Sunday, July 30, 2006

The need...for STEED

don't you feel it?

this post will automatically up my dork factor by 983245 points. see, i'm a comic book collector, which ups my dork points on a weekly basis. but if there is any comfort in that, it's the fact that i don't play role playing games, like dungeons & dragons. and i certainly don't collect the cards. THESE acne machines get together in PUBLIC to play these games. and they buy cards and...throw them at each other, or something.

now, what i'm about to tell you, i only know because i just had to look it up, and that's this: there is a role playing game called Munchkin. now, i know nothing about how or why 39-year-old single guys and 14-year-old math club treasurers like this stuff, but it's huge. d&d. pokemon. MUNCHKIN. magic the gathering. nerds from far and wide pretend like they are 'pongo the dragonator' and get together with their friends and pretend to pretend to play. and so on and so forth.

but this Munchkin: i was in borders tonight looking for some dominoes and up on the wall i saw this.

OH YEAH! IT'S A ROLE PLAYING GAME! with my LAST NAME in the subtitle!! my life is over! they are gonna think i'm their hero or something!! i'm gonna have 15-year-old dragonslayers coming to my door!! and didja see?!? the GIANT. MUTANT. GERBIL. and just so you know exactly how UNcool this is, this will explain it.

shoot me.

kristen handed me my ass tonight in Yahoo! Go Fish. it was humbling and NOT what i needed after a pissy night. props to you.

aaaand holycrapreadthis!


Jeremy said...

Dude I play RPGs.

Kristen said...

Do you have any fours? You do? Yeah, I'm going to need those. SMILEYFACEEXPLOSION!! The memory of that game of checkers can give you solace, though.

Oh, and...oh snap!

Thister said...

Hahaha! Hilarious! Geeks of the world unite! I haven't seen this game but it sounds, well, crazy. BTW, thanks for the linkage!

Dottie said...

I am currently laughing my arse off. Thanks for the endorphin rush.

pat said...

ouch, kristen. very ouch.

Kristen said...

You know you miss me. :-) Besides, it's not like that's MY opinion (you know it's not). It's just the Toothpaste for Dinner guy's, and he spends a significant quantity of his existence drawing stick figure cartoons and making them into t-shirts, so who is he to judge?

Meredith said...

*GASPING* . . . *FOR* . . . *BREATH*


christie said...

i think this is my favorite:
"So these Steeds include not just the Dragon and the Tiger, but the Giant Mutant Gerbil (drawn by guest artist Shaenon K. Garrity of Narbonic), the Chicken, and Big Joe, who might be a Steed or might be a Hireling. It's hard to tell."

I think you will be safe from the Munchkin playing fear!

Oh, and Kristen...i laughed so loud and hard when i read your link "oh snap" blessed my night-thank you!