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King of RPGs 1 Paperback – January 19, 2010
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The book follows Shesh, a young college student who has been banned from computer games. Why, you might ask? It all stems from two things: that Shesh slips into a semi-violent (depending on what game he's playing) personality when he *really* gets into a game & because he stayed at an internet cafe for a week under this personality. (He royally trashed the place.) Enter avid gamer Theodore, who has the goal of making the ultimate RPG experience. Unfortunately it's rumored that his eagerness put some gamers in the hospital due to his "interactive experience". (Seriously, he pulled out a snake on Shesh & his friends.)
I have to admit, I really liked this manga. If you've ever gamed or know someone who has, then you will be able to get the comedy in this book. Even if you don't game, most of the humor is visual enough to where you'll enjoy the story. (Although it really is better if you have some gaming knowledge.) I loved the artwork & I was incredibly impressed by the amount of detail that went into this book- there's tons of it. The artwork also manages to be one of those rare mangas that are "Amerimanga" but don't fall prey to some of the artwork pitfalls that tend to abound when someone in the US draws a manga. (Overly chibi-fying everything, tons of cliched art, etc)
I'm incredibly curious to see where this manga will go. It's got a decent enough storyline & let's face it- there's tons of RPG material out there to parody & poke fun at. I would like for the "villain" of the piece (a student police officer) to be a little more fleshed out, though.Read more ›
The story starts when a group of college freshmen, all with different gaming backgrounds, start a campaign for a popular RPG. With two of the main characters getting so deeply involved in their specific parts in the game, madness ensues. Without giving too much away, the two main characters of the book soon make it a challenge to beat each other, one as his character of a rogue and the other as the DM. As it is in real life, friendships blossom out of that one session and soon things become more complicated and incredibly hilarious.
In the end, the King of RPGs is a must read for anyone who loves RPGs and even gaming in general. And if you ever thought RPGs couldn't get any better, then think again and read this book.
Actually no. "King of RPGs" is a must have for anyone that loves gaming. A humorous story involving some of the best developed characters seen in graphic novels. Everyone is believable to an extent, without being bland in the slightest. TThe DM goes above and beyond, to the point of setting up a tent for realism, the player's minds become one with their characters unlocking latent passive bonuses to their awesome rating, and the whole book is filled with gaming references much better than I can muster here.
As a DM, this book made me think about the games I write. As a player, it made me see things a little differently. As an otaku/gamer multiclassed human, it made me laugh and think from initiative until the final turn.
If you understood more than half of the references in this review, this book is meant for you.
California in Escondido. Aided by Theodore Dudek, Shesh
makes his name as the ultimate gamer. But with a dark twist.
Every time he plays a game his split personality takes over
and turns him into his character. In Dudek's eyes, this is
the number one gaming skill, but it lands Shesh in a deadly
dilemma with Gavin Slane. How will Shesh ever manage
Poor Shesh! All this because of a game. The
King of RPG's was a book I could really enjoy. All the
artwork was really cool along with the story board. Anyone
who loves the wonderful world of gaming will love this
Reviewed by a young adult student reviewer
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