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.)
wyvern: surfduke: You should be able to post links to any files or images already on a website somewhere by just adding the URL when you set-up a post using the full "Create Post" Forum post editor (i.e. NOT the "Quick Reply" version).
May 27, 2020 10:20:28 GMT -9
wyvern: I've found Photos loading the first image slowly every time I've switched on the computer in recent times. It's been OK after that, but seems like it can't quite remember how to do it just after it's been woken up...
May 27, 2020 10:17:36 GMT -9
surfduke: Do you want a preview pdf of the Jupiter 2 here? If so how do I post it.
May 27, 2020 0:39:56 GMT -9
Vermin King: That would explain why 'Photos' loaded slower this weekend. It was 'improved'
May 26, 2020 8:07:25 GMT -9
wyvern: It wasn't some fresh Windows "improvement" then... I noticed the icon for the MS image viewer, "Photos", changed a few days back as well. Doesn't seem to have changed the app, as far as I can tell. Yet.
May 26, 2020 4:26:25 GMT -9
lightning: Glad that only a restart was involved. I wouldn't have the energy to much more today :-)
May 26, 2020 3:01:39 GMT -9
Vermin King: I had a scare and a half. Went to open a pdf for the first time today and nothing happened. Checked All Programs and saw that Reader updated on 05/23. Restarting fixed it. Whew
May 25, 2020 10:56:44 GMT -9
Vermin King: His eyes must not be as old as mine
May 21, 2020 11:12:39 GMT -9
cowboyleland: I always thought Tirick was a little mad.
May 21, 2020 7:11:40 GMT -9
Vermin King: Really worn out tonight, so when I'm like that I just look for things I used to have, but don't any more. I got the Zippy models and am rebuilding my Tirick/TCF Gaming folder. How the heck would anyone build his 1/1000 Battletech mechs without enlarging
May 20, 2020 17:12:58 GMT -9
Toman: yea I have been. pretty cool project. I've done a few scratch builds like that but not as large. cutting individual stones or carving stones in foam sucks.
May 19, 2020 16:50:41 GMT -9
Vermin King: Anybody else following Mauther's home-made Playmobile castle build? Looks really good so far
May 18, 2020 18:13:38 GMT -9
cowboyleland: Good point. Maybe make the wing feathers seperately so that the wind could get through them?
May 14, 2020 6:10:23 GMT -9
squirmydad: We had two operators for the hawk though, one to carry the weight and the other to flap the wings.
May 13, 2020 11:02:25 GMT -9
squirmydad: Probably silk and dowels. I assisted in the construction of a giant hawk puppet for an indoor show, probably about the same size as that pegasus.
May 13, 2020 11:01:49 GMT -9
Vermin King: It's got to be really light. The article dealt with parade puppets. I don't think I'd want to be trying to control that in a stiff wind
May 13, 2020 4:21:20 GMT -9
lightning: that's a nice pegasus!
May 13, 2020 4:10:32 GMT -9
shep: Will it fly, if you move the wings fast enough?
May 13, 2020 1:10:51 GMT -9