September 18th, 2008

Shadow person

Sound Like Gamers To Me

My folks turned on the TV just now and pointed out to me something about some Comedy Central show.

Krod What and the What?

Apparently, Comedy Central have commissioned a fantasy comedy show featuring characters with names like "Krod Mandoon" and "Dongalor."

"A fantasy-comedy, "Krod Mandoon and The Flaming Sword of Fire" is an outrageous, live-action, character-driven comedy that takes place in the "long ago past" and features [Sean] Maguire as the reluctant hero Krod Mandoon, a sensitive, clueless freedom fighter ..."

*sigh* *cradles forehead* I dread to think. Clearly someone has decided to come out of the gaming closet here. The actors, too, by all accounts.

I only bring this up because my well-meaning folks looked to me and said "Isn't this what you're into?" I think I initially replied along the lines of "Crap fucking Cruach, Rhesus Wept Blackleaf NOOOOO!"

The games I play and run, namely Traveller, Shadowrun, Cyberpunk and The World of Darkness, have different settings and a very different feel. But the cowans looking in still lump such games in with the rubber swords and the chainmail and the Boots of Escaping.

ETA: Edited to rephrase everything in E-Prime, and also to add Traveller to the list of games I prefer.
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