The technique used here is to (not so) subtly point out that any
reasonable and intelligent person would have to agree with whatever
insane and unworkable idea the players are proposing, rather than
the carefully designed and crafted setting and rules details that
the GM intended.
And then, just when it looks like it's not going to work, he
pulls out the master stroke.
& Droids, Episode 9: Right Back At You
I just came across Darths &
Droids, a webcomic based upon the conceit of running a Star Wars film as
a role playing game but one where the role players have never heard of said
It's similar to to The DM of the Rings, but instead of using
screen captures from The Lord of the Rings, Darths & Droids
is using screen captures from The Phantom Menace.
And having actually played in a Star Wars setting, including
some friends playing some overzealous Jedis, I'm finding Darths & Droids
extremely funny (to say that the Jedis in the game I played were … less
than stellar is an understatement, especially when my character, a lowly
technician and the weakest player, stats-wise, manages to
kill the major bad guy, an umteenth level Sith Lord, on the first
shot, says something—although what it exactly says I'm not sure, but
still, our Jedi players weren't all that stellar).
And speaking of sci-fi based webcomics, I came across The Ten Doctors. And if you have to ask which ten doctors (and eleven companions), then this comic isn't for you …
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