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The Star Wars Arsonist Strikes Back!

In response to my article “The Concept of a Star Wars RPG Should Die in a Fire” [1], the Star Wars community, as represented by www.d20radio.com [2] has realized how untenable their hobby is.

We’re getting together for a podcast to discuss the necessary transition from Star Wars to other RPG options on the evening of the 7th, 9 eastern, 6 pacific at http://www.ustream.tv/channel/order-66-podcast [3].

Be sure to join us to watch historic progress being made towards phasing out this blight on the hobby, and give your input on the RPG system to be the one to replace Star Wars. My money’s on F.A.T.A.L.

April Fools, of course.

There will be a podcast on the 7th and we WILL be discussing my article, but if you think the Star Wars community is going to abandon their favorite hobby, think again!

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#1 Comment By Scott Martin On April 1, 2009 @ 9:46 am

Sounds interesting. Since it a specific time, will it be recorded live on the spot, or is that just when the podcast is uploaded/link goes active?

#2 Comment By Matthew J. Neagley On April 1, 2009 @ 10:50 am

It’s being broadcast live at that time. I’ll be in the discussion remotely via Skype.
Ustream TV also gives them a live chatroom during the podcast, so there’ll be lots going on. You can see some of their past podcasts on their site.

#3 Comment By Tony Graham On April 1, 2009 @ 11:32 am

I suspect the whole concept of the Star Wars RPG is about to become dead on arrival —

PALO ALTO, CA, April 1 (Reuters) – Malicious software installed on millions of computers has yet to wreak havoc on technology systems worldwide as some fear, but researchers at Stanford warned that the “Conficker worm” has been activated and begun to strike its intended target.

Also known as Downadup or Kido, Conficker turns infected PCs into slaves that respond to commands sent from a remote server that effectively controls an army of slave computers or “clones.” Researchers feared that the network created by Conficker might be deployed on Wednesday for the first time since the worm surfaced last year because its code suggested it would seek to communicate with its master server on April 1.

Beginning at 9:00 AM (GMT) in Eastern European Countries, multiple simultaneous attacks were launched by a vast army of the slave computer clones on all electronic records of anything related to the “Star Wars” universe. Millions of electronic Bothans have already been erased from existence. All traces of the Empire, the Republic, Jedi, Ewoks and even previously believed invulnerable plucky-slave-boy-hero/villains have been destroyed. The attacks are progressing West across the face of Europe and are expected to jump the Atlantic before the sun passes its zenith.

Skywalker Ranch has gone into a full state of lock-down. Lucasfilm is asking its fan-base to remain calm. George Lucas is reported to safe and hard at work analyzing the “Conficker worm” for any small vulnerability in preparation for a climatic counter-attack in his custom bunker at an undisclosed location.

#4 Comment By Matthew J. Neagley On April 2, 2009 @ 7:41 am

@ Tony

Loved your news story. That’s top tier material!