Internet down. Using public wifi. Wednesday and Friday comics may not be uploaded in time. Sorry.
It's all right. Free comics means any delays are allowed. Also, you are usually very consistent so slight delays are also allowed. Onto actual subject matter... not much I can say about this comic other than that the GM seems, as always, somehow prepared.
I believe he's grown to be prepared for almost any eventuality....
Joe the Rat
Being well prepared is one thing. This is having the exact thing you need - no matter how oddly esoteric - in your glove box. Maps... tire gauge... duck-face model ship... shark repellant...
The best shark repellent is a car battery, so yes, I keep shark repellent in my car at all times.
could swear i heard of car parts being found in a shark
I did too, but I doubt they were in a car anymore when the shark got a hold of them.
don't worry about it
you've had a great track record and you've always warned about any breaks beforehand.
Be wary of any man who has a duck on his flag. He may just be insane.
Insane is not necessarily harmful, but it is, by definition, unpredictable, and unpredictable is dangerous.
Amen to that.
Exhibit A: Raxon's avatar.
Exhibit B: Raxon Dunwich.
Exhibit B-1: Raxon, the commenter.
But we're all mad here. Sanity is for the weak.
That first sentence hurts to read. X[ I dunno whether that's intentional, but I think the GM's shown a bit of a tighter grasp on grammar than that thus far.
Sanji's backstory is, at the moment, in present tense (seeing as we're in a flashback), but you've got three verb tenses in that one sentence.
Oh, wow, I never got a chance to actually start one of these before (though I don't actually have a story for this, unfortunately, but anyway!
Story Time! Tell a story about something a character possessed or a trait they had that would normally be ridiculous but somehow just made that character scarier/more badass.
The Khajit barbarian's friendliness made her a liability in that she'd draw aggro by breaking stealth or burn healing potions on a stable rescuee instead of waiting for me to nap and recover spells, but the innocent courage it takes to brazenly walk right off the road and across half a mile of prairie to cheerfully introduce yourself to a prowling band of gnolls is kind of terrifying.
Fortunately, we were there to restrain her. The gnolls were kind of confused, and decided to ignore us and keep going. Given time to amass some XP, that character could have become a powerhouse.
I have an opposite story. My character in 4e is a telepathic psion with the ability to read the minds of others. Normally this would be great, the trouble is, she has used this ability so much that it is now passive for her to use. Once again, this sounds like a good thing, doesn't even need to focus to just naturally read the minds of others. The real problem with all this is that fate seems intent on always surrounding her with idiots. What should be an awesome ability to predict danger and see through any lie is instead slowly driving her insane as her mind is flooded with the thoughts of a party whose average intelligence and wisdom scores are 6 or less.
Don't worry about it, DT. Thanks for the heads-up (and for the comic).