Hooked on Erf
Submitted by robert on March 23, 2007 - 13:37
I dig me some Erfworld.
Iâ€™m not a D&D fan, I only use 12 sided dice to teach math concepts to kids, and I donâ€™t play World of Warcraft... (ok that last oneâ€™s just because I know Iâ€™d get addicted instantly, but Iâ€™m writing these things to make a point): the Giant in the Playground Comics, Erfworld and Order of the Stick, are squarely, nay, proudly set right in the center of the geek gaming world and I love â€˜em anyway. Both flaunt some great writing- Stick by Rich Burlew, and Erfworld by Rob Balder. While the established Stick has simple artwork that adds to the humor, also by Mr. Burlew, the writing carries it (and well... as you probably know). Erfworld, on the other hand, is new and has eye-catching panels from Jamie Naguchi to go along with the quality writing.
In Erfworld, the least likely of true warlords is plucked from his Dungeonmasterâ€™s chair in the back room of a Kinkoâ€™s after work one day. He finds himself in the incarnation of his most prized possession: his self-authored RPG world. Only this time itâ€™s complete with heroes, villains, and inventive twists on the expected casts and settings found in the genre. His favorite snack foods (and greatest nemeses judging by his girth) are used as battle steeds. Gods speak through top hats, pliers, and squeaky toys. The perfectly placed profanities are replaced by even funnier edits. But drama still runs the show, and neither it, nor the humor compromise the quality of the story line.
It updates Tuesdays and Saturdays, and the archive is small right now so you can bite off the whole chunk, swallow it, and wait anxiously for the next feeding all in your first sitting.
Iâ€™ve been waiting for Saturdayâ€™s since Tuesday.