A Step Along the Precipice

by on Apr.07, 2010, under games

On the Rain-Slick Precipice of Darkness Two Gods yet on the windowsill,

Showered in oil and pulpy swill.

Upon the Earth will they glut,

Lest that malevolent window shut.

For those of us unable to attend PAX East, those not paying enough attention while attending PAX East, or those not feverishly checking Wikipedia, Penny Arcade’s Jerry Holkins offered a lesson in game mortality to the followers of @TychoBrahe. He informed us that Penny Arcade Adventures: On the Rain-Slick Precipice of Darkness episodes would no longer be produced in game form. And that he had missed Twitter.

If you haven’t played Episodes 1 or 2 and in any way enjoy Penny Arcade or games, I admonish you to procure one of their PC/Mac/Linux demos from the afore-coded link or your Xbox 360 or PS3 video game devices. They are ripe fruit, drizzling sweet wit and gusto one would expect from the PA crew at every bite. I mourn the passing of my sardonic, rake-wielding protaganist. Sic transit gloria mundi.

On the less soul crushing side of things, the world of New Arcadia will persist. Episodes 3 and 4 will be released in the form of prose. On the even less soul crushing side, these stories will be posted on a periodic basis for free. Additionally, Tycho seems to wish to foster an environment in which fans could create their own stories set in their world. This will most likely result in an abundance of seduction-of-Anne-Claire fanfics.

My hope: a New Arcadia table top RPG setting. Also, Lookouts.

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