The fandom minute: A blogger, 25 women, a Hutt and a roleplayer walk into a cantina…

As tempting as it was to pull something from ROTS...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.)

Role-playing games: WOTC to take on Legacy era?

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.

Gary Gygax, dead at 69

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.