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« Reply #60 on: September 15, 2017, 06:00:19 pm »
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You poor man, I have every sympathy. How dare that evil Elfdart keep doing this to you with his genius wit!


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« Reply #61 on: September 15, 2017, 06:21:06 pm »
Tim Kask- barely on DF.
Zeb Cook- gone from DF.
Frank-banned from DF.

I'm sure it's entirely their fault that the K&K Taliban on DF has had bad interactions with them.
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« Reply #62 on: September 15, 2017, 06:24:26 pm »
"P&P" obviously stands for "Pompus and Peckerheaded"
You should go to GaryCon.  Period.

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« Reply #63 on: September 15, 2017, 06:59:19 pm »
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I'm sure it's entirely their fault that the K&K Taliban on DF has had bad interactions with them.

According to the internet, the evil K&KA Taliban remotely hacked Frank's account from a secret mountain hideout to create that PM.  And it's also a fake in collusion with the site staff.  And photoshopped.  And definitely not ban-worthy in any way, and shouldn't have been posted in public.

Definitely our fault it happened, anyway.
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« Reply #64 on: September 15, 2017, 07:48:56 pm »
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According to the internet, the evil K&KA Taliban remotely hacked Frank's account from a secret mountain hideout to create that PM.  And it's also a fake in collusion with the site staff.  And photoshopped.  And definitely not ban-worthy in any way, and shouldn't have been posted in public.

Definitely our fault it happened, anyway.
Parody, how quaint. Doesn't change the facts the K&K Taliban are a bunch of ass-hats. It's always awesome to see the how you guys interact when you cant fall back to the rules/ power to ban/(insert punitive measures here) of your own enclave(s).

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I wonder what the odds Gary would have been run off DF for not being Gygaxian enough? Anyone want to venture?
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« Reply #65 on: September 15, 2017, 07:59:35 pm »
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According to the internet, the evil K&KA Taliban remotely hacked Frank's account from a secret mountain hideout to create that PM.  And it's also a fake in collusion with the site staff.  And photoshopped.  And definitely not ban-worthy in any way, and shouldn't have been posted in public.

Definitely our fault it happened, anyway.


Strawman much?
Jesus Fucking Christ, is this guy honestly that goddamned stupid? He can't understand the plot of a Star Wars film? We're not talking about "Rashomon" here, for fuck's sake. The plot is as linear as they come. If anything, the film tries too hard to fill in all the gaps. This guy must be a flaming retard.  --Mike Wong on Red Letter Moron's review of The Phantom Menace

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« Reply #66 on: September 15, 2017, 08:59:53 pm »
The lady doth protest too much, methinks.
You should go to GaryCon.  Period.

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« Reply #67 on: September 16, 2017, 02:43:38 am »
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Actually, there's a LOT more to it than some 'mild mockery'. Details have emerged today that show Frank sending at least one batshit-crazy private message the likes of which would earn a permaban on almost any rpg forum. The DF mods confirmed it was indeed from Frank. Kind of sad actually to see someone that once was at the top of the gaming world turn out to be just another raging lunatic with flecks of spittle on his keyboard. Whither that Kickstart now?

http://knights-n-knaves.com/phpbb3/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=14851


So he lost his shit in a PM? Big deal, compared to what the Pundit and what many of us on RPGSite post on a daily basis that is weak sauce.

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« Reply #68 on: September 16, 2017, 02:49:15 am »
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Frank's message to EOTB http://knights-n-knaves.com/phpbb3/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=14851#p233698 was not acceptable, no matter how annoying EOTB is. I can definitely see why Steve had to ban him.

But you're okay with Pundit calling people cunts?? When did RPGSiters become so sensitive to someone blowing their gasket?

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« Reply #69 on: September 16, 2017, 03:18:27 am »
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I think Frank's responses have been mild.  But I think he's mostly fucked in the head for even dealing with gamers.  I left the hobby for 15 years after five years of dealing with assholes like DF, and you would have to pay me SERIOUS money -- as in, $200 per hour or more -- to get me to do any sort of work in the game industry again.


Please, tell us about the previous work you did in the game industry - and I don't mean that book of tedious anecdotes you've been claiming is being written for the past couple of years either. Oh, and while you're at it maybe you can throw in some details about the SERIOUS money you're making guarding a fucking hotel lobby.

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So he lost his shit in a PM? Big deal, compared to what the Pundit and what many of us on RPGSite post on a daily basis that is weak sauce.


I quite liked the part where he threatened to prevent the guy from using the postal service to buy gaming pdfs or register for a convention ever again. I gotta think Frank either developed a rather serious methamphetamine problem or is suffering from not-so-early-onset Alzheimer's-related symptoms. OTOH, it would be absolutely hilarious if DrivethroughRPG or GenCon replied with an email that flatly stated 'Sorry, we cannot do business with you Mr. EOTB as we have been warned by Frank Mentzer in a very serious voice against such trade. We wish we could help, but no dice.' I mean, shit....that would be like getting blackballed by the Travellers' Aid Society. You'd be fucked and there's nothing you could ever do about it, amirite?
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« Reply #70 on: September 16, 2017, 03:39:21 am »
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I quite liked the part where he threatened to prevent the guy from using the postal service to buy gaming pdfs or register for a convention ever again. I gotta think Frank either developed a rather serious methamphetamine problem or is suffering from not-so-early-onset Alzheimer's-related symptoms. OTOH, it would be absolutely hilarious if DrivethroughRPG or GenCon replied with an email that flatly stated 'Sorry, we cannot do business with you Mr. EOTB as we have been warned by Frank Mentzer in a very serious voice against such trade. We wish we could help, but no dice.' I mean, shit....that would be like getting blackballed by the Travellers' Aid Society. You'd be fucked and there's nothing you could ever do about it, amirite?

Do you know where you are? Pundit thinks people who make games he doesn't like are literally out to destroy Western Civilization itself. Mentzer's rant looks like reasoned debate in comparison.

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« Reply #71 on: September 16, 2017, 03:42:40 am »
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Please, tell us about the previous work you did in the game industry - and I don't mean that book of tedious anecdotes you've been claiming is being written for the past couple of years either. Oh, and while you're at it maybe you can throw in some details about the SERIOUS money you're making guarding a fucking hotel lobby.



Aren't you claiming that Frank has stepped out of line and yet post this kind of bile-filled shit slinging?

Cognitive Dissonance?

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« Reply #72 on: September 16, 2017, 04:33:01 am »
I enjoy Dragonsfoot.

I respect Frank's past work.

I will give his new Empyrea setting a glance when it emerges.

I can seen why DF banned him, and he's very welcome to join us here.

I'd LOVE to see Frank and EOTB dance in our threads.


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So you keep it spontaneous? :)


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But shitting the proverbial forum bed in the very community that would be interested in his products is not the way to launch a kickstarter....


Very true.


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But I think he's mostly fucked in the head for even dealing with gamers.


Dealing with the public is a mess.

But you still gotta finish your book!


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« Reply #73 on: September 16, 2017, 04:35:16 am »
I am not a fan of the K&K forum, but its uncool to call them K&K Klansman. It insinuates a racism and criminality that isn't any part of their community.

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« Reply #74 on: September 16, 2017, 04:48:10 am »
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Don't be silly! Of course I saved it.


Considering I find that enter forum to be a giant pack of assholes, I wouldn't mind having a look, if you're willing. Hell, pm me, I'll keep it private.