Tuesday, April 20, 2010

More Magick and Monsters

You may recall that I made mention of a fictional RPG called Magick and Monsters from the Diary of a Wimpy Kid books that my daughter (and my wife) are reading. Well, Magick and Monsters makes a reappearance in the fourth book in the series, Dog Days, although this time it's in the form of fantasy novels based on the game.


As an avowed hater -- Me? A hater? It's a shock to you all, I know -- of gaming novels, I highly approve of the humor in Dog Days. With the fifth Wimpy Kid book due in September, I find myself hoping that we'll see more references to Magick and Monsters.

5 comments:

  1. There are indeed no novels so atrocious as those put out by gaming companies...

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  2. It's like the old "hey, wanna hear about my character?" put into book form.

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  3. "In fact, I kind of wonder if the person who designed the cover even READ the book."

    Hahahaha, this guy has obviously had experience dealing with publishers and their disconnected art departments. I swear I've heard this complaint from more spec fiction writers than I can count. "why the hell did they put a dragon on the cover of my book?! It's a space opera!!"

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  4. Can't wait till my daughter reaches that Wimpy Kid book.... Those (and their girls equivalent Dork Diaries) have transformed her from a non-reader to someone who can get lost in a book... Now if we can channel that into gaming...

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  5. It's like the old "hey, wanna hear about my character?" put into book form.

    I think they call that "fanfic", and yes, I have been seeing a lot fanfic being passed off as professional literature.

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