Sidekick Girl

Saving the City: Sans-Spandex

We have decided to move to an every other week schedule from now until the end of the year. We’ve been struggling to get back to once a week on time comics with everything that’s been going on, between one or both of us on overtime, the season for our nonprofit ramping up, and general brain fatigue.  Because, you know, 2020.

There will be a comic this coming Wednesday (9/30) and then every other week after that, with filler during November as per usual.

"Arson is not the answer" is a real rule at my real game table and it is there for a real reason.

Not pictured: the ever-lovely Alexis and Conor, who joined the game after this arc was planned. Next time….

You know what the hardest part of putting your friends in comics is? Squinting at every facebook photo you have trying to make sure you’ve gotten the eye color as close as possible. Eye colors: harder than you think.

14 responses to “Noob I”

  • leggedfish on March 7, 2018 at 7:12 PM

    Arson is always the answer.

  • Sidekickgirl on March 7, 2018 at 8:15 PM

    Everyone, meet the reason why that rule exists.

  • Twitch on March 8, 2018 at 5:03 PM

    My G.M. believed in reality discipline. Hence the party being chased through a dry cornfield by FLAMING scarecrow golems. (All this when I stepped out to get a soda?)

  • Ragingagnostic on March 9, 2018 at 1:50 PM

    What is that, a Simpsons reference?

  • Moe Lane on March 12, 2018 at 6:54 PM

    Arson is often *an* answer. I agree with that. But there are very few problems that cannot be solved with a judicious use of gravity. “You can’t dodge falling damage.”

  • Sidekickgirl on March 12, 2018 at 9:19 PM

    Well, YES, to an extent. On the plus side, things like damage reduction do not apply if you’re falling. (Remember, if you hit a rock, no DR. If the rock hits you, yes!) And we can probably discount spells and abilities to reduce that damage, because there are just as many that will protect against fire. On the down side, people have a terminal velocity of 20d6. And at 1d6 damage per ten feet, that means that you can drop someone off a 200 foot building (about ten giraffes high) and off the Empire state building (about 62.5 giraffes) and it will do the same damage.

    Fire might cap out as far as individual spell damage, but really, there are no limits to the conflagration you can expose players to. Remember, if you roll low enough, a FIRST LEVEL CHARACTER could fall off 62.5 giraffes AND LIVE!

    Of course, when in doubt, just put 10 feet of water in something, and watch the chaos.

  • Adam on March 7, 2018 at 9:59 PM

    Remember. Pillage first! Then burn.

  • Nealithi on March 8, 2018 at 9:11 PM

    Is it arson if they can’t prove you did it?

  • Mujaki on March 9, 2018 at 7:17 AM

    Wait, if arson is NOT the answer…
    What was the question, again?

  • Storel on April 4, 2018 at 1:39 PM

    Well, there are any number of questions for which arson is NOT the answer, ranging from “How many licks does it take to get to the center of a Tootsie-Pop?” to “What is at the center of the Andromeda galaxy?” to “How can I live to over a hundred years old?” So your question is… unanswerable. Sorry!

  • Leap_Yean on March 9, 2018 at 6:35 PM

    I want a copy of that rule sheet on the wall for my gaming group, one part for fun, one part for the rules! Can you share up a link?

  • Sidekickgirl on March 10, 2018 at 8:31 PM

    Ask and ye shall receive. My actual table rules for my actual game.

    –You will keep your character sheet on a Pathfinder sheet, preferably typed for easy reading.
    –You will keep your Character sheet and XP sheet up to date
    –You will keep your Trello card updated with your current, fully updated character sheet. This is what we will use if you are not present.

    –Please arrive on time. We gather at noon with the plan that all chit chat, settling, housekeeping, etc will be dispensed with by 12:30. We have limited time to play and must make the most of it.
    –Please let me know if you are going to be late, or something comes up. We’ll be running on a fairly flexible schedule, but I would prefer to avoid having to cancel at the last minute.

    –We will try to stay on topic. I’m as bad at this as anyone, so we must all help each other.
    –We will try to limit distractions at the table. Devices should be used for in game purposes. Writing, drawing, crafting, fidgets, etc should not distract you or others from the game. Strive to be present.
    –We will avoid dominating the stage. Take turns. Encourage other players to participate.
    –We will be patient with each other, and help each other learn.
    –We will be patient with the DM, who will mess up early and often.

    –Arson is not the answer

  • Leap_Yean on March 15, 2018 at 10:02 AM

    Thank you very much!

  • Wujo on March 12, 2018 at 4:07 PM

    Thank u always for ur great work^^

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