A Brief Introduction to this Page's Purpose

Not Another Dime! is dedicated to documenting the assorted, and sometimes wild, details of Mr. Ken Whitman's business dealings within the Role Playing Game (RPG) industry. This place is NOT intended to be a medium of discussion about Mr. Whitman, pro or con, but instead be a "jumping off" point to enable the reader to make their own informed decision about Mr. Whitman's history and business character.

Whenever possible, links to the original source material will be provided, but in many cases that information may have been deleted or secured behind restricted-access (like a private Facebook page) accounts.

Anything posted here is the opinion of the retrospective author and any content shown is to be considered "fair use" and posted for educational purposes only.

Note to authors: Please begin each post with the original date of the event being documented in the format of YYYY.MM.DD (i.e. If the event being recorded happened on March 15th, 2015 and today's date was August 8th, 2018 the beginning of the post's title would be 2015.03.15 and not 2018.08.08) so readers can use the Chronology page to find specific information. Please use appropriate tags when possible for the same reason.

Note to contributors: If you have some valid data to send, screenshots, links to other Ken Whitman stories, etc., please feel free to send a gmail to notanotherdimeblog. We'll look into it and post if appropriate.

Monday, July 30, 2018

1997.10.23 Ken "Whit" Whitman Had His Date(s) in Court Before!

1997.10.23 Ken "Whit" Whitman Had His Date(s) in Court Before!
After a few years of tracking down info on Ken "Whit" Whitman, we thought we've gotten quite a lot of info, but every once in a while something new comes to light.

Astute readers may have noticed that over the weekend we updated the Pseudonyms page because we found out about another one of Kenny's failed businesses: Game Corps. Now we don't have the whole backstory here, but a source said this was essentially an attempt to farm out GMs to companies needing someone to run games at cons. Hopefully we'll get some 411 on this, but for now it is just a rumor.

What isn't a rumor are a couple of Wisconsin court cases where it appears that Ken "Whit" Whitman failed to pay unemployment taxes for employees (Case 2003TW059885 and Case 1997TW042071). There is a 3rd case evidently stemming from Kenny not paying a rather large printing bill (Case 2002CV000672). Now $31,049.37 sounds like chump change compared to the hundreds of thousands spread across 6 Kickstarter campaigns and an untold amount of book, resin, and KenzerCo product sales (all off-book, mind you....so the "official" count is $159,385). I'm sure Omaha Printing Company doesn't feel $31,049.37 is "chump change".....

Special Note: The following images are composite images (screenshots) that have had the Court Record portion removed for brevity. Use the links above to read those details.

2002 Ken "Whit" Whitman Stiffs a Printer

2003 Ken "Whit" Whitman Failed to Pay Tax

1997 Ken "Whit" Whitman and Game Corps




Saturday, July 28, 2018

2018.07.27 Just a Little Love from Within the RPG Industry

2018.07.27 Just a Little Love from Within the RPG Industry
Not really a news-worthy post, BUT we were "gifted" a meme (does this count as a meme?) on Facebook, so we're sharing it here as commentary and opinion......in a very real and legal sense (i.e. Ken "Whit" Whitman, this doesn't count as slander or "liable" as you like to put it).








Ken "Whit" Whitman, the Grift that Keeps on Grifting


Thursday, July 26, 2018

2018.07.26 Ken "Whit" Whitman Tries to Take Credit for Other's Work....AGAIN

2018.07.26 Ken "Whit" Whitman Tries to Take Credit for Other's Work....AGAIN
It isn't everyday that Ken "Whit" Whitman surprises us, but today he has stooped to a new low...even though we should have seen it coming.

Evidently Kenny has tried to claim that Zombie Orpheus LLC stepping up on behalf of the many people scammed by Ken "Whit" Whitman counts as him fulfilling his Kickstarter obligations for KoDT:LAS.

NOT...EVEN....CLOSE.....KENNY!

1st off, someone else doing the work is not the same as you doing the work on the promised timeline. 2nd, the DVDs being sent out are not the promised Blu-Rays, there still isn't the promised movie poster (that you didn't have the rights to do anyway) and it definitely isn't the after-party or the KoDT:20 Years of Cover Books (especially the mythical softcovers!), or the untold amount of KenzerCo product you sold out of the back of your virtual van.

2018.07.26 Ken "Whit" Whitman Tries to Take Credit for Other's Work....AGAIN
Wow....just wow...

"TO THE SUPREME COURT OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK I, Ken Whitman, the defendant,
respectfully answers the complaints posed by the Plaintiff, Louis J. Desy Jr.:

On July 25th, 2018, backers of the KODT Kickstarer were delivered 3 DVDs based on the footage shot from the funds collected from our Kickstarter. Whereas, we have not completly_all oblagations, we are 95% there and making progress!

Mr. Desy asserst I did not send files to Kenzer, however, Kenzer along with ZOE studios, edited
and delivered the DVDs to all backers.

Kenzer Co., was given the complete backer list, and proptly ship DVD product.

Below is an image of one of the backers receiving the DVDs. Mr. Desy should be reciving his product very soon."

This sounds just like the time Ken "Whit" Whitman "cancelled" the GenCon after party where he didn't reserve a room, didn't invite the actors, and didn't live up to the promises made to backers and those who bought invitations for said party off of his website. He tried to take credit for ZOE's last minute ad-hoc party and then his own ad-hoc party scheduled 26 hours out and without any of the promised offerings.


2018.07.27 EDIT: For the record Kenny, backers were not "delivered 3 DVDs". You just saw, either here or on Facebook, that Jolly happened to have 3 copies of the DVD that ZOE produced. If you're going to lie in court documents (which is generally considered perjury), you might want to at least make it a believable lie.

Wednesday, July 25, 2018

2018.07.25 A Bit of Good News Regarding KoDT:LAS

2018.07.25 A Bit of Good News Regarding KoDT:LAS
We don't get to post good news here on Not Another Dime (for Ken Whitman), and when we do it has little or nothing to do with the actions of our "main man" Ken "Whit" Whitman.

From Facebook: "Nice. Folks are receiving thier KODTLAS "Rescued" DVD's in the mail. These aren't fulfillments of Ken Whitman's kickstarter btw. These are the 'best possible cuts' made by Ben Dobyns of ZOE on his own time (and dime) so backers can at least see what they paid to have produced."

2018.07.25 FB Post from Jolly Blackburn

Thursday, June 14, 2018

2018.06.14 Admin Note

2018.06.14 Admin Note
Just a quick Admin note: We had an inquiry as to why out last post's title was dated 2013.11.20. Since we here at Not Another Dime (for Ken Whitman) are trying to document as much of Ken "Whit" Whitman's "activity" as possible, some of our posts cover events that are in the past. Blogger already shows the date of the post and by default the entries on the Chronology page are in post order, newest to oldest. By starting of the title of each entry with the date of the event we're writing about, the Chronology page becomes much more useful because you can sort by Post Title.

Some of this information was at the top of each page header, but it clearly needed to be explained better. We also realized three posts were not dated/named properly, so now we can fix those issues.