Tuesday, February 12, 2019


It’s a weird couple of days when I read political posts on Twitter to distract me from the distressing RPG news.

If you haven’t read this, you should:

I’m going to keep this short, because I’m just a simple man with a blog, and I’m fully aware of my small place in the “scene.”

I believe Mandy, and my heart goes out to her and the other victims.

I’ve never really engaged with Zak, other than a couple of random comments on his blog, and the occasional art question on his Twitter. His abrasive style always tweaked with my parochial Midwestern sensibilities. But I liked the stuff he created, so I chalked it up to him being a temperamental east-coast artist type.  

I never got involved in any Zak vs. the World debates online (because “death before confrontation”), but I defended him to individuals in private conversations a couple of times. I was wrong. A lot of us were wrong.

Needless to say, I won’t be giving him any more money. I’m going to pull his material, bit-by-bit, out of my home campaign, because I don’t want to give him the psychic affirmation.

I do not envy the creators who are half-way through large projects with Zak right now. Ken Hite and others have made some positive statements. I’m eager to see what other collaborators say.

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for posting this. I had earlier reasons to pull financial support for his projects. These reports suggest it was a good move indeed.