Sep
04
2012
9

OK. I’m drawing a blank on the latest Darths & Droids.

I can’t figure out what show they’re referencing.

…Yes, I know that the main conceit is “Star Wars as gamed out by people who don’t know what Star Wars is.”  I’m referring to the interim campaign that the cast was talking about.

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Apr
17
2012
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Now there is some quality game-mastering, right there.

Because while a self-inflicted Total Party Kill has its charms, it’s very wasteful to let it happen in the first couple of game sessions.  You need to let them build up to it on their own.  So that it’s personalCathartic, really.

Annnnnnd that’s why GMs still do the ‘roll to see if you see the panther in the tree‘ line.  Or, rather, sometimes why they do it.  It’s a handy hint to get people’s heads back on a swivel.

Mar
13
2012
3

Wow, this was a brazen attempt at theft.

I mean, it’s fine to subscribe to a RSS feed, obviously; and it’s even OK to aggregate a bunch of RSS feeds.  But to aggregate a bunch of webcomic RSS feeds, rip the images off of them, turn the result into an app, and then sell advertising on it… bad form, AdultComix.  Very, very bad form.

Via Darths & Droids, which is one of the comics being ripped off… and who is not happy about it at all.  I wonder how strict Australian copyright law is? – Well, I guess that we’ll find out…

 

Feb
28
2012
2

Darths and Droids is doing it again.

To wit, having their version of the trilogies make more sense than do George Lucas’s versions of the trilogies.

Dagnabbit.

Dec
10
2011
1

Count the number of levels…

…of American popular culture you need to know in order to understand this one!

(pause)

What?  “Two?’

Well, “two” is a number…

Sep
25
2011
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Time for me to bring this up again.

Dammit, why couldn’t have David Morgan-Mar, et al, been the ones writing the Star Wars prequels*?  Their parody is deeper than the crap Lucas came up with.

Moe Lane

*The cover, done in an overall shade of puke green?

How utterly appropriate.

Jan
17
2011
2

QotD, That’s Actually Really Good Advice edition.

David Morgan-Mar has set himself a seemingly-impossible task: to wit, trying to make the Star Wars prequels make sense.  Being a clever fellow, he has done so by re-imagining the whole sorry mess as an extended tabletop roleplaying game campaign – which works.  It works frighteningly well.  Jar Jar Binks makes a hell of a lot more sense when you realize that he’s being run by a twelve year old girl who is just getting into this entire gaming thing.  You even like the character, then.  Or will at least forgive him.

Anyway, while trying to make sense of the idea that the Wookiees would charge an enemy assaulting a beachhead when they’ve got all these lovely ranged weapons handy, David writes this bit on how to achieve victory conditions in warfare:

If attempting to defend an impossible position with bowmen and knights on foot against Genoese crossbowmen and tens of thousands of armoured, mounted knights, make sure you are heavily outnumbered. If attempting to repel a force of cavalry and men-at-arms with longbowmen on St Crispin’s Day, make sure you are vastly outnumbered. If defending a hospital stockade against Zulus, make sure you are enormously outnumbered.

You can choose a different, and more creative, path by doing the opposite of what the losers did. If you field an overwhelming force against a paltry number of defenders, whatever you do, make sure the defenders are not English!

Damn straight.  To paraphrase The Boomer Bible, those guys aren’t happy unless they have no choice but to do things the hard way.

Dec
03
2009
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This Darths & Droids strip seems a little choppy.

Accurate enough, as far as it goes: but I don’t think that it got any more than the gist of this sort of gameplay…

Oh, wait: that was the condensed version.

Yes. Yes, this is much more accurate.

Oct
04
2009
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The Cheddar Monk Academy.

I’m giving some not-serious thought to doing this. To understand why, go to Darths & Droids and just keep going.

You may be some time.

Mar
04
2009
3

The latest Darths & Droids explains it all.

[UPDATE]: Fixed.

This comic is clearly therapy for David Morgan-Mar.  Because he so desperately needs Attack of the Clones to make sense, somehow.

Personally, when I get a moment of Lovecraftian existential horror at the meaninglessness of the universe that is exemplified by the prequel trilogy, I just imbibe tequila until I’m no longer in the Bad Place. It’s even good for me! As a friend of mine once said: “Sure, drinking kills brain cells – but only the weak ones!”

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