King of RPGs, Volume 1

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King of RPGs, Volume 1

By Jason Thompson; Victor Hao (Illustrator)

Del Rey Books, Paperback, 9780345513595, 233pp.

Publication Date: January 19, 2010

Jason Thompson, Level 14 Shaman/Oozemaster and author of Manga: The Complete Guide, joins forces with Victor Hao to deliver a wickedly funny send-up of manga and gamer culture. Roll up your character and get ready
At the University of California, Escondido, no one would guess that freshman Shesh Maccabee is a hard-core gamer--and in recovery to boot, following a court order, a wireless ban, and months of therapy (all because of one little seven-day Internet cafE episode). His friend Mike--who personally prefers Japanese-console RPGs--is tasked with keeping Shesh far away from any computer with access to World of Warfare.
Everything's going according to plan--until a Ren Faire fangirl introduces them to the campus gaming club, where they meet Theodore, a fanatical tabletop game master whose single goal in life is to run the greatest Mages & Monsters game in the world. And there just happens to be room for two more players. Soon Shesh and Mike are dragged into the dungeon of hard-core gaming--and cops, baboon men, Sri Lankan cave roaches, and GothEmon card collectors converge in the zaniest adventure that ever involved twenty-sided dice.

About the Author
Jason Thompson has over ten years' experience as a manga editor, working at SHOHEN JUMP magazine and other publications. His writing has appeared in Animerica and The Comics Journal.