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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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]

Saturday, November 10, 2018

2018.11.10 It's Been a Week & a Half, but Still Nothing....

2018.11.10 It's Been a Week & a Half, but Still Nothing....
It's not been lost on us here at Not Another Dime (For Ken Whitman) that he's been completely silent since our last post twelve days ago. Not "STFU Haters" or "You suck and now get your pencils last".....nothing.....

....and the silence is deafening.

Clearly there is a market for the pencil dice because another manufacturer was able to make some. Norse Foundry makes some version of d6 pencil dice. We're not seeing them on their Facebook Shop, but they are on their regular web store.

We do recommend though that IF you check out Norse Foundry for some pencils, that you keep your shopping details to yourself so that Ken "Whit" Whitman cannot attempt to take credit for fulfilling your Pencil Dice or RPG Pencil Dice Kickstarters. Yes, this sounds totally recockulous, BUT it has happened before.

2018.11.10 Facebook Post

Monday, October 29, 2018

2018.10.29 It's the end of October, Anybody see any Pencils Yet?

2018.10.29 It's the end of October, Anybody see any Pencils Yet?
It's been more than two months since Ken "Whit" Whitman announced "I am waiting on pencils coming from china, this will take 45 days. 10-15 to print the colors, and 25 days to ship." As of the timing of this post it's been 71 days since Kenny enlightened us with his updated (again) timeline.

So....45 days +10 to 15 gets us to 60, which means that Kenny should be in the middle of shipping out the pencils.

Ken "Whit" Whitman has repeatedly.....REPEATEDLY demonstrated his willingness to share, we'd say overshare, his efforts on social media. Since that August 20th update, across several Kickstarters, there have been no posts showing pictures of his shiny new pencils, no posts calling his disgruntled backers "losers", or really much anything of significance.

Now to be fair each of the Pencil Dice Kickstarters have one update each, but even then they don't share the update, which doesn't make much sense. Why would the RPG Pencil Dice backers get a "Moving Right Along" update (September 11th), but not the larger Pencil Dice backers? If the pencils arrived at the beginning of October, why would the Pencil Dice backers get informed (October 2nd), but no word sent out to the RPG Pencil Dice backers?

This really doesn't add up. Now if Ken "Whit" Whitman actually did get the pencils on October 2nd, he should be halfway through shipment......HALFWAY. The most recent comments from backers are from October 2nd (Pencil Dice) and 2 months ago (RPG Pencil Dice)....if shipping is halfway through somebody......ANYBODY should have received pencils by now....

.....and Kenny would be crowing about it for certain. At a minimum he should be posting some pics as promised "PS- I will send pictures when the pencils get here."