I was just listening to the most recent episode of Wait Wait Don’t Tell Me, my favorite NPR show. They played their game where they present three silly situations and the caller has to choose which one is real and which one is fake. This time the theme was repurposing characters from classic literature.
One of the fake ideas was that Wizards of the Coast was creating a deck building CCG featuring major and minor characters from books like Pride and Prejudice, Moby Dick, and so on.
Of course it’s just a ripoff of The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen. And they were making jokes about the whalers from Moby Dick having high ratings in their fishing skills. But that got me thinking. What if you went the other direction and made a game featuring the authors as crazy folk heroes?
I’d love to see a battle between Edgar Allen Poe and HP Lovecraft. Or Joseph Heller and Kurt Vonnegut. Or Piers Anthony and Anne Rice! I guess that last pair is too recent. But still!