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.

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Saturday, March 9, 2019

2019.03.09 Surprising Ken Whitman "Update" on Spinward Traveller

2019.03.09 Surprising Ken Whitman "Update" on Spinward Traveller
Color us surprised! After just shy of 2 & 1/2 years after his last update, Ken "Whit" Whitman graces the Spinward Traveller Kickstarter with another update titled "Keep Hope Alive: Spinward Traveller is Coming Soon..."

Really Kenny....Really? Why should your 827 backers have any hope after more than four years late on your promised delivery, especially since your spate, all 6, of Kickstarters from "D20 Entertainment" have gone unfulfilled, at least by you and your "Company".

Four years late....on this project and 2.5 years without an update...why this and why now? Is this just another attempt to kick the can that is your Kickstarter obligations, down the road? Is there some legal action prompting this, or something altogether different that is now motivating you? We genuinely would like to know, but in an appropriately documented fashion. This writer's $5 bet is that he's testing the waters to see if people are still paying attention (Surprise Kenny, we are!)

We here at Not Another Dime (For Ken Whitman) were not savvy enough to see your Kickscamming in time to toss you a buck on each fraudulent Kickstarter campaign (that is our opinion, which we are legally entitled to express) so we could see these updates, but we suspect there is nothing of real substance or someone would have forwarded us the info (Hint, Hint)...

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Screenshot of Ken "Whit" Whitman's So-Called Update
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Edit: Word is that the "update" is just a copy of the original backer video and the words "Coming Soon"

Courtesy of Tenkar's Tavern:
Screenshot of the "update"

Tuesday, January 1, 2019

2019.01.01 End of 2018 Snapshot of Ken "Whit" Whitman's Kickstarters

Another year and no real progress on the Ken "Whit" Whitman front. Although there have been promises of some pencils being shipped in 2018 and a valiant 3rd party effort on the KoDT: LAS DVDs, Ken "Whit" Whitman has shown zero progress on fulfilling his Kickstarter fundraising obligations.

A quick snap-shot of the 6 outstanding Kickstarters isn't pretty:

Castle & Crusades: Beyond the River
     Kickstarter Ended November 1st, 2014
     $6,001 Officially raised*
     Last update was July 17th, 2016
     Last backer comment was August 2nd, 2018
     1522 days with backer's money
Deck Dice
     Kickstarter Ended April 6th, 2015
     $5,197 Officially raised*
     Last update was August 20th, 2018
     Last backer comment was October 29th, 2018
     1366 days with backer's money
Knights of the Dinner Table: Live Action Series
     Kickstarter Ended February 4th, 2014
     $69,525 Officially raised*
     Last update was August 31st, 2016
     Last backer comment was January 1st, 2019
     1792 days with backer's money
Pencil Dice
     Kickstarter Ended February 27th, 2015
     $38,161 Officially raised*
     Last update was October 2nd, 2018
     Last backer comment was December 29th, 2018
     1404 days with backer's money 
RPG Pencil Dice
     Kickstarter Ended March 9th, 2015
     $8,623 Officially raised*
     Last update was September 11th, 2018
     Last backer comment was November 9th, 2018
     1394 days with backer's money
Spinward Traveller
     Kickstarter Ended July 14th, 2014
     $49,588 Officially raised*
     Last update was September 11th, 2016
     Last backer comment was December 17th, 2018
     1632 days with backer's money

Total Funds Officially Raised* is $177,095
Total days with backer's money is 9110 days (or 24 years, 11 months, and 9 days)

*On several Kickstarters there were add-on sales through the D20 Entertainment website. Thing like GenCon parties, Resin models, KenzerCo product, and the fictional KoDT 20 Years of Covers softcover book.

Tuesday, December 18, 2018

2018.12.17 Ken "Whit" Whitman Still Large & In-Charge Over at Little Monsters...

2018.12.17 Ken "Whit" Whitman Still Large & In-Charge Over at Little Monsters...
Remember that Comic Book store that Ken "Whit" Whitman allegedly sold back in April? Well it sure seems to us that he's clearly running the show at Little Monsters.

In a recent Live Show our main man wheeled and dealed for over a half-hour.....actually just shy of 47 minutes (we watched so you don't have to!) At no point did he ask the "owner" for permission, nor did she make any suggestions as Kenny made up specials on the spot.

There was enough banter back and forth to make it clear that they were a couple (talks about not having drinks for when he comes over to her house, clear implications that he was her boyfriend, etc.). The joking around about domestic violence was pretty classy as well....

Ken "Whit" Whitman Live FB Show/Sale
Of course this was the background to their cover story around the 21 minute mark: "Joe, we talk a lot of shit. Me and, uh, her......yah, yeah, whatever her name is. I never forget 'ol what's-her-face. She's the one who pays me."

I really don't know who they think they're fooling.....it clearly looks like he's just hiding the store in plain sight.

We did enjoy the on-screen banter about a customer not receiving his product and Ken "Whit" Whitman flat-out saying that it was stolen off the guy's porch....I wonder if that guy knows just how often Kenny has claimed product has been sent......(just browse the "Ken Sez" page)

Saturday, December 15, 2018

2018.12.13 Ken "Whit" Whitman Admits to More Failure Than He Maybe Realizes

2018.12.13 Ken "Whit" Whitman Admits to More Failure Than He Maybe Realizes
Yesterday we received word regarding a rather cryptic post on Ken "Whit" Whitman's Twitter account:

"This project has apparently failed to get to completion for lack of funds, and perhaps for other reasons. It was a great idea, and a lot of people put into it a great deal of effort. If someday, the files and editing skill emerge, we may still see it on the small screen."

2018.12.14 Ken "Whit" Whitman Twitter Message
The sad part it was we weren't sure which Kickstarter project Kenny was referring to, although Spinward Traveller was the most likely suspect.

It looks like Ken "Whit" Whitman was trying to send a direct message on his Twitter account and accidentally sent this out instead.

This morning we're treated to the news that this same message was posted on the Spinward Traveller Facebook page Thursday..... 

2018.12.13 Ken "Whit" Whitman Facebook Post
In Case Kenny Deletes the FB Post

It doesn't take much to see that as of the time of this post Ken "Whit" Whitman couldn't be bothered to post this where his 827 backers who pledged $49,588 could see it. It looks like Kenny did log in to Kickstarter last week, but did he update any of his Kickstarters?

2018.12.06 Ken "Whit" Whitman's Last Kickstarter Login
In short: No

Not really surprising, but Ken "Whit" Whitman has the time to not only update one social media platform, but two.....and he doesn't even contact the backers on Kickstarter?

So what we have is Ken "Whit" Whitman claiming that Spinward Traveller will not be done.....can not be done, due to a lack of funds and "perhaps other reasons". Of course he backhandedly admits that the film itself is missing, "If someday, the files and editing skill emerge, we may still see it on the small screen."...and evidently that he doesn't have the skills to work on the project even if he had the files.

Yeah....lack of funds is the problem here....

Our 100% made up speculation is that Kenny is trying to kick his obligations to the curb and set his backers expectations so when he gets his payday he doesn't have to shell out any of his new money to his old scams.

Monday, December 10, 2018

2018.12.10 Rumor that Ken "Whit" Whitman Might be Selling his Game/Comic Store (Again?)

2018.12.10 Rumor that Ken "Whit" Whitman Might be Selling his Game/Comic Store (Again?)
Editor's Note: As of the time of this posting, this information is JUST a rumor. While it is from a reliable source, there is no secondary source for corroboration. Until we get this corroboration, just assume our author is full of....it and this is all FALSE information/news.

Recently we heard that the game/comic store that Ken allegedly sold, but we completely called bullshit because the "new" company was mythical until we reported on it.....

you know, because business associates kiss on camera......

Anyway, word on the street is that Ken "Whit" Whitman has an ACTUAL buyer for his comic/game store, and a cash buyer, not some pay-as-you-go deal as whatever manner Ken "Whit" Whitman came into the store. It seems like Kenny basically lost one location, moved to another, and essentially ran two different businesses from the same location: a physical game/comic store and an online auction/web store.

Regardless of how Ken "Whit" Whitman runs these businesses, we've hear d reports that he's up to the modus operandi we've come to know him by.

If there is any truth to this report we can expect Ken "Whit" Whitman to come into some cash that will not be used for fulfilling his Kickstarter obligations. Speaking of which, we should have seen some news about backers.....even one backer, having received their pencils.

[Editor: We checked.....not one pencil reported in the wild]