Page 662 - Agatha Missed-ie

20th Oct 2015, 6:00 AM in The Last Roundup
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Newbiespud 20th Oct 2015, 6:00 AM edit delete
"Oh hey! It's late October and were getting into the 660s! I wonder if-"
*page 666 will land on October 29th, the update before Halloween's*

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



Digo 20th Oct 2015, 6:03 AM edit delete reply
*page 666 will land on October 29th, the update before Halloween's*

So what we need is a quick one-page guest comic so that the timing is corrected? ;D
Newbiespud 20th Oct 2015, 6:51 AM edit delete reply
Unfortunately, I'd need to completely skip a day, because the page numbering is automatic. (It counts guest comics too.)

Between being off by one for a dumb joke and outright skipping one of my regular updates, I'll take the mild disappointment, thanks.
Digo 20th Oct 2015, 7:14 AM edit delete reply
Of course. I figured after posting that the numbering might not be something you can easily thwart. Not that I wouldn't jump at a chance for making another guest comic. :3
Winged Cat 20th Oct 2015, 11:08 AM edit delete reply
You and me both. Though yours are better, IMO.
Digo 21st Oct 2015, 5:43 AM edit delete reply
Aww, thanks. ^^;
banjo2E 20th Oct 2015, 9:58 PM edit delete reply
Well, comic 667 is almost as good - it's the neighbor of the beast, you see.
Draxynnic 21st Oct 2015, 2:50 AM edit delete reply
Skip one, then post an extra one on 1 Nov?
guest 21st Oct 2015, 8:56 AM edit delete reply
Maybe make the comic on the 27th double length, skip the 29th, and thus you get 666 on Halloween!
Winged Cat 20th Oct 2015, 10:55 AM edit delete reply
Hey, close enough.

Alternately: timing works out so your comic is not cursed - barely.

Alternately alternately: it's cursed at the start of Halloween, one second after midnight, and then you and your server take action to rescue and decurse your comic! (Assuming these don't get posted right at midnight. Even if they do, that's midnight some time in the US, so at the start of Halloween in Australia time it'd still be 666, right?)
Digo 20th Oct 2015, 4:17 PM edit delete reply
Hee, I like these ideas.
j-eagle12212012 20th Oct 2015, 2:45 PM edit delete reply
Page 663 is this thursday oct 22
Page 664 is this Saturday oct 24
Page 665 is next Tuesday Oct 27
Page 666 is next Thursday oct 29 oh darn it is two days before halloween
Archeo Lumiere 20th Oct 2015, 6:10 AM edit delete reply
Panel four, how is Applejack there?
Digo 20th Oct 2015, 6:12 AM edit delete reply
AJ did appear on the Mmmmystery episode. She was just one of the only ponies not to have taken a bit out of anything and thus was pretty much in the background most of the time.
Kinrah 20th Oct 2015, 6:31 AM edit delete reply
Well, technically she *did* take a bite out of the cake but her scene was cut for time.
Disloyal Subject 20th Oct 2015, 9:15 AM edit delete reply
Disloyal Subject
Did anyone else help themselves too, or was Applejack the only one to take a bite from the cake and not get caught?
The Element of Honesty, ladies and gentlemen.
CCC 20th Oct 2015, 6:42 AM edit delete reply
Yes, but neither her character nor her player should be present in the current storyline...
Newbiespud 20th Oct 2015, 6:50 AM edit delete reply
Blarg. I completely neglected that, and I like the expression too much... I'll make an adjustment, but I can't really take her completely out of frame...

Would you believe this is the second time this has happened in the entire run?
Digo 20th Oct 2015, 7:20 AM edit delete reply
So is the cache'd error version valuable now? ;)
Winged Cat 20th Oct 2015, 11:13 AM edit delete reply
Just edit out her cutie mark and that could be any blank flank - maybe a relative of AJ's.
Disloyal Subject 20th Oct 2015, 7:23 PM edit delete reply
Disloyal Subject
Nopony else wears Applejack's hat.
j-eagle12212012 20th Oct 2015, 2:32 PM edit delete reply
Hey Spud
Couldn't you add speach bubbles for Twilight and Rarity to say "Really?" also? that would keep the expression of pinkie and cover up AppleJack Too

Digo 20th Oct 2015, 7:20 AM edit delete reply
Player no, but it was pretty common in my old group that the character would be in the background. Hell ,even if they weren't in that scene they sometimes get interacted with. Players can forget who is with them sometimes.

GMs too. I would admit to forgetting that a particular PC isn't supposed to be in a scene and they're there anyway. :3
j-eagle12212012 20th Oct 2015, 2:40 PM edit delete reply
Yeah but in this instance AJ's player and Character aren't present at this time so it doesn't fit
ANW 20th Oct 2015, 6:32 AM edit delete reply
Halloween is coming.
Does your group do a special session for it?
Tomb of Horrors does not count. Almost all Tabletop players knows about that.
And a good bit that don't plays it.
aylatrigger 20th Oct 2015, 7:26 AM edit delete reply
I have never done a special session, as the timing has not worked out (and it won't work out this year either...I have to visit family and help out my brother that weekend)... But I have PLANNED a special session. As it probably will be years before I can actually use it around Halloween, I will tell you the premise. It is using the zombie game 'All Flesh Must Be Eaten', but realistically it could use most systems with zombies. Before the game starts, the GM asks the players to make characters based mostly on themselves, with some increased physical stats.

It is the zombie apocalypse. Your group has somehow ended up together, maybe coincidentally, maybe you were visiting each other. Anyway, while escaping from zombies, you ran into a mad scientist doctor. He had developed a Super Serum, which enables heightened physical powers (I doubt the average D&D player can handle a zombie horde in melee... Though besides myself my friends probably could. And I use guns...). After showing his own heightened physical prowess, the group agreed that it would raise your chances if you all took the serum, so you did. ...If you would not agree, you were somehow peer-pressured into it.
While the serum has helped, the doctor died before he could make anything to vaccinate against or cure the zombie plague.

(Spoilers if you want to use it)
The Super Serum does not just make you a stronger human, but also a stronger zombie. More mentally in control of yourself, able to control the other zombies a bit...but pure evil. With the intention of killing all humans. Also, Super Zombies decompose at a slower rate, leaving it hard to notice they are zombies if there are no obvious wounds, and sometimes not even then. At the beginning of the game, an NPC who you picked up along your travels dies and becomes a Super Zombie in front of you. It was terrifying, but you managed to kill him. Now, the only problem is you don't know who next could be one.

(Super Spoilers)
Before the game,the GM should individually ask each player (or tell each player 'through random selection') to become a Super Zombie at the start. They got bitten when no one was watching, and died and raised in the same way. While trying to 'find the Super Zombie' leads to players being suspicious of each other, everyone being the Super Zombie leads to players trying to discretely kill everyone else. When the Super Zombies all try to control the zombie horde, the more simplistic minds get confused. Either the game ends with a blood bath, everyone being revealed as Super Zombies, or mass confusion as the zombies don't do what the players want. In any case, the own worst enemy of the players is themselves.
Winged Cat 20th Oct 2015, 11:27 AM edit delete reply
My regular group won't be meeting on Halloween, but I'm considering doing a one-shot for some of my friends - during the day (it being a weekend, people are likely to be free), so they've time to scatter to parties or trick-or-treating afterwards. (Also to distract them from their piles of candy at home, awaiting other trick-or-treaters.)

Exalted 3E is supposedly going to finally drop sometime this week, so I may have them play Abyssals after the Deathlords won. In other words: they play champions and gods of death, in a world where (aside from them) only ghosts remain, so how do they guide the remnants of the world to its final end - and do they go along with it (ending in TPK), or do they find some way to survive the end of everything? Given the group, I would not be surprised by Grim Fandango references.
Specter 20th Oct 2015, 12:08 PM edit delete reply
No, I don't think we're going to do anything special here for halloween.


How all of you in my room? Get out, please. Anyway, if we do anything special, it'll most likely be last second and poorly planed, otherwise we're just going to binge on candy for the night. That, and probably watch a lot of halloween themed movies, who knows.
MuffinMark 20th Oct 2015, 6:33 AM edit delete reply
Well, I finished my first full campaign Sunday. I have to thank this comic for motivating me to actually go out and start playing, and making new friends in the process.
So thank you Spud, and thank you everyone in the comments section for sharing such wonderful stories.

(especially Raxon)
Raxon 20th Oct 2015, 7:01 AM edit delete reply
I love reading and commenting, though I have less free time for it now. Glad to hear yiu like my comments, and oh my goodness, Halloween is coming up, and I don't have anything prepared for you guys!

I'll get right on it.
Super Kami Guru 21st Oct 2015, 12:33 AM edit delete reply
It genuinely frightens me as to what you'll think of Raxon. I can't wait! xD
Raxon 21st Oct 2015, 8:43 PM edit delete reply
I'm watching some cartoons to get an idea.
Albedoequals1 20th Oct 2015, 8:59 AM Derail the derailment edit delete reply
Pinkie is one of those people that only does rabbit trails
Mykin 20th Oct 2015, 9:09 AM edit delete reply
Pinkie, you've already derailed the DM's plans once. Quit trying to derail it again with something that might involve a cake. It will probably force the DM to start making Portal puns and it will not end well.

I kinda wish I had a story for this, but sadly there isn't one. Maybe next comic will let me post something.
Winged Cat 20th Oct 2015, 11:30 AM edit delete reply
But derailing to something that does not need AJ...then again, the GM did just ask if they wanted to focus on AJ's disappearance.

Any bets on how many more derails Pinkie would do (generating sessions and sessions of content for the GM) before any one of the plots wrapped up if allowed?
Evilbob 20th Oct 2015, 3:54 PM edit delete reply
Who needs the main overarching plot when you got silly derailer like Pinkie that just self-generates material? (Not serious derailer like Twilight that wraps up entire campaign in one go, eliminating tons of prepared material. That's just bad.)
Winged Cat 20th Oct 2015, 6:59 PM edit delete reply
They balance each other out! Pinkie generates plot, Twilight wraps them up to prevent them from piling up too high, and the rest including the GM...

Hmm. This isn't "railroaded" so much as being adrift in a hot air balloon in a windstorm. Is "ballooned" a relevant term?
Evilbob 23rd Oct 2015, 5:40 AM edit delete reply
If not, I think it should be invented/used.
Instead of "We're being railroaded", an alternate complaint would be "Damn it, we're being ballooned again".
Evilbob 23rd Oct 2015, 5:40 AM edit delete reply
If not, I think it should be invented/used.
Instead of "We're being railroaded", an alternate complaint would be "Damn it, we're being ballooned again".
Disloyal Subject 20th Oct 2015, 9:22 AM edit delete reply
Disloyal Subject
We had two players go absent last night midway through the inaugural session of a Dark Heresy 2e campaign. Fortunately, one's character was a techpriest and the other was borderline catatonic from having his arm chopped off, failing a Toughness test to not die from shock, and burning a Fate Point to survive, so it was ruled that after finishing medical attention for the maimed guy (cogboy rolled for first aid just before his connection died) he carried him out to the dropship behind us.
remia1 20th Oct 2015, 2:34 PM edit delete reply
closest my group did, (I use past tense because we disbanded a few years ago when our host moved across the country) was a couple times during new years eve we would get together and any time our character died, we would do a shot.
last one to pass out had to run next year
can't remember what had to happen to make the GM take a shot, but there was something
Dusk Raven 21st Oct 2015, 2:31 PM edit delete reply
I know the readership of this comic (or at least the comment section) has decreased in recent months, myself included, but I was wondering if I might seek help from the readerbase regarding a tabletop/MLP question? I have a larger post written out, but it deals with deciding which pony would be which Pathfinder class in a humanoid setting...