Today on Quantum Vibe:
The mother lode of gaming ideas
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First Seen: Fri 2017-09-22
Story & Art: Scott Bieser
Colors: Lea Jean Badelles
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Quantum Vibe: Assumulation Available On Kindle! [ Mar 1, 2018 ]
The waiting is over. And the news is this, the 5th volume in the Quantum Vibe saga is available on Kindle!. Buy your copy today from Amazon, and enjoy our heroes as they have a close encounter of the digital kind from the comfort of your favorite e-reader device.
QUANTUM VIBE: ASSIMILATION on Sale! [ Dec 18, 2017 ]
At long last, the 5th volume in the Quantum Vibe saga is now available in print. Buy your copy today from Amazon or Barnes & Nobel. You will be able to order directly from Big Head Press (sorry, US shipping only) very soon. Also, look for announcements for Quantum Vibe: Assimulation being available on Kindle and from DriveThru Comics.
The Transcript For This Page
Now everyone is seated around the table. Eithne is between Kek and The Dude.
Dude: Ok, here's the short version:
Dude: We are what you could call 'gamers.'
Dude: We like to create scenarios with conflict and goals and play them out.
Show a cloud of swirling colors near Old Terra. The Dude narrates from a cameo.
Dude: About a millennium ago, as you measure time, we were scouting around for some inspiration. You know, to build a game out of.
Dude: We had already found your world previously, when your people were in what you call 'the bronze age.' But now it had just recently entered its age of space exploration.
A tableau framed in a 3:4 television screen of Captain Kirk seated in his chair flanked by Spock and McCoy, looking dramatic. The Dude is again in a cameo.
Dude: Monitoring transmissions, we learned about this marvelous mythological future galaxy positively festooned with different races, having various goals and conflicts.
Dude: It was like we found the mother lode of gaming ideas.
Show Fred, flanked by Kek and Adam.
Fred: So, we moved to this out-of-the-way galaxy, about the same size and age as yours, and set about manifesting a replica of that mythology.
Kek: Of course we had to tweak certain laws of physics here in order to make 'warp drive' and some other stuff work.
Adam: Fred and I set about creating the races, by altering some of the non-sapient animal species we found here.
Eithne, Kek and Fred. Kek is rolling his eyes.
Eithne: What sort of animal did you 'tweak' to make the … ah … gluteans?
Fred: My crowning achievement! I actually melded three different species to get just the effect I wanted.
Fred: I think they're hilarious, don't you?
Elevated view of the table, focusing on Eithne flanked by The Dude and Kek.
Eithne: So … I've spent the last several megasecs living in a simulation?
The Dude: Not a computer-rendered virtual reality, no.
Kek: It's physically real. We like to call it an 'assimulation.'