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

Description
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
THE GREATEST GAMER ON EARTH
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.
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