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Author Topic: Has it really been seven years since Far West was funded?  (Read 20288 times)

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Has it really been seven years since Far West was funded?
« Reply #225 on: July 22, 2020, 06:26:58 am »
well, yes and no, GMS had the rights to Buckaroo Banzai, and was going to release an RPG of it. Took pre-orders for it, and was going to start work on it as soon as he was done with Far West, which was going to be a month or two after the kickstarter was done.

I think we can all see how THAT turned out.

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« Reply #226 on: July 22, 2020, 10:26:07 am »
I got similarly burned on Rosemont Bay, where the creator (Topher Gerkey) said he was sick and then took all our funds and invested in remodeling his kitchen and we never heard from him again.

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Has it really been seven years since Far West was funded?
« Reply #227 on: July 22, 2020, 07:15:40 pm »
Quote from: Batjon;1141207
I got similarly burned on Rosemont Bay, where the creator (Topher Gerkey) said he was sick and then took all our funds and invested in remodeling his kitchen and we never heard from him again.
. . . wow, that's not a name I expected to see anytime soon. Or ever again, really. Yeah, I participated in this ks, too. It was a shame, too. Dude put out some interesting PbtA playbooks back in the day. They were mechanically all over the place, but interesting.
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Has it really been seven years since Far West was funded?
« Reply #228 on: July 22, 2020, 09:25:11 pm »
Quote from: Batjon;1141207
I got similarly burned on Rosemont Bay, where the creator (Topher Gerkey) said he was sick and then took all our funds and invested in remodeling his kitchen and we never heard from him again.

On July 15 he posted, "I'm homeless (housed), unemployed, and mentally ill. I hate asking  but living takes money (food, medicine, etc). I can't do much in return except be grateful."

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« Reply #229 on: July 23, 2020, 05:45:17 am »
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On July 15 he posted, "I'm homeless (housed), unemployed, and mentally ill. I hate asking  but living takes money (food, medicine, etc). I can't do much in return except be grateful."

July 15 of 2020? He is homeless after robbing us of thousands of dollars? I feel no sympathy.  Was this on Kickstarter?

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Has it really been seven years since Far West was funded?
« Reply #230 on: July 23, 2020, 09:19:50 am »
Quote from: Mistwell;1141338
On July 15 he posted, "I'm homeless (housed), unemployed, and mentally ill. I hate asking  but living takes money (food, medicine, etc). I can't do much in return except be grateful."

He is still able to tweet and spend $20 on breakfast.  He probably spent the Kickstarter money on coke  or meth and fried his brain, so fuck his leftest ass.
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Re: Has it really been seven years since Far West was funded?
« Reply #231 on: September 03, 2020, 11:18:53 pm »
...and Gareth Skarka gives a Big F-You to his Far West Backers!

More on this here. He off to collect more cash from some nubes...

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Re: Has it really been seven years since Far West was funded?
« Reply #232 on: September 03, 2020, 11:30:53 pm »
There's another pathfinder kickstarter that I bought an introduction scenerio for, not realizing I hadn't backed the "real" setting book. The "real" book has been in development hell for at least 5 years.

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Re: Has it really been seven years since Far West was funded?
« Reply #233 on: September 03, 2020, 11:38:07 pm »
One thing Tenkar is certainly right about -- as much as Skarka tweets, Far West would easily be done by now if he could just write it 280 characters at a time.

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Re: Has it really been seven years since Far West was funded?
« Reply #234 on: September 03, 2020, 11:38:34 pm »
What a asshole.  Well I MAY have three words for that "Fuck You!"


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Re: Has it really been seven years since Far West was funded?
« Reply #235 on: September 04, 2020, 01:05:40 am »
I was originally going to say that he (Skarka) did not actually write anything, but then I saw that no, actually he did write one of scenarios. I think I’m more surprised that he found seven other people that were willing to be linked to Skarka’s (bad) name!

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Re: Has it really been seven years since Far West was funded?
« Reply #236 on: September 04, 2020, 03:31:23 am »
I guess its dead Jim? Ehh, we all knew it was already, nobody really bought the effort GMS did could have any result in the end. Nine years are nine years. Just vote with your wallet and thats it.

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Re: Has it really been seven years since Far West was funded?
« Reply #237 on: September 04, 2020, 03:54:47 am »
I got similarly burned on Rosemont Bay, where the creator (Topher Gerkey) said he was sick and then took all our funds and invested in remodeling his kitchen and we never heard from him again.
So he pulled a "Doom that came to Atlantic City" scam?
In that one the manager for the KS took the money, moved to a new house, and invested it in making indie movie making gear. Leaving the designers and artists to take the blame. Then tried to cover up his little deception. He got taken to state court and is still serving his sentence to pay back what he stole. Which will never happen.

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Re: Has it really been seven years since Far West was funded?
« Reply #238 on: September 04, 2020, 03:59:32 am »
One thing Tenkar is certainly right about -- as much as Skarka tweets, Far West would easily be done by now if he could just write it 280 characters at a time.
Hes too busy writing other books and selling them during all that time hes too emotionally distraught to work on anything. mmm-hmm. Yeah. We believe ya there kiddo.

Serial sympathy scammer.

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Re: Has it really been seven years since Far West was funded?
« Reply #239 on: September 05, 2020, 06:10:12 pm »
My oldest daughter turns 9 this December.


She was born after Far West was supposed to be released.