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« Reply #15 on: August 13, 2020, 05:10:58 PM »
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I'm only familiar with his blog because I used his Dwimmermount campaign setting as a source for more creative takes on fantasy races. I liked how he made dwarves asexual males who reproduced by carving new dwarves from stone.

That is cool. I've always like fantastic origins for fantastic races.

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« Reply #16 on: August 13, 2020, 05:23:45 PM »
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It's colorful, hard to read, based on doom metal (maybe) and allegedly fascinating, but based on the review, the actual game sounds almost tacked on as an afterthought.

On Twitter, Mork Borg is part of the "Post OSR" whatever that means. I think it's a revival of the 90s "Games as Art" fad.

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« Reply #17 on: August 13, 2020, 06:56:42 PM »
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I may know less about Mork Borg after reading his review.

It's colorful, hard to read, based on doom metal (maybe) and allegedly fascinating, but based on the review, the actual game sounds almost tacked on as an afterthought.

Any Mork Borg fans here?

If so, start a thread.
They say its based on doom metal...but to me it feels less Candlemass and more Gloryhammer for doom metal. Kinda like an affectionate parody i guess. Maybe they're using it the same way people likento yell about punk rock and dont listen to it.

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« Reply #18 on: August 13, 2020, 07:00:56 PM »
Well, let's be real. The Kickstarter fiasco happened when all this Kickstarter stuff was new, and people didn't really "get" how it was supposed to work yet. It was easy to get in over your head. Nowadays everyone knows what you're supposed to do.

From what I saw of Mork Borg, it's a super short boutique game in the sense that it's fun to enjoy the aesthetic and play it once for a bit, but it's not really a long term game. It's something you buy because of the vibe.
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« Reply #19 on: August 14, 2020, 04:06:48 AM »
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but to me it feels less Candlemass and more Gloryhammer for doom metal.


Gloryhammer is the RIFTS band! It's music inspired by the crazy in Kevin's head.

And Mork Borg uses colors. There's no colors in doom metal!

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« Reply #20 on: August 14, 2020, 09:29:03 AM »
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Gloryhammer is the RIFTS band! It's music inspired by the crazy in Kevin's head.

And Mork Borg uses colors. There's no colors in doom metal!

There are colors sometimes but its usually muted not all this neon pinks and yellows.

Also Gloryhammer is a great, but im so tired of hearing people who dont listen to doom metal ttying to justify the book layout by saying "its a doom metal album of a game" when i really feel like it isnt.

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« Reply #21 on: August 14, 2020, 11:08:25 AM »
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tKlVYJTSzuU

Had no idea wtf Gloryhammer was, Googled that shit, and pulled up that video.

Still trying to figure out how I'm supposed to feel right now...

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« Reply #22 on: August 14, 2020, 01:57:49 PM »
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tKlVYJTSzuU

Had no idea wtf Gloryhammer was, Googled that shit, and pulled up that video.

Still trying to figure out how I'm supposed to feel right now...


Wow, thanks for that - I laughed out loud, I -think- I liked it, but not necessarily the way the band intended.  I can see it as the RIFTS Band.  It's more adderall and pixy stix than cocaine, with a FUCK YEA attitude, but I hesitate to give it 'badass'.

Doom metal would probably be my favorite genre if I could find more of it that was heavily instrumental - I really dig Sleep, and of course original Sabbath - if I had a deeper library of instrumental Doom Metal, it'd be my campaign soundtrack.

I recognized Napalm Records Logo, here's more WTF or maybe a Palate Cleanser: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=34CZjsEI1yU
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« Reply #23 on: August 14, 2020, 02:04:52 PM »
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Wow, thanks for that - I laughed out loud, I -think- I liked it, but not necessarily the way the band intended.  I can see it as the RIFTS Band.  It's more adderall and pixy stix than cocaine, with a FUCK YEA attitude, but I hesitate to give it 'badass'.

Doom metal would probably be my favorite genre if I could find more of it that was heavily instrumental - I really dig Sleep, and of course original Sabbath - if I had a deeper library of instrumental Doom Metal, it'd be my campaign soundtrack.

I recognized Napalm Records Logo, here's more WTF or maybe a Palate Cleanser: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=34CZjsEI1yU

Gloryhammer is a parody band so theyre meant to be silly. The funniest part is their albums are all concept albums that tell a nonsense story about a scormttish prince named Angus McFife

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« Reply #24 on: August 14, 2020, 04:45:44 PM »
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tKlVYJTSzuU

Had no idea wtf Gloryhammer was, Googled that shit, and pulled up that video.

Still trying to figure out how I'm supposed to feel right now...

Holy cow. Never heard of these guys. It's like Hammerfall mixed with Dragonforce mixed with ... I don't know.

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« Reply #25 on: August 14, 2020, 05:39:39 PM »
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Holy cow. Never heard of these guys. It's like Hammerfall mixed with Dragonforce mixed with ... I don't know.
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« Reply #26 on: August 14, 2020, 06:19:42 PM »
Gloryhammer is the brainchild of Chris Bowes, the leader singer of Alestorm. He is/was a RPGer and even statted himself out in an interview. I've seen Gloryhammer in concert twice and they're great fun and do LARP the album with the Angus McFife battling goblins on stage and fighting the evil wizard. It's all very serious stuff.

As for Wind Rose dressing up like WoW dwarves and singing about Diggy Diggy Hole...well, let's just say D&D fans starting power metal bands has gone to weird and cheesy places. And yes, I've sung along many a time! I'm a dwarf and I'm digging a hole!!!
 

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Also Gloryhammer is a great, but im so tired of hearing people who dont listen to doom metal ttying to justify the book layout by saying "its a doom metal album of a game" when i really feel like it isnt.

Outside of Black Sabbath, Doom/Sludge/Stoner metal never took off like other subgenres, like Death metal or Black metal. It's a hard subgenre to nail down too, and I've been in metal forums with "sludge isn't doom" guys. I can appreciate the genre (especially fun live), but I'm too high strung for it usually.  

I have a hard time imagining what a Doom Metal RPG world would even look like? Everybody only takes one action every other round? All terrain causes half move?

But I do want to hear some actual play experiences with Mork Borg!

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« Reply #27 on: August 14, 2020, 06:42:58 PM »
I feel that Fucking Wizard by Reverend Bizarre merits a mention in this thread.

I don't know if they used to play but I wouldn't be surprised...
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« Reply #28 on: August 17, 2020, 02:15:25 AM »
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Yes. He didn't blame his mistake on anyone else.

What always weirds me out about these Kickstarter things is that they don't get help sooner. Grognardia's thing eventually got fulfilled, but had to get fulfilled by another organization. Same thing with Cortex Prime. You're never going to get ANY money if the product doesn't get out.

Like with the Lotfp thing. Are you seriously telling me he couldn't find any fans or other developers that he couldn't give a % of future profits to to finish it?


This one is unfortunately easy to explain.

The reason why they have a hard time getting an assist is because others have pulled a "sorry we outta money!" stunt... ALOT. And more and more seem to be actually counting on being bailed out by someone else. And people are catching on to this and getting ever more increasingly unlikely to lend assist.

Also there is the whole "Why should someone else have to bail them out?" factor that can make people reluctant.

Add on anything that makes it look shady at all and the barrier for help gets ever harder to surmount.

So like with everything KS/CF its been ruined by crooks and con artists.

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« Reply #29 on: August 17, 2020, 08:51:07 AM »
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There is a new post as of yesterday, a review of Mork Borg. I note that the comment section is turned off as of now.

http://grognardia.blogspot.com/


Someone let me know if the coward ever opens the comments section so I can go point out how he's a lying fuck, a fake swine-turned-OSR guy because he saw a way to fleece money from the rubes, and that he stole tens of thousands of dollars from gaming while leaving a decent gaming company hanging.

No one should give a shit what this piece of human garbage has to say.
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