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Old 03-30-2011, 11:00 AM   #1
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Penny Arcade Lookouts Game & Comic Announced


Gabe from Penny-Arcade has posted word via twitter (and the Penny-Arcade website) that a table-top game & comic book based on his Lookouts cartoons is heading into stores.

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I am beyond proud to announce that we have partnered with Cryptozoic Entertainment to deliver a deluxe hybrid role playing and board game experience. You and your friends will be able to customize your very own Lookouts characters. You’ll jump into the magical Eyrewood, with all of its challenges, traps, monsters and characters. Each player will gain abilities and skills based on the merit badges they earn, becoming more powerful as they cross difficult terrain, face menacing creatures and encounter other hardships. Tycho and I have played this game and we begged them not to take the prototype back home with them.

Before the game hits, we will be wetting your appetites with even more Lookouts stories though. This fall we will be launching a digital Lookouts comic book! Follow along as the Lookouts go on adventures, learning the ways of the Eyrewood forest and how to live alongside it and then create your own adventures when the game launches early next year!
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Old 03-30-2011, 11:20 AM   #2
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I remember when that comic came out and they had a vote for which comic to make into a short story but what they meant was "vote for lookouts", withheld the voting results and then made a shitty Lookout comic anyway.

If you want to expand something, expand the robot one, that was cool.
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Old 03-30-2011, 11:36 AM   #3
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Actually I wanted the Lookouts one. The most disappointing thing about the Lookouts is that they let someone else develop the story and do the art for the comics when they did come out.
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Old 03-30-2011, 12:01 PM   #4
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Ughh... I know these guys are parents now but these comics/projects that they do for their kids just suck something fierce imo.

I still hit the website 3X a week and yeah... there is still some comedy gold that shows up from time to time. Overall though the edge PA use to have is long gone. Oh well, that happens to everything at some point I suppose.
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Old 03-30-2011, 01:25 PM   #5
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With the robot line, I saw every beat coming a mile away.
At least the lookouts steered off that genre's ruts.

Granted, I lament the excessive padding of children's content in general. So I do cut it a bit of slack for bringing some of that classic Grimm tone into a modern work "for kids".
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Old 03-30-2011, 01:28 PM   #6
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PA Edge?

How much edge do you want?

http://www.penny-arcade.com/comic/2010/12/31/

I think they've still got all the edge. Maybe you've just grown used to it.

Personally I think PA needs more Annarchy.
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Old 03-30-2011, 02:08 PM   #7
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Today's comic had me rolling, hehe
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Old 03-30-2011, 02:14 PM   #8
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So let me guess: it will be a table-top game where they get you 50% through the story and then get bored and move on to something else?

Yeah; I'm still bitter about OtRSPoD.
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Old 03-30-2011, 02:46 PM   #9
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How much edge do you want?

http://www.penny-arcade.com/comic/2010/12/31/

I think they've still got all the edge. Maybe you've just grown used to it.
Get with the times man, dog f-ing is so played out. Everyone's doing it now.
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Old 03-30-2011, 02:56 PM   #10
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Personally I think PA needs more Annarchy.

And dickwolves.
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Old 03-30-2011, 02:57 PM   #11
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I've got to give these guys credit for so many of the 1-liners me and my friends have used over the last decade ("... Aren't there bears outside?"), so instead of complaining that as someone without kids these things mean nothing to me, I'll just say good for them and I hope it works out well.
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Old 03-30-2011, 04:10 PM   #12
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So let me guess: it will be a table-top game where they get you 50% through the story and then get bored and move on to something else?

Yeah; I'm still bitter about OtRSPoD.
They did eventually release the scripts or something like that to resolve the story.

Lookouts was my favorite of the three. I'm really happy to see this. The robot one seemed to have good characters, but yeah it did feel a bit cliche. And Jim Dark magic can stay in there RPG recordings. But I loved the idea of lookouts and it seemed like they were having a lot of fun with it.
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Old 03-30-2011, 07:53 PM   #13
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I remember when that comic came out and they had a vote for which comic to make into a short story but what they meant was "vote for lookouts", withheld the voting results and then made a shitty Lookout comic anyway.

If you want to expand something, expand the robot one, that was cool.
This ...

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So let me guess: it will be a table-top game where they get you 50% through the story and then get bored and move on to something else?

Yeah; I'm still bitter about OtRSPoD.
And this!
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Old 03-30-2011, 08:11 PM   #14
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I liked the robot one, but it didn't really go anywhere. Tying robots to the whole civil rights movement idea is fundamentally silly, as it ignores the roots of racism in the first place, which lay in the (fallacious) idea of evolution having advanced some races over others. Such a thing can't be transferred to robots.

Although I suppose you could say robots are 'taking our jobs' tho :P But what's the point in pushing a robot that doesn't have feelings to hurt :P Meh.
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Old 03-31-2011, 07:48 AM   #15
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So let me guess: it will be a table-top game where they get you 50% through the story and then get bored and move on to something else?

Yeah; I'm still bitter about OtRSPoD.
iirc from what was said at PAX, not releasing an Ep3 was more of a Hothead deal than PA. The story for Ep3 is still coming out in segments, for free, as he writes them on the site, so at least we'll have closure on it eventually.
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Old 11-07-2011, 05:05 PM   #16
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I haven't heard about this. I think this is pretty awesome!
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Old 11-07-2011, 06:54 PM   #17
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iirc from what was said at PAX, not releasing an Ep3 was more of a Hothead deal than PA. The story for Ep3 is still coming out in segments, for free, as he writes them on the site, so at least we'll have closure on it eventually.
What he said.

If anything, blame Deathspank for the PA game never reaching it's proper conclusion. Hothead decided they wanted to move on to other projects(Deathspank). PA obliged and decided to finish up the story in a comic format.
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Old 11-07-2011, 11:57 PM   #18
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You guys are aware that episode 3 is coming out still, in videogame form. However in a drastically different form and by the guys who made Breath Of Death VII and Cthulhu Saves The World:

http://www.joystiq.com/2011/08/26/pe...yd-at-the-hel/

Also that they're in the deals for making a movie (I think it was?) for one of their other side projects, the space one - with the planet hopping family.

I'm Sorry that penny-arcade grew big enough to finance multiple projects at the same time, 2 gigantic conventions, a scholarship and a charity that has almost achieved $10,000,000 worth of toys for kids.

Such awful people.
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Wow, PA is still relevant?!
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Wow, PA is still relevant?!
More than ever. They finally grew up and became dads like the rest of the core gaming crowd.
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