The Ramblin' Man
There’s an episode of MST3K that features about ten thousand hours of rock climbing and nine seconds of stop-motion dinosaurs. You could tell it was almost an endurance test for the crew, and as the episode went on they would just say “rock climbing” to describe how they were feeling. Among my gaming group we adopted this for times when something – a story, movie, game, vegetable platter, etc – would go on for far too long and become a test of will. (We also say, “From the people who brought you that last stuff, it’s… more of the same!”. But only on special occasions because it’s so verbose.)
I wanted to say “rock climbing” all during this episode. (I didn’t, because it would have been a meaningless non-sequitur.) But still, this is starting to feel like rock climbing. The nonsense plot. Our endless bitching. The relentless brownness. The glitches. Railroading. If it’s of any comfort, we’ll have nicer things to say about the next game.
And now, part one of the Broken Steel DLC:
The Ramblin' Man
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