Thursday, June 4, 2009

Binwin Bronzebottom T-Shirts...

I've met Jim Darkmagic. I've worn the Jim Darkmagic shirt and you, sir, are no Jim Darkmagic.

Of the New Hampshire Darkmagics.
He's a Dwarf!! lolz0rz!!1
Scott Kurtz announced today that there would be a Binwin Bronzebottom t-shirt, based of course on the famous second set of D&D Podcasts. Clearly he was trying to follow in the footsteps of Mike Krahulik (aka Gabe), whose character Jim Darkmagic got his own T-shirt a while back. Personally, I think Kurtz forgot one thing: that while Jim Darkmagic was hilarious and lovable and Mike was genuinely fun to listen to as he played Jim, Scott was obnoxious and whiny, and he put no effort whatsoever into developing or roleplaying the character of Binwin.

Scott crowed and gloated every time he got a good roll and complained every time he got a bad one. Infamously, he bitched about an episode when the DM told him that he still had movement points left at the end of his turn (as any good DM would) and Scott used the extra movement to unwittingly land in a trap. To be honest, this is what disappoints me most: that he complained epically when his character ran into traps, and now he's specifically trying to cash in on Binwin's trap-prone history with quotes like "He has no need for perception checks, he’ll find the trap when he steps into it" and "Let your DM know that you’re not afraid of what he has in store for you. Your Will, Fortitude, and Armor class are more than ample to withstand anything he can throw at you." You may say this now, Scott, but I seem to recall you singing a different tune when you actually played the character.


bluefish said...

Scott did seem to whine a lot, not to mention he wasn't nearly as charming as Mr. Darkmagic.

Then again, few men are.

Kawaika said...

Sadly, the parts I've listened to so far sound almost exactly like the classic DnD parody.

The dwarf shirt looks okay, but I doubt I'll buy it.

Kyle said...

I agree 100%. I think SK saw Gabe's shirt and said something along the lines of "OMG, that's awesome! Hey, I was in that game too ... maybe I can get some extra cash by pretending my character was also likable and fun ..."