Zack: They make him look all scary because of his spikes, but there is something vaguely friendly about this dude.
Steve: Just once I would like to see one of these horror bugs in Rifts be really good people. Just friendly and gregarious. Looking out for others. No ulterior motives.
Zack: According to the book, this guy is a Gatherer. Which are like aggressive hoarders that also hoard people.
Steve: That doesn't sound so bad.
Zack: Right? Except they serve Inix, the Soul Worm who terrorizes sentient beings and rules over the city of Cibola.
Zack: That's just adorable.
Steve: It reminds me of when a kitten tries to climb up a bed and it's just sort of hanging there peeking over the top.
Zack: D'awwww. It's okay little buggy dudes. Your flying oven trays are cool too, even if you do serve a soul worm.
Are you concerned that you may be a character trapped in a Tom Waits song? Be smart and learn the warning signs before it's too late. Also, it's too late. It has always been too late.
I'm haunted by a recurring vision of a skeleton flipping me off. To avoid seeing this terrifying image in bumper sticker form, I pay someone with a blank bumper to drive in front of me at all times.
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.