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Post Posted: Mon Jun 11, 2007 4:34 pm 
 

The Gleemax launch is being promoted with an Alternate Realticy Game around the character of Gleemax, a brain in a jar that has come down to earth and taken over WotC R&D.  The first clue in the ARG was a set of foam brains, sent out over the last couple of weeks, that included a puzzle with an e-mail address as the solution.  E-mails to that address get a response directing players to the Website, with more to come.


Wow, I can't imagine a more intriguing or exciting concept than figuring out the "clues" of a set of foam brains, except maybe if someone shoved my privates into a blender and put it on Puree while projecting the entire 8 seasons of The Gilmore Girls on a big screen netjacked directly into my brain.
 Honestly, I've also tried not to be a knee jerk WOTC basher, but I've seriously shit out better ideas than this when I was in diapers.  Unbelieveable.  I wish such total failure on this that WOTC is put out of business.  It's that unforgiveable.

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Post Posted: Mon Jun 11, 2007 5:41 pm 
 

I think they're trying to target younger gamers, obviously...I think even WoTC realizes that folks in our age group (25+) aren't going to be remotely interested.

Can't speak for anyone else, but I think if somebody tried to sell me "Gleemax" as a great intro to RPG gaming, then (1) I never would have gotten into RPGs and (2) probably would have been one of those guys that picked on "Gleemax" users incessantly.

Bad move. I'm not even interested in seeing how it pans out.

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Post Posted: Mon Jun 11, 2007 5:46 pm 
 

Perhaps if I look at the site tomorrow, it will appear useful . . .

Gleemax?  What the hell is that?  GameMax? GayMax? Glemaxaxaxe? Gleepwurp?

  

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Post Posted: Mon Jun 11, 2007 5:55 pm 
 

- Gleemax?  What the hell is that?  GameMax? GayMax? Glemaxaxaxe? Gleepwurp?[/quote]
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Post Posted: Mon Jun 11, 2007 5:59 pm 
 

serleran wrote:Palladium will have to sue them for copying trademark and product dressing. ;) That brain thing looks like Krang from TMNT.

One of the original Cosmic Encounter aliens was pretty much a brain in a jar ... and that dates to 1975.

I sense a lawsuit! I think I'll ask my good friend DAYECONâ„¢ what the best way is to go about filing pretend lawsuits with make-believe county clerks.

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Post Posted: Mon Jun 11, 2007 6:02 pm 
 

JohnGaunt wrote:Glemaxaxaxe?

Nice! I just now noticed that ...

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Post Posted: Mon Jun 11, 2007 7:23 pm 
 

Clearly, Gleemax is the brainchild (irk!) of the same people who brought you the mid-season "hiatus" of Lost.


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Post Posted: Mon Jun 11, 2007 8:27 pm 
 

FormCritic wrote:Clearly, Gleemax is the brainchild (irk!) of the same people who brought you the mid-season "hiatus" of Lost.


. . . as well as New Coke :scratch: , the end of "The Sopranos" :scratch:  :scratch: , Hillarycare :thumbdown: , and any other series with a cliffhanger/series-ender that doesn't make sense :ncool: .

  


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Post Posted: Mon Jun 11, 2007 8:53 pm 
 

"Gleemax" is a Magic the Gathering joke card... Gleemax is referenced in MTG for various reasons (spoofing the game). I'm pretty sure this is mainly going to support MTG and little or nothing to do with D&D, unless they're planning some kind of crossover...
Some dedicated fans of MTG were sent items from "Gleemax" over the past month or so promoting the new portal.

  

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Post Posted: Mon Jun 11, 2007 9:26 pm 
 

Finally, the proof that d20 D&D is nothing more than MtG re-badged. Yay! I knew they'd finally hump the hound.


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Post Posted: Mon Jun 11, 2007 9:39 pm 
 

Gleemax sounds like a tampon brand.


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Post Posted: Mon Jun 11, 2007 9:42 pm 
 

Oops! I was wrong in my last post... They sent me this Gleemax brain thing in the mail awhile ago but it (the site) was just MTG related. Looks like they updated it just recently with this BS.

I guess the joke's on all the role players now  :roll:
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Post Posted: Mon Jun 11, 2007 9:55 pm 
 

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. . . as well as New Coke :scratch: , the end of "The Sopranos" :scratch:  :scratch: , Hillarycare :thumbdown: , and any other series with a cliffhanger/series-ender that doesn't make sense :ncool: .


Makes sense, I always wondered who wrote the second season of "Twin Peaks"..... :roll:

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Post Posted: Mon Jun 11, 2007 10:05 pm 
 

Without seeing the word, it sounds D&D'ish

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Post Posted: Mon Jun 11, 2007 11:38 pm 
 

"Gleemax....by the people who brought you Jar Jar Binks and the midichlorians!"


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Post Posted: Mon Jun 11, 2007 11:50 pm 
 

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Post Posted: Tue Jun 12, 2007 12:27 am 
 

Xaxaxe wrote::puker:(Not that I want to be associated with this atrocity):pukel:


Ah, you beat me to it:

:puker: Gleemax :pukel:

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Post Posted: Tue Jun 12, 2007 3:59 am 
 

FormCritic wrote:I am not normally a knee-jerk WOTC basher...but I do not have one positive thing to say about the website other than that the name would make a good toothpaste brand.  This is what happens when people with MBA's get together to do a game product.

The idea might work...just not with guys like us.


Indeed... I also thought it sounded like a new toothpaste brand.  What a dumb sounding name for a game portal...

  


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Post Posted: Tue Jun 12, 2007 8:58 am 
 

Nah! It's by the same morons who thought of Pepsi-Max,

Mental image of drugged out office freaks running around in  70's gear trying to retro their vocabulary - Glee-max.

Oooo sounds close to 'Gygax' too!

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Post Posted: Tue Jun 12, 2007 11:17 am 
 

Mabye Gary should start a portal too:  Gygamax.

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