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Newbiespud 5th Apr 2016, 6:00 AM edit delete
Author: Winged Cat

Guest Author's Note: "Tell us of a time when the weather mattered, particularly if it was at all under the control of the Pcs. I'll go first: 'It was a dark and stormy night, but we all had night vision and we were counting on the rain to put the fires out, not to mention wash the dust out of the air.'"

Newbiespud's Note: Though they have individual titles, this last set of guest comics is a four-page series!

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



Digo Dragon 5th Apr 2016, 7:00 AM edit delete reply
Digo Dragon
During a particularly difficult battle with a red dragon, two spellcasters decided to summon some fierce storms with their magic. One created a Windstorm to keep the dragon grounded, the other used Call Lightning to zap the dragon. They had some pretty bad results however...

A windstorm strong enough to ground a large dragon is also strong enough to throw human-sized PCs across the battlefield. So the party is now all prone to the dragon's melee attacks. Secondly, despite the disadvantage of the dragon's large size, the druid's tiger was struck with the random lightning bolts. Every. Single. Lightning. BOLT.

The dice apparently demanded a sacrifice that night, and they had a taste for feline. O.o
Blueblade 6th Apr 2016, 7:54 PM edit delete reply
Well if all of the characters (minus the dragon) were being thrown all over the place by the wind then technically the Lightning never struck the same place twice as the tiger was most likely in a different place each time it got struck. :3
Classic Steve 5th Apr 2016, 7:53 AM edit delete reply
FID is getting into more and more episodes that I never thought would lend themselves to FID.
Guest 5th Apr 2016, 8:00 AM edit delete reply
The magic of "out of context". Anything can be taken out of context to be anything else.
Digo Dragon 5th Apr 2016, 11:30 AM edit delete reply
Digo Dragon
"Out of Context" is especially magical when applied to RP quotes.
Winged Cat 5th Apr 2016, 11:10 AM edit delete reply
I took it as a personal challenge to do an episode that wouldn't normally work. (Because it's material that won't conflict with NS's work, and thus won't inconvenience him.)

It's just 4 strips, as opposed to how much he can mine out of an episode. Had I known he only had 8 guest strips, I would have made more...but as it happens, I did half of the break, so perhaps that's well enough.

(BTW, I noticed he was complaining about quality from some authors, but apparently I've worked out a way to make strips of sufficient quality. Anyone who would like to learn my method, for the next hiatus or for your own purposes, contact me on FIMFiction.)
ANW 5th Apr 2016, 8:05 AM edit delete reply
What is the one thing no one should ever say in front of your character, and what happened when someone said it last?
Me:When someone calls him blind in the bad way, and the last person to said that, let's just say his chance of making babies went up in flames.
Evilbob 5th Apr 2016, 9:48 AM edit delete reply
literally went up in flames?

Sounds... hot.
Digo Dragon 5th Apr 2016, 11:27 AM edit delete reply
Digo Dragon
I guess he didn't get the... burn notice.
Specter 5th Apr 2016, 11:49 AM edit delete reply
Eesh, that was some hot flash.

As for the question, when someone insults, lies, blackmails, etc. his family, their family looses a branch.

... It's fun playing a psycopath.
Winged Cat 5th Apr 2016, 1:12 PM edit delete reply
Especially if his victims never twig to it?
Digo Dragon 5th Apr 2016, 1:31 PM edit delete reply
Digo Dragon
Some folks are just not... sticklers for family values.
Pablo360 5th Apr 2016, 4:04 PM edit delete reply
Hilariously, Darths & Droids is also running a bunch of stick puns today.
Someone 5th Apr 2016, 2:40 PM edit delete reply
The current one?
Let's just say, you never do anything to any piece of machinery in his presence that he does not approve of, lest you want to kill every single one of your associates and become an extinct species in the process.
Mabbz 5th Apr 2016, 8:30 AM edit delete reply
Ah, tempting fate. I make a habit of that in my RPs, in the hope of gaining an immunity. Here's something I posted in a forum RP once:

"There's no going back now. At least we won't run into anything bad in the middle of a desert. And even if we did, we can take anything this world could possibly throw at us. Nothing can possibly go wrong. Or if it did, it wouldn't be more than we can handle. And once we'd dealt with whatever the problem was, at least it couldn't get any worse. I'm certain this'll be easy, we'll be home in time for tea. And we'll all live happily ever after.

Now that that's out of the way, how long d'you reckon Dreylan will last? Boy I hope fate isn't tempted by obvious parody "
Someone 5th Apr 2016, 9:54 AM edit delete reply
Reminds me of the Darths and Droids sandstorm encounter.
Guest 5th Apr 2016, 10:21 AM edit delete reply
The first campaign I ever played had an interesting interaction between Sorcerors and storms.
Practicing magic in a storm could have interesting effects, ranging from the caster getting petrified, to spells behaving very oddly.
Cue a lesser fire orb hanging in mid-air for several minutes while my bemused sorceress poked it with her quarterstaff before it suddenly teleported away and into a nearby cow, at which point she lost interest in experimentation and headed back inside.
Apostate 5th Apr 2016, 4:50 PM edit delete reply
Really? Really? She need to tempt Lady Luck?
Winged Cat 5th Apr 2016, 6:35 PM edit delete reply
Wait and see what she does next time. ;)
Blueblade 6th Apr 2016, 7:57 PM edit delete reply
She need to tempt Lady Luck AND the DM because the more chaos the better.
Zengar 5th Apr 2016, 7:17 PM edit delete reply
Do spellstorms count as weather? You see there was this wild magic area somewhat near the necromancers tower and SOMEBODY thought that the necromancer was more dependant on magic than we were and if we could somehow expand it the fight would be easier...
Zetrein 6th Apr 2016, 1:33 AM edit delete reply
In my group we have this in-joke, our own personal meme at this point, based on real events from a campaign they ran many years before I joined the group.

Short version: Good weather means the enemy snipers can see you. Pray for rain.
steevee 6th Apr 2016, 4:04 PM edit delete reply
steevee 6th Apr 2016, 4:04 PM edit delete reply
Specter 6th Apr 2016, 10:04 PM edit delete reply
Mean while on the otherside of the 'can't be worse' rain scenario.
Moonshadow 25th Jul 2016, 2:48 AM edit delete reply
We were on a boat, under attack by a band of pirates who used smoke bombs to conceal their boarding party.

Our shaman called up a zepher to disperse the smoke clouds, negating the pirates' concealment. Their best tactics relied on the success of the initial ambush, and so they were quickly repelled.