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Darths & Droids
« on: June 03, 2008, 11:42:23 AM »
I haven't seen this referrenced here yet, so I figured I'll give it a link. It's a webcomic that describes the Star Wars universe as if it was a role-playing game, with most of the world building being the DM's attempts to accomodate his players' decisions. It's based on a similar retelling of LoTR (DM of the Rings), but is more in-depth (it's already nearly at the same amount of episodes and it's still halfway through episode I; it's been stated it's planned to run over all 6 movies) and in my opinion better done.

Anyway, here's the link:
http://www.darthsanddroids.net/episodes/0001.html

(That's the link to the first comic. The most recent one is simply http://www.darthsanddroids.net/)
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Re: Darths & Droids
« Reply #1 on: June 03, 2008, 12:02:06 PM »
That's hilarious!  Thanks for posting it.

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« Reply #2 on: June 03, 2008, 12:22:26 PM »
I'm only a couple of episodes in so far, but it does remind me of DM of the Rings.
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Re: Darths & Droids
« Reply #3 on: June 03, 2008, 12:26:03 PM »
I'm only a couple of episodes in so far, but it does remind me of DM of the Rings.

It's never been a secret that DM of the Rings is a direct inspiration - the commentary below the first strip explains the genesis of this project.

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« Reply #4 on: June 03, 2008, 12:38:02 PM »
Ah, yeah. I missed that. Sorry.
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Re: Darths & Droids
« Reply #5 on: June 04, 2008, 11:06:21 PM »
First page and I'm hooked already! Thanks heaps for this! :D

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Re: Darths & Droids
« Reply #6 on: June 05, 2008, 11:25:13 AM »
I'm not a big fan of the style, but it looks pretty funny. I didn't get past the first few comics, though, because I don't get any of the role-playing jokes.
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Re: Darths & Droids
« Reply #7 on: June 05, 2008, 11:27:53 AM »
When Ben brings his kid sister who ends up "creating" Jar Jar and a lot of the plot...things turn to comic gold :)

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« Reply #8 on: June 05, 2008, 04:22:17 PM »
When Ben brings his kid sister who ends up "creating" Jar Jar and a lot of the plot...things turn to comic gold :)

Reading these parts I have trouble figuring out what these guys seem to think of the real movie.  I think they're the type that called the originals the Holy Trilogy and hated the new ones.

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Re: Darths & Droids
« Reply #9 on: June 05, 2008, 04:38:40 PM »
When Ben brings his kid sister who ends up "creating" Jar Jar and a lot of the plot...things turn to comic gold :)

Reading these parts I have trouble figuring out what these guys seem to think of the real movie.  I think they're the type that called the originals the Holy Trilogy and hated the new ones.

It's my impression that they didn't like the prequels much, but that they're not particularly reverant of the original trilogy either. I guess we can see in a couple of years or so when they reach Episode 4.

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Re: Darths & Droids
« Reply #10 on: June 05, 2008, 04:41:42 PM »
They had a link to a Harry Potter version, but I couldn't get to any other panels.  Does anyone know the link for the HP mainpage?

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Re: Darths & Droids
« Reply #11 on: June 05, 2008, 05:20:37 PM »
When Ben brings his kid sister who ends up "creating" Jar Jar and a lot of the plot...things turn to comic gold :)

Reading these parts I have trouble figuring out what these guys seem to think of the real movie.  I think they're the type that called the originals the Holy Trilogy and hated the new ones.

It's my impression that they didn't like the prequels much, but that they're not particularly reverant of the original trilogy either. I guess we can see in a couple of years or so when they reach Episode 4.

I wouldn't think their attitude is too much different from the guys who do Star Wars: Robot Chicken.  I've seen those guys speak before, and they definitely sound like fans.  Just irreverent ones.

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Re: Darths & Droids
« Reply #12 on: June 06, 2008, 07:32:57 AM »
Yeah, you can't do a good parody without having genuine affection for what you're parodying.
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Re: Darths & Droids
« Reply #13 on: June 06, 2008, 03:06:26 PM »
Yeah, you can't do a good parody without having genuine affection for what you're parodying.

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« Reply #14 on: June 26, 2008, 03:20:03 PM »
They had a link to a Harry Potter version, but I couldn't get to any other panels.  Does anyone know the link for the HP mainpage?

(pulling this info from memory; don't have the page in front of me)

It was a one-page gag, based on the role-playing game being played in an alternate universe that has no "Star Wars", and wherein the team making the webcomic still exists but is doing it based on Harry Potter instead.  (There's even a further level of the joke in the comments for that page.)
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« Reply #15 on: June 26, 2008, 09:40:09 PM »
They had a link to a Harry Potter version, but I couldn't get to any other panels.  Does anyone know the link for the HP mainpage?

(pulling this info from memory; don't have the page in front of me)

It was a one-page gag, based on the role-playing game being played in an alternate universe that has no "Star Wars", and wherein the team making the webcomic still exists but is doing it based on Harry Potter instead.  (There's even a further level of the joke in the comments for that page.)

The only page they did for Wands & Warts: http://www.darthsanddroids.net/wandsandwarts/episodes/0050.html
And Notes & Nazis: http://www.darthsanddroids.net/notesandnazis/episodes/0050.html

I especially like the joke where Hermione casts Summon Bigger Rat :D
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« Reply #16 on: June 27, 2008, 05:24:32 AM »
They had a link to a Harry Potter version, but I couldn't get to any other panels.  Does anyone know the link for the HP mainpage?

(pulling this info from memory; don't have the page in front of me)

It was a one-page gag, based on the role-playing game being played in an alternate universe that has no "Star Wars", and wherein the team making the webcomic still exists but is doing it based on Harry Potter instead.  (There's even a further level of the joke in the comments for that page.)

The only page they did for Wands & Warts: http://www.darthsanddroids.net/wandsandwarts/episodes/0050.html
And Notes & Nazis: http://www.darthsanddroids.net/notesandnazis/episodes/0050.html

I especially like the joke where Hermione casts Summon Bigger Rat :D

I didn't read it.  I just looked at it and thought it might be fun to read the whole thing.

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Re: Darths & Droids
« Reply #17 on: May 21, 2009, 08:33:32 AM »
Almost a year later and I'm still reading this thing.  (Thank you RSS or I would have forgotten about it ages ago)  I saw all three of the prequels and it's amazing how few of the images in this look familiar.  It's also amazing how bad the prequels were.  These guys ask a few questions about why certain things were in the film.  I find it hard to believe that at least a couple of Lucas' yes men didn't point some of this stuff out.

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« Reply #18 on: May 21, 2009, 12:08:15 PM »
Almost a year later and I'm still reading this thing.  (Thank you RSS or I would have forgotten about it ages ago)  I saw all three of the prequels and it's amazing how few of the images in this look familiar.  It's also amazing how bad the prequels were.  These guys ask a few questions about why certain things were in the film.  I find it hard to believe that at least a couple of Lucas' yes men didn't point some of this stuff out.

They're called "yes men" for a reason, yanno ...  :P
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« Reply #19 on: September 01, 2009, 08:50:58 AM »
They had a link to a Harry Potter version, but I couldn't get to any other panels.  Does anyone know the link for the HP mainpage?

(pulling this info from memory; don't have the page in front of me)

It was a one-page gag, based on the role-playing game being played in an alternate universe that has no "Star Wars", and wherein the team making the webcomic still exists but is doing it based on Harry Potter instead.  (There's even a further level of the joke in the comments for that page.)

The only page they did for Wands & Warts: http://www.darthsanddroids.net/wandsandwarts/episodes/0050.html
And Notes & Nazis: http://www.darthsanddroids.net/notesandnazis/episodes/0050.html

I especially like the joke where Hermione casts Summon Bigger Rat :D

 :D OMFG they've been busy since.  The joke goes even deeper now:

Mutants & Miscreants (X-Men)

Enlisted Men & Extraterrestrial Biological Entities (Aliens)

Magicians & Munchkins (The Wizard of Oz)

Sandals & Spartans (300)

It ends there ... for now, anyway.
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