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Cyberzombie

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« Reply #30 on: May 20, 2006, 11:45:13 AM »
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Really, is it that hard to promote your games on their own merits?


Usually, negative attacks come from someone having the feeling that they DON'T have merits.  Just like in politics.  They're based on insecurity.

Now, I like a discussion where systems are compared and contrasted, and the faults *and* merits of *all* games under discussion are talked about.  Most systems have their good points and all of them have their bad points.  Game designers are human, and are often under tight deadlines.  If they produced something perfect, you'd have to wonder about divine (or infernal) intervention.  :D
 

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« Reply #31 on: May 21, 2006, 05:07:23 AM »
I have a saying: "Don't talk shit about your peers, and keep your fucking yap shut about other people's shit."

Seriously.

Yeah, there's authors out there that if I see thier name on a book, I'll drop the book and light my hand on fire to keep thier stupidity from getting on me.

And there's people I really like, and I'd probably buy a book full of scribbling done if they jammed a pencil up thier ass.

Now, having said both points, I'd like to mention something...

I'm not a "professional" game designer. If my wife quit her job we'd be fucking homeless. I don't think I'm writing the second coming of Christ when I design a product, and I sure as shit don't think I'm better than anyone else.

I'll be a "professional" game designer the day I make enough money I can lay on a big pile of $100 bills and play RPG's while naked strippers dance in the background.

Till then, I'm just a guy, usually drunk, sometimes going to class, who hopes to write something people like.


Now, onto my observatios of others...

Many other writers are nice guys. Some of the company's out there are very easy to work with. This includes WotC in the list. Despite all the snarking I've seen from people, I haven't had any trouble with them.

What have I done that involved them? None of your fucking business.

Ahem. Anyway, I cruise a lot of boards. For the most part I've stopped posting at most boards due to the poor conduct, the bitchiness, the immaturity, and the other HS bullshit going on.

Many boards can be cut down to this:

  • "OH NOES! XE of [INSERT GAME NAME] IS COMING OUT!!! WE'RE ALL DOOMBED!!!111!!"
  • "{Insert Book Name} Completely sucked, and here's why!
  • {Insert Company} Completly messed up with this book, because if you combine this and this and this and this, it's broken in MY game!!!!
  • Why {Company X} sucks
  • My butt itches, does anyone know why?
There, I just saved you a couple of hours.

Yes, there are forums out there that are worth a damn. No, not all threads are like that, but usually, in order to find the one diamond in the rough, you gotta wade through miles of shit.

And I've seen the way some of the big names are treated. Fuck that. I'll stay a small timer, that way I can be nasty right back to those giggling asexual juvenile fucktards with delusions of granduer.

Mainly because any dipshit who can turn on a computer can now post his opinoin on anything. Just like I'm doing now. And some people are very vocal, and argue over what the definition of the word "is" really is, when it' s applied to the rules of thier favorite game.

Seeing some of these people, however, rant and rave about authors, and products, and then wonder why there is so little respect in the small PDF publisher industry. These are the people who make me wonder just how the hobby got a reputation for intellect.

And some authors, I'm not naming names, need to just shut the fuck up. Yes, we're proud of you that you reached Nirvana, that you've managed to hammer a 12 penny nail through your penis, but just because you wrote several fucking gaming books does not make you the next messiah.

That's Tom Cruise, not you.

Maybe that's part of it.

Both sides need to STFU a little bit some times.

Sure, I blather on in my blog about what I'm doing, and who I'm banging, and how much whiskey I've drank, but so fucking what? I'm not preaching like I'm morally superior. I know I'm an alcoholic letch. I'm not coming across like I'm the fucking pinball wizard.

Oh, and another fucking thing...

If you don't like a game system... SHUT THE FUCK UP ABOUT IT! Stop coming into every goddamn thread and shitting all over the place like the thread is the starlet and you're the leading male in a German schiesse flick. You get it. You hate it. Find a new hobby to replace crapping in everyone's threads. I'd recommend gun barrel tasting. It might make the world a better place.

These motherfuckers piss me off. The thread is going great. All kinds of good ideas. And in they drop to state why the game sucks, reciting it from where they tattooed it on thier dogs back so they can C&P it while they ass fuck the dog, placing thier 2,351 point list on why that game/setting/character/accessory/air freshener is oh-so-inferior to whatever they are pushing.

Oh, and speaking of pushing...

When someone posts a question regarding another game system...

STOP COMING IN AND POSTING ABOUT YOUR PRODUCT IN EVERY FUCKING THREAD!

"Hey, guys, last weekend my gnome caught the clad after he got turked by a bear, and ideas if cure disease will work?"

"Well, in my personally designed system, which I had inked on Popeskin, I handle it by blah blah fucking blah, and of course, I won't tell you HOW I did it, just I did it, and then put down the game system you are using, and call you a foolish tool."

SHUT THE FUCK UP! We don't want to hear it! Yes, you've designed a game. We're all dance around the dead hooker happy for you. If I could figure out a way to do it, I'd leave you at the vetranarian.

That means, stop badmouthing other people's work.

If you think you could write it better, then fucking do it. If you want to officially badmouth it, write a review, so we can decide if you are write, or just some loudmouthed tool with an axe to grind until it's pointier then your fucking head.

And that means stop badmouthing the little guys.

No more of this: "Vanity press" or "Stealing our customers" or "Diluting the customer base."

Did God come down and blow WoTC off the map with a Taco Bell fart?

I'm sick of hearing a lot of people bitch about the small PDF publishers in one breath, then talk about how thier sales are up, and they might even break XXXX amount this month, in the same goddamn breath.

We all start somewhere, even if it's just a 2 page PDF.

Here's a hint, Mr. Publishing Superstar...

If your PDF didn't sell well, it's not because the "Piddling Press bunch" stole your sales, it's because it sucked and your name didn't do the job you thought it would.

To sum up.

I'm Tim Willard, and I'm an alcoh...

Or, wrong thread.

Anyway: I'm a dick, I know it, everyone else knows it.

I don't badmouth people, so stop talking shit about everyone.
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« Reply #32 on: May 21, 2006, 08:16:25 AM »
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I'll be a "professional" game designer the day I make enough money I can lay on a big pile of $100 bills and play RPG's while naked strippers dance in the background.


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« Reply #33 on: May 21, 2006, 10:00:16 AM »
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I have a saying: "Don't talk shit about your peers, and keep your fucking yap shut about other people's shit."


Scrappy, you are the mench.

I know many game designers/developers/assorted other "professionals" who need this lasered into their corneas so they never forget it.

There was one developer who bitched and moaned about how his product line was superior to his competitors and people were rating his competitors product as highly as his.

This despite that they were using the same principal author in their products.

Few are the designers who don't see their products through mother's eyes.
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« Reply #34 on: May 21, 2006, 10:13:13 PM »
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Well, Jim Bob, given the amount of time YOU spend bitching, Jong can't be that far off...

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« Reply #35 on: May 27, 2006, 06:11:45 PM »
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I'll be a "professional" game designer the day I make enough money I can lay on a big pile of $100 bills and play RPG's while naked strippers dance in the background.

Hey Willard, when that day comes I wanna be working for you...
 
...and the naked strippers?  If I'm there, they'll be dancing, ifyuhknowwhutImean... :naughty:
 
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« Reply #36 on: May 27, 2006, 07:41:51 PM »
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*snip*


Dude. Now this is a rant. A touch awkward here and there in terms of flow and dramatic pause, but very nice.
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« Reply #37 on: May 28, 2006, 01:24:43 AM »
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Dude. Now this is a rant. A touch awkward here and there in terms of flow and dramatic pause, but very nice.


This is one of his lesser creations. it's much more civil than he normaly is.

At some point, You'll see a real rant out of him... and then you will be shocked and astounded by the savage beauty....
 

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« Reply #38 on: May 30, 2006, 01:29:03 AM »
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This is one of his lesser creations. it's much more civil than he normaly is.

At some point, You'll see a real rant out of him... and then you will be shocked and astounded by the savage beauty....


I don't want to say that the squirrel is right, but....


The squirrel is right.


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