The tabletop games industry has been on fire this week after four women came forward with allegations that artist and writer Zak Smith aka Zak Sabbath (Maze of the Blue Medusa, Playing D&D With Porn Stars) engaged in abusive behavior while involved with them. They are saying he had proof that you were a "bad actor" in the community, but still associated with you, and then that he somehow gave you information that you used to...harass them, I guess. From what I can see/infer, looks like Ettin has just settled in a defamation case or something, admitting the things he said weren't true and paying cash to Zak (!). It does seem like the initial passive-voice reluctance in LotFP's February post wasn't just legalese. We created hilariously familiar and everyday stories that parents everywhere could relate to. https://officialzsannouncements.blogspot.com/2020/04/i-got-public-apology-and-cash.html. For the 2019 Cotton Bowl, I create a series of AT&T branded, in-stadium imagery that brought the teams rivalry and the fans excitement to the next level. You can (and should, if the rest of this post is going to make sense) read my response here, that are still sold by Lamentations of the Flame Princess, NEW: Magical Industrial Revolution - via IPR (US/NA), NEW: Magical Industrial Revolution - via SoulMuppet (UK/EU), Magical Industrial Revolution - via DriveThruRPG, Tomb of the Serpent Kings - Deluxe Print Edition, Mysterious Menagerie of Doctor Orville Boros, OSR: On Lamentations of the Flame Princess, OSR: Review: Troika! publishers. It just means he doesn't want to deal with the financial and emotional stress of a drawn out court battle. Frankly, all it does is further prove Zak's guilt, because he has gone out of his way to go after people where he has the legal advantage. If you have heard of this, you're probably heartily sick of it by now. I argued with this guy about Zak this time last year. *(broken record alert: like Fred Hicks, Cam Banks, and people at Green Ronin, as well as indie folks like Skerples). But what the fuck do I know! This helps no-one's game. @French FrieA news or other nonfiction outlet refusing to print inaccurate information is not "censorship". It had nothing to do with any abuse allegations. Zak is a malignant narcissist, an abuser, and a coward, and he has always been such. While I understand many gamers still feel virtuous and justified about harassing me, I have to straighten some things out about the collateral damage spreading through the gaming community. The "conesquently banned" statement was meant more generally), For anyone who isn't familiar with the accusation, here is the story from Mandy Morbid: https://www.facebook.com/amandapatricianagy/posts/10215845527064252 ). Small Business Saturday inspired people across the country to support small, local businesses. @French FrieYour comments will not be published because your comment contained misinformation. I mean no offense to you, but I think very few people who are playing the game right now are doing so because Zak Smith did some consulting on it.) Back in Feburary, when all this kicked off, speculation was running rife. Search for: Dirtball The Diaries of a Worthless Somebody. I don’t remember all the details, but Zak was banned from rpg.net ages ago. Best of luck to you. It's breaking the forum rules. Typical of rapists to pull this nonsense". What a pyschopath! vs. Electric Bastionland. It might be due to a bad translation. "Pedantic browbeating tactics" is a silly thing to say about what I'm saying. I don't know enough about Canadian libel laws to discuss that, sorry. It's easy to criticize (and, as Homer Simpson pointed out, fun too). Back then he posted in a comment. Press question mark to learn the rest of the keyboard shortcuts.