Guest Comic - Part 11 (Brax) in Intermission 3
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By the same author as Grand Line 3.5
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DragonTrainer

DragonTrainer



14th Jul 2017, 12:00 AM

This guest comic was created by Brax, author of Sword Arts and Skill Points. It's a Campaign Comic based on Sword Art Online.

Go check it out when you have the chance.

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Kale

Kale




14th Jul 2017, 10:08 AM

You're doing god's work, Luke.
It is always fun trying to stat those crazy ideas that enter your head, like Sheeptar the Sheep King. Probably got Spider Climb as an at-will spell-like ability; an acid based breath attack; DR/Piercing, some SR, Resistance to Cold, and Vulnerability to Fire due to his wall of fluff; I guess an ability to summon kamikaze sheep adds.

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Airanuva




14th Jul 2017, 10:25 AM

You're talking about a big, fluffy sheep right?

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Joe the Rat




14th Jul 2017, 10:50 AM

Of course, once it takes enough fire damage, it gains Fire Shield and a Flaming Burst on charge attacks.
Now you face Sheeptar the Flaming Sheep King.

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Jake




14th Jul 2017, 11:12 AM

I actually DID stat one of those for 5e =P Acid based breath-weapon with a 1d4 turn cooldown. 20 AC, resistance to cold and necrotic damage. Spider-climb at will bonus action. 2d6 Horn attack + 5 poison, con save v. 1d4 con damage. think I'll start him at 250 health.

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TimeKeeper




14th Jul 2017, 10:53 AM

It's still a stupid boss.

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Phil the Barbarian




14th Jul 2017, 3:36 PM

It can't be that stupid if it managed to TPK a seven member party of adventurers.

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Airanuva




14th Jul 2017, 5:07 PM

7 Leeroy Jenkins though.
Mind, SAO also had the problem of everyone being a basic infantryman, which always make up the bulk of casualties... Sheeptar would be a better boss against knights, mages, archers... people that can survive damage, deal a lot of it, or deal damage at ranged. SAO has none of that, so it is a really dumb and poorly tuned boss.

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Phil the Barbarian




14th Jul 2017, 6:08 PM

I see your point. Though I would have to correct you on some things. There are knights in SAO, remember Diavel? The beta-tester who got killed by Illfang? I distinctly remember hearing him say that his class was a Knight. Also the initial strategy to kill Sheeptar included archers kiting him to the village. Until he became distracted by killing NPCs. The only thing that is correct is that there are no Mages in SAO.

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Malroth

Malroth




14th Jul 2017, 6:48 PM

However there are summoners and those summoners could be using creatures too small and fast for the boss to retaliate against thus performing the ranged harassment from safety feature of mages.

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Brax




14th Jul 2017, 9:57 PM

After he said he was a knight everyone laughed at him because there was no class system.

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Airanuva




15th Jul 2017, 12:50 AM

the "knight" is a sword user with a shield that does some blocking instead of dodging. He's still an infrantryman.
Now Kiyaba was an actual knight due to his armor and larger shield. If that was more common, the bosses would make more sense.
Also the archers never make an appearance. If they existed in the game there'd be some actual strategy to it. It's a joke, but group up and hit it until it dies is the ONLY strategy, since they are only zerglings in a zerg rush.

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Kale

Kale




15th Jul 2017, 1:12 AM

Kiyaba had the Divine Blade skill, or so he claimed.
And there are ranged attacks, Kirito threw that rock and the picks? daggers? whatever they were using a sword skill, if I recall correctly, archers could be in there, but we never see one in action because that would be boring, I guess... SAO has continuity issues where the rules and laws of the game are concerned.

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Bob




15th Jul 2017, 2:15 AM

Truck Satan is totally real and he will mess you up. And killing him does demand XP.
https://youtu.be/ikcNwUUklio?t=567
(NSFW: language)

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Otaku

Otaku




15th Jul 2017, 9:23 AM

Huh.

I never realized how dependent I was on knowing One Piece to follow the plot before. XD Not a knock against Brax (or anyone else's work). Just struck me as funny, since I've only got 10 sessions (if that) of D&D 3e experience.

Which isn't to say I can't follow what is happening in these Guest Strips. It is just when I normally get it immediately or with a second's contemplation, two to five seconds seems long. XP

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MonkeyMoa




16th Jul 2017, 7:11 AM

I think that most campaign comics counts on you knowing the plot of the thing it's parodying, that's why the famous ones are based on famous properties, i think.
I mean, Darths and Droids has a lot of jokes and plot points that counts on you knowing what happens in the first six movies of the series, which is not something that hard because of pop-cultural osmosis. Because they know that you have the knowledge of the thing, because campaign comics are done with specific fandoms in mind, they're able to toy with your expectations.
When the campaign comic is based on something that you, as an individual person, don't actually know, it's highly probable that you will be left lost or uninterested on what is happening on the comics.
Well, that's my theory, at least.
I know that I am waiting for the main comic to come back, nothing against any of the guest comics or their authors, but I don't know the anime this particular guest comic is parodying. I'm lost.

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NexusofLight




23rd Oct 2017, 7:12 PM

Is it okay That I'm reading Kirito's lines with the abridged voice?

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