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TheFailedSave

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« Reply #15 on: March 26, 2015, 03:39:42 AM »
Thanks again. I probably won't toss out too many obscenities at mods... unless they deserve it ;) I've already started posting and following discussions in the general forum.

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« Reply #16 on: March 26, 2015, 08:37:13 PM »
Welcome aboard! The conversation is good and even the arguments tend to be productive.

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« Reply #17 on: March 26, 2015, 09:58:33 PM »
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You know, for being a bunch of miscreants and haters (according to rpg.net) you guys don't seem so bad J/K


Reports of our unsocial behavior have been greatly exaggerated.

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« Reply #18 on: March 26, 2015, 10:48:57 PM »
meh...speak for yourself, I'm walking down the street wearing nothing but a lampshade and blue paint even as we speak!
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« Reply #19 on: March 30, 2015, 08:56:48 PM »
Welcome aboard!

I am of two minds for Kickstarters. I personally won't fund something that isn't near completion, but I don't need it as done as Sine Nomine to back it - a good rough draft is enough for me. But I do fully respect how Kevin Crawford shows up just for art money and pre-sales, and then donates the art to the community. But hey, if others want to pay an author to even start a project, more power to them.

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Reports of our unsocial behavior have been greatly exaggerated.


Sadly, we've been slacking.

Somebody, quick stir up a controversial hatefest!

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« Reply #20 on: March 31, 2015, 04:56:56 AM »
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As far as my Kickstarter issues go, they were rather specific to writing. As an avid hobby writer and somebody who writes reports daily in my career, I don't see why I should support a product that has little to no text written. The only capitol required for text is a low end computer. There are free word processors, operating systems, and web based writing aides (I use all of the above at times.) Art, layout, printing, and advertising certainly cost money and that should be what the kickstarter pays for. Editing can potentiality cost as well, but most publishers seem to save money in this category.  I could come up with a really cool RPG pitch today and put it up on KS with not a thought to text yet. Would you give me money for it?

I agree with you. Kickstarter is really a good thing, but some people abuse it. Yet, it's up to the backers to have discernment however. I never used any kickstarter for my own RPG work (see below), and do not intend to for future releases.
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« Reply #21 on: April 01, 2015, 10:18:50 AM »
It's quite freeing to be able to express my opinion and not be told that I'm naughty and deserve punishment. A few people even seem to agree with me. I suspect that I will focus most of my fora browsing and posting here.

While my irritation with RPG.net is somewhat soothed with this discovery, I feel like give a quick gripe today. I took a brief look at their forums and saw several people being banned or reprimanded for simply having a dissenting opinion . The explanation given for one was that he was insensitive (to summarize.) To put it delicately, this is bullshit. How is this at all healthy for our small hobby?
« Last Edit: April 01, 2015, 10:32:42 AM by TheFailedSave »

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« Reply #22 on: April 01, 2015, 11:50:56 AM »
It isn't, but this is what happens when you replace honesty with politeness.  Not to mention many of those moderators happen to be developers.  Not saying it is a bad thing cause RPGPundit keeps himself in control, but some devs can't do that.  There is a conflict of interest and they will rather shut up the forum user as long as their game isn't criticize.  Seriously look at the Exalted 3rd edition forums on both sites as a example.

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« Reply #23 on: April 01, 2015, 11:56:50 AM »
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Thanks again everyone! I will look at that nWoD blog post soon. You know, for being a bunch of miscreants and haters (according to rpg.net) you guys don't seem so bad J/K


The tone here can often get abrasive. Those with delicate sensibilities find their tender bits grated raw here fairly easily. If you're at all thick skinned, you'll do fine.

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« Reply #24 on: April 02, 2015, 02:03:59 AM »
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The tone here can often get abrasive. Those with delicate sensibilities find their tender bits grated raw here fairly easily. If you're at all thick skinned, you'll do fine.


I'm not too worried. Provided that they are speaking with some attempt at logic, I can deal with people who are less than polite. In fact, I deal with uncooperative people on a daily basis for a living. While it is in our best interests to get along on a basic level, disagreements are human and necessary for advancement of ideas. I would rather be in a place where somebody can insult me if I also have the same freedom of speech.

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« Reply #25 on: April 02, 2015, 06:28:02 AM »
Be very welcome :) Let's talk about games.
My name is Ramón Nogueras. Running now Vampire: the Masquerade (Giovanni Chronicles IV for just 3 players), and itching to resume my Call of Cthulhu campaign (The Sense of the Sleight-of-Hand Man).

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« Reply #26 on: April 08, 2015, 08:16:32 AM »
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While my irritation with RPG.net is somewhat soothed with this discovery, I feel like give a quick gripe today.

Fellow noob here.

Think of it as a messy break-up.  You're still angry with them, you occasionally see them around and get angry at them all over again.  But they're gone now... let them go.

The anti-rpg.net tone, funny though it is, really is the least interesting thing about this place.  Plenty of interesting gaming discussions to be had here.
« Last Edit: April 08, 2015, 08:27:01 AM by Momotaro »

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« Reply #27 on: April 08, 2015, 08:34:01 AM »
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The anti-rpg.net tone, funny though it is, really is the least interesting thing about this place.


I think we've improved a bit on that front recently.

Every time there's a purge we cycle through it again.

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« Reply #28 on: April 08, 2015, 08:49:32 AM »
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I think we've improved a bit on that front recently.

Every time there's a purge we cycle through it again.


Well I have stuck around - the range of opinion and discussion expressed here suits a traditional lefty like me just fine.

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« Reply #29 on: April 08, 2015, 09:17:50 AM »
Anyone want to go give a piece of their mind to the RPGNet mods?

http://forum.rpg.net/showthread.php?753426-How-can-we-improve-rpg-net

Just being sarcastic. I don't think they're really going to look at themselves critically.