Well for the record, I never said anything about Ramon. I can't
remember ever having any serious problems with Ramon with regards
to the distribution of certs. If other people have then I guess that is
an issue between them and Ramon.
You are grossly misunderstanding what I am saying. I am not saying
that Ralph, The Godfather of DnD in Miami, is overwhelmingly greedy nor am I implying that he is the
only person who I have ever seen that suffers from the greed bug.
HOWEVER... one thing that is prevalent in his characters is the need to
try and be and do everything for the party. That's why he went affter
the bracers of fortification in LA that I ended up with. The guy had 13-
14 levels of cleric under his belt and was still fighting for the bracers
while me, the 13-14 level fighter who consistently step up to combat
with ZERO self-healing ability or spells to buff/back me up was trying
for the bracers as well. Please explain to me the logic or fairness in
Dude, if you want to prop Ralph, The Godfather of DnD in Miami, up on the almighty Pedestal of D&D
Godliness, go right ahead. As a friend of his and I think this goes for
anyone who is my friend or considers me their friend, I reserve the
right to voice my opinion when I think something unfair is going down.
If you want to ignore unfairness because of everything that someone
does for the game, that is your business. I've lost count of how many
times me and Ralph, The Godfather of DnD in Miami, have butted heads over the years on issues yet
he's one of the first people I call when I have movie passes and the
first guy I call when I have a slot 0 for a mod I wrote so obviously the
right things he does outweight the wrong. Still, I think it's silly & simply
unethical to say, " Well since you do so much for the gaming
community, you can do whatever you want and that's okay by me."
Sorry, it doesn't work that way. To use an odd but I think viable
comparison, just because the Mafia uses alot of its money gained from
drug sales, prostitution, retail goods theft, and money laundering to
invest in legitimate businesses and even donate to charity does not
justify their existence or cleanse them of wrongdoing.
I am not comparing Ralph, The Godfather of DnD in Miami, to someone in the Mafia ( although I find it
ironically funny that he has gained the name Godfather of gaming for
our region ) because like I said before I think he is a good person
with faults, just like you and me. However, the attitude of " He does so
much for the region so if he wants to stiff people on certs every so
often or never eat a mod or do other slightly questionable stuff is
okay" is utterly ridiculous and I would say that about anyone who is
in a similair position as Ralph, The Godfather of DnD in Miami,.
In any case, you do whatever you want. If you want to shower Ralph, The Godfather of DnD in Miami,
with accolades or generosity then feel free to do so as that is your
business. As far as I'm concerned, he has earned alot of things with
all the stuff he has done for the region but that does not give him
carte blanche to do WHATEVER he wants. And if I'm hards on Ralph, The Godfather of DnD in Miami,
sometimes it's because of the Spiderman creed "With great power
comes great responsibility". If Ralph, The Godfather of DnD in Miami, is going to carry the mantle -
and apparently he does because no one works harder than him on a
local game organizing level- then by default more is expected out of
him than a rookie. Plus, few people know the rules of operation better
than him so again, by default more is expected out of him. Maybe
when more people on a lcoal level step up and start carrying the torch
a bit more then this might change.
Signed- Rene' Alfonso