Monday, January 13, 2014

I Made a Mistake

Last night I joined a forum for the first time in nearly ten years. I was looking for some information on a project I've been working on and no sooner had I made my initial request then did the madness begin. In less than three responses I found myself being accused of being a misogynist and a fem-a-nazi. I also gathered that perhaps my parents made a mistake when I was concieved. 

This is why I hate most all forums. There are exceptions - RPGMP3.com, the Comeback Inn, and Dragonsfoot to name a few - but by and large they are the lands of the mad and the depraved waiting for some fool to come along asking a question so that they can pounce on them like a lion on the lamb. 

I swear that is the last time I ask anyone who would win a fight between Elminster and Mordenkin. 

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  1. And the answer to your question was obviously Drizzt.

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    1. I completely disagree! Mordenkin would destroy Elminster!

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    2. Good, now we can begin our personal flame! :-p

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    3. Yea!

      Which of us gets to be the mindless troll spewing bile and telling the other that he needs to go back to his mother for a tissue?

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    4. Halaster the Mad kills them both! Man, did a condom break or something? Because that's the only way I can imagine a couple of misogynist femi-nazis like you guys being conceived.

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  3. osrgaming.org is a good forum, and currently the only one I frequent (my work blocks most other "gaming" forums). The atmosphere is nice, and the people are pretty level-headed. Though the grognards can get a bit testy when you discuss anything later than 2E. :)

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    1. I'll have to check them out! Thanks for letting me know about them Tom.

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  4. I can think of several forums where that might have happened. I pretty much stick to DF and the Acaeum.

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    1. I am very much heading that same way myself Jason.

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  5. Mystra spends too much time pulling Elminster's fat out of the fire. Being the Uncaring, you won't find Boccob doing that for Mordenkanien.

    Mordy wins, hands down! LOL

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  6. I hope you'll pardon me for being an ignorant old fart, whacked out on paint fumes, but who are Elminster and Mordenkanien, and why are they fighting? I've never heard of either, sorry to say, so I'm at a bit of a loss here...

    yours, chirine

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    1. Oh no worries!

      Elminster is the most powerful wizard in the Forgotten Realms and a creation of Ed Greenwood. He's been featured in a ridiculous amount of articles in Dragon magazine over the years and in way too many books to count. Mordenkanien was the creation of Gary Gygax for the Greyhawk setting and has also been featured in countless articles (some of them by Ed Greenwood actually), adventures, and even some books.

      As for why they were fighting, it was just a silly question I asked similar to who would win the Incredible Hulk from Marvel comics, or Superman from DC.

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