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Prepare to Die Interview – Part 2

The Prepare to Die interview with Michael Dellheim continues, now on the subject of the WAGON Webcomic Battle Card Game.

Click here if you haven’t read the Prepare to Die Interview – Part 1

Do you have any hidden talents?

Oh I have many hidden talents, like… um… actually I can’t think of anything specific. Maybe my hidden talent is the ability to pull things out of nowhere when people least expect it of me. My talents are so hidden that I don’t even know I have them half the time! Like a magician! Or a ninja!! A Ninja Magician!!!

… yeah I’m not buying it either.

Wagon Webcomic Battle Card GameIn fact you’ve invented your own card game! What is WAGON: Webcomic Battle and how is it played?

THAT is a long question to answer, but here’s the general idea…

The World Alliance of Geeks Online Network (W.A.G.O.N.) was established as an organization that supports independent creative websites across the internet. WAGON Webcomic Battle is a collectable cardgame created to help promote and support the content of webcomics in particular, though we do have a few cards that have come in from other sources of Geekdom.

Using creator-submitted artwork we create cards that translate the essence of a comic’s characters and plot elements into a form that can interact with the cards from other webcomics on the battlefield. This fight of course isn’t just for the fighters… sword-wielding psychos, mad scientists, and even angry videogame playing geeks can all contribute to the battle in their own unique ways. I dare say there ISN’T a comic that we couldn’t somehow integrate into the game system.

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Webcomic Spotlight: Capes -N- Babes

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Capes -N- Babes is a webcomic that knows its audience: Geeks. It’s a gag comic centred on a Comic Shop in a strip Mall called, funnily enough, Capes -N- Babes. It acts as a forum for geeky discussion on current trends in the comic book industry, T.V and the internet. Its main characters are honest with opinions and experiences that are easy to relate to. Their world is very like ours except all the popular fictional characters are real people. They all ‘star’ in their own franchise… unless it has ended, in which case they have had to go out and find themselves day jobs. Marc, the main character, frequently interviews them for the stores video podcast.

Needless to say a lot of humour results from the colliding of worlds; superheroes brought down to earth by the laws of physics and Zombies who don’t want to be stereotyped. There’s Roy, the werewolf who works in the video store who is frequently mistaken for a cosplayer, a Narnian bartender and illegal aliens who are… Aliens! (I actually watched Alien yesterday and could not stop snickering due to the image of an Alien dishwasher that kept popping into my head). Capes –N- Babes will have you satirising the world in no time and keep making you smile throughout the day.