If you've got a strong stomach and want to see the true depths of the insane hatred of Palladium Books, peruse the 2,500+ comments made on the project since Monday. A group of backers from the Robotech RPG Tactics kickstarter made it their goal to destroy this kickstarter, some of whom are now on that projects comments section gloating.
Post by madmanmike on May 13, 2017 18:57:27 GMT -9
A pair of figures in the gaming community many many years ago started to spread some lies about Kev after infringing on his copyrights and being warned to cease and desist by Kev's lawyer. The lies spread and grew, suggesting that fans with websites were also being sued.
Then a string of disgruntled freelancers who'd each done one project and gotten angry that Kev cleaned up their crappy scripts to make the books saleable started telling tales of how terrible he is to work for. Haters grew somewhat in numbers and exponentially in volume (I'd imagine physically as well as audibly).
Palladium almost collapsed due to a long time employee embezzling obscene amounts of money, product and Kev's personal belongings; If someone outside the US did an order, he would process it and pack the order, then sell it on eBay, then when they complained he'd pocket their refund.
Fans rallied and bought like crazy to save the day, but the trolls painted a picture of Kev lying about the crisis to swindle the fans, and have continued on that line in one form or another for over 11 years.
When Robotech RPG Tactics kickstarter happened, Palladium partnered with Ninja Division, who lived up to their name when they took their cut of the money and disappeared without contributing their part of the project. As a result Palladium has been struggling for four years to make enough money to pick up the pieces and get Wave 2 manufactured and distributed. The trolls grew in numbers from this and paint the picture of Kev driving around in an expensive care and living in a mansion on their money, when in reality he works 12+ hours a day 7 days a week just to keep the lights on.
Kevin Siembieda is the kind of guy who won't hesitate to give you the shirt off his back, he of all people doesn't deserve the kind of smear campaign these evil S.O.B.s have been running. And Carmen Bellaire is just a great a guy.
Post by Coyotepunc on May 17, 2017 19:13:24 GMT -9
Thanks for the insight into the troubles casting a shadow on Palladium, Mike.
Hi! I'm Harry, and I am a hobby addict. I prefer papercraft scenery to use alongside my 28mm metal and plastic miniatures, and am not afraid to mix and match my hobby media. I game sci-fi, fantasy, and historical (including Ancients, Dark Ages, Renaissance, and World War II Pacific Theater (oddly in both 28mm infantry and 3mm aircraft.)
Vermin King: For Papercuts this year, I am just going to use things created since last Papercuts. Bessie for the model and Onager Longhauler for the kitbash. I was going to build 10 Downing St for a Bessie backdrop, but that ain't happening
Aug 23, 2019 4:16:26 GMT -9
Vermin King: I've decided I need to stop trying to get stuff back that I lost and get back to working on new stuff. Until work stuff gets caught up, I need to fight the rebuilding aspect.
Aug 23, 2019 4:13:09 GMT -9
okumarts: Let me know if you need anything VK.
Aug 22, 2019 18:07:28 GMT -9
Vermin King: My Doctor Who stuff is all gone... and couldn't get onto the company database for 4 1/2 hours today. Life has got to get better
Aug 22, 2019 9:56:14 GMT -9
Vermin King: It's been such a nightmare, I haven't been to OBS or your site yet. I just know they are gone
Aug 22, 2019 7:39:17 GMT -9
bravesirkevin: @vermin King, you should still be able to download the stuff you purchased from me again, if that helps. If you have any issues, just drop me a direct message and I'll send through whichever ones you can't download
Aug 21, 2019 18:28:51 GMT -9
Vermin King: And none of the Streetpaper Advent models were in there, and only seven of bravesirkevin's figures are in there, and none of my purchased ones... And the old Canon kid's models are still beyond reach
Aug 21, 2019 10:03:24 GMT -9
Vermin King: Oo, oo! I just saw the Olli Bizer models loading!
Aug 21, 2019 8:19:52 GMT -9
Vermin King: I feel less 'at a complete loss', now. I found a thumb drive of 'Papercraft'. Not sure how old it is, but it does have the Zio models, old Streetpaper, old Canon and HP models, etc. Now it is just an overwhelming loss
Aug 21, 2019 8:17:58 GMT -9
wyvern: VK: Now you also have the "joy" of the painfully slow shutdown and reboot every time (at least once a month) that Windows is made "better" by yet more unwanted clutter being downloaded to your system, plus a scatter of useless "desktop.ini" files.
Aug 20, 2019 6:08:48 GMT -9
Vermin King: After 3 1/2 hours of updating, I got this xxxxxxxx Win10 computer runnable. I'm really going to miss the ease of Win 7. Amazing all the stuff I did here that is just gone ... except for what I posted
Aug 19, 2019 18:38:15 GMT -9
squirmydad: I hope...lmk if you find something broken.
Aug 19, 2019 15:23:57 GMT -9
squirmydad: Onemonk.com fully functional once again!
Aug 19, 2019 15:23:39 GMT -9
cowboyleland: It looks like you guys are busy, but I would like to point out that the "Ghoul Design Tutorial." which would start to answer bobsomething 's question from Aug 10, is MIA (again)
Aug 13, 2019 6:13:32 GMT -9