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Monday, October 13, 2014

Tales from the Backwater Tavern

This weekend has been nothing if not interesting. The full frontal assault and threat of lawsuit over a negative review of the NOW CANCELLED Dragonwars of Trayth Kickstarter was a surprise. What was not a surprise was the support this blog and myself received from the community. I am both humbled and grateful.

I've been asked by multiple members of the community if I had screen captured the now deleted posts made by Dragonwars of Trayth on the weekend posts in question. I believe I have most of them and what I may have missed I still have in email notifications.

I've had disagreements and pissing matches at The Tavern before. I don't retcon or remove comments or posts in such incidents. They are part of my history and the history of The Tavern, whether I was right or wrong (and I've been wrong on multiple occasions.) Some of these pissing matches have led to true friendships. I sincerely doubt this weekend's incident will be one of those times.

Tonight or tomorrow I'll be posting those now missing comments on a new blogpost so one can read the relevant posts in context using the time / date stamp to reference the deleted post in question. This is for the benefit all that commented, as it now seems we are all commenting in response to a silent ghost. It is part of The Tavern's history now.

Again, thanks for all of the support, both here on the blogside and G+, as well as the emails that folks sent. It truly means a lot to me. It's a reminder of how much community this "backwater blog" has built and I am forever in your collective debt.


  1. Dam you Erik! ....I wanted a dragon water bottle...look what you've done!...(insert sarcasm anywhere).

  2. *Catching up on my RSS feed*

    Holy chrome!

    That looks like it was a flame-out of epic proportions. I am very curious about the deleted comments now. What I can read is astonishing enough. What a meltdown.

    You had a heck of a week!

  3. Hmmm....Backwater Bog might need to become part of Tenkar's Landing!

    1. Ok this mad me laugh! Yeah. The Backwater Bog. In one of the dry areas there is an old tavern with about 4-6 patrons. Each with only about 20 years to live. The drink their swamp-water grog and complain about all the new stuff they see.

  4. After catching up on the bits of drama I missed here, I went to KS to check for signs of fallout and found this... https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1430411066/50-shades-of-vorpal?ref=category

    After I'd finished choking and wiping the coffee spray off my screen I came back here to post. I'm almost tempted to ante up just for the sheer balls of it and to rub salt in the Dragonwars of Trayth wounds.

    1. $500 I add the Bard
      $501 I remove the Bard

      Love it!

  5. Greatest tiny internet meltdown EVAR! Now if only Dragonwars of Trayth had been touched in a bad spot and slept with some journalists behind her boyfriend's back while conspiring to destroy the LGBT community with Zak and the Pundit we'd have the perfect interwebz storm.....it would literally break the internet!

  6. I can sympathize with the guy, but man.