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Tycho / on Mon, Jul 16 2018 at 1:52 pm

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We play Paladins every night.  We were curious about Realm Royale at one point, which we haven’t played since it launched, because we got slurped into the rest of their ecosystem somehow.  Now we’re in its fuckin’ jaws to the extent that Gabriel is watching developer livestreams and shit.

I don’t know if Paladins is big or not!  Sometimes you can tell if something is big because news sites talk about it all the time.  It’s not ironclad as a rule; they have their fetishes, like anybody else.  And since their target demographic consists largely of unfeeling search engine algorithms, it may not be representative anyway.  What I know looks something like this: I have time at night to play anything I want to, and my friends and I keep coming back to the gonzo MOBA mashup Paladins offers.  I’m still futzing around with cards, trying to tune builds.  Every round, even a very unpleasant one, I still find wholesome, nourishing kernels.

The upshot is that this is a comic about an unreleased character from a game I don’t even know if people play.  That makes it Penny Arcade as fuck.

I’m pretty spaced out; I spent the weekend engaged in an excursion into the shared universe of Chris Perkins’ Dice, Camera, Action and our own Acquisitions Incorporated.  I’ll have everything in an easy sequence of links for you to digest it, but all told it’s about ten hours of D&D content - with a completely custom story that weaves the two campaigns even further together - maybe forever.  Eight players and two dungeon masters is quite a palette.  Chris and I have been working on it for the last couple weeks, and people seem to think it went off quite well.  Since we had all the players from both games here together, we might have used that opportunity to slice a few tender hunks of surprise content out of that time as well.  Perhaps all will be revealed in the fullness of time?  That’s historically how things like this get revealed. 

Just about to head back into the studio with our own Ryan Hartman to go wild on some visual novel birds, if you’re looking for some company and more visual novel antics don’t be a stranger - stop on by.

(CW)TB out.

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