Zack: Donning a skull necklace and a warlock's collar and then failing to cast a spell is like wearing one of those high-tech swimsuits all the Americans had at the 2010 Olympics and then you jump in the pool and start thrashing around and yelling for the lifeguard.
Steve: I miss the warlock's collar.
Zack: Yes, I also miss three weeks in 1922 when Aleister Crowley convinced several minor lords attending a buggery fest in an abandoned nunnery that capes with collars were sure indications of virility.
Steve: Yeah, sure, you scoff now, but all it takes is the right person in Japan playing scream-rockabilly and wearing a warlock collar and before you know it everyone on TV is wearing one.
Zack: Reality TV could use a dose of gothic melodrama.
Steve: And discussions about potions.
Zack: Ron Ron Juice qualifies as a potion.
It's true. Grimace is human. God help us, we did our best for him.
Your lair. Maybe you lure victims to it, maybe you hide in it between killings, or maybe you haunt it 24/7 because you’re tragically confined by a curse. Whatever the situation, for most of us monsters, a living/un-living space is an important part of our identities. In this column, Monstergeddon award winners share their lair tips and techniques!
The famed gonzo otaku journalist writes about the death of gaming culture in 2014.
Try not to break your console while I try not to break my cyber brain.
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.