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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.

If you want to try to do something, just ask the DM.  If they respond "You can certainly TRY," rethink your idea.

One of these speech bubbles is a real person saying a real thing they have actually said. Can you guess which one?

Also, that cat is Mango, Gnora’s cat. (Gnora is the one in the black shirt with the hair long in front and short in the back.) He is not solid orange. He is an orange tabby. But tabby is a pain to color, and he doesn’t mind being solid orange.

13 responses to “Noob III”

  • Jade on March 21, 2018 at 4:10 AM

    The math’s pretty easy (depending on the system) and the whole thing is more fun than it looks.
    I mean, my character once landed drunk and naked on the roof of an onsen that was surounded by dancing trees. You wouldn’t associate math with that, would you?

  • Black Rose on March 21, 2018 at 6:21 AM

    Poor Jasper,this NOT quite what he expects…!

  • Zodo on March 21, 2018 at 9:25 AM

    The math could be far worse. They could be using HERO system. Superheros playing a Superhero game would be interesting… Though it’s been done in GRRL Power.

  • Sidekickgirl on March 21, 2018 at 11:17 AM

    They could be playing Chartmaster, where you can literally die trying to walk down a hallway.

  • TheAuldGrump on March 21, 2018 at 6:51 PM

    And look at a chart, which tells you which chart to look at, which leads to a chart for what happens….

    Good old Chart Law. 😛

  • Dread Pirate on March 24, 2018 at 9:47 AM

    Heh. I love the HERO system, but my god would that be awful as a first experience in RPGs!

  • The Other Mike on March 26, 2018 at 6:01 AM

    As a friend of mine says, if HERO System had been created by White Wolf, it would be called “Algebra: The Calculating.”

  • tomyironmane on March 26, 2018 at 6:49 AM

    Pathfinder system. It is D&D 3.5, more or less, with a few class changes, buffs, and improvements. There’s bookkeeping and addition and subtraction involved. Nothing that you can’t count on your fingers, at least as long as you’re not rolling big crits or massive sneak attack damage.

    The math is easy enough. Getting used to a game mechanic is harder.

  • Kaamio on March 23, 2018 at 4:24 AM

    Well, since nobody says noice and succulents is a far fetched word (I guess spesific events might acvount for it) I’m going to go with vegan cannibal as the real one.

  • Twitch on March 24, 2018 at 11:54 AM

    …nope. I must go with succulents or ‘Noice’
    Most vegans I know don’t eat meat because it has chems and/or cruelty. A modern human is chock full of antibiotics, stress hormones, plus we eat NASTY shit. It would be like eating a buzzard or coyote.

  • Sidekickgirl on March 24, 2018 at 3:34 PM

    Now we’ve got a debate!

    Point of order. Gnora is vegetarian, not vegan. Her biology is comprised of approximately 37% cheese.

  • theMarc on June 10, 2018 at 2:13 AM

    That alt text is the truest thing I’ve read this year.

  • StSword on March 31, 2019 at 2:00 AM

    To be fair, between regular old tabletop or virtual reality shenanigans like in that storyline, I think like nine people out of ten would prefer the virtual reality to throwing dice.

    And I say that as a tabletop fan.

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