Let me start that I am super excited for this story arc, whatever it truly is and wherever it may go.
I started playing D&D in middle school and kept various campaigns going through most of high school, but less free time meant that I ended up playing quicker table top games like HeroQuest, Catan and Risk Godstorm. This was all GMed by my then-advisor, who had a copy of this game amongst many others (and every book from Advanced D&D 2.0, twas a bookshelf to behold). And the fact that my first webcomic was the D&D/Final Fantasy parody 8bit Theater makes for an excellent combo of excitement and anticipation that has tickled my taste for adventure.
Brave forth into the darkness and emerge victorious!
(While I call up some friends and see if they’re down with rolling some characters for a game of Pathfinder.)
I think Godstorm is my favorite Risk incarnation. Have you played Risk 2210?
Also, The Mountain, do share this intriguing webcomic with the class!
I haven’t played 2210 yet, but I’ve seen it in game shops. Just on topic alone, it’s something I will absolutely eat up. High fantasy and mythos settings rock, but I was raised on spaceships, rayguns and the threat of alien invasion (if the robots don’t get us first). 2210 looks right up my alley.
If you haven’t played it yet, check out Diplomacy. It’s similar to Risk, but without dice rolls and everything hinges on your negotiations (and dirty backstabbing tactics). You don’t even need a copy of the game either, you can play it via email or online.
8-Bit Theater was a webcomic by Brian Clevinger that ran from 2001 to 2010. It’s a sprite comic based on the original NES Final Fantasy games, telling the thrilling tale of The (wrong) Light Warriors on their quest to save the world.
A Black Mage with a taste for power and excessively destructive spells, a Fighter who neglects his intelligence score but thats ok because swords, a dirty Thief with a sly hand in everything and everyone(‘s pockets) and the Red Mage who multiclassed in everything from combat to decorative cake frosting.
I started reading it in the first year, and loved it till the end. It also opened the door to many many more RPG parody webcomics (The Order of the Stick deserves mention) that I have loved over the years.
It’s all on http://www.nuklearpower.com/, as well as some other great comics he’s done. Brian really hit it big a few years ago with his excellent Atomic Robo print comic, and he also does some writing for Marvel.
thanks The Mountain! awesome recommendation.
Risk 2210 is very cool, and arguably less flawed than Godstorm, though I find Godstorm way more appealing aesthetically. It’s so tempting in 2210 to focus a lot of energy colonizing the moon, but the lunar bids rarely pay off. So in most games the moon is just ignored. It mirrors the dysfunction of Godstorm’s “underworld”
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