I know I know its FTL-februari Uncle Prince! Where is my SWN-review? Well your kindly uncle Prince was unexpectedly sidetracked on his way to the rpg-store to buy himself a brand new copy of the SWN core-book with his hardearned elfgame earnings when suddenly he was hit by a purple brick. The brick had a note on it in written in Aklo and was covered in some unmentionable squamous purple ooze.
“Ai’Hoss! Kn’a ee tharanak y’playreportagl? Ephai Zak’bthnk ai’hlirgh mn’hahn ep wgah’nftaghur’luh. Ya Nnn’Gotha, Venger.”
After consulting with Dr. Peterston at the Crypto-archeology department of Ryerson, Toronto I was able to acquire a translation to ancient Summerian:
“Yo Hoss! Where is my play report? Also Zak has just been accused of being an abusive sex pervert . Best Wishes, Venger.”
I covered a lot of Lotfp. In fact I covered it so much I am actually going to go back some day and rewrite some of my earlier reviews because they were some of the first ones I ever did. If I look back now I would never have rated Hammers of the God as high as I did, I would downgrade Tower of the Stargazer for fucking up its beginner module status and I would probably rate Death Frost Doom Revised higher. I reminisce because I think at the current rate, things aren’t looking too hot and my occupation will go from resentful admirer to funeral chronicler.
First there was Chaipraditkulgate, where Raggi published an absolutely useless piece of pandering menstrual fluff to the leftist nonsense-mongers of Gencon and subsequently claimed it had been burnt down by some sort of nebulous agency that is antagonistic to substandard roleplaying supplements. Then there came Petersongate, when James Raggi threw out his freedom-fuck-yeah stance after the talentless Kiel Chenier ran off in a cloud of girlish tears and oily residue and Zak essentially browbeat him into taking down a picture of himself with the Lobster-god Jordan Peterson. And now we have #Zaktoo. 2019 is off to a rocky start.
Here is the screenshot in full, forever lovingly displayed on the internet.
While I would be a little skeptical since this is after all the internet, the behavior is consistent with the pattern we have seen Zak display towards the average human being thus far. Nothing in the above post seems in any way incongruent with his behavior, appearance and ideals. It appears my estimation of him Frostbitten & Mutilated is going to prove true in a bizarre way, and these are to be his twilight years, but he will not go gently into that cold night.
While Zak S will gladly devote lengthy diatribes to the defense of putting smut in various rpg products in the name of some vaguely defined principle of freedom-of-expression, going so far as to invoke the shadowy spectre of the holocaust  as his bulwark, it appears this same principle cannot be applied to people of different beliefs, the religious, the stoic, the conservative or indeed, any creature that has not emerged slime-covered from the noxious cauldron of progressivist hollywood, disfigured and armed only with a copy of Das Kapital, a gaping emptiness where a soul should be and a hatred for the very society that nurtured them. The more time passes the more it becomes apparent that characters like Zak S or James Raggi are not for any abstract principle of free expression, but merely for the free expression of degeneracy, evil and ugliness. An ugliness that is reflected in the very fabric of their being it seems.
This is no cry for sympathy for the victims. I have little. This is an inevitable consequence of the society you create with your values, your ideas, your actions, your dating behavior. If I can be generous I can admit that you were young, you were foolish and you have paid a very heavy price for that, which I would not honestly wish on anyone.
Zak will survive this, but it will cost him. If the accusations prove to be anything but outright fabrications brought about by a mentally ill woman (not entirely impossible but unlikely) this will permanently damage his moral infrastructure to the point of rendering him vulnerable to attack on any public forum. What I am interested in is how James Raggi is going to handle this. We have seen the philosophical position of Lotfp become increasingly muddled and skewed towards progressivism over the years, and now its going to be interesting to see how he will react if the very principles he half-heartedly upholds  are turned against him. In the absence of any outside stimulus, I find it unlikely James Raggi will do anything on his own. But will Scrapprincess work for a company that employs a known harasser? Aren’t we supposed to #believewomen and not provide a platform to harassers? Will he be devoured by the very wallet-things that sustain him?
The fall of Lotfp has only begun. Like the Age of Dusk, it is a time of fecund growth and boundless creativity. Of broken alliances. Of decay in the splendid ruins of ancient days. I will chronicle its fall, mock its failure and sing its praises where deserved.
The towers are tumbling, the edifices of postmodern morality are turning out to be hollow facades, spectres and vacuous, empty pits of madness and evil. Lies are revealed and meaning is rediscovered. The burning, uncompromising eye of truth tears down any feeble structure we seek to erect under its merciless gaze and only by a retreat into the obscuring darkness of the past can we find meaning once again. It is a good time to be alive. We are the Children of the Phoenix my brethren. Go out into the world and sing your songs. And burn.
 Which admittedly looked a lot like a dingy basement covered in poster sized pictures of Kiel Chenier, connected in an intricate scarlet spiderweb of cute little red string
 Since Aklo does not have a word for sex pervert Venger presumably used the word wgah’nftaghurluh which may be broken down as wgah (to reside in/control of) ftaghu (skin/boundary) and r’luh (secret). More of Vengers writing on sex crimes in Precambrian times may be found in the eldritch rluh’phlegeth kadisthu’ah (the secret-realm-of-information understand/know-generic act).
 I know right? Whodathunk it?
 The philosophical position-by-default
UPDATE: YDIS awakens from its deathless slumber and makes a chillingly insightful prediction:
“Prediction Thread: What Is Zak’s Response? We know he’s going full in on “It’s all lies” but how does he spin it? My prediction: he blames her parents/friends/support network that she returned home to. Something like, “She ran to get away from them originally and they never liked me. I was her protector but they were always whispering in her ear, trying to get her back. They finally succeeded when her illness forced her back to Canada for care, and once they got her hooks in her again, they were able to convince her that I was awful, reassess everything that we did together through the prism of their prudish views and contempt for sexual freedom, and denounce me.””
Wheels within Wheels. Your long silence has hurt us all.
Update: Chenier throws him under a buss while pulling out his hair and wailing. Stuart corraborates. Scrapprincess blackleafs him.
However, his financial infrastructure is still almost entirely intact, as neither James nor Mike Evans (of the 70k/400 a month kickstarter) has denounced.
If my initial estimate of his patreon is accurate and there was no significant decline between January 30th and Februari 11 (Day Zero), his patreon earnings have been reduced from 400 to 316 in 2 days (with the decline having slown down to a trinkle as of today). Depending on his response the number might decline further (if he comes across as too sociopathic, manipulative or evil) but I am confident the response will be measured, suitably wounded, targeted with chilling precision and accompanied by sufficient screen shots to halt the initial momentum.
The race is not over!
And a little bird told me to expect a reply, or rather, an extinction-event from Mr. Sabbath tomorrow. Will he stop the slow erosion of his patreon and the clamouring hordes of kickstarter backers demanding to be struck from the record and refunded? Will he win us all back by explaining how it was actually Mandy who was the abuser? Stay tuned!
UPDATE: Total demolition. After a steep intial drop  and a 1 day lull that I will hesitantly blame on the propagation time the decline is on in full. Patreon has been reduced to 278 and 70 backers. Kickstarter is talking about donating the proceeds of the book to a charity for Abuse Victims and people are clamoring for either refunds and to have their name removed from the book. Yikes.
Vivka Grey (some other prostitute) corraborates with yet another story of abuse. Satine Phoenix (to prostitutes what prostitutes are to eligible women) corraborates. Drivethru renders itself obsolete as a viable marketplace in 10 years by refusing to sell all future products Zak is a collaborator on. On the testimony of a mentally ill woman (this was before another came forward to corraborate). I’m sure that will not be abused in the slightest.
Mike Mearls is under full SJW attack from the mere association with Zak S, for defending him against (presumably baseless since SJWs are compulsive liars, but probably traumatic encounters nonetheless) similar accusations in the past. Tough luck on him, for this time the accusations are damn credible though ENTIRELY UNRELATED, and you get to be tried for things you did not commit! Pssst, Mike. It doesn’t matter what you do. You are a white male! They are literally telling you this!
The Gauntlet Podcast is not only banning all Zak related content but will actually be unpersoning him, going so far as to delete archival discussions of Zak related material and carefully checking over all material.
Odds on Raggi dropping him like a bad habit. People don’t even wait for the rebuttal.
 I suggest this is because Zak and Mandy share a lot of social media connections after 10 years.