At some point George Lucas decided to take the path to the dark side and he has never looked back. He does not care what people think anymore, as long as the money keeps flowing in. Disney normally takes the high road, they are very careful about what they license and while they make a lot off of licensing they at least try not to let out too many products that will poison their magic money spinning machine. Lucas has clearly decided that is not the road for him. The road for him is money, now please. How do I know this? Because this is a real thing.
No matter how good you are at something, there is always some young kid out to show he can do it better than you.
Facebook games are an interesting thing. They could be all types of games, as any web type game will work on Facebook, but the popular ones have headed to a “Farmville” type model and they are all identical to one another other than the theme. They set up a pool of themes, hope one will catch your imagination and you are hooked. Essentially they are slot machines without any real payout, all upside for the casino.
Many sports are dangerous for fans, getting hit by a bat or a foul ball in baseball or a car at a Nascar race is pretty risky stuff, but it all pales compared to dangers of watching cricket.
What’s that? You need old school Dungeons and Dragons comics to help you through the day? You are in luck, I have two for you.
The first is Rich Morris’s Yet Another Fantasy Game Comic. The story starts with the improbable love story a female goblin and a beholder then ranges all over the classic D&D world. The art in this has a rough draft feel to it, but it is a very pro rough draft most of the time. This one can get rude with mild nudity and lots of adult humor, but it never gets anything past a PG-13 or a 1970s R. The story is a long one, the link sends you to the first strip, read a couple a day until you catch up.
The second is Lore Sjöberg’s Monster Manual Comix, which is a pretty good look at the absurdity of the usual D&D monsters. Both comics are funny, but Lore’s is more like a traditional newspaper gag strip without a storyline. Lor’s site has lots of other good stuff spilling over from his gig as Wired’s funny guy.
Another one I found while cleaning up my bookmarks. I know many of my readers have played World of Warcraft, but how many of you have played WTF?! ? It is a wicked little parody of the king of the Massive Multiplayer Games hill that has a sharp sense of humor and is a fun way to kill fifteen minutes. No I can delete my bookmark as I continue to clean them up. I may find more of interest as I go.