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25th Jan 2018, 6:00 AM
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Newbiespud 25th Jan 2018, 6:00 AM edit delete
Newbiespud
Artist: ChrisTheS

I almost hate trying to end on a joke here when Blueblood's doing a dang Mummy impression. Holy crap is this better than I ever imagined.

25 Comments:

ANW 25th Jan 2018, 6:32 AM edit delete reply
Insane villain stories
Pablo360 26th Jan 2018, 11:50 PM edit delete reply
Pablo360
In a one-shot I literally did last night (SWRPG), our party of level-one bounty hunters, scoundrels, and “Jedi” apprentices ran into a level-seven Sith apprentice that we weren't really supposed to fight at all, let alone after going through two separate encounters with guards. Then we ran into more guards, split the party, ran into more guards, and half the party died.

But what about the Sith apprentice? The one who should easily have swept the floor with us, especially since in character none of us knew that she could deflect bolts back at her? She went out like a chump after one of our rogue-types hit her with a lucky stun bolt. She had Force lightning that probably would have killed half of us in just one more round, not to mention insane saving throws and presumably at least decent lightsaber skills. But I guess we'll never know for sure.
Digo Dragon 25th Jan 2018, 7:31 AM edit delete reply
Digo Dragon
Dude, ending this last panel on a humorous bit about Will defense is *PERFECT* :D That is a line I know I use now and then to tell my players it's time to cash in those paranoia chips.

"There is no Blueblood, only Zuul!!"
aylatrigger 25th Jan 2018, 10:21 PM edit delete reply
...I had a character named Zuul, but I couldn't convince the other player to name his character 'Dana'...

Still, it was an awesome character (and the reason I am banned from playing other characters smaller than small). Gestalt Cryptic 3/Evolutionist 2/Monk 1 Kval. I had 32 Stealth at 3rd level.
ChrisTheS 25th Jan 2018, 8:23 AM edit delete reply
Full-res shots here.

Attempts to match clothing damage to the episode for the... win?
Guest 25th Jan 2018, 2:44 PM edit delete reply
That is a very nice touch
Kaze Koichi 25th Jan 2018, 8:33 AM edit delete reply
When DM says "unrelated," be afraid. Be very afraid.
ZhonLord 25th Jan 2018, 4:18 PM edit delete reply
Very. Very. VERY afraid.

What are you talking about? If the GM says unrelated then it's not really related, there's nothing to worry about!
Guest 25th Jan 2018, 5:57 PM edit delete reply
If the GM says unrelated, and you believe them, you probably deserve what's coming.
Greenhornet 25th Jan 2018, 6:27 PM edit delete reply
"My character pees himself. Uh, that's a free action, right?"
aylatrigger 25th Jan 2018, 10:23 PM edit delete reply
I say that often for being actually unrelated. I have ADD moments. And am reminded of things for later I may need to jot down.
Kereminde 26th Jan 2018, 3:31 AM edit delete reply
Alternatively be afraid with: "you're pretty sure it worked" or similar.
bbk 25th Jan 2018, 8:51 AM edit delete reply
See, the moment you say something like "Unrelated" in a game like this is when EVERYONE knows it's related.
Aximus Lokar 25th Jan 2018, 9:45 AM edit delete reply
Or, if they are truly evil, it really will be unrelated.

*changes a die on the table from a 2 to a 4, says nothing*
Digo Dragon 25th Jan 2018, 3:41 PM edit delete reply
Digo Dragon
*rolls 10d6, tallies the number of 5s rolled, says nothing*
Dreok Crushedthroat 26th Jan 2018, 12:22 AM edit delete reply
Oh no, if you want to be truly evil, you can do so much more than that. Make seemingly random rolls without any comment, ask them to make perception/detection/will rolls just out of the blue, pass notes that are cryptic, innocent, blank, or only make sense after several notes are out.

Do it as a slow burn, start in a populated area that slows to an eventual stop when they get to their dungeon, get to a place where they're alone...then, start the rolling again.
Frission 26th Jan 2018, 4:53 AM edit delete reply
Frission
It's never unrelated. XD
Lalli-is-Best 25th Jan 2018, 9:55 AM edit delete reply
For some reason, I find Pinkie Pie's expression insanely adorable.
reynard61 27th Jan 2018, 8:47 PM edit delete reply
reynard61
"Adorably insane" is also an acceptable response...
Xelmon 25th Jan 2018, 8:08 PM edit delete reply
Oh awesome...
You, uh, got any more of them Magic Missles Twi? 'Cause you'll seriously need them!
Archone 26th Jan 2018, 10:59 AM edit delete reply
Okay, quick question. WHICH mummy is he doing an impersonation of? The Imhotep that Brenden Frasier fought? The female from the remake? Tom Cruise's character from the remake? Or are we going to more classic renditions, and something that Abbot and Costellou would be interacting with?
ChrisTheS 27th Jan 2018, 8:34 AM edit delete reply
Having not seen any of those, any resemblance to actual fictional monsters, dead or embalmed, is purely coincidental.
Winged Cat 26th Jan 2018, 1:08 PM edit delete reply
Winged Cat
This is all happening in a few rounds, so the royal guards haven't had a chance to react yet.

But surely they have noticed. Is Celestia staying their hooves?
Specter 26th Jan 2018, 6:24 PM edit delete reply
Specter
I would, last thing I'd want is some of my troops to get in the crossfire between our heroes and an enemy that is holding their ground against them.
hariman 27th Jan 2018, 2:25 AM edit delete reply
They can't get to the battle, because it's on a balcony that's walled off by fire. Plus, there's the Grand Galloping Gala Guarding to see after, AND civilians to herd away from the fighting, not to mention that they're also cleaning up from the mess of tracker animals stampeding through the ballroom, and Celestia needing to manage PR.

Plus, the Royal Guards might also be busy rounding up random ninja minions, and securing any valuables/vaults/etc.

And, you know, not much time has passed (as you said/suggested), with a heaping side of "I'm not getting in the middle of that!"