58 thoughts on “#me_irl now that I’m seeing all these people in my circles posting about how they’ve suddenly discovered that maybe…

  1. I was briefly a LotFP fan back when I was into the OSR. Once I saw how willing Raggi was to set up house with one of the shittiest people in the hobby — and advocate for him — I ditched it and him.

    The over-the-top gore of the line also seems incredibly juvenile to me now.

  2. There was a point in time where LotFP was actually on the leading edge of innovative in the OSR space. Now with games like Black Hack and Into the Odd et al really pushing the envelope it has become the crusty great uncle who still thinks he’s cool.

  3. There’s a lot to like about the way he runs his business. He’s willing to give people a chance, gives them a lot of freedom, and he pays them well. The quality of the art is outstanding.

    But his reliance on shock value can get a bit overboard, to put it mildly.

  4. I don’t see Raggi as bad so much as foolish. His enthusiasm for edgy shenanigans, shock for the sake of shock, is stronger than his willingness to stop and think through consequences. Unfortunately the kind of audience who lauds such spectacle is increasingly one with “freeze peach” attitudes.

  5. How embarrassing for him.

    I mean, broadcasting you’re a fan of Peterson should be embarrassing, like posting a profile picture which accidentally reveals that you watch Simpsons porn. He’s the hero of the cheeto-fingered, basement-dwelling masses.

    I mean he is evil, but he’s also just super pathetic.

    I guess evil and super pathetic mashed together is what America’s all about these days.

  6. I played that game once and I didn’t get the joy it gets. I rolled my dice and had no signal on what I should be, since a) my stats were all average with one weakness and b) I was told not to rely on my existing D&D knowledge, and that stats didn’t matter as much. So I wound up totally confused about what to do. I wound up picking a class (I can’t remember what) based on what I would do if I were in D&D.

    Then the excellent GM* did a bunch of cool shit with NPCs and a monster that felt like it came from him.

    Then we never played again.

    I don’t get it.

    * Vincent!

  7. D&D knowledge, and that stats didn’t matter as much. So I wound up totally confused about what to do. I wound up picking a class (I can’t remember what) based on what I would do if I were in D&D. Then the excellent GM* did a bunch of cool shit with NPCs and a monster that felt like it came from him. Then we never played again. I don’t get it. * Vincent!]]>

  8. Its been pointed out that the best course for PC’s offered a LotFP dungeon is to refuse to enter at all, since they’re all just elaborate set-ups to gory “gotcha” punchlines, with little to no outright rewards.