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Author Topic: Zinequest: A Heartwarming Story  (Read 721 times)


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Zinequest: A Heartwarming Story
« on: January 07, 2022, 01:23:37 PM »
Gather round, children big and small, let Uncle Melan tell a tale for all.

  • Luke Crane, RPG geek at large working at Kickstarter, launches the ZineQuest initiative to encourage people to launch a myriad zine projects on the platform. Special care is taken to involve Luke's buddies in the dangerhair demographic.
  • ZineQuest happens, becoming a major hit. Indie RPG creators just harvest the cash like it is OSR(*) over three years, dangerhairs with not particularly valuable ideas actually make a load of money on it. Some of it is actually decent.
  • Dangerhairs cancel Luke Crane for working with cancelled dangerhair Adam Koebel, and gaming the KS system to fund his own projects (unethical but not quite illegal).
  • Luke Crane forced to leave Kickstarter.
  • ZineQuest is no longer a priority, gets moved to some vague future date by company.
  • surprisedpikachu.jpg "How could this happen?" "They are just an evil corporation!" "Bbbut my project plans!"

And so on.

"I saved you, " cried that woman, "And you've bitten me, heavens why? You know your bite is poisonous, and now I'm gonna die!"
"Oh, shut up, you silly woman, " said that reptile with a grin, "You knew damn well I was a snake before you brought me in!"
(*) OilSeed Rape
« Last Edit: January 07, 2022, 01:39:06 PM by Melan »
Now with a Zine!
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Re: Zinequest: A Heartwarming Story
« Reply #1 on: January 07, 2022, 01:49:39 PM »
“6:7 Be not deceived; God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap.

6:8 For he that soweth to his flesh shall of the flesh reap corruption; but he that soweth to the Spirit shall of the Spirit reap life everlasting.”


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Re: Zinequest: A Heartwarming Story
« Reply #2 on: January 07, 2022, 07:26:12 PM »
Reminds me a bit of an old song, Trixie and the Killer by the Judys.
Suspense arises somehow even from the 100% predictable.