OK, here’s the premise: the group at Full Frontal Nerdity are going to play a game where ‘The object is to construct the game as you play.’ The board is whatever you come up with, the pieces ditto, and the rules get defined by all the players. And that’s mostly it.
[…And I’m deleting this next part, because I just realized that it wasn’t an actual witty observation about Kickstarters and indy games. It was, instead, a fairly comprehensive torpedoing of the joke behind this particular strip. Which wouldn’t have been very nice of me, especially since the joke was enough to make me laugh.]
Still, might be a fun thing to try on a weekend. With players who aren’t like the ones at Full Frontal Nerdity.
This is brilliant. And a time travel plot is an absolutely genius way to bring Harry Mudd into Abrams’s Star Trek series. I am totally in favor of them doing this, particularly since it will allow Abrams to skip over Star Trek III and go directly into ripping off Star Trek IV, which is the smart move there anyway. There’s so much more to mine in The Voyage Home.
Yes, I am a monster in human form. New around here, are we?
Full Frontal Nerdity:
If Batman v Superman was about how messed up comic book movie continuity is, it’d be brilliant.
Good luck getting Hollywood to try that. I still don’t know how we managed to get Last Action Hero out of them – what? Yes, I love that movie. So what?
…may not be treating the shutdown with the same basic reverence that many inside the Beltway are treating it with.
Then again, for all I know everybody on Capitol Hill is explicitly trying to roll to disbelieve right now.
Can’t say that I blame Williams much, but I understand that it’s not completely Will Smith’s fault: I Am Legend had a proper ending, but the focus groups hated it. Which is something that I totally think should be the focus groups’ problem, but I didn’t get the tie-breaking vote there.
…Dear God in Heaven, but it is. I mean, it could even be something that you could sell in real life.
I’m posting this instead of Tweeting it for the benefit of people who want to offer similarly horrified admiration. Or mere horror.
…OK. Fine. Yes, I’d go see that.
And I’m not g0ing to feel guilty about that, either. I’m a philistine, and proud of it; and while I have absolutely nothing against people who go to the movies because they want to see something that will make them think, I am not one of those people. I think quite enough all day as it is, thanks; when I go into a film typically I want to turn off my brain for a bit.
So low-brow me there, dude.
Today’s Full Frontal Nerdity:
“It’s a good distraction for the guards. Also, we hate mimes.”
…Not much else to say there, really.
In a webcomic!
Look, sometimes I put this stuff up strictly for me.
On the perils of allowing yourself too much identification with NPCs:
It’s a dangerous game to love that which has stats and therefore can be killed.
Actually, that last panel of FFN has another good line, too. It’s one of the better webcomics out there; a shame that it’s just once a week.