March 7th, 2005

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Electro Ninjas

The phrase "Electro Ninjas" has been crossing my mind from time to time, usually in a D&D context. The usual context is something like "I should plan, I should plan, I should plan... ah, to heck with it, I'll just have them be attacked by electro-ninjas".

It's sort of like Raymond Chandler's celebrated quote of "if you find yourself blocked, have two men with guns come through the door and start shooting"--only with electro-ninjas. (I'm probably mangling the quote and/or the author; I can't find it with Google.)

Of course, electro-ninjas don't really fit into my D&D campaign at the moment. But I'm thinking that if I ever run a pulp campaign, I'd like to include electro-ninjas.