Page 173 - The Roleplayer's Triumph

11th Sep 2012, 6:00 AM in Dragonshy
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The Roleplayer's Triumph
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Newbiespud 11th Sep 2012, 6:00 AM edit delete
There's nothing quite like complete and total victory over a seemingly impossible foe.

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Cain 11th Sep 2012, 6:01 AM edit delete reply
A good comic again, ending it without a fight. Though my comment would be "where's the XP?"
I still say the next arc will be parasprites.
Raxon 11th Sep 2012, 6:02 AM edit delete reply
If it is, Spud had better find a use for a parasprite bikini pic.
Cain 11th Sep 2012, 6:09 AM edit delete reply
I know, that will be funny.
Raxon 11th Sep 2012, 6:17 AM edit delete reply
Sure, you think that now. Just wait until I post the first comment for all the world to see.

Soon. Very soon. MWAHAHAHAHA!
Rokas 11th Sep 2012, 6:10 PM edit delete reply
Your ideas intrigue me and I wish to subscribe to your newsletter.
deeman45 11th Sep 2012, 8:35 AM edit delete reply
I'm looking forward to it just to see them all fail, and fail utterly. So far we've had two near-misses that they turned into wins mostly through the pure power of BS (NMM) and intimidating the DM (Dragonshy).

Parasprites would show them how they can't keep relying on this stuff to get them through...and then the next arc will have them overcome a challenge in a more traditional way. Discord? Appleoosa? Maybe even changelings?
Kaze Koichi 12th Sep 2012, 5:03 AM edit delete reply
Their GM doesn't give XP per monster, but XP per quest.
Chakat Firepaw 13th Sep 2012, 8:28 PM edit delete reply
Waddya mean "where's the XP?"

The challenge has been successfully resolved, this isn't a CRPG that mindlessly links that to 'killed it'.
Umiyuri Papaeyra 11th Sep 2012, 6:01 AM edit delete reply
Umiyuri Papaeyra
Poooor dragonny-wagonny sweetheart~
Raxon 11th Sep 2012, 6:01 AM edit delete reply
Remember kids, looks are genetic.

Hers can kill.
Digo 11th Sep 2012, 6:21 AM edit delete reply
Vorpal Charisma?
Raxon 11th Sep 2012, 6:24 AM edit delete reply
I've heard of a fem-warforged with vorpal thighs, but vorpal charisma would be a new one to me.

Maybe I should go to the old folks home to train my own vorpal gaze.

Hey, before you complain, remember that when a skill is at level one, you need to train in a low level area. After I've stopped getting xp from the old folks home, I can quit spawn camping the ladies bathroom, and move on to the heart clinic down the block. From there, I'll move up to farming the elementary school on 3rd street.
DuderSkanks 11th Sep 2012, 7:25 AM edit delete reply
Watch out, they employ retired - but still capable - paladins as their orderlies
Raxon 11th Sep 2012, 7:31 AM edit delete reply
That's okay, I register as Chaotic Stupid. I'll just ask them politely to use detect evil of the old folks, and particularly the nurses. Then I'll know who they'll let me practice on.
Digo 11th Sep 2012, 11:54 AM edit delete reply
I can't think of any encounters that spawn in a bathroom that isn't crap for experience. ;)
Jason Shadow 11th Sep 2012, 8:47 PM edit delete reply
Jason Shadow
...Okay, I know most people make the obvious Deadpool connection, but you SERIOUSLY remind me of Richard from LFG, too.
Raxon 12th Sep 2012, 8:31 AM edit delete reply
What a coincidence! He's one of my favorite psychopaths. Right being Kyran of Emergency Exit, and black mage of 8 Bit Theater.
Zuche 11th Sep 2012, 6:57 AM edit delete reply
If I ever have a daughter, Vorpal Charisma will be her first and middle names.

This may clue you into how unlikely it is that I'll ever have kids. At least my nieces don't consider me too much of a pain. Most days.
Raxon 11th Sep 2012, 7:13 AM edit delete reply
Vorpal Charisma as a girls name is Wade Wilson approved.

And don't worry, I've had my dude tubes tied, too. Nothing to be ashamed of, man.
Zuche 11th Sep 2012, 7:54 AM edit delete reply
No worries. That's not the issue, but thanks.
Zarhon 11th Sep 2012, 9:28 AM edit delete reply
Oh, the fun that can be had by adding the "vorpal" template to objects...

- Vorpal Minotaur horns
- Vorpal Dinner plates (Actually happened in Pony Team Bravo)
- Vorpal Hat (Oddjob, anyone?)
- Vorpal Teeth (Jaws, Bond and fish variant)
- Vorpal Necklace of Strangulation (for those non-breathing enemies. Just make sure you don't wear it yourself.)
- Vorpal Mohawk (as seen in "Godhand")
Lyntermas 11th Sep 2012, 10:34 AM edit delete reply
Best method of assassination?

Vorpal Spoon. Just place it next to the plate of a dignitary's dinner plate, and walk away.

Also, Vorpal Thighs sounds like a very...interesting way to go.
Crisis 11th Sep 2012, 11:44 AM edit delete reply
Vorpal Pillow Fight.

That is all.
Digo 11th Sep 2012, 11:57 AM edit delete reply
Vorpal Cash Advance
Raxon 11th Sep 2012, 12:01 PM edit delete reply
Vorpal love handles.

I'll leave you alone with your imagination now.
Destrustor 11th Sep 2012, 2:20 PM edit delete reply
Vorpal initiative
Whenever you go first, you also go last.

Vorpal muffins
Vorpal papercut
Vorpal nicotine patch
Vorpal incense
Vorpal paint job
Vorpal scorn
Vorpal stern-talking-to-by-mother
Vorpal guillotine
Vorpal lobotomy
Vorpal group hug.
Philadelphus 11th Sep 2012, 2:56 PM edit delete reply
Yes, I remember those Vorpal Dinner Plates...
Darkside 11th Sep 2012, 3:47 PM edit delete reply
I know a story about a Vorpal Kitten.

Guy was a wizard with a kitten familiar (it had been enchanted to never age, so it was practically just a ball of fluff) that went berserk and attacked almost everything nearby if it wasn't with it's master.

So he enchanted it with +4 Vorpal Claws. And then would occasionally throw the kitten at his enemies.
Guest 12th Sep 2012, 6:59 AM edit delete reply
*impressed whistle* Belkar would be so furious that someone stole his schtick...
Ramsus 11th Sep 2012, 9:54 PM edit delete reply
Vorpal doormat.
Vorpal harsh language.
Vorpal boxing gloves.
Vorpal shampoo.
Vorpal pizza box.
Vorpal pack of babies raised by hornets.
Destrustor 12th Sep 2012, 4:14 PM edit delete reply
Vorpal aromatherapy
Jason Shadow 12th Sep 2012, 7:27 PM edit delete reply
Jason Shadow
Vorpal fanfiction.

*sidles away*
Digo 11th Sep 2012, 6:23 AM edit delete reply
Dang, I gotta think up an idea for a guest comic. Cause... well it was fun last time so why not make a second attempt? ^_^
Maybe a sequel to the CMCs...
Zuche 11th Sep 2012, 7:30 AM edit delete reply
It's times like these I regret my technological throwback status. Then again, coming up with words is, like, hard.

Looking forward to your next creation, Digo.

Lyntermas 11th Sep 2012, 10:31 AM edit delete reply
I just submitted a guest comic. Hopefully Spud will like it.
Raxon 11th Sep 2012, 10:51 AM edit delete reply
I would submit a guest comic, but I'd never get it done in time. I am terrible with, and other image editing software. But words? Words are easy! Look at all these words I'm using now! I'm so talented!

Now where's my cookie?
Lyntermas 11th Sep 2012, 11:03 AM edit delete reply
I just downloaded ComicLife for free. It's just dragging pictures and panels and text boxes. I just got it this morning and I was able to make a comic in, like, 10 minutes.

Although I am curious about what sort of comic you would make, Raxon.
Raxon 11th Sep 2012, 11:41 AM edit delete reply
I would probably have a vengeful DM who's been reading way too many Stephen King novels.

DM brings back Luna, and has her brainwash Twilight into helping her quell the citizens of Ponyville. She also targets the rest of the mane six, even going so far as to dominate Rainbow Dash and force her to join the Shadowbolts. Fluttershy's player has begun to understand a bit too much about roleplaying her character, and so spends all of Nightmare Night locked in her cottage, up until Luna comes and crushes the life out of her.

Fluttershy's player runs off in tears, and AJ follows her to make sure she's okay. Pinkie Pie does her best against her friends and Luna, but can't beat them alone. Finally, when everyone has been subdued, Luna returns to the visage of NMM, and kills all the ponyfolk, starting with Pip, whom she gobbles, starting from the backside.

When it's all said and done, the DM says, "Well, it's done. As the skies darken, and you take your last dying breaths, you hear her laughing in triumph. You're all dead now, and Luna uses your corpses to depose her sister Celestia and crown herself as a dark and terrible queen. The skies turn dark, and Equestria slowly withers and wastes away under her wicked reign. Despair grips the land, and now there is nothing left to hope for. Nothing, save for death's release."

Rainbow Dash: Wow, that... Was AWESOME! That was the best Halloween session yet!

Pinkie Pie: I know! I love our special Halloween games. By the way, why did Fluttershy take it so hard? You did tell her this was out of continuity, right?

DM: Umm, you gave her the ride over here. I asked you to tell her.

TS: Uh oh. This might take a while to fix.

Also, I don't know if you've noticed, but I'm always editing my posts. I'm never happy with what I make, and I always have to improve it. Even if I did make a half decent guest comic, I'd keep finding flaws and things that could be better, and I'd never make the deadline. Besides, I already have a deadline I need to meet. I may make a comic sometime in the future, but I cannot right now.

The moral of the story is that you never bring alcohol to Spud's gaming session, because he is not a nice drunk. Yes, I have now decided that Spud is the DM, because there's just no way Sean Connery could be evil.
Dragonflight 11th Sep 2012, 9:11 AM edit delete reply
I'm thinking that at some point, the GM's going to realize the group has epic potential. By pure chance, they've got a group that has the ability to rise above challenges in non-traditional ways.

The next step, obviously, is to start throwing ever more complex challenges at them, just to see how they overcome the *next* major threat.

Of course, they'll stumble along the way, and be faced with the occasional opponent they can't charm their way past, but that can be fun too.
gindranis 11th Sep 2012, 9:25 AM edit delete reply
This is the first time i actually feel sorry for the DM in these kinds of webcomics. well done
Malroth 11th Sep 2012, 8:49 PM edit delete reply
Really? How about the Darths and Droids DM where he expects insight into the nature of magic and Diplomancing of boss encounters and all he gets are combat monsters.
gindranis 13th Sep 2012, 3:01 PM edit delete reply
He should have known better by then. It doesn't seem like its his first time with most of those players. besides, powerplaying idiots are easily counteracted. This is taking things to a whole new level, where the dm is being out-roleplayed. that is the dm's home turf where he just got beaten (again).
Kd7sov 11th Sep 2012, 10:31 AM edit delete reply
Don't mind me, I'm just over here scowling at the GM. Something about "genetic" vs. "inherited".
Lyntermas 11th Sep 2012, 3:21 PM edit delete reply
Hmmm, I wonder how the remaining seven comics will go. I mean, the dragon leaves and the sky clears up, what else is there to do?
sunbeam 11th Sep 2012, 4:08 PM edit delete reply
The same thing that happened last time after the aftermath...
"okay, let's talk xp."
Zuche 12th Sep 2012, 1:42 PM edit delete reply
1. Soot and ash removal from public areas,
2. Sanitization of the cave to remove any draconic parasites that might otherwise be left behind, and
3. Detoxification, counselling, and makeovers for all of the participants.
Oblivious 12th Sep 2012, 2:35 AM edit delete reply
This has little to do with the current comic, aside from accomplishing the impossible with something gloriously awesome. Ask anyone in the Pony Tales campaign session last night. It was something to behold.

Do the names Pony Stark, Iron Stallion, and War Horse give sufficient hints, or was that too easy?
LoganAura 12th Sep 2012, 5:18 AM edit delete reply
My favorite lines:
"Can I ride soaring? NOT LIKE THAT!"
"Stylus in a sexy Nurse outfit (Everypony else saying NO"

"I bet Spike doesn't snark at Twilight."
"Yeah, but Spike is Twilight's assistant and I'm not yours."(Don't remember the exact)

Oh, and of course, "She goes off adventurin' and comes back pregnant!" As said by Inky's Mom. No seriously, Inky's mom came in and said something like that XD
Ranubis 12th Sep 2012, 8:22 AM edit delete reply
Can't really comment on the Iron Stallion deal, since I had to leave before that concluded, but I'm hoping that it turned out ok. I donated my own armor to the experiment, darn it, that was a decent +2 resistance! I expect to be impressed.

Inky's mom, on the other hand, I was able to hear in all its glory. Literally, her mom comes over during the call and comments on how crazy the campaign has gotten. I had to mute myself and apologize to my roommate, I was laughing so hard.
Oblivious 12th Sep 2012, 1:52 PM edit delete reply
Dude, you will be. I'm still getting all the details, but I want what happened on record, so maybe Larcy can help us with that. But yeah, that donation was well worth it; maybe you can get some special armor from the Royal Guards in honor of your service.
Videocrazy 12th Sep 2012, 3:12 PM edit delete reply
Unfortunately, Larscis wasn't there, so as far as I know we have no recording.
Oblivious 12th Sep 2012, 3:54 PM edit delete reply
I meant for the follow-up session, VC.
Cain 12th Sep 2012, 8:01 PM edit delete reply
The comment about Stylus in a nurse's outfit... leaves me between interested and disturbed...
Kaleopolitus 12th Sep 2012, 2:46 PM edit delete reply
I AM NOT DEAD!... Well, not reading the comments anymore or typing in them, but I have my reasons for that >.< ... EITHER WAY I AM STILL ALIVE!
Lyntermas 12th Sep 2012, 5:06 PM edit delete reply
Good to hear from you, Kaleo. Hope you're keeping yourself out of trouble.
Raxon 12th Sep 2012, 5:20 PM edit delete reply
Hey, our favorite hell pigeon is back! Hooray!
Mr. 0 12th Sep 2012, 4:42 PM edit delete reply
How big of a suitcase does one require for a hoard?
Raxon 12th Sep 2012, 5:22 PM edit delete reply
For the entire horde?

I'm guessing it would require between 50M-100M seating capacity.

Depending on the server, of course.
Gden 12th Sep 2012, 8:40 PM edit delete reply
One of my old DMs said that dragons ate their horde when they had to change locations (as rare of an occasion as that is). I'm inclined to agree. They probably stored it in their gizzard and regurgitated it later. (or maybe they have a separate area in their stomach that isn't a furnace specifically for that purpose)
Raxon 13th Sep 2012, 5:35 AM edit delete reply
I wouldn't want to ride around in a dragon's gullet, even if it was just traveling. That's why I'm Alliance.
Gden 13th Sep 2012, 7:11 AM edit delete reply
*Hoard, hoard hoard hoard hoard hoard. I think I've probably been playing wow too much lately.
Mr. 0 13th Sep 2012, 7:22 PM edit delete reply
Then again, maybe the dragon has a bag of holding. Less travel shenanigans and likelihood of loosing the bag on a greyhound bus.
Kiddi 17th Oct 2012, 5:22 PM Umm Problem edit delete reply
Yeah, it seems that in the time since you posted this, this particular picture has become curupt.