A picture is worth a thousand words, so Mike really must have been explaining things excruciating detail.
It’s kind of funny but I’ve seen people like Dan Harmon doing things like D&D podcasts and shows now, but webcomic artists were trying the very same things seven or so years ago. I guess they were just ahead of the curve, but I wonder if he was inspired by some of that stuff. It’s hard to say. People like him play that sort of thing close to the chest so they don’t get called out for stealing ideas. Rightly so really, because if youtube is any indication people come up with exactly the same ideas at the same time without ever knowing of each other all the time. Then, you get the copycats and things become impossible to sort out. Keeps down the litigation a little bit. Penny Arcade tried the D&D thing and PVP, I seem to remember they got Wil Wheaton involved at one point. He’s always popping up in stuff like that. I wonder if he’s ever been on the Dan Harmon show. Seems like Chris Hardwick might have done something like that too. He’s kind of a nerd media slut so it wouldn’t surprise me. In any case it’s kind of sad to look back and see that people just missed their window for success by being savvier about things too quickly.
I decided to just get weird with this post. The minimal color thing might be how I do the in game stuff for when they actually start playing their game just so it looks different enough to tell it’s in their heads. I dunno. You roll the dice sometimes and see what happens.