ITT: What do you think of Darths & Droids ? (ie: Concept, quality, history)
(For those who don't know what Darths & Droids is, it's a webcomics about a Star wars P&P game using the films as material, following the history but changing [a lot] of stuff)
Started good but as it went on it became just another group of RPers fucking about in a webcomic. There are already hundreds of those.
>the DM intended people to have fun.
Anon's reasoning is spot on and exactly why it bores me. DMotR was something different made up of familiar things, including frustrating railroading. I enjoyed that bitter note to it far more than a bunch of nerds having fun playing a game. I can do that in my own time.
I like how there's character progression "outside" of the campaign, and they occasionally make reference to other movies or shows that, in their world, were campaigns that they had run.
It's a fun little detail that adds a bit of realism.
Still though, they can (on occasion) make the good movies work too. I think my single favorite strip of Darths and Droids is the one where they re-do the "Boring Conversation anyway" bit.
When I realize the sheer time it takes for someone to make a single page, compared to how long it takes to read it, I don't feel impressed.
I feel depressed, like everything is meaningless. I feel bad for the people who make it.
It began as pretty solid, went too far into the alternate history road instead of making fun of gaming habits for a time, and nowadays it's a middle ground between solid ideas and jokes that miss.
Ep.1 is wonderful, the rest is correct, I guess.
The "Hey, Obi-wan" "He can't hear you, you're in space" "HEY, OBI-" "Nope" joke still cracks me up everytime I read it.
And you can't accuse them of being lazy, they're still making alternate universe versions of page 50
Loved the 1st and 2nd movie, enjoyed the 3rd movie, 4th is still enjoyable but getting pretty grating. Haven't finished 4th.
It's gone through that inevitable webcomic progression from wacky comedic fun to wacky comedic fun with some drama to drama with comic relief when things get too heavy. Now, it seems, every other session is ended with some drama occurring between the characters and
>... maybe we should end it here for tonight.
I mean, seriously. Compare this:
Along with unnecessary drama and alternate storylines, the biggest thing that made me turn away from Darths and Droids was the feeling that it "forgot" it was a look at a game from the players' points of view. It read like the PCs were the actual main characters instead of the players; while that level of immersion is wonderful for actual games, it's not so wonderful for comedic webcomic that derives its humor from the players perspective and pointing out in-game/out-of-game dissonance (e.g. the scene with Padme and the grappling rules). Having a character scream in pain or pant from a long run seems really weird too.
>It's gone through that inevitable webcomic progression from wacky comedic fun to wacky comedic fun with some drama to drama with comic relief when things get too heavy.
this. There was drama in episode 1-3 but the drama was the kind you expect in games. People having to leave, relationships forming between players and having to deal with the lows of said relationships. Also the drama was brief, I think the longest lasting 7 pages, now it seems it's drama every page.
I still read it. It might have lessened on the funny although so far Episode V has been better on that note, but I'll freely admit to getting into the non-funny side of things a bit so there's that.