At long last, the two culturally distinct worlds of ping-pong and trading card games have been fused into one aggregate superhobby. During the Penny Arcade Media Q&A Panel at PAX
, the comic's illustrator, Mike Krahulik, explained, "We've been tinkering with a Paint the Line
card game -- that has been quite a bit of fun in the office, so we'll see how that goes." For non-readers, Paint the Line
was a series of strips the duo did in 2008 which tells the story of a global ping-pong power struggle. It's also a story of love
and killer whales. There's a lot going on in there.
For those who aren't immediately turned on by this notion, Krahulik added, "Ping-pong played in CCG is surprisingly interesting." Draw one backhand swipe! Tap one ping
energy! Discard one pong