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Newbiespud 28th Feb 2015, 5:00 AM edit delete
Author: Broken Logic

Guest Author's Note: Coming to you right bang in the middle of the Dragonshy arc, just before comic 152. Actually, I started this comic last time guest comics were open, but didn't make the deadline. Half finished and without words, I picked it up again only to realise I've lost the plot. So now it's set in Dragonshy, okay?!

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



ANW 28th Feb 2015, 5:23 AM edit delete reply
okay guys,
I'm running out of poll ideas.
And story ideas as well.
The long break did not help me.
So I'm asking you guys/gals
Should I reuse the old polls?
Time marches on, and opinions can change.
I would also like to see what type of polls you guys can come up with.
you know that guy 28th Feb 2015, 9:34 AM edit delete reply
I'd say only post a poll if it relates to that day's comic in some way.
Blueblade 28th Feb 2015, 6:17 PM edit delete reply
How about a poll for the next poll? Or a Poll about polls? Pollception!
q97randomguy 28th Feb 2015, 9:57 PM edit delete reply
* Refers you back to FID #497, Recursion, not Inception.
Blueblade 6th Mar 2015, 2:56 PM edit delete reply
Super_Big_Mac 11th Mar 2015, 1:30 PM edit delete reply
You need a poll within a poll.
Mykin 28th Feb 2015, 5:24 AM edit delete reply
Snack time always seems to happen at the most inopportune time in a campaign....

DM: Ok the axe is raised above your head and-
Player 1: Umm, DM? Can we stop here for a sec and go grab a sub?
Player 2: Yea, I could use a drink too.
Player 3: Bathroom!
DM: But-! Ugh, fine!...someone get me a Honey Bun while they're out...
Digo 28th Feb 2015, 5:27 AM edit delete reply
The worst are when someone spills stuff while snacking. I've had a boss battle interrupted by a deluge of Cheetos.

So I usually declare errant food as "reinforcement Mooks" XD

Now you have a harder fight and can't touch those snacks till you slay them! Have at!
Mace Direwolf 28th Feb 2015, 6:53 AM edit delete reply
Mace Direwolf
Mmm~ Yes, crunchy Cheetos Mooks are tasty! :D However, right now I'm more in the mood for Oreo Guards. :P
Digo 28th Feb 2015, 7:35 AM edit delete reply
That was one of the best movies ever. :D
Mace Direwolf 1st Mar 2015, 5:32 PM edit delete reply
Mace Direwolf
I couldn't agree more, Digo! :D
Specter 28th Feb 2015, 8:19 AM edit delete reply
Snack story time? ok.

Our campaign (details for a later date) was interrupted for nearly an hour-and-a-half because our pizza order had finally arrived. During that time, I had touched nothing (including the initial 4 hours of gameplay earlier), and no one seemed to have noticed.

I guess that means I'm in the same boat as Twilight, maybe?

(20 minutes of staring at message later)... Maybe?
Digo 28th Feb 2015, 11:10 AM edit delete reply
Well, on the other hand touching everything with greasy pizza fingers leads to some short lived character sheets. :x
Mykin 28th Feb 2015, 3:27 PM edit delete reply
I'm not actually sure this counts as a story time, Specter. If it does, though, then I guess I've been doing a lot of firsts this week.

Anyway, I play DnD at a game store near my house on Wednesday with our DM who has an issue with staying on topic at times. One time, it got so bad that the moment he went on a tangent nearly everyone got up and went to go buy some snacks. The only people who didn't do that was our DM, the unlucky person caught up with the rant, and myself since I had already spent my money getting snacks earlier in the session.

All five player got in line and, one by one, bought their snacks from the clerk before returning to their seats. By the time they finished eating, our DM was done and we continued on with our game. The whole event took over a half hour to play out, if that helps put things into perspective.
Poisonfrog 28th Feb 2015, 5:56 AM edit delete reply
One time my tabletop group decided to take a break for snacks, I went off to grab some ramen... only to find out that they'd continued without me, and my character was now dead.
Mandolin 28th Feb 2015, 6:18 AM edit delete reply
Oh, God, somebody in my gaming group made me think they'd done something just as horrible a few years back.

I wound up with a bad case of food poisoning during one session and had to lie down in the GM's guest room - I didn't realize it was food poisoning until several hours in. The GM let one of my friends play my fighter in the meantime. I was carpooling and they wrapped up the session early so my ride could drive me home.

As we were leaving, I asked what I'd missed, and someone - I don't remember who - rattled off a quick summary of the fighting and said my character had gotten her head bitten off, but hey, the distraction let the party kill the monster!

I almost lost it right then and there, but the GM was quick to correct them - I don't think he wanted to have to clean up the mess. My fighter was fine and hadn't been maimed or killed off at all. "I'm not THAT sadistic."

Me to the grinning friend who thought they were funny: "Seriously, do you WANT me to throw up on you?"

I didn't, but it was a near thing.
Digo 28th Feb 2015, 7:36 AM edit delete reply
Continuing on without you could be forgivable, but killing your character while you were out on a food run? I'd of seriously protested. That's just not cool.
Winged Cat 28th Feb 2015, 8:42 AM edit delete reply
Which would lead to an entirely different sort of biting off of heads.
HonorableInsanity 28th Feb 2015, 12:36 PM edit delete reply
Yeah, continuing the game I can see as being reasonable enough, but killing your character off without you? I'd've been seriously pissed off with the group for that, there's just no reason to do that
Disloyal Subject 28th Feb 2015, 5:43 PM edit delete reply
Disloyal Subject
It was a running gag for my IRC Dark Heresy group to pull exactly those sorts of lies whenever someone showed up late or got disconnected for a few minutes. For example:

Lucius has joined.
<GM>: ...And, as the Necrons advance on you with their gauss rifles, roll for initiative.

I fell for it nearly every time. Fool me twice... After a while I was pretty sure it was just the customary ribbing, but when told that Tyranids ate my squire, I can't help but get antsy.
Poisonfrog 3rd Mar 2015, 10:49 AM edit delete reply
I was nearly always the DM, this was one of the very few times I wasn't. I got them back in a later sessions when the group - armed only with melee weapons - encountered a dragon that simply refused to land, it just kept flying overhead and blasting them with lavabreath. (Yes, lava. There were some fun dragons in that setting...)
Guest 28th Feb 2015, 9:58 PM edit delete reply
I'd've OR I'd have. I would OF makes no sense and oh my god I hate it when people write that stop it!
Disloyal Subject 1st Mar 2015, 1:15 PM edit delete reply
Disloyal Subject
I'm not particularly fond of it myself, but the only thing that comes up for "Ctrl+F: would of" is your rant. Who were you addressing?
Guest 2nd Mar 2015, 7:22 PM edit delete reply
Probably someone who edited their post.
Super_Big_Mac 11th Mar 2015, 1:43 PM edit delete reply
I'd of is probably what they're annoyed with.
Raxon 28th Feb 2015, 7:02 AM edit delete reply
Thas nae puddin, lass, thas 'aggis!

Ah, gametime munchies. Or as I like to call it, "I hope you didn't already eat supper!"

Chili, sandwiches, soups, pasta, if I have guests, they receive food! It's worked out for me so far.
Disloyal Subject 28th Feb 2015, 5:44 PM edit delete reply
Disloyal Subject
One of many reasons I'd love to play in your games. Ever serve corned beef hash?
RobinBobcat 28th Feb 2015, 6:17 PM edit delete reply
*perks ears* Did someone say haggis?

And I will note we actually has a full Burns Night supper at our table once, including properly Addressing the haggis.

Then there was the time I one-upped that with a full-blown High Tea. Scones. Little tarts. Sandwiches. The works.
Raxon 1st Mar 2015, 10:15 PM edit delete reply
I'm considering someday serving some homemade fratvarit. It's a thing from a game I used to play. It's an alcoholic apple mash drink, with peppercorns sealed in the bottle for a spicy boozy good time.

I have served these little corned beef treats. They're tiny strips of corned beef, wrapped in dough and baked.
Grogg 28th Feb 2015, 7:26 AM edit delete reply
A gaming tradition of mine is to buy a bunch of my player's favorite candy they day after Halloween. Then when the group gets together for the next session, all the monsters are represented by pieces of candy on the battlemat. If you kill it, you get to eat it. At the end, I always try to have a big king-size candy bar to represent the BBEG. It's great seeing the party pull out all the stops to try and kill it.
Digo 28th Feb 2015, 7:37 AM edit delete reply
The best kind of 'sweet victory' in my opinion. :q
Mace Direwolf 1st Mar 2015, 10:22 PM edit delete reply
Mace Direwolf
Hahaha! Nice one, Digo! xD

Totally relevant-->
Disloyal Subject 28th Feb 2015, 5:46 PM edit delete reply
Disloyal Subject
I'm bummed Trader Joe's no longer stocks 10lb bars of Belgian chocolate. It took a hammer and chisel to break them into edible pieces, but the irregular shapes would've made great representative minis for earth elementals or slapdash golems.
Blueblade 28th Feb 2015, 6:24 PM edit delete reply
Now you're just trying to make me hungry. XD
Calypso 2nd Mar 2015, 7:01 AM edit delete reply
Oh man, I used to get those for Christmas...I'd slowly gnaw them down, along with my other treats, and they'd last until Easter. Then I'd have the refresher of various rabbits to gnaw on until my birthday. Years, in my youth, were a cycle of chocolates. I still have a huge stash of candy in my candy drawer from December... I am not sharing.
RobinBobcat 28th Feb 2015, 6:22 PM edit delete reply
I have actually heard of a wargame wherein the forces are candy, with the caveat that they MUST be eaten when defeated. How badly do you want to take that south flank, if it means eating a dozen caramels.
Jphyper 28th Feb 2015, 7:58 AM edit delete reply
The only place in town dedicated to gaming has a "No Food or Drink" policy...
Winged Cat 28th Feb 2015, 8:47 AM edit delete reply
I have a near-opposite problem: almost all my games these days are online, so players will occasionally get tapped by those around them to help with food (cooking, greeting the pizza delivery guy, or whatnot). It's an occasional annoyance, but not usually a major problem especially if the player tosses out a "BRB" or something before leaving keyboard (or can time it for when their character's not active, such as 5 minutes during another PC's complicated action).
Argon 28th Feb 2015, 7:59 AM edit delete reply
Does anyone else but me just find a fat Pinkie Pie completely adorable? :)
Zuche 28th Feb 2015, 11:19 AM edit delete reply
Post-pigout pudgy Pinkie Pie pleases posters!
Platonix 28th Feb 2015, 8:13 AM edit delete reply
Most members of my gaming group also play Magic: the Gathering, so Game Night involves the Magic players getting together for a few hours, and then the non-Magic players arriving for the TTRPG. When that happens, we all break and go to a fast-food place to grab dinner.
Disloyal Subject 3rd Mar 2015, 12:05 AM edit delete reply
Disloyal Subject
That sounds excellent. Sadly, my group has no other Magic players. Silver lining; I get any cards they come across. Started up my new Abzan deck that way!
Winged Cat 28th Feb 2015, 8:40 AM edit delete reply
@Newbiespud, still waiting on yes/no to the second script I sent. If it's not your cup of tea, no problem. If it is, you said you might extend the deadline a bit; I could get it to you this weekend. (Also, you did receive the first comic, right?)
Disloyal Subject 28th Feb 2015, 5:48 PM edit delete reply
Disloyal Subject
ComicFury has a private message feature, in case you ever need it.
Winged Cat 28th Feb 2015, 11:12 PM edit delete reply
Thanks, but this was a "usual channels aren't working, I need something I know will be seen" situation.

Also I don't see any private message function? I see edit and delete links (which don't work), and a reply link (used to make comments like this). Are there other pages these comments could be viewed on, besides through ?
j-eagle12212012 1st Mar 2015, 2:50 AM edit delete reply
If you click on newbie spud's name it will take you to his page and then you can send him a pm
Winged Cat 2nd Mar 2015, 12:07 PM edit delete reply
Ah, so it does. Thanks much!
Skorzah 28th Feb 2015, 8:48 AM edit delete reply
We always have some candy and several 12 packs of soda. This always results in burping contests, and I always win. I am one of two girls in the group, compared to seven guys.
you know that guy 28th Feb 2015, 9:36 AM edit delete reply
There are websites where you can get money for stuff like that, or so I've heard.
Rubahhitam 28th Feb 2015, 2:48 PM edit delete reply
Okay, I apologize if this makes me sound like a creep, but that is both awesome and hot! Sorry, just had to say it. Aaaaaaaannnnnddddd now I return to the shadows from whence I came. Hope your day is good, and if not, hope it gets better.
Rubahhitam 28th Feb 2015, 2:48 PM edit delete reply
Okay, I apologize if this makes me sound like a creep, but that is both awesome and hot! Sorry, just had to say it. Aaaaaaaannnnnddddd now I return to the shadows from whence I came. Hope your day is good, and if not, hope it gets better.
Skorzah 1st Mar 2015, 9:51 AM edit delete reply
Nah, I actually take a wierd amount of pride in it, and one of our gms has much the same sentiment as you, so I honestly don't mind. XD
Grant 28th Feb 2015, 10:36 AM edit delete reply
My advice is to always go for pringles, 12-pack bottles of soda and possibly pizza if it isn't too greasy. This way you avoid little bits of chips everywhere, no cans or cups spilling on everything and no fingers too sticky, greasy or covered in cheeto-stuff so the rest of the group won't want to stay away from any dice you touch.
Zuche 28th Feb 2015, 11:21 AM edit delete reply
I think my gaming group is going to have to give up on the snack options or else alter the arrangement. There's just no room to play around the meal and too often not enough time to play when we're done.
betterwatchit 28th Feb 2015, 2:48 PM edit delete reply
I'm particularly lucky in this regard, because my group runs its games in the function room of a pub next to the local hospital. Being able to get hot food delivered to your table does make a difference when you play from 7 to 11 P.M.!
Rubahhitam 28th Feb 2015, 2:58 PM edit delete reply
Okay, I gotta tell this one. I recently joined a newly formed RP group (I may have mentioned this in a previous post or two) and our DM has this habit of drinking (not that I have a problem with people drinking) and he actually uses his empty beer cans as a DM screen. On occasion one of them might not be completely empty, and it will get knocked over onto the table (which is covered in spray-on chalk board stuff, where our maps are drawn). He did mention that he will try to do next session moderately sober near the end so he can recall more of the details of our adventures (he usually ends up forgetting the portion at the end and we have to remind him). Besides the beer-spilling, he's been a great DM so far! He took on D&D Next with basically no experience in it (though he has been a D&D junkie for years), has inserted his own spin into the adventures we've had, and plans to continue the campaign with his own material (and our characters) after we complete the starter kit storyline!
Skorzah 1st Mar 2015, 9:56 AM edit delete reply
Holy/infernal crap... A mildly drunk gm sounds like an EXCELLENT idea! :D
Disloyal Subject 3rd Mar 2015, 12:08 AM edit delete reply
Disloyal Subject
It's been known to work very well. Sometimes, though, it just tanks, and even when it's a success, it can lead everyone down some dark and/or bizarre roads.
Blueblade 6th Mar 2015, 3:00 PM edit delete reply
Specter 28th Feb 2015, 3:48 PM edit delete reply
In terms of snacks, I could only imagine what it would be like if you played a game, and ate, at a place like this.
Blueblade 28th Feb 2015, 6:27 PM edit delete reply
Stop making me hungry! XD
Disloyal Subject 3rd Mar 2015, 12:10 AM edit delete reply
Disloyal Subject
(Huh, thought I posted this days ago.)
Little late for that, Blueblade. Now, I'm gonna go make an animal-style double cheeseburger with extra pickles & lettuce.
FanOfMostEverything 1st Mar 2015, 4:15 AM edit delete reply
Last night, we were going to start a new campaign, but I got there late, a few people needed to leave early, and the first encounter was made with a full party in mind. So, we ended up just playing Magic and eating the banana bread one of the players made.
Curb 1st Mar 2015, 6:19 AM edit delete reply
When I was still with my old D&D group, snack time was set x amount of time into the session, depending on length of session. IT would either be pizza that we all donated toward, or a snack run.

Most of the time it was a snack run, with everyone piling into two of the cars and heading to the golden arches, subway or if they were up for it, the Bell. Once everyone had eaten, it was back to playing. Drinks were allowed at the table, but had to be on coasters or napkins and had to be closable bottles...still, was always fun to make the snack run.
Jaxx 2nd Mar 2015, 4:11 AM edit delete reply
Not so much about food so much as goofing around. About to storm an Enclave base and Alter Ego, my changeling necromedic starts makin jokes. The hardass person we were escorting started to point out that we could be fighting soon, to which Alter replied "we might die in there, we might not have any trouble. Til then the point we actually have to be serious I will enjoy myself. No use being grim on the way to the mission."