This is a site for discussing roleplaying games. Have fun doing so, but there is one major rule: do not discuss political issues that aren't directly and uniquely related to the subject of the thread and about gaming. While this site is dedicated to free speech, the following will not be tolerated: devolving a thread into unrelated political discussion, sockpuppeting (using multiple and/or bogus accounts), disrupting topics without contributing to them, and posting images that could get someone fired in the workplace (an external link is OK, but clearly mark it as Not Safe For Work, or NSFW). If you receive a warning, please take it seriously and either move on to another topic or steer the discussion back to its original RPG-related theme.
The message boards have been upgraded. Please log in to your existing account by clicking here. It will ask twice, so that it can properly update your password and login information. If it has trouble recognizing your password, click the 'Forgot your password?' link to reset it with a new password sent to your email address on file.

Author Topic: So Grognardia is back I guess?  (Read 8080 times)

Arkansan

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 1177
    • View Profile
So Grognardia is back I guess?
« on: August 12, 2020, 04:43:09 PM »
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/

Brad

  • No me gusta
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 2384
    • View Profile
So Grognardia is back I guess?
« Reply #1 on: August 12, 2020, 06:01:19 PM »
I really like the blog post with the apology about his Kickstarter fiasco...

Ratman_tf

  • Alt-Reich Shitlord
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 5490
    • View Profile
So Grognardia is back I guess?
« Reply #2 on: August 12, 2020, 06:15:56 PM »
This should be good for a few yuks.
The notion of an exclusionary and hostile RPG community is a fever dream of zealots who view all social dynamics through a narrow keyhole of structural oppression.
-Haffrung

SavageSchemer

  • Sr. Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 378
    • View Profile
So Grognardia is back I guess?
« Reply #3 on: August 12, 2020, 07:26:51 PM »
I always enjoyed his blog back when. I have to admit that seeing the first post since 2012 was for freaking Morg Bork was disappointing. I am totally not a fan of the game and have no interest in reading about it. Still, I wouldn't mind seeing more from Grognardia.
Socialism in general has a record of failure so blatant that only an intellectual could ignore or evade it.
Much of the social history of the Western world, over the past three decades, has been a history of replacing what worked with what sounded good.
- Thomas Sowell (both quotes)

Arkansan

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 1177
    • View Profile
So Grognardia is back I guess?
« Reply #4 on: August 12, 2020, 09:51:12 PM »
Quote from: SavageSchemer;1144603
I always enjoyed his blog back when. I have to admit that seeing the first post since 2012 was for freaking Morg Bork was disappointing. I am totally not a fan of the game and have no interest in reading about it. Still, I wouldn't mind seeing more from Grognardia.

I feel the same, I don't really have any particular interest in Mork Borg, but I did enjoy his content back in the day. Still, it's hard to look at it through quite the same lens given all that happened.

mAcular Chaotic

  • All Evils of this World
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 2046
    • View Profile
So Grognardia is back I guess?
« Reply #5 on: August 13, 2020, 04:07:10 AM »
I always loved his blog and don't care what happened in the past, I'm all in for more posts.
Battle doesn't need a purpose; the battle is its own purpose. You don't ask why a plague spreads or a field burns. Don't ask why I fight.

Spinachcat

  • Toxic SocioCat
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • S
  • Posts: 13862
    • View Profile
So Grognardia is back I guess?
« Reply #6 on: August 13, 2020, 04:53:00 AM »
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.

HappyDaze

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • H
  • Posts: 2491
    • View Profile
So Grognardia is back I guess?
« Reply #7 on: August 13, 2020, 08:42:16 AM »
Quote from: Spinachcat;1144661
Any Mork Borg fans here?

I feel like we're talking about something the Swedish Chef put on the RPG menu.

PencilBoy99

  • Sr. Member
  • ****
  • P
  • Posts: 483
    • View Profile
So Grognardia is back I guess?
« Reply #8 on: August 13, 2020, 10:22:33 AM »
He was on a podcast a few months back and was pretty candid and apologetic about his kickstarter.

Ratman_tf

  • Alt-Reich Shitlord
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 5490
    • View Profile
So Grognardia is back I guess?
« Reply #9 on: August 13, 2020, 10:56:26 AM »
Quote from: PencilBoy99;1144694
He was on a podcast a few months back and was pretty candid and apologetic about his kickstarter.

Got a link?
The notion of an exclusionary and hostile RPG community is a fever dream of zealots who view all social dynamics through a narrow keyhole of structural oppression.
-Haffrung

Mistwell

  • Smarter than Arduin
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 3160
    • View Profile
So Grognardia is back I guess?
« Reply #10 on: August 13, 2020, 11:41:57 AM »
Might be this one (I have not listened yet):

https://hobbsnfriends.com/2019/12/03/57-james-maliszewski/

PencilBoy99

  • Sr. Member
  • ****
  • P
  • Posts: 483
    • View Profile
So Grognardia is back I guess?
« Reply #11 on: August 13, 2020, 12:15:46 PM »
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?

RandyB

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • R
  • Posts: 873
    • View Profile
So Grognardia is back I guess?
« Reply #12 on: August 13, 2020, 12:18:55 PM »
Yeah. He's owning his mistakes, which is a damn sight better than a lot of people do, with Kickstarters or any thing else.

Ratman_tf

  • Alt-Reich Shitlord
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 5490
    • View Profile
So Grognardia is back I guess?
« Reply #13 on: August 13, 2020, 12:32:29 PM »
Quote from: PencilBoy99;1144718
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?

Part of the critique is that he didn't have an exit plan if things went south, and bailed instead of passing off the work before dropping off the radar.
The notion of an exclusionary and hostile RPG community is a fever dream of zealots who view all social dynamics through a narrow keyhole of structural oppression.
-Haffrung

BoxCrayonTales

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • B
  • Posts: 1627
    • View Profile
So Grognardia is back I guess?
« Reply #14 on: August 13, 2020, 02:33:38 PM »
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.