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How Is Chris Avellone able to do all this?


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As most Obsidian fans are aware Chris Avellone is very in involved in three game Kickstarter campaigns: Pillars of Eternity, Wasteland 2 and Torment: Tides of Numenera....and involved in no small measure since he is writing novels, characters and reviewing scripts. That has to be more than a full time job right there.

 

Except it doesn't end there, then this happened: 

 

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/waysidecreations/legend-of-grimrock-the-series

 

 

I just kind of ran into this kickstarter video and watched in disbelief.....during the presentation video at about the 2:10 mark I see this dude that looks exactly like Chris Avellone and the first thing that crosses my mind is: "What the hell? Is that Chris Avellone? No, no, no I'm tripping, there's no way in hell....he's already working on three different games right now." So I keep watching but I keep thinking there's no way that could be him. And then at 3:13 some dude says "Chris, what do you think?" and I'm just tripping big time at this point, I'm thinking "Chris? Did that dude just call this Avellone twin or something Chris?" I had to rewind a few times to make sure I wasn't hallucinating. I scroll down the main KS page and I run into this:

 

"Chris Avellone from Obsidian Entertainment (Fallout: New Vegas, Knights of the Old Republic 2) is attached to the series as a writer."

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Which of course now it means I have to back the project and all but how is this even possible? Is Obsidian or someone forcing him to like never sleep and just work 24/7 on all these projects or something?

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Maybe, like other greats Philip K. ****, and George Alec Effinger, he takes heroic doses of ...er... nutritional supplements.

 

Or he might just be American.

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He was sent back in time from the year 2025 to save the rpg genre from being wiped out by an evil time-travelling corporation...

...he had the foresight to bring back a few scripts with him.

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Chris Avellone is a conduit for an extra-dimensional energy source known as the Speed Force.

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MCA operates outside the regular rules of time and space.  He can simply step outside of the flow of space/time, get a bunch of work done, then step back in without any time having passed.

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Like many writers I imagine it helps Avellone to work as much as possible. It's simply the best way to hone your craft and the more varied the projects the better.

 

I mean he can create prefect duplicates of himself like Jamie Madrox

None of this is really happening. There is a man. With a typewriter. This is all part of his crazy imagination. 

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Avellone is a cyborg.  I thought this was common knowledge?

I thought he was an army of clones whilst the real Avellone is hanging out on his own private island, issuing commands via satellite and such. But I can go with cyborg, too.

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So it turns out that MCA's Wasteland 2 novella will now be a full length novel. He must have really given up on golf.

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Personally I think those Obsidian concepts that cropped up some time back about a time travel science fiction game were actually early stages of Avellone's time machine, which he's clearly successfully made with the help of funding from Obsidian's other founders.

 

When the concepts got leaked, Obsidian created the "game" concept to explain the artwork so people wouldn't realize they're now in control of all time and space.

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tarna's dead; processing... complete. Disappointed by Universe. RIP Hades/Sand/etc. Here's hoping your next alt has a harp.

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