Chris Martin - October 28th '01- 2:00 Eastern Standard Time|
It's that time of the year again! The weekend was an extra hour long. More time for sleep.
Went to Blockbuster today. Had to help a friend pick cartoons to rent. Wound up picking the gargoyles movie and the Dark Phoenix saga. I'm pretty sure Storm is everyone's favorite. After watching the X-men movie, it was nice to hear that powerful, regal Storm once again. "Wind! Rain! Cast down my enemy! Your mistress commands you!"
I haven't been drunk in a long damn time. I think I'll fix that as soon as I'm done with this column.
A novel idea. (Get it? It's funny!)
Do you think that if some games with very good plotlines, like Xenogears or
Lunar, were written as novels that they would be good novels? This is assuming
that while the story would remain intact, the game would have to be written as a
novel, with lots od descriptive elements and also the need to be told from some
point of view.
My verdict is a very large "maybe." A novel is a completly different medium than an RPG. For example, many elements of the RPG "world" would have to be changed for a novel. For example, running around slaughtering monsters shouldn't teach you spells just because you learn "Magic Experience" or something. With a book, you need some form of logic. With an RPG, elements are like that because they're, well, games. Games are fun. Two completly different animals. In an RPG, you'd call something a "sidequest." In a novel, you'd call it a "horrible digression."
Diet Pepsi ain't half bad
Heya, Cat-sama! I've got some questions for you:
1. Who would win this deathmatch: Phil (from Slayers) or Mr. Satan (from DBZ)?
2. Is it just me, or is Animorphs the single most underrated book series ever?
3. Why does my cat keep staring at me? I already fed him.
4. What do you think of Lufia: The Legend Returns? Personally, I didn't scream in agony from the lack of puzzles nearly as long as I thought I
5. Fiddler on the Roof has some of the best songs ever. I can't believe I've never heard of "If I Were a Rich Man" before.
6. Here's a real question: I'm in a bit of a dilemma in my AD&D group. One of my allies, an evil half-imp, has been threatening to slaughter our
party for a while, but he's never actually done anything evil. One of my other allies, a neutral human, got hold of a wish spell and turned this
half-imp into a lawful neutral human. Needless to say, this half-imp turned human is not happy and is out for revenge. Being a Paladin, what
should I do if a battle ensues?
7. That's about it. Goodbye!
1. WHO?! I'm not sure who you're talking about. Could you possibly be referring to Hercule, perhaps? That silly, boastful Hercule! His name is obviously Hercule! (Except for the few scenes where FunImation forgot to edit the word "Satan" out of the cheering crowd's signs. Now, parents will look at the show and think there's some evil, subliminal message.
2. I dunno. I never read them outside of fipping through a few pages in the bookstore.
3. Feed the cat again. Then pet it. The cat is your master.
4. I played it at a friend's place. It was, in a word, aiight.
5. I liked "Phantom of the Opera." Then again, everyone did. Everyone, of course, except one girl on the bus during that fateful senior trip. Her quote, "It was ok. It just had, like, too much music."
Yep, too much music at a musical. That's like going to a baseball game, and complaining because there was too much "fielding."
6. This is why I never liked labelling characters in D&D as "Lawful/Neutral/Chaotic - Good/Neutral/Evil." A character will act according to their personality. If the imp doesn't do anything evil, then it really isn't evil. Also, after becoming "Lawful Neutral", would it still seek revenge? The guy DID transform the imp against it's will. If the imp really was evil, then perhaps the ends do justify the means. But maybe your paladin needs to ask if that guy had the right to do that to Mr. Imp. It also depends on which "God/Goddess" your paladin serves. Just like a cleric, the patron God/Goddess plays a large factor in your characters personal philosophy.
Ok. Goodbye to you.