Well, I hadn't planned on posting today, but I just read a diatribe against GURPS on a blog. Instead of commenting there I decided to just stop following it, and respond here. I probably wouldn't have stopped following the blog, ( I won't name it, nor link to it ), but it seems every second or third sentence had some version of the f-bomb was used. I guess the blogger was trying to be creative.
I know everyone is entitled to their opinion, they're entitled to speak, write, or whatever, about their opinion, but the same goes for me. The title basically is telling people to stop talking about GURPS, and of course that it sucks. Well guess what? That's not going to happen. I like the system. I'm sorry if the poor blogger can't handle the math, but sheeesh, such hate is unwarranted.
As a GM, I've ran more GURPS games than any other system. I like it. My friends liked it. We had fun. Tons and tons of FUN. I will write about GURPS, I will talk about it, I will promote it, I will run it at conventions, I will eventually run another campaign, heck I may start a blog that talks about NOTHING BUT GURPS. So Mr. Hate-filled Blogger, stick that in your pipe, and shove it up... oh wait, my apologies. I'll be nice. Thanks for giving me a post topic. I'm not a big fan of rule-system/edition hate/haters.
The blogger in question likes Paranoia. I don't like it, but I'm not going to tell people to stop talking about it, or playing it. If you enjoy it, then have fun. Just don't slam one of the games I enjoy. It's a fairly simple concept.
On another note, this year I plan on changing the blogo ( blog logo ) every month. I really didn't like the one for January, and the style was getting old so I changed it early. It blends a little of the old, with some new stuff. Oh and one more time....