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You make mention often of table top RPG’s, if you still play them, what ones and why? What are the ones that appeal most to you, and which the least?

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Let’s pretend that DC doesn’t own the copyright for Rex the Wonderdog and write/draw his continuing adventures.

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Speaking as an ex-staff member at multiple SF/F specialist bookstores I still love being asked this sort of question. (And it’s easier for Fantasy than SF.)

For a really good first step into the world of (epic) Fantasy novels, I strongly recommend either The Deed of Paksenarrion by Elizabeth Moon or the trilogy starting with Magician by Raymond Feist. Both are excellent books in their own right, by excellent authors, and both are the starting points for fantasy worlds that have since gone on to be expanded upon by the authors.

You could also try starting with the Belgariad series by David Eddings. Although it can seem somewhat dated now, to a large extent this is due to the Belgariad being there first and inspiring so many others to follow in it’s footsteps.

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Gah, HTMLfail again. *facepalm*

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The rest of “Grading Every National Anthem.”

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EndOfTheWorld said on November 11th, 2011 at 7:49 am

Alignment charts out the ass! Breaking Bad, Golden Girls, Television Cops, whatever! I need my fictional characters carefully delineated into moral categories as envisioned by Dungeons and Dragons.

I need this because of reasons.

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The Unstoppable Gravy Express said on November 11th, 2011 at 11:58 am

–Why aren’t the X-Men furiously working to splice Wolverine’s self-healing gene into the DNA of all the other X-Men? And hey, why not give everybody phasing powers and ability to turn to steel and telepathy and…

–Your opinion of my personal theory that The Mentalist is, in fact, a future regeneration of Dr. Who that has decided to travel to 2000s America and hang out with the CBI, much the same way that the Third Doctor did with Unit. (Even has some of the same tropes… clunky car, nice suit, fondness for tea)

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The parody comics were pretty great.

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@The Crazed Spruce, re the M*A*S*H alignment chart, I’m thinking:

Lawful good – Colonel Potter
Lawful neutral – Radar O’Reilly
Lawful evil – Hot Lips Hoolihan
Neutral good – Father Mulcahy
True neutral – BJ Hunnicutt
Neutral evil – Major Burns
Chaotic good – Hawkeye Pierce
Chaotic neutral – Corporal Klinger
Chaotic evil – Colonel Flagg

I’d make this myself but I’m no good at making charts and I’m not a huge D&D nerd.

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Why do you think recent Marvel movies do so much better than recent DC movies, both critically and financially (Batman notwithstanding)? I’m of course including stuff from outside the main universes of both companies, like Kick-Ass, V for Vendetta, The Losers, etc.

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more board games analysis

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The Unstoppable Gravy Express said on November 14th, 2011 at 9:12 am

Board games yes please!!

Also could you please make mockup “7 Wonders” players’ boards for the 7 Wonders of the Fictional Sci-Fi World? You know, like The Monolith, Discworld, The Foundation, The Matrix…

Okay, now I am wondering “what should be the 7 Wonders of the SF World?” As in what seven manufactured structures from SF would make the cut, if they actually existed.

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What are your thoughts on Aaron Diaz’s reboots of the DC Universe?

Justice League: http://dresdencodak.tumblr.com/post/10979241054/rebooting-the-justice-league

Legion of Doom: http://dresdencodak.tumblr.com/post/11174072014/rebooting-dcs-villains

Bat-Family: http://dresdencodak.tumblr.com/post/11344418364/rebooting-batman

Also, in my dreams, a collaboration between you two, because that would be awesome. But if not, at least your thoughts. Seems to be right up your alley.

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Have you ever received a death threat/threat of harm?

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