I normally try to limit myself to a post a week, but I had to share this. Back in the heady days of the early 2000’s, I worked at the Australian War Memorial, a government run military museum, as an archive assistant. It’s actually a great museum, one of the most awarded in the world. My job was boring as hell though (apart from the day I found a Christmas card from Hitler taken from a dead German officer in one of the sorting boxes).
I was in my early 20’s and I spent much of my working day on the internet. I may have been disciplined for excessive net usage on a couple of occasions . . .
Anyway in keeping with my two great gaming loves, 40k and D&D, I used to post constantly on Librarium Online (as robotnik) and the Paizo/Dragon magazine forum (as kahoolin). I also used to read Something Awful constantly.
The other day I went and checked Something Awful after having forgotten about it for maybe three or four years. I found a series of articles called WTF D&D? The basic premise of these is Steve, an upbeat gamer who loves all things fantasy and sci-fi, and Zack, a guy who gamed as a kid but is now a hip, regular twenty/thirty-something, go back over old gaming manuals and riff on the concepts and artwork.
It is, if I may be so bold, fucking hilarious. The best part is there are quite a few of them so there’s a good few hours of gaming humour there. Here are a few you might particularly enjoy to get you started off:
- WTF Warhammer 40,000 Core Rules 5th Edition
- WTF Rogue Trader parts I and II
- WTF Vampire the Masquerade
- WTF AD&D Deities and Demigods, Cthulhu Edition
Ah, gaming – if we can’t laugh at ourselves and the things we do, what have we got?