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Penny Arcade - Comic - Clown Wars

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Penny Arcade - Comic - Clown Wars

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

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    Rhesus PositiveRhesus Positive GNU Terry Pratchett Registered User regular
    The "who gets to be the Monopoly dog" argument for a new generation

    [Muffled sounds of gorilla violence]
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    ArmsForPeace84ArmsForPeace84 Your Partner In Freedom Registered User regular
    I assume that one could, equally, just play Rebel Alliance vs. Clone Army. And tell any lore purist who ambles over to get lost, and while they're at it, to go home and shower off all that Cheeto dust.

    Or even set up the Ken-Ryu match with the Empire vs. the Republic's shake n' bake army.

    Nothing personal. It's just business.
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    V1mV1m Registered User regular
    The "who gets to be the Monopoly dog" argument for a new generation

    Oddly that was never a thing in our family. Which was odd, because Monopoly is chiefly entertaining for the arguing about rules and cheating and ruthless, predatory tactics and conspiracies*, so I guess we kind of missed out on arguing over who got which piece. I seem to recall we each had a preferred piece that was different. In hindsight, I now suspect that a bit of social engineering from my dad was involved.

    *So really quite educational.

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    HevachHevach Registered User regular
    I assume that one could, equally, just play Rebel Alliance vs. Clone Army. And tell any lore purist who ambles over to get lost, and while they're at it, to go home and shower off all that Cheeto dust.

    Storm Troopers replaced the Clone Troopers, right? And the pieces to launch the Rebellion were already in place at the end of the PT, and Palpatine was finally cleaning up the last remnants of the Republic at the start of the OT. Logically speaking there should have been a period of Rebel vs. Clone conflict during the trilogy gap as the Empire transitioned its forces.

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    Rhesus PositiveRhesus Positive GNU Terry Pratchett Registered User regular
    I assume that one could, equally, just play Rebel Alliance vs. Clone Army. And tell any lore purist who ambles over to get lost, and while they're at it, to go home and shower off all that Cheeto dust.

    Or even set up the Ken-Ryu match with the Empire vs. the Republic's shake n' bake army.

    This... may not be an option for Gabe

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    [Muffled sounds of gorilla violence]
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    RatherDashing89RatherDashing89 Registered User regular
    As soon as Legion was announced, I craved a Trade Federation army. The idea of fielding dozens or hundreds of B1 models, with their big tanks and transports, is so cool to me. Roger Roger for life.

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    dennisdennis aka bingley Registered User regular
    As soon as Legion was announced, I craved a Trade Federation army. The idea of fielding dozens or hundreds of B1 models, with their big tanks and transports, is so cool to me. Roger Roger for life.

    I think the key is fielding those tanks and transports against an opponent who doesn't have plot armor.

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    RatherDashing89RatherDashing89 Registered User regular
    dennis wrote: »
    As soon as Legion was announced, I craved a Trade Federation army. The idea of fielding dozens or hundreds of B1 models, with their big tanks and transports, is so cool to me. Roger Roger for life.

    I think the key is fielding those tanks and transports against an opponent who doesn't have plot armor.

    Honestly, playing a wargame that played out like a Clone Wars battle would be hilarious and I'd have so much fun being the bad guys in that situation. Just watching every attack fail and pulling my guts off the table in handfuls. That sort of game can be really fun if you just embrace it.

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    cB557cB557 voOOP Registered User regular
    Droidekas are pretty cool, at least.

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    Golden YakGolden Yak Burnished Bovine The sunny beaches of CanadaRegistered User regular
    I assume that one could, equally, just play Rebel Alliance vs. Clone Army. And tell any lore purist who ambles over to get lost, and while they're at it, to go home and shower off all that Cheeto dust.

    Or even set up the Ken-Ryu match with the Empire vs. the Republic's shake n' bake army.

    This... may not be an option for Gabe

    Mmm. Continuity seems important to him.

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    RingoRingo He/Him a distinct lack of substanceRegistered User regular
    Seems important yes, but I am sure the thread for that comic is one long takedown of Gabe being wrong about actual continuity

    cuz he is

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    I know my last visit to my grandpa on his deathbed was to find out how the whole Nazi werewolf thing turned out.
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    Andy JoeAndy Joe We claim the land for the highlord! The AdirondacksRegistered User regular
    I assume that one could, equally, just play Rebel Alliance vs. Clone Army. And tell any lore purist who ambles over to get lost, and while they're at it, to go home and shower off all that Cheeto dust.

    Or even set up the Ken-Ryu match with the Empire vs. the Republic's shake n' bake army.

    From the newspost:
    ...I said he could just play his Empire faction from the other starter. "That's not…" He paused. "That's not the right era." He paused again.

    "I don't even know why you would say that," he said.

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    Golden YakGolden Yak Burnished Bovine The sunny beaches of CanadaRegistered User regular
    Ringo wrote: »
    Seems important yes, but I am sure the thread for that comic is one long takedown of Gabe being wrong about actual continuity

    cuz he is

    Well, some continuities may be more important to him than others. Like Star Wars. That's important.

    Comics are for nerds.

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    MarcinMNMarcinMN Registered User regular
    Ringo wrote: »
    Seems important yes, but I am sure the thread for that comic is one long takedown of Gabe being wrong about actual continuity

    cuz he is

    If I remember correctly, there were some comments about how Earth-616 is the main comic universe and not a "What-if" universe. Sadly, now the MCU has messed with that numbering system by referring to that universe as 616, even though it had previously been 199999. But, I'm not even sure who comes up with these numbers and how official they all are. I assume 616 has its origins in the comics, but have all the others been numbered on the page at some point? Or is there just some collective of fans out there slapping numbers on every "alternate universe" ever to show up in Marvel properties?

    "It's just as I've always said. We are being digested by an amoral universe."

    -Tycho Brahe
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    dennisdennis aka bingley Registered User regular
    MarcinMN wrote: »
    Ringo wrote: »
    Seems important yes, but I am sure the thread for that comic is one long takedown of Gabe being wrong about actual continuity

    cuz he is

    If I remember correctly, there were some comments about how Earth-616 is the main comic universe and not a "What-if" universe. Sadly, now the MCU has messed with that numbering system by referring to that universe as 616, even though it had previously been 199999. But, I'm not even sure who comes up with these numbers and how official they all are. I assume 616 has its origins in the comics, but have all the others been numbered on the page at some point? Or is there just some collective of fans out there slapping numbers on every "alternate universe" ever to show up in Marvel properties?

    While he didn't create all of it, I know Peter Sanderson has been involved in cataloging and bringing everything together, both for DC and then later Marvel. He's a comic historian and has written a lot of stuff.

    Here's some info on how he got started with DC:
    CRISIS was seen as coming out earlier until planning bogged down and then someone realized it would be perfect for the 50th and therefore delayed. For both, Peter Sanderson was hired to literally read every comic in the DC library and handwrite notes on each issue in two massive three-ring binders, which I inherited when I joined staff in January 1984. Peter had finished, if I recall, in late 1983 and spent some two years on this. So clearly, all the planning began as early as 1981.

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    DjiemDjiem Registered User regular
    edited August 2022
    Golden Yak wrote: »
    I assume that one could, equally, just play Rebel Alliance vs. Clone Army. And tell any lore purist who ambles over to get lost, and while they're at it, to go home and shower off all that Cheeto dust.

    Or even set up the Ken-Ryu match with the Empire vs. the Republic's shake n' bake army.

    This... may not be an option for Gabe

    Mmm. Continuity seems important to him.

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    Silly Gabe, Noah wanted to play Didney Infinity. It's a whole different universe. I can confirm that in it, those two punchers are friends.

    Djiem on
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    Rhesus PositiveRhesus Positive GNU Terry Pratchett Registered User regular
    Ringo wrote: »
    Seems important yes, but I am sure the thread for that comic is one long takedown of Gabe being wrong about actual continuity

    cuz he is

    Based on the podcast, they just got the What If? universe number wrong

    [Muffled sounds of gorilla violence]
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