Miscellaneous, Nerdery

Somehow, I Feel Like This Is THAC0’s Fault


This is Blood on the Game Dice, a 12-minute short from the folks who made that awesome Troll Bridge Terry Pratchett short. It depicts an incredibly routine gaming session — seriously, it’s normal in every way — with the sole exception that no one quotes Monty Python during it. Alas, that one minor inconsistency does harm the short’s otherwise amazing realism a little, but I think it’s worth watching anyways. At the very least until 4:10.

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Robert Bricken is one of the original co-founders of the site formerly known as Topless Robot, and its first editor-in-chief, serving from 2008-12. He brought the site to prominence with “nerd news, humor and self-loathing” as its motto, raising it from total internet obscurity to a readership in the millions, with help from his savage “FAQ” movie reviews and Fan Fiction Fridays. Under his tenure Topless Robot was covered by Gawker, Wired, Defamer, New York magazine, ABC News, and others, and his articles have been praised by Roger Ebert, Avengers actor Clark Gregg, comedian and The Daily Show correspondent John Hodgman, the stars of Mystery Science Theater 3000 and Rifftrax, and others. He is currently the managing editor of io9.com. Despite decades as both an amateur and professional nerd, he continues to be completely unprepared for either the zombie apocalypse or the robot uprising.