It was inevitable… Hot Chicks With Stormtroopers, AKA a nicer take off of internet ‘sensation’ Hot Chicks with Douchbags, or as we like to call it in this fandom… No, sorry. Too easy. (Speaking of douchebags, io9’s weekend commentators are certainly doing their darnedest. Bravo, gentlemen.)
The paperback of Death Star, by by Steve Perry & Michael Reaves, will be cruising into bookstores tomorrow. Roleplayers or the detail-oriented might also want to look for WOTC’s Scum and Villainy supplement, which came out last week.
As for comic fans, Wednesday will bring the Vector storyline even closer to an end with part 11 (of 12) in Legacy #30.
Eddie of Star Wars Chronology spotted a Legacy Era Campaign Guide on Amazon. It has a release date of March 2009 and lists Star Wars RPG regulars Rodney Thompson, Sterling Hershey, and Gary Astleford as authors. (Perusing their listings also turns up campaign guides for The Clone Wars and The Force Unleashed.)
Remember, Amazon is not exactly a reliable news source, so we can’t be 100% sure of this… But seeing as they’re doing a KOTOR guide I don’t doubt they’re up for detailing other EU eras.
Comic Book Resources talks to Knights of the Old Republic scribe John Jackson Miller about the book’s upcoming ‘Vindication’ storyline.
Speaking of KOTOR, Wizards of the Coast is gearing up for the release of the Knights of the Old Republic campaign guide and miniatures in August with some previews – the first of which went up yesterday. (via)
- Insider: Rebelscum reports that the latest issue is shipping now; cover promises ‘the essential Expanded Universe.’ Riiiight.
- Holonet News: Pablo shares the original pitch for the pre-Clone Wars news source.
- RPG: StarWars.com gives us a look at WOTC’s Threats of the Galaxy, which comes out next month.
Adam Rodgers explores the concept that all geek springs from D&D at the NYT. As a concept it’s hit-or-miss, but the diagram is funny.
Who has played an RPG (Role-Playing Game) in their life? If you’re one of the geek-minded subculture of gamers, then the answer is most of you. Today, the co-creator of the grandfather of all role-playing games, Gary Gygax, died at his home in Lake Geneva, WI, the origin site of GenCon. The article I saw it at is here, as reported by SlashDot.
Rest in Peace, Mr. Gygax. Your contribution to entertainment and leisure time has provided countless hours, days, even months of fun, learning, and opportunities to grow in many lives, for many years.
- TFN reports back from a Force Unleashed press conference.
- Video: Boing Boing celebrated Lego’s 50th with a time-lapse assembly video of the Ultimate Collectors Millennium Falcon set.
- Roleplaying: Sterling Hershey reports that the RolePlaying Gamers Association is looking for Star Wars RPG playtesters.