-Oh man. Another late strip. This should have been up early this morning, but I fell asleep at the desk while lettering it, and didn’t wake up until just now! Really. I managed to sleep all night (and into the afternoon) at my desk. I guess I’m still tired from Gen Con.
-Gen Con was a pretty mixed bag. It was a lot of fun to see people and play games, and the con itself is huge, sprawling and distracting. Hanging out there for a week with Nick and Ben was really great. On the other hand, Gen Con has never really been receptive to the role playing games that Nick and I make, and for every really enthusiastic player or fan we met there were 5 or 6 who looked at us like we were trying to sell them crack and said stuff like “Ewww, that looks like anime”. So… yeah. We get much, much better responses at shows like Sakuracon and Kumoricon, and I’ve come to realize that gaming conventions are really just a waste of time for us. Our target audience just isn’t there.
Forget that though. The best part of Gen Con (besides meeting so many of you guys and running games of Panty Explosion, The Magical Land of Yeld and G x B for people who were actually excited for them) was buying stuff! Holy crap! There was a booth that sold dead CCG’s, and between Nick and I we must have spent $50 there. I know that doesn’t sound like much, but they were offering decks of 7th Sea, Warlord and .Hack/Enemy for $2 each! We’re going to be playing soooooo much 7th Sea over the next few months! I also got to pick up the new Super Dungeon Explore set (as well as a set of Hirst Arts molds to make some custom SDE boards), a few Infinity figures, a couple of old Confrontation models, some new anime (which I’ll post about later), some Palladium Robotech books and a cool board game with pirates and ninja and cowboys and stuff. I’m blanking on the name, but I’ll tell you all about it after I play it. It looks great!
– Conventions! I’ll be at PAX in Seattle on the first of Sept doing a panel. I’ll post more info on that soon. I’ll also be at Kumoricon in Vancouver on the 2nd and 3rd sharing a booth with Ben Hsu. We have a panel on Sunday, and we’ll be in the artist alley all weekend selling Modest Medusa and Dubious Company stuff. i’ll be doing free sketches all weekend too, so come get one!
– Have you heard of Tenra Bansho Zero? It’s a huge Japanese trpg that’s being published in English by a friend of mine. I’ve never got to play (because it’s previously only been available in Japanese, and I don’t speak the language), but my friend Kaz recently gave me copies of the original books, and they’re full of really cool art and neat design work. The English language version is in the middle of a successful Kickstarter right now. The reason you should contribute, besides getting the game, is that one of the stretch goals (which has already been met) includes an illustrated replay by me! A replay is an illustrated transcript of a game session that’s meant to show what it’s like to play the game. I’ll be doing a bunch of comic pages and illustrations for this project, and it should be really cool!
– Gift art! Here’s some great chalk drawing by RinbowBoobies (here and here). These are on her wall! Also, Here’s an illustration by RavenPuff, who bought the Modest Medusa book at Gen Con and liked it so much that she came back the next day with this great drawing! Thanks!
I don’t think it matters how kind their master is to them, He and Jake really aren’t on good terms.
Late? No no no. The boss is never late.
Wait. The chainsaw unicorn is a double agent? Where there any clues we should have got to guess this too?
Double agent might not be the right term.
hes not really a double agent, hes just working for Medusa agaisnt his will unless the inn is secretly another nation with an army at its call
I wish my life was so exciting that I fell asleep at my desk.
Says the man who hunts languages.
Languages are an endangered species and should be protected!
Holy Moley, the Robotech RPG! I miss playing Palladium Books games back in the day… My group was more about Rifts, but from Palladium I’ve played the majority of the gamut, from TMNT and Other Strangeness (my first!), Heroes Unlimited, a LOT of Ninjas and Superspies, Beyond the Supernatural, The Mechanoid Invasion, The Palladium RPG, Night Spawn (aka Night Bane), Robotech, Macross II, System Failure, and, of course most of all, Rifts!
A couple of years ago, when they started playing some D&D (I am super old school, AD&D first edition rules), I convinced them to try Rifts, and my group of all mostly younger players (18 to early 20’s) all loved the crazy unbalanced nature of it, and even wondered if the new MMO was going to be related to it.
I would love to play in a new Palladium campaign with enthusiastic players. Stupid school! Why did I have to take 17 credit hours this semester! Oh wait, because I took 10 years off and need to finish, that’s why…
My very first rpg was Heroes Unlimited. I never got a chance to play Rifts or TMNT, but always wanted to. I picked up the Robotech books because they were on sale, they’re available in cool new manga sized editions that are super compact and because I have a friend who’s visiting soon who may be interested in playing. Should be fun!
I am filled with envy and jealousy. I need to make more local friends who share similar interests as I. I barely get StreetPasses on my 3DS here in New Mexico. And by barely, I mean 2 in a year. Lame!
All excellent games. Heros is definetly my favorite, but noone plays it here.
Invulnerabilty! Woo hehe
Hirst Art molds are pretty cool.
Sorry. Not believing it. Chainsaw Uni had to try and get Modest back and fight Jake in order to protect his secret alignment? Maybe. But he didn’t have to kill cops in the sewers.
Did you ever see “Good Guys Wear Black”? (old Chuck Norris flick–and Chuck Norris is a Warcraft bad ass, so it fits with the whole CU motif)
I’ll have to look it up.
Where else could I get this kind of information written in such a perfect way?
Tow words . . .
I don’t think my comments went through 🙁
I think comments get moderated before they appear.
They do, but also the spam blocker is busted and tagging every comment as spam, and that’s why the comment system is acting weird right now.
Wow didn’t see that coming. Charles will have a few words to say about it i’m sure. I bet Chainsaw Unicorn runs a Prosthesis shop as well.
I know right! 😉 LOL
when I read this I thought WTH!
in a way it’s sweet that a blood thirsty creature cares! 😉
I suppose I should have known. He was flying (wait for it) coach, after all.
*Gasp* A plot twist!
Because dramatic irony is dramatic.