Hiatus Ends Soon & News

Hello faithful readers, fans, friends, detractors, and others. I truly appreciate that you take time to look at our stuff on here. Some of you may be wondering where I have been, so I want to get a few things straight.

Firstly, I’m just on a long hiatus because of the quarantine. I had to temporarily move and because of my living situation I could not record the podcast and I had little time to write anything for the blog here. I did manage to write a Review for Mine Were of Trouble on the American Sun, so check that out if you want.

Secondly, I hope to have a little wars episode out by the end of the month. From there forward I want to see how often I can get episodes out. Stay safe and healthy friends.

The Kikimora as a Manifestation of Implicit Prussian Socialism, a Discussion

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Whilst the usage of the Monstergirl Encyclopedia (MGE) as a central text used for the interpretation of individual sorts of monstergirls remains a contentious topic of debate, its position as setting the central asthetics of many monstergirl types is objectively indisputable. Therefore, many of its priors have become standard fare in the collective unconscious of monstergirlists, and for my purposes here I shall utilize many of them concerning our subject, the kikimora.

The kikimora as form represents a wife who in service to her husband, by her lunar nature, seeks to elevate and sharpen his solar nature. Therefore the kikimora’s existence can only be understood through her relationship to her husband. This relation to her husband mirrors that of the individual to the state within an understanding of Prussian Socialism loosely approximate to Oswald Spengler’s understanding thereof. Continue reading “The Kikimora as a Manifestation of Implicit Prussian Socialism, a Discussion”

More than two years of this stuff…

While I am cognizant of the fact that our little podcast here has a small and silent fanbase it amazes me that despite irregular uploads, content droughts, our constant contrarianism, and general autism that we have people that want to listen to our stuff.  About 2 and a half years ago I decided to get on skype with a random dude and upload generally poor quality recordings of dumb crap unedited via a cheap headset of dubious quality.  Now we have a blog, actual audio quality and some marginal mic discipline.  Anyway, thanks for the two years of good times.

Merry Christmas, here’s to hoping we can do more in the future.

Rules as Written: How D20 Systems and Their Derivatives Fail

There exists no more rancid a pustule and blemish upon the mechanical mores of our hobby than the modern D20 systems.  In fact it is well within acceptable boundaries to posit that their continued existence and market dominance is an affront to God himself by the defiance of good iterative design principles alone.

Many proponents of D20 systems hide behind assertions that people can like what they like.  This is certainly true, to an extent.  However, a role playing game system exists to facilitate a unique art form, and can and should be critiqued on the merits of its ability to accomplish this. Continue reading “Rules as Written: How D20 Systems and Their Derivatives Fail”