Miscellaneous, Video Games

Subtle, Game of Thrones RPG, Verrrry Subtle

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Atlus’ Game of Thrones RPG came out yesterday, and oh ho, what’s this? An appearance by  Maester Martin, who weasr Myrish lenses and is in the middle of writing a history of modern Westeros? From multiple viewpoints? And he keeps promising he’s going to be done soon? I see what you’re doing there.

Incidentally, I heard that Maester Martin was originally going to be a boss fight in the game, until players discovered they could defeat him simply by asking him to describe what he ate for dinner last night and leaving while he was in mid-speech.

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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.