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PAX Unplugged

Start date: November 17, 2017

End date: November 19, 2017

Location: Pennsylvania Convention Center

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Last Call: PAX Unplugged

As 2017 runs towards the finish line, and our own oblivion, turns out we’ve got one last show in us before I hang up the sharpie until 2018.

Fortunately, we get to end the year on a high note, with another tapletop gaming con that I’m hoping will become another Gencon. This week, Costello, Will, Greg and myself will be at PAX Unplugged in some place called Phillydelphia? Flydelphia? Filedepia? Something like that.

Unfortunately, Lar will not be with us on this trip as the man’s been a road warrior of late and needs to remind his 317 cats who he is.

Should also be noted that we won’t have many books on hands, as we’re focusing predominating on our line of games. So come by, Booth 956 all weekend long, sit down and play a game with us, won’t you?

(Note: I’m told while typing this, Lar has acquired another 7930 cats).

-Because I Can.

Quote of the Day

“Somebody said they threw their copy of Dungeons and Dragons into the fire, and it screamed. It’s a game! The magic spells in it are as real as the gold. Try retiring on that stuff..”
-Gary Gygax

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Unpopular Opinion

Quiet.

Old man talking.

So I don’t like the Netflix model for television series. I like their shows, mind you, a great deal of my viewing time takes place on their platform. Their original programming is of the highest quality.

But I don’t like their model. More precisely, I don’t like the trend of binge watching shows.

We live in an age where technology and a diverse group of storytellers and actors can put some of the best entertainment available in the history of the medium, and we down it like a 12 year old me would a bucket of KFC.

It takes thousands of man-hours to create these universes, writes these stories, build these sets, let alone act and produce them. Why can’t we savor it?

To age myself further, I miss the days of Must See TV on Network television.

I miss the days of watching an episode of Cheers, talking about it the next day at school, then letting anticipation and excitement build for the week until another new episode airs. Yes, of course I want all the answers and all the character moments I crave in the immediate, letting the content sit with me only makes it better.

Which brings me to my other point, and I speak only for myself here, I’m not digesting the shows in the same way. By binge watching, I’m missing character names, key points and not thinking about them the same afterwards.

I’ll watch a season of Daredevil in a few days, and when season 2 hits a year later, I have no idea who anyone is, or where we left off.

All that said, and this will be an unpopular opinion, I wish they would not dump an entire season of a show on us at once, but rather dole them out on a schedule.

They took a year to make this season, the very least I could do ™ is spend more than half a day on it.

I know the counter argument is going to be about control, about giving the user the choice as to how they enjoy the content. My counter-counter-argument would then be, with social media a part of our daily existence, it’s impossible to not get things spoiled.

All in all, I guess I just miss the shared experience of everyone gathering around the TV at 9pm on a Thursday night for Cheers.

-Because I Can.

Quote of the Day

“Life Itself is the Proper Binge.”
-Julia Child

 

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Ch-ch-ch-ch-changes…

After months of work, and weeks of testing and beta testing, we’re finally launching the new LICD.com site.

There will be a period of adjustment for all of us, considering the last time we switched the site was a good 5 years ago. But change is good, or so everyone in my life keeps yelling at me while I’m wrapped in my blanket in the fetal position on the ground.

Please note: There will be bugs. You’ll help us find them, we’ll fix them.

Among the aforementioned changes, here are some of the big ones-

Patreon

You’ll notice at the very top of this page is a login button to Patreon. We’re now offering an ad free experience to those who want in (makes the site blazing fast), as well as opportunities for exclusive content, including new strips.

There are 3 tiers, at 2$, 5$ and 10$ a month.

Big Ass Strips

One of the things I really wanted to offer in the new site was the ability to see the strips as big as Lar draws them. Considering the majority of us have these massive monitors, why are we still looking at strips that are only 1,000 pixels wide?

Infinite Scrolling

When you’re in the archive diving, be sure to simply scroll down to have more strips loaded for you. It’s our way of making reading the strips easier and more intuitive then clicking the next and previous buttons.

That said, the next and previous buttons are still there because I didn’t want a mutiny.

Like I said, this is a work in progress so please be patient over the next few days as we work out the kinks.

Huge thanks and appreciation for Louay, Mehra, Tyler, Will, Avi, Aaron, Shayna and Moss for all their hard work on this project.

And of course to me, for being a beacon of light for all to follow.

-Because I Can.

Quote of the Day

“If you don’t like something, change it. If you can’t change it, change your attitude.”
-Maya Angelou

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