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20th Nov 2018, 6:00 AM
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Here Lies Tom
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Newbiespud 20th Nov 2018, 6:00 AM edit delete
Some screencaps edits are on the subtler side.

Tangentially, it bugged me for the longest time that I started breaking my rule all of a sudden about only using faithful unedited screencaps for the comic... and then I realized this is the Discord arc, which means it's the perfect time to start messing with familiar imagery. Phew! Creative conscience satisfied.


Jannard 20th Nov 2018, 6:10 AM edit delete reply
That got a genuine laugh out of me. Not just a chuckle or a smirk.

Also, again Twilight feeling to me like she should be on a different table.
Digo Dragon 20th Nov 2018, 6:22 AM edit delete reply
Digo Dragon
This certainly proves Twilight is indeed role-playing. She was about to LARP a rock across the room! XD

Twi seems to be savvy about failing with the element artifacts. She could win some time by role-playing out this failure and then sneak her friends off to wherever she believed she can cure them.
Chris 20th Nov 2018, 7:33 AM edit delete reply
Take another look at panel 4. That's not role-playing, that's yelling at a player for spending time on something you think is inconsequential.

And hey, we've all been there when someone spent ten minutes dithering with the merchant, trying to squeeze an extra two coppers out of him for those dozen rusty daggers you looted off the kobolds. It IS kinda annoying sometimes! But screaming "NOBODY CARES ABOUT" whatever at your friend - not the character, YOUR FRIEND - is still not okay, and it's definitely not "role playing."
Digo Dragon 20th Nov 2018, 7:46 AM edit delete reply
Digo Dragon
I'm talking about panels 5 and 6. That's the kind of role playing I've seen where players take their props and go too far acting out with them. I remember a session of Paranoia where the GM gave us all NERF weapons so that when combat starts, we were to just (all at once) point the guns at who we're aiming for. The session got interrupted for 20 minutes due to a NERF fight. GM had to confiscate all the ammo in order to bring everything back under control.

(Kidding of course)
Chris 20th Nov 2018, 8:08 AM edit delete reply
To me, panel 5 reads as a clear continuation of panel 4; unless she switched from OOC to IC mid-sentence (and expected the party and DMs to follow that switch), I read panel 4 on as all OOC, with her angrily picking up "Tom" to throw away, realizing she was getting worked up over a literal rock when the DM intervenes, and sheepishly handing it over.

(Which, incidentally, is a hilarious mental image, so good job, Newbiespud!)
Borg 20th Nov 2018, 9:48 AM edit delete reply
I'm pretty sure that a switch from OOC to IC was exactly what "But fine! If you insist!" was signaling.
Jannard 20th Nov 2018, 11:23 AM edit delete reply