And it’s because of Luke Crane.
Yes, I love the Burning Games. But I can’t stand the guy’s posts on his own website.
(Of course, I’m one to spew the vitriol. There’s probably someone out there who loves some of my projects, like Kingdom of Bluuud!!!1 or something, but hates my rants.)
It seems like everytime someone asks a rules question, his response is either “what do you think?” or “tell me more about your situation,” with little attempt to actually adress the concern. No thank you, I prefer straight answers.
I also don’t like the vibe I’m getting from the board that BE is expected to be played as a series of unnopposed rolls that randomly fuck people over, but don’t actually have any ‘impact’ on the game. The creative-disconnect is jarring, and there’s probably some people out there who think it’s genius, but to me, it seems petty, banal, and anticlimactic. “I make this roll to hull all your family members!” “Yeah? Well I make THIS roll to burn down your house. And kill your dog.”
That came out a lot less ranty than it was supposed to, so I might not be mad enough. But it seems like everytime I read something in the Burning whatever book, it makes me want to say “booyah!” and everytime I read anything Luke posts to his website, it makes me want to scream “just shut up already!”
Maybe he has really good editors or something.