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February 10, 2019

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  1. February 10, 2019 11:13 pm

    HE GAVE THE GO AHEAD
    https://imgur.com/a/7GqzE0a
    PIRATE EVERYTHING

  2. night arrant permalink
    February 10, 2019 11:56 pm

    he lives for this shit. crazy.

  3. February 11, 2019 3:20 am

    Whoa.

    Probably obvious in retrospect but seeing as Zak’s detractors and Zak deserve each other, it is still mildly jarring to see either side proven right.

  4. February 11, 2019 7:14 am

    Zak’s followers are now like Thulsa Doom’s hippies, casting their torches into the pool and shuffling off into an uncertain future.

  5. Aos permalink
    February 11, 2019 7:26 am

    Good work ydis.

    • February 11, 2019 8:40 am

      Wasn’t me, just happened to catch it before it got reverted.

      • Aos permalink
        February 11, 2019 8:49 am

        Just posting about it was good work. The blogshpere is pretty quiet about this- as everyone tries to figure out how to spin their way out of assocaition with him.

  6. February 11, 2019 7:46 am

    Please feel free to share this widely, on
    any platform you have.

    Dear Zak Smith, aka Zak Sabbath

    I know posting anything about you or this publicly will get me labeled “angry”, “crazy” or a “liar”. Despite that, I still need to speak. As a warning, there will be potentially triggering descriptions of abuse, violence and sexual assault to follow.

    What I want to convey is my grief. And my shame. There is so much of it. I think when women come forward to talk about their abusers people strip them of their grief. And I am not okay. And I should be angry but I can’t be because the shame is too great. Because the abuse had me taking responsibility for everything and it’s very difficult to stop that after all these years. Everything was always my fault, the problem was me–but it wasn’t.

    Eleven years is a long time. I was twenty one when we met in person the first time, and a month later, 22 when I moved in with you. It’s difficult to organize my thoughts about everything that happened, everything that went wrong over a decade.The abuse came in cycles where there were times you seemed to idolize me (in hindsight there was a twisted, sexist, infantilizing angle to the “idolizing” because it was always about my body and not me as a person). There were other times when you tore me down, made lectures that went in circles of manipulation, or fits of rage where you’d scream that I was useless and worthless and slam doors or throw things at the walls. You tore me down to manipulate me, and to get your way.

    As time went on you learned you could threaten me in various ways. Killing me if I ever got pregnant and didn’t have an abortion started as a joke but you repeated it so frequently it was clearly a warning. Kick me out if I didn’t want to have as much sex, or lesser reasons.

    When we would go out, you would rate the women you were watching, making sure I could hear it. You would see a woman and comment that she was attractive, until you saw she had “small” breasts. Then you would say to me “why do they even make them like that? What’s the point?” As though I automatically would agree with you about a woman’s worth being dictated by the size of her breasts. And how was that supposed to make me feel about myself? You would know that I would not want to start an argument on a nice evening out–finally I was feeling well enough to be out with you and I would ruin it? No. Even in the face of rude or disgusting comments about other women I would stay silent.

    I am ashamed. I was often silent because I wanted to keep the peace. To keep you happy. You see, I did know how to make you happy. I am ashamed I did it because I rationalized that was love. You pressured me to find and groom other women sexually. As I grew sicker, and my physical limitations grew, you were more concerned with your own needs than my illness. Eventually, even, you took my doing this for you, and me, for granted.

    I saw you mistreat women we were with together, and again I was silent. I choose you over them and I am deeply ashamed. And when it was me who was being mistreated I often didn’t even register it as such because the first time it happened was so traumatic. You told me I wasn’t allowed to stop or say no to sex or fooling around if we’d already initiated it.

    I was young and this was during the first few weeks we lived together and no one had ever taught me about consent. You were extraordinarily angry I had stopped, your hands were clenched into fists and they were shaking. I was programmed to accept it, and you always just kept telling me you loved me even if your behaviour never really proved it.

    Then you started with the online gaming arguments nonsense, and that put a real crack in our bond. In the beginning I felt genuinely protective of you, my provider, and of course that was my very strong trauma bond. I didn’t know better, and I just thought I was caring for the person I loved. Callously, you exposed me to death and rape threats and you then never took the distress this caused me seriously, you were in no way sympathetic to the very real stress these disagreements caused. You enjoyed it. And you gloated over the harm you caused other people. (It was extremely unattractive.) You just used those threats we received as an excuse, used me and my marginalized identities as shields in your continuing misbehaviour online.

    That Tumblr post defending you was posted in my name, but you were the one who wrote it. The long one you always referred people to. I feel more shame that I let you use my name, my identity in that way. I feel shame that when people noticed it probably wasn’t written by me, we called them sexist. After that Tumblr post I told you I was done being involved in any of your arguments online. You really didn’t like that. You forever afterwards accused me of “never saying anything” when you were dealing with the shit you’d stirred up.

    I am so ashamed you let me get dragged into your awful trolling behaviour. One time you had a screaming/throwing fit at me (“useless,” “worthless,” “no one cares about me”) because I didn’t want to retweet something to a big gaming company you were mad at. This was all abuse. That you continue to behave so badly online disgusts me, and I am ashamed that I helped you to hurt or damage others online. I am sorry that I have contributed to the abuse, and I am ashamed that your abuse pushed me to think that it was okay to do.

    This behavior is what created the cracks in the narcissistic façade that you built up for me. Seeing the behavior that you normally directed towards me being directed towards others started to open my eyes towards what you were doing to me.

    It was then that I slowly began to reassess how you treated me. This process started very slowly as I was extremely ill. And needed to focus on my health and I couldn’t shake my life up too dramatically.

    Over the next two or three years my faith and trust in you completely failed. You let me down over and over. And I came to terms with the fact that I had been a trophy wife all along, an object that was owned, not a respected or loved partner. Towards the end you weren’t even trying to keep that mask you wore in the beginning on you were just straight up cruel and cold and abusive and there were no reprieves of loving or sweet acts, it was all gaslighting and narcissism gone unchecked. And there was a lot of my grief and shame at that time. Because I tried so hard to make it work anyway.

    I thought if I loved harder, if I loved more I could save us but it was futile because you were already done with someone who wasn’t spending all their energy on living to please you as I’d formerly done.
    I’ve grown up. I want to live my life for me. My values and morales don’t align with yours–I’m ashamed I was complicit in your misogyny and supportive of your online abuse (whatever my reasons).

    I only began to register the pain and damage done to me by this relationship in the last year we were together and in the year and half since I’ve left. I have PTSD. I am doing my best to focus on healing, and since leaving both my mental and physical health have improved. I’m not okay yet, but I am improved. People can see the difference in photos. Rebuilding a life after a decade of trauma takes time but I will get there.

    After this I am including statements about Zak from Jennifer, a long time friend and lover of Zak’s and mine and Hannah who was also involved with us and lived with us briefly. Jennifer was spending time with Zak before Zak and I met, and Hannah was assaulted by Zak.

    CW description of sexual assualt

    Jennifer’s post was originally posted to her facebook and she’s given me permission to reshare it here:

    Hey guys, this is a heads up for anyone who is friends with Zak Smith or likes his page. This is somewhat out of the blue but he’s been posting more in the past year or so and I keep seeing some of you interact with him or just liking his posts, and thinking: You wouldn’t be doing that if you knew him better.

    To get to the point: While he comes across as a fun person who is super cool with everything and leads such a compelling and interesting life, and I considered him a good friend for a significant amount of time, he’s also someone who has habitually abused and assaulted women. He talks negatively about them when they’re not around, and also says really degrading things to their faces. He will aggressively pursue sex and rely on the fact that most women are hesitant to reject a man in a quasi-sexual situation due to safety concerns and social conditioning. Especially when he has presented himself as caring and trustworthy. But I’ve also seen him physically take women and start fucking them, ignoring their lack of enthusiasm or freeze of shock. He will navigate kink spaces and take someone’s presence there, of general involvement in bdsm as implied consent to assualt them. And he is fully aware of what he does, he has described a sexual encounter to me as, I quote, “raping a 12-year-old”. The person in question was not underage, but so massively uncomfortable that this was his most apt description. It didn’t make him stop.

    He’s really good at being so blasé about everthing that you doubt what happened or compartmentalize it, then move on. He’s also good at talking the talk and walking the walk of being the progressive liberal artist and author who is just so open about having done porn and living his sexuality uninhibited by social norms or whatever. He can be pretty manipulative and resorts to gaslighting.

    This post might seem unnecessary at best, and like slander at worst. Especially considering I haven’t even personally seen him since god knows when. It’s based on my own experiences with him, some dating as far back as 2005, and the fact that almost every mutual female friend has similar experiences, up to this day. Ultimately I’ve seen him do so much fucked up shit that when I hear anything by another woman I immediately believe them without a shadow of a doubt. And yes, I’m ashamed I didn’t speak up sooner. Often things only start falling into place after time passes and you see things for what they are, and when they are confirmed by others who have had similar experiences. By the time I really fully grasped the magnitude, being vocal would have meant intruding on and hurting people who didn’t deserve it, with little discernable good to come out of it.

    Basically if you know me and trust me, believe me and maybe reconsider your support of him and his art. Besides that I’m not asking you to do anything. And I don’t benefit from any sort of outcome in any way.

    I’m posting this to a curated audience; if you see this I trust you to at least not create drama. If you don’t believe me, I guess just ignore this post? Although I’d prefer if you removed yourself from my list then too. I don’t want this to reach him because I don’t want to deal with the fallout. I want people to know this to make a better informed decision about who they associate with. The last I heard of him was a few months ago, after he saw that a friend had confided in me about him, and he slid into my inbox with some disingenious bullshit about how sad he was about that situation, trying to influence my opinion. I ignored it. If something like that happens again I will obviously know that someone on this list blabbed and will pretty much delete and block anyone it could have been. Please don’t make me deal with all that trouble. Thank you.

    And here is Hannah’s account:

    Back when I first knew them, I lauded Manda and Zak as a perfect couple. I would see them only once every few years, and when I was with them, they seemed happy. It wasn’t until I was with them for an extended period of time that I thought things seemed off. I used to take Zak’s general demeanor towards women as joking. Eg, “if I talk to my girlfriend and her friend about their feelings, will I get a threesome out of it?” But now I think that’s how Zak actually feels. At first when I kept hearing him say the phrase “chin up” to Manda, I thought he was just telling her to stay positive, but in actuality he didn’t like it when she had a tiny double chin when looking down. (Like all humans at that angle.) He also told her things like “You don’t need glasses, its more important for you to be pretty than it is to see” and “If you can’t even have sex, what good are you?” It was not a joke. For a long time I tried to see the good in him, and hoped that he would change his behaviours once Manda confronted him about them, but he didn’t seem to understand that he had done anything wrong. She told him she felt more like a doll than a human, outlined what things had upset her, and wanted to work towards a better relationship. He acted ignorant about things he had said or done, and then threatened people when anyone talked about him. (Which is why I was afraid to write this for a long time. I still am.) There was also a strange incident when we were first hanging out together during which he asked if I was into kinky stuff, to which I replied yes. He proceeded to slap me and choke me against a wall, in public. Now, in a bedroom setting, with clear boundaries and consent, it would have been fine, but out of the blue and in public, it was not okay at all. Years later, I mentioned this to a mutual friend as something that made my uncomfortable, and when Zak found out he made a half-hearted apology attempt. I don’t think he actually felt bad, I think he just didn’t want me to tell anyone else. I tried to stay friends with both of them for a little while, but after hearing more about what he said/did to Manda, I couldn’t keep him in my life anymore. She is one of my best friends and one of the sweetest people I know. I don’t understand people who say they “can’t take sides” on something like this.

  7. Playa Hater's Handbook permalink
    February 11, 2019 8:47 am

    BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

  8. Lamentations of Gary Gygax’s Ghost permalink
    February 11, 2019 8:53 am

    Well, at least we can rest assured his Patrepn will keep chugging along and keeping Zpastic in copious amounts of crank to fuel his flailing at fighting this ‘harassment’ from a known ‘liar’.

  9. Drake Tungsten permalink
    February 11, 2019 9:51 am

    Wait, you mean to tell me that druggie porn actors aren’t cool role models and are actually mentally disturbed assholes? I’m shocked.

  10. Hehaw permalink
    February 11, 2019 10:40 am

    Finally, the chickens have come home to the coop.

  11. Franky Panky permalink
    February 11, 2019 11:33 am

    Zak/Langouste now? Does he have one of those weird boiled alive fetishes? If so, he may be about to live it out.

    The rats are deserting him… Here’s dear old Witchy-poo ximself, Tammy S. Brannon, “Damn. I am sorry this happened and it does take a lot of strength to come forward like this. I believe you and your friends. I am also sorry for the support I have given Zak in the past.”

    It does appear that all of the OSR *luminaries* have come out in to ‘signal’ their support, even the treacherous Fair Jessica. “I believe you. Oh, and if you need help getting through the torrent of abuse that’s inevitably going to come your way for going public with this, I have people who can help.”

    A nice little bonfire to keep all warm this winter. Who’s bringing the marshmallows? I can bring some Day Olds.

  12. Bigby's Affirmative Consent Lubed Fist permalink
    February 11, 2019 11:41 am

    Joke Woke Bloke

  13. Bigby's Affirmative Consent Lubed Fist permalink
    February 11, 2019 11:51 am

    StuPat weighs in:

    Here’s me putting together a history of his dealings with RPG.NET and other culture war issues. RPG.NET didn’t like that, I think because it made them look crazy

    No, dumbass, it made you look crazy. You were trying to gaslight people who knew Zak’s true nature better than you did.

    • February 11, 2019 2:49 pm

      I think StuPat and everyone else that associated with Zak knew EXACTLY what kind of person he is. They just didn’t want to say anything because it was to their benefit. They’re only coming out now and disavowing him because it’s fashionable, there’s nothing to gain by associating with him anymore. If Mandy hadn’t stepped up? It’d be business as usual.

      • Bigby's Affirmative Consent Lubed Fist permalink
        February 11, 2019 3:39 pm

        I said it before, and I’ll say it again: THE SPICE MUST FLOW!

      • Fake Woke White Wolf permalink
        February 12, 2019 12:51 am

        Correct on all fronts.

  14. Lamentations of Gary Gygax’s Ghost permalink
    February 11, 2019 12:04 pm

    Who could have foreseen this? Certainly not YDiS! We certainly didn’t predict something like this, what, Ten years ago?
    I wonder if Zpastic talking about Gummi Bears is code for taking it down a notch pharmaceutically like visiting a Deep Sleep Parlor in Logan’s Run? Just saying Zpastic isn’t one to stop at simple career suicide.
    Can’t wait for the Zpastic Sawk Poopet counter attack.

    • Franky Panky permalink
      February 11, 2019 2:33 pm

      Will he use a Shannon Appelcline sock puppet again? Gentle Men, Be suspicious if “Mike Mearls” starts defending the Zakling on Reddit.

      • Hehaw permalink
        February 11, 2019 4:42 pm

        Mike Mearls won’t do a thing for that puke, now that she’s chimed in:

        https://mobile.twitter.com/satinephoenix?lang=en

        Trully, what a great way to start the year than seeing that rapist/ pedo motherfucker go down in flames.

        Go on Zak, do it. Put the rope around your neck and close your eyes. There’s also no better way to end your scumbag existence then by your own hand.

    • Fake Woke White Wolf permalink
      February 12, 2019 12:53 am

      Calling it now: his (dad’s) lawyers have advised him to wind it in online because you “aggressive brand protection” isn’t defensible in court.

  15. PrinceofNothing permalink
    February 11, 2019 12:35 pm

    Someone should keep track of his patreon as the news spreads so its possible to provide an estimate of the financial backlash, if any. 341 dollars now (400 dollars 29 januari, but no proven correlation, does anyone know how to track kickstarter shit?).

    The initial responses are promising, we have to wait for it to percolate a little bit to track the fallout. In the meantime, poor Zak needs some consolation after the horrible slander that people keep inexplicable throwing against him. If you are so inclined please post messages and prayers of compassion and support on his forum here: http://diyrpg.freeforums.net

    • PrinceofNothing permalink
      February 11, 2019 1:31 pm

      333 with 86 backers now vs 88 backers with 341

    • PrinceofNothing permalink
      February 11, 2019 2:34 pm

      85 backers 332 per month, starts off slow but we shall see.

      • February 11, 2019 2:51 pm

        I’m surprised they’re only just now pulling out. You’d think doing fuckall for months and then pretending to need Kickstarter money to fund the same thing would have done it.

    • PrinceofNothing permalink
      February 12, 2019 9:16 am

      81 backers, 321 dollars. I estimate a 3 day propagation time from the initial time before most of the relevant internet knows, so its going to be interesting to see if he drops below 300. It depends on the disavowals, I haven’t figured out a response time for this type of shit.

      • PrinceofNothing permalink
        February 12, 2019 9:35 am

        Sorry, check out the comments section on the kickstarter page, I underestimated the financial damage, this might be the killshot.

        (doubludoubluedoublu DOT)kickstarter (DOT) com/projects/1070557469/demon-city-the-ultimate-horror-rpg/comments

      • February 12, 2019 12:22 pm

        Stable, I think we can call it for the initial financial backlash on his patreon.

      • February 12, 2019 1:59 pm

        80 backers 316. Trickle and drip.

      • February 12, 2019 3:19 pm

        79, 312. Trickle. Trickle.

    • PrinceofNothing permalink
      February 12, 2019 9:34 am

      Engine kill.

    • Monet Matters permalink
      February 13, 2019 3:34 am

      $288 and falling.

      • Monet Matters permalink
        February 13, 2019 6:34 am

        $279

        Rats fleeing the ship.

      • February 13, 2019 9:53 am

        270 with 70 backers. What’s the spread? Who is betting over 200? Who is betting 150 or more. Do I hear 100? Total demolition?

        Do we have a counter-push yet?

      • February 13, 2019 4:13 pm

        265, 66 patrons.

      • Monet Matters permalink
        February 13, 2019 4:25 pm

        Slow bleed of lost Patreon money.
        An avalanche of former fans who want their names taken off of Demon City.
        The utter amputation of his ability to sell things on DriveThru.
        The sidebar on his blog filled with condemnations from supporters, thus necessitating its deletion.
        The nagging thought that more accusations are in the pipeline.

        Something’s rotten in Vornheim.

      • Monet Matters permalink
        February 13, 2019 4:30 pm

        $220 now, like sand through tattooed fingers it flows away.

      • Franky Panky permalink
        February 14, 2019 6:43 am

        Below $200 it goes. Zakster lost his $50/month sugar daddy. Now $198/mo. with 63 total rubes,11 at $5 or more, meaning a whole lot of $1 “Patrons”.

        Is this how a *Pr0n star* ends, not with a bang but with a trickle?

      • Franky Panky permalink
        February 14, 2019 6:45 am

        And his patreon goal is down to $200, from $400 per month. Oops, not even getting that now.

      • February 14, 2019 1:50 pm

        202, 64 patrons. Someone bought it?!?

      • February 14, 2019 3:59 pm

        The new patron can be a trojan horse in there to grab the files or rile up the locals from within. Shape shifters have been deployed. Speaking of which, it would be great if someone could post DIY Mike’s backer-only updates, mmkay?

      • February 15, 2019 4:29 pm

        200 62 patrons. Immortal Zak does not fall.

      • February 16, 2019 3:43 pm

        60, 195. Slowly but surely. The initial decline is losing momentum. Can he turn it around?

      • February 17, 2019 11:46 am

        59, 194. I’m thinking he has stuffed some shit in his own sock, like any expert begger, to incentivize other people to join up.

      • February 18, 2019 9:33 am

        58 patrons, 185 a month. We need to do some sort of reverse stretch goal system to incentivize people to drop out!

      • February 18, 2019 9:41 am

        What am I even offering them to stay at this point I forget. They already paid ofr Demon City twice. The superhero game? I dont understand my own tiers lol

      • February 20, 2019 12:08 pm

        55, 175 SOMEONE GET HIM SOME STRETCH GOALS STATT!

      • February 22, 2019 3:30 pm

        52, 167. The headsman’s axe descends slowly but inexorably. Oblivion and destitution await.

      • February 26, 2019 2:37 pm

        51, 163, I think it has almost stopped at this point.

      • PrinceofNothing permalink
        March 3, 2019 9:31 am

        46/146 Now starts the Winter of his reign.

      • PrinceofNothing permalink
        March 4, 2019 9:47 am

        45/142. This brothel King, of impervious soul

      • PrinceofNothing permalink
        March 5, 2019 9:18 am

        44/137. His desperate plea, penned down in vain

  16. Timotheus permalink
    February 11, 2019 12:36 pm

    The wheels of the gods grind slowly, but they grind very finely.

    Good for Mandy.

    Fuck you Zak, you rapist piece of shit. Lets see you Goebbels your way out of this one.

    Of course, this will have Faggi come begging for another manuscript of his to publish.

  17. Timotheus permalink
    February 11, 2019 1:06 pm

    And at the ‘shite, everyone is saying “What’s the big deal?” Hadn’t been there in a while, but it seems to be just a die-hard patch of alt-righters left there, nuzzling at Pundejo’s shriveled noodle for approval.

    • Lamentations of Gary Gygax’s Ghost permalink
      February 11, 2019 1:17 pm

      Yeah, the “not MY problem!” “What does THIS have to do with GAMING” is some fucking weaksauce response. But not surprising that they’d be reluctant to be negative towards their precocious Zpastic.

      • Fake Woke White Wolf permalink
        February 12, 2019 12:55 am

        “This isn’t gaming! off topic! mooooods!” is the X card for conservative forum manbabies. Am I wrong?

      • Timotheus permalink
        February 12, 2019 5:00 am

        All while “championing” free speech.

    • Bigby's Affirmative Consent Lubed Fist permalink
      February 11, 2019 3:37 pm

      Misogyny is one of the main characteristics of Pundejo’s dead-enders, so they are probably reveling in the allegations that Zak abused Mandy and those other jezebels. Anita Sarkeesian, my flannel goddess, was right all along.

      • Timotheus permalink
        February 12, 2019 5:03 am

        Pundejo cut that thread off at the knees, but not before several of his loyal posters said she’d got what she deserved and felt no pity for her.

        Not unexpected at that shit hole.

      • PrinceofNothing permalink
        February 12, 2019 9:18 am

        I’m confused, didn’t they move it to another forum? Ah fuck it I am here to have a good laugh, not for the distribution of crimson ampules.

  18. Colin Khem permalink
    February 11, 2019 3:47 pm

    Given recent events I can not in good conscience support Demon City. I deeply regret that I’ve somehow stumbled through the world of tabletop RPGs over the last few years blind to Zak’s behavior and the concerns that have been raised about him, until now. Whether or not a refund can be issued, I would like to be removed as a backer from this project. Apologies to the creative and talented individuals who have put so much of their time into this project and have been similarly blindsided.

    If only I had been aware of the good work YDIS and his band of faggots were doing here, all of Tabletop Gaming would be a happier place.

    • Bigby's Affirmative Consent Lubed Fist permalink
      February 11, 2019 4:11 pm

      Hi, Kent!

  19. Aos permalink
    February 11, 2019 5:08 pm

    It’s like a gathering of the round table.

  20. bloodymage OFFICIAL [VERIFIED] permalink
    February 11, 2019 6:12 pm

    I STILL can’t get this damned Yahoo toolbar off my computer! I need to do a fresh install. Again.
    sigh! 😦

  21. February 11, 2019 6:48 pm

    And that’s what happens when you make fun of How To Game Master Like A Fucking Boss!

  22. Satine Phoenix failed her friend Mandy permalink
    February 11, 2019 6:55 pm

    Satine only saw Zak protect Mandy Morbid? What a fucking lying cunt. Besides the obvious, public human shield aspect of Zak and Mandy’s relationship during the height of Shitbag Zak’s online wars, how could this dumb slaggy bitch have been besties with both for over a decade and not have seen a hint of his abuse?

    This a true Harvey Weinstein “Liberal Hollywood looks the other way while a sick creep abuses the vulnerable” type situation. I suggest Satine knew damn well, but was better friends with the creep plus got certain infamy from her association with him.

    It doesn’t seem like Mandy confided in Satine when she was escaping Zak’s madhouse, so either they weren’t friends at all (at least towards the end), or she simply didn’t trust the 6 pounds of make-up and rubber ears wearing Pilipino pig.

    I suspect Satine is a sociopath like Zak, hardened by early experiences, and actually admired Zak’s particular brand of aggression. She defended him plenty over the years. I would only hope she gets closer to the freak creep after this, gets in a relationship with him, and SHE ends up being choked out against the hallway wall in his shitbox Hollywood apartment while he froths at the mouth and speaks in tongues.

    You deserve all this Zak. It was just a matter of time before you were truly outed as a mega-creep. Bravo Mandy for doing the right thing. If it keeps at least one dumb skank from getting sucked into Zak’s Svengali blackhole of mental and physical abuse it’ll have been worth it.

    How will James Raggi the Last defend this? Right now he’s probably furiously jacking his wimpy pud thinking about Mandy getting throttled, but he’ll hit the keyboard soon, probably with something along the lines of “hey, it’s her word against his” crap.

    • February 11, 2019 9:23 pm

      “I suggest Satine knew damn well, but was better friends with the creep plus got certain infamy from her association with him.”

      That’s what I was thinking. Not just Satine, but many, MANY others.

      • Hehaw permalink
        February 12, 2019 4:54 am

        Everyone in this scumbag’s circle knew his MOI, but abuse is the norm when your life is centered around drugs, prostitution, and any other decadence that will damage you for your entire life–but more importantly–good riddance to one of the most heinous personalities to ever cross into the gaming world. Luckily, he never got that big or well known in the media as there would be a whole new ” Anti D&D Crusade” like you had in the 8o’s.

    • Fake Woke White Wolf permalink
      February 12, 2019 12:57 am

      You expect too much of Raggi. It’s a strict No Comment from him until he sees which way the wind blows.

    • Timotheus permalink
      February 12, 2019 5:13 am

      Yeah, Saltine saw it for 10 years. But since her association with the Attack was getting her paying gaming gigs, she looked the other way.

      She is a slut in every sense of the word. Her crocodile tears only fool the stupid who think there’s a chance…

      • Hehaw permalink
        February 12, 2019 6:41 am

        Satine’s no innocent either. She’s an ex-prostitute who used gaming to segway out of porn; even going so far as having lonely nerds pay money to hang out with her just so she doesn’t have to blow another mope to pay the rent. Nor would I even trust Mand as she was a little shit herself at times when Zak wasn’t writing under her name. But, I believe much of her story, and quite glad she started the bonfire on this utterly worthless piece of human trash.

        And with any public execution, you get plenty of people to speak up and pass the mike: next up RPGPoontang. Who has some nice things to say…

      • Timotheus permalink
        February 12, 2019 7:02 am

        His claims of “I told you so!” are hilarious, and as always, a lie.

        We told YOU, Tarnowski. When you were sucking his dick all over the ‘shite. This is the truth, it is all in time-stamped black and white, including your numerous references to this site. No matter how much you now claim otherwise.

        Go do pilates at your temple to Breivik.

  23. Aos permalink
    February 12, 2019 7:39 am

    It’s weird that he thinks we don’t have overgrown alleyway, discarded tires and a cats in North America.

  24. February 12, 2019 7:53 am

    Zak nuke his blog? I can’t get past the childproof lock page.

    • PrinceofNothing permalink
      February 12, 2019 9:27 am

      Still up, no response yet.

      • February 12, 2019 9:56 am

        I can’t get in unless I use Incognito Mode. He’s on to me!

      • February 12, 2019 10:04 am

        He is right to fear you. Damnit man but its good to see YDIS active again. It’s a little more degenerate then it used to be but this reminds me of the olden days of Tarno baiting. Good stuff. I think I am crying a little, but they are tears of joy. Reading the demon city kickstarter is like a belated christmas miracle.

    • PrinceofNothing permalink
      February 12, 2019 9:51 am

      Kickstarter says Zak’s discord, his Fortress of Solitude, will “prepare a reponse to mandy’s b.s. on wednesay.’ I don’t know what such a response would entail, possibly kicking her in the stomach until she miscarriages?

      • February 12, 2019 10:02 am

        Okay, likely just waiting for Charlotte Stokely to hoist her out of the wheelchair and pin her arms back for a clear shot.

  25. February 12, 2019 8:08 am

    Prediction Thread: What Is Zak’s Response? We know he’s going full in on “It’s all lies” but how does he spin it? My prediction: he blames her parents/friends/support network that she returned home to. Something like, “She ran to get away from them originally and they never liked me. I was her protector but they were always whispering in her ear, trying to get her back. They finally succeeded when her illness forced her back to Canada for care, and once they got her hooks in her again, they were able to convince her that I was awful, reassess everything that we did together through the prism of their prudish views and contempt for sexual freedom, and denounce me.”

    • PrinceofNothing permalink
      February 12, 2019 9:23 am

      I was going to add something along those lines but you are a better 4D chess player then me so that is all spot on, the Hawat to my Piter if you will. Elaboration, her friends are obviously evil conservatives (I think I saw one of them wearing a crucifix and telling his other daughter that she’d make a good mother once) that poisoned her against me by…manipulation and abuse! Yes! He’d accuse them of the very thing she is now accusing him of in a dashing feat of mimicry and it will end with him forgiving her because she is ultimately not the guilty party.

    • Satine Phoenix failed her friend Mandy permalink
      February 12, 2019 10:07 am

      Wack Zak is probably looking back on old posts to make sure nothing ties in to Mandy’s truths.

      Just months ago I was thinking how great it would be if Mandy only came forward with dirt on the dirtbag. But I never imagined it would have been so sweetly devastating. I so love that now when I see his name in the PHB I can smirk like Alex Delarge, rather than grimace in disgust.

    • Franky Panky permalink
      February 12, 2019 11:13 am

      The old “Reverse Stockholm Syndrome” gambit. A bold but risky play. He’ll do more than merely blame her parents and people in her support network. He’ll go nuclear on them. And direct his rat swarm to do the same. The few rats which are left in his swarm at any rate. The second act to this play is going to be very ugly.

    • February 12, 2019 11:28 am

      He has been acting a little more unhinged then usual as of late but I am going to hedge my bets and say that he will rein in his divine fury and respond with calm, calculated anger, wounded pride and approximately 20 screenshots and chatlogs rather then all out autistic fury that will only backfire, I think we ain’t seen the last of Zak gang.

      Do we think Mandy is into 4D chess too and does she have a counter info-dump prepared, even before this? I doubt it, but that will ensure a total shitshow.

      • Franky Panky permalink
        February 12, 2019 1:21 pm

        Mandy is one and out on this. However, she did learn a little something from living with Zak lo those many years. I’m certain she has her own little vermin swarm trained and ready, apparently to be led by StacyD.

        Mandy will check in on the carnage later. Maybe to squat over Zak’s smoldering carcass and drop a deuce on it. Or run it over with her wheel chair. Hmmm. I should send her Kaskoid’s contact info. He could be of some service with that, the running over bit.

      • February 12, 2019 3:03 pm

        That vermin swarm is going to get smashed in the counter-play. She needs to show phone logs of some fucked up or suggestive shit if she wants to make it through to the end, this is not a killshot yet, none of his significant financial pillars have disavowed.

      • Franky Panky permalink
        February 12, 2019 10:01 pm

        DriveThruRPG won’t sell any new stuff to which he is a contributor. I wonder how significant a financial pillar that is for him.

        Honestly, I think Mandy already delivered the kill shot, one to the gut, not the head. It’ll take longer for Zak to go paws up, but it will be much more painful.

        He still has his art career to fall back on. For now.

      • February 13, 2019 10:23 am

        Holy shit he is done. This is a hurricane level offensive. They didn’t even wait for the counter-strike. The third girl corraborating it nails it. Nothing on the Zak front but silence.

  26. Bigby’s Affirmative Consent Lubed Fist permalink
    February 12, 2019 9:26 am

    It’s funny to watch someone succumbing to natural selection on Darwin’s birthday.

  27. Satine Phoenix failed her friend Mandy permalink
    February 12, 2019 10:38 am

    Some nice comments (eventually).

    Much quiet in the blOSR right now. I understand they can’t exactly get into it on Dragonsfoot because of the sensitive English poof mods, but I’d like to see somebody like Tenkar chime in. Instead Zaks name is being brought up but no poopy. But hey, buy Raggi’s new thing and Zak (or Franky!!!) will give you 100 words on how to run the unrunnable.

    • Franky Panky permalink
      February 12, 2019 11:22 am

      The blOSR is quiet on this because its adherents do not consider Zak to be one of their own. He is ‘not of the body’.

      Tenkar is plugging, or criticizing, some LotFaP book (for those sweet, sweet affiliate link nickels) where ZakS may offer commentary for a 25 euros pledge. Or something. yes, they involved me in this. At GenCon. Raggi and Zakster asked Me. I was busy *appreciating* some of the talent the Zakster brought– that sweet little blonde — and in that state of mind, I would have agreed to anything. I am a skeezy old man after all. I’ll take the money and write some pseudo-high Gygaxian commentary, but I have no intention of reading any of that LotFaP crap. The story has at least made its way into the comments, so the Good Constable is aware of the situation.

      • Bigby's Affirmative Consent Lubed Fist permalink
        February 12, 2019 11:36 am

        Earlier tonight, Ken Hite stated: “I will, however, not work with Zak on any future projects, knowingly share a credits page with him on any future projects, or increase his social media reach.” That’s going to be an interesting conflict.

        Yeah, an interesting conflict, like a batting contest between Jose Canseco and the second best hitter in the local beer softball league.

    • Bigby's Affirmative Consent Lubed Fist permalink
      February 12, 2019 11:58 am

      Has Shannon Applecline weighed in on Reddit yet?

  28. Satine Phoenix failed her friend Mandy permalink
    February 12, 2019 10:54 am

    Satine Phoenix, before its too late come clean. Maybe you didn’t see it all, but there must have been murmurs. You spent a lot of time with Zak Trash. You had to have seen/experienced things. Your own experiences in your family should have made you hyper aware of such.

    You will only dig a hole for yourself if you continue to deny. There is no more you can gain from association with the shit. Speak out. Support poor Mandy. Help keep him from hurting again.

    Many of us wish Zak could pay The Iron Price for his shit. But we’ll be glad just to see him gone. And he will be. Get with the fucking program. TELL THE TRUTH.

    • Hehaw permalink
      February 12, 2019 11:44 am

      That pig-nose bitch knew quite well what was going on. Afterall, she fucked them both on camera in that little shitbox apartment in Hollywood, a few years back.

      https://www.pornhub.com/view_video.php?viewkey=12920491

    • FEAR OF THE UNBLOWN permalink
      February 12, 2019 6:53 pm

      I know for you guys (okay just Franky Panky) the elf ears are what you think of but I can’t even look at Saltine Penix promoting D&D and family game nights and not see three huge black cocks in all of her orifices pounding the shit out of her at the same time.

      • FEAR OF THE UNBLOWN permalink
        February 12, 2019 6:55 pm

        And I think she has an X Card tattooed on her ass now for slapping!

  29. Bigby's Affirmative Consent Lubed Fist permalink
    February 12, 2019 11:31 am

    I just want to see a statement from Raggi saying that Zak is no longer allowed to ride on his shoulders in the Thunderdome.

  30. zakbot permalink
    February 12, 2019 2:46 pm

    I told you all you cat fucking tipper types Evans was loyal. So is my sweet Charlotte and remember everyone; your patron dollars pay for 12 Bejnamins a year of tit augmentation she doesnt even need.

    Mandy- Charlotte wants you to be aware the giant gummy bear wants to sy hello to you. You know what this mens. Tomorrow

    • zakbot permalink
      February 12, 2019 3:21 pm

      “I’d also suggest that the statement by Mandy Morbid would constitute an allowed instance of WP:PRIMARY. Especially since his minimal claim to notability is derived from his relationship to her”

      what is this bullplop im famous

  31. Giant Frozen Frost Giant Penis permalink
    February 12, 2019 4:18 pm

    The saddest thing in all of this is how the group zak once called the “drama club”, i.e., touchyfeelystorygamers, are dancing around like they’ve won something. They don’t give a fuck about Mandy. All they care about is using her to say they were right all along, which they weren’t. They also want to pillory anyone vaguely associated with him. Their tactics are disgusting.

    • FEAR OF THE UNBLOWN permalink
      February 12, 2019 4:28 pm

      Hi Zak!

  32. Timotheus permalink
    February 12, 2019 5:16 pm

    So The Attack will go on the offensive tomorrow, eh?

    I see him screeching in a bunker, ordering non-existent panzer battalions to make final counterattacks against the oncoming horde as dust and ashes fall into his half-shaven head.

    Glorious.

    • FEAR OF THE UNBLOWN permalink
      February 12, 2019 6:31 pm

      https://imgflip.com/i/2tjc4i

      • February 13, 2019 10:33 am

        That’s…a pretty crude meme bra. I would going with something more subtle, like those cringy teddy-bear twitter quotes juxtaposed against an image of Geoffry face-grabbing that hooker he crossbowed.

  33. FEAR OF THE UNBLOWN permalink
    February 12, 2019 6:48 pm

    BREAKING NEWS!

    Mike Mearls breaks his silence on all this and FINALLY gives us official confirmation of something we have always assumed all along:

    Alt-Right blowhard RPGPundit was only a measly PLAYTESTER!

    • Flumphernutter permalink
      February 12, 2019 9:37 pm

      The comments under Mearls’ post are a ridiculous riot of spaztastic self-righteous indignation. Zak is a piece of shit. We get it. Move on. Some idiots are asking for official statements from Hasbro. Like a company that’s currently under huge stress from losing one of its biggest outlets (Toys R Us) and facing declining sales is going to give a shit about one minor tiny product line deleting someone’s name from the next printing of a book. Fuckin millennials.

      But tomorrow is going to be fun when the Zak Attack tries to defend himself.

      • February 12, 2019 10:19 pm

        Maybe if SJWs didn’t lose their shit about anything and everything Mearls might have believed them. They spend all day pissing and moaning and shitting themselves about self-defined racism, sexism and misogyny it’s no surprise he didn’t do shit back then.

  34. Captain Kirks Dick Blood permalink
    February 12, 2019 10:29 pm

    In his shitbox, his H-wood shitbox
    Zak Smith can’t sleep tonight
    In his shitbox, his darkened shitbox
    Zak Smith can’t sleep tooni-iite

    Lets string him up lets string him up
    Lets string him up lets string him up
    Lets string him up lets string him up
    Lets string him up lets string him up

    Hush now Mandy, don’t cry now Mandy
    Zak Smith can’t sleep tonight
    Hush now Mandy, don’t fear now Mandy
    What you did was ri-iiiight

    Lets string him up lets string him up
    Lets string him up lets string him up
    Lets string him up lets string him up
    Lets string him up lets string him up

  35. Monster Charm Power permalink
    February 13, 2019 12:51 am

    HGere’s Number 2. Yeah. Zak is horrible. But wow these girls were dumb.

    Vivka Grey shared a post.
    3 hrs ·
    Im scared to write this. Im scared to put it to text and “verbalize” it in this way. Ive spent so many years dissociating and compartmentalizing what I went through. Its hard knowing others are going to read this.
    
I will try to be concise.

    
I lived with Zak Smith and his now ex-wife Mandy Morbid, and was their girlfriend. I think it was about 2010, as I had been living in California for only a short time. Before this, I was on their podcast “I Hit it with my Axe”. I was written about in Maxim about my D&D gaming with them. Zak has (or maybe had?) “Viv says hi” tattooed on his arm. Im that Viv.

    
Monsters are charismatic creatures.



    Everything he said was always that perfect calculated cocktail mix of educated but blase. Everything always had underlining currents of dismissal and belittle, to where I just believed he did know best. If anything felt off or wrong, it was surely my fault. 

    I was groomed, I was gaslighted.

    
I remember he told me he loved me, very quickly, and then demanded I say it back. He would take naked photos of Mandy and I and post them online, making comments about how I was their girlfriend and that I loved them and I was theirs. He knew I was in a rough financial situation, and he forced me to move in with him so he could “keep me close”. He made everything fast and public and in a way, I felt so cemented and stuck.

    

I remember he would compliment one part of me while carefully putting down another. He kept my confidence at the perfect level of apologetic.

    I remember him hugging me from behind, kissing me on the cheek, and as he walked away he said “you could be so pretty”. 

    For my birthday, he bought me my first breast implants. I wanted bigger breasts, so that was a positive… but the months of him telling me how “unfortunate” and “pointless” my natural body happened to be was not. I remember coming out of surgery, groggy from the anesthesia, and hearing him tell Mandy to lift up my shirt so he could “see what [he] bought”… and I remember him being disgusted and asking why they were still small (I went from a small B to a D). I remember crying then, thinking my body was ruined. I remember taking my first round of pain killers later that day and him pressuring me for a timeline of when he would get to fuck them.

    

I remember him using my past sexual experiences as gateways. They were pushed on me, and presented in a way that was “well, you did this with them, and so now you will do it with me.” Even if I didnt enjoy it the first time. 


    I was pressured to have sex with other people of his choosing (he called it “sport-fucking”) but was never allowed to pursue anything with anyone I felt an interest in.



    I remember all of his jokes about kicking Mandy or I out of the house if we didnt perform for him, or how we would be “useless” otherwise. I remember when they stopped feeling like jokes, even though he still would laugh when saying it.

    

I remember all the times, the many times, I said No, and I would be met with a deadpan stare and he would say “Yes”. I remember being expected to be at his beck and call for sex, at any time with any service. Mandy was his perfect porcelain doll, and I was his fun new toy. 


    I remember sometimes the sex would hurt, and he’d tell me I just had to “loosen up” and shoving a pillow in my face to bite and cry into while he continued. 



    I remember so many other things. Like how absolutely horrible and traumatic the break up was, and how it took over a month because of his need to control the situation… but that is another story and I feel the other details are more important.

    

I mostly remember my fear of saying anything afterwards. Everyone seemed to KNOW Zak was a jerk. People seemed to ignore when he was downright cruel. He’s charismatic and talented and influential. The few times I did bring up some of what I went through with him, it was usually met with a shrug and something along the lines of “yeah, that’s Zak”. 




    This was one of the hardest things Ive ever written. Ive stared at this screen for hours. Ive cried twice. There are so many other things I could have said or elaborated on … but I dont have the strength. And Mandy said most of it already. 

    So here is some of my story.

    

Im relieved people are finally talking about what type of man Zak Smith really is.

    please read Mandy’s words here~

    • Aos permalink
      February 13, 2019 4:01 am

      Point if information: Everybody’s pretty dumb at 20.

  36. Monster Charm Power permalink
    February 13, 2019 12:52 am

    Link

  37. Sparklemotion permalink
    February 13, 2019 6:48 am

    DTRPG has now stated that any product moving forward that has Zak associated with it is no longer able to be sold. Dangerous precedent honestly.

    >>>>>

    DriveThruRPG Responds to Current Industry News

    Thanks to everyone for your patience as we deliberated on the situation that has unfolded regarding Zak Smith (aka Zak Sabbath). At DriveThruRPG, we want to do our part to keep bad actors out of the roleplaying community, and we don’t want business relationships with such people. As such, you’d think there wouldn’t be much deliberation needed on our part. However, the situation posed a number of challenges for us to consider in terms of precedent and collateral impact on other parties.

    I have decided that we will not accept future titles for sale on DriveThruRPG (or our other marketplaces) if Zak is a contributor on the title. If any publisher has a title-in-process to which Zak is a contributor and this policy would impact you financially, then we’d ask that you please reach out to us via the publisher services link to have a dialogue about that title.

    For titles currently on our marketplace in which Zak is listed as a contributor, we have checked those publisher accounts, and none of these titles have us paying money directly to Zak. While it is likely that Zak does earn a royalty on some titles sold on DriveThruRPG, any such royalties would be paid directly by the publisher of the title, not by DriveThruRPG.

    Further, whatever royalty Zak might get from any publisher on our store is unlikely to be the entirety of what we pay that publisher. We do not feel it’s fair to penalize financially those who worked with Zak in the past, including both publishers and possibly other contributors earning income from these titles. Therefore, we expect publishers to make their own decision to continue selling these titles or not, presumably after consulting with all other contributors.

    For our part, we will be identifying all titles to which Zak contributed and diverting all of the revenue shares that DriveThruRPG might make from sales of these titles as a donation to RAINN (https://www.rainn.org/).

    I’ll try to pre-emptively answer other possible questions below.

    When this happened, why did you not suspend sale of Zak’s titles while you deliberated?When we expect that it will take us a few days to deliberate on a title reported for offensive content, our policy is to temporarily suspend sales of that title. In this case, though, it was not the content of any particular title under discussion, and we did not find any titles where we directly paid Zak for ongoing sales during our deliberation.

    So DriveThruRPG is now banning certain creators? Will whoever the “outrage brigade” complains about next be banned as well?
    We all share a responsibility for the health of our hobby. Any demographic measure we’ve ever seen on the roleplaying hobby shows women are under-represented. Things won’t improve if people shirk the responsibility to make our hobby inclusive.

    Zak Smith has a long and well-documented history of behaviors antithetical to a healthy community. In light of recent allegations, which we find credible, we think our business and our hobby is better off without him, so we’re doing our part.

    We already have a small list of other bad actors in the industry with whom we refuse to do business: people who have repeatedly abused crowdfunding platforms for personal enrichment, who repeatedly engaged in IP violations, who have repeatedly treated our staff or customers in unacceptably unprofessional ways, and so on. If you repeatedly act like a jerk (or worse, a predator), we won’t wait for other people to complain about you. We’ll just quietly stop doing business with you.

    Why are you not banning his existing titles?
    Because we don’t want to hurt other people who also contributed to those same titles just to diminish Zak. Banning those existing titles risks doing just that.

    Thanks,
    Steve Wieck
    President
    OneBookShelf / DriveThruRPG

    • February 13, 2019 10:03 am

      So DriveThruRPG is now banning certain creators? Will whoever the “outrage brigade” complains about next be banned as well?

      “Yes”

    • Timotheus permalink
      February 13, 2019 12:01 pm

      Oh, bullshit.

      A couple of years ago that Tokyo rape tournament game got banned and all the alt-righters cried that a dangerous precedent was being set.

      Please name all the games that have been banned because the outrage crew cried about them since that momentous event.

      People have a right to sell what they want. You shouldn’t hold a gun to their head and force them to sell shit because “slippery slope! Next we’ll all be banned!”

      • February 13, 2019 12:37 pm

        “We already have a small list of other bad actors in the industry with whom we refuse to do business:”

        Read. Notice that some of those future crimes mentioned are serious and some of those crimes are “being a jerk.” An extrapolation of increasing polarization is not unreasonable in the future and so an extrapolation of increasingly disproportional responses is also reasonable. I’d drop Zak like a bad habit too if I was selling his merch, but damn that sure didn’t take em long. I’d be a little worried if a company selling my shit would take that long to kick me under the bus if I ever got accused of something like that. If that’s an unreasonable position I suggest the air in this fetid swamp of a place has dulled your wits.

        Now are we going to switch to an accusation of Pro-Zak Sdom or are we going to shut the fuck up, shake hands and watch this magnificent bonfire?

      • Timotheus permalink
        February 13, 2019 1:02 pm

        You wanna shake hands after calling me stupid for not sharing your unfounded fears?

        OK.

        With the caveat that when/if your behavior matched Zak’s online and in person for an extended time, you’d deserve to be treated the same way and at the same speed. As it is, your parroting of Vox Gay’s talking points does not rise to that level, despite cheapening your brand. It might be the fetid waters of Swamp Germany that dulls your vision, though. Maybe all those foreigners are pissing in it, eh?

      • February 13, 2019 2:40 pm

        I would love to shake hands after pointing out that one can at least make the argument for my very founded fears (see the Mike Mearls thing below). Those people are fucking bonkers. Having an industry that caters to the whims of fucking psychotics is not a stable field for investment. Dude, you always get a little salty when we argue, I am not talking down to you.

        I find it strange you can clearly see that people (the most vicious creature since Sahuagin) can be ruthless and cloak their hateful, greedy natures behind a facade of virtue, as in the case of Zak S or some of those things in Mearl’s comment section but you react as if I had just proposed we re-open Auswitsch when I point out that Drivethru’s response is basically a carte blanche for them.

        Everyone is suddenly acting as if all their ridiculous shrieking has now been vindicated. It is not.

        People with terrible intentions often tell you they are doing it for a greater good. People are smart enough to use vulnerable people as a shield for their bad intentions. Zak is a poster child for this shit.

        Swamp Germany is not like Atlantis so the water cannot effectively dull my vision you ignorant amerocentrist imperialist cis-het opressor. Prove me wrong or be called a Liar!

      • Timotheus permalink
        February 13, 2019 4:27 pm

        Fair enough, dude. But they ain’t the only politically-driven people that are clearly bonkers.

        I don’t see Drivethru’s response as carte blanche – that would have already happened many times by now, ever since the Tokyo rape tournament game got the finger. It hasn’t (unless you can name one I am unfamiliar with). So they have a few authors they won’t publish. Those dudes – including Zak – can easily sell their own shit online all by themselves. Not as easily or conveniently, but such is not a human right.

        Sure the outrage fools will declare victory. Their dumbass political counterparts do it every day as well (Pundejo and his cult, Teddie Beale and his phalanx of tools, et al).

        It won’t affect your gaming at all. Or your ability to sell your own games. Unless you start acting like Zak, or did blackface somewhere someone was using a camera.

        Anyway, I’ll try to take a higher road when we argue. Atlantean scum.

      • February 14, 2019 1:31 am

        Two fifth edition Vampire books, that I know of. And Paradox had to clean house, at least publically, by appointing someone to hold Ericsson’s leash and looking outside Swedenborkland for Sjgoren’s replacement.

        I mean: those books DID cause an international incident, but Outrage Brigades were seen marching on the left and right flanks for weeks to either side. It would be wrong to pretend the sensibilities of Anglosphere customers were not involved on some level.

      • Timotheus permalink
        February 14, 2019 4:11 am

        Hmmm. Perhaps I am wrong. I don’t pay attention to Vampire. So I can educate myself, which 2 books got banned at Drivethru?

      • Fake Woke White Wolf permalink
        February 14, 2019 10:46 am

        Ah, no, the fault is mine: I didn’t realise you were specifically talking about DriveThru. But, for reference and a broad view, the Camarilla and Anarch source books were both redacted and pulled from Modiphius’ website and pre-orders delayed while some problematic content could be removed.

      • February 14, 2019 11:01 am

        “Fair enough, dude. But they ain’t the only politically-driven people that are clearly bonkers.”

        True but irrelevant to the statement, which is simply that Drivethru will now be more amendable to “the outrage brigade.”

        “I don’t see Drivethru’s response as carte blanche – that would have already happened many times by now, ever since the Tokyo rape tournament game got the finger. It hasn’t (unless you can name one I am unfamiliar with). So they have a few authors they won’t publish. Those dudes – including Zak – can easily sell their own shit online all by themselves. Not as easily or conveniently, but such is not a human right.”

        So the first statement is true and with the extra evidence and the section in the statement by drivethru itself we are forced to conclude, “well it has happened several times since then” and unless you are willing to hazard it has happened many times before that (unlikely but I am open to it) that sounds like you sort of agree it may have happened more often after the first banning. Its almost as if you are willing to entertain this sort of concession to public outrage might lower the threshold for further concessions in the future. Like some sort of…slippery angular floor. A slope if you will.

        All that extra shit you said about it not being a human right or being able to sell your shit online is irrelevant to my statement, which is that drivethru will now be more amendable to the outrage brigade if it follows its own statement. At best you can argue my single word point as an insufficient expression of the magnitude of this concession, which I would concede immediately.

        “Sure the outrage fools will declare victory. Their dumbass political counterparts do it every day as well (Pundejo and his cult, Teddie Beale and his phalanx of tools, et al).”

        Doesn’t matter to my statement. I agree Vox is a dangerous man and can lead people down a fucking terrifying path. He also isn’t in the OSR or rpgs at all. I don’t agree Pundejo is dangerous at all, I think he is a ghost past his prime, capable only of mocking himself with terrible videos and getting by on steam, a thousand tiny revenue streams and fondness. If thats the worst the OSR has to fear from the rightwing, I say the threat is overrated. Unlike the lynchmobs you see on twitter around mearls, or the lynchmobs you saw when Venger identified as a Za’akier, which were relatively numerous.

        “It won’t affect your gaming at all. Or your ability to sell your own games. Unless you start acting like Zak, or did blackface somewhere someone was using a camera.”

        Yes but I am describing the future, not the status quo. Also that almost sounds like Drivethru being more amendable to the outrage brigade might not harm me in the slightest, so you are implicitly agreeing with my statement.

        *Pivot, dab, avert gaze from explosion*

      • Timotheus permalink
        February 14, 2019 12:15 pm

        Dude, that’s sad.

        If this was in good faith, it might be pursuing, but it’s not. Not when you’re going full-blown Zak in sentence analysis.

        Good luck. Sincerely.

      • February 15, 2019 4:28 pm

        Wolves do not face sheep.

    • February 13, 2019 12:15 pm

      My Father is going to sue you into the dust Wieck. This is a free speech issue and I suspect a libel issue as well. But hey cat fuckers sty tuned for my h-o-t rebuttal I been working hard on it to make it shine. You might notice I took all the gamer blogs off my site. Consider ti just a coming attrction of my 4d chess.

  38. Satine Phoenix failed her friend Mandy permalink
    February 13, 2019 10:01 am

    Wondering if this new gal’s post will alter Zak’s carefully planned, up all night response.

    Not sure how porny she is. Can’t find skin on skin in the usual spots. Just her appearances on Hit It with my Jizz and some Wasteland Weekend crap.

    Sasha Gray remains the only true star, but mostly know for that nauseating swallow 30 loads stuff. She long since distanced herself from Zak, though no indication he ever fucked her. But I think she got involved as part of her attempt to get distanced from the grossout porns, but realized sitting in a Hollywood apartment playing games on summer days with skeevy dudes and Svengalied fuck pigs wasn’t improving her image.

    • Sparklemotion permalink
      February 13, 2019 10:47 am

      The groundwork for the story is starting to be laid out in public. The narrative is one that was predicted as being out there: Angry, White Woman who did Porn, is on drugs, and getting back at her Ex.

      From Tenkurd’s Tabbern:

      vivaldi0February 13, 2019 at 2:29 AM
      I did a bit of investigation. This story is ripe with “Contessa.rocks”, “porn stars and drama”, “drugs”, and “hateful feminists”. I ran into Stacy Dellorfano as she was preparing to go to GaryCon as an activist and protest the convention. I responded to her letter and she wrote back with a few angry remarks, felt she lost the argument and blocked me and published my first comment. I was then blocked by all contessa.rocks personnel and then sent information about DriveThruRPG and Mandy’s statement. I knew something was not going to be good, since I discovered Mandy is with the Contessa site (which is a site where they hate all straight white men. It became clear that Porn, drugs, and spiteful women were not a good mixture. So here I am posting my conclusion, which is really a girl that was in porn got angry at her porn boyfriend and now she felt she needed to go to a publisher that has both of their published materials online and try and oust zak from driveThru. I don’t know zak and he sounds like douche, but it seems clear that driveThru didn’t read between the lines and made a snap decision in favor of zak’s competition that also publishes material on DriveThru. I hope this dude has a good lawyer.

      • Lamentations of Gary Gygax’s Ghost permalink
        February 13, 2019 11:06 am

        That’s not even a Zpastic sock puppet. That’s probably the lamest reaction thus far but glad such boy geniuses have ya boi Zpastic’s back. Fuck, Zpastic only has his true mouth breathers manning the gates of that’s the best rebuttal that can be mustered.

      • Sparklemotion permalink
        February 13, 2019 11:10 am

        I think that is going to be one of many attack vector’s deployed to see which part of the story takes the most root and then run with it. Shotgunning as it appears to be

      • February 13, 2019 11:52 am

        >It became clear that Porn, drugs, and spiteful women were not a good mixture.

        But that’s not a CRIME

  39. Timotheus permalink
    February 13, 2019 1:32 pm

    Wow. Just checked out the commentary on that twitter post by Mearls. I can understand some being disappointed by the measured response and his mail-it-in investigations back in 2014, but there some serious psychos replying there. Typical “cis white dude” and “position of power” hate, but then people wanting Mearls to resign and reparations from WOTC/Hasbro? Get real, kids. They need to stay on target.

    • Bigby's Affirmative Consent Lubed Fist permalink
      February 13, 2019 2:35 pm

      The big problem was that Mearls fucked up royally by forwarding unredacted emails complaining about Zak’s harassment to Zak, who was known for brigading his detractors.

    • Franky Panky permalink
      February 13, 2019 3:40 pm

      For this crowd, Mearls was always going to be a target. It was a matter of time.

      The D&D division costs Hasbro very little and makes a nice little dividend. As long as that continues, and Mearls makes sure to get approval from the Attorneys and Human Resources people at Hasbro for statements like this — and you know this statement was “reviewed”– He’ll be safe. Unless he lets down his guard around the treacherous Jeremy Crawford. A true snivelling worm, that one.

      • Bigby's Affirmative Consent Lubed Fist permalink
        February 13, 2019 6:42 pm

        Spice… flow… you get the picture. I know I posted that upthread, but it’s ALWAYS appropriate. Fuck it, time to dance.

      • February 13, 2019 7:02 pm

        Stop your dancing. Its still Wednesday here and my point by point takedown of those treasonous girls will pop your pistons once I do spell check and have the opportunity to speak with all of our business partners and any statement we make still has to be legally vetted by my father irregardless

        (Weve been constuling with Todd McMurtry and Lin Wood and will 95% sue everyone in the industry whose libeled me in the last few days not limited to Wieck Wick Hite Mennell and Mearls/TSR)

  40. I'm Pissing Caltrops permalink
    February 13, 2019 4:43 pm

    So shithead has probably started threatening people behind the scenes with legal action, including his biggest champion…This from lotfp’s facebook:

    LotFP: RPG
    12 hrs ·
    Jim here. Just to let everyone know, I am not ignoring the current situation. But I have not yet had the opportunity to speak with all of our business partners, and any statement we make has to be legally vetted. A statement will be coming when that’s all been dealt with.

    • Lamentations of Gary Gygax’s Ghost permalink
      February 13, 2019 8:03 pm

      Translation: Unsure if edgy shitlord is route to take…. THIS may affect my already plummeting sales figures so I’m being more cagey in watching the landscape before I support or denounce Zpastic. Money money grumble grumble hash don’t smoke itself and I’ve built a tolerance so I need money for more hash but sum products!

      • February 13, 2019 8:13 pm

        Raggi is loyal. Without me hed have to rewrite the Lichway againon his own and nobody wants that. His back catalog reverts to Kelvin Green etc.

        PS remember, look for my balls deep response to the lies on Thurs

  41. C@Demon City Kick permalink
    February 13, 2019 8:45 pm

    What is being done to ensure that none of the women depicted or referenced in the art for Demon City were victims? Zak has mentioned before using women he knows, including Mandy, for references and even using their likeness.

    Please sell my copy and donate the proceeds to NAMBLA. Thank You.

  42. Zak's Sleepless Nights permalink
    February 13, 2019 9:31 pm

    Amid the chaos, Joe the Unblown Lawyer nominates Christian Walker patron saint of zines.

    Nobody seconds it.

    Oh, and he believes Mandy.

    wondrousimaginings.blogspot.com/2019/02/a-retro-reviewtribute-to-christian.html

  43. Bigby's Affirmative Consent Lubed Fist permalink
    February 13, 2019 9:44 pm

    From the ‘Shack, we have Zak’s dumbest ‘Stan’:

    I ran into Stacy Dellorfano as she was preparing to go to GaryCon as an activist and protest the convention.

    Our Sergeant interrogates the suspect:

    I met her online after her lengthy protest letter for GaryCon.

    Ay, que pinche puto baboso…

  44. Let me tell you about my character permalink
    February 14, 2019 12:03 am

    Zak sez…

    “The accusations aren’t true, here’s alllll the facts in detail:”

    https://officialzsannouncements.blogspot.com/2019/02/the-statement.html

    • I'm Pissing Caltrops permalink
      February 14, 2019 1:42 am

      The TL:DR of this: “I’m a hopeless romantic that really cares and here are the shields who are still Svengalied by me to prove it. Oh, and Mandy is a cunt but I hope the best for her…”

    • Timotheus permalink
      February 14, 2019 4:29 am

      “I can clarify anything.”

      Uh huh.

    • February 14, 2019 7:07 am

      If you want to be a part of my Rat Pack, Bro, you need to do better. Post my whole, highly compassionate, completely truthful, and utterly convincing rebuttal in its entirety. I know that it is a wall of text, but there is so much to explain about how wonderful and caring a person that I am. I’m practically as saintly as Mother Theresa.

      The Statement
      Sorry for three days’ silence—Mandy’s post included serious accusations and our friends told me to talk to a lawyer.

      It’s strange to have to defend myself against the charge of not loving Mandy. She was the absolute center of my life during the best part of it, and I always did everything I could to try to give her the life she wanted. She is the very last person in the world who needs any more pain than she’s already been subjected to.

      Mandy was wonderful and smart and beautiful and fierce and sharp. I loved her blindly and totally, and sacrificed everything and defended her to people she had angered or written off. It’s genuinely painful that she thinks – two years after we separated – that I never loved her. Looking back on all the well-recorded hospital visits and medical bills and snapshots and ticket stubs and the people we met and the songs we listened to together and all the stories attached to every old photo and book and game and bandage and prescription bottle I had to carefully pack up and put away when she left and all the things I had to do and say and make to give her some semblance of a full life, I guess I don’t know what else love could’ve looked like. And I guess I didn’t just fool myself, I fooled everyone else since until the end everyone kept telling us how shocked they were that the longest-running couple they knew was over. She spent years saying no-one was allowed to push her in her wheelchair but me.

      Of course, when I refer to “everyone”, I’m not talking about Jennifer who never was in a position to observe our day-to-day lives, or Hannah, who mostly knew us at the end of our relationship, after Mandy had already secretly decided to leave me. I’m not talking about Viv, who we have been on bad terms with since she broke up with us (more on this below) and I think is still mad at me for not including her in a published photo shoot soon after she left us. There were plenty of others who were actually in a position to observe our relationship every day, who lived with us for months and even years—often in the same room … those people tell a very different story than the people Mandy has enlisted in her campaign. Here is the person—Michelle Ford (“Connie” to gamers)—who knew us best, from a response Mandy deleted from beneath her Facebook attack post:

      “Maybe this will fall on deaf ears, but I have to say something. I have publicly stayed quiet when I see these things, Mandy, because I love you and I have held onto this hope that I could stay neutral and you could try to heal from this matter privately. But every time I see one of these one-sided dogpile posts it turns my stomach. I literally threw up after I read this. You know from that whole gaming ordeal how easy it is to gang up on someone and publicly destroy them online, and that is what you’re doing now, as you claimed you would in the past.

      “It breaks my heart to see these things said about someone I love, by someone I love. And then from someone who was around for ‘months’ and then someone who hasn’t been in contact with Zak in ‘about a decade’. I knew you two as a couple for 8 years, lived with you for around 5 of those years, as a friend for some, as a girlfriend for most, and the abuse you describe just doesn’t add up to what I experienced. You’ve even agreed with me, saying that most of this occurred in the year after I left. If I’m being generous I could say the mistreatment went both ways. You spoke down to, belittled, controlled, and even physically attacked Zak in front of friends. I understand that things got ugly when your relationship fell apart after over a decade; things usually get ugly at the end of intense long-term relationships, but what you’re doing now isn’t fair and it isn’t in good faith.

      “I would just like to add my perspective — that I have never been afraid of Zak. We have fought and exchanged some mighty unpleasant sentiments, as is bound to happen occasionally in any relationship, but I have never felt that he is willing or capable of physical violence against myself or any of the women we know. He has lifted me up and shown me compassion and patience in some of the lowest points in my life and that is why I can’t just sit here and ‘try not to get involved’.

      “We had/have many female friends who also trust and believe in Zak, who have stayed friends with him through this, and they have been cut off by Mandy and removed from this conversation, and that is why everyone here is only hearing the “Zak is a monster” side of the story. I expect that I’ll be next.”

      [Photos omitted. You need to visit the site, which I’ve monetized — I’ll be needing sources of income — to see them.]

      Michelle—our friend and sometimes girlfriend—lived with us for 5 years, and saw everything, and is saying that Mandy’s allegations are false, that I treated Mandy well and that I took care of Mandy. Michelle saw Mandy’s personality issues and heard Mandy explicitly say she wanted to tear me apart and ruin my career. Michelle saw the hole Mandy kicked in the door to our apartment that made us lose our security deposit. Michelle knew us and is saying I was never abusive to Mandy. She is saying Mandy and I had normal relationship issues but nothing out of the ordinary.

      Mandy, on the other hand, punched me in the eye in front of a carful of witnesses.

      Likewise, our mutual friend Charlotte Stokely—who’s known us intimately for the past 13 years, observed us at our home, work, at play and everywhere else—says that I dedicated my life to Mandy while we were together. Charlotte saw me carrying Mandy up the stairs to her bed when Mandy couldn’t move. Mandy never spoke of anything even close to abuse to Charlotte and Charlotte was the one who drove Mandy to the airport the day she left and says in all that time she never saw me abuse anyone.

      Michelle, Charlotte, and many other people who lived in Los Angeles while we were together had much closer relationships with Mandy and me than any of the people Mandy has mentioned in her version of events. Michelle lived with us in one big room for years – her bed was only 25 feet from ours and there were no walls, doors or dividers between us. She saw everything.

      Michelle even contributed to the tattoo listing all of Mandy’s pre-existing medical conditions on my right forearm. It was practical—for when I had to fill out the clipboards they gave us during our (increasingly frequent) ambulance rides and hospital visits. I never expected to have to get a cover-up.

      I hope that speaks to the general concerns. Many of you reading will want to know about each specific accusation and I owe you a full explanation, these are serious charges:

      A great example of how contorted Mandy’s statements are is the part where I supposedly said something like “if you don’t want to have sex what’s the point of you?” – this is a joke reference from Martin Amis’ 1984 novel, Money. Mandy and I read these books together all the time, we even had two identical copies of Moronic Inferno (so I could read one on a trip and she could read one at home)—I think The Information was the first one we read together. Now that joke in that book is purportedly something I used to attack the love of my life. If that’s abuse then what are we supposed to do with Mandy saying things like “Good dick will imprison you”?

      Mandy’s description of how I supposedly judged women is inaccurate and not just taken out of context but placed into a new, imaginary context. First, we were a couple in an open relationship who openly and frankly evaluated people we might both be attracted to and wanted to have sex with. Mandy would sneer at women she didn’t like and attack how they looked (“too fat”, “sloppy bitch”, etc.) to express how they weren’t her type (and would point them out especially if they were my type—which is the exact opposite of following my lead.) As to the purported comments about women’s breast size, all you have to do is look at the relationships we’ve had to know what I think of small breasts. I guess I have invested a great deal of effort and affection on women who Mandy suggests I somehow think are “worthless”.

      On a more solemn note, just as misconstrued is the accusation that I am some sort of sexual predator, which is downright false. I have never forced myself on anyone or taken advantage of anyone.

      Mandy was not a passive bystander in our sex life. She was not a cult member and not naive and anyone who knew her will tell you she took orders from no-one. The only time Mandy ever saw me sexually involved with anyone was after she herself had already taken the lead in initiating it. She was extremely aggressive and sexually forward with women. She once interrupted my birthday party to tell everyone there—including her sister—that anyone who didn’t want to have sex needed to leave. I had no idea that was coming: I awkwardly stood at the door and shook hands with guests and received gifts and went “Uh, thanks for coming…” Lots of people saw this and things like it all the time. More than once we’d have someone over and I’d come back from the bathroom, or the store, to find Mandy making out with them—or I’d just hear her yell “Come fuck us” from around the corner.

      Mandy had an intense sex drive but, due to her illness, usually could physically only have sex once per day, so our sex life worked in a simple way: I’d be working at my desk or on the couch and Mandy would tap me on the shoulder or simply yell from bed— “Come fuck me”. She was the one who initiated sex—with me and with everyone else and everyone who knew us intimately has seen this happen. If Mandy ever didn’t want to have sex or couldn’t, all she had to do was not walk over to my desk or not yell at me from bed. I’d finish my work at 4am and crawl into bed. The most aggressive thing I had to say about the situation was “I don’t ever want to be one of those old couples that never has sex”.

      There were also long periods of time (months at least) where Mandy couldn’t have sex because of her illness; I sat and worked and tried to keep her healthy. This is confirmed by both Michelle and Charlotte. It makes no sense that she’s claiming I would threaten to “kick her out if she didn’t want to have sex”, I’d call it ridiculous considering all we’ve been through together but at this point it just makes me sad that she could even claim that, let alone believe it. As for the purported statement about having sex with a girl was like “raping a 12 year old”, there’s a reason why hearsay is excluded in courts – it’s unreliable.

      It’s unfortunate that effectively working in games required interacting with the sometimes volatile online gaming community. Pretty combative comments and threats appeared online against me, and even Mandy. Mandy voluntarily wrote and recommended responses to people online. Mandy’s letter refers to a Tumblr post she wrote and says that I wrote it, yet it’s her voice, her thoughts, her statement. Michelle will confirm that that Mandy wrote that herself and said at the time she worried people wouldn’t believe she wrote it. It wasn’t the only one she wrote.

      As for Hannah’s allegations – what I say now is not an excuse but to simply point out I had no idea and no clue about any of this. She said that I slapped her and choked her “out of the blue” and in public – this was during a day when Hannah and I were talking and making out in broad daylight near a wall and Hannah said something about BDSM and I said something like, “do you like to be choked and hit?” and she smiled and said, “yes”. If I’d known there was anything to apologize for I would’ve immediately. Nothing Hannah did then or in the many years after, ever suggested any discomfort with the situation or with me. In the years after, we flirted online and talked a lot about sex. Afterward we had sex many times whenever we were in the same city at the same time and she asked to get spanked and choked etc. Years later we invited her to live with us and she agreed—moving from another state. When she stayed with us I asked if she wanted the second bed or whether she’d just sleep in ours and she told me to throw away the extra bed. I never saw or heard a single complaint and it is tragic to only learn of this now.

      As for Jennifer’s allegations – Jennifer never saw me have sex with anyone she wasn’t also having sex with at the same time. Jennifer never watched me talk anyone into a bed that Jennifer wasn’t already in. We had many enthusiastically consensual encounters, including with one of her friends and many with Mandy. Jennifer lives in Europe and it’s hard to visit—and has obviously stayed in touch online with Mandy more than me. Before these allegations, the last I heard from Jennifer she asked me to get her a “Bernie for President” sticker and some collectors’ item sneakers for her partner—though I hadn’t seen her in ten years, there wasn’t a shadow of anything uncomfortable in our relationship until this.

      The only times Jennifer ever saw me in any kind of “kink spaces” or “BDSM” situations were:

      -Jennifer took me to a nearly-deserted sex club where her friend worked the first time I went to Berlin. I played chess with some guy and we left.
      -Jennifer met Mandy and me at a sex club for the Berlin Porn Festival—Mandy and I left early because it was too smoky and Mandy has asthma.
      -Jennifer asked me to spank her when we had sex. So I did—she didn’t complain.
      When Jennifer and I had sex with other women, in all cases nobody complained and I spent time with the other women for years afterward and we talked and laughed about these encounters afterward. There was nothing remotely BDSM-y going on with any of them.
      As for Viv… I never bought her breast implants. Mandy did, and I was not happy about it because it was a lot of money to splash out on someone we’d only known for a few months. Mandy’s signature is on the payment. I never “forced” Viv to move in with us from another state – she got a job in LA and Mandy asked if she wanted to stay with us. How could I force her to move? She had lots of other friends in LA and chose to move into our house, and stay in our bed rather than the couch, even though at the time we had a big living room. These things didn’t happen the way Viv describes them, but I understand: it was a break-up, there were hard feelings.

      Mandy published her attack with the obvious intent to hurt me and turn people away from me. Looking at it from the inside, it just hurts, but looking from the outside, it’s another one of her unpredictable outbursts, this time an attack on me…; broadcasting lies about me; formulating a smear campaign in an effort to cause me pain… years after we separated. She always loved that Courtney Love line “Some day you will ache like I ache.”

      I gave Mandy everything I could and tried to show her every way I knew how much I loved and adored her. If I didn’t love her I wish she’d told me sooner. I gave up everything for that “not-love”. I gave up a good portion of my life, time and effort for her and, even now, I still don’t regret it because the woman I knew then deserved it. This new Mandy hasn’t ever talked to me: the last texts I have from her are basically amicable ones about picking up her stuff, and she said she wasn’t angry, just had to move on.

      Even though she obviously wants me to suffer and cause me pain, I still hope things work out for her. I hope her illness is under control, I hope she feels loved by someone, I hope she finds peace, and I am sorry if she feels that I caused her any pain. All I ever wanted was for her to be happy. She was very sick, but I tried my best to build a world for her to be happy in.

      One last thing: I don’t have anything to hide about Mandy, Jennifer, Hannah or Viv—if any of our friends have concerns, feel free to get in touch. I can clarify anything.

      -Zak

      See Bro, how articulate I am? Spread the word. There was nothing even remote-ly Manson-esque about me or my little cult.

      • February 14, 2019 7:27 am

        Shannon Applecline? This is youi snt it. Ill have you know she wrote those reddit messages herself. Her thoughts. Her ideas.Her words. We just left the account open that had your name on it so thats how they went out then we had to fuck again so I didnt correct it until too late

    • February 16, 2019 1:21 am

      It’s up to a third post by now, slowly building momentum but inexorable, a thresher of counter-testimony that will bury all voices of dissent.

  45. Kentishly Kent permalink
    February 14, 2019 1:40 am

    Tao is unemployed again, the smell of Zak’s blood has dragged YDIS out of His torpour, and all the faithful are flocking to the altar. Let me take this opportunity to inform you that I have moved my practice to Plymouth : http://www.justplymouth.com/yoga-classes-with-gay-kent/

    • BACLF permalink
      February 14, 2019 2:39 am

      Just ply mouth… that’s Kent, alright!

  46. February 14, 2019 5:52 am

    Fave line: “She always loved that Courtney Love line ‘Some day you will ache like I ache.'” So mournful. So wounded. Said from such a lonely height, atop his cross.

    • February 14, 2019 7:10 am

      We are both big Martin Amis fans you might not know that or even know who he is. I guess she forgot about that part

      If your dazzled by my brilliant defense theres a $50 slot open on the patron now. Charlotte needs more tits and I told Mike at the beginning this KS thing was going to be a bad idea. He shouldve listened to me

    • Little Snow Giant Dick permalink
      February 14, 2019 9:35 am

      “As for the purported statement about having sex with a girl was like “raping a 12 year old”, there’s a reason why hearsay is excluded in courts – it’s unreliable.”

      In other words: yeah I said it, but there’s no other witnesses or proof to say that I did! Nah! Nah! Nah! Nah! Nah!

      • February 14, 2019 9:38 am

        Michelle saw the hole Mandy kicked in the door to our apartment that made us lose our security deposit. And right after that Mandy’s leg came off at the knee. Just snapped right off because thats how her bones are. Pookie you shoud have known not to kick holes in doors with your swet little bird wheelchair bones.

        You also should have known better than to try to punch me in the eye for my racist comments

    • February 14, 2019 10:43 am

      Magnificent, inhuman only in its perfection, its flawless appeal. No sign of distress, no tremble in his hand. He is composed, measured, eternally untouched. A perfect mixture of disappointment, pathos, courageous resignation and subtle thrusts, like the thrust through the shield. A true Dunyain. War is intellect. Wheels within wheels. Easily his greatest work.

  47. February 14, 2019 7:44 am

    Like just about everyone (or so it seems), I grabbed a copy of the special edition of Dungeons & Dragons: Art & Arcana. I may do a full review of the book at some point, but, to be honest, I mostly bought it for the reproduction of the 1975 version of Gary Gygax’s Tomb of Horrors (and Alan Lucien’s Tomb of Ra-Hotep, which inspired it), which was played at the very Origins in Baltimore, Maryland.

    It’s fascinating to see all the similarities and differences between the ’75 version and the 1978 TSR module. A difference I noticed is the Origins version does not include the elephantine juggernaut that is one of the most infamously cruel traps in a dungeon infamous for its cruelty.

    In pondering this, a thought occurred to me: there’s also a juggernaut of a very similar sort on the first level of M.A.R. Barker’s Jakállan Underworld. While there’s no way to know for sure if Gary borrowed the concept from Tékumel, it’s nevertheless interesting that the ’75 Origins tournament version, which is clearly an evolution of Alan Lucien’s original, does not have the juggernaut, whereas the later TSR version does.

    Assuming – and it’s a big assumption –that the juggernaut was inspired by Barker’s, the time frame makes sense. I doubt that Gygax would have seen the Jakállan Underworld by the summer of 1975. Assuming he ever saw it – or heard reports of it from either Barker or people in the Twin Cities with whom he had contact – it makes more sense to me that it’d be after Origins in 1975.

    But this is all a wild surmise without any evidence.

    • February 15, 2019 9:31 am

      To the subject at hand, one such Zak “Sabbath” Smith. I’m almost certain that he is, in fact, a bastard. I do disapprove of bastards. He also refused to *contribute* any artwork for the legendary megadungeon Dwimmermount.

      When I read that he threatened to kill a woman if she produced a bastard, I must say that I had a new found respect for him. A fleeting respect. He remains a bastard, lairing in his filthy den of iniquity. I’m almost certain that his mental problems are the result of venereal disease. Syphilis does such things to a person’s brain. We all know that it, and many other sorts of V.D. are rife among pornography actors and actresses.

      Those of you who wish to express you disgust at this bastard’s continuing presence, I encourage you to show it by purchasing a copy of Dwimmermount, the ACKs version. You’ll support DrivethruRPG, which will not do business with the bastard anymore. You’ll support Autarch, owned by that upstanding man, Alex Macris. I’m certain that he disapproves of bastards too. You’ll support me. You’ll also encourage me to proceed with my plans to set up a Patreon account dedicated to funding the development and publication of “Return To Dwimmermount”. A 20 dollar pledge will get you access to my inner thoughts as I methodically outline the module over the course of several years.

  48. Satine Phoenix failed her friend Mandy permalink
    February 14, 2019 9:46 am

    Grim Jim responds to the controversy while The Blob tries to get at him from behind, and somebody in the next room blasts death metal from a cheap Jap radio.

  49. February 14, 2019 10:14 am

    Blair has stuffed cotton in his ears and lashed himself to the prow of the ship, shouting so as not to hear the siren’s song: http://planetalgol.blogspot.com/2019/02/i-believe-women-i-believe-mandy-morbid_13.html

    • Aos permalink
      February 14, 2019 1:23 pm

      That’s just overflow from a fucking massive shunning that’s going down on Gplus.

  50. Captain Kirks DickBlood permalink
    February 14, 2019 11:12 am

    Deflect
    Attack
    Reverse Victim and Offender

    His pleas are more from a manipulative sociopaths playbook than a lawyers. I think he got basic advice over the phone (probably dad’s lawyer); don’t hit back too hard, play the victim, perhaps pipe up mildly about your own abuse, name check wimmen who probably won’t speak out against you. but it’s all Zak in the end. He’s currently gathering a defense portfolio to fight back solidly. Affirmations, testimonies, hard copies. Maybe a cost analysis of what he paid out of pocket for Mandy’s treatments. The prescriptions tattoos are the most compelling, but also represent a certain crazed notion of possession of another persons life. “This means 4ever.”

    Happy Valentines Day!

  51. February 14, 2019 1:13 pm

    There is stillness on the field. An army of men, from all the corners of the world, has gathered around the Black Fortress to lay waste to the Titan Zak. The ground trembles beneath their feet. Leading the van come Knights in White, resplendent in their rainbow-cloaks, trembling in their snow-white mail, their crippled queen urging them on, her handmaidens, dainty in gifted silk braiding her hair. Next come brave OSRmen, with sunken eyes and slumped shoulders, who have served the beast for years. Two men in the Titan’s own heraldry lead them, weapons bought with a Titan’s gold, eyes still moist with spent tears, traitors both. On the left flank come the detractors, those knights in tarnished mail and rotting hide, among them inbred warriors of Balance, soldiers of Law and Crimson-clad berserkers seeking war for wars sake. They have come to kill a Titan.

    The wind blows across empty bulwarks. No soldier is fool enough to man the ramparts of the Black Fortress. It does not matter, he faces them alone. Were it a thousand, or million times their number, it would make no difference. With imperial disdain, he gazes down from the walls of the Black Fortress at the vulgar host arrayed before him. He is unmoved.

    “For the Princess!” A chaotic clamouring erupts from the slavering horde. “Death to the defiler!” “Justice for the Princess!”

    They do it for justice. They war for rage, and morals, and a woman’s heart. They war for shame, and fear, and greed and hatred and envy. They are a hundred thousand against one, a hundred thousand little threads bound up in a single noose.

    He steps forward, crossing the moat with a single step. He faces them unmoved, proud, like Lucifer before the Celestial Court, his hands spread in a posture of both challenge and benevolence. He is golden, alabaster perfection, his kindly face understanding, welcoming. He is garbed in purple robes and golden light. Only his eyes are hard, like obsidean. Depths in which men drown.

    Missiles begin to rain down on him from the host, turning to gas against the Aegis, a gift of the God Mearls, and leaving not a single mark. He is unmoved.

    “I HAVE RAISED YOU UP.”

    His voice is clarion and thunderclap, whisper and melody. Some of the men arrayed against him weep with fear or adoration. Others tremble as they see him approach, the height of twenty men. The war cries stifle.

    “THERE ARE NOT 4 OUT OF 10 AMONG YOU WHO HAVE NOT FED AT MY TABLE.”

    He is incensed now, enraged with wounded pride, and so magnificent is his fury that the very sun wraps itself in cloud for fear of outshining such brilliance. He raises his hand and casts and thunder strikes through their ranks, laying waste to a hundred in an eye blink. The horde reels.

    Aaron the White, who is called Samurai, spits as he gets up, his ugly face maimed with molten flesh. He gives the charge, for knowledge that in the Blood of the Titan, all sins can be washed away. “FORWARD! FOR THE PRINCESS AND THE KNIGHTS OF THE OSR!”

    They charge, a disorganized rabble, gaining momentum like an avalanche, breaking around his ankles like a tidal wave. He is unmoved.

    “I HAVE SHELTERED AND NOURISHED YOU.”

    His left arm sweeps down, scything through their ranks, splintering spears and shields, reaping a harvest of men. Their blades shatter on his unmarked flesh. Their charge falters before his relentless advance. Horses and men are wrapped together in a tidal wave of broken bones and mangled flesh.

    “I HAVE FUCKED WOMEN YOU INCEL PIGFUCKERS.”

    Incandescent spears of light radiate out from his eyes, turning all before him into torches. He grabs an amazon from among their ranks, examining her leisurely whilst men hew at his ankles like lumberjacks. “SOME DAY,” he says kindly, crushing her in his fist till she pops like an overripe grape and red ruin runs down his perfect fist, “YOU WILL ACHE LIKE I ACHE.”

    The first arrow touches him when he is a tenth of the way to the princess. A well-forged tool, from the house of Hite, draws a miniscule furrow of red down his fine-boned cheek. It appears the God Mearls has withdrawn his Aegis. For a second he seems to hesitate, but it is only a momentary stillness, an illusion, a trick of the light. He is unmoved.

    “I HOPE THAT SPEAKS TO THE GENERAL CONCERNS.”

    More arrows are falling now, chipping away at his golden perfection, swords carving furrows and a new color of blood, blue, mangles with the red and black. He wades in, his fists crumpling metal and caving in ribcage with blows like meteor-strikes.

    Now from the side come the two traitors, one helmet shaped like a duck’s bill, one garbed in flowing armor of corroded Iron. Stalking from the side, their weapons from the Titan’s forges, they know his weakness, he has taught them well. “I denounce thee Traitor,” says the Billeted One, and stabs the Titan in his side, piercing flesh and bone. The Metal One lifts a great rock from the soil [1] and casts it at the Titan’s face. The Titan staggers, and men sweep over him like a swarm of rats, engulfing him in a blanket of a thousand stabbing, jagged knives.

    “I…”

    There is hope…

    “I HAVE WON AWARDS.”

    There is despair.

    “MINE ARE THE MOST LAUDED WORKS. I HAVE EARNED THE PRAISES OF ALL THE GODS. FOURFOLD CROWNS FOR THE DEVOURED LANDS. A LAUREL AND TEN BRONZE TRIPODS FOR THE RED AND PLEASANT ONE.”

    Rising from the tide like Aphrodite from the Sea he flings men in all directions of the wind. He gazes upon them with imperial disdain, searching for the woman who raised this storm against him. When sees her there is no change in his expression. Stuart and his Princess flee in terror at his fury.

    On a hill, the fallen king of the OSR looks down upon his erstwhile God. He is leaner now, his armor hangs from him like a display stand. His armies, few in number but willing, await his command. King James is silent, and looks as though he has awakened from a dream. “What orders Sire?” they ask. He says nothing, only shaking his head. “What orders?” A single tear runs down his cheek.

    On the field, the horde is undiminished, though ten thousand lie dead on the field. Zak raises his fist and brings it down on the ground, splitting the earth, scattering men in all directions. One of them weathers the shockwave. It is Chenier, garbed in the armor of the Black Fortress. Though enemy blades have been stalled a thousand times by Zak’s hand, his drives in his spear, like all the rest. A thing called Peterson haunts his dreams.

    “MINE IS THE FULCRUM OF THE WORLD. THE VERY MEASURE AGAINST WHICH ALL THINGS MUST BE MEASURED.”

    He is unmoved, possessed of a terrifying density. Juxtaposed against his golden form men seem permeable like fog. He wades through the army, undaunted, as confident of victory as he was when he set out, and were he not slowing down, were his blows not tardy and were he not bleeding from a million cuts, one would have believed his words the truth and the world a lie. But he falters, finally vulnerable. The princess watches his fall, one cannot tell what she truly thinks. Perhaps she is glad, perhaps she is sad. Who can say.

    He begins to keel over slowly, knees buckling like vast hinges, blood-stained hands now stretched for balance. Like some primordial oak, like the very Tree of Life he topples, quaking the ground. Men are thrown up and down as though the ground were a tablecloth that is wrenched from them.

    “I GAVE UP EVERYTHING FOR YOUR NON-LOVE.”

    Men swarm over him. It is no war now, but butchery. A thousand tiny knives, chipping away at his golden face, his alabaster skin. Some cackle with sick glee, others weep as they kill their protector. Their god. They are drenched in his blood, turned azure against the twilight.

    His last words are no different from his first.

    “I CAN CLARIFY ANYTHING.”

    The chopping continues. Some men turn away from home, their duty done, their arms weary. Others hew on, their skin covered in azure gore, their eyes spread open wide. Hewing and hacking and sawing. ABSOLUTION! they cry, chopping at his flesh. ABSOLUTION! they turn towards the empty sky. FORGIVE US OUR TRESPASSES! they shriek, devouring his flesh, ripping at his innards like dogs. WE HAVE SLAIN THE SUPREME EVIL! WE HAVE WASHED OURSELVES IN ITS BLOOD. WIPE AWAY OUR SINS! WE ARE PURE NOW!

    PLEASE!

    FORGIVE US!

    PLEASE!

    PLEASE!

    The chopping continues long into the night. There is no one to answer their prayers.

    ***

    In a tiny hall on a hill in the Nether Lande, a prince perches on a ramshackle throne, a single leg dangling over an armrest, sharpening a blade in solemn contemplation. A retainer perches over, questioning. “What if he were innocent sire?”

    A prince only smiles. “It would have made no difference.”

    [1] For in those days men had the blood of heroes and could perform great feats of strength

    • February 14, 2019 1:55 pm

      I am Shannon Appelcline and I’m the guy who ends up writing these histories. Gird thyself for the verdict of my inexorable revenge.

    • Bigby's Affirmative Consent Lubed Fist permalink
      February 14, 2019 3:09 pm

      I wouldn’t call him a titan, merely a midge in a nation of mites. Funny, this news hasn’t even made a blip in larger nerd circles than Reddit and the OSR blogosphere.

    • February 14, 2019 3:42 pm

      For the OSR? I think drama-wise he was the big dog in Lotfp, the big guy, with “real” media credit and some connections. Followers, social media etc. It was on reddit right?

      • Bigby's Affirmative Consent Lubed Fist permalink
        February 14, 2019 4:25 pm

        The OSR is just a tiny community in the tiny RPG community. I regularly check out a variety of SFF sites, and this kerfuffle doesn’t even rate a mention.

      • Timotheus permalink
        February 14, 2019 5:10 pm

        Yeah, even his good buddy China Mieville forgot to disavow him.

      • Bigby's Affirmative Consent Lubed Fist permalink
        February 14, 2019 6:38 pm

        Mieville had his own ‘taking advantage of naive fangirls’ scandal a few years back. He was actually the original inspiration of my ‘joke woke bloke’ line.

    • Let me tell you about my character permalink
      February 14, 2019 7:03 pm

      Magnificent.

  52. February 14, 2019 3:05 pm

    One more thing, Zak. Now that you are down, I am going to stand on that sad little bird chest of yours and piss into your whiny, screeching little bitch mouth.

    Forever.

    Paybacks, Zak. As much a bitch as you are.

  53. Bigby's Affirmative Consent Lubed Fist permalink
    February 14, 2019 3:24 pm

    It was like I was some big hatred in his life, and he was one of any number of people banned from RPGnet in 2013, and one of several who unsuccessfully tried to go over the heads of the mods to get me to let them back in.

    • Timotheus permalink
      February 14, 2019 5:08 pm

      That has to be the hardest hit to Zak. Having it rubbed in his face that he is just one of a throng of gadflies.

  54. February 14, 2019 3:24 pm

    I believe lovely, lovely estrogen!

    That’s all I got.

    #blOwSR

  55. Let me tell you about my character permalink
    February 14, 2019 11:54 pm

    Can anyone read the “for backers only” updates on Zak’s Kickstarter?

    • Vancianmagic permalink
      February 15, 2019 6:23 am

      Oh man, even when some girl is supporting Zak, he still comes of as vicious creep. Over on his updated announcement, one of his roommates says he tried to lure her into making porno’s with him and tried to manipluate her again by telling her she couldn’t be on his D&D show unless she was a sex worker herself.

      Zak, you vicious, horrific, bastard. Trying to get woman into the pornography is as low as convincing them to try heroin or becoming a prostitute. You used people in every way you possibly could think of either sexually, finaciality, or mentialy. I really hope more people will look behind this persona you created and understand how much a danger you are.

      • My 14-year-old self, circa 1985 permalink
        February 15, 2019 8:04 am

        “Of course honey you have to suck my dick first if you want to play in my campaign. That’s how D&D works !”

      • Tipper permalink
        February 15, 2019 8:05 am

        Bad, bad pornography!

      • Hehaw permalink
        February 15, 2019 8:55 am

  56. Hehaw permalink
    February 15, 2019 8:53 am

    • February 16, 2019 3:35 pm

      We are getting there. Still recommending popular movie-shots of women being abused like Jack Nicholson in the Shining juxtaposed against recognisable quotes from his apology letter.

  57. Captain Kirks Dick Blood permalink
    February 15, 2019 9:39 am

    These skanks are as dumb as fucking bricks. Readily admitting how they got sucked into charismatic peoples lives may as well be saying “baaaaaah” like a goddamn sheep. How would anybody expect that they noticed anything?

    Every one of them were attracted to these tattooed vermin because their dinner times growing up were like the Rodney Dangerfield scene in Natural Born Killers. Some will eventually mature and realize they were idiots hanging out with scum, but a few will maintain the Stockholm syndrome for the creeps. Patty Hearst got raped in a closet but soon was aiming rifles for the same shitheads. You see it again and again.

    Goddamn all these people are fucking slime.

  58. Lamentations of Gary Gygax’s e permalink
    February 15, 2019 11:29 am

    Ding ding ding! Patreon down to $207 a month. Zpastic is winning! Alas he still has 65?faithful hoping one day to play whatever the fuck it is Zpastic calls D&D. $2584 annually? I don’t think that’s enough to support his unfaltering crank habit.
    Please dig deep Zpastic needs more crank so he can make more suck poopetz to defend himself!

    • February 15, 2019 4:21 pm

      Fuck my worst prediction came thru. That means his apology worked to the point people actually resubscribed, which was always going to be a possibility. The titan rises anew. Immortal Zak.

      • Bigby's Affirmative Consent Lubed Fist permalink
        February 15, 2019 4:40 pm

        There’s always the possibility that he kicked in his own money to make it look like he wasn’t in a free fall/death spiral.

      • February 15, 2019 11:49 pm

        Yeah its weird how his subscription numbers keep falling but the money keeps rising. 61 at 196 a month now. Half of the pre-Mandy kurfuffle.

      • Fake Woke White Wolf permalink
        February 16, 2019 12:04 am

        As long as he has one odd sock in the shit box, there will be fresh accounts lining up to support him online.

  59. Captain Kirks Dick Blood permalink
    February 15, 2019 12:08 pm

    20 years ago in a Tijuana oddity shop an old beaner sold me a magical camera that lets me make take photos of alternate timelines. Behold what might have been had Zak not embraced the skeeve and if Mandy’s dad and uncles weren’t super-horny mega-molesters:

    http://www.erinwheelerphotography.com/2018/09/mandy-zak-married-chesapeake-beach-resort-and-spa-wedding/

    • FEAR OF THE UNBLOWN permalink
      February 15, 2019 5:01 pm

      I suppose Zak would be a ginger in at least one alternate timeline.

      Now take a picture from the timeline where Zak has to give BJs to dirty old men just to pay rent and his tuition at Scrap Princess’s Art Academy.

  60. go fuck yourself permalink
    February 15, 2019 12:53 pm

    I love to seeing SJW fags eat their own. Hope to see his suicide soon and many other liberal faggots kill themselves off in the future.

    • Bigby's Affirmative Consent Lubed Fist permalink
      February 15, 2019 2:30 pm

      Bless your pointy little head, you sound like one of those QAnon idiots.

    • Timotheus permalink
      February 15, 2019 8:18 pm

      I remember when the random trolls that showed up here could actually form a coherent argument based on the accused’s words and deeds rather than the pearl-clutching “SJWs looked at my butt” faggotry.

  61. I'm Pissing Caltrops permalink
    February 15, 2019 4:39 pm

    Shithead’s sister-wives who are coming out of the woodwork to defend him don’t seem to be doing much good. I think most folks, save for the crusaders like wundergeek or the rubberneckers like us, have moved on. Most folks seem to be done with talking about the whole affair.

    If Mandy is a victimhood-seeking attention-whore, why has she kept a low profile for 2 years? If she’s so sick she can’t even run, let alone have sex more than once a day, how does she kick hard enough to destroy a door? We’re all supposed to believe that Mandy is an aggressive sex-crazed maniac and poor little shithead is a guy who just had to go along with it? Remember when porn guy James Deen was accused of rape and abuse and a several women came forth to defend him yet shithead pilloried him? I think his hashtag was “we believe our druid” or somesuch.

    The other thing to remember is that the world of porn is rife with confused boundaries between abuse/love/rape/etc. Anyone ever read the book by John Holmes’ teenage girlfriend? Pretty much explains everything.

  62. I'm Pissing Caltrops permalink
    February 15, 2019 5:08 pm

    Remember when everyone was standing with Stoya over the James Deen thing?

    dndwithpornstars blogspot com/2015/11/speedy-tree-maze.html

    Shoe. Meet other foot.

  63. February 15, 2019 5:50 pm

    No no no nono
    Zak buddy do not do this to me with close to 1300 unsold copies of FB&M in the warehouse
    Running dangerously out of stock on everything else
    I need the spice to pay the printer

  64. The RPG Pundit permalink
    February 15, 2019 6:01 pm

    I just wanted to say that all women are lying whores and every rape claim is a filthy lie to get the white race down.
    Except for this one.

  65. February 15, 2019 6:12 pm

    People with privilege – white dudes, people who weren’t directly harmed by Zak. Now is when you need to pick up the torch. Keep holding @Gen_Con ‘s feet to the fire, because after a week of this shit, Zak’s victims and marginalized folks are fucking exhausted. #AbuseIsNotAGame

  66. BACLF permalink
    February 15, 2019 10:03 pm

    Forget Zak, forget our petty differences for a while and remember the reason why we play… to prepare us to cope with the death traps lurking for us in abandoned crack houses…

    Always, ALWAYS, have a ten foot pole handy!

  67. February 16, 2019 8:39 am

    My Interactions With Zak
    When I told people I was thinking about starting a D&D blog, several people warned me about Zak Sabbath (DnD With Pornstars). Nothing clear, nothing concrete, but the equivalent of “don’t get into an elevator alone with this guy” or “watch your drink” or “there’s something off about him”.

    Zak is one of the main reasons I keep my real life completely separate from my RPG work. I’m so glad I set that up from day one.

    I joined G+ at Arnold K (Goblin Punch)’s invitation and puttered around, blogging away. Zak turned up in a couple of comment sections, being charming and helpful and welcoming and all that, but we didn’t really have an interaction until Sept. 2017.

    You can read the full thread here. I’d asked for advice on heist modules. Someone recommended Blades in the Dark. Zak replied immediately with “never promote Evil Hat”, and I replied with.

    “If I added the disclaimer “only post modules published by people n feuding, potentially feuding, offended by, or offending Zak S.”… I’m not sure how many responses I’d get. Ever. To anything.”

    Not the most mature response, but by this point I’d read enough to start to get a sense of how Zak worked. I thought he was an internet tough guy; an alpha nerd with a Faberge ego who’d pick a fight with the sky on a cloudy day. And I had nothing to lose by calling him on it. I don’t mind losing fights. If things went nuclear I could delete everything and walk away.

    Because there were rumours. Call out Zak and “They” would start harassing you. “They” never turned up, but Zak did. We had a discussion in a private thread (which you can read here). In 6 posts total, he told me everything I needed to know. Please, read it.

    Some of his arguments were logical. Some were appeals to my good nature. But they all lead to the same place. Arguing with Zak is like fighting smoke. You stop believing yourself. You lose track of your own principles, your own views, until eventually all that’s left is Zak. The only way to make him go away was to make him think he won.

    After that discussion, I could never see Zak as anything other than a liar, a manipulator, and a hypocrite; a Nixonian troll with a silver tongue and an Enemies List. I showed the conversation to a few people over the years. Some saw what I saw. Some didn’t. Most just weren’t sure.

    And despite “knowing what Zak was”, despite calling him out once or twice, what Mandy, Hannah, Jessica, and Vivka described shocked me.

    If someone I trust had come to me on Feb 9th and told me, in point form, all the things in Mandy’s post, I wouldn’t have believed them. It’s just too awful, too cartoonishly evil. Sure, Zak was a blowhard and an old-school intellectual troll but he wasn’t a monster.

    But by Feb 10th there could be no doubt.

    I was fooled. We were all fooled. Just because I poked fun at Zak doesn’t mean I had any better idea of what was under the shell than anyone else. The revelations surprised and frightened me.

    Now if you’ll excuse me, I must return to my massive colonization of “Veins of the Earth”. StuPat will come around to liking me again. I just know it. I just have to work harder.

  68. Satine Phoenix failed her friend Mandy permalink
    February 16, 2019 9:49 am

    But…but…she punched me!

    zak/Langouste Yesterday at 8:31 AM
    well they made a choice weighing principal vs their own best interest and so did ithis is important stuffimagine you were falsely accused at this level of heinousness–you’d see it as important, I assume
    Cavegirl Yesterday at 8:34 AM
    If I were accused of this sort of thing my response would have been very different but I suspect, based on previous discussions, we are operating from very different starting axioms so I’m not sure it’s worth going into that.
    zak/Langouste Yesterday at 8:37 AM
    i got accused on a sunday, vetted and hired a lawyer by monday night and did what everyone i know who’s a public figure and every lawyer i talked to said and what i thought was right: put out a public statement
    Cavegirl Yesterday at 8:38 AM
    I don’t doubt that
    my public statement would have looked very different to yours. As I say, different starting axioms.
    zak/Langouste Yesterday at 8:39 AM
    well what are your different axioms?
    Cavegirl Yesterday at 8:47 AM
    to briefly summarize, I consider myself to be fallible and that the hurt of others is normally genuine. Combined with a different approach to, you know, morality in general (recall our differences RE: desirable outcomes in online debates, in which i was something of a bleeding hearted softie).My response would probably start from the foundation that there was something I’d done to warrant this, and that my perceptions of events were likely biased. So, my statement would largely consist of an acknowledgement of the hurt felt by the accuser and my part in that. I would do my best to make a sincere apology and offer to make ammends. My assumption would be that even if I hadn’t intended to cause harm or realised that I was doing so, i still did so without meaning to, and that it would be my responsibility to fix that to the best of my ability.Fundamentally, even if I privately felt that I was in the right, I would do everything in my power to fix what I could, and place doing right by those hurt above my own needs.These things are difficult. No doubt it would be deeply unpleasant for me. But I hold myself to certain standards (both as a result of past traumas and as a matter of my faith) and that informs how I respond to these things.
    zak/Langouste Yesterday at 8:48 AM
    Then you’d go to jail.Like: if you don’t defend yourself you’d go to jail. Bc the things Mandy said are jail things
    her hurt could be real but the accusations aren’t and im not going to pretend they are just to be nice
    Cavegirl Yesterday at 8:50 AM
    I would hope that things could be repaired enough that my accusers didn’t press charges. Are yours doing so?If I ended up in jail, though, I’d be there with my conscience as clean as I could manage.
    zak/Langouste Yesterday at 8:50 AM
    @Cavegirl attempts at repair have been attempted, she won’t talk to the accused. like most accusers on the internetalso: my sympathy for viral outrage mongers left a looooooong time ago. i loved her but seriously no
    Cavegirl Yesterday at 8:55 AM
    well then. I don’t know what advice I can give you except patience and signs of contrition. I’ll be honest, when I saw this come up it absolutely gutted me. I’m an abuse survivor. I held you in high esteem. I have been a mess because of all this.I am literally crying as I type this. It isn’t easy and it can’t be for you either.I had hoped that the statement from you were were waiting for would… well, would reflect the values I stated earlier. Contrition, willingness to accept responsibility, etc. I’m not sure there’s much to be gained from continuing this conversation at this point.
    zak/Langouste Yesterday at 8:57 AM
    i don’t think it’s an act of good faith to be contrite toward a person who is attacking me. Someone punches you, you don’t go “Im sorry”. And that’ s not a metaphor: she fucking punched me. Its in the statement.
    Cavegirl Yesterday at 8:58 AM
    as I say. This is where you and I differ. Operating from different assumptions.
    zak/Langouste Yesterday at 8:59 AMso if someone punched you int he face you’d go “im sorry”
    Cavegirl Yesterday at 9:01 AM
    I mean probably yeah. That’d be my intention, at least. It’s the standard I’d want to hold myself to.
    zak/Langouste Yesterday at 9:01 AM
    ok, to me, that standard leads to this person punching everyone
    Cavegirl Yesterday at 9:02 AMAs I say, different base assumptions.
    zak/Langouste Yesterday at 9:03 AM
    do you not see how that leads to everyone getting punched? i mean: that’s storygames.

    Willingness to admit fault? Pacifism? Contrition? Mercy? That’s bad. That’s storygames.
    I think that tells you everything you need to know.

    • Bigby's Affirmative Consent Lubed Fist permalink
      February 16, 2019 7:12 pm

      i got accused on a sunday, vetted and hired a lawyer by monday night and did what everyone i know who’s a public figure and every lawyer i talked to said and what i thought was right: put out a public statement

      Christ, he’s a dumbasss, you hire the lawyer to put out the statement, you don’t do it yourself.

      I was never a fan, how the fuck did he ever convince anyone that he was smart?

      • Timotheus permalink
        February 16, 2019 8:21 pm

        All of us here called out his lack of talent from day one.

        But the fact that the Top Men in the blOwSR ooohed and awwwed over vorneheim and rapeland is indicative of a couple of things.

        Despite the dudes in the blOwSR congratulating themselves on how creative they are, the truth is otherwise. Dimmermount was a milestone. So was Arrows of Shittra. Both suck, of course, as is well-documented. The bar was pretty low, his haphazard products contrasted well, I guess, and people gushed, like the chief propagandist of the blOwSR, Matt Finch.

        And, though it is cruel to keep pointing it out, gamers liked Zak because of the tit factor. And he marketed the hell out of it, and they were drawn to it.

      • Arneson's Spectre permalink
        February 16, 2019 10:05 pm

        No respectable attorney who vetted that statement would have ever advised him to publish that statement. Clearly there is no lawyer.

      • Hehaw permalink
        February 17, 2019 9:03 am

        It’s absolutely laughable how panicked Zattaka has become. From ” Mr. Too cool-for-you” to this babbling, crybaby, idiot who’s losing his shit by the second because he doesn’t have a clue as to what to do.

        Yeah, Zak, I would be more than a little nervous. You were involved in with a woman who has serious mental and physical problems, and many of the things you’ve done and admitted too will be a three-course dinner for the pit bull lawyer she retains to go after your ass.

        Your legacy is over, your career is over, and when this ordeal is over, you will be too.

  69. I'm Pissing Caltrops permalink
    February 16, 2019 12:14 pm

    “she fucking punched me” says a man who used said punching woman’s fragility as a shield. Despite having a disease that cripples her to the point that violent or quick movements could cause her internal organs to become detached, she’s able to break doors and punch a grown man.

    • February 16, 2019 1:22 pm

      I thought he said something racist and the surge of righteousness strengthened my arm beyond the usual noodle slap. You know how a single mom can lift a car off her kids? Racism is my adrenaline ant strength.

      • Chinychingchang permalink
        February 16, 2019 2:34 pm

        He must be shitting in his pants thinking he could possibly go to jail. 😆😂

        Somewhere in Hollywood. In a filthy, shitbox of an apartment. A man with half a haircut, bad tattoos, and who inks the same squiggly lines over or uses his penis to make ends meet, begins to cry…

      • Franky Panky permalink
        February 16, 2019 4:40 pm

        Don’t be too certain of that. Zak has the tools to do well in jail. Sure, he’ll take it in the ass, and in the mouth, quite a bit at first, but eventually he will transform his fellow inmates into his little Trilbys. I’m not talking about the hat style either.

        Patreon stands at 60 patrons and $195.

      • I'm Pissing Caltrops permalink
        February 16, 2019 8:11 pm

        Somewhere in Helsinki in a tiny shitbox appartment full of unsold copies of Isle of the Unknown, a man and a half with long curly locks is gnawing his finernails, wondering if his cash cow will ever provide again…

      • Timotheus permalink
        February 16, 2019 8:24 pm

        Ha! Or licking his chops, knowing his fanbase as he does. He’s said he’d publish Varg’s BS before, so he’ll stick with The Attack for the transgressiveness it gives his brand.

      • February 16, 2019 8:34 pm

        Please someone buy
        As of now I have 205 R&PL 322 Vornheim 1275 FB&M in the warehouse
        Nearly €50000 of unsold product
        DTRPG won’t take it
        please buy

      • Landifarne permalink
        February 17, 2019 9:56 am

        Holy fuck, I should totally buy a dozen of each book, Uber it up to Zak’s place and pay him a few bucks to sign them all. They’ll be worth double their price in thirty years!

        Hmm…maybe he’ll take Lyft coupons instead.

  70. Captain Kirks Dick Blood permalink
    February 16, 2019 3:53 pm

    That Zak ever made any kind of money in pornography is a laugh. Anybody who does a bit of research will see its pretty much hype. His online filmographies (that he has no control over) list maybe 8 films, mostly some niche burlesque crap (burlesque in general was huge for a little while some years ago) or porn punk where they fucked on rusty engine blocks. And at least two of those were non-sex “punk #3” roles. Look at a major porn site like Xhamster and it looks like lots of Mandy Morbid stuff with Zak in a couple, but you soon see its like the same 2 or 3 home movies cut into many bits.

    I think that Zako got a handful of small roles in these Burlesque and punk things because of his skeevy circle of whores and punk fag hairdressers he knew. When his gaming blog and persona were forming, he shot some cheap home crap to get clips on the free porn sites to “prove” his star status.

    I actually knew somebody some years ago who did make-up and she was desperate so a college friend of hers got her a couple gigs at these big gang bang shoots that were popular. She said she saw a couple guys who were pointed out to her as dudes who in the 90’s and early 2000’s did a ton of porn. Big productions, gonzo scenes, and what not. She saw them leave in crappy tore-up old cars including a years old beat up Geo. So porn don’t pay for guys. I heard a couple hundred is typical for a non-big name veteran doing a mid-size porn production scene,

    Zak has stated “I have sex for money.” Yeah, toss that couple hundy on the pile daddy sent you. It’s clear he got laid a lot; he’s a Svengali in scenes chock-packed with lost whores. But that he is any true kind of porn “star” is the biggest joke in gaming. Next to Alexis being some kind of gaming “master” that is.

  71. OA, BD permalink
    February 16, 2019 7:02 pm

    Oscar Anderson Likes this.

  72. Bigby's Affirmative Consent Lubed Fist permalink
    February 16, 2019 7:38 pm

    LexiTao calls it like it is:

    Clearly, whatever he was offering, despite being a garbage human being down to his boots, it was what a lot of players and pundits considered respectable, “quality” content, worthy of praise, distribution and appreciation …

    … that being the cold, bitter, brutal reality that most people just will not face: that Zak probably had his head up his ass the whole time, and that many, many people just would not SEE it.

    ………

    Welcome. Welcome to what a few of us started to say on the first day. Welcome to the argument that hundreds of ordinary, common, non-moderator bulletin board contributors recognized in the first hundred words of the first twattle that Zak spewed. “This guy is full of shit. Why do you like him?”

    http://tao-dnd.blogspot.com/2019/02/welcome-to-punch.html

    • Timotheus permalink
      February 16, 2019 8:37 pm

      Probably the first time in Lexy’s life he could actually, truthfully say “I told you so.”

    • Arneson's Spectre permalink
      February 16, 2019 10:11 pm

      Big deal. Sexy Lexy also told us “Water is wet.”

      In painful, dull, excruciating, count the hexes on the fucking map overly verbose detail.

    • Franky Panky permalink
      February 16, 2019 11:22 pm

      How’s that Patreon working out for you Professor of D&D Lexy? 48 Patrons? Ah, but $412 month. Is that in Canadian currency? I note that you are threatening to create a podcast. Just what the we need, the sound of your voice with that appalling Canadian accent. The one that sounds like the speaker is severely brain damaged. Wait, that’s every Canadian accent.

      That post… Is Lexy planning a power grab? Muscling his way into the diyD&D guru space that Zak filled or at least squatted in?

    • Captain Kirks Dick Blood permalink
      February 17, 2019 12:53 pm

      Hate to say it, but I’m on team Lexi with this one (shudder).

  73. Arneson's Spectre permalink
    February 17, 2019 5:05 am

    So none of the Zak faithful have come to his defense not counting the ones who are clearly Zak’s sockpuppets anyway. It must be painfully clear now to Zak that his followers were only there for the lovely ladies of (scab punk) porn.

    A reluctant tip of the hat to Venger Ass Nasty Satanist. He’s a giant semi-literate doofus, but at least he had the good sense to know what side his bread is buttered on by cutting ties and throwing under the bus so quickly.

  74. Captain Kirks Dick Blood permalink
    February 17, 2019 1:12 pm

    Zak Trash at his most Zakkish:

    02-18-2017, 09:09 PM

    I want to clarify here, because I think it’s important: He didn’t threaten my children, that I’m aware of. The phone call that I received came from a cheap prepaid phone purchased in the city he lives, but millions do. The phone call directly referenced him, and things he’s specifically obsessed with. Around that time, I received an email rerouted through the United Arab Emirates which featured a photo of my child’s school and a number of very specific threats. I don’t know who did that, but it referenced things he’s said about me which were not true, and at the time, he lived some 20~ minutes from me.

    I know every time he brings me up, because I tend to wake up to a stream of threats and very disturbing anonymous messages.

    I don’t know how much of this is done directly. I know he’s told his fans to “destroy” people and “get at them” before. This is all well-documented – and I’m really, really tired of trying to validate my abuse. And, once it came out how his fans were threatening my kids, he put up a sarcastic, joking post to his fans telling them to stop threatening my children. I’ll note, he told them to stop threatening my children. Which as far as I’m concerned is a direct admission that he endorses the attacks against me. Just not my kids.

    For the past seven or so years, he’s screenshotted and saved everything I say online, even things I’ve said in private groups, in spite of thorough blocks. I’ve had to aggressively block people suspected of being his sock puppets. At one time, a friend of mine being harassed by him actually had an associate who is a plagiarism expert identify a few of his sock puppet accounts who write exactly like him.

    And right now, he’s very, very obviously impersonating a member of the RPG community, a mod on RPG net. He’s been impersonating this RPG net mod for over a year, constantly talking himself up. He’s slipped up in a way that makes it painfully transparent (he first posted under the false account on Reddit, referencing Zak as “I” from the impersonating account. Then, almost immediately, he deleted the impersonating post. He reposted the exact same thing under his personal account. When called on it, he said it wasn’t him and it didn’t happen. When logs were shown, his story changed and now he’s saying it isn’t him, but someone that shares a computer with him, who has been impersonating this community figure for over a year to defend him and talk him up. And who writes with an almost laughably similar style to him.

    As well, in his most recent game, he named a murderous trans vampire who asks people about social justice issues, and murders them if they answer insufficiently, after a noted trans RPG developer who his fans have hounded and harassed before. Why did they harass and hound her? Because during her last Kickstarter, she removed a stretch goal by someone who went on the limb defending his harassment campaigns.

    I think the idea that I can “talk out my issues in a mature way” is actually a thing I can do here. My issue is that he stalks me. He saves everything I say online. His fans threaten me and my family. I have tried for the better part of a decade to get him to leave me the fuck alone, but he absolutely under no circumstances will not. This isn’t some thing where I can sit down with a cup of tea and meet him half way. And it’s not just about me. He’s abused a number of figures in the RPG community. He’s currently impersonating someone who banned him on a role playing game forum. Let that sink in for a second. FOR OVER A YEAR, HE’S IMPERSONATED SOMEONE WHO BANNED HIM ON A PRETENDY FUN TIME GAME FORUM. This is not some rational disagreement. He’s a stalker. He’s an abuser. I’m not going to kindly ask him to pretty please stop abusing me and everyone else he’s abusing. Because I have before. It didn’t work. It won’t work.

    David A Hill Jr
    Freelance Writer
    Independent Game Designer

    • February 17, 2019 2:50 pm

      Whoah that is some fucked up shit if that checks out. Do we have an archived link of Zak telling his minions to stop going after the dude’s children?

      • Captain Kirks Dick Blood permalink
        February 17, 2019 3:49 pm

        02-18-2017, 09:09 PM

        Originally posted by The young man in the cafe View Post

        Thing is… Zak S has straight up threatened David’s kids before, amoung other horrid things. David is well past the point where him forgiving Zak is possible.

        Seriously, if David is your favorite writer, then maybe ask him about what is going on.
        This is probably stupid. But whatever.

        I want to clarify here, because I think it’s important: He didn’t threaten my children, that I’m aware of. The phone call that I received came from a cheap prepaid phone purchased in the city he lives, but millions do. The phone call directly referenced him, and things he’s specifically obsessed with. Around that time, I received an email rerouted through the United Arab Emirates which featured a photo of my child’s school and a number of very specific threats. I don’t know who did that, but it referenced things he’s said about me which were not true, and at the time, he lived some 20~ minutes from me.

        I know every time he brings me up, because I tend to wake up to a stream of threats and very disturbing anonymous messages.

        I don’t know how much of this is done directly. I know he’s told his fans to “destroy” people and “get at them” before. This is all well-documented – and I’m really, really tired of trying to validate my abuse. And, once it came out how his fans were threatening my kids, he put up a sarcastic, joking post to his fans telling them to stop threatening my children. I’ll note, he told them to stop threatening my children. Which as far as I’m concerned is a direct admission that he endorses the attacks against me. Just not my kids.

        For the past seven or so years, he’s screenshotted and saved everything I say online, even things I’ve said in private groups, in spite of thorough blocks. I’ve had to aggressively block people suspected of being his sock puppets. At one time, a friend of mine being harassed by him actually had an associate who is a plagiarism expert identify a few of his sock puppet accounts who write exactly like him.

        Dunno about you, but all this shit makes me miss the mild walk-into-walls lunacy of Bloodymage’s gaming life. The world needs more Blooey’s and less Zak Smith’s.

        I wonder if Zak’s dad finally knows the extent of not just Zak’s nonsense over the years, but the circles he runs in. Skeevy tattooed vermin are one thing, but I can see pops saying something like “all this is about motherfucking Dungeons and Dragons? WTF???”

        It’s possible “Daddy Sabbath” has no idea. Wasn’t his name and profession known? Maybe somebody needs to make sure he (and maybe co-workers/partners) need to know about Sonny boy.

      • bloodymage permalink
        February 17, 2019 4:03 pm

        This damn Yahoo toolbar is MY abuser!
        Sigh! 😦

      • February 17, 2019 4:16 pm

        My dads deets Are Known but in the past you people were unwilling ot dox relatives. What happens in DIY dungeon games stays in DIY dungeon games. Unless of course your me and David Hills kids need a good scare

    • I'm Pissing Caltrops permalink
      February 17, 2019 3:33 pm

      David Hill is a fucking joke. A shitty writer who produces shitty game content. He’s the type of idiot who writes a book that goes to press with tons of typos, terrible sentence structure, missing sentences and rules explanations that go nowhere. And no, this isn’t Zak. I just remember the first time a bought a book by Dave Hill and it was shit (some mecha game or whatever.) Called him out on it and he basically said “so what.” Nice quality control you dipshit.

      This whole affair has been replete with shitty people yelling about shitty people. Wish we could just shove Dave Hill, wundergeek, Zak and the rest of their rabid loyalists into a battle royale arena and watch the blood spray…

      • February 18, 2019 9:27 am

        That’s basically my dilemma. On the one hand I believe Zak to be morally capable of these acts but on the other hand his opponents often turn out to be almost stereotypical wretches with tumblr accounts and painkiller addictions.

      • Aos permalink
        February 19, 2019 6:53 am

        It’s an OSR shit show, not a moral quandry.

      • February 19, 2019 12:03 pm

        Whoops, that must have been the 2e talking.

  75. Wisdom from ʞɐZ permalink
    February 18, 2019 12:57 am

    @ZakSmithSabbath 01-13-2019

    guy grooming products re often usually the same but cheaper than girl stuff but jesus the best kept secret is the schick lady quattro. fucking hella smooth especially if you shave your head or anything else round

    • Captain Kirks Dick Blood permalink
      February 18, 2019 8:43 am

      I gotta hundy that sez Zak Trash changes his look significantly soon. Grows his hair out, mebbe a short beard.

      Its the end of an era for him. Though he’ll still have scumbag followers, his gaming publically is at an end. His blog will go the way of Grognardia. Oh, he might bravely play up the bad boy image even more for a bit but it will be ill received. He’ll concentrate on his “art,” but I hope he’ll be stalked online to the extent any gallery that has a showing will be flooded with complaints. One can hope.

      BTW, is Kunt dead yet?

    • Franky Panky permalink
      February 18, 2019 10:37 am

      ʞɐZ, you ignorant sloven, or slut. Maybe you’re a slattern. No matter. The Schick lady quattro is not the same as a man’s razor. It doesn’t cut as well — differing blade angles, for starters. I’ll let you research the rest. Now that you’re gaming career is dead, dead oh so dead, as dead as if Kaskoid ran over it, backed up and then burned rubber on it with his death-scooter dead, you have plenty of free time for such inane pursuits.

      Kaskoid has these new high power Lithium Ion batteries on the thing. Accelerates from 0-50mph in less than 3 seconds. It’s like a 4 wheeled crotch rocket, only it runs very quietly. Quite the stealth vehicle. What does he do with it? Gets high on some ‘SoCal Cosmic’ and tries to run over squirrels at the park near his house. Apparently they all remind him of the Brothers Blume.

      He has like a dozen squirrel silhouettes painted on the front grill of the thing now.

      • February 18, 2019 11:06 am

        If this site ever goes down the detailed character study of Tim Kask, Roller Warrior will be one of the memories I take with me. Outstanding.

      • Franky Panky permalink
        February 18, 2019 11:31 am

        Lest you think that I am making this up, I direct you to Kaskoid’s very own blog, kaskoid.blogspot.com/ where he first discusses his scooter, and then to the comments section, where he expresses his wish to begin transforming his mobility device into something lethal. His first idea was a horn (klaxon) and some horns — like a bull’s — in order to impale people. However, he realized that this would require him to stop and removed the impaled body before he could continue his spree. Then he remembered the Juggernaut from Tomb of Horrors. A light-bulb over the head moment. Gary was such an inspiration, even when he was ripping off everyone around him.

        Of course if Kaskoid ever found out that I, Prince of the OSR and his long-time friend, have been discussing him, I’m certain that he would yank off James Ward’s prosthetic foot and shove it up My ass. I learned from My brief time with Lorraine Williams that I really dislike things shoved up My ass.

  76. February 18, 2019 11:43 am

    Apparently D&D Beyond has now erased the names of ALL of the Consultants from their online PHB credits, as the way to bend over to SJW demands without risking a lawsuit for picking off individual contributors.

    They’re literally unpersoning people from history now. Because that’s what the PHB credits are now: history. They’re not a prize, an ongoing title, or something that can be undone. They represent something that actually happened: a bunch of us were hired to consult on the 5th edition of D&D. Removing those credits amounts to trying to rewrite history, and nothing else.

    Congrats, Wizards of The Coast: you’re Stalinists working at the beck and call of the little Stalins of post-modern progressivism, for whom truth has no meaning whatsoever.

    ¡Maldita sea, Mearls! I will put a spell on you.

    Currently smoking:The ashes of my one claim to fame in the RPG world.

    • Bigby's Affirmative Consent Lubed Fist permalink
      February 18, 2019 1:22 pm

      Poor Pundejo, crying out for… how you say… social justice…

    • I'm Pissing Caltrops permalink
      February 18, 2019 1:24 pm

      This is awesome. Pundejo basically stating that his work can’t stand on its own without being propped up by a very minor credit as a consultant 5 years ago…

      I don’t see Ken Hite or Robin Laws bitching about the change…

    • Landifarne permalink
      February 18, 2019 5:37 pm

      Next you’ll be calling them “little Eichmanns”. What a burn.

  77. Mandy Morbid's fat rolls permalink
    February 18, 2019 1:30 pm

    honestly, who wouldn’t abuse a fat cow like mandy? A literal fucking whore who’s only option was to be neelix’s face double on star trek voyager. Too bad she didn’t die from the abuse.

    • I'm Pissing Caltrops permalink
      February 18, 2019 1:33 pm

      Is that you again Zak?

  78. Bigby's Affirmative Consent Lubed Fist permalink
    February 18, 2019 2:15 pm

    Noisome weighs in… for the record, he had an epic flounce from Big Purple over the whole Zak thing years ago, when he and StuPat were both ‘stanning’ him hard:

    http://monstersandmanuals.blogspot.com/2019/02/i-dont-know-what-to-think.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+MonstersAndManuals+%28Monsters+and+Manuals%29

    Bonus content: Scott Anderson is totally losing his shit over this kerfuffle… almost as badly as he loses his shit at any whiff that people would consider him a bigot.

    • Timotheus permalink
      February 18, 2019 3:29 pm

      Yeah, Scott Anderson has been having a public meltdown on other people’s blogs. I think I saw him on Turdkar and Lesbian Witch Boy’s blog comments crying.

      Here, I guess he is admitting to being a Christian Trump supporter? And too stupid to realize that Jesus would not have approved of Trump.

    • McGrog's Thoughtful Reader permalink
      February 19, 2019 3:13 am

      Anonymous 19 February 2019 at 00:54

      This is the first I’ve heard about any of these people, here are my thoughts:

      1) The dude is obviously a jerk, just look at his face and haircut
      2) Nothing polite can be said about the women
      3) They all seem to deserve each other
      4) I don’t care what happens to any of them, as long as it’s nothing good
      5) I’m tired of everything I like getting derailed to talk about drama between degenerate hipster creeps
      6) I’m not sure what actual abuse was even alleged?
      7) Don’t go to sex clubs or squat with weird poly couples, and especially don’t ask my sympathy when it works out predictably
      8) I am angry at having learned who these people are
      9) C’mon, just look at the dude’s face and haircut: can there be any question he’s terrible?

  79. Captain Kirks Dick Blood permalink
    February 18, 2019 3:33 pm

    Har!

    “Anonymous

    My first day posting on G+, I +1’d something he didn’t think should have been +1’d, and for years after that, he and I would have private arguments about what the meaning of and value of a +1 was. ”

    Awesome. For years he argued with some mook about what a +1 means. Oh man. I think a lot of hilarious gems are going to come out in the little details.

  80. Dani Jang permalink
    February 19, 2019 12:03 am

    I is want book. Many mouth say no, I say deliver as promise. you just make fire. You is bad as Zak. He write good book. Make many dollar. Fuck Yankee whores and command troops like Glorious Leader. Give book now.

    P.s. Me would love Mandee long time.

  81. February 19, 2019 7:53 am

    After much deliberation, I made the decision to remove Frank Mentzer as a Guest of Honor from Gary Con. His past misconduct and threatening behavior violate the ethics and harassment policies established by Gary Con. This was a difficult decision for me because Frank was a long-time friend and employee of my Dad, he has been to every Gary Con and had the honorarium of Old Guard attached to his name. He made significant contributions to the gaming industry in the 1980s with Basic D&D and the RPGA. However, Frank’s harassing behavior, threatening communications, tone-deaf and unapologetic responses are unacceptable to say the least and not the kind of behavior that represents what Gary Con is about. This form of toxic aggression is detrimental to the safe space we as a gaming community strive for.

    I want to make something crystal clear, Gary Con is about celebrating the love of gaming, making friends, having fun and sharing camaraderie. All while we honor the memory of my father, one of the most important figures in RPG history. In order for Gary Con to continue to be the premiere gaming convention that it is, we must ensure that everyone feels welcome, safe, and believes that they are a valued member of our community regardless of their gender, race, religion, sexual orientation, or what edition that they play. I want everyone to understand that if someone acts inappropriately, the staff will take action swiftly to correct it. It is my reasoned judgment that having Frank as a Guest of Honor was counter to these principles. That is the bottom line.

    • Franky Panky permalink
      February 19, 2019 8:00 am

      Luke, you little snivelling ingrate! I will have my revenge. Nobody snubs the Prince of the OSR and gets way with it. This is not over.

      Who was it that got to you, you spineless worm? Kuntz? Bote? Not that appalling StacyD. Is this her revenge on Me for not giving her some rumpy-pumpy when she asked, nay , begged for it at GenCon a few years back?

    • BACLF permalink
      February 19, 2019 9:48 am

      This is the moment when Franky realized he was a mere hireling, when he thought he had been a henchman, a trusted retainer even (Snagglepuss tag), all along.

  82. Franky Panky permalink
    February 19, 2019 8:01 am

    Luke, you little snivelling ingrate! I will have my revenge. Nobody snubs the Prince of the OSR and gets way with it. This is not over.

    Who was it that got to you, you spineless worm? Kuntz? Bote? Not that appalling StacyD. Is this her revenge on Me for not giving her some rumpy-pumpy when she asked, nay , begged for it at GenCon a few years back?

    • Franky Panky permalink
      February 19, 2019 8:08 am

      Luke, see how angry you made Me. I double posted.

      Is this because you heard about Gail and Me? Look. She’s a lonely widow and currently being harassed by Hollywood lawyers. I am a gentleman. I cannot abide seeing a lady in distress. I comforted her. Multiple times. 😉 😉

      A Warning: I will be sending My Sardinian friends after you, you worthless ounk.

    • Desert Horse permalink
      March 1, 2019 7:23 am

      The whisper mill at GenCon is that StacyD is way to handsy and familiar with women who aren’t into that sorta thing.

  83. Dani Jang permalink
    February 19, 2019 11:15 am

    If write good book should no bee ban from con. Frank Mentzer very virile man who love many young lady. He rite popylar version D&D for retardee Yankee childs. Retardee need Frank D&D in US. In Korea retardee babe drowned in bucket while momee many raped by secret police while husband made watch and childees sing traditional songs and throw baby turtles and wet rice at face.

    Zak and Frank should come Korea and rite rape book we all enjoy you bet.

    • Frog Gode permalink
      February 19, 2019 12:23 pm

      Hi Kent!

    • February 20, 2019 11:00 am

      Kent would not besmirch a person wanting to keep Demon City, his blades would be ever turned inward, aimed at the men who will hesitantly tolerate him in their midst.

  84. Timotheus permalink
    February 19, 2019 11:34 am

    So Saltine is a guest of honor still, but Franky gets the finger?

    Luke you are a stupid pussy.

    • Captain Kirks Dick Blood permalink
      February 19, 2019 12:37 pm

      Wow, and they aren’t afraid to mention Hit it with my JIzz. A Zak production, right? With Zak having proclaimed all girls on it must be active whores, its pretty inappropriate. Anyway, she’s at the bottom of a long list so she ain’t exactly a big gaming celeb. I’m sure whatever she is paid won’t even cover the hotel.

      But damn, they are having Flash Thompson from the old Raimi Spiderman flick. Famous for Toby Maguire spilling mashed potatoes on him and for fucking the South American broad from Modern Family. Sweet.

    • Franky Panky permalink
      February 19, 2019 5:18 pm

      No. Satine gets the fingers. Two of them, at a minimum, per orifice. I get the shaft. A big splintery shaft. Without lube.

      Does anyone know how to work this google device in my computer? I want to find plans to modify my own white delivery van from the love den that it is into a something that can carry Kaskoid’s Death Scooter, and then, after I drive the Van into GaryCon through a wall or window, disgorge the Kaskinator into the unsuspecting masses, much like the hired guns burst out of the railroad car after Butch and Sundance in that movie.

      Kaskoid will be stoned out of his mind — nothing new there — but I’ve been working on My hypnosis skills. He’ll think the room is full of Gail’s and Blumeses. The carnage will be appalling. Instead of playing “Ride of the Valkyries”, his scooter speakers will be blaring that chase music from Benny Hill.

      My Sardinians will be stationed outside of the resort building, to keep anyone from escaping.

  85. Monet Matters permalink
    February 19, 2019 12:38 pm

    Patreon at $182 and falling.
    The comments on your Kickstarter are a warzone of people who want to get the fuck out.
    Raggi is looking for the door.

    And D&D disavows you: https://dnd.wizards.com/articles/news/dndstatement

  86. Aos permalink
    February 19, 2019 12:46 pm

    https://dnd.wizards.com/articles/news/dndstatement

    To all D&D fans,

    We spent the last week listening and learning from the D&D community.

    Zak Smith, along with many others, was engaged by Wizards to provide feedback on D&D Next, the playtest which evolved into D&D fifth edition. We have not contracted with him since, and regret our choice to do so in 2014. Because of that, we are removing Zak’s credit from future physical printings and digital versions of the Player’s Handbook.

    We applaud how the D&D community supports one another and fully support the planned Dungeon Masters Guild bundle raising funds to donate to RAINN (Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network). The bundle is live now and we will be amplifying it going forward!

    We are grateful to be a part of this wonderful community, and we thank you for your passion. We remain committed to working with and learning from you, the D&D community. You may always share your comments and thoughts with us on our social media platforms and we are setting up an email address to receive feedback more directly.

    Sincerely,
    The D&D Team

  87. Scott Adolph Anderson permalink
    February 19, 2019 4:55 pm

    So does that mean they will erase everything in the book he helped with? Because whether you like him or not he did actually consult.

    This is Stalinesque.

    • I'm Pissing Caltrops permalink
      February 19, 2019 5:24 pm

      So does this mean they will get rid of all the shitty parts that he helped with? Because whether or not you like him he did actually give input on the worst parts of the game.

      This is Saltinesque.

      • Angry Anderson permalink
        February 20, 2019 2:49 am

        Ask for Linen, end up with Saltin.

    • Franky Panky permalink
      February 19, 2019 5:40 pm

      He did nothing. Mearls, who cannot hold his liquor at all, told us everything at Ernie’s invitation only D&D session last year, when I was still welcomed at GaryCon. Zak and Pundit were included as consultants to appeal to the little cult followings both had. Their *consultations* were insignificant. Mearls used words like infantile, sophomoric, moronic and so forth. Their stuff was even worse than the crap on the DMs Guild store.

      One must note that My name remains in the credits. And it always will.

      Remember, Mearls cannot hold his liquor. He’s a small man. He likes to brag about himself and what a bad ass he is. He said things; things that I secretly recorded. My legacy is safe.

    • Fake Woke White Wolf permalink
      February 20, 2019 1:41 am

      Like fuck will they. This is the bare minimum. An excision of the name of the badwrongman that does jack-all for any of his victims, makes no direct redress, and makes WotC look good without affecting their bottom line in the slightest. A sop cast at the feet of Justice.

  88. Bigby's Affirmative Consent Lubed Fist permalink
    February 19, 2019 9:56 pm

    Shit’s officially weird… here’s a comment from Sgt’s shack:

    Erik, as a one time Frank supporter I have information that this has nothing at all to do with anything that is publicly known about Frank.

    And if EOTB happens by I would once again like to humbly apologize.

    http://www.tenkarstavern.com/2019/02/frank-mentzer-removed-as-guest-of-honor.html

    • Franky Panky permalink
      February 19, 2019 10:11 pm

      The death threats I made against Rob Kuntz? That’s not really a secret, and Luke hates Kuntz even more than I do. Gary always said Rob was the son he wanted, but Luke was the son he got. Gary could be a cruel man.

      My tipsy groping and clumsy passes at the Gygax girls? Bah. Those 2 loved the attention.

      I have no idea what it could be. I’ve groped and pawed hundreds of ladies at Cons over the years. So? None of them got hurt. It was all in good fun.

      This is Zak’s time to be flayed, not Mine. I wonder about the timing here. Is Luke in cahoots with Zak? I wouldn’t be surprised. Luke is even softer in the head than Ernie.

  89. Fake Woke White Wolf permalink
    February 20, 2019 2:12 am

    I have a fable for you. A tale of these dark times.

    Not so very long ago, in a land beneath the sea and yet not under it, there was a Prince. He was neither handsome nor kind, but he was wise and witty and those are virtues also. And this Prince had another virtue: he had nothing to sell, and so nothing to lose, and so he could speak freely in judgement without fearing for his Bottom or the Line thereof.

    His judgement was famed across all lands, and many a mendicant came unto his court with their scraps of parchment, for a blessing from the Prince was not to be sniffed at when the begging bowls were passed around. And he would bless or damn any work, yea even the blobs and scratchings of the Men Covered In Shit, for a Prince of nothing has nothing to fear from the Men Covered In Shit. And it is true that the Prince cared little for the Men Covered In Shit, but in his wit and wisdom he would give their blobs and scratchings a chance, for even in dingleberries might a nugget of nourishment be found.

    Yet as the parchments and the blobs and the scratchings of the Men Covered In Shit mounded up around him, the Prince resolved to find the Men Covered In Shit and give them what for. They needed telling, and such was the duty of a Prince.

    And so the Prince set out upon the road that led to the hills around his blesséd land, seeking the origination of the Men Covered In Shit that he might make war on them.

    At sunset on the first day with the hills a little closer, he met an Enchanter, whose face was veiled beneath a great hood, but there were those who called him… a dated and predictable reference, which I am sure my wise audience will finish for themselves.

    “Where lies the Land of the Men Covered In Shit, O Enchanter?” asked the Prince, and the Enchanter shook his head wearily.

    “Go not among them, O Prince,” said the Enchanter, “for I have heard the judgments you have passed upon their work and I do fear for you most ardently. Know you not that no matter how witty and wise and noble a Prince may be, to go among the Men Covered In Shit and to bless them and their blobs and scratchings is to encourage them? Know you not that Shit sticks, and clings, and no matter how righteous a Prince may be, he will be covered in it, and known as a friend and ally to the Men Covered In Shit?”

    Pappe kak, thought the Prince to himself in the language of his people. He was no friend to the Men Covered In Shit. But he did not give voice to this. He shook his head sternly and said: “A prince does not listen to wolves.” And the Prince set out upon the road again.

    And at sunset on the second day with the hills a little closer, he met a Beast, bald of noggin and slaverous of tentacle, and upon its back rode many wriggling little turds. Surely this, the Prince assumed, would be a Man Covered In Shit, and he did ask: “Stranger, art thou a Man Covered In Shit? Know you where lies their land?”

    “Outrage, hoss!” the Beast replied. “I am no Man! I am za’akier, spoken of in the bestiaries of old (on the back page, in crayon), and these that ride upon me are not wriggling turds! They are my multitude of offspring and I do love them so. But they are hungry little bastards, and times are hard. I sought the Prince, for I have slabs upon which erotic tales are deeply graven, and I wish his blessing.”

    Maybe later, thought the Prince, for he was at quest and could not tarry. He shook his head sadly, and said: “A Prince does not listen to wolves,” but he winked as he said it and the Beast knew what was going on, all right. And the Prince set out upon the road again.

    And by sunset on the third day, he had climbed high into the hills around his land, and these were a bale and blighted territory. Women, battered and broken and trailing the leavings of the lavatory behind them, did crawl and clutch at his heels, and their pleas were right dolorous and manky. They cried and they wailed and lamented of the Land of the Men Covered In Shit, and of its King, from the dying spasms of whose tyranny they were in full flight, and could he not spare a little faith, a little blessing? For was he not an enemy of the Men Covered In Shit?

    But the Prince, as I have said, was not kind, and his mind was set upon the Men Covered In Shit, and as he heard their King was dying he gave thought to his dominion, and to the tens of dollars that the Men Covered In Shit had made peddling their blobs and scratchings, and being a Prince he could see which way the wind was blowing all right. And perhaps it was the privation of walking through the night to spite the Enchanter, perhaps it was the honeyed words of the Beast, perhaps it was simply that he was not kind, but he turned his face from the women and he said: “A Prince does not listen to wolves.”

    And then he went down the hill, into the Land of the Men Covered In Shit, where he knew a throne lay vacant. And as he walked, from the tops of those shallow hills he grew smaller and smaller, the sparkle of his crown fading into the murky depths of the Land of the Men Covered In Shit, until it sank without trace into the night.

    There is a moral to this story, if you will hear it, but perhaps you will not. After all: I am only a Wolf.

    • Freddy Nietzsche, Eternal Champion permalink
      February 20, 2019 3:06 am

      Wherever sympathy (fellow-suffering) is preached nowadays — and, if I gather rightly, no other religion is any longer preached — let the psychologist have his ears open through all the vanity, through all the noise which is natural to these preachers (as to all preachers), he will hear a hoarse, groaning, genuine note of SELF-CONTEMPT. […] The man of “modern ideas,” the conceited ape, is excessively dissatisfied with himself — this is perfectly certain. He suffers, and his vanity wants him only “to suffer with his fellows.”

      • Fake Woke White Wolf permalink
        February 20, 2019 4:31 am

        Patron saint of heartless wankers condones heartless wankery. Not one for the nine o’ clock news, Fred.

      • News at nine permalink
        February 20, 2019 7:17 am

        “Lone PoN Won’t Condone Porn – ‘Love!’, Moans Von.”

      • Fake Woke White Wolf permalink
        February 20, 2019 7:46 am

        Now that: that’s not a LOL, but I’m chuckling.

    • February 20, 2019 10:38 am

      Very Thus Spake Zarathusra. Your only error was Pappe Kak, which is partial gibberish. Would you object to me putting it on my blog? Its good to see my little homeric shitposting has inspired you also old friend.

      • Franky Panky permalink
        February 20, 2019 11:27 am

        Were it proper Dutch, then it would be complete gibberish. Which is to be expected from a peoples who live below sea level. And probably worship Blibdoolpoolp.

        You have no idea how hard we all laughed when we paged through the Dutch translation of the best selling version of D&D. More than one bladder went a little out of control.

      • February 20, 2019 12:06 pm

        The closest thing to a dutch translation of an rpg I ever had the misfortune of reading was a dutch version of Das Schwartze Auge. Its almost impossible to translate an rpg or fantasy ruleset into Dutch and not have it sound fucking retarded or incredibly dorky to a native. If you want an idea of how retarded just listen to a 60s dutch news broadcast. Orcs and Goblins turn into Aardmannetjes or Kobolden, the division between Goblins and Kobolds causes lexiconical havoc, Kabouters, Griffoenen en Toverkollen. Heksen. Toverfeeen. Jesse Klaver.

        The Dutch gave up worship of Blibdoolpoolp after we suffered the indignity of losing a war to Belgians. Now we worship Sekolah and Dagon instead.

      • Fake Woke White Wolf permalink
        February 20, 2019 10:54 pm

        An it harm none, do what thou wilt. I have delivered my warning and if you wish it hung above your mantle (or on the fridge door) that’s all you.

    • Timotheus permalink
      February 20, 2019 12:46 pm

      I was on the edge of my seat until the end. How morally anti-climactic! I was really hoping this fable would end in Amok Time between Prince and Tarnowski for the vacant throne.

      You edited Pundejo out of the OUSSR! How Stalinesque!

      Unless he was one of the lamenting women and I was too dense to grasp it?

      • February 20, 2019 1:58 pm

        Want mijn is het lot…
        De trots…
        De strijd…
        Het lijden…
        Bid niet voor mij Sint Gygax…
        Maar wend uw ogen af…
        Hier is geween en het geknars van tanden…
        Een legioen van strijdende zondaars en ellendelingen…
        Bastaards, hoeren en leugenaars…
        Eeuwig zinloos vechtend en verradend…
        Om uw twintig-zijdige troon

      • Timotheus permalink
        February 20, 2019 4:23 pm

        “Fighting and betraying eternally without meaning…”

        That should be on Pundejo’s tombstone!

      • Franky Panky permalink
        February 20, 2019 4:37 pm

        Good thing I wear Depends® these days. I think a few letters, the vooweels, on your keyboard, are stiickiing. At least you lowlanders don’t use silly things like this Å or this Ø or worst of all, this ß.

      • Fake Woke White Wolf permalink
        February 20, 2019 10:59 pm

        The Pundit is but another Man Covered In Shit. For all his railing at the silent hills and the uncaring sky, his is one of a thousand voices. I still hear them, even now: “product… buy… keep… lights…”

        He is simply not important, or distinct.

        And I’m not writing a homoerotic wrassling scene between two Men Covered In Shit. You’ll just have to use your imagination on that one.

  90. Saltine and the Crackers permalink
    February 20, 2019 5:31 am

    Zak did not hit Mandy, he just gave her Role AIDS.

  91. Sparklemotion permalink
    February 20, 2019 8:43 am

    Raggi’s Comments on ZakGate2k20:

    Jim here. Let’s get this over with.
    Do note that I have been advised by legal counsel to not comment about the content of statements released by various parties involved in the current situation.
    Similarly, I have been advised by legal counsel that LotFP is responsible for the comments left on our pages, so we will have to be heavy-handed moderating comments about this matter. There’s a whole internet out there for you to express your unfiltered opinions, please respect our situation concerning this matter in our spaces.
    (thank fucking christ for lawyers, eh?)
    And something I would have thought could go without saying, but I have been advised to go ahead and state: Lamentations of the Flame Princess publications are purely fiction. There are many things our books portray imaginatively that are absolutely unacceptable in reality, including all forms of violence, which also includes sexual harassment and assault. Keep the bad things in make-believe, and the good in reality.
    And now on to the business at hand:
    1. All of Zak Smith’s upcoming work with LotFP is canceled. We are not destroying stock or erasing things that have already been published (there isn’t anything on this Earth that would make me a book burner), but should current stocks sell out, they will not be reprinted.
    Breaking this out, and clarifying the grey areas:
    2. Zak’s financial interest is in Vornheim, Red & Pleasant Land, and Frostbitten & Mutilated, and that’s it. He is not and has never been LotFP management and doesn’t make decisions concerning books that he’s not specifically credited on, and he doesn’t have further financial involvement in the company beyond royalties from sales of just these three books.
    3. Zak had some time ago received considerable advances for two new books. One was in quite late stages of development and was planned to be released in April, and we had been preparing another printing of Red & Pleasant Land. These of course are not moving forward. Zak’s Ref book contributions will also not be happening. I think that’s all that was on his docket for us, but if I’ve missed mentioning anything here, they’re still canceled.
    4. A new printing of Death Frost Doom, that has a considerable amount of Zak’s work, is already at the printer and there’s not much to be done about that. At this point I’m getting charged a near five-figure printing bill whether they deliver the books or send them straight in the landfill, and I’m not sending them to the landfill. His work on this one was done and paid for in early 2014 and he does not receive any royalties from sales of this book.
    5. Zak is credited as editor of Veins of the Earth but the writing there is all Patrick. Zak’s involvement in that project ended in 2015 and he was paid his fee at that time, and he does not receive any royalties from sales of this book.
    6. We’ve got two full-time (including myself) employees and one part-time employee (who doesn’t have another job), and investments in literally dozens of other Zak-free projects in various stages of completion. Many people are making royalties off of books that have nothing to do with Zak. Some people already have bailed from their upcoming projects. Some might still. But I plan on fulfilling all my current obligations and continuing to release for a long time to come a lot of things that uphold the LotFP standards of quality, intensity, and pure “What the hell were they thinking?”
    And now a personal note…
    I’ve talked to a lot of people this past week, people with different perspectives, from the deeply affected to my printer representative who doesn’t know anybody involved. People who had all sorts of opinions on the matter, some favoring one side, some favoring the other. People I agreed with, and people I disagreed with.
    You know what they all had in common? They were bummed out. They recognized this was a tragedy from top to bottom. Even the people who agreed with my course of action here, hell, even someone that thought I wasn’t going far enough, recognized what we were losing, even while they said we needed to lose it.
    But there are other people out there. People who don’t think this is a tragic situation. There are people out there thrilled about how things have turned out. They’re going to tell you they were right all along about things. And they’ll be most helpful suggesting all the things that still need to be done.
    You all need to keep your eyes out for these snakes slithering among us, feigning compassion when they once spat only cruelty, loving what this has done to us, ready to take advantage of the situation for themselves and further erode what we’ve all collectively built as a creative community.
    Don’t let them.
    And one last thing. I’d like to thank Zak for all the work and support over the years. I am absolutely crushed that we cannot continue to collaborate.

    • Monet Matters permalink
      February 20, 2019 8:58 am

      Translation:

      Uh-oh, Mister Freeze Peach is gonna have to moderate the comments pretty hard.

      Financially, I’m fucked. No one really buys anything but Zak’s shit. Fuuuuuuuuuuck.

      Ummm, hey, look over there at these ummm snakes! They’re much worse than Zak, really! Pay attention to them! (I’m so fucked.)

      The gravy train has left the station. I want to say that Zak did nothing wrong but I’m trying to salvage the last of the dollars I can get from the wallet-things. (Fuuuuuuuuck. Well, at least I wasn’t publishing Demon City.)

      • February 20, 2019 9:10 am

        Taste my fathers legal expertise you fuckin hippie. Thanks for the fat check. Sweetest golden parachute in tgame biz history and one of the most satisfying golden anything in my porn career as well. Good luck unloding those DFD your stuck with

      • February 20, 2019 10:02 am

        Whatever anyone else has or has not gone through, this has buried me in shit too. A cornerstone of this entire thing I’ve built has just completely disintegrated. This shit has been far worse than my last divorce as far as sleepless nights and the crying and freaking the fuck out over the weight of it all and all the people I’m responsible for, and I will express that pain and disappointment and loss however I goddamn well please.

        I get to do that. In the final analysis this is all about ME.

        And if I take a minute to also remember that it hasn’t been all shit, if I bother to not just shove the entire eight years into the trash can and say out loud it hasn’t just been a total glop of shit the whole time, I get to do that too.

        And if you have a problem with something I’ve said, you have a direct line of communication to me. You can yell directly at me and I can let you know what’s up and then you can make of it as you will. Having to find out about this second hand is rather bullshit.

      • February 20, 2019 10:30 am

        To Raggi I say, you did the right thing for the wrong reasons, and so you get both some credit and also a fuck you.

    • Timotheus permalink
      February 20, 2019 12:57 pm

      Pretty telling that Faggi uses his “on a personal note” to go after the haterz and express sympathy for…you knew this was coming…himself. He’s crushed. That he “can’t” work with The Attack anymore.

      This really humanized your statement, Jimmy.

      • Captain Kirks Dick Blood permalink
        February 20, 2019 1:13 pm

        I dunno what blog it was posted on about a year ago, but it showed pics of a con Zako and Raggs were at together, partying with a crowd at the bar, Zak leading the frolicking procession up to a room because they got tossed from the bar, and then the crowd in the room with Zak up on a piece of furniture Hitlering it up like hepatitis ravaged Pied Piper.

        Call me a snake if you want, Raggs. But I’m taking great pleasure in the fall of this farce. Zak’s behavior lead to your doom. You should fucking hate him. Instead you lived vicariously through his skank fucking because you can only fuck a pig. You named your entire empire after some poor chick who rejected you. Welcome back to your life of failure. The party’s over.

      • Timotheus permalink
        February 20, 2019 4:13 pm

        I saw those pix – it was Gencon a few years ago, when he got some Ennies for Rapeland. He posted another pic at that time – I think they were all on his blog – where he came both on Stokes’ back and a copy of Rapeland.

        The symbolism – it burns!!!

        The one truth I learned from from childhood is that when Abominables fall, they bounce (thanks, and praise, to the wisdom of Yukon Cornelius). So Faggi might survive this. You know the ‘Shite crew will send some bucks his way for political purposes. But whether it will replace the semi-decent customers and the indecent zaktastics who leave, we’ll see.

        I hope not.

        Hhhssssssssssssssssss.

      • February 21, 2019 11:35 am

        I’m unsure if the Shite is huge on Raggi. He snubbed Pundit a long while back with Dark Albion and his capitulation r.e. Peterson alongside his publishing of meritless leftist works like She Bleeds and Blood in the Chocolate as well as his half-hearted support of Zak chan the deceased, an enthusiastic hater of anyone right of Pol Pot, cant have won him any friends there. Raggis position is incoherent, a smokescreen of bafflegarble hiding only naked self-interest.

      • Timotheus permalink
        February 21, 2019 3:54 pm

        Certainly good points. Faggi is not inherently attractive to that crowd. But there are many predictable posters there that pledge to buy something from creators with any kind of controversy, regardless of its nature, because free speech or something.

        No guarantees they actually put their pieces-of-eight where their keyboards are, though, but it is their peculiar form of virtue-signalling to each other and the cold, uncaring world.

  92. Satine Phoenix failed her Friend Mandy permalink
    February 20, 2019 9:01 am

    Dear friends, if you have a moment this week, please email the organizers of Garycon and complain about the involvement of Zak Smith enabler Satine Phoenix. As Hit it with my Axe had women coerced into the sex trade, the mention of that credit should be especially galling. Do your part!

    Thenk kew

  93. Aos permalink
    February 20, 2019 2:24 pm

    This is a really long dream sequence.

  94. Marvin permalink
    February 20, 2019 6:29 pm

    The studied poses in every photo say it all, really. What a punchable face.

  95. Captain Kirks Dick Blood permalink
    February 20, 2019 6:45 pm

    • Bigby's Affirmative Consent Lubed Fist permalink
      February 20, 2019 6:52 pm

      “The Cons Have Eyes”

  96. I'm Pissing Caltrops permalink
    February 20, 2019 8:22 pm

    Pundejo is having a meltdown over consultantremovalgate. Threatening to release the long mysterious Mearls emails.

    • Sparklemotion permalink
      February 21, 2019 6:15 am

      Need Details here. Don’t keep a Sister waiting

    • February 21, 2019 7:00 am

      Yeah, Tarnowski, I bet you don’t have the cojones to show us exactly how huge a now completely uncredited and forgotten role you played in the creation of the most popular adventure game on the planet. Show us the emails. Dump it all. And I also know you have automated searches when your name is taken in vain so you can see this. Calling your bluff, brujo. P.S. Phyllis and Helen are both here and they both say go fuck yourself. 93s!

  97. Let me tell you about my character permalink
    February 20, 2019 11:19 pm

    Now Matt McFarland of White Wolf fame is being thrown under the bus by Onyx Path Publishing for some new accusations, scrubbing his current workload and “examining further options for his previously published works.”

    “We hear his accusers and believe them.” “Thank you for your understanding.” etc.

    At this rate they’ll soon be deleting Blooey’s name from the C&C PHB because his dog-walker sweetheart was too exceptional to consent or something.

    • Bigby's Affirmative Consent Lubed Fist permalink
      February 21, 2019 12:11 am

      Uhhhh… about Blooey… I’ve been following the whole QAnon conspiracy kerfuffle, and one of the main rifts among the nutbars (besides the ‘Flat Earth coverup’ lunacy) is whether or not JFK Jr is alive. There’s a sizeable faction that believes JFK Jr survived an assassination attempt by Hiltery Killton in 1999 and is now helping Trump to uncover globalist pedophile rings.

      I think Blooey might have faked his death so he could go undercover and expose sex offenders in the tabletop RPG community. He was a former Navy man, and had the highest level top secret security clearance in the US Postal Service (Bloo Level). Who better to expose the dirty laundry of the so-called RPG elite?

      #Where We Game One We Game All
      #BlooAnon

      • Bloo permalink
        February 21, 2019 12:14 am

        Your [Zak] Princess is in another castle.
        Future Predicts Past
        Mutant Future Predicts Mutant Past
        Buy Some Product

        Bloo

    • Fake Woke White Wolf permalink
      February 21, 2019 4:26 am

      McFarland will only be the first. There’s a lot of WW veterans who must be watching their DMs like a hawk now; a lot of who did what to whom and got away with it because reasons. I wasn’t There, but all it takes is one Wiegel speaking up…

      How *is* the mad old bugger, anyway?

  98. February 21, 2019 4:56 am

    You boys can’t possibly have missed this ?

    http://tao-dnd.blogspot.com/2019/02/old-work.html

    • News at Nine permalink
      February 21, 2019 6:01 am

      So he was an insufferable, self-congratulatory windbag twenty years ago too?

      • Captain Kirks Dick Blood permalink
        February 21, 2019 9:48 am

        So blowing the shit out of helpless fauna is what made him feel like a big man before he proclaimed his mastery of elf games?

      • Franky Panky permalink
        February 21, 2019 11:29 am

        A D&D pwayah and a wabbit swayah.

        Hehehehehe.

        He did not mention what he hunted. Deer? Not exactly helpless fauna around here. Some are carnivorous. I’ve seen it with my own eyes. A doe munching away on a chicken leg quarter.

        They loved the glazed day olds too.

    • Mandy’s Expeditious Retreat (...back to Canada) permalink
      February 23, 2019 1:21 pm

      And don’t forget, in addition to his rootin’, tootin’, shootin’ ways, he’s also a stone-cold hardass who’d happily serve Zak a little frontier justice:

      “Do I stand with Mandy? Sure. I’m not passionate about it. I’m not infuriated with Zak. If it’s true, I’ll contribute $5 to the committee to take him to a farmer’s field and shoot him. That’s a dispassionate Russian’s answer.”

      Alexis D. Smolensk, rugged outdoorsman and Russian Iron Man (of Canada), at least when he isn’t busy bitching about the inconveniences of mooching shelter off of his kid or being unable to hold down any number of minimum wage jobs.

      I hear he is a learned professor in the noble science of elfgames and expert at rattling the Patreon tin cup though.

    • Arneson's Spectre permalink
      February 23, 2019 7:00 pm

      Mark my words: Alexis D. Smolensk is going to be up in the rafters picking off neckbeard fatty fatsos one-by-one at GaryCon.

      • Mandy’s Expeditious Retreat (...back to Canada) permalink
        February 24, 2019 5:04 pm

        Fortunately for the neckbearded masses, Alexis would succumb to the rising fumes of catpiss and under-wiped buttcrack long before he finished laboriously calculating the exact minutiae of projectile spin, gravitational pull, and crosswinds from the ventilation system in order to actually take a fucking shot.

      • Bigby's Affirmative Consent Lubed Fist permalink
        February 24, 2019 6:20 pm

        Lexi has got to be immune to gamer effluvia, he’s like the ur-Catpiss Man.

      • Franky Panky permalink
        February 24, 2019 9:12 pm

        An apex predator of neckbeards. He cheats. He baits them. Instead of corn, like *hunters* cough, cough, do to lure deer, he uses Mountain Dew and Cheetos.

  99. Captain Kirks Dick Blood permalink
    February 21, 2019 9:46 am

    Paul Gallagher rescinded his deal with Smith to allow the use of Gallagher’s “Augmented Reality” system in Demon City.

    http://neuralarchive.blogspot.com/2019/02/regarding-zak-s.html

    Zak Trash seems to be begging here.” Paul, just give me a couple days. My response is going to blow the lid off this mess. I shall emerge brighter than ever.”

    Sad trombone sound.

    • February 21, 2019 10:14 am

      Shouldn’t we find a way to help Mike? Like Go fund me? I’m worried for him at this moment and that one could get messy if like Mike says DemonCity has already gone to the printers so the money has already been spent on a product that legally infringes Paul Gallagher’s “copyright.”

  100. Captain Kirks Dick Blood permalink
    February 21, 2019 10:00 am

    https://www.omisspearl.com/nonfiction/on-missing-stairs-libertines-zak-smith-pimps-bdsm-and-roleplaying/

    So here’s the accusation:

    the behaviour Zak Smith exhibited is textbook Objectification.

    The best archetype I can use to describe Zak Smith is a pimp. Not in the oogie boogie woo woo sex traffickers gonna getcha horror stories, but in the sense that matters, a parasite that exploits the objectification of women while adding back nothing.

    He didn’t even make his crap – “I hit is with my ax” and other creative endeavors showing adult film actresses gaming to their benefit, it was another chance to show it off to other straight white men that they could game with their fantasies. He was the Hooters of gaming podcasts, not because the women he worked with weren’t interesting, funny and had valid things to contribute, but because he cheapened all that shit to promote the person he actually cared about (himself) to raise his street cred with straight male nerds.

    The problem with pimps, even in the classic sense, is not sexy art and sex for money, it’s that comparatively advantaged people attach themselves to marginalized communities, make it all about them and what they want, and use the fuck out of women, queerness, etc…

    • Marvin permalink
      February 21, 2019 9:28 pm

      But none of those chicks are top shelf. They all look twice their age thanks to hard livinf and self abuse. They aren’t hot. Not sure how any straight male would be interested in little creampuff wannabe punk twinkerton boy and some uglt skinny third-string porn tramps. At least give us the top shelf porn babes.

    • Let me tell you about my character permalink
      February 21, 2019 11:27 pm

      Whore: “My pimp beat me!”

      Pimp: “Shut up, bitch!”

  101. wiki von rando permalink
    February 21, 2019 12:15 pm

    As somebody with personal connections to the writer-side of the industry, Smith, notwithstanding his controversies is a painfully mundane content developer. The reason the media coverage is almost entirely tied to his negative press is because his contributions when he isn’t either harassing women, trolling people on social media or writing deliberately edgy content to drive rage clicks just isn’t newsworthy. His work isn’t even bad enough, as a whole, to be notably bad. He’s just… ordinary; excepting his notable behaviour.

  102. Sockpuppet Snake permalink
    February 22, 2019 9:43 am

    Would someone link me to the Tim Kask personality progile, or tell me where to look for it?

  103. Captain Kirks Dick Blood permalink
    February 22, 2019 11:03 am

    Wow, the DC Kickstarter comments are a retarded gift that keeps on giving. Sounds like a lot of them are from countries where cannibalism is a thing and buses are full of chickens.

    • I'm Pissing Caltrops permalink
      February 22, 2019 2:47 pm

      Considering that the shithead is responding in legalese to the comments as recently as two hours ago. Pathetic. After everything he’s sea lioning his backers’ comments?

      • Monet Matters permalink
        February 22, 2019 3:18 pm

        “No corroboration!” is Zak’s “No collusion!”

  104. February 22, 2019 6:42 pm

    Friends,

    At Gen Con we have a policy of not disclosing the names of individuals who have been sanctioned or banned from our events. However, our statements regarding a recent ban have caused confusion and more importantly, made people feel that Gen Con doesn’t care about attendee safety. To clarify, I want to state that Zak S has been banned from Gen Con and that we flat-out don’t tolerate harassers or abusers in our community or at our convention.

    As a gamer and con-goer myself, I believe that everyone deserves space in their lives for the fun, excitement, and community that tabletop gaming brings, and that action needs to be taken to make spaces safer and more inclusive, especially for marginalized communities and survivors of abuse.

    We have and will continue to ban from attending those individuals who threaten the safety of our attendees or members of our community. Before, during, and after the show, we review incident reports and accusations, we investigate claims, we coordinate with local authorities, and we ban people who violate our policies regardless of their stature in the industry or their relationship to Gen Con. We ban people for actions that range from theft and counterfeiting all the way up to harassment and assault. We also ban people for actions that occur outside of Gen Con’s immediate control in accordance with our policies. When we decide to ban someone, we inform the individual they are no longer welcome to attend our show, we block them from buying a badge through our site, and if they show up anyway, we remove them from the convention center and event spaces. It’s a very important part of our regular process for managing the show and the community that surrounds it, and we are always looking for ways to improve.

    We admire the bravery of victims who report their abuse or harassment, and we’re here to support you. If you witness or experience abusive behavior or harassment at or around our event (or in online spaces), we want to know about it so we can take action. That said, reactive bans alone are insufficient and as an industry we need to do more. Earlier in the year we revised our Code of Conduct and Anti-Harassment policies and published them on our website under a Creative Commons license for anyone to use and improve upon. We’ve improved our on-site reporting procedures and developed a Policy Enforcement Team to review incidents and take actions, whenever they arise, anytime of year, and we will continue to focus on this going forward. You can email us confidentially at policyteam@gencon.com if you have any questions or need to report an incident or concern. We will continue to work to make Gen Con safer, more inclusive, and of course more fun. Please do reach out if you have further thoughts or questions.

    This means you, Zak. If you show up in Indianapolis, I will personally pay some of the local hog-farmers to haul your ass off to one of their pig pens and feed alive you to the hogs. Hogs eat everything, Zak. Even garbage like you.

  105. Let me tell you about my character permalink
    February 22, 2019 9:03 pm

    Zak’s art prices are sure to go through the roof after this. Or the floor, whichever. How much does Zak’s original art go for? I can’t find a site that will tell me without going through a paywall. I did find this:

    “Known for his portraits, he has a unique graphic style which he developed as a combination of photography, abstract painting and comic-book illustration techniques.”

    So does that mean he takes a photograph and then slops a bunch of paint over everything?

    • February 22, 2019 9:21 pm

      I dont need gencon. This isnt my main job, as most of you probably know my day job is mostly being a painter though occasionally I write. When I work on a painting I always know I’ll sell it sooner or later for 50000 dollars but heres the thing whenever my paintings come up at auction they havent attracted a single bid since 2013 or at best sell for 1600. You can go to the auction sites yourself to see. Conclusion: people who pay money for my art wlil be buried with it.

    • Arneson's Spectre permalink
      February 23, 2019 10:16 am

      “So does that mean he takes a photograph and then slops a bunch of paint over everything?”

      Pretty much. A couple of clicks on some Photoshop filters Okay buttons too I think.

  106. Let me tell you about my character permalink
    February 22, 2019 9:36 pm

    Sorry to be the bearer of bad news Zakbot but your Wikipedia article is currently being considered for deletion. The debate seems to be centered on whether you are considered notable for your artwork, porn career and/or RPG work or just for your abuse allegations. And if only for the latter, are the allegations well enough known to make you notable for them?

    • February 22, 2019 9:59 pm

      In a few days the tryth will come out

    • Mandy’s Expeditious Retreat (...back to Canada) permalink
      February 23, 2019 1:26 pm

      I really don’t see how Zak recovers from this. Not that I actually believe he has some eleventh hour reveal that will magically clear his name…but even if he did, his former cronies have all dumped him so fast that the damage is surely irreparable at this point.

      Couldn’t have happened to an nicer guy.

      • Hehaw permalink
        February 23, 2019 4:55 pm

        Zak Princess will never recover from this in his lifetime. This is the biggest defeat he’s ever experienced in his life and he’ll never be the same again. The only thing he can do now is craw back into his little shitbox apartment and hide from humanity.

        His friends have turned on him, the artworks doesn’t give a shit about him, and the table top industry has banished him for good. But luckily for him there’s one industry that will embrace him with open arms…As long as Zak can keep a stiffy and make the pop shot, he’lll allways have friends in Porn Valley.

      • Franky Panky permalink
        February 23, 2019 5:07 pm

        Yes, it could have happened to a nicer guy. It is happening to Me, Prince of the OSR, Gary’s Right Hand, author or the best-selling version of D&D. It is happening to Me right now, in slow motion. First that snot-nosed punk Luke kicks me to the curb, and now Adkison is hinting that this newGenCon *policy* may apply to Me too.

        I may have been outmaneuvered by the Kuntz-Oafish Bote-StacyD alliance after all. Who would have suspected that any of them could be a master mind?

        I may have to open the “Vault”. I have secrets that I have accumulated over the years. I am an accomplished dumpster diver as well as a consummate lady’s man. Beware ye who would ban me.

      • Captain Kirks Dick Blood permalink
        February 23, 2019 7:56 pm

        Shitface may still have enough dipshit fans to have a gaming life and maintain his blog about it. But self-promo and others publishing for him is done.

        I can see him doing a zine that may have a readership in the hundreds. I actually can see him doing a Gofund me kinda thing to seek sympathy “recovery” money from folk still with him.

        I think he’ll flounder around a bit, then do as I mentioned previously; grow his hair out, change his look, and focus on huckstering the art community. But at least we’ll be done with him – unless we follow him and contact possible galleries and curators about his ousting from another community.

  107. Satine Phoenix failed her Friend Mandy Morbid permalink
    February 23, 2019 12:27 am

    Have you emailed Gencon to complain about Zak disciple Satine? It only takes a couple minutes. Don’t let the lying fuck pig get away with her role in Zaks abuse. DO YOUR PART!!!!

    • Mandy’s Expeditious Retreat (...back to Canada) permalink
      February 23, 2019 1:47 pm

      Nah, as a…ahem…”liberated” female PoC, I’m pretty sure Satine gets a free pass on this one. Wouldn’t hold my breath on any bans and shunning coming her way.

      Despite his searing intellect and wicked sick, high-school debate team skills, the straight, white Zak made the critical mistake of thinking his woke ally status would protect him from from being outed as an abuser.

      • Marvin permalink
        March 2, 2019 10:14 pm

        You think he’s straight? And white?

    • Satine Phoenix permalink
      February 25, 2019 5:24 pm

      But I am helping to bring families together and introduce young children to Dungeons & Dragons!

  108. February 25, 2019 2:24 pm

    Thank you to everyone for your patience as ENnie Award staff deliberated on the situation regarding Zak Smith (aka Zak Sabbath). We took our time to ensure that the decision made would support the community we serve and provide direction moving forward. It is important to us to be good citizens of the gaming industry our awards represent!

    To that end, any product that includes Zak Smith as a contributor is banned from ENnies consideration now and in the future. In addition, Zak Smith is banned from the ENnie Awards ceremony held at Gen Con.

    The ENnies will not retroactively remove past awards. Not only would it negatively impact the many other contributors to those products that share in the award, but it would negate the will of the gaming community that voted for the products.

    Thank you,

    Stacy Muth
    ENnies Business Manager

  109. Jon Tarnowski permalink
    February 25, 2019 5:29 pm

    I would suspect that barring unexpected events, 2020 might be a key year for all kinds of SJW hysteria, as it is the year Trump will be re-elected. They’ll be in absolute batshit-psychosis stage for the entire campaign season, and the immediate aftermath.

    • BACLF permalink
      February 25, 2019 10:51 pm

      Canadian idiot who lives in Uruguay says what?

      Trump’s tax plan, and the subsequent collapse of middle class tax refunds, will be the end of his presidency. Sure, people might get more in each paycheck, but most people use their overpayments as a de facto escrow account and use the lump sum refund on large purchases such as car or home repairs or, if they’re lucky, vacations.

  110. Pocketpussy permalink
    February 26, 2019 8:47 am

    Zak Sabbath said…

    “I’ve never advocated that–in fact I’ve been a vocal proponent of the the idea that if there’s evidence to get it needs to be presented and that burden of proof is on the accuser.”

    Oh, my, god…I can’t believe this idiot still hasn’t realized no one is asking for proof from Mandy because He’s the most hated person in the entire history of role playing games.

    You’re done fucker.

    • Captain Kirks Dick Blood permalink
      February 26, 2019 9:36 am

      Where’s shitbag posting at? I can’t get enough.

      It’s great that he’s struggling against whats happening like a hog tied kidnapping victim in a trunk. He’ll run out of air soon enough, but I hope the windbag fagoo keeps thrashing about for awhile. I don’t want this to end.

      • Mandy’s Expeditious Retreat (...back to Canada) permalink
        February 26, 2019 5:56 pm

        It will be a strange spectacle to see what happens when someone who can admit no wrong comes up against an immovable crusade. Zak’s (imagined) logic traps, e-thuggery, and fan club support always ensured victory in the past, even if just in his own mind.

        The question is: can he read the writing on the wall for once?

    • Marvin permalink
      March 2, 2019 10:38 pm

      James Deen says he has advocated that. What a liar

  111. Pocketpussy permalink
    February 26, 2019 10:43 am

    On his Dee n’ Dee blog. But you better look at it quick, he’s already deleted his Instagram account.

  112. Lamentations of Gary Gygax’s Ghost permalink
    February 26, 2019 10:49 am

    Raggy the Hutt (Last) and Zpastic just learned that Vaginas are Indeed Magical. Is there a spell for sending a business down in flames like a Delayed Blast Fireball? Whoops, Raggy failed his save vs. spell or go out of business roll. Guess Raggy will have to roll up a new character. I see Cheap Backalley Hash Salesman w/ options for a cheap $2 blooey in his future.

    • Franky Panky permalink
      February 26, 2019 2:41 pm

      LotFaP shower curtains and toilet seat cozies. Buy some product. Mrs. Raggi grows weary of supporting her man-child-husband by working 3 Jobs.

      And tired of finding ask.com toolbars on her browser.

    • Mandy’s Expeditious Retreat (...back to Canada) permalink
      February 26, 2019 5:51 pm

      Now, now, this might finally inspire these creative geniuses to give up trying to squeeze a few shekels out of their sychophants and go find honest professions that contribute to something other than their own sloth and ego……
      ……
      ……
      ….heh.

  113. Let me tell you about my character permalink
    February 26, 2019 6:16 pm

    At least Zak will never have his spiked dildo award from here taken away.

  114. February 26, 2019 7:58 pm

    I don’t need any of you fvcking snakes feigning compassion. Between the ghouls, the halfwit collectors, protest buyers and other active accounts on TheRPGSite (shout out to Dave McGrogan) we moved over 700 euros of my good friend and collaborator Zak Smith’s books since his so called fall from grace. I love you man! The truth will set you free! Even so we only moved two copies of the main rulebook in that time so please start buying my product too please.

    • China Mieville permalink
      February 27, 2019 12:17 pm

      It’s inadequate to call A Red & Pleasant Land brilliant. With alchemist swagger, Zak takes the base matter of well-worn fantasy standards and our cheerful nerd hobbies, and makes the strangest gold.

      • I'm Pissing Caltrops permalink
        February 27, 2019 1:17 pm

        Says the guy who wrote one above average book which then gave him “too good to need an editor” status…and then wrote nothing but sloppy messes where he tries to out-weird himself.

        I’m sure the initial meet-n-greet between the two of them went something like “Hey man, you shave you head, I shave my head too, cool…”, “Oh hey, I’m an anarchist, and you’re a communist, cool, cool…”…”You think you’re a transgressive genius? Me too, cool, cool…”

      • February 27, 2019 1:30 pm

        Perdido Street Station was…fucking bizarro. I can admire the shit out of parts of it but that fucking 50 page cable-laying section was unforgiveable, and the cancer-patient exploding-moth face scene was next level. He does have the questionable status of writing the best non-euclidean moth gangbang scenes in the business, so perhaps he met Zak through Satine?

      • February 28, 2019 6:25 pm

        I was just barely able to get through PSS, and forgot most of it. There was a bird guy, and another guy that was trying to help him get his wings back. I vaguely recall the moth: did they ever capture or kill it? Was that their plan all along? Why did people say it was a good book?

      • PrinceofNothing permalink
        March 2, 2019 1:16 am

        I’m going to guess they admired the setting, the monsters, the use of language and the characters which were good in that they had relatable, recognisable traits, Perdido Street Station’s main problem was that the story was meandering and the ending was surprisingly pointless (I guess having a point to your ending is not avant-garde). Isaac finds his girlfriend is still alive but she gets brain damage anyway, the characters get saved by a mantis-hand serial killer who shows up without foreshadowing and helps for no intelligible reason and Yagharek the Bird Man rips out all of his feathers so he presumably can be born anew in the city and his crime can be forgotten, a bizarre cosmopolitan sentiment replacing what would normally be pathos or some sort of redemption story (Mevielle presumably has an intellectual’s disdain of such things). I’m struggling to recall whether Isaac the scientist invents some new form of energy or whether that is a red herring too.

      • PrinceofNothing permalink
        March 2, 2019 9:40 am

        I should add that it is probably also praised highly by the fantasy intelligentsia of today because it is a book of almost supreme ugliness, a hate-letter to civilization, hope, rule of law, hetrosexuality, justice, order and meaning, and since all those things are nowhere to be found in Perdido Street Station, it makes sense that among certain corners of the fandom, it is considered a sublime achievement.

      • Franky Panky permalink
        March 2, 2019 12:20 pm

        Hi China. Was that song by the UK’s most precious national treasure, Phil Collins, really all about you? A touch disturbing, the notion that Phil Collins wants to *cuddle* with a woman the way he would cuddle with you, and wrote a song about it.

        Also: I am a man of low standards. I see from those photos of Bidisha that your standards are even lower than Mine. We who value quantity, any quantity, over quality ought to team up. I am currently recruiting for My big pan-industry project. You may know that Dragonlance was a financial success, due in part to the tie-in between the campaign, the modules and the novels. You would be perfect to author a few novels for My Empyrea setting. Industry leader Bill Webb, of Rappan Athuk fame, may jump on board to write a few modules. How say you?

      • Bill Webb, The Drunken Hiney Biter in the Ladies Room permalink
        March 2, 2019 3:49 pm

        Ha ha! Franky Panky, my man! I am shitfaced drunk in some bar somewhere but I just put Sususudio on the juke box for you bro! Now I gotta go punch the bartender in the face and smash a beer bottle to cut the bouncer bitch. They mad because I just took a dump in the women’s room and said I was all creepin’ on the ladies and shit in there but I really had to go man and the Ladies Loo was closer! We just can’t get a break from the fairer sex can we Frank?

  115. Frog Gode permalink
    February 28, 2019 12:29 pm

    Bum fight behind the TurdShack : Mentzer’s pathetic cry for forgiveness doubles down on the Internet Ineptitude Defence, doesn’t hesitate to play the old-and-sick card; Killing Tao immediately shoots him down with sage advice for the publicly shamed. Just one more perfect day at the OSR dumpster fire.

    • Mandy’s Expeditious Retreat (...back to Canada) permalink
      March 2, 2019 8:42 am

      You can count on Alexis to be at the ready with the honorary first stone any time one of his “competitors” gets their comeuppance. His seething envy of anyone with more RPG fame than him (which includes pretty much everyone) is both transparent and pathetic.

      He gloats on his Charlie Rose post: “I suppose I better never fuck up, huh? Not after writing something like this.

      Be damned funny if someone hacked my computer and wrote a vicious screed to someone. Be damned funny if a guest in my place used my computer to write same. Pretty damned funny.

      We’ll see if that happens. We’ll see if someone pops out of my past and ruins my life.

      Can’t say I’m worried about it.”

      Not impressed. Obscurity and reclusiveness spun into a veil of virtue. Anyone remotely familiar with how Alexis describes himself on his blog would know that he’d be ten times worse than doddering ol’ Franky if given the chance.

      He also has the nerve to ridicule Frank and his old Kickstarter for proclaiming the unique glory that was to be Empyrea, while he squats on his own blog sniveling for his tens of patrons to throw more alms his way for the privilege of being taught how to play D&D correctly.

  116. February 28, 2019 1:08 pm

    I’m desperate here. I do not want to be banned from GenCon. I, Your Prince, ask you all to contact Peter Adkison and tell him the truth. I was hacked. I never wrote all those things that I wrote. It was Kuntz. Maybe the Oafish Bote. Possibly, the Fair Jessica. She has, well, had, contacts in the Computer Gaming Industry. I hear tell that some of those pale, frail, wheezy, rickety freaks have some mad Haxxor Skilz. And they are desperate. They would do anything for Jessica — Jezebel that she is — if she smiled at them.

    Do you see how I referred to Gary as my Co-Author. I was no mere hireling. I was TSR royalty. I should be treated accordingly. It is My due.

    Yes, I now need the scooter an conventions. Kaskoid has promised to put in in touch with his *mechanics*. We’re going to be a couple of Easy Riders once I’ve pimped my “steed”.

    If anyone has $2695 to give me, I could use it. I need to get back the WorldsOfEmpyrea dot com domain. I forgot to pay my bill.

    I do not understand how I have become such a misunderstood Genius. It must be a conspiracy against me. Help Me unmask these nefarious ne’er-do-wells.

    I’m not actually allowed into Canada anymore, so if someone else could deal with that uppity Lexy for Me, I would much appreciate it. Maybe show my gratitude by naming a prominent NPC in my Empyrea after the person. I’d do more, but I have no connections with the Canadian mail service.

    • Bill Webb, Drunken Handsy Ass permalink
      February 28, 2019 7:43 pm

      Hey Franky, let’s get you on the Total Con(fusion) Guest of Honor LIST with me! Kask is already going to be there! Check it out – a guest list of ALL DUDES MOSTLY WHITE just like the good old days when the only females at cons were maids, waitresses or hookers!

      http://www.totalcon.com/industry-guests.php

      Satine is invited (with or without the elf ears) but only in her former capacity of WHORE SLUT and is not allowed to game or speak for that matter. I’ll keep her quiet with my cock in her mouth all weekend if you know what I mean!

      Waddayasay, Franky Panky? Fucking Woonsocket Rhode Island won’t know what hit ’em!

      • Franky Panky permalink
        March 1, 2019 8:40 am

        Satine is my cock holster, Bill. Keep your hands, and other bits, away from her. You may have Wundergeek if she shows. I am done with her.

        I prefer Cons with female attendees. Maids, waitresses, cocktail waitresses ( a.k.a. strippers) and ladies of negotiable virtue all want cash for their favors. Lady gamers are just grateful that an industry giant like Myself pays “special attention” to them. A far better situation for one on a fixed income.

        Bill, would you be interested in a business opportunity? Empyrea, the greatest pan-industry project ever? We who have had our GoH status stripped from Us must stick together.

      • Bill Webb, Obnoxious Drunken Asshole permalink
        March 1, 2019 7:15 pm

        YOU WANT A PIECE OF ME BRO? Don’t make me come after you and kick your (possibly) scooter-bound ass!!!!!! I will punch you right in the face and kick Saltine in the tits, right after I down this fifth of bourbon. And a couple of beer chasers. And Zach Glazar and Stefan Pokorny (who I think might be a transgender male) said something about tequila shots. Yeah right after that.

        And when I sober the fuck up, yes let’s definitely talk about collaborating. It’s time Frog God Games and the Prince of D&D team up and take this pan industry by storm!

      • Franky Panky permalink
        March 1, 2019 10:54 pm

        I avoid profanity, vulgarity, and obscenity. I’m pacifist, and avoid attacking anyone or anything. I’m very private, and tend not to respond when attacked. I practice what I learned in 35 years as a game auctioneer: There are too many critics already, spreading hatred and conflict. Find something good to say about every game and every gamer, and strive to be a positive influence.

        Empyrea would certain work very well in the Swords and Wizardry rule set. However, I think we must keep that Tenkar fellow away from it. He smells like onions. Like Mornard. I really don’t care for that. And the smell of onions, that Mornard smell, it scares the crap My bestie Kask. Tenkar is Matt’s pet though, yes?

        Speaking of Matt, you may have a little competition from him for that Stefan person. He’s into that sort of ambiguity. Into it in a creepy, creepy way.

  117. Brief Downer permalink
    February 28, 2019 7:03 pm

    I survive on a Fixed (government) income and Medicare coverage. Though I’ll admit my having been in the baking industry usually helps me and the wife get first dibs on day olds at the bakery back door. We know the ins and outs of industry rubbish schedules. Tip: if you splash a bit of water on a three day old donut or bagel and pop in in the microwave it returns to life like a Ju Ju Zombie!

    I don’t drink alcohol, not even beer. I wish I did, cuz boy howdy this would have been a good year to start.

    I can’t walk much, and need a scooter to navigate game conventions. It doesn’t get me laid, but it “gets me around” wink wink 😉

    I take a dozen pills a day (plus more to deal with recent stress), and suffer from emphysema, hypertension, diabetes, coronary artery disease, gout, cataracts, and other maladies. Valtrex for the herpes I got in my younger con days (tip: wrap that rascal, fellows). I go through a lot of Tucks pads and toilet paper (tip: “Angels Kiss” brand is quite easy on the bum), so much so the wife keeps telling me to just hose my beleaguered ass in the shower rather than all the wipey wipey (not always feasible at cons when in the middle of a con game I’m running for loser mouth breathers who seem to hang on my every word as I tell them what their characters are doing. Fools; despite my clear instructions it still takes them 20 minutes to map 10 feet of corridor).

    But retirement is wonderful. Though my fair wife isn’t happy that I’ll be around more. Sigh!

    • FEAR OF THE UNBLOWN permalink
      February 28, 2019 7:46 pm

      This could be Zak in ten years.

    • Let me tell you about my character permalink
      February 28, 2019 9:59 pm

      One day we will all look forward to Meatloaf Thursdays.

    • Franky Panky permalink
      March 1, 2019 9:24 am

      Stop putting words in My mouth. I am the VP and CFO of 3 bakeries. I don’t need to eat day olds. I can have anything I want that is left over at the end of the day. I don’t need to wait until the next morning. These days, I do favor the bran muffins. A few in the evening and I’m like a Swiss clock. No more straining to squeeze out a few raisins for the Prince of the OSR. A quick and predictable morning grunt on the can and I’m ready to go.

      I am new to this scooter thing, but I have My bestie Kaskoid advising Me. Apparently, it can be modified to vibrate. Kaskoid says the Missus loves that function. Better than the off center washing machine. 😉 😉 And he “Knows. A. Guy.” So, I’ll have that going for Me. I’ll just need to find private places that can fit My scooter.

      My scooter gets this ‘cheap motel bed’ modification right after Kaskoid’s guy fits the Death Scooter with a flamethrower. Kaskoid is no longer content with the sound of bones crunching under the tires. He needs the smell of burnt flesh now. Yes, it smells like victory.

      I don’t need to shower My royal ass like I was a mere peasant such as BloodyMage. I have a bidet. And a sitz bath. And one of these new-fangled Squatty Potty things.

      Finally: I may be exaggerating My difficulties and health problems in order to generate more sympathy for Me. People are gullible. I am just desperate enough to try to manipulate and exploit people to get My way. I was a Prince. Now I am a Prince in the Machiavellian sense.

  118. March 1, 2019 11:28 am

    Then believe women. Women of color — Connie and Frankie — are speaking up against Mandy’s harassment campaign: https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/l5P39GKigX9T64R4w19iIPtLIXiAKjuoygiAP26QnvSX1wKDOiDAiBy0SP_YjJhA9Y1sAhZo9-z1Ki7kHoIUH5wZy52OwLOpGzKo_YGb8654ujrGBbhVAu9OOn9Lwu_W_s2k6ksZxg=s250-k-no

    This is not photoshopped at all, Bros. The flat white ‘paper’ is completely legit. I only use my ‘shop’ skills in my art. I would never do anything so underhanded as to fake something like this.

    • Alexis T. Smolensk permalink
      March 1, 2019 4:24 pm

      Clearly, some people who have lived 25 years with the internet, since the flame wars of DOS, who just past away this month, were entirely immune. There is reason to expect, through patience, respect, reason and empathy that MOST of us are immune … far, far more of us than the tiny, tiny number who somehow manage to make themselves inappropriate and clueless. Your warning that we all need to “watch ourselves” is fear mongering.

      I’m vigilant against those who propose that because their fear mongering isn’t “personal,” that it is then somehow just fine.

    • Bill Webb, Now Your Drunken Racist MAGA Hat-Wearing Uncle permalink
      March 1, 2019 7:27 pm

      Nice try, Zak. This would have worked three, maybe two weeks ago but ever since Jussie Smollett was outed for lying about being the victim of a racially motivated hate crime, America knows that black people lie about racism and pretty much everything else now.

  119. Bill Webb, Shitfaced, Horny and at a Gaming Con!!! permalink
    March 1, 2019 8:15 pm

    Is it just me or does Stefan Pokorny have this whole sensible shoe wearing butch lesbian look going on? Transgender chick with dick maybe? I can’t put my finger on it…

    • OA,BD permalink
      March 2, 2019 5:50 am

      Oscar Anderson Likes this.

    • Bill Webb, Me Chinese Me Play Joke permalink
      March 2, 2019 3:55 pm

      A Chinaman, perhaps?

      • Captain Kirks Dick Blood permalink
        March 2, 2019 10:00 pm

        Was Mentzer edition big with the Chinks?

      • Bill Webb, Obnoxious Drunken Asshole and Sleazy Pervert permalink
        March 3, 2019 2:12 pm

        Not with the Ching Chongs or the Wing Wongs I imagine, but definitely with all kinds of Ting Tongs!

      • Captain Kirks Dick Blood permalink
        March 3, 2019 2:37 pm

        When I was a kid D&D was big with the heebie jeebies.

      • FEAR OF THE UNBLOWN permalink
        March 3, 2019 4:23 pm

        When I was a kid, D&D wasn’t very big with the popular and the attractive.

  120. Bill Webb, Obnoxious Drunken Asshole and Sleazy Pervert permalink
    March 3, 2019 8:20 am

    Hey Franky old buddy! I found the perfect gaming con for us: PJ’S AND PIZZA, A 5E D&D SLEEPOVER

    https://atravellersventure.co.uk/pjs-and-pizza

    I have no doubts we will be anything but welcomed as GUESTS of HONOR!
    We need to get to England ASAP preferably on an airline that serves GIN and ALE! I will also light up a cigarette or two if I want to in the airplane bathroom, preferably unisex.

    • Franky Panky permalink
      March 3, 2019 8:53 am

      It is perfect. Except that it is in the UK. Just as I am forbidden to enter Canada, I am also forbidden to enter the UK, or any other Commonwealth country for that matter. I blame Don Turnbull. He always had it in for Me. It was my sugestions to improve the Fiend Folio. He did not take my well-founded criticisms very well at all. If he had only listened, the FF would have been the best-selling monster compendium of all time instead of the steaming pile of failure that it is.

      Bag both ‘birds’; maybe take a few selfies of yourself with both of them, at the same time preferably, in flagrante delicto. The bird with the danger hair looks like she’d be grateful for a taste of the good ol’ USA, if you know what that means.

      • Satine Phoenix's Suprise Herpies Outbreak permalink
        March 3, 2019 12:48 pm

        British gals are total whores. As soon as that Paige skank from “Fighting with my Family” started taking jizz loads in the face and doing two guys at once (including a gollywogg) on camera as soon as she hit the states (doubt the movie will show that).

        C’mon Frank Stank, this is a must. You guys can chase the bitches around on your scooters, every now and again lightening the mood by crashing head on with your heads coming together in a loud cartoon “Bonk!”

      • Bigby's Affirmative Consent Lubed Fist permalink
        March 3, 2019 4:12 pm

        It was my sugestions to improve the Fiend Folio. He did not take my well-founded criticisms very well at all.

        Damnit, Frankie, ‘make the flumph sexier’ was a deal-breaker for poor Don. The flumph was sexy enough!

    • Frog Gode permalink
      March 4, 2019 9:45 am

      Some friendly chap from the Isles please help me here : to my cross-channel eyes (and culturally deaf ears) this looks like a rather risible scam, unlikely to relieve even the most desperate rosbif nerd from the requisite 120 quids. Am I missing something? Could this actually work?

      • BACLF permalink
        March 4, 2019 11:08 am

        This cynical Yankee says it will work, mon froggy ami (he wrote with equal fluency in both languages*). That Gabrielle Drake wig will lure in thirsty limey geek boys like a corpse-flower lures in pollinating flies.

        *Stolen from Kliban, steal only from the best.

      • Franky Panky permalink
        March 4, 2019 11:44 am

        Kliban? is that an anagram, a poor one at that, for Kilbane, as in Pat Kilbane, the squirming worm who took MY GoH slot at this year’s GaryCon? You, Good Sir, are a scoundrel and a blackguard for even mentioning him. No worries. Kask promises that the death scooter’s flame-thrower will be functional in time. There was a minor setback, but Kaskoid’s eyebrows ear hair and back hair will eventually re-grow. In tufts, at any rate. He’s starting to refer to this year’s GaryCon as the “Burning Nerd ” festival in homage to the Burning Man festival. I’m a little worried. I don’t want to see the resort go up in flames, just all those insolent peasants that have had the audacity to disrepect Me.

        You are correct: That danger hair will draw in the pale, scrawny brit-nerds like flies to excrement. Too bad she’s not wearing the pointy ears. I’d be tempted to get a fake passport if she were. I don’t want to imagine what English pizza might taste like.

  121. Hehaw permalink
    March 3, 2019 5:13 pm

    Oh looky look. Seems the Philipino Pig is back to her same old antics of hustling up lonely nerds in need of a girlfriend. Only now, instead of actualy paying to hang with her, they now have to do it on Google Hangouts. Whatta shame it’s not 2009 anymore, when quality time with The Pig, meant lining up with a bunch of mopes to get your dick sucked by the elf- eared whore— and back then you got paid to be around her!

    https://www.patreon.com/SatinePhoenix

  122. Zak permalink
    March 4, 2019 12:27 pm

    Hey Bros, I’ve been typing again. A lot of typing. I’ve been in my super-tweaker phase for a while. I haven’t slept in like 5 or 6 days. See my latest official announcement, https://officialzsannouncements.blogspot.com/2019/03/the-details.html . It’s massive, too massive to cross-post here. I have no idea what I typed. It should prove that Mandy is responsible for getting Trump elected, and lying about me too. You can read the announcement. If you do, let me know, and email me the TL;DR.

    I am barking up _every_ tree. It’s not news to me that most of the support for Mandy’s harassment campaign is bad faith.

    • Cut-n-paste to your Legal Declaration in Support of Zak permalink
      March 4, 2019 2:02 pm

      There were also long periods of time where Mandy couldn’t have sex because of her illness. Zak sat and worked next to her and tried to keep her healthy.

      • Timotheus permalink
        March 5, 2019 5:32 am

        That cracked me up. These independent and unsolicited testimonials had some of the same exact bullet points. And the same legal boilerplate at the beginning.

    • PrinceofNothing permalink
      March 4, 2019 2:43 pm

      Thresher indeed. Mandy’s dad is the kicker. And now we see if the tabletop scene welcomes him back with open arms, redeemed or decides it shall long tell the tale of Zak the Abuser, for fear of the daemon’s return. Once again, I think his Patreon is a pretty good barometer for his credibility. The question now becomes, if it picks up steam, do we get a counter witchhunt?

      • Pocketpussy permalink
        March 4, 2019 6:51 pm

        The skanks do very little to help with his redemption, but Mandy’s dad certainly raised him up a notch. But nothing is going to change for him as everyone who’s someone was waiting for the day to flush him out like a good enema!

        The ball is in your court, Mandy.

      • Amy Rients permalink
        March 4, 2019 8:15 pm

        He’s a friend of my husband and I believe Zak.

  123. Captain Kirks Dick Blood permalink
    March 4, 2019 8:36 pm

    I’m really into this, but I can’t read all that mess. Wot’s tha deal with Mandy’s dad?

    Short of a full retraction by Mandy its hard to imagine collaborators, cons, and companies back tracking. He must know this. I guess he just wants to heal his image among the faithful, but the focus on his general harassment campaigns and such is just a damaging as the claims of the tattooed low end porn whore idiot who decided his life was a good place to be in in the first place.

    • March 5, 2019 4:51 am

      Yep. There is a solid defence here, and further proof that he could have had a career in actual legal activism — but now that the announcements and bans have been issued, it would take a whole new villain in the story (i.e. Mandy admitting she lied) to make Zak a viable commercial proposition again. Full underground it will be from now on.

  124. Captain Kirks Dick Blood permalink
    March 4, 2019 9:03 pm

    OK, I looked a bit.

    It’s hard to imagine any dad would betray his daughter defending a weird arrogant pimp with that haircut. Maybe dad is batshit nuts like Mandy. Or maybe Zak promised him all the skeevy young snizz he can handle.

  125. Reason permalink
    March 4, 2019 9:06 pm

    Really? I stopped reading after the moron Dad- he really can’t conceive that a person being abused often withholds the information from people close to them- that’s what most victims do and how it continues so long.

    The Dad can’t conceive of how an abused person might punch Zak in the mouth? Really?
    A) that’s a punchable face
    B) the fact there are witnesses around makes it safer/evens the balance so that for a second they can act out…

    Zak caring for Mandy doesn’t signal altruism- if he ditches her he loses his shield and his access to all her skanky friends. No brainer for a shit like him.

    My take: they had a fucked up relationship. Zak is a manipulative little shit. But they were all in it with eyes as open as they could be. I think he is a gas lighting asshole. But that’s about it. Years later, Mandy grew up a bit and calls foul- but she was up for it at the time.

    I don’t think there’s any way back for him into the “mainstream”- vornheim had good moments, Rapleland was unplayable whimsy shite & he’s pretty much a broken record of rehashed “ideas” spewed out in basically “here- you do the work & finish it” form in Frostbitten. So I don’t think his work can save him.

    A cabal of shrill pretenders will form at The Shite in defence of… free speech? Masculinity? I’m not sure what but they’ll hold the line against political correctness or SJW or however they want to bleat it. But his audience will be about 30 dudes or 100 dudes, instead of the 300? 1000? It used to be.

    Couldn’t be bothered reading the rest of him “Zakking” peoples arguments- let me guess … cherry picking fragments & arguing against that instead of the whole? False dichotomy & thinking a “gotcha” refutes an entire argument? Disingenuous semantics?

  126. Let me tell you about my character permalink
    March 4, 2019 10:09 pm

    Holy God, what a screed. Absinthe and cocaine-fueled awkward sex orgies with skivvie-clad non-participants, face-punching, cervix-punching, slapping, death threats, dog attacks, signed legal declarations, Nazis, elfgames, Disorders and Syndromes, Fibro (for good measure), crying jags, “sister-wives,” more orgies, it goes on and on.

    I was going to make up some crack about the Hot-Tub D&D session scheduled after the PJ party but I don’t even want to picture it now. I am so skeeved out by all this untrammeled degeneracy I think I need a shower.

    • Timotheus permalink
      March 5, 2019 5:30 am

      Yeah, the constant “we were fucking, of course” so casually dropped into every paragraph didn’t quite make me numb to it as intended. That whole situation, as we all called it here over the years, was a foul narcissistic cess-pool. Little wonder that some of them are crying rape now.

      The questions at the end are golden, where Zak gets to attack some straw men with righteous vigor. Implying that Ken Hite and the rest contacted him privately to let him know they were still cool, that the public disavowal was a nod to sjw’s or whatever, was golden.

  127. Captain Kirks Dick Blood permalink
    March 4, 2019 11:19 pm

    Satine may have half a brain after all. She’s not taking any sides (best I can tell).

    But she’s the one Zak skank who can apparently squeeze some coin-juice out of wank happy gametards, so can’t really blame her I guess.

    So Kunt’s dead?

    Happy Gygax croaked day!

    • Bigby's Affirmative Consent Lubed Fist permalink
      March 5, 2019 8:20 pm

      No such luck, Captain, Kentloaf is currently farting up Bryce Lynch’s place.

      • Captain Kirks Dick Blood permalink
        March 6, 2019 12:24 pm

        drat!

  128. Lamentations of Gary Gygax’s Ghost permalink
    March 5, 2019 8:05 am

    Fuck does Zpastic really expect ANYONE to read his Meir Kough of why he’s right and everyone else is wrong? Fucking meth head put more work into that than Pornheim but both are equally works of shitty fiction. As a proven liar no one needs to listen to Zpastic anyways anymore.

    • Franky Panky permalink
      March 5, 2019 9:00 am

      He does want them to read, and tells the reader to do the research, to ask the questions. Shannon Road-Apples mentioned this little Zak technique, or variant thereof, “He was all, hey I know this probably doesn’t concern you, but if it does, please write me back and I’ll tell you more. Anyone actually wanting to help, of course, would have just told me straight out, but he was trying to establish a power dynamic where I was the supplicant and he the wise master.”

      However, Adkison, Mearls, The ENnies people, Wieck of DrivethruRPG, even Raggi in all probability, et al. not one will read any of Zak’s *official announcements*– rancid screeds that they are.

      Anyone remember a certain Sean Patrick Fannon? Zak will soon be joining that insufferable steaming pant-load on the garbage heap of RPG history.

  129. Lamentations of Gary Gygax’s Ghost permalink
    March 5, 2019 9:45 am

    Uh-oh Patreon still not enough to afford a day’s worth of cheap crank. You know Zpastic used up the last of his speed to craft that fucking novella that is basically him fingering his ass repeatedly and writing on the wall with his shit smeared fingers.
    Poor Zpastic, he’ll have to get a real haircut soon so he can start his shift at McDonald’s soon. Worse thing is Shown Pooptrick Fanass will no doubt be Zpastic’s fucking manager making him run the fryer all day.

  130. I'm Pissing Caltrops permalink
    March 5, 2019 9:57 am

    What’s interesting is that the shithead is basically proving that he has nothing outside of the money he gets from Raggi selling his books. If he really was an legit artist and made real money from his “paintings” he’d walk away from this and never turn back. Or, he has nothing outside of the ego he’s constructed from gaming and he can’t stand being out of the spotlight. And he can’t walk away from it, his life is focused on being the edgy enfant-terrible of ttrpgs. It’s everything to him. And that’s the most pathetic thing about all this.

    Mandy’s and the other 3 gals’ accusations have no legal recourse. Even if any of them wanted to get legal with this they really couldn’t. He’s not going to jail, never would be. I think he’s trying to build up a libel case so he can threaten them into submission, perhaps get a retraction out of it. His daddy probably has lots of lawyer friends and they’ll throw shit at Mandy and the others until they can no longer afford to deal with it, then his lawyers will offer them retraction as a way to avoid more legal costs. It’s shitty bottom-of-the-barrel tactics but it’s how it’s done. Why do you think his shields all posted statements in the exact same legalese?

    An upside is that the activist rpg community is pretty much ignoring it or pointing out that its bullshit and moving on…

    • Pocketpussy permalink
      March 5, 2019 2:48 pm

      It would be throwing money into the shitter if his Daddy has to help him lawyered up. And who’s to defending him? Those three dented cants that’s who: Connie, with her criminal record and got tossed out of the US; Kimberly Kaine, who works as a Seattle prostitute; and Frankie, some nitwit hairdresser who was too stupid to realize the shithead she’s defending used to play mind games with her and tried and get her to making pornos. Oh, and then there’s that piggy goth who’s even dumber than Frankie. Oh yeah and Stokey, another fucked up porn broad who speaks in a baby voice and likes to get penetrated by black dudes.

      And then there is the Zaakkaattack himself, His fragile mental state, breaking apart for every Patron dollar he sees dwindle away–and it will only get worse–as already he’s acknowledged he’s thought about killing himself in one of his tweets. Once he realizes everything is gone and nobody wants his shitty art and completely tunes out his babber, his end will come.

      • Zak's Sleepless Nights permalink
        March 5, 2019 10:05 pm

        The person out of anybody I ever knew who was the most similar to Zak (sociopathic narcissistic ego maniac) blew the back of his own head off in his 30’s. No loss there either. Personally I’d like to think Zak Trash should do what is known in California as a “Malibu Midnight Aloha.” You hit a beach bar after dark, suck down a half dozen strong Tiki drinks, and try your damnedest to swim to Hawaii.

    • Landifarne permalink
      March 5, 2019 5:00 pm

      Whelp, with his latest screed Zak has certainly lined his ducks in a row. Don’t underestimate his intelligence, tenacity and prickliness.

      Assuming that he’s gotten a lawyer on a contingency basis, the next step is for Zak to sue EnWorld, DriveThru and, depending upon what is actually being said in Tangency, rpg.net for collusion to limit his opportunities. He can certainly make a case that EnWorld has attacked him in such a manner that it will result in lost income [the odd way that it posted his “mugshot” in their thread on him and barred him prom participating in the Ennies – subdivisions of the same company, no less.] Hell, he can probably even make a case against WizBro.

      His previous books netted him $30K-$50K each, and Demon City was set to generate $100K+ over the next several years…from the very crowd that is currently vilifying him. I predict that he at home, furiously preparing a series of lawsuits.

      Does anyone have access to what is being posted on Tangency? The whole discussion surrounding him was shifted there. Applecline shut down publicly accessibe discussions of such topics (similarr to the Macris issue), but they still go on.

      • Aos permalink
        March 5, 2019 6:13 pm

        “Porn star sues toy company for lost wages”
        Seems legit.

      • March 6, 2019 1:19 am

        Any chance that Smith can still afford a one-way ticket to Montevideo? ‘Cause if he pulls a Varg Vikernes on Pundit, I’m pretty sure that Raggi’s “limited-and-not-reprinted” inventory of Pornheim and the rest will magically get a restocking. Not so sure about Lion&Dragon, though, unless Tarnowski’s heirs have a good cat lawyer.

      • Not A Zak Suck Poopet I will SUE!!!!!1!!one! permalink
        March 6, 2019 2:25 am

        Yeah, maybe he can get the UN to host him like Anita Sleekstaian. “They said mean stuff about me on the Internet!” Hey, Zpastic, you stood to lose like maybe $100 from Daemon Drizzly Green Shits from snorting too much crank. Fuck, dude, go wrap a hundred dollar bill around a roll of ones and fool someone else.

      • PrinceofNothing permalink
        March 6, 2019 9:20 am

        A lawsuit against multiple companies while his income is plummeting on sketchy grounds? Oh yeah those always go over real well.

      • Captain Kirks Dick Blood permalink
        March 6, 2019 12:17 pm

        Landiframe, where do you get those numbers as far as income from these products? Can they be substantiated, or is this just more hyperbole Zak uttered at some point? He is a supreme huckster after all.

        Multiple companies being sued for anything less than several million dollars, that will very possibly include countersuits (with witnesses to abuse), will be a maze of legal wrangling that will go on for years. On Zak’s side an easy million could feed the machine before a single dollar to come is seen on the horizon.

        I don’t see it. Once fuckface realizes what he might be in for, despite his “hey look at me” attitude, he’ll realize the RPG party is over and focus on his shitty art (at best “curated” in some dark corner of the pop culture wing of whatever museum will have it).

      • Landifarne permalink
        March 6, 2019 5:06 pm

        Zak was throwing those numbers out a year or two ago, and I seem to recall Raggi confirming them.

        The thing is, threats of lawsuits (particularly against EnWorld) may be sufficient, particularly when filed in a different jurisdiction. I’m sure he’ll make a stink of it all by May. He’s certainly not one to let things die.

      • Shannon Appelcline permalink
        March 6, 2019 7:05 pm

        There won’t be any lawsuits because there is no lawyer. No reputable attorney who vetted Zak’s screed would have advised him to publish that nonsense. Zak is a bullshit artist. Bullshit is his art form. He’s desperate and he’s in denial that his career [at least in RPGs] is over for good. There’s no coming back. The story is over, the fat lady has sung. The rest of the RPG community has moved on. We are all just rubbernecking now, hoping to learn that Zak’s been found dead hanging from the rafters in a lonely Hollywood apartment. Hopefully it will be the smell coming from the apartment that alerts his neighbors something is wrong and he’s been dead two weeks already because nobody cares anymore if he lives or dies.

        I look forward to coiling a turd on his grave someday. If I care enough to remember that is.

  131. Kimberly Kane's Tore Up Cooch permalink
    March 5, 2019 10:16 am

    The usual places aren’t reporting on Zak’s new response. The gaming world seems to have already moved on and left him twitching and spazzing in the mud. It’s done Zak-boy. The world has realized Zack Morris from Saved by the Bell wasn’t a wunderkind; he was manipulative sociopathic trash.

    The Mandy’s dad thing is mind boggling. What would make a father destroy his suffering daughter like that? What a piece of shit. He clearly dislikes Zak. Most fathers would stand by their daughter right or wrong. Something is being buried on the back page. Somebody like Mandy doesn’t happen on accident. That family must be fucked up. Dad, uncles, somebody there helped make Mandy what she is. I hope plenty of folk are emailing the Canadian creep and giving him the business.

    Mandy Morbid, please speak out on what a monster your pops is. We need to know why he did this, unless its just payback for the shame you brought the family. “I’m having fun” indeed.

  132. I'm Pissing Caltrops permalink
    March 5, 2019 1:19 pm

    The shithead is begging people on the Demon City ks to go read his 14k word ramble and to comment in public on reddit…and of course the reddit he’s sending people to has some great take downs of his latest plea. Fuckin idiot.
    reddit.com /r/rpg/comments/axdtqp/new_evidence_re_mandys_statement/

    • Lamentations of Gary Gygax’s Ghost permalink
      March 5, 2019 6:57 pm

      Everyone knows ‘speakingmanners’ is Zpastic right?

      • FEAR OF THE UNBLOWN permalink
        March 6, 2019 6:27 pm

        Yeah, everyone on Reddit figured that out quickly because speakingmanners just couldn’t shut up and had to keep on making one more desperate lengthy post which meant everyone eventually recognized the Zak Attack’s online writing style. Sad and pathetic really.

  133. BACLF permalink
    March 6, 2019 2:38 pm

    Venger is the new Blooey:

    https://www.google.com/amp/s/amp.reddit.com/r/rpg/comments/ae8urx/ama_with_venger_satanis_tomorrow_11019/

    Buy some product, hoss!

    • Timotheus permalink
      March 6, 2019 5:36 pm

      “Is this thing on?”

    • FEAR OF THE UNBLOWN permalink
      March 6, 2019 6:20 pm

      Yes, Venger is a big dumdum doofy dummy, but he’s nowhere near as lovable as our Bloo!

  134. The Original Zak, not the Zakbot permalink
    March 6, 2019 4:39 pm

    What will you give me if you’re wrong?

    I should have been 1000 times more aggressive in my activism against bad-faith actors on the internet, since there were enough of them to carry this signal.

    I will become a better person by being even more aggressive in criticizing and deplatforming harassers in the RPG community.

  135. Shannon Appelcline permalink
    March 6, 2019 6:34 pm

    Apparently Mandy’s father is denying everything Zak claimed he said. Zak really is a sick in the head motherfucker.
    Fucking impersonate ME bitch?!

    • Franky Panky permalink
      March 6, 2019 6:54 pm

      Shannon Road Apples, you are such an irritating little twerp of a man-let. A homonculus. A grotesque parody of a hipster in miniature. A runty dweeb. All 4 feet 10 inches of you. You could probably take Zak, however. Not so much a rumble in the jungle as a sissy fight at Starbucks. I’d still pay to see it.

      At least link to the denials, you insufferable little prick. And un-pre-ban me from RPG.net. You let that Mornard drone on for years before you kicked his flabby ass out. But you ban me from even applying?

      • Shannon Appelcline permalink
        March 6, 2019 7:14 pm

        Speaking of has-beens that will never work in the RPG industry again, how are you Frank? Did you trim that foot long eyebrow hair yet?
        By the way, I wrote the HISTORY of RPGs and in the second printing, I will be editing your name OUT of that history FOREVER!!!
        Also, you smell like stale old man pee pee now like Ed Greenwood does. And Kuntz. And Kask. Ken St. Andre too.

      • Franky Panky permalink
        March 6, 2019 7:28 pm

        How am I? I can’t walk much, and need a scooter to navigate game conventions. I take a dozen pills a day (plus more to deal with recent stress), and suffer from emphysema, hypertension, diabetes, coronary artery disease, gout, cataracts, and other maladies.

        The eyebrow hair fell out. Stress related hair loss. I’m having potency issues. This is a major problem with GaryCon coming. I’ll be there, despite the humiliation of losing My GoH status. Oh yes. Every woman that means anything to that snivelling Luke, I’m going to seduce. I’m going to ruin them for all other men.

        Ha! you cannot edit my name out of the best selling version of D&D. Only WotC can do that. And they won’t. Ever. I have videos. And recordings, and some interesting inter-office memos that I recovered from the company dumpster. My legacy is safe.

        Your legacy? Oh you wizened half-pint Danton, it is to lose your shrivelled pin-head to the swarm of SJWs infesting your sad little forum.

        I smell like Ben-Gay and liver. Kask smells like pot and patchouli. Kuntz smells like shit, literally, or did last time I was near him. The man has no personal hygiene. I do not think that he has ever wiped his ass.

        Now, Greenwood: What is the smell of Perversion and Deviancy? Greenwood smells like every terrible smell that you have ever encountered, all at the same time. This is before he even opens his mouth and you get a whiff of the breath. What does he put in that mouth anyway? Don’t tell if you know. I don’t need the nightmares.

      • Captain Kirks Dick Blood permalink
        March 6, 2019 8:43 pm

        OK, THIS Frank I like!

      • Franky Panky permalink
        March 6, 2019 10:37 pm

        I really, really dislike Shannon Appelcline. Sanctimonious, puffed up pygmy that he is. I also dislike that hideous autism helmet he always wears. Too late Road Apples. Your brain is already severely damaged.

        My doctors are adjusting a few of my medications. I’m on so many these days. There are some strange side effects and interactions. The previous time My meds were changed, I was in quite the state. The bad news: while I was *trippin’*, someone was able to hack My computer without my knowledge, and sent threatening messages to the Oafish Bote. The good news: I finally understood how Kaskoid feels most of the time. This time I seem to be filled with all manner of fury. It’s quite unlike Me. Kaskoid, during one of his few instances of lucidity, said that I should embrace the Rage. I have. Hence My recent vituperatives. I feel cleansed by it. Like the best high colonic ever cleansed.

        Finally: I need this rage now. People are really out to get Me. How can anyone, save that supperating carbuncle Kuntz, want to get Me? I am the quintessence of avuncularity. Do pardon My High Gygaxian. It is the Rage that brings it out.

    • I'm Pissing Caltrops permalink
      March 6, 2019 7:14 pm

      Links please. If true this is utterly delicious.

      • Shannon Appelcline, I believe Mandy permalink
        March 6, 2019 7:30 pm

        Mandy told me. A full statement is coming in a couple of days, but don’t worry it won’t be a 14K-word screed like Zak shit out.

      • PrinceofNothing permalink
        March 7, 2019 9:47 am

        I can’t believe Zak would be stupid enough to try to sockpuppet Mandy’s dad but it would explain the bizarre parroting of Zaks every talking point and the complete lack of any new information. Still, that would be some potato-tier strategy.

  136. Shannon Appelcline permalink
    March 6, 2019 7:34 pm

    I made a solemn vow, that if anyone were ever to impersonate me online again, it would be to BRING ZAK SABBATH TO HIS KNEES AND THE BRINK OF SUICIDE!!!!

  137. Captain Kirks Dick Blood permalink
    March 6, 2019 8:57 pm

    “hoping to learn that Zak’s been found dead hanging from the rafters in a lonely Hollywood apartment. Hopefully it will be the smell coming from the apartment that alerts his neighbors something is wrong and he’s been dead two weeks already because nobody cares anymore if he lives or dies.”

    I bet the bitch or two living with him don’t notice for two days. “Come fuck us Zak! Zak?”

    Shannon, Zakbot you better not be punking us. That would be cruelty of the likes of us who..um..post on this site.

    But god, what a daydream. Mandy’s long suffering dad being sent a link to “his statement” by a hunting buddy. He’s all “wot tha fuuuuuuckkkk!”

    If he wrote it and she is a lying bitch its still such a staggering betrayal. He is lower than a dogs carpet butt rub ass stain.

    stay tuned for scenes from the next episode of “how the stomach turns”

    • Franky Panky permalink
      March 6, 2019 10:59 pm

      Zak won’t hang himself. Not deliberately. He may go out Carradine style, attempting a little something risky to distract himself from his woes. It happens more often than one might think. Since family members usually discover the body, they tend to try to cover things up, out of embarrassment, so such cases of “death by misadventure” are reported as something else at first.

      In Zak’s case, family members won’t be the ones to find his carcass. Instead, some of the skanks in his life will discover him thus, and being skanks, they will, in true D&D style, take his stuff and run off, leaving him, hanging as it were, to be gnawed on by the rats and roaches until his landlord shows up, wondering about the rent.

      • Bigby's Affirmative Consent Lubed Fist permalink
        March 7, 2019 12:12 am

        Zacky Sabbath did not look his best…

  138. Lamentations of Gary Gygax’s Ghost permalink
    March 7, 2019 8:48 am

    Zpastic fighting with one of his Kickstarter backers? Say it ain’t so!!!!!
    Hey Zpastic if you refund a backer you can throw them off you Kickstarter and silences them. Perhaps you should think about throwing ALL of them off?
    Fucking idiot is such a broken record.

    • I'm Pissing Caltrops permalink
      March 7, 2019 2:19 pm

      It’s also funny that we’ve had, what, a couple of years of MeToo shit happening and hundreds of examples of how people deal with this kind of stuff. And he can’t seem to figure out how to deal with it properly. Aziz Ansari is doing shows and probably has another special coming out. Louis CK is working again. Other people have gone the “hey this is a big deal, I’m really sorry this situation is the way it is, people are hurting, I need to step back and reevaluate.” Now, those are either people with better lawyers/PR agents and/or are not living paycheck to paycheck.

      I’m sure shithead is a broken record right now because he has a shitty lawyer, no PR agent and was one paycheck away from offering blowjobs for crank down on Skid Row. Fucking idiot. He always has to be right. At any cost.

      • Bigby's Affirmative Consent Lubed Fist permalink
        March 7, 2019 4:32 pm

        I doubt he has a lawyer. Even the strip-mall shyster with the business card that turns into a sponge wouldn’t have allowed him to release that ‘statement’.

      • Arneson's Spectre permalink
        March 7, 2019 8:08 pm

        As a medical doctor, Mandy’s alleged borderline personality disorder struck my interest so I dug a little deeper. Mandy has never publicly stated she has been diagnosed with BPD. Not even once. It also never came up at all in the very public reality TV porn “star” lives they put out there on social media for years unlike every other detail of their lives including Mandy’s Ehlers–Danlos Syndrome. We are just expected to take Zak at his word on BPD. We are also supposed to take Zak’s word about Mandy’s father confirming this, but again, we hear her father’s statement only from Zak, nowhere else. For Christ sake he had every one of her meds tattooed on his arm yet nothing for BPD. Very strange. Very suspect.

        Clearly Zak expects us to take him at his word but everyone else must “PROOF OR YOU’RE A LIAR!”

        I am enjoying watching his downfall and his “professional” career disintegrating around him. He deserves to suffer, not in Hell but now and in this life.

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