It all started with this. The this guy jumps onto the band wagon without actually reading the first posting completely. I think all he wanted was to vent about his own feelings towards the idea of IP's and how he thinks they are sucking the life out of the rpg market. He has a point, yet he is so vitriolic about it that he needs to relax. Then, Raggi chimes in with his own two cents.
What does all this have to do with me and where do I stand?
I stand in between them all. Where Steven S. Long stands. There are some good IP games out there. I own a few. There are some that aren't very good. I own a few. Yet, it will always be around because this is how the consumer market functions. The blogging community at large will always find a way to make some giant point out of something someone else said. It is the nature of these blogs.
It reminds me of the old saying that opinions are like a certain part of the anatomy, and they all stink. Some stink more than others and some people just need to relax.
In other news, I'm still trying to get my group together for the Star Wars Saga game. Need to try and get them together to make characters.
And, I'm thinking of doing something with both the podcast and the blog here. One is to "pimp" or at least recommend a podcast or blog. Today, I highly recommend the RFI podcast. Even if you aren't into 1st ed. D&D, it is a great podcast. The link is to their site. The site is a little behind. Or, go to iTunes and look for RFI podcast. If you see Book of Sorrows, download that one too. It is their actual play podcast.
As for gaming blogs, any of those to the right of my rants are good. I recommend Raggi's own LotFP. It is pretty good.
Farewell for now, and may evil be confused on the way to your house.
I think Zak's blog over at D&D with Porn Stars helps to illustrate what I'm trying to get at, check it out!