You know what’s awesome? Borderlands. Know what’s also awesome? Dungeons and Dragons. Know what the ultimate expression of awesomeness is? COMBINING THE TWO TOGETHER!

Such is the fantastic arrangement that is the latest expansion pack for popular loot-shooter Borderlands 2, Tiny Tina’s Assault on Dragon Keep. It takes the form of a high-fantasy tabetop roleplaying game, with your characters from the main game acting as the PCs in tiny Tina’s very own campaign!

Never before has it been so fun to bring guns to a swordfight. All the fantasy tropes you’d expect are brought to bear, all delivered with the trademark self-awareness, fondness and ridicule you’ve come to expect from the game. If you’re avid tabletop RPG players like Masati and I, you’ll likely enjoy seeing the tropes lovingly referenced and parodied, even probably recognising the play-styles of the original vault hunters from people you’ve met in your own game sessions! Brick’s diplomatic method is… Very familiar. And gratifying 😛

Anyway, enough rambling from me. If you haven’t tried Borderlands 2 yet, I highly recommend it, especially if you can play with some pals! And although we haven’t finished it yet, I’m thiiiis close to declaring Assault on Dragon Keep the BEST EXPANSION EVER!

Right, I’d best be off; I’m trying to figure out a regimen to get rid of the weight I’ve put on since the stress at work has ramped up, starting with figuring out a way to rid myself of the fatigue that plagues me when I leave the office. Life, eh?

Cheerio for now!

M.