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By the same author as Grand Line 3.5
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Thiefsama




19th Feb 2014, 3:58 AM
"Dancing for Comics"

I can't believe it's out so early.

I personally think Story Time today should be about a time when you or your party/GM have given a character a voice that didn't quite fit; Or fit so well it was scary.

I have one of these; A friend named Blaine. In every game, all of the minions have his voice, and quote famous people as they die. Even if the rest of the group doesn't agree on it, I still enact this every single time. Because his voice is perfect for henchmen and goblins and the like.

I just stole someone else's job.

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Raxon

Raxon




19th Feb 2014, 5:18 AM

You have called for story time. I will teach you the ways of the comment, but you must have patience, carpethopper. I too have a story about a character with a voice that didn't fit.

Let me tell you the story of Bell, the fairy. Bell was the sidekick to a hero who accidentally brought her into that world. He had, well, wormholes for a power. His handle was Captain Sociopath. He is Captain Sociopath because he uses wormholes to block incoming gunfire, but pays very little attention to where the other end goes. So the bullets could kill some dude ordering a burger, or it could be shot into the air, or be released into the ocean. When his powers first manifested, the wormhole opened to another world, and out popped Bell. I can talk more about CS at a later date. Bell is the focus here.

Bell was the sweetest little thing! Kind and loyal, though a little bratty sometimes. Pretty much what you would expect from a fairy type. The catch is that she had the voice of a scottish Steve Blum.

This resulted in a later revelation that she wasn't actually a female fairy, but a male pixie. Functionally the same thing, but with sexual organs reversed, like hyenas, but moreso. Males get preggers and carry the babies, though with significantly different birthing procedures. Suffice it to say you would never look at a rosebud quite the same way again.

CS bought Bell lots of materials, and she very happily made her own clothes. Now imagine this adorable little pixie fairy perched on this dude's shoulder. She looks at you and flitters over to hug your arm. She looks up at you with her adorably cute face, and in a deep, gravelly voice, says, "Well, hello there, laddie! Ye're a strong one, aye? How'd ye like teh come back teh my place end watch a movie?"

It did not help that Bell had a bad case of A-cup angst, either.

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Neon Vincent




21st Feb 2014, 5:59 PM
"Sinister voices"

It would have been even funnier if Bell sounded like a Scottish Doc Hammer. Then the character would have been even more reminiscent of Doctor Girlfriend/Dr. Mrs. The Monarch, although A-cup angst wasn't among the latter's issues.

The most appropriate voice from a PC I ever heard was used by one of the players for the anti-paladin he played in the evil cleric campaign I mentioned in the comments to pages 246 and 256. He never spoke above a whisper. Considering what a bunch of large hams the rest of us were, the contrast made the anti-paladin creepier than any other character in the party.

The same player also ran the rebel cleric I described on p. 256. In retrospect, I know who won the best role-playing award in that campaign!

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NorthernDruid




19th Feb 2014, 9:05 AM

Well, the closest I get on this one would have to be my GM making a horrible squaky/screechy voice for an imp that appeared frequently, it fit well enough, the only problem was for his throat, which didn't like making that voice.

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Super_Big_Mac

Super_Big_Mac




2nd May 2016, 6:01 AM
"The Unspoken, a Rogue, and a Fighter all read a contract..."

At one point, my group got TPK'd, because the Witch and GM had planned for the Witch to die (giving an in-game reason for her to stop using the Slumber/Coup de Grace tactic for everything), and instead of listening to my Rogue's plan to defeat the Emperor Mummy, she ran past it, got Word of Death'd by the Big Bad, and we were without any spells or healing against a Mummy. My character was last to die, and it was a slow death.

But this story is about what happened in the Afterlife! After our deaths, we were brought before Soft Whisper to be Judged, and see what afterlife we got. The Gods that wished to lay claim to us were also there.

For our Witch, the Unspoken wanted to turn her into an undead (most likely Ghost) to finish a contract she'd signed to let another ghost pass on to their afterlife months earlier.

My Rogue and the Fighter started reading the contract over the Unspoken's shoulder, talking about the train track loops and pitfalls we saw, all the while the Unspoken (switching between me and the GM speaking) kept switching between somewhat amused and fairly annoyed, aka Discord and Him (from PPG). The Skype call was a bit echoey on the GM's side at the time, so the extra distortion during His turns speaking just added to the effect.

It was een funnier when I managed to outwit the Unnamed God of Chaos by reminding him that the contract is Unspoken, but nowhere does it say it's ever written. Therefore, it's null and void! (The contract turned into a black hole and sucked itself and the Unspoken in before snapping shut.)


'Twas a good death, all around.

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Super_Big_Mac

Super_Big_Mac




2nd May 2016, 6:01 AM
"The Unspoken, a Rogue, and a Fighter all read a contract..."

At one point, my group got TPK'd, because the Witch and GM had planned for the Witch to die (giving an in-game reason for her to stop using the Slumber/Coup de Grace tactic for everything), and instead of listening to my Rogue's plan to defeat the Emperor Mummy, she ran past it, got Word of Death'd by the Big Bad, and we were without any spells or healing against a Mummy. My character was last to die, and it was a slow death.

But this story is about what happened in the Afterlife! After our deaths, we were brought before Soft Whisper to be Judged, and see what afterlife we got. The Gods that wished to lay claim to us were also there.

For our Witch, the Unspoken wanted to turn her into an undead (most likely Ghost) to finish a contract she'd signed to let another ghost pass on to their afterlife months earlier.

My Rogue and the Fighter started reading the contract over the Unspoken's shoulder, talking about the train track loops and pitfalls we saw, all the while the Unspoken (switching between me and the GM speaking) kept switching between somewhat amused and fairly annoyed, aka Discord and Him (from PPG). The Skype call was a bit echoey on the GM's side at the time, so the extra distortion during His turns speaking just added to the effect.

It was een funnier when I managed to outwit the Unnamed God of Chaos by reminding him that the contract is Unspoken, but nowhere does it say it's ever written. Therefore, it's null and void! (The contract turned into a black hole and sucked itself and the Unspoken in before snapping shut.)


'Twas a good death, all around.

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Silentking




19th Feb 2014, 11:44 AM

You know, Don Krieg being the strongest pirate in the East Blue isn't all that impressive since not only does he only have 17 million berries (Don't remember what the proper spelling is since there are so many versions) which is small compared to future enemies, but the East Blue is revealed to be the weakest part of the world. Sure it had produced Gold Roger and Luffy (who is considered to be the reincarnation of Gold Roger in-universe) and crew (except recruits past Sanji and even Sanji was born in the West Blue, not to mention that Nami and Ussop needed a lot of upgrades in order to keep up), but that is not a lot of powerful pirates that the East Blue has produced.

Also, was Carne cut out in the anime (read mostly the manga), because I swear that he should have appeared by now.

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Otaku

Otaku




19th Feb 2014, 3:25 PM

Carne appears in the animé; pretty sure he just hasn't appeared in this webstrip for whatever reason the author has. I mean, besides the strip being really "crowded" right now... what voice to give him? ;)

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gallowsCalibrator

gallowsCalibrator




19th Feb 2014, 8:47 PM

Because we've already gone the route of Fudd, the obvious choice might be Buggs Bunny.

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Raxon

Raxon




20th Feb 2014, 3:10 AM

Personally, I hope it's Daffy Duck, so Cory can do a rabbit season, duck season routine with him.

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Xyzarach




29th Apr 2015, 12:40 PM

when I was with my old pathfinder gaming group, whenever I narrated a villain I would unconsciously slip into a bad British accent to the point where I would get called on it.

wasn't until years afterward I realized it was because of the WH40k ork accents.

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JET73L




13th Sep 2015, 8:22 AM

I found myself unable to access certain arcs of One Piece due to reading from different sources (library vs. Shonen Jump). I was thoroughly confused when I was dropped into the early middle of the Arlong arc and read about Nami collecting one million "berries" before I ever got to read about it being a unit of currency. Berries don't last that long, people! They're usually particularly fragile fruits! The island's oranges only added to the confusion.

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