Zack: I was all primed to make fun of whatever you picked, but I'm with you on this one. Myconids and their weird cave societies are pretty creepy. Turns out murderous mushroom dudes are not so funny.
Steve: They're neutral but it's not like Switzerland neutral. It's like these guys are freaking mushrooms and we got no idea what they even care about and they will rub spores on you and turn you into a freaky zombie without even caring.
Zack: Myconid don't give a fuck.
Steve: If you look at the newer D&D monsters there are all sorts of these weird, alien societies of monsters that seem like attempts to recapture the magic of myconids. Pan-dimensional metal men and blue beetle dudes and whatever else.
Zack: Inscrutable others. Where do they come from? What do they want? Are they dangerous?
Zack: They seem strange but harmless, you leave them to their own devices and before you know it...welcome to Obama's America.
Yes, it's the perfect form for surviving a car crash. But it's also the perfect form for so much more, like surviving the trauma of reading any news headline in 2016.
It's just a little confusing, is all.
Zack Parsons, Steve "Malak" Sumner, and friends tackle bizarre role playing game products that make them wonder, "What the fuck!?" From the early days of Gygax to contemporary role playing games, none will be spared.