Page 300 - Blasphemy and Madness

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Blasphemy and Madness
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Newbiespud 20th Jun 2013, 6:00 AM edit delete
It's the 300th page! Hooray!

Check back here tomorrow, because I have something special planned in celebration of the 300th page. Let's just say it involves my voice, a selection of RPG stories from the comments, and the phrase "video comic."
Newbiespud 21st Jun 2013, 4:16 AM edit delete
It's Story Time!

(Click the link. It's the 300th comic celebratory video!)

Notice: Guest comic submissions are open! Guidelines here. Deadline: January 27th, 2023.



Giggle Tail 20th Jun 2013, 6:01 AM edit delete reply
Giggle Tail

Fun fact: I just happened to check this the moment it updated (I swear, that was a coincidence..I didn't notice the time until just before I hit the "reload" button").
JohnBobMead 20th Jun 2013, 6:09 AM Squeak Squeak edit delete reply
I just love the squeaks with the dry erase map, that's so true to life. Squeak squeak!
JohnBobMead 20th Jun 2013, 6:11 AM Ooops! Wet erase edit delete reply
Sorry, wet erase, not dry erase, my bad.
Digo 20th Jun 2013, 7:04 AM edit delete reply
It's fun when I break out big maps and tons of makers for an encounter. The PCs start to sweat.

One of the best encounters of that kind was one inspired by a bag of pretzel bites. A dwarf tower was infested with... something, and the PCs were asked to clear it out. The dwarves were all killed and half eaten so the players were thinking ghouls or similar undead.
They prepped appropriately.

They reach the bottom and... swarm of cannibal kobolds.

I emptied out the bag of pretzel chips (they were about 1" squares in shape) all over the combat mat. It was twelve rounds of one of the most epic siege fights my PCs enjoyed.
I was amazed none of the died, but then again the cleric had the highest remaining HP total at about 11 points...
(They were all around 10th level)
Anon 20th Jun 2013, 10:11 AM edit delete reply
Could be worse, could have been Tucker's Kobolds.
Digo 21st Jun 2013, 7:41 AM edit delete reply
Those came much later. ^_^
Durandal 20th Jun 2013, 8:58 AM edit delete reply
"Sorry, wet erase, not dry erase, my bad."

And THAT's true-to-life, too, when someone uses the wrong kind of marker on your map.

*looks at the picture of a boat that he can't get off his map because someone used a permanent marker on it accidentally*
The Captain 20th Jun 2013, 8:41 PM edit delete reply
The Captain
I love it when my players get things all over my maps. Mostly grease stains...but still, it gives the maps character. A special kind of grit and boldness that dares you to ask, "Why did you set those greasy chips on my beautiful map?"
Delta Pangaea 21st Jun 2013, 12:14 AM edit delete reply
Aww, nothing to worry 'bout in that case. Just scribble over the permanent marker with normal marker and it comes right off.
Destrustor 20th Jun 2013, 6:15 AM edit delete reply
Oh man, that tease.
I want to be tomorrow right now.
I want it so bad.
Digo 20th Jun 2013, 6:57 AM edit delete reply
**Pre-calls in sick tomorrow for work**

**Buys a case of cold ones**

**Backs up entire hard drive and prepares for 300th anniversary special**

Let's do this.
Onyxjew 20th Jun 2013, 8:03 AM edit delete reply
Your body is ready.
Raxon 20th Jun 2013, 9:14 AM edit delete reply
Really? Mine, too! Hey, before we get this party started, give me a minute. Maybe I can get Spud and Umicross in on this, too.

I have my giant inflatable banana and comically oversized bug net on standby, and taco hut on speed dial. Oh yeah, this is gonna be so good, baby.

Anyone else wanna get in on this?
Jason Shadow 20th Jun 2013, 9:39 AM edit delete reply
Jason Shadow
Sounds like fun! I'm just gonna set up this summoning circle on the wall and fill this swimming pool with marshmallow crème... Those are always essentials for a party, right?
Raxon 20th Jun 2013, 10:03 AM edit delete reply
Oh, hey! I know this really sexy bony chick who might want in on this!
Digo 20th Jun 2013, 10:15 AM edit delete reply
Not gonna click on that link.
Not gonna click on that link.
Not gonna click on that link.
Not gonna click on that link....

Digo 20th Jun 2013, 12:03 PM edit delete reply
I was too curious for my own good. D:
FanOfMostEverything 20th Jun 2013, 11:44 AM edit delete reply
I know her cute cousin. If you guys want, I'll ask her to bring her floppy hat collection!
Raxon 20th Jun 2013, 12:30 PM edit delete reply
By the way, while we're on the subject of death and promiscuity, I'm on Steam!

definitelynotRaxon 20th Jun 2013, 12:57 PM edit delete reply
I preordered ten because I'm inexplicably free now! Let's all order it so they'll make sequels!
Raxon 20th Jun 2013, 12:59 PM edit delete reply
Thank you, complete stranger. What a completely legitimate and ringing endorsement!
DracoS 21st Jun 2013, 12:50 AM edit delete reply

Raxon 21st Jun 2013, 4:03 PM edit delete reply
No, Raxoff has yet to comment on how incredibly awesome my game is. He is the black sheep dating my innocent red herring.
Zuche 20th Jun 2013, 7:18 AM edit delete reply
You are too goood to us, Newbiespud. Far too good to us. Thank you.
Zuche 20th Jun 2013, 7:27 AM edit delete reply
"Holy moley, Batman! That's one massive shrew!"

"Holy free holeys, Batman! How are we going to dig ourselves out of this one?"

"Holy--" nah, I'm done. Unfortunately, I made the mistake of looking at one of the Twilight/Spike panels just as I heard some police chief chew out his detectives.

Now I can't look at them without hearing Twilight say, "Dammit, AJ! I've got the commissioner riding my ass about this!"

Worse, it's crossing back over so that when Spike goes riding into the rescue, I'm going to read his thoughts as, "I think of Rarity. The rest is easy."
Digo 20th Jun 2013, 8:54 AM edit delete reply
I had an odd daydream mashup of ponies and "The Last Starfighter".

Greetings Star Pony.

You have been recruited by the Pony League to defend the frontier against Sombra, and the Changeling Armada

So yeah, my brain put this together during the haze I dreamed up:
Big Mac as Alex Rogan
Cheerilee as Maggie Gordon
Pinkie Pie as Grig (Grig was fairly comical)
King Sombra as Xur
Crysalis as Lord Kril
Zuche 20th Jun 2013, 9:08 AM edit delete reply
I liked the movie well enough when I saw it, but you've given me the first reasons ever to review it now.
Digo 20th Jun 2013, 10:16 AM edit delete reply
Awesome! I'd read that review. It's one of those classic movies I never got tired of watching.
The Batman 20th Jun 2013, 2:02 PM edit delete reply
My favorite remains "Holy Fourth Ammendment"
Raxon 21st Jun 2013, 10:25 AM edit delete reply
Clearly, Zuche, you do not know what shrews look like. Allow me to elighten you.
Zuche 21st Jun 2013, 12:02 PM edit delete reply
Raxon, I should advise you that I made a point of never clicking any link from you a few months back. It just seemed in the best interests of my fragile sanity.
Raxon 21st Jun 2013, 4:14 PM edit delete reply
For your nonclicking pleasure; A proper shrew.

Raxon 20th Jun 2013, 8:37 AM edit delete reply
That sounds awesome, Spud. I like where this is going.
Zuche 20th Jun 2013, 9:32 AM edit delete reply
Wait a second... Tomorrow? This is madness!
Tatsurou 20th Jun 2013, 10:32 AM edit delete reply
Pinkie Pie: Madness? This...IS...oh look, a quarter!
Zuche 20th Jun 2013, 10:54 AM edit delete reply
I knew one of you wouldn't let me down. Well played, Tatsurou.
Digo 20th Jun 2013, 12:04 PM edit delete reply
Dash: "Their friendship will blot out the sun!"
Pinkie: "Then we shall party in the shade."
Zuche 20th Jun 2013, 1:32 PM edit delete reply
Excellent work. Anyone want the hat trick?
Joural 21st Jun 2013, 12:19 PM edit delete reply
Friendship and ponies... you will find plenty of both in here.
Zuche 21st Jun 2013, 12:20 PM edit delete reply
Thanks, Joural.
GreyDuck 20th Jun 2013, 11:12 AM edit delete reply
What, a 300th something and no "This is Sparta!" riff? I am disappoint.

(I kid! I am proud! 300 comics is a great milestone! *grin*)
Zuche 20th Jun 2013, 12:30 PM edit delete reply
Psst. Check the comic's title.
Newbiespud 20th Jun 2013, 1:58 PM edit delete reply
Well, I figured I wasn't going to be able to top yours, dad.
Raxon 21st Jun 2013, 5:56 PM edit delete reply
I just finished Quacked Panes. I gotta say, it is a fantastic comic. I do wish I could have seen more of the relationship between Roger and Rei, however, I am quite satisfied otherwise.

But that's just me. I just don't like UST.
ThisISDragonWarfare 20th Jun 2013, 3:02 PM edit delete reply
Better not dissapoint bro
Walabio 20th Jun 2013, 5:48 PM ¡Pinkamena Diane Pie quotes Pnkamena Diane Pie! edit delete reply
¡It sent shivers down my spine when your Pinkamena Diane Pie quoted the original Pinkamena Diane Pie!
Lyntermas 20th Jun 2013, 6:04 PM edit delete reply
For some strange reason, panel 3 makes me think that Rarity's going to be stuck in a cell when the others find her.

Happy 300, Newbiespud!
The Captain 20th Jun 2013, 8:39 PM edit delete reply
The Captain
A round of thank you(s) and congratulations for Newbiespud seems to be in order.
Destrustor 21st Jun 2013, 2:24 AM edit delete reply
Hey it's tomorrow now!
Can we have the surprise now?
Can we have the surprise now?
Can we have the surprise now?
Can we have the surprise now?
Can we have the surprise now?
Newbiespud 21st Jun 2013, 4:17 AM edit delete reply
Digo 21st Jun 2013, 7:44 AM edit delete reply
That was awesome and fun!! I want to see more in the future. ^_^
Raxon 21st Jun 2013, 10:26 AM edit delete reply
That was great! I totally loved it! All my accounts gave it a like!

... So, just the one, then, yeah.
Tatsurou 21st Jun 2013, 11:21 AM edit delete reply
A very nice selection of stories, and the visuals were great, too.
Any chance you might, at some point, just making screencap comics of some of the other stories that have been told on here? After all, animating and voicing them seems a great deal of extra effort if you were planning on doing even more, and I'm sure we could all be greatly satisfied with them in comic form.
Chris 21st Jun 2013, 6:03 PM edit delete reply
Well, isn't that neat! Glad you liked my little recounting enough to use it, Spud.

I know I barely comment anymore, but I still follow the comic, and I'm still loving it. Keep making great stuff, please!
aerion111 21st Jun 2013, 8:58 PM edit delete reply
That was amazing.
Heck, somehow I didn't even remember the two first stories, and I've been archive-binging.
The one with the little girl sounded a lot like, though.
Did someone really re-post Noh in the comments and I didn't notice? Man, I need to read harder...
JohnBobMead 21st Jun 2013, 5:47 AM Coolisimo! edit delete reply
That was way cool! Excellent narrative voice, with well selected images, nice fade ins of text, just way cool.

I've added it to my favorites.
Zuche 21st Jun 2013, 7:11 AM edit delete reply
Thanks for some brightness on a rainy day, Newbiespud. I'd forgotten how great Sarah's story was.
Digo 21st Jun 2013, 7:44 AM edit delete reply
Oh dude, I wish it were raining here.
Zuche 21st Jun 2013, 10:14 AM edit delete reply
If it was in my power to do so, I'd send some of this your way. I'm fine, but the downtown core and surrounding areas have been evacuated.

(Some, not all. Not enough to flood you, but enough to give emergency services a break and let some folks go home soon would be nice.)
NeutralDemon 21st Jun 2013, 1:39 PM edit delete reply
do another story time
CocoaNut 21st Jun 2013, 9:53 PM edit delete reply
I feel like there should be some 300 joke. Like how 5 ponies faced off against the entire Persian army of a million holes.

Or something.
Walabio 22nd Jun 2013, 12:54 AM ¡That was a great video! edit delete reply
¡That was a great video!
kriss1989 21st Jul 2013, 11:05 AM edit delete reply
I feel adequate!