I'll admit it, I've never played a tabletop game in my entire life. But that hasn't stopped me from loving this witty, funny, and engaging webcomic.
The premise of Star Wars
as a tabletop game, while not exactly original, certainly adds a new flavor to the saga, as well as explaining away much of the bad writing. The interactions between the players are well-written and funny, and helix perfectly with the screencaps and plot of the games they play. The Romantic Plot Tumor
between Anakin and Padme has been explained as an awkward relationship between their players, which spilled over into the characters and was used for Character Development
. Anakin's Jumping Off The Slippery Slope
is a result of his player wanting to play him as Lawful Evil
. The plot of the movies has been altered significantly, restricted only by the screencaps of the movies, though I see this as a positive.
Each comic strip ends with a silly blurb that also imports tips and rulings of the tabletop-gaming world. I like them, but I don't know if experienced players will find them annoying. The blurbs occasionally link to This Very Wiki
, showing that the author can use tropes as effective writing tools.
Any Star Wars
fan, whether or not they liked the prequels, will enjoy the prequel arc regardless. Liked the prequels? The Alternate Character Interpretation
of virtually everyone - especially Jar Jar Binks
- will be sure to give you a ton of laughs. Hate the prequels? The various Take That
moments towards the actual movies, as well as the patching up of virtually every moment of Fridge Logic
, will also make this experience enjoyable.
I'm kinda concerned about the original trilogy arc, though. It may end up not as funny as the prequel arc, the originals being "tamer" movies and all. I haven't been disappointed at all by the strips that have been hashed out so far, but only time will tell.
Nevertheless, it will be a great read, so enjoy yourself!