselves into overinvested relationships with the first douchenugget who shows them a hint of kindness, do anything they’re asked to do, melt down with huge semi-public drama (complete with falsified evidence, taking of sides, mobilising of friendship groups and gaming of grievance systems) and then DO IT ALL AGAIN a month or two later. Women. I will defend them to the death, on pain of losing my White Knight class levels, but I will never understand them…

      • Xartan Tsauggua permalink
        April 7, 2016 6:38 pm

        I read thru it again and I can’t even find any real accusations about Wyrd other than guilt by association – I’m feeling for those guys. They seem to have tried to take it seriously and not belittle the actual issues the person brought up in their response . The sad thing is that it has percolated out of the gaming side of things into mainstream sites so we all look that much better.

        El Pundito is still a dick though!

      • You Unkind Scourges permalink
        April 8, 2016 5:52 am

        Free speech (spit?) for all at Pundit’s, but try to link a certain blog in the comments under the headline “Your Nemesis From Holland Agrees With You” and watch your prose disappear in minutes !

    • April 8, 2016 11:58 am

      Seems to still be up from my side of the internet. Any sympathetic ears wanting to hear the awful tale of my abuse at the hands of native americans may now do so via Tarno’s blog. And a suggestion we collaborate together. Oh dear oh dear.

      • Pundejo permalink
        April 8, 2016 12:59 pm

        Yeah, I’m sure you held me in fine esteem and aren’t just a sack of shit out to attack me in the name of your bullshit Totalitarian cause, you cunt. We’ve certainly seen from your postings in this thread that you are an unbiased objective poster without any agenda who is guided by reason.

      • April 8, 2016 1:28 pm

        No no that is against the other guy, Jason Bossert.

  145. Patrisse Cullors permalink
    April 8, 2016 9:42 am

    We have to talk about Canada because it’s the creation of this haven that allows for the deadening and the silencing of black people.

  146. Let me tell you about my character permalink
    April 8, 2016 5:37 pm

    With all of the divisiveness surrounding transvestites in our Brave New World, here is one inspiring tranny that I think we can all get behind:

    Eva Tiamat Medusa

    I am the Dragon Lady. A pre-op M2F transgender in the process of morphing into a human dragon, becoming a reptoid as I shed my human skin and my physical appearance and my life as a whole leaving my humanness behind and embracing my most natural self awareness as a mythical beast. As for pronouns I prefer to be called “it” and not be referred to as a she or a her. WELCOME TO OBLIVION!

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-3524063/Transgender-woman-Eva-Tiamat-Medusa-ears-nose-removed-dragon-lady.html

  147. RAPE CULTURE CLUB permalink
    April 9, 2016 3:28 pm

    Remember, at Big Purple Dildo Tranny Rights Forum With Nominal Tabletop RPG Subforum you are GUILTY ON ALL ACCOUNTS if you HAVE A PENIS and IT IS WHITE!!!!! 😡

    • Bigby's Affirmative Consent Lubed Fist permalink
      April 9, 2016 7:07 pm

      Funny, I was just reading a couple of threads there, and there’s a lot more interesting content there than there is, say, in Pinche Pundejo’s Uruguayan circle-jerk, and there’s no dedicated ‘founder’s forum’ for the mods to bloviate politically.

      You’d be happier tonguing Old Geezer’s peehole, you know where to find him.

      • RAPE CULTURE CLUB permalink
        April 9, 2016 9:40 pm

        You are white and have a penis, so GUILTY GUILTY GUILTY!!!!

        CHECK YOUR PRIVILEGE!

      • Bigby's Affirmative Consent Lubed Fist permalink
        April 9, 2016 9:58 pm

        As luck would have it, I’m planning on rolling out a Kickstarter for a new retroclone, Privilege and Peeholes. The only edition will be the White Box.

      • April 10, 2016 3:31 pm

        Even though it is pretty much correct that the Big purple dildo mod community is a cesspool, I agree that bpd.net has its share of good threads, probably more then the shite. Not that a non-hugbox forum policy would not hugely improve upon those good threads.

      • Sykirobme permalink
        April 11, 2016 6:39 am

        The thing is, you have to dig to find the good stuff there. I remember I recently took a look at a Let’s Read thread for 1e Oriental Adventures. The discussion didn’t start for several pages (and my view is set to 100 posts/page) as everyone argued over the use of the term “Oriental” and a bunch of non-Asian people all weighed in with their big fucking important opinions (as a slant-eyed yellow monster myself, I fucking hate it when others are offended on my behalf) and misreadings about “Othering” and blahblahblahblah.

        Never even got to any book discussion, I was so disgusted.

      • April 11, 2016 7:36 am

        You might be on to something there.

        There is a Dark Heresy review by Darren Mclennan that was similarly hampered with heavy handed tone policing and whining and passive agressive sulking after it was discovered he never learned the rules properly.

  148. Timotheus permalink
    April 11, 2016 6:45 am

    Hah Ha! (As kent would say in his best buffoonish triumphancy!)

    The RPGPlagiarist, John Tarnowski, admits to having identical ideology to islamic terrorists:

    “The holy books predict the new culture of the Aeon will be born through force and fire. You shouldn’t presume that I don’t want war. I know which side wins.”

    http://www.therpgsite.com/showthread.php?t=34246&page=29

    Holy Book that may be interpreted as a call to armageddon? Check!

    Desire for total war to burn over humanity? Check!

    Paradise afterwards? Check!

    Now all he has to do is cut the heads off some Norwegian children to gain some street cred and he can rise to the rank of Cumdump in ISIS!

    Bonus Quote from a page or two later in the thread:

    “But no conflict I engage in is ever pointless, because I am following my True Will. And success, including this very website you’re posting on, has been my proof.”

    Yes, success! That is why he is hiding behind a silly moniker on the internets. Can his real personality really be this fucking stupid?

    • Sykirobme permalink
      April 12, 2016 9:26 am

      What a “success.”

      I love that searching for yourdungeonissuck is the #1 search term that sends people there:

      http://www.alexa.com/siteinfo/www.therpgsite.com

      • Sykirobme permalink
        April 12, 2016 9:29 am

        For comparison, rpg.net ranks 31,975 globally and 10,230 in the USA.

      • Bigby's Affirmative Consent Lubed Fist permalink
        April 12, 2016 9:33 am

        Currently Smoking: The crater where Pundejo’s pride used to be

      • Sykirobme permalink
        April 12, 2016 10:43 am

        Even better…Dragonsfoot is ranked 259,469 worldwide, which beats Tarnowski by about 150,000 places. In the USA, DF is ranked 74,523, which beats RPGsite by 34,000 places.

        I remember Johnny boy saying he had the second largest RPG board on the internet about two months after he took over from Nutkinland. Not even close, Tarnowski.

      • Bigby's Affirmative Consent Lubed Fist permalink
        April 12, 2016 11:00 am

        Maybe he has the second largest RPG board based in Uruguay… MAYBE.

      • Timotheus permalink
        April 12, 2016 2:05 pm

        Wow, this data confirms Tarnowski’s total incompetence as a wizard. I mean, Improve Alexa Ratings is a 0-Level Cantrip. He can’t even cast that. He really can’t even claim that his life’s greatest feat of arcana, casting Summon D4 Uruguayan Powerline Repair Technicians, was a legitimate sorcerous success because the material component was a telephone.

    • Archmagus John Tarnowski permalink
      April 12, 2016 12:44 pm

      It’s hilarious to see Ghostwhistler on the Storygames forum LITERALLY UNABLE TO STOP TALKING ABOUT ME even after a mod tells him to stop. He even argues with him when given a second warning, insisting that talking about me is totally relevant and important!

      Hey you cunt. I know you’re reading this right now. And you can’t post here because you got banned for exactly the same behavior you’re showing on storygames right now. You’re proving to the entire fucking world how obsessed with me you are. I define you. I define you so much that everyone here knows you’re reading this obsessively right now and frothing with impotent rage.

      I win again, bitch!

  149. Pastor Kent permalink
    April 11, 2016 7:15 am

    Some of you may not be aware that I recently precised (but not changed in any way) my position on homosexuals : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KpuT4fPtv0o

  150. Bigby's Affirmative Consent Lubed Fist permalink
    April 12, 2016 9:28 am

    Kent’s Unchanging Position on Homosexuals: Face Down, Biting a Pillow

  151. Sykirobme permalink
    April 13, 2016 6:14 am

    Not strictly old school, but I love this. “I’ve never owned these products, but I’m gonna review ’em, anyway.”

    http://advancedgaming-theory.blogspot.com/2016/04/monster-compendiums-vol-1-2-review.html

    Yeah…you know, a blog isn’t like a magazine or a newspaper or even a cesspit like Slate. You don’t have deadlines to meet. You don’t have to shitpost content to keep the lights on, buddy.

    • April 13, 2016 10:59 am

      Too many damn fools read one “how to build your blog’s following” article and go around thinking they have a professional obligation to do so. If you’re monetising or dead set on becoming king of the (small, shit-strewn) hill, there’s a point to it. Even then, empty “content because it’s content day” garbage doesn’t stand.

      • Sykirobme permalink
        April 13, 2016 12:31 pm

        He does have a “following” on the r/adnd sub on Reddit. That group only gets 2-3 posts a week, so it’s nothing to write home about.

      • April 14, 2016 12:32 am

        What on Earth is the point of Reddit, anyway?

      • Sykirobme permalink
        April 14, 2016 6:26 am

        You might as well ask what on Earth is the point of YDIS, RPGnet, RPGsite, Slate, Aeon, AVClub, Breitbart, Politico, blahblahblah, etc. etc. etc.

        It’s like Usenet of old (which, fuck you Governor Cuomo for getting it outlawed in NYS during your sham term as AG). I enjoy it because you can find a sub for just about any topic you’re interested in, and the conversation is unfiltered. There’s a lot of garbage, a lot of (truly funny) jokers, but there are also a high proportion of people who Know Their Shit.

        The reputation the site has as a haven for MRA types and the like…it depends on where you visit. I’ve never seen it, but then, I generally stick to posting pictures of my pets and chatting about television.

        Like any place where people are allowed to speak their mind, you get good with bad. Provided you don’t get outraged at electrons on your monitor screen, have a thick skin and enjoy open debate, it can be a wonderful place to interact. If you’re the type who needs safe spaces or an echo chamber to feel intellectually superior to people you’ve never met, it’s probably not a good place for you. Kind of like real social life.

    • Bigby's Affirmative Consent Lubed Fist permalink
      April 13, 2016 6:22 pm

      That was pretty much JMal’s schtick… “I didn’t play this as a kid, but here’s a post about it, and by the way, can someone send me a free copy?” I predict this kid will go far.

  152. Bigby's Affirmative Consent Lubed Fist permalink
    April 13, 2016 7:43 pm

    Submitted without comment

  153. Rincewind1 permalink
    April 14, 2016 7:05 am

    Quote:
    Originally Posted by RPGPundit
    What’s it doing? Mainly setting itself up for failure. Meanwhile the OSR is the defining vanguard of the hobby.

    I like OSR, but to call it a vanguard of the hobby is simply preposterous. It is at best a small flanking group, if not a rearguard looking overly fondly on the lost glorious days that never were.

    • Frog Gode permalink
      April 14, 2016 7:37 am

      The OSR is indeed a vanguard of the hobby – only one with its eyes locked on the distant past, proudly charging backwards into the enemy’s fist.

    • Sykirobme permalink
      April 14, 2016 7:53 am

      Fucker rides any bandwagon he can hitch himself to…I remember when he was deriding the OSR and proclaiming big plans for his T&T clone. “I’m going to publish it so kids in Uruguay will play it! The OSR movement are phonies that do nothing for the advancement of the hobby!”

      • FASERIP permalink
        April 21, 2016 5:49 am

        You bought FtA! and have praised it to me.

  154. FEAR OF THE UNBLOWN permalink
    April 14, 2016 6:07 pm

    This is exactly this same reason why Pundit had to flee to Uruguay.

    http://www.foxnews.com/us/2016/04/14/man-accused-dogs-rape-murder-claimed-dog-killed-his-iguana.html

    It’s a given the police found blOwSR games in this guy’s house.

    • John Tarnowski, Sex Magickian permalink
      April 15, 2016 6:20 am

      I’ll note that a big part of my vocal reaction to that wasn’t because I actually believed my life was literally in peril, but because my opponents at that time were going on and on with claims (claims they could mysteriously never provide proof of) that they were being ‘harassed’ and ‘threatened’ by me or my supporters. So when they showed just how much they were willing to threaten and harass their opponents, I wasn’t going to let them hide it and pretend that they were on the side of the angels.

    • Snowman0147 permalink
      April 15, 2016 11:00 am

      Take a long good look in Western Europe. Look at how those women get rape and sexual assualted. Sweden is rape capital of the western world. Look at the people that allowed this to happen as they have a few things in common.

      They are all regressives and believe the SJW policies. They all cannot accept reality and call their critics racists, islamicphobes, and such to silence them. When women are threaten these people tell women what they should wear as if it is the women’s fault for being attack.

      Point is how can you believe that it isn’t virtue signaling when they proven they don’t care about women at all?

  155. Alexis Botlensk permalink
    April 15, 2016 7:53 am

    It is harder for Tarentino or Scott to free themselves from distraction and bullshit, so they churn out projects in far less time with far more money than they should be spending, because they have to cut corners and pay people money to do it. Artists with 30 years of fame under their belts hardly get a chance to think, unless they go all Garbo; it is easy for me to dedicate my mind to a single task because there are no events to attend, no meetings to attend, no charity events to attend, nothing that costs me time and money that I ‘owe’ to other people.

    • John Tarnowski, Sex Magickian permalink
      April 15, 2016 10:45 am

      In fact, I would say that the bigger problem these days is coming from the other side of the equation: western “pseudo-shamans”, new agers, and many pagans/wiccans who use a very un-systematized undisciplined collection of folk-magick practices (but without the underlying frameworks that you see in REAL shamanism or folk traditions) to try to make things happen in the material world, and end up getting generally frustrated because they don’t really get how to do magick to transform their level of general awareness of reality or gain knowledge of their own nature. It leaves them like children playing with letter-blocks but never actually learning the ABCs.

  156. Alexis Botlensk permalink
    April 15, 2016 7:55 am

    I know I would do the comic con circuit, if I could – though that goes forever now, you can do that circuit every weekend all year round if you want. I watched the writers at their booths, the kind getting $5 a signature, talking about the same things over and over to fan after fan. They all looked tired. They looked unhappy. Like having to go work in the back house of a restaurant, up to their elbows in rotten food and grease – but for more money. I look at that and I wonder, is that what I’m doing it for?

    I’m not. I’m doing this because I love it.

    • John Tarnowski, Sex Magickian permalink
      April 15, 2016 10:37 am

      Indeed. But its surprisingly reliant, if you actually engage in the practices with discipline and sincerity. So much so that texts in various different cultures detail things like standard effects at different stages, weird phenomena that tend to arise at certain points, and common setbacks and difficulties.

      The real issue is, as I’ve repeated over and over again in this series, is that 90% of people who claim to do ‘magic’ don’t actually do the work. If 90% of self-declared scientists, or electricians, or bakers didn’t actually do the work, those crafts would be in serious disrepute as well.

      • Rob Conley permalink
        April 15, 2016 10:50 am

        The way Fantasy Hero Magic work that you can customize design it to however you want. Reading it looks like the referee of that campaign used a cosmic power pool option to access a list of prebuilt spells. With the limitations jury rigged to work the way the reviewer described. It possible to get a FH Spell down to one point if you impose some harsh limitations. So it make sense that plowing more points into the “magic ability” get you better spell.

  157. The RPGPastry permalink
    April 16, 2016 2:39 am

    Stop jerking off and go praise Dark Albion somewhere you cunts !

    • April 17, 2016 12:27 am

      Hush.

      I hit the Jamesons’ a little too hard last night and may have volunteered to run Ravenloft again.

      We need some sort of scale for whiskey-induced faux pas (what IS the plural of faux pas, anyway?). “Foolish DM commitments drunk” – is that above or below “fantasy literature podcast drunk”?

      • Bigby's Affirmative Consent Lubed Fist permalink
        April 17, 2016 4:45 pm

        You should port in the Fantasy Hero magic system… from what I’ve read, it possible to get a FH Spell down to one point if you impose some harsh limitations. So it make sense that plowing more points into the “magic ability” get you better spell.

        And isn’t that what we all want? Better spell, if not better spelling.

      • John Tarnowski, Sex Magickian permalink
        April 17, 2016 8:05 pm

        This will be stopped NOW. I will take any further such posts as an attempt to intentionally derail the thread.

      • April 18, 2016 1:47 am

        You should consider Masque of the Red Death if you are going to go all Ravenlofty. Ruleset eerily if not suspiciously reminiscent of Loftp, Gothic Europe Period, Nice horror focus etc.

  158. April 18, 2016 10:30 am

    This game means alto to me, because I always loved My Little Pony. If you donate, you will be helping the game development.

    The second problem is developing the game. This game is going to have a lot of features and ponies, so it might be hard to make the game. I will solve this before it starts by hiring only the best.

    • Ass Nasty permalink
      April 18, 2016 10:54 am

      Good post, hoss.

    • John Tarnowski, Sex Magickian permalink
      April 18, 2016 12:21 pm

      I’m the best! I was a paid consultant for the latest edition of D&D.

      My ideology beat the Storygaming Swine. I won. They lost.

      Vindication is required because the other side were enormously arrogant in their belief of being a special elite, and tried to take the hobby away from the rest of us. Their comeuppance is glorious.

  159. Kent permalink
    April 18, 2016 4:10 pm

    My heavy yarbles on a lady’s chin. Aesthetic. Beautiful. Lick she my lamprey yet my olives sweetly press upon her lower lip, trembling, just a girl.

    ==

    I thought writers were supposed to be the interesting ones. No, immature american morons. though Haneke is obviously smart.

    Honest actors … interesting to me …yes

    Conclusion. Contemporary writers suck lady-dick. You need to go back to the 1960s to find a good writer.

    • Kent permalink
      April 18, 2016 4:48 pm

      Robert Duvall == 8/10 == Heaven
      Ryan Gosling == 6/10 == Hmmmm Interesting.
      Mark Ruffalo == 5or6/10 == Hmmmm Interesting.

    • Kent permalink
      April 18, 2016 6:07 pm

      These girls are all lovely but helena bonham carter is for me the ass to be tapped without permission,

    • April 21, 2016 12:28 am

      Your lamprey. Are you sure about that one?

  160. April 18, 2016 5:48 pm

    Breast Implants is my dream. It will make me more real woman as what I feel I am. I am a transgender since birth and it was not my choice. If I have a choice I would not choose to be one because it’s very hard, but I can’t lie about my feelings. It’s hard to be in school, it’s hard to find a job, and it’s hard for those people who don’t understand it. Sometimes I have to fake myself just to be accepted by society.

  161. Arneson's Spectre permalink
    April 18, 2016 6:44 pm

    Fatbeard gamer with his hand perpetually out supports presidential candidate offering hand outs.

    http://www.denverpost.com/portlet/article/html/imageDisplay.jsp?contentItemRelationshipId=7489768

  162. April 19, 2016 11:04 am

    Mark Jefferson LITERALLY objectifies women for the purposes of subjecting them to his male gaze. By drugging women he finds sexually appealing, he turns them into objects incapable of asserting their agency or desires, so that he can photograph them the way that HE WANTS TO SEE THEM.

    I keep finding myself on the power and resonance of the nightmare maze, because I have never played a game that so accurately reflected the experiences that I have had since starting my blog that have led to me being afraid of men as a class of human being. Despite the fact that some of my closest, deepest, most intimate ties are with men, spaces that are heavily marked as male are spaces that I am not able to feel safe in.

    So I am going to go out and chop off some dicks.

    • John Tarnowski, Sex Magickian permalink
      April 19, 2016 12:41 pm

      The benefits, for someone who could navigate the various hazards and practiced with enough time and discipline to become skilled, would include some of the following:

      -enhanced general perception of reality, including the enhancement of one’s mental and physical faculties (within the limits of how one applies discipline to this).

      -perception of reality at other dimensional levels (weird trips on other planes)

      -a quality, as one becomes more connected to one’s own true Will, to see through the ‘masks’ or false personas people wear, including those they may not be aware of themselves.

      -enhanced perception of Time, including the ability to intuit the probable course of events as they unfold. This usually requires the assistance of divination techniques until one is quite advanced.

      -The ability to ‘invoke’ archetypal forces that temporarily enhance one’s abilities related to the particular area that archetype governs for the purpose of making specific achievements.

      -the ability to ‘evoke’ forces of what Jung calls the “shadow side” to transform obstacles into solutions, to resolve specific problems.

      -The ability to use ritual and symbol to affect probability (as Moore once said, “Magick is the science of coincidence”).

      -Also, a variety of ‘cheap tricks’ relating to things like health/endurance, influencing people, intimidation, not being seen, being highly noticed in very specific ways, and other such very-short-term reality changes.

      • April 21, 2016 2:26 am

        Hahaha not being seen. Pundit is already unleashing that particular charm upon his Everyjoe columns.

      • John Tarnowski, Sex Magickian permalink
        April 21, 2016 6:35 am

        Cutbacks at Defy media led to the downsizing of the website (now it’ll basically just be news reposts and boob-oriented clickbait), and all the actual columnists were let go, including yours truly.

        So this is the end for now.

      • Bigby's Affirmative Consent Lubed Fist permalink
        April 21, 2016 6:14 pm

        Your column is suck.

      • April 22, 2016 10:35 am

        Fox became a hardcore sex channel so gradually I didn’t even notice. But where are the boobies? I just see the old clickbait.

      • John Tarnowski, Sex Magickian permalink
        April 22, 2016 11:38 am

        If you happen to read this and are interested in hiring me to write (about politics, culture, religion, gaming, history, or almost anything else), please get in touch!

      • April 23, 2016 5:37 am

        You know bro now that nobody left there gives a shit your pages are filling up with spam comments like that Bloodymage guy. Mahalo man

    • FEAR OF THE UNBLOWN permalink
      April 20, 2016 6:42 pm

      There’s no bot like the Bloo Bot. Sigh 😦

      • Bloo Bayou permalink
        April 21, 2016 6:46 am

        Well, this trip may have been a little to ambitious considering the fix I’m in. First of July, I’ll be OK but right now I’m stranded in Adair, Iowa! Ten bucks in my pocket, fumes in the gas tank and food for a day or two. Other than that, everything’s peachy! I put in a call to my ex for some $; dunno if she has any available and I’m using the phone she’d call me on as a modem, running down the battery.

        I missed CONDuit and now I’m missing Lake Geneva because $150 wouldn’t get me there from Elko, NV. Adair is as far as I’ve gone. Next stop should be Hypericon In TN after a stop at the KenzerCo offoces on the way. Then it’s Origins just at the end of the month. I should be there when my coffer fills again.

        Guess I’ll go raid my ice box and chill a bit here in lovely Adair

      • Lady Sings the Bloos permalink
        April 21, 2016 10:58 am

        I got the humor, even smiled. I do have a better ex than I used to. At least now she’s willing to accept my existence! As to KM32, it’s drilled into a Marine’s brain that he’s better than anyone else. Have compassion, the poor boy’s been brainwashed.

        In Illinois now. Took me all day to get a cashier’s check cashed! Banks wouldn’t do it because I didn’t have an account. A pastor (looked like a mechanic) picked me up on the way to the bank and stayed with me trying to get cash in my hands. Finally, the folks across the way called their church and the church was willing to sign for it but couldn’t locate any of the four people designated to conduct fiscal transactions for them. They steered me to a commercial place in the next semi-major town. Not too bad, they only charged me 2.9%.

        Assistant Chief in Stilesville also helped me out, checking out banks closer to Indianapolis. He also told me not to worry about my license. Authorities were appraised of my situation and no one would be looking for me.

        Hopefully, my stepmom in Maynard is at least moral enough to reimburse me for my inheritance. I’ll find out about that situation, even if I’m welcome on the land my father acquired and built upon, tomorrow or Sunday.

      • Little Bloo Corvette permalink
        April 21, 2016 12:27 pm

        For everyone’s information I served honorably in the US Navy dsuring the Vietnam war for six.years. PTSD from that service plus clinical depression, adult ADD, pervasive insomnia and sleep apnea have become so disabling that I’m no longer employable. Speaking of service, I retired on disability from the Post Office after 20 years.

      • John Tarnowski, Sex Magickian permalink
        April 21, 2016 12:35 pm

        I’m theologically about the farthest thing from a Christian, certainly from a mainstream protestant/catholic type of Christian. But it is glaringly obvious to me that there is a double standard.

  163. Captain Kirks Dick Blood permalink
    April 21, 2016 1:16 pm

    You can almost imagine the ghost of Blooey still out there in his favorite haunting grounds. Floating along lonely interstates. Church parking lots. Tiny small town post offices. The Kenzer Co. offices. When the receptionist is closing down for the night, does she suddenly feel a chill, and spin around to see the vanishing apparition of a bulbous-nosed, squinty-eye’d little fella in a 4-day old T-shirt with a D20 on it?

    • Bigby's Affirmative Consent Lubed Fist permalink
      April 21, 2016 6:19 pm

      Sigh? 😦

    • John Tarnowski, Sex Magickian permalink
      April 22, 2016 11:44 am

      Many fail to give all their blood into that cup, they hold onto some tiny piece of themselves; they become a Black Brother. Their soul becomes shut up inside the abyss, and while the body continues in the ordinary world that Black Brother is now hopelessly corrupted, desperate to Live, above all else, the ultimate trap of Egotism. He believes himself to be the most important thing in the universe, and convinces himself and others of all kinds of lies. The Black Brother is doomed to slowly be consumed by the anti-energy of the abyss, and desperate to do anything he can to keep saving himself. He makes, in other words, a perfect mastermind villain or cult leader for a modern occult game; a kind of “false immortal”.

  164. Bigby's Affirmative Consent Lubed Fist permalink
    April 21, 2016 9:52 pm

    Whoa… could it be that Ass Nasticus cast a death spell on Prince to boost sales of his ‘Purple Haunted Putrescence’ suckmodule?

    • April 22, 2016 8:43 am

      He should have warded his laptop with thaumaturgical circles to rune-magick proof it. Like I did. Gamer terrorism strikes again. No Prince is Safe!

      • John Tarnowski, Sex Magickian permalink
        April 22, 2016 11:49 am

        Magick is a system. Its main purpose is the Great Work, Enlightenment, whatever you want to call it. But along the way it works with particular components, and in fact those components are remarkably similar whether you’re talking about a Western wizard, a Chinese wizard, an Arab wizard, or something else. Outer imagery is different, the ‘recipe’ of magick as a system of self-transformation is largely the same throughout all cultures and time periods; with the only notable detail being that not unlike technology, what cultures do with magick evolves as cultures become more advanced and complex.

      • Bigby's Affirmative Consent Lubed Fist permalink
        April 22, 2016 7:25 pm

        Whoa, man, you an agent of The Laundry?

      • John Tarnowski, Sex Magickian permalink
        April 23, 2016 2:15 pm

        The short answer to your question is: you do magick because you want to create intentional effects to generate change in yourself that would otherwise just be dependent on circumstances; and with the higher purpose of spiritual transcendence, with the same ultimate goal of enlightenment as you’d find in Buddhism; except that in magick you get to face demons and cast spells and shit, while in Buddhism you mostly just sit around (except for Tibetan Buddhism, where you get to face demons and cast spells and shit).

      • April 24, 2016 2:47 pm

        What level would you place Charles Stross, assuming Shakespeare is 20 and Chuck Tingle is Aleph Null? Should I get into Laundy before I get into Glasshouse?

      • Bigby's Affirmative Consent Lubed Fist permalink
        April 24, 2016 6:39 pm

        Not being on the autism spectrum, I find no need to place authors in some weird hierarchical order, especially one with no objective basis. As Jack Vance, a level __ author, would wryly note, your question is nuncupatory. I’d also take exception to a categorization of Chuck Tingle as Aleph Null… that guy’s been nominated for a Hugo.

        That being said, Stross’ ‘Laundry’ novels are a fun read, nothing too deep. They send up Lovecraftian fiction, spy thrillers, nerd culture, the daily office grind, and governmental bureaucracy. He gleefully subverts a lot of tropes, but sometimes he relies too much on twee nerd jargon.

        For a good idea of where he’s coming from, check out his proto-Laundry ‘A Colder War’.

        http://www.infinityplus.co.uk/stories/colderwar.htm

        If you dig that, you’ll probably dig his Laundry stuff, though it’s more satirical.

      • April 25, 2016 1:50 am

        Damned by the Vancemeister. Dayum.

        Representing Chuck Tingle as the german term for the smallest infinite number seems perfectly reasonable, he has been nominated for a Hugo after all (the hugos seem to be rather wonky lately, although peter watts got nominated and Peter watts writes good if science heavy and depressing books). What if he fights Timothy Zahn? How will we resolve authorial disputes if we do not provide adequate combat mechanics? If Nik kyme writes a terrible book about Space Marines and no one reads it, does he even need a level?

        I’ve found Stross to be very talented if a little too jeering. Singularity Sky was loads of fun. I’ll take the tentative recommendation with muchos gracias and act accordingly. Merrit was a solid recommendation, great so far.

      • May 21, 2016 8:17 am

        The Laundry stuff was fine for beach/airplane reading. Singularity WAS a lot of fun, Iron Sunrise was not so much fun and that opener where the chick has to almost give a blow job to a syphilis dude was a little over the top, i.e. waaaaaay fucking over the top.

      • Bigby's Affirmative Consent Lubed Fist permalink
        April 25, 2016 11:14 pm

        Heh, any excuse to use ‘nuncupatory’ in a sentence. Merritt is really fun, he’s the most ‘Gygaxian’ of authors, and you can see a lot of Merrittian nucleotides in D&DNA. I think his most ‘Gygaxian’ novel is ‘Dwellers in the Mirage’, but it’s all gloriously purple and weird as hell.

        Right now, I’m reading Vinge’s ‘A Fire Upon the Deep’, and I’m kicking myself for not reading it sooner. It hits a lot of the same high notes that Brin’s ‘Startide Rising’ hit. I’m not 100% down with the whole ‘Zones of Thought’ concept, it’s more ‘woo’ than astrophysics, but the story is so damn good that I’m willing to suspend disbelief.

        By the way, earlier tonight I saw your countryman Frans de Waal give a lecture on the cognitive abilities of animals, focusing on primates, but also covering such alarming topics as tool use among alligators.

        Tool using crocodilians… you’ll never sleep again…

        http://www.livescience.com/41898-alligators-crocodiles-use-tools.html

        Anyway, de Waal is a rockstar and the venue had cold beer and hot chicks… all told, a great night of carousing and nerdery was had. Watch out for alligators in the canals, I hear they’re using Oranjeboom bottles as bait.

      • April 26, 2016 1:47 am

        I read Dwellers in the Mirage and the Moon Pool. I prefer the Moon Pool for sheer science fantasy weirdness but Dwellers was great too. I can’t believe i’d never heard of Merrit beyond a mention in Appendix N.

        I read both A Fire Upon the Deep and Deepness in the Sky and they are sheer modern space operatic joy to read. Vinge is not really a hard science guy, but his ideas and his aliens are amazing.

        Thanks for the heads up. I was going to visit the Amsterdamse Bos and scrounge for branches to attract a female Prince so we could nest and hunt pidgeons/toddlers together but this has turned me off from the whole idea. I guess i’ll just run Carcosa instead.

      • Tim permalink
        April 26, 2016 6:29 am

        Charles H. Darwin!!?!? Crocs using tools? What’s next, Zak using candy? John Tarnowski using facts instead of strawmen? Raggi using a treadmill? kent using toothpaste?

  165. Bigby's Affirmative Consent Lubed Fist permalink
    April 23, 2016 3:18 pm

    I think I have a new favorite DFer… this guy’s command of the English language rivals that of Roburt Conley, Gaem Deesiner:

    http://www.dragonsfoot.org/forums/viewtopic.php?f=11&t=73817

    • Xartan Tsauggua permalink
      April 25, 2016 8:28 pm

      He’s way worse – at least Rob usually has a point to whatever he’s writing.

  166. April 23, 2016 3:59 pm

    It is with great worry and sadness that I share the news that our friend and our art/layout director at Ogg Frodd Games is in surgery today to remove all or part of his foot as a result of complications from diabetes.

    The title of art director would normally be highly compensated and we at Frog God have taken in nearly $1 million over the last four years in Kickstarter proceeds alone. However, we somehow never managed to offer Chuck — a Gulf War veteran and our friend — health insurance beyond his Veterans Administration benefits.

    Kirstin and I feel so downright awful that we are now using our well-honed crowd-funding expertise to defray Chuck’s rehab expenses. Please give while we give serious thought to extending basic coverage to our other loyal employees, game grognards and friends.

    https://www.gofundme.com/29e76zrf

    Will Bebb
    Ogg Frodd Games

    • John Tarnowski, Sex Magickian permalink
      April 23, 2016 6:54 pm

      I’m betting that a lot of people who really like the show don’t get that the Doctor is an icon of Libertarianism. An idealist, altruistic, optimistic kind of Libertarianism. Which pretty much makes him the kind of Libertarian that people should see in action, and the kind that Libertarianism desperately needs, even if not all Libertarians think it’s what they want.

      The Doctor has always been a Libertarian Superhero.

      • THE DOCTOR (1 thru 12 + The War Doctor) permalink
        April 24, 2016 5:50 am

        Tarnowski, you are a stupid monkey still swinging from from tree to tree.

      • John Tarnowski, Sex Magickian permalink
        April 24, 2016 7:35 am

        What about the advanced ones? Well, consider this: the most powerful of all the medieval grimoires (the Book of the Sacred Magic of Abra-Melin the Mage) has a set of talismans in it (and guidelines for creating them or others of the same kind) that are so dangerous that they can only be used by Adepts. These are the most powerful and effective talismans in western magick. And what do they look like?

        Like a slip of paper with a square full of letters on it. Something that could be mistaken for a doodle, or an incoherent crossword.

        The most advanced magicians usually make talismans that don’t look like talismans at all.

      • Bigby's Affirmative Consent Lubed Fist permalink
        April 24, 2016 6:51 pm

        An idealist, altruistic, optimistic kind of Libertarianism.

        In other words, not a Libertarian.

        Here’s my favorite Libertarian moment:

        http://volokh.com/2011/02/15/asteroid-defense-and-libertarianism/

  167. Arneson's Spectre permalink
    April 23, 2016 5:56 pm

    Ken Whitman at his finest. Hopefully this won’t get Kent turned on.

    • Bigby's Affirmative Consent Lubed Fist permalink
      April 23, 2016 6:26 pm

      Funny or die? I vote ‘die’.

    • bloodymage permalink
      April 24, 2016 4:37 pm


      Well, I’m not a big fan of EAT DA POO POO, but their gamers too I guess. :/

    • OA, BD permalink
      April 25, 2016 6:55 am

      Oscar Anderson Likes this.

    • FEAR OF THE UNBLOWN permalink
      April 25, 2016 7:28 pm

      That puts a whole new spin on a sit down breakfast! 😯

      • Bigby's Affirmative Consent Lubed Fist permalink
        April 25, 2016 11:16 pm

        No meatloaf 😦

  168. Tim permalink
    April 26, 2016 8:24 am

    Heh, the RPGShite just keeps attracting great posters there, like this punk:

    “At the end of the day, though, it’s not my problem. I rarely bother interacting with women any more, even though I do pretty well when I make even a half-assed attempt. I just don’t really have it in me to go thru the shit my friends and acquaintances have been thru, and I myself have been thru. I prefer to spend my time and money on my hobbies, configuring my rifles and pistols how I want them, working up a great reloading recipe for my M1A, fishing, adding more tats to my remaining un-inked skin, hanging with my friends, and, recently getting back in to RPG’s. Even though I could be a poonslayer, this sick society has made normal human relationships a fucking minefield for men. I have a job I love, I live quite comfortably on what I earn, and I’m content with being alone, so why risk everything?”

    Yeah, this guy is a perfectly adjusted gentleman. No warning bells.

    He also helpfully adds this:

    “Oh, and a couple fat chicks that got all kinds of butthurt because I either didn’t respond to their flirting or I talked to someone else in the group instead of her”

    When “Poonslayer” finally blows and mows down a bunch of women, he will blame them and all the sjws for what he has become. Hopefully he will contract ink poisoning or blue balls and expire before that happens.

    TRUMP/PUNDEJO 2016

  169. April 26, 2016 1:22 pm

    Three queer black women started the hashtag #blacklivesmatter after the death of Trayvon Martin and that was the catalyst that started the whole movement. The rights of black people in America was already something in question and something brewing in the community but after the trial for Trayvon let his killer go free there had to be something for the people to rally behind.

    The fact that the hashtag and entire movement were hijacked from these three queer black women and straight black men were heralded as the originators and heroes of this movement is where it already faced its first obstacle.

    It is black lives that have been used and abused since they were taken from their homeland in Africa and built this country on their backs. It is black lives that had to live through civil rights, getting hosed, beaten, arrested and killed just to have the same rights as others. And it is black lives today that are in danger from police brutality, white supremacy and ignorance. It does not matter how “respectable” the black community acts and portrays itself, it does not matter.

    What does matter is that black children are being shot in the streets for “looking suspicious,” wearing hoodies, playing with BB guns, being in the wrong place at the wrong time and encountering racist cops.

    White people have it easy. They have never had to work for anything ever.

    • chirine ba kal permalink
      April 28, 2016 6:23 am

      In reviewing my various forum accounts, I have realized that I really do not use my account here in any meaningful way. I am, I think, simply too old; the discussions are, in the main, quite over my head as I simply do not play any of the games that are under discussion. I do not play D&D, for example, and probably never have over the past forty years; I played something called “Blackmoor” with Dave Arneson. something called “Greyhawk” with Gary Gygax, and something called “Tekumel” with Prof. Barker.

      From what I can tell, my play style and gaming is no longer relevant or resonates with modern gamers. My perception is that I am wasting people’s time and your bandwidth, so if you could, please close my account.

      • chirine ba kal permalink
        April 29, 2016 7:52 am

        (umm…just in case it wasn’t clear…can you guys start a thread about me? Mornard thinks his peehole is too good for me to tongue anymore)

  170. The Gay as Hero in the USA permalink
    April 26, 2016 1:49 pm

  171. Timotheus permalink
    April 27, 2016 7:08 am

    Yes, God damn it! YES!!!!

    Hugo nominations for real, mother fuckers:

    BEST SHORT STORY (2451 ballots)

    “Asymmetrical Warfare” by S. R. Algernon (Nature, Mar 2015)
    The Commuter by Thomas A. Mays (Stealth)
    “If You Were an Award, My Love” by Juan Tabo and S. Harris (voxday.blogspot.com, Jun 2015)
    “Seven Kill Tiger” by Charles Shao (There Will Be WarVolume X, Castalia House)
    Space Raptor Butt Invasion by Chuck Tingle (Amazon Digital Services)

    OK, OK, OK, it was only because of the Rabid Puppy groupthink mindmeld that it got in there, but Yahweh does indeed work in mysterious ways!

    Chuck Fucking Tingle! Hugo! Justice!!!!

    • April 27, 2016 7:53 am

      Read it today, fucking awesome. Go Chuck!

    • Frog Gode permalink
      April 27, 2016 8:41 am

      Why would any decent astronaut want to invade some poor space raptor’s butt ? Is it some reference to the few hours of The Martian that I slept through (I heard some chinese folks were involved too) ? Still I’d rather read that than anything by Connie Willis.

      • Timotheus permalink
        April 27, 2016 11:09 am

        I think it is the Raptor that does the butt invading, but your systemic racism against our reptilian pals is duly noted in the Book of Grudges.

        If the space shuttle’s a rockin’, don’t come knockin’!!!

      • Bigby's Affirmative Consent Lubed Fist permalink
        April 27, 2016 6:23 pm

        “I mean, it’s not gay if it’s a dude raptor and a dude human, right?”

    • OA, BD permalink
      April 27, 2016 10:13 am

      Oscar Anderson Likes this.

  172. Lamentations of Gary Gygax's Ghost permalink
    April 27, 2016 1:52 pm

    So, at the end of the day Bloody’s still dead, pundit is sinking faster than Zpastic’s autistic credibility, latining’s experiences with RPG whit man terrorism were made up but justified because it’s how she vaguely recalls feeling maybe, and 5th edition D&D continues to be the best game ever.

    Fuck I’m glad I’m dead.

    • Bigby's Affirmative Consent Lubed Fist permalink
      April 27, 2016 6:17 pm

      Look on the bright side, Chuck Tingle’s winning a Hugo.

  173. Bigby's Affirmative Consent Lubed Fist permalink
    April 27, 2016 6:25 pm

    Heh, submitted without comment…

    http://www.amazon.com/Slammed-Butt-Hugo-Award-Nomination-ebook/dp/B01EUC93RE/

    Chuck’s the best.

    • Timotheus permalink
      April 27, 2016 9:32 pm

      Too late for me to graduate from Devry U., but I can still move to Billings. Love is Real.

      • Bigby's Affirmative Consent Lubed Fist permalink
        April 28, 2016 12:00 am

        It’s not too late to enroll, and it’s not too late to train to be a Tae Kwan Do Grandmaster. Chuck Tingle is an inspiration to us all.

        If you move to Billings, you and Chuck can road-trip to Bozeman to check out the Museum of the Rockies, where Chuck can fantasize about well-hung dinosaurs. Then you can go to the Pickle Barrel for lunch, and do a dine-and-dash to honor Blooey’s memory.

    • April 28, 2016 12:56 am

      I suggest they strip meta-shitty Redshirts of its undeserved 2013 Hugo and give it to this instead.

      And I’ll also need White Star stats for the Butt-Invading Raptor (asking for a friend).

      [They choke, we tingle]

  174. Bigby's Affirmative Consent Lubed Fist permalink
    April 28, 2016 12:35 am

    Heh, grogs gotta grog…

    http://knights-n-knaves.com/phpbb3/viewtopic.php?f=26&t=13959

    • Sykirobme permalink
      April 28, 2016 6:18 am

      Well, they’re right in that Zak _is_ a piece of garbage.

  175. April 28, 2016 2:14 am

    I checked out Deep Carbon Observatory yesterday. The hype is real. It really is an atmospheric if at times tonally dissonant powerhouse.

    • Bigby's Affirmative Consent Lubed Fist permalink
      April 28, 2016 3:48 pm

      Damn, I forgot again this year… Fijne Konigsdag, old chum.

    • April 29, 2016 1:34 am

      Haha thanks man (though I would not be doing my duty if i neglected to mention koningsdag is the 27th now).

  176. Timotheus permalink
    April 28, 2016 4:27 pm

    Quit yer grinnin’ and drop yer linen! Chuck speaks!

    https://www.reddit.com/r/IAmA/comments/4gptv8/i_am_dr_chuck_tingle_2016_hugo_awards_nominee_for/

    • Bigby's Affirmative Consent Lubed Fist permalink
      April 28, 2016 7:46 pm

      Today, the Hugo.
      Tomorrow, the Nobel.

    • April 29, 2016 12:39 am

      Thank you for that glimpse of Dr Tingle’s plane of existence. Now I want to know how to get there and stay.

      • Timotheus permalink
        April 29, 2016 7:31 am

        Buckaroo, you must accept that Love Is Real. Once you do this the Back Door to Tingleverse will open up to you.

      • Frog Gode permalink
        April 30, 2016 2:43 am

        Tim, I just did, and then spent the night exploring the T-verse. I need more time to digest the experience. It changed me, that is for sure. Love is real indeed.

      • Bigby's Affirmative Consent Lubed Fist permalink
        April 30, 2016 6:51 pm

        Ahhhh, mon cheese-eating ami (he exclaimed with equal fluency in both languages), it seems you’ve experienced the Tingularity.

      • FEAR OF THE UNBLOWN permalink
        May 1, 2016 7:10 pm

        Chuck Tingle is writing the next World of Darkness Kickstarter now too.

      • Bigby's Affirmative Consent Lubed Fist permalink
        May 1, 2016 10:07 pm

        Now we know why all those DFers seem to take the bus a lot.

  177. Timotheus permalink
    April 29, 2016 7:35 am

    Timmy Kask asks, Where’s the Beef?

    http://kaskoid.blogspot.com/2016/04/what-is-going-on-with-gygax-memorial.html

    I am sure this will prod Gail into full disclosure.

    They should just copy that Fonzy statue and add some specs, plaster on a gut, and balance a d20 on his thimb, stick it on a corner and call it done.

    Then use the rest on hookers and blow in the real tribute to Gary.

    • Sagasan Sagasan permalink
      April 29, 2016 10:03 am

      The Bone Broth Cookbook Review

      Toss in a couple of dogs and a few stray cats and you have the entire picture. Andy also has a love for Harley Davidson motorcycles. He regularly criss-crosses the USA on his bike to meet with friends and see this beautiful country. Cookbook Publishers has been helping people with fundraisers for years, so check them out and see what they can do for you.From McLennan County’s Jim Lewis, judge, comes a quick and easy casserole. Hopkins County stew, Cheese Dip from Hill County, and Gobs from Ellis County edge the reader into the kitchen.

    • Gary Gygax (VERIFIED OFFICIAL) permalink
      April 30, 2016 9:34 am

      Just dig my corpse up, stick a young boy on my dick and dip us in bronze. Problem solved and Gail keeps the remaining $249,999.99.

    • Let me tell you about my character permalink
      May 2, 2016 6:20 pm

      Gail Gygax, the Yoko Ono of gaming.

  178. April 29, 2016 9:52 am

    Ryan and I are very much in agreement that we want there to be sexy men in the book because [ahem] equality.
    Importantly, did you catch that we asked for artists who are attracted to men who would be interested in doing beefcake? That’s because we’ve both learned through previous industry experience that a lot of artists do not know the difference between male power fantasy and beefcake. So a lot of the time if you ask an artist (who, if you’re working in the games industry is more likely to be cishet and male than not) to draw you some sexy dudes, what you’ll get is a whole lotta shirtless dudes that… aren’t actually all that sexy.
    And certainly, several of the artists who have contacted me so far have said “oh yeah, I’m not into dudes, but I don’t mind doing beefcake”, and then the pieces that are used as examples are emphatically not beefcake.
    So! Pull up your chairs and gather round, folks. Because we’re going to take a look at art that gets confused for beefcake versus actual beefcake and break down the difference.
    [The rest of this post has been placed behind a jump cut because WOW I found some, uh, empowered dudes to use as examples.]

  179. Tatum / Tingle 2016 permalink
    April 29, 2016 12:21 pm

    Mrsiz Wunderdick, you and your sexy-not-beefcake butt-pounding friends seem like the kind of persons who would want The Man to ALLOW ALL FLAVORS. Help us make spagetti and milk legal at last and show the world that LOVE IS REAL.

  180. merc poonslayer permalink
    May 2, 2016 1:01 pm

    Most of my friends, buddies, and acquaintances still buy into the common beliefs, and I’ve learned not to discuss anything related to marriage/relationshits with other people. They hate and fear ideas that don’t conform to what they’ve been conditioned to believe since birth. It’s a lot like the movie “The Matrix”, minus that bit about fighting the system. I didn’t create the problem, I can’t fix it, I’ll be damned if I’ll sacrifice myself for a lost cause or in service to someone else’s goals.

    It wasn’t totally accurate when I said I don’t interact. Right now I don’t. Generally I don’t. Eventually, my sex drive will push me to do so. I’ll satisfy it for a while and then go back to no or very limited interaction.

    “Date women born outside the US”

    I’ve heard that. Used to believe it. Heard from guys who’d done it. Word I got was “Date them IN THEIR COUNTRY, don’t bring them to the US. They become Americanized pretty damn quick.”

    I have basically no stress in my life, outside of work. No drama, no putting up with an entitled princess attitude, and when I do have a f¥©kbuddy, I don’t have concern about faithfulness. I wish I’d lived like this my entire life, instead of wasting 20 years. But hey, it’s all good. Learning experiences and all that, right?

    • Bigby's Affirmative Consent Lubed Fist permalink
      May 4, 2016 6:58 pm

      Sounds like he just needs to meet the right vampire night bus and get his ass pounded… then he’ll finally be happy.

      No poon 😦

      • John Tarnowski, Sex Magickian permalink
        May 5, 2016 6:32 am

        I’m a half an inch shy of six feet tall, and at the moment I have a well-trimmed full beard. At times, I’ve had an longer unkempt beard that made me look like Jesus when I was younger, and like Alan Moore once it grayed.

    • Bigby's Affirmative Consent Lubed Fist permalink
      May 4, 2016 7:18 pm

      Oh, man, I dove into the RPGShite cesspool and I found a kernel of corn amidst the shit:

      bodybuilding.com had elliot rodgers. Looks like therpgsite has merc.

      Ruh-Roh, looks like a shitstorm is a-brewin’.

      • Unbiased permalink
        May 5, 2016 7:18 am

        I suggest viewing Evan Sayet’s talk on “how liberals think” from 5 Mar 2007. In that presentation he explains exactly why they always get it wrong, all the time – it isn’t stupidity, and it isn’t evil – it is that they actively, and willfully refuse to discern the difference between good and bad, success and failure. They refuse to even notice a difference, it is just different opinions, different choices, different beliefs.

      • Sparklemotion permalink
        May 5, 2016 11:59 am

        link us precious…

      • Bigby's Affirmative Consent Lubed Fist permalink
        May 5, 2016 6:22 pm

        it is that they actively, and willfully refuse to discern the difference between good and bad, success and failure. They refuse to even notice a difference, it is just different opinions, different choices, different beliefs.

        Get back to me when there’s a liberal Josh Duggar, or a liberal Larry Craig, or a liberal John Yoo, or a liberal Mark Foley, or a liberal Danny Hastert… I could go on.

        No need to link to a ‘conservative comic’ who’s lauded at Big Dead Breitbart’s site.

      • Bigby's Affirmative Consent Lubed Fist permalink
        May 5, 2016 10:28 pm

        Heh, just tracked down the cut-and-paste… still it feels good to type ‘Big Dead Breitbart’. For an auditory challenge, I dare any of you to listen to more than five seconds of this shit:

      • Timotheus permalink
        May 6, 2016 6:43 am

        I actually made it to about 45 seconds before my laughter turned to tears of auditory horror. Is that Milo singing?

        Tapping the mother fucking X card like a champ.

        And how dare you laugh at dead, fat, lying pedo Breitbart.

      • June 2, 2016 3:23 pm

        That dangerous faggot is a great hero of free speech.

    • May 19, 2016 5:47 am

      This is pretty much the stock post on the subreddit r/theredpill. If you’ve never read it, it’s a verdant pasture of lolcows.

  181. May 9, 2016 3:29 am

    You cheap scum you !

    • May 9, 2016 7:02 am

      Christ another panhandler. Games are worth whatever people will pay for them. In a more-or-less open market where pdfs are readily available and you have 30+ years worth of stuff to choose from expecting people to plonk down 70 republic dietares for the newest shiny-and-chrome elfgame BUT WITH WEIRD/LOVECRAFT/SHARKFUCKING is tantamount to madness. The market is flooded as it is.

      The internet is bursting at the seams with a million pdfs of atrocious 3rd party elfgame drivel with about the level of entertainment value as a North Korean internment camp, much of it unfortunately free. If the market says let them eat cake then designers should shore up their defences, stock up on tinned goods and let the glorious darwinian winnowing process weed out the corrupt and the meek and restore balance to the force. If you cannot compete with 30 year old adventures written by neckbearded flower children you should not make the attempt in the first place. Go back to ditchdigging. Excel or die. Or y’know, Kickstarter that shit.

    • Old Geezer's Peehole permalink
      May 9, 2016 8:59 am

      This from the yutz who has set up several unsuccessful crowdfunding pages to send him to conventions…

    • bloodymage permalink
      May 9, 2016 7:42 pm

      Thank you but will you please BUY SOMETHING so I can keep the lights on?

    • May 10, 2016 12:39 am

      Oh, gawd. This again.

      The problem is not that players are cheapskates. The problem is, and always has been, that some people want to earn a living as Game Creators and nothing but Game Creators. To do this, product must be cranked out. To justify this, a ‘need’ must be created – but players don’t NEED the crisis of infinite rulebooks to play these sodding games unless you convince the poor spods that ‘canonical’ and ‘professional’ are desirable qualities, that everything has to be full colour* and that YOU, the professional Game Creator, are a better DM than they, the befuddled consumer.

      There is no harm in the cottage industry that puts together a zine or a module now and then for costs plus beer money, but too many of the people producing these materials are deluded. They think they can pay the mortgage with their hobby, if only they do it a bit harder, and the whole Sisyphean engine keeps turning as another Game Creator creates a business to promulgate their material and accumulate running costs which demand more material be created and sold, which increases costs and… gah.

      Why delude yourself? Make a module, print a small run or better yet hand it over to a POD publisher, charge a bit for your time and go back to doing something useful for a living. C’est nes pas la science du roquette (that’s one for our Franglais readers).

      * – Pramas and I have argued about this before. He doesn’t seem to grasp that RPG books produced to coffee-table standards are an extravagance, and I don’t grasp why white space and paper you can write on are no longer the standard for what are supposed to be creative materials for the user to interfere with as they see fit. One of us is surely wrong…

      • Sykirobme permalink
        May 10, 2016 6:34 am

        Bingo. The pie’s just not big enough to enable every would-be game designer to make a living doing design and only design. It’s been both funny and sad – mostly sad – to watch people destroy their lives because they don’t understand this. I bet James Mishler will soon enough try to Kickstart yet another book detailing the varieties of oats one finds in the Wilderlands setting and expecting to make his yearly nut with it.

      • Kent permalink
        May 10, 2016 12:19 pm

        You are being illogical. If they did not disguise the nature of their work in lavish presentations if would be apparent that their work did not deserve such treatment.

      • May 10, 2016 11:13 pm

        I certainly won’t deny that roquette, and all other kinds of salad, are actually science. But if you stick with goat cheese and balsamic vinegar you should be fine.

        By the way Von, you interest in Franglais is totally avant-garde. Pidgin and Creole are the way of the future, while correct English is disappearing fast (at least from what I hear on those BBC detective shows).

        And suddenly I remember this.

    • Cancererous Catoblepas permalink
      May 11, 2016 8:22 pm

      Nobody in the comics, gaming, or other nerdly industry wants to talk about what they have to do to keep a roof over their head. Almost everyone has a jobbyjob but they can’t let the fanboys know because it would shatter the romantic illusion of the artiste creative. So all these sad wannabes think they can make a living wage off of their incredibly creative yet unintentionally comical rehash of the last 40 years. And I’d rather spend money via ebay picking up old out of print shit from the 70s/80s than spend $10 for some shit pdf on drivethru.

      • May 11, 2016 11:24 pm

        I’m with you up to the last line. I’d rather buy a good new PDF and throw a few British Pounds Sterling to the author than buy an out of print anything and throw considerably more British Pounds Sterling to someone who invested no labour into the product. All they did was hang on to it for a few years. At least, that’s what I think I SHOULD do. What I actually do is apply this weird double standard whereby miniatures don’t count and I am quite content to buy expensive old shit but relatively cheap new shit makes me wary. The point here is that I’m a dumbass whose principles fry in the face of a nostalgia trip, which means I fit right in with the OSR crowd.

      • May 11, 2016 11:28 pm

        I think I’m still drunk. That wasn’t clear at all.

        BOOKS – buy cheap PDFs, reward people for trying, apply discernment because they’re mostly shit, reject paying triple figures for old modules which are probably overrated anyway.
        MINIATURES – buy expensive OOP stuff, shy away from sculptors trying to earn a few bob in the here and now, recognise hypocrisy, admit fucked-up consuming pattern, establish motivation, keep drinking.

      • So much edge permalink
        May 12, 2016 8:58 am

        Ooh, advertising you’re drunk to the internet. Good show.

      • May 13, 2016 4:06 am

        But of course. Dignity is the first casualty in the war against alcohol.

      • May 15, 2016 12:43 pm

        You’ve got it backwards, alcohol is the first casualty in the war against dignity.

  182. French Canadian Faggot permalink
    May 9, 2016 6:58 am

    This is Ben, the partner of Ernest on this project.
    Yes, we pointed out some time ago in the updates that the March deadline would not be met. Choosing between doing the work right, to our specifications, or rushing the whole and deliver a sub-par product, we chose to opt for the former and do the job correctly, however long it took.
    Ernest has been plagued with issues since the last update, including depression, dehydration and low sodium. He is currently hospitalized, and I am working on the project until such a time he feels better and can complete the additional material of the module with me.
    Please keep Ernie in your good thoughts and prayers.
    Work on the module progresses slowly but surely. I have no date to share with you as of this moment, but it should happen within the year. I’ll post a formal update at a later point showing the Outdoors map being worked on right now and more.
    Thank you for your patience and well wishes.
    Benoist Poire
    GP Adventures

    • May 9, 2016 7:21 am

      “Benoist Poire” is an interesting name for a Shitstarter gone pear-shaped : it evokes either a god-blessed piece of fruit, or a well-intended sucker. Low sodium indeed.

    • Old Geezer's Peehole permalink
      May 9, 2016 9:01 am

      By all means stuff Ernie with salty fats until he gets his smile back.

  183. bloodymage permalink
    May 9, 2016 7:40 pm

    Well, I’m not a big fan of butt pounding vampire night buses but their gamers too I guess. :/

  184. Lamentations of Gary Gygax's Ghost permalink
    May 10, 2016 6:19 pm

    Geek face Jimmy the Scam is resurfacing on the old Google+ although he appears to want nothing to do with any Oh Es Arrrrr products or people that play elf games. Unless you want to send him free collectible products he could afford himself with his Dimdouche money. Otherwise all you gamers can fuck off. Jimmy’s still too shell shocked from the backlash gamers gave him for being impotent and creatively bankrupt but he still craves his papal throne. Be sure to put Jimmy in your circles and remind him to nevar fergit.

    • May 11, 2016 2:15 pm

      He’s back? Who moved the rock and found his tomb empty? Who tore down the legend? We were crystal clear about it: “Here Hangs Chevski, King of the Scams”. Who has blundered and given him the idea that a tealeaf of his magnitude is still welcome?

      • Bigby's Affirmative Consent Lubed Fist permalink
        May 11, 2016 4:57 pm

        Von, old chum, never underestimate the power of Gamer Stockholm Syndrome.

      • May 12, 2016 1:39 am

        I don’t underestimate it but I don’t understand it either. Stockholm Syndrome surely demands that the kidnapper is potent and charismatic in some way and Chevski is a warm pissdribble of a man with naught to his name but beggary, navel-gazing and grand theft. There isn’t the ‘countercultural’ ‘appeal’ of a Zak or a Raggi about him either. What gives?

      • Ayn Rand Bot permalink
        May 12, 2016 3:38 am

        The mob likes a relatable hero.

      • Timotheus permalink
        May 12, 2016 6:09 am

        James Masczilewski lends an air of pretentious authority to the proceedings, and some can’t help but feel submissively appreciative before him. Like we all feel toward the catholic priest who buggered us in the bathroom.

      • May 12, 2016 8:01 am

        A-haa. OK, I think I grasp it now. I was raised Baptist and lack the same history of abuse.

        Pretentious being the right word. I am unsure on what foundation his assumed authority rests.

      • Timotheus permalink
        May 12, 2016 9:22 am

        Well, in all candor, and you are probably aware of this, his blog was pretty much ground zero for the blOwSR. His daily religious pontificating on the sacred purity of Gygax (beginning around the time he died) and D&D made his blog THE hub of it all, particularly the nostalgiaists. Not that everybody liked it – in 2008, I think half of the old schoolers were into it and the other half disliked him (because of his ssumed air of authority, as well as his establishment as dogmatic canon of the way that they supposedly played in 1973-4, before Greyhawk introduced the thief and ruined everything). He was seen as the authority on what was going on, or a fraud.

        Not that I was ever a fan (I am sure I have called him a faggot on this site about 600 times), but it was a bit sad watching his fanbase turn on him, while vile shits like John Tarnowski made their bones by shooting the hollow glory of his corpse.

      • May 12, 2016 10:28 am

        So, in other words, we have him to blame for everything that brought this site into being?

      • Timotheus permalink
        May 12, 2016 12:17 pm

        Heh. Check out YDIS’s earliest posts, and you tell me. Those were target-rich days of Yore, but Jimmie was the White Whale.

      • Bigby's Affirmative Consent Lubed Fist permalink
        May 12, 2016 6:24 pm

        Don’t forget the ‘Mal had repudiated Gygax and all this works, then returned to the fold after a decade or so as a prodigal, pissing off those who never forgot the Old Ways.

      • May 13, 2016 3:55 am

        A thought leader AND one who was won around to his audience’s opinion? With every word the misty air clears – but I still see only a pompous thief whose shirt bears patterns offensive to the eye.

  185. Kent permalink
    May 12, 2016 11:43 am

    I would prefer to chill with J Mal. than any of you losers. That is what I say.

    • Timotheus permalink
      May 12, 2016 12:18 pm

      What a hurtful thing to say.

    • Kent permalink
      May 12, 2016 12:46 pm

      I meant to say I would prefer to chill with J Mal. and Timi.

      • Timotheus permalink
        May 12, 2016 8:25 pm

        What a hurtful thing to say.

    • May 13, 2016 1:11 am

      You’re welcome to him.

  186. Kent permalink
    May 12, 2016 1:30 pm

    Years ago when I first began sneering at selfish money-grubbing I did not foresee that *everyone* with a paltry osr readership would whore themselves out. The latest are Noisms, or more accurately at least Oneism, ie ‘whoreism’:

    http://monstersandmanuals.blogspot.ie/2016/05/the-peridot-issue-1-spring-2016.html

    and our old pal you-cannot-dam-my-word-vomit Tao of DnD:

    http://tao-dnd.blogspot.ie/2016/05/fees.html

    ==

    Here is a question. Who are more blameworthy the deluded ‘personalities’ who think they are ‘writers’, or, the isolated wounded individuals who pay in order that they may socialise online with the ‘writers’.

  187. Kent permalink
    May 12, 2016 2:41 pm

    My dear friends I cherish your valuation yet you have been strangely silent on Zak Smith’s and his side-kick Patrick Stuart’s latest work-of-art The Blooey Mudyousa. Now before you say Patrick Stuart is not Zak’s side-kick I should say I don’t mean in the artistic sense I mean in the crippling psychological dependence sense.

    This work has taken your breath away. I think it is rubbish, but when again your eyelids disdain not your eyeballs, when your hearts’ flutters march to a manly beat tell me why you think it is the work of … of … writers.

    • May 13, 2016 3:44 am

      Here is a review from someone (not I, sir) who is clearly captivated by the work in question: http://www.dragonsfoot.org/forums/viewtopic.php?f=38&t=73761

      (Purely based on that review it sounds like the usual Zak output: decent, not as helpful with DM brain-freeze as you’d expect, terrible ‘unconventional’ ‘arty’ maps. That said, I am in need of a low level module with which to amuse some capering loons and I may grace the masses with an actual play review if I can be arsed.)

  188. Kent permalink
    May 12, 2016 3:02 pm

    Here is a question so let it be asked.

    Why is Game of Thrones so superior to Lord of the Rings ON SCREEN while clearly so inferior IN PRINT ?

    It is not the adult theme because there is no adult them in the LotR in print.

    • May 13, 2016 1:22 am

      Game of Thrones has a rambling, convoluted plot and an ensemble cast. This makes for doorstop sized pulp novels such as the American public enjoys, and overlong television series such as the American public also enjoys. It’s well suited to both media and so nothing of great significance was lost in the transition. (It helps that Martin was around to guide the adaptation directly.)

      The Lord of the Rings lost a lot of its erudition, style and charm in favour of scenery porn, dwarf-tossing japes and increasingly excessive stuntwork and CGI. The qualities which make it stand out as a novel are not well suited to blockbuster film territory and so a crude, accelerated pastiche was formed in which some of Tolkien’s dialogue and incident happened to be preserved. It had a great deal more to lose.

    • May 13, 2016 2:20 am

      Fellowship of the Ring (extended edition) is a superior fantasy movie, easily on par with the best GoT episodes. It is around Two towers that the Jacksonian rot starts seeping in, slowly dribbling down until it pools at the bottom, where Battle of the Five armies may be found.

      • May 13, 2016 2:42 am

        It’s definitely a slow process. The Rings trilogy has its moments of pure majesty, most of them involving Bernard Hill, John Hurt or Miranda Otto, and most of them being fairly direct attempts at visualising Tolkien’s text. Not for naught do I accuse Jackson, Walsh and Boyens (and later Serkis) of fanfiction.

      • Bigby's Affirmative Consent Lubed Fist permalink
        May 13, 2016 11:08 pm

        The one truly unforgivable sin of Jackson, Walsh and Boyens was taking one of Gandalf’s best lines, and giving it to fucking Wormtongue:

        But who knows what she spoke to the darkness, alone, in the bitter watches of the night, when all her life seemed shrinking, and the walls of her bower closing in about her, a hutch to trammel some wild thing in?’

        Why the fuck would Wormtongue even utter this?

        I’m convinced that Jackson really wanted to remake ‘Hawk the Slayer’, but knew that it would never get greenlit by a major studio.

  189. Kent permalink
    May 12, 2016 3:28 pm

    I am disappointed that my KENT SCALE OF INTELLIGENCE did generate more interest.

    I spent some time on it but did not enjoy any strong reaction to it.

    Let me summarize:

    Melan – Gabor Lux is the only interesting OSR personality. If you have not read his dragonsfoot campaign journals and are interested in AD&D then you are a fucking idiot.

    Next: geoffrey is very well read in the tiny niche that he wishes to be effective in. This is a strange phenomenon. Most RGP ‘writers’ like Zak Smith & Patrick Stuart & Noisms do not read even the best of fantasy fiction. Think about it —- Most RGP ‘writers’ like Zak Smith & Patrick Stuart & Noisms do not read ANYTHING worthwhile because they are NOT INTELLIGENT enough to read well.

    5/10 is what I would award an average reader who was disinterested in fantasy & SF. These are the best readers by the way.

    • Kent permalink
      May 12, 2016 3:41 pm

      Kent Intelligence Scale for Idiot Gamers
      ==============================
      1/100
      Bigby’s Affirmative Consent Lubed Fist
      1/10
      FEAR OF THE UNBLOWN
      2/10
      Arneson’s Spectre
      2/10
      Chris Roberts aka YDIS
      3/10
      James Raggi aka LotFP
      REPLY
      5/10
      Zak Smith
      5/10
      Geoffrey McKinney
      8/10
      Melan aka Gabor Lux
      3/10
      T. Foster
      3/10
      James Maliszewski
      2/10
      Bryce Lynch (atomic reviewer)
      4/10
      Scott Driver
      5/10
      Nagora
      5/10
      Noisms
      4/10
      Patrick Stuart aka false patrick
      3/10
      Kellri
      3/10
      Falconer
      1.314/10
      –typical Knights and Knaves member
      1.453/10
      –typical Odd74 member
      1.765/10
      –typical Dragonsfoot member

    • May 13, 2016 2:46 am

      Would you say Melan is at his best when reporting on his own DMing or chronicling that of others? I have found examples of both and am perusing.

    • Kent permalink
      May 13, 2016 3:17 am

      He kept to himself. I can’t remember him commenting on others. His campaign journals give the best insight into his game and are the only readable material in that form I have come across.

      You can find some of his pdfs here:
      http://fomalhaut.lfg.hu/2011/01/17/sword-and-magic/

      • Timotheus permalink
        May 13, 2016 7:26 am

        Melan was doing a new version of Tegel Manor for Necromancer Games in the mid-2000s, but it all went sideways when 4e was announced, and Bob Bledsaw Sr. passed and bad blood developed between Necro, and Bob Jr and Bob3. Word is that Bill from Necro tried to sell Melan’s manuscript to the Bledsaws, even though he was court-ordered to turn it over. So it has probably been trashed by the mercenary Frog Godlets.

        A real shame. Melan is a cool, thoughtful guy and would have brought some trippy coherence to TM. One of the only vaporware products from the 3.X era that i wish came into being.

      • Timotheus permalink
        May 13, 2016 7:54 am

        Here is a link to Melan’s discussing his work on Tegel, but it is broken and the Wayback Machine is not working fior me – maybe you guys can unfuck it up:

        http://fomalhaut.rpg4.me/2010/11/06/tegel-manor/

  190. Bigby's Affirmative Consent Lubed Fist permalink
    May 12, 2016 6:27 pm

    This is the point in the Kenstrual Cycle where Ireland’s Shame goes through mood swings… the next stage involves him bleeding out of his Kenthole for three days straight.

    • Timotheus permalink
      May 12, 2016 8:23 pm

      It should be pre-empted with DefKentistration.

      • Bigby's Affirmative Consent Lubed Fist permalink
        May 12, 2016 9:45 pm

        I don’t think throwing him out a window would harm him. The very earth would reject his unlovely form, and he’d end up hovering a few inches above the ground, like a flumph… well, with all of the stink, but none of the charm.

      • Timotheus permalink
        May 13, 2016 7:17 am

        I see. We definitely would not want that kind of KentFlumphle.

    • Kent permalink
      May 13, 2016 3:19 am

      One out of One Hundred

      • Bigby's Affirmative Consent Lubed Fist permalink
        May 13, 2016 10:59 pm

        That must be a real sick burn in the original Ascian, Loyal to the Poop of Seventeen.

  191. May 13, 2016 3:41 am

    http://www.dragonsfoot.org/forums/viewtopic.php?f=38&t=73792

    Emperor’s waffle iron! I thought my reviews were overlong and overdetailed, but I clearly have much to learn from this master of minutiae.

    • Timotheus permalink
      May 13, 2016 6:21 am

      Sterling example of blOwSRian cut-n-paste. Dude just published his own Tarnowskian retro-clone.

      • May 13, 2016 7:27 am

        Pundit’s review of AFF was actually good : precise, genuinely enthusiastic yet balanced, and of adequate length. Maybe his best post. There must be something about those green-spined fragments of our youth that brings out the best in everyone.

  192. Bigby's Affirmative Consent Lubed Fist permalink
    May 13, 2016 9:41 pm

    Heh, here’s Pundejo trying to drum up some support for the ‘Shite:

    https://www.blogger.com/comment.g?blogID=7913319789564397699&postID=805490256505728178

    “Calling all poonslayers!”

  193. FEAR OF THE UNBLOWN permalink
    May 14, 2016 6:50 am

    Here’s my Doing Gay Scale*, with 10 being The Most Gay (Fabulous!) and 0 being No Homo (Cis Hetero):

    100 – Kent
    10 – Ettin, Alexis of Tao
    9 – Greg Christopher, all other RPGNet mods, Benoist, Pope Jimmy
    8 – Zak S, Tarnowski/Pundit, Mjollnir (really a 10 but I want him to share a line with the Jews)
    7 – Kuntz, Mentzer, Any Gygax, Ward, Typical blOwSR Rank and File
    6 – Tenkar, GOPagan
    5 – Von (split the difference right down the middle)
    4 – James Raggi IV
    3 – Prince of Nothing
    2 – Arneson’s Spectre (he needed the money for medical school), Scott (ditto law school), FrogGode
    1 – YDIS (just to keep ’em guessing)
    0 – FEAR OF THE UNBLOWN, BACLF, Timotheus, CKDB
    -100 – Blooey

    *not that there’s anything wrong with that…

    • OA, BD permalink
      May 14, 2016 2:38 pm

      Oscar Anderson Likes this.

    • Bigby's Affirmative Consent Lubed Fist permalink
      May 14, 2016 5:56 pm

      I don’t know how gay FrogGode is, he may just be European.

      • May 15, 2016 12:09 am

        Straight human/human continental LOVE is REAL !

    • Kent permalink
      May 14, 2016 6:01 pm

      It looks as if you have placed me far away like some mysterious god (and women love a good mystery because they are irrational). On the the other hand you have bunched all the other fucks in tight pack together where they can rub up against each others butts.

      • FEAR OF THE UNBLOWN permalink
        May 14, 2016 7:23 pm

        That’s because YOU UGLY! And gay and ugly is the worst combination in the World of Gay, so you should probably off yourself tonight.

    • Timotheus permalink
      May 14, 2016 6:48 pm

      I am heartened that my affinity for male raptors does not affect my status as a hetero’s hetero.

      • Bigby's Affirmative Consent Lubed Fist permalink
        May 14, 2016 7:57 pm

        Tingle’s Law

    • May 14, 2016 10:17 pm

      Why am I the exact median for gayness? Is this all because I said some not-entirely-hateful things about Zak’s book, or is it all the Vampire*?

      * – a game more likely to attract women in corsets and therefore, if I understand these things correctly, less gay than spending your Sunday afternoons in a room full of other men?

    • May 15, 2016 7:22 am

      I’m glad I managed to narrowly defeat James Raggi in the struggle for hetrosexuality but I will concede I am far too pretty to ever score a 1.

  194. May 14, 2016 9:11 am

    To all our backers,

    My name is Benoist Poire, and I am Ernest Gary Gygax Jr.’s partner on the Marmoreal Tomb Campaign Starter project. I am posting this update for all of you who are not able to follow us on social media, most notably on the Hobby Shop Dungeon Facebook Group.

    A short time after the last update for the campaign, Ernest’s health took a turn for the worse, starting with sharp anxiety, suicidal thoughts, etc. At first we thought this might have been some side effects of the medicines Ernest was taking, and Ernest underwent a series of tests. His mood slightly improved, but then it was found that he suffered from dehydration and low sodium. He was hospitalized for a while.

    The situation was serious. If Ernest didn’t make some serious changes to his life style, the consequences could be dire, up to the ultimate price: his life. Very courageously, Ernest faced the music and was very open about it all with his friends and the gaming community. He has been making the changes necessary for him to live. This is an ongoing fight that requires medical treatment and following, with the associated costs this supposes.

    It was obviously out of the question to touch the funds of this Kickstarter to do any of this, and they have not been. Ernest’s brother, Luke Gygax, has set up a Trust fund for those who would like to help Ernest with the financial costs tied to his recovery. It is all done as of this moment through a PayPal account linked to the email address ernestgarygygaxjr@gmail.com — don’t hesitate to send whatever donation you can spare, if you are so willing.

    Now Ernest is at home recovering. He is suffering from his joints, but has lost some weight already and generally feels much more alive than he had been these past few months. He’s changed his diet and drinking habits (talked about it extensively on facebook, and feel that as our backers he would want you all to know the type of fight he is facing), and it seems so far to have been consistent and for the better.

    In the meantime, while Ernest was unavailable, I switched gears on the project to concentrate on what I could do to push the project forward without my creative partner. I refocused on the maps of the expansions for the Marmoreal Tomb, and designed the GP version of the old Outdoors map board that was once advised for use with the original game of 1974. This map is now done, and you can see it here:

    That will be all for now.

    • John Videll permalink
      May 14, 2016 9:14 am

      I understand that Ernest has been having health issues, and I sympathize with that, but it has been 9 months already but at this time I wish to withdraw support for this project and have my funds returned to me. Please let me know how I can go about have this request fulfilled. Thank you.

    • May 14, 2016 5:18 pm

      April 8 2016

      A quick update while I await my connecting flight home. Packages will finally start going out tomorrow morning! I expect the first wave to take a few weeks and finish just in time for boxes to arrive. Might be some crossover; some will only receive a single package. Thanks Bill

      Edited. Darn autocorrect phone!

      • Celestian, gay dupe permalink
        May 14, 2016 5:21 pm

        May 2 2016

        I received “part” of the boxset today. At least I think it’s part of it because it didn’t have a box other than what it shipped in. I’m also confused by the booklet numbers as it seems one is missing and I got 2 of the other.
        Here is what I received.

        CA0.5 (two of these)
        CA3.0
        CA5.0
        Note pad.

      • Bill Barsh Creator permalink
        May 14, 2016 5:24 pm

        May 3 2016

        I’ll post a complete list in an update tonight ( or later today if I can get to my laptop). Also, celestian has a good point and all shipments will come with a packing list of entire project.
        There are none books in the base set.

    • Sykirobme permalink
      May 16, 2016 9:07 am

      It takes great courage to put that bag of Cheetos down. And giving up the Ho-Hos, good god, giving up the Ho-Hos…

  195. Kent permalink
    May 14, 2016 7:30 pm

    The Raven 1963 – Roger Corman is out on Bluray. Goofy and yet Vancian wizard fight fight fight, zero horror. Vincent Price – Peter Lorre – Boris Karlof – and eh … Jack Nicholson.

    This is much more fun than Witchfinder General, not as good as Masque of the Red Death.

  196. Kent permalink
    May 14, 2016 7:35 pm

    Joe Rogan is dumb as fuck, as dumb as fuuhaaauuuhUK as fuuuuuuuuuuk as fufufufuufufuk

    Joe Rogan from 1hr 02min

  197. Bigby's Affirmative Consent Lubed Fist permalink
    May 14, 2016 8:15 pm

    I’ve been reading that article on game pricing with great interest, because I am about to publish a new roleplaying game… A month ago, Kent’s Rectum sent me a PM (not a BM, mind you) at the Chuck Tingle Fan Forum, requesting that I read over an RPG manuscript that it had shitten, I mean written. In this RPG, titled Pricks and Prolapses, players take on the roles of abused colons which are trying to escape from their perverse masters.

    Task resolution relies on an innovated ‘deuce drop’ mechanic, inspired by Zakina’s ‘Vornheim’ tables, using percentiles. It’s only a semi-random mechanic, as players’ diet and backdoor proclivities can influence results. The ‘tens’ digit is determined by where the shit hits the playing surface, while the ‘ones’ digit is determined using the Bristol stool scale (oddly enough, there are no results over seven, but one can’t expect arithmetical consistency from the rectum of an innumerate ‘mathematician’).

    I don’t know if Kent’s Rectum’s game has any potential as a mass-market product, though Brown Wolf and Colostomy House have inquired about licensing for turd party supplements, or if this game will be just another fantasy heartbreaker assbuster. At any rate, Kent’s Rectum didn’t plagiarize the smell, I mean spell, lists from any ‘Old Stool’ authors.

    • May 14, 2016 9:56 pm

      You should talk to those hacks who Hoarded my Bottom about doing a conversion for demonstration purposes.

      • Bigby's Affirmative Consent Lubed Fist permalink
        May 15, 2016 4:29 pm

        Hoarded your Bottom? Do you need us to alert the authorities?

      • May 16, 2016 6:34 am

        The damage is done, old boy. My Bottom is now and forever more a whimsical dungeon crawl with anime tropes – much to my chagrin, of course.

      • Bigby's Affirmative Consent Lubed Fist permalink
        May 18, 2016 7:04 pm

        Anime tropes, eh? Having bishōnen with oversized weapons adventuring in your Bottom might explain your 5 out of 10 on FotU’s gayness scale.

      • May 18, 2016 11:00 pm

        I didn’t ASK for them to be there. I thought we’d established that my Bottom was being used without consent…

      • Bigby's Affirmative Consent Lubed Fist permalink
        May 18, 2016 11:35 pm

        RELEVANT

      • May 18, 2016 11:44 pm

        It seems there is a Tingle for every trouble one might encounter…

    • Timotheus permalink
      May 15, 2016 5:30 am

      While it sounds like a standard cecum-crawl, still unconvinced about player agency. Not surprised at all that Vox Gay wants Colostomy House to get in on the action.

    • May 15, 2016 7:43 am

      Very exciting. The Deuces High series has been a huge influence on my gaming and it is good to finally see it get a well-deserved retroclone. I trust that you will use the well-regarded anal-integrity rules from the 2nd edition as opposed to the ambitious but ultimately very cubersome optional rules from the later Deep Carbon Penetration supplement. I had to tank my Asseaters of PyongYang campaign after several bad dice rolls and a truck of expired chinese food resulted in what is best described as Total Rectal Reversal for the entire team.

      • Bigby's Affirmative Consent Lubed Fist permalink
        May 15, 2016 4:36 pm

        That Asseaters of Pyongyang campaign was the shit! Who could have thought that Martin Ssempa’s character would attempt to assassinate Kent Jong Un by feeding him that arsenic-laced poo poo? Kent Jong Un was lucky he had a double specialization in coprophagy.

        I hear that John C. Wright is going to write a novel based on the campaign journals, and that Uwe Boll has been tapped to direct the film.

      • May 16, 2016 5:11 am

        I’d be okay with that. All Wright would have to do is identify as a transblack muslim druid, team up with Tingle and before you know it AoP: Extra Fiber would make it to the top of the recommended works list from Rabid Puppies and Hugo-ites alike. The movie would be directed by Adam Sandler and Michael Bay of course, no other directors have managed to capture the essence of taking a huge dump on an audience quite so well.

    • May 15, 2016 10:29 am

      Not sure about Colostomy House : their last Bundle of Holding was kind of a mixed bag.

      • Bigby's Affirmative Consent Lubed Fist permalink
        May 15, 2016 4:37 pm

        They released it in the late summer, when maize is a major component of the American diet.

  198. Bigby's Affirmative Consent Lubed Fist permalink
    May 15, 2016 7:55 pm

    Heh, found a real winner lurking in Tenkar’s blogroll. Check it out, he has a ‘gamergate’ Confederate flag logo and seems to be a ‘Colostomy House’ contributor:

    https://cirsova.wordpress.com/

    Oh, Tenkar, tell us how you are making the world safe for female gamers.

    • Timotheus permalink
      May 16, 2016 7:07 am

      Damn, I saw a review of that Cirsova mag #1 at Black Gate, it looked pretty good. I am a bit ambivalent about gamergate (both sides are shit heads, though no question the ggers targeted women while running away from men), but this kid does seem to be a Vox Gay disciple, so fuck him. Let him eat shit.

    • May 16, 2016 2:38 pm

      Eh…seems harsh to me. I’m not on one line with Wright (a tad too moderate and humble) but Null A Continuum was good even before the gov heroin, and Ender’s Gate (Not Mormon enough) is a terrific read.

      Sarkeesian and Quinn (both verifiably awful people) standing before the UN and giving a lecture on the evils of online harassment to representatives of countries with civil wars, ethnic cleansings, corporate exploitation bordering on slavery, actual slavery, and gay murdering takes some bad ass white privelege though.

      • May 16, 2016 4:39 pm

        Null A and Ender are fundamentally derivative works, of course, since it seems my ally and former colleague was paying careful homage to the vision of a $cientologist and latent pedophile, respectively. But whatever spins your beanie, I suppose.On the other hand I am famous for my own 100% original output, as the latest interview I asked to give reveals. Pay no attention to the hidden joke in the link name.

        http://appendixnhappymeal.blogspot.com/2016/05/kasimir-urbanski-john-tarnowski-aka-rpg.html

      • May 16, 2016 5:26 pm

        Ender’s Game is an extremely well-paced, absorbing work that manages to pull of its central concept with admirable brevity. Continuum took the bizarre plot-twist and revisionist/retroactive plottwist of Null-a and the universe building of Players of null-a and expanded on both of them. I have seldom read a better sequel by another author.

        Paying attention to what people do in their personal lives when they write elfbooks or space-elfbooks is stupid. I’d have to give up Lovecraft and start my crippling meth-addiction and write about how elfgames make people hate mexicans by using orcs as a standin or how we have to remove lovecrafts bust so we can instead nominate a less talented and observably less relevant PoC author or whatever. No one cares.

      • Timotheus permalink
        May 17, 2016 7:25 am

        In general the author’s views are irrelevant to the work, but there are some specific examples that are relevant. Ayn Rand makes more sense when you understand she is trying to make moral indifference a moral imperative, and the Colostomy House’s attempts to destroy the Hugos because Teddy never won one is obviously relevant to what they produce/slate-nominate. (I am sympathetic to the stated goals, rather than the actual goals, of the Sad Puppies, in getting more action and science and away from the identity politics sf, but their true goals were to get conservative and libertarian writers some awards – which is not the same thing).

        As far as Sarsleezian and Quinn, I agree about their tone deaf narcissism, but how does that relate to this subdiscussion? Just the standard right wing inability to NOT attack women they hate, or is there some obvious connection to Colostomy House I am missing?

      • May 18, 2016 2:15 am

        T’was in response to a gamergate reference noble sir.

        I think Beale’s grudgematch goes deeper then some envy at one of Scalzi’s nine bazillion hugo’s. There is clear motivation from his conflicts with the SWFA board, but from a broader perspective this is simply yet another battleground in the giant cultural war (everyone vs creepo sjws) that is the sign of our times.

        I’m a Sad puppies sympathizer. It’s fair to state that the bulk of the authors on the initial ballot was on the right side of the spectrum, there was a clear motive, but the backlash and shitstorm that ensued kind of made the point the Hugos are sort of fucked (Blindsight is however, a pre-HUGO Delenda Est nominated novel that is worth one’s time). Political correctness makes for terrible art.

        This shit is not going away any time soon man. Lean back, enjoy. And good hunting to you.

      • Timotheus permalink
        May 18, 2016 7:02 am

        The cultural war…maybe this is true and there really is a cultural war, but the people who talk about it the most (Vox, Pundejo, and their ilk, and I guess the Sarkesians but I don’t hear them as much as others) are the ones who don’t just drone on about it but they actually love it and are defined by it. I just don’t see it, but then people read so much into everything that happens (“It’s the SJWs!” “This is because I’m black!”) and are ideologically unequipped to perceive things as they are. People like that want to drag everyone down to their level, rather than rise to something better (I can’t believe I’m actually typing this on YDIS), and people are too willing to follow. I usually dismiss these kooks, but given their growing followers it is difficult. And i fully admit that I may be a bit naive here in dismissing this cultural war bs.

        The most instructive post I saw on the Puppies came from one of the guys who was nominated by them last year. He did a blog post afterwards that I thought was pretty level-headed, and described the crushing disapointment of losing out to a crowd-sourced No Award. But he made it clear what the real motivation behind the puppies was (political, rather than the nature or quality of the stories) when he said, “I signed up for the Sad Puppy list because I was told it was about getting representation for conservative and libertarian leaning storytellers in the Hugo nomination process.”

        https://madgeniusclub.com/2015/08/30/guest-post-by-ken-burnside/

        Rock on, dude.

      • May 18, 2016 7:44 am

        Perhaps it is more noticable in Europe where the politically and culturally dominant “Left” (similar but different from the American concept) has been under considerable fire from a newly risen euroskeptic/nationalist/right-wing populist bloc after various migrant related kurfuffles and giant gaping holes in the narrative with no doubt very interesting if unfortunately disasterous consequences, but the more Internet-centric dimension is so fascinating because it concerns seemingly trivial cultural products like gaming or comic-books. A war for not for bodies but for souls, for the moral highground if you will (or, depending on your point of view, the right to exist at all).

        Counter-argument on noticeability; For all the sleeziness and grime that enfolds Clinton like a thick cloak there is no way the outcome of a Trump v Hilary grudge match would have been in doubt so much as 8 years ago. The republican establishment itself is confronted with its obsolence. The liberal/progressive split is also becoming more pronounced.
        It is going to be interesting to see who gets to write the “history” of the coming years.

        Enough talking about srs buisness. I am considering a hateread of wundergeek but I am wondering if the chuckles (snarling wolf-howl Jeff Goldbloom chuckles) are worth the brain damage.

      • Timotheus permalink
        May 18, 2016 9:36 am

        Man, wundergeek just makes me feel dirty reading it, like Pundejo.

        And surely there was admiration and reverence in your typing voice when you mentioned Jeff Goldblum.

      • Roger the Rogerian SelfRogeringen Cabinboy permalink
        May 22, 2016 4:35 am

        I love the butthurt “themal dynamicisist”‘s line of argument:

        (a) It is wrong to nominate/vote for works you haven’t read.
        (b) It wasn’t very nice to to slate nominations (which did involve nominating things you haven’t read, wholesale)

        (c) However, the not-so-very-nice people who decided to nominate terrible shit that they hadn’t read(like the god-awful-pile-of-neckbeard-cumstained-colon-wall-scraping-excrement that Burnside published under the title Hot Equations), no somehow, has the magical ability to dictate to EVERYBODY else what they HAVE TO READ (without themselves having bothered to suffer it themselves) otherwise people voting “No Award” in categories were a bunch of morons who believe that all SciFi must be recreations of fucking world war 2 …IN SPACE! managed to ruin it for everybody, are somehow BAD PEOPLE? Fuck that shit.

        And then the fuck try to fucking justify it in terms of… “I needed the publicity and get some readers.” Fucking idiot! Glad to see that the OSR is not alone in its complete lack of self-awareness.

        I hope I fucking die before I eke out a living translating the pop-science of yesteryear into terrible military SciFi games.

  199. Bigby's Affirmative Consent Lubed Fist permalink
    May 15, 2016 8:04 pm

    Meanwhile, Chuck Tingle drops a bus, a Vampire Night Bus, on Vox Day…

    http://www.dailydot.com/lol/chuck-tingle-trolling-hugo-zoe-quinn-genius/

    I don’t necessarily dig Chuck’s naïf web-persona- his fiction is too ‘meta’ to make it convincing- but Chuck is pretty damn sly.

  200. Timotheus permalink
    May 16, 2016 7:56 am

    Looks like Tarnowski’s desperate trolling of blog comments for people to join the ‘Shite has borns quality fruit.

    Here is a lad who has started a number of thread in Pundejo’s own forum, and which John has had to close. I introduce you to…Cruesader!

    http://www.therpgsite.com/showthread.php?34479-The-Merits-of-gatekeeping-cred-checking-and-shunning

    This one (or one of the others he closed, can’t remember) even got yet another “I saved D&D, what have you done?” proclamation from Pundejo.

    • Sykirobme permalink
      May 16, 2016 9:01 am

      Damn, no post from merc.

    • May 16, 2016 10:42 am

      “Soon, someone I willingly describe as a tasteless bastard (pejorative terms, lest we forget) has gotten his act together and behaved like a more decent human being because he’s trying to impress a woman. This is how things are supposed to be, of course, people are supposed to make and sustain efforts to change or at least display change in order to sustain relationships and have kids and raise them right and maybe even execute some change in themselves, improving in some way as people, but for the sake of the Purity of the Hobby I want you to wallow in your own filth and pedantry for the rest of your live-long days. May you stay forever Unblown.”

      That’s what I’m supposed to take away from this, yeah?

      • May 16, 2016 11:58 pm

        What the piss and hiccups is that middle sentence all about? I’m sorry chaps, that’s bad form. I don’t even have the tenuous excuse of alcohol for that one.

      • May 17, 2016 6:07 am

        “The will of the group of seventeen was the will of everyone.
        The people meeting in counsel may judge, but no one is to receive more than a hundred blows. How are the hands nourished? By the blood. How does the blood reach the hands? By the veins. If the veins are closed, the hands will rot away. Where the Group of Seventeen sit, there final justice is done.”

      • May 17, 2016 8:15 am

        You see, that was competently done. What was I on about? What was going on between the cold potato I call my brain and the tips of my fingers on the keyboard that night?

  201. Cirsova permalink
    May 17, 2016 7:49 am

    A Brief Summary of the Tingling

    Posted by Cirsova on May 11, 2016
    Vox Day & Rabid Puppies say “Let’s Nominate Chuck Tingle for the lulz!”
    Chuck Tingle gets nominated, proceeds to be awesome and hilarious, even in the face of pressure from anti-puppies that he withdraw because he’s ruining the Hugos by being there.
    Puppies and Puppy Adjacents say “Chuck Tingle is awesome, let’s get him a Hugo!”
    Chuck Tingle posts jokes about Vox Day and announces Zoe Quinn will accept the award for him.
    Many of the people previously saying Tingle should withdraw because he’s ruining the Hugos say “Let’s get Chuck Tingle a Hugo; that’ll show Vox Day, the Puppies and Gamergate!”
    Puppies and Puppy Adjacents – “We’re okay with this!”

    Love is Real

    For some reason, I don’t think giving Space Raptor Butt Invasion—a work that wouldn’t even be on the ballot if it were not for Vox Day—a Hugo is going to teach Vox Day a lesson.

    We win again!

    • May 17, 2016 8:54 am

      Can we not just fire all of these tosspots into the sun?

      The GamerGate storm in a teacup has been tiresome from the start. Gamers are rotten to each other; media pundits see the chance for quick dollars and column inches; ideologues entrench and start belching.

      I can’t believe that good reviews for mental illness simulators and gameable award ceremonies are worth all this tizzwazz.

      • Bigby's Affirmative Consent Lubed Fist permalink
        May 18, 2016 7:13 pm

        The real joke is the bit about ‘ethics in gaming journalism’- ever since the beginning, gaming publications have been house organs grinding out biased reviews of new releases. Now, won’t somebody please buy some product?

        Alternate take (say it with me, because you know what’s coming): THE SPICE MUST FLOW!

      • May 18, 2016 11:03 pm

        “Congratulations guys, you have a sex scandal AND juicy juicy nepotism AND corporate puppetry! Gaming is finally a real art form!”

        The real joke for me is all these allegedly heterosexual manchildren who are determined to shoo away women who are into the same stuff they are, and in some cases are demonstrably into boffing nerdy blokes. Seldom have I seen such determination to scare off potential mates. The species is doomed, I tells ye!

  202. Mikala Williams permalink
    May 17, 2016 8:30 am

    By framing that as “Bloo Lives Matter,” it normalizes and naturalizes violence against people of color in this country. And that is not okay. That is in no way okay.

  203. Wundergeek permalink
    May 17, 2016 9:37 am

    That’s right, folks. There are 13 female IIFPs and only 12 men. This means there are MORE WOMEN THAN MEN, and that is a HUGE FUCKING DEAL, because that is a HUGE amount of change in a really short period of time. To prove it, let’s look at the numbers:
    This year’s lineup is 52% female! (13 out of 25)
    Just five years ago, the lineup was a meager 6.25% female (1 out of 16)
    The current number of female IIFPs has more than tripled in only two years. In 2014, there were only 4 out of 25 (16%)!
    That said, while gender parity has been achieved, there’s still some progress to be made on other fronts. While there is increased representation of LGBT people, the lineup is still pretty darn white. Even so, the current lineup is a lot less cishet and is less white than in years past, which is encouraging. To quote Jessica Price, an IIFP and developer at Paizo:
    Does this magically fix all of tabletop gaming’s misogyny problems? No. But women being recognized as gaming authorities, our work being highlighted, our input being sought, and just our presence in equal numbers with men helps
    And importantly, this lineup is much more reflective of the diversity of activity within the gaming industry as a whole. In years past, in order to get selected you pretty much had to be a cishet white dude working for a mainstream company on trad tabletop games. But this year’s lineup includes a wide swath of thought-leadership in the hobby, including tabletop publishers, LARP designers, event organizers, activists, critics, podcasters, academics, and community managers. Which is EXCITING! I can’t wait to see what sort of discussion comes out of this year’s panels!

    • Arneson's Spectre permalink
      May 17, 2016 4:42 pm

      Well then, all I can say is I am glad THIS is happening:

      • FEAR OF THE UNBLOWN permalink
        May 17, 2016 4:45 pm

        I hope there’s a POONSLAYER Class!

    • Let me tell you about my character permalink
      May 17, 2016 9:08 pm

      Gencon will also be expanding their Rope Bondage Class offerings to 24 classes this year. The expanded schedule includes both beginner and advanced workshops, with or without 30 feet of colored bondage rope included. Plus now for the first time you can choose between either child or 18-years-and-up formats.