Great moments in gaming/Kickstarter theory, Full Frontal Nerdity style.

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 why Full Frontal Nerdity got a Hugo nom.

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?

Quote of the Day, Such Self-Awareness Is Unlikely, Alas edition.

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?

I see that Aaron Williams is still bitter about I Am Legend.

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.

Death Valley land-battleships on monster-truck wheels?

…OK.  FineYes, 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.