If you like comics and MMO’s, you should read In Real Life. This beautiful graphic novel by Cory Doctorow and Jen Wang explores issues of gold farming, labor, and teenage self esteem.
It’s a young adult book, and it didn’t get nearly into the meat of the story as I wanted it to, probably to keep it light for younger readers. But it’s good that something like this is marketed to teens, especially teen girls, who may be looking for a confidence booster as Anda seems to be.
The game world in the comic is beautiful. I want to play it.
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If you’re not familiar with Blizzard Watch, it’s the great news site that covers Blizzard games, from the experienced writers of our beloved WoW Insider. A lot of you of may have even come here in the first place from seeing NPC linked on WoW Insider.
Now Blizzard Watch is looking to start their own webcomic roundup, and it would be SO WONDERFUL if they featured NPC Comic on this.
Reminder! We’re starting up a new weekly webcomic roundup on Blizzard Watch, so send me your favorites!
— Elizabeth Harper (@Faience) April 15, 2015
If you drop a note to Elizabeth Harper or the other fine folks at Blizzard Watch letting them know you like NPC, it would be a big help. It’s like supporting me without having to spend any money! If Blizzard Watch blogs about NPC, I get more readers, more ad revenue, more potential patrons, and ultimately more support for making this comic.
Know of any other blogs doing weekly webcomic roundups? Tell them too, if you wanna! Every little bit helps. Thanks, everyone!
Tabletop Day is this Saturday! Are you playing games? Going to your local friendly game store? Playing games at home? Going about your business as usual?
I compiled the X-Wing Miniatures Gaming story here to celebrate. Feel free to spread this around. I put the url on it so I could reach new readers!
I’m obsessed with this subversive puzzler that’s been featured on the iOS store soon after it was released. In TouchTone, by developer Mikengreg (A guy named Mike and a guy named Greg), you help the NSA spy on citizens by solving puzzles to intercept messages. A story unfolds through these messages, which you get every few puzzles. The tutorial quickly lets you know with a wink what it thinks of what the NSA is doing here. I’m hooked on the puzzles, many of them very challenging, and on the story, I haven’t finished yet.