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I Want To Play In This Campaign

PVP Online‘s latest comic regales us with a description of one of the greatest ideas for an RPG campaign. I believe I’d very much like to play Jesse Mach of Street Hawk in that campaign. Anyone else willing to be Stringfellow Hawke, B.J McKay, Sheriff Lobo and Colt Seavers travelling the country to thwart the evil plans of an evil Mr. Belvedere? We’d have the Street Hawk, Airwolf and Sheriff Lobo’s police cruiser positioned inside B.J. McKay’s 18-wheeler, ready to be deployed at a moment’s notice, like The Highwayman series. We’ll be fighting wave after wave of Melmackian troops led by Gordon “ALF” Shumway, under the direct command of Mr. Belvedere’s lieutenant Arnold of Diff’rent Strokes. “Whatchoo talkin’ about, ALF?” You know you want to play this.

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Of Romance, Sarcasm, Math and Language

Once upon a time I mentioned about a comic strip in this entry. Since then I’ve found out (for quite some time now) that the webcomic in question is xkcd – a webcomic of romance, sarcasm, math and language. Usually the strip has only from one to four panels per comic. But once in a while they do epic storylines like the following one. [[image:xkcd-manwhofellsideways.gif:Strip originally conceived in conversation with Jeph Jacques. Soon to be a major motion picture.:center:0]] To learn what happens in the end, click here for the full strip. Here are a couple more favourites: The Words that End in GRY Tesla Coil Bass Network Ninja Turtles And the prophetic classic: Action Movies, which we finally got after a fashion in the form of this TV show which I wrote about earlier.

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Sandwich

sudo apt-get install linux joke

Before the Deepavali-Aidilfitri vacation I had zero experience working with a Linux machine. Some time fiddling about with Ubuntu in Pasir Mas changed that. (Not by much, but some.) I wouldn’t have understood this joke before three weeks ago, so don’t feel bad if you don’t get it. When I saw this one on RPG.net it really cracked me up. I have no clue who made this or where it originated, though. Updated: The webcomic is xkcd.

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Roy’s Finest Hour

[[image:ootsbanner_88x31_portrait.gif:Order Of The Stick:left:0]] The 250th installment of the Order Of The Stick does not disappoint. I didn’t see the two punchlines in the story coming at all and the impact was outstanding… Well at least for me. Check it out here. Meanwhile in Singapore, according to Reuters via Yahoo! News, “Singapore scientists looking for ways to transmit the sense of touch over the Internet have devised a vibration jacket for chickens and are thinking about electronic children’s pyjamas for cyberspace hugs.” Vibration jackets for chickens? What what in the what, now?

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NYC 2123

[[image:nyc2123.gif:NYC2123:center:0]] We’ve seen online graphic novels before. But we haven’t seen one like NYC 2123, which is the first to be optimized for and downloaded for viewing into a PSP. Like the title implies, the story takes place in New York City in the year 2123; a post-apocalyptic, cyberpunk dystopia which is a cross between William Gibson’s Neuromancer and current computer and information technology trends. Who needs a brain jack when you have wi-fi neural connection? Everything is open source, even drugs. The bodysculpting subculture is also briefly seen. If you have a PSP, download it and view it whenever you have the time to read. If you don’t have a PSP, like me, just enjoy the online version of the story.

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Platinum Grit

Platinum Grit

Kris Vanderwater, a great web programmer and 3D modeller, introduced me to Platinum Grit, a awesome Australian webcomic by Trudy Cooper and Danny Murphy. There’s no fantasy some elements of fantasy, no science-fiction a weird alien abduction issue which just defies description, no breaking-the-fourth-wall humour, and no references to video games at all ūüėČ … just stories about normal (but quirky) relationship between three main characters, Kate, Nils and Jeremy and some hints a fair bit of neuroses (especially masochism on Jeremy’s part). The issue which chronicles Nils and Jeremy’s first meeting features a good deal of turtles exploding, laying waste to a zoo, and breaking the sanity of a zoo-keeper which will return to haunt Jeremy in a later issue. Supporting characters include Jeremy’s wrinkly Aunt Lottie (a far bit of perseverance needed to decipher her thick Scottish brogue), a Jamaican-accented cupboard, Arthur the pig and Zeigfried. I’m still […]

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Robot the Robot

Robot the Robot

Via Boing Boing, I came across an amazing webcomic known as Robot the Robot. Each issue is a flash file and it opens like a regular book, that is to say it has two facing page each screen. Click on the left page to leaf back the book, click on the right to leaf forward. The stories have a fa√ßade of innocence with a hint of underlying darkness. The characters are some of the weirdest and quirkiest I’ve seen in a webcomic. I heartily recommend it to everyone.

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