News Post: Record Holder

https://www.penny-arcade.com/news/post/2020/01/24/record-holder

Tycho: I’m not ready to talk about records yet.  There’s a lot I don’t understand about it, it’s not mine yet, and if I’m going to address it I need to approach that space and the topic mindfully.  But I’m definitely starting to get weird about it.  Weirder.  I mean, think about my baseline. Fanbyte had a really great article up showcasing a bunch of indie radness at PAX South, and so did USgamer.  It really did my heart good.  You would think that making something cool would be the hard part, but it doesn’t seem to be. …

News Post: The C Stands For Cthulhu

https://www.penny-arcade.com/news/post/2020/01/22/the-c-stands-for-cthulhu

Tycho: Acquisitions Incorporated: The "C" Team returns on February 5th - that is a fact well established.  At any rate, it's something I said one time in a place you might not have seen.  The Internet is very big!  But we're halfway through a three part series that is something like a remix of The "C" Team, a Weird West tale sponsored by Chaosium, creators of the Call of Cthulhu RPG and utilizing that system.  Starts at 4pm PST this very night, come hang out.  Here is a cool image!      (CW)TB

News Post: Margaritae

https://www.penny-arcade.com/news/post/2020/01/22/take-me-away

Tycho: Okay! I think we did it. Because of where PAX South exists in the "business year," it is - by necessity - a craggy realm where the independent creator has dominion. I said I would go into a few of my discoveries, and God dammit I'm gonna. Sento was legitimately shocking to me. It doesn't really have a presence online yet - like a reliquary, it's just an object of power that travels from place to place. It's by Brother Ming, a super interesting dude who offers generous print & plays and cut his teeth making fascinating fan games based on shit like Fire Emblem and…

News Post: The Most Ghosts

https://www.penny-arcade.com/news/post/2020/01/20/stage-strip

Tycho: I've been present for the aftermath of so many shows that it's very startling how gone it is and how quickly it is gone. You keep thinking, or… I guess, I keep thinking, that when something like this happens there's gonna be some kind of echo that blooms in physical space, some platinum tracery midair, some mark. As it is, it's like I like through five seasonally appropriate editions of A Christmas Carol a year, and then it all evaporates to the extent that I can hardly prove it was there.  I hope I'm learning whatever all these ghosts were trying to teach…

News Post: Virginity

https://www.penny-arcade.com/news/post/2020/01/17/virgin-drink

Tycho: This devil's hellthirst can only be quenched by novelty drinks - drinks whose vessels come included in the price of admission.  When I went to the elevator to hit the lobby, starved and feral, a boist'rous Gabriel emerged from the elevator I had, myself, summoned and told me to "drink margaritas" in all caps. And I did. But not because he said to. There is much to celebrate down here, and not just in terms of revelsome elixirs. Obviously, we have just taken the on-ramp to PAX South - a three-day show. We've also got THIS: So join us on the PAX Tweetch Saturday, January…

News Post: Thirst Things First

https://www.penny-arcade.com/news/post/2020/01/15/thirst-things-first

Tycho: As someone who has been to more PAX shows than anyone else - only Kiko has been to as many, because it's the maximum number - I am privy to certain artisanal knowledges. I'm not saying this means we constitute a new pantheon or anything, but upon our Twinthrone we will sit in judgement over the affairs of men. The mystery of PAX is that the vibe is always good, always PAX, regardless of which one you go to. You can stretch it and it retains its ratio; it is a quadrant which can be progressively enhanced. So Kiko and I mostly invest ourselves in the food. At West, I'm not sure I…