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Penny Arcade - Comic - Pokemonopoly

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edited March 2021 in The Penny Arcade Hub
imagePenny Arcade - Comic - Pokemonopoly

Videogaming-related online strip by Mike Krahulik and Jerry Holkins. Includes news and commentary.

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    Anon von ZilchAnon von Zilch Registered User regular
    This one is firmly in the "Way Too Real" category.

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    CuriousPencilCuriousPencil Registered User regular
    I wondered, "does Xanque's domain owner know her name's now Finally been used and made famous in teh funniest way?" So I mailed her (thanks whois.com) and asked. Mebbe she'll send bitcoin. Or popcorn.

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    MuddBuddMuddBudd Registered User regular
    What's a Xanque?

    There's no plan, there's no race to be run
    The harder the rain, honey, the sweeter the sun.
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    MichaelLCMichaelLC In what furnace was thy brain? ChicagoRegistered User regular
    MuddBudd wrote: »
    What's a Xanque?

    An XMen that made a brief appearance around 2015. She could instantly ruin the finances of anyone in close proximity.

    It caused her to overheat though so had to wear revealing clothing.

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    DarkewolfeDarkewolfe Registered User regular
    The only thing missing is that these trading cards would, of course, be NFT's.

    What is this I don't even.
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    KagatoACKagatoAC Registered User regular
    Wait, you mean that's not already how they do it?

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    GrendusGrendus Registered User regular
    From what I've heard, Microsoft was looking into it but Discord is leaning towards an IPO instead. Which would still kinda suck, publicly traded companies tend to monetize way more aggressively, but at least we wouldn't see a Lync->Skype->Teams Chronenbergian nightmare. Seeing Discord rolled into XBL or something would be awful.

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    Monkey Ball WarriorMonkey Ball Warrior A collection of mediocre hats Seattle, WARegistered User regular
    edited March 2021
    Darkewolfe wrote: »
    The only thing missing is that these trading cards would, of course, be NFT's.

    They are playing with NFT cards. Note the bitcoin symbol in the corner.

    edit: Of course that might be a resource thing from MtG, now that I think about it. Well, fine, they're NFT cards in my head canon. It would match the aesthetic of the entire comic.

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    dennisdennis aka bingley Registered User regular
    Darkewolfe wrote: »
    The only thing missing is that these trading cards would, of course, be NFT's.

    They are playing with NFT cards. Note the bitcoin symbol in the corner.

    edit: Of course that might be a resource thing from MtG, now that I think about it. Well, fine, they're NFT cards in my head canon. It would match the aesthetic of the entire comic.

    I think the fact that they're physical is kind of a giveaway that they aren't NFT cards. The whole point of NFT is that it's a way of claiming ownership of an otherwise un-ownable thing (a digital file, which can be copied identically).

    You could just modify your head canon to the middle panel being set in virtual reality, I guess.

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    HoneykoHoneyko Registered User new member
    I'm not savvy enough to get the joke. Is the depicted Xanque card supposed to represent the epitome of utter worthlessness?

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    dennisdennis aka bingley Registered User regular
    edited March 2021
    Honeyko wrote: »
    I'm not savvy enough to get the joke. Is the depicted Xanque card supposed to represent the epitome of utter worthlessness?

    It's supposed to be really really good, in contrast to them griping about all the terrible ones they keep getting (as one does in a collectible card thingy).

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    islingtonislington Registered User regular
    Honeyko wrote: »
    I'm not savvy enough to get the joke. Is the depicted Xanque card supposed to represent the epitome of utter worthlessness?

    nah, that card has the kinda buzz words on it that mean it should really be covered in Foil and holograms.

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    hibryd7hibryd7 Registered User regular
    Hehe, it's not that bad, they don't really operate like that.
    >>Nervously eyes Alphabet stocks<<

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    Steel AngelSteel Angel Registered User regular
    edited March 2021
    I'm just imagining what a Crypto Rideshare Payments MOBA phone app would even look like.

    Instead of paying to unlock characters do you have to complete enough rideshare fares to add another hero to your collection? Does a higher rating from your customer increase your chances at a rare gatcha pull?

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    I found that tilting it doesn't work very well, and once I started jerking it, I got much better results.

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    DonMariachiDonMariachi Registered User new member
    Sooo cyaphim ...uhh definitely snuck that one in there. Dear boss I was not looking up porn it was just an accidental search for a word i saw somewhere.....

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    Golden YakGolden Yak Burnished Bovine The sunny beaches of CanadaRegistered User regular
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    Rhesus PositiveRhesus Positive GNU Terry Pratchett Registered User regular
    Why are Nidoking and Nidoqueen the most expensive Pokémon?

    Come to that, why is Geodude the cheapest?

    I know that complaining about the placement of Pokémon in Monopoly is like complaining about the distribution of corn kernels in a massive steaming turd, but come on, have some professional pride

    [Muffled sounds of gorilla violence]
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    H3KnucklesH3Knuckles But we decide which is right and which is an illusion.Registered User regular
    edited April 2021
    Why are Nidoking and Nidoqueen the most expensive Pokémon?

    Come to that, why is Geodude the cheapest?

    I know that complaining about the placement of Pokémon in Monopoly is like complaining about the distribution of corn kernels in a massive steaming turd, but come on, have some professional pride

    What I find weird is every pokemon game has a set of 8 cities with color-themed names that host the gyms you need to challenge. Monopoly has 8 color-themed sets of properties. Why are they named after pokemon instead of places from the games?

    You could use the Routes for the railroads. There's an electric plant in the first gen games, and I'm sure one of the generations must have a dam, reservoir or something similar they could name the water company after (or the S.S. Anne).

    Go to jail should have an Officer Jenny on the art, the prison should have a Team Rocket member. Like, that seems like a very half-assed attempt at reskinning Monopoly with Pokemon stuff.

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    ArteenArteen Adept ValeRegistered User regular
    edited April 2021
    Why are Nidoking and Nidoqueen the most expensive Pokémon?

    Come to that, why is Geodude the cheapest?

    I know that complaining about the placement of Pokémon in Monopoly is like complaining about the distribution of corn kernels in a massive steaming turd, but come on, have some professional pride

    Each set of properties is one of the eight gyms. Brock is first, so it has Geodude and Onyx. Giovanni is last, so it has Nidoking and Nidoqueen.

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    Rhesus PositiveRhesus Positive GNU Terry Pratchett Registered User regular
    Huh

    That makes sense

    Withdrawn

    [Muffled sounds of gorilla violence]
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    EnlongEnlong Registered User regular
    And that addresses the city option, too.

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