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Much wailing and gnashing of teeth.
No one posts on Tuesdays, so I'm posting. They should have thought of that when they told me to post all those Monday meeting notes a couple years ago. Let's call this "Bax's Inside Awesomeness," because what's inside me is, in fact, awesome (even if Brian says what's inside of me is mostly smelly cheese).

Ethan and John talk about what it's like to be a developer, but no one talks about what it's like to be the little guy, the one whose ideas and dreams get stomped on because someone else doesn't like it. I busted my ass for weeks on this project, and no one thinks it's awesome. I mean, how can it not be awesome? It's got booze and vikings and breaking shit in it! IT IS MORE AWESOME THAN CAN BE SAFELY CONTAINED IN ONE PLACE.

Whatever. I don't care what matt and Ethan and Rich and Kelley and everyone else says. My ideas are cool. Sexalted would sell like hotcakes, and so would Shadows of Iceland. So screw it. Here's a link for you guys to see what could have been, a sample of my ideas cut down in their prime.


I still have some ice wine to finish.
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matt_m_mcelroy From: matt_m_mcelroy Date: April 1st, 2008 02:58 pm (UTC) (Link)
Downloaded and a link to this post has been added to:


eldritch48 From: eldritch48 Date: April 1st, 2008 03:01 pm (UTC) (Link)
Sheer awesome. This supplement *has* to be made, even if you just put it out as a .pdf!

From: eskemp Date: April 1st, 2008 03:03 pm (UTC) (Link)
Look, Bax, you've been here how long? Every time you've pushed a proposal at me, you keep on making the same mistakes. Let's enumerate, shall we?

- They're turns. Not "rounds." They're only rounds in D&D. Almost every other game system calls them turns. Including ours.

- It's "Health." It comes in "points." It hasn't been "Health Levels" since 2000 or so.

- You don't roll Willpower. You spend it to gain extra dice.

- There are no more "soak" rolls.

- Characters no longer have an "Appearance" trait.

- We don't capitalize Every Goddamn Word. It makes my eye twitch whenever I see you capitalize "Freehold" or "Vampire."

- And it's "discreet" when you mean "stealthy," "horde" when you mean "a bunch of guys," and "your" when you mean "belonging to you." (Which is spelled y-o-u, by the way, even in inter-office emails, if you're trying to impress anybody with your writing skills.)

I mean, just... come on, man! Think!
bloodshadows From: bloodshadows Date: April 1st, 2008 03:09 pm (UTC) (Link)
You got served!
From: (Anonymous) Date: April 1st, 2008 03:06 pm (UTC) (Link)
the_chimp_pimp From: the_chimp_pimp Date: April 1st, 2008 03:06 pm (UTC) (Link)
Awe. Some.
bladededge From: bladededge Date: April 1st, 2008 03:11 pm (UTC) (Link)
Sexalted would totally sell.
From: eskemp Date: April 1st, 2008 03:20 pm (UTC) (Link)
You didn't see Bax's proposal. I wouldn't wish that book on my worst female enemy, much less the average female gamer, much less the average female Exalted fan.
oakthorne From: oakthorne Date: April 1st, 2008 03:17 pm (UTC) (Link)
Oh, Bax.

What have you done?
eddyfate From: eddyfate Date: April 1st, 2008 03:48 pm (UTC) (Link)
Wait, what? I think we nixed this. Did I miss something while I was on vacation?
wordwill From: wordwill Date: April 1st, 2008 03:25 pm (UTC) (Link)
Finally went ahead with this, did you?
jachilli From: jachilli Date: April 1st, 2008 03:25 pm (UTC) (Link)
Way to go, stupid.

Since you've effectively "published" this, you've put us in the hole on art and writing costs, in addition to whatever time you've spent on the clock assembling it. Now your "cool" idea has to be paid for, since you've used the artists' and writers' work in propagation. Go read the fucking contracts. I know asking you to read is outside your normal abilities, but since you don't seem to be able to do your goddamn job at any juncture at all ever without fucking something up, maybe it's time to go back to square one.

The hell with kicking your ass next time I see you downstairs. I'm going to have you fired. I'm going to have you fired and I'm going to have these art and writing costs taken out of your paycheck -- which is too much, by the way, if you've been paid even a single fucking dollar for what you've contributed in your time here. I don't know how you wormed your way in here, since everyone I know gave you the thumbs-down way back when you were a goddamn intern candidate, but that's it. The end of an era. Thanks for signing your own termination papers, you mutant.
oakthorne From: oakthorne Date: April 1st, 2008 03:51 pm (UTC) (Link)
Sic 'em!
ziabandito555 From: ziabandito555 Date: April 1st, 2008 03:43 pm (UTC) (Link)
Well it would be pretty cool to see an iceland source book...
theliel From: theliel Date: April 1st, 2008 03:47 pm (UTC) (Link)

Win and Awesum

I hate to say it, but i'd buy this for the Dusk Court;)
zenten From: zenten Date: April 1st, 2008 04:12 pm (UTC) (Link)
Sweet, this reminds me of the Nunavut by Night LARP that lasted a few years in the 90s.
From: sandeberg.myopenid.com Date: April 1st, 2008 04:15 pm (UTC) (Link)


I love this no matter the date!
dandelionclock From: dandelionclock Date: April 1st, 2008 07:20 pm (UTC) (Link)
I think I have just weed myself laughing.

nerdwerds From: nerdwerds Date: April 1st, 2008 07:49 pm (UTC) (Link)
it wouldn't download for me
From: baxmasterson Date: April 1st, 2008 07:58 pm (UTC) (Link)
Try http://www.white-wolf.com/downloads.php?category_id=49 and click on THE MOST AWESOME THING YOU'LL NEVER SEE!!!
From: (Anonymous) Date: April 2nd, 2008 03:17 am (UTC) (Link)


Sexalted needs more Hyung Tae Kim.

shikei_and_cz From: shikei_and_cz Date: April 2nd, 2008 07:43 am (UTC) (Link)

Re: <--SunnyD

And more banana sling.

To balance out the camel toe of doom, y'know.
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glamourweaver From: glamourweaver Date: April 2nd, 2008 10:23 am (UTC) (Link)
So what do you think the chances are that this is one big online performance piece by Bax, Ethan & the others at White Wolf for April Fools?
jlburgos From: jlburgos Date: April 2nd, 2008 08:44 pm (UTC) (Link)


You guys really know how to do April Fools day.
aegri From: aegri Date: April 3rd, 2008 04:46 am (UTC) (Link)
Yeah, so I knew when I read it that it was an AF joke... but still.. *I'd* buy it... and I rarely buy any WW books any more.

((All ya need to do to sell me on a source book is use Vikings and do some good research. .. and yes, I am saving up for a complete Scion set.. especially with Ragnarok coming!))
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