Kill Puppies For Satan is a tabletop roleplaying game about greasy loser Satanists. You basically run around moderately inconveniencing people and committing acts of animal cruelty in exchange for demonic power, which Satan grants out of pity for how much you suck.
As you may have gathered, it’s a not-particularly-affectionate parody of all those tabletop RPGs where you play as cursed creatures of darkness whose evil is grand and majestic; here, evil player characters are weak and cowardly and absurd, but for some reason they’re still the protagonists.
Whether it’s actually playable as such is an open question, but it’s a moderately fun read if you want to watch someone spend fifty-odd pages going off on a bitter, profanity-laced rant against grimdark media in general and tabletop RPGs where you play as evil monsters in particular, in tabletop RPG form.
Northern Ireland is one of the main filming locations for Game of Thrones, and to immortalise the unforgettable series locations, from Winterfell to the Iron Islands, Tourism Ireland has unveiled a giant, 77-metre long, Bayeux-style tapestry.
That whole post is about riffing on old-school fantasy stereotypes - which is precisely why I’m not going to touch lizard-men with a ten-foot pole.
The old-school fantasy stereotype of lizard-men is “a bunch of mud-dwelling, spear-chucking savages whose hobbies include worshiping false idols and cannibalism”, which is… well, Jesus Christ. And people say orcs are bad for unfortunate implications. You ain’t seen nothing yet!
I’m sure there are any number of options for rehabilitating them, but doing so by riffing on their old-school characterisation without coming off as howlingly racist in the process would take a better writer than I.
so how about sonic forces being exactly the game we all wanted in 2005
After a decade of Sonic Team seemingly being so embarrassed by the expanded Sonic cast that even Knuckles and Amy hardly get any screentime I’m so pumped to see them do a big dumb time travel thing where a bunch of bad guys team up to take over the world and Sonic and another Sonic and all their friends (even Silver!) recruit the player’s OC to stop them
Like, as long as it isn’t as grim as 06 or Shadow’s game (and it doesn’t seem like it is, at all) it’ll be a lot of fun
On this day in 1066, the Normans, led by William the Conqueror,
defeated the English forces at the Battle of Hastings. In January 1066, the childless King Edward the Confessor died, with Harold Godwinson named as his heir. However, across the seas in Normandy, Duke William was planning to invade England and claim the throne for himself. Despite having a relatively weak claim to the crown - his great-grandfather was the late Edward’s grandfather - William was determined to launch an assault on Harold’s forces to fulfil a promise Edward had supposedly made to make William his heir. Before this could be done, William needed the support of his nobles, who desired legal and spiritual justification for the potentially costly venture, and promised powerful barons land in his new kingdom. William was not the only contender for the throne, and Godwinson’s brother Tostig pledged his support to Norwegian king Harald Hardrada, and together they planned to invade Northumbria. William waited, hoping to use the Norwegian invasion as an opportunity to make landfall in the south of England while Harold was distracted in the north. On September 25th, the English forces defeated the Norwegians at the Battle of Stamford Bridge. Willam siezed the moment, and landed on the southern coast of England, causing havoc in order to force Harold to face the invading Normans. On October 14th, the English and Norman forces met on the battlefield at Hastings, with Harold’s 5,000 weary Englishmen vastly outnumbered by the 15,000 Normans. The English defense was initially successful in holding off the Normans, but they soon crumbled. King Harold II, the last Anglo-Saxon king of England, died in the fray, according to the Bayeux Tapestry from an arrow in the eye. William continued to face resistance from English forces, but by December his victory seemed assured, and William the Conquerer was crowned king of England on Christmas Day.
Okay, I've never heard anyone put FFX-2 on a best JRPGs list - all I really know about it is that Yuna has a gun and is also part of an idol group with Rikku, which hasn't exactly made it something I'm jazzed to try.
Dude, Final Fantasy X-2 is basically the direct inspiration for Costume Fairy Adventures - I couldn’t not name-check it.
(Also, neither of those are strictly true. Final Fantasy X-2 reintroduces Final Fantasy V-style job classes; Yuna starts out in the Gunner class by default, but you can make her pretty much anything you want - you can even swap classes mid combat. Also, while Yuna’s gang is definitely deliberately invoking the aesthetics of an idol group, they’re actually treasure hunters. The video you’ve probably seen of Yuna performing at a pop concert is villainous impersonator.)
imo the best sonic canon was the adventure through 06 canon and im still a little mad they all but rebooted it with unleashed cause it seemed like it was going some really cool places
I mean that stuff’s all still canon, they just kinda wrote out most of the characters in Sonic’s new adventures. They still had everyone show up for Sonic’s birthday in Generations, after all
I just really miss the days when we had more playable characters, before Sega started listening to the “Sonic has too many friends” crowd. Heroes, the Adventure games, the Advance trilogy, Sonic Battle… that’s all EXTREMELY my shit. Rush too, even if that just had Sonic and Blaze. I’m super duper glad Tails and Knuckles are playable in Mania, but Sega please let me play as Amy again