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By the same author as Grand Line 3.5
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1st Mar 2019, 1:03 AM

This brings us to the conclusion of the Logue Town Arc!

I noticed that this arc caused some confusion among my readers, so I'd like to take this chance to clear up a few things. First of all, as stated before, Bonnie, Marceline, and Phoebe are characters from another Campaign Comic, "Steven and the Crystal GMs" by Rastaba. The link to that comic can be found here:
(Really enjoyed reading it, btw. Go check it out if you haven’t already ^_^)

Yes, this does mean that this webcomic's intended to be a part of the shared universe with other Campaign Comics (it was one of my primary goals when I started up this webcomic in the first place). I will try to write Grand Line 3.5's story in such a way as to NOT REQUIRE you to read the other comics. If something from another comic gets introduced, it will be explained in Grand Line 3.5 itself. While reading the other comics is not mandatory (in theory), it may enhance your reading experience (again, in theory).

Also, when I started writing up the story for the Logue Town Arc, I did so with the intention of taking the opportunity to delve a little more into the Munchkin Trio's history. By the Munchkin Trio, I mean the players behind the characters, not the characters from the show. I thought that introducing players familiar with their past could help with that, hence the crossover. This is also the reason for the references to so many other anime or cartoons in this arc. I wanted to expand more on Luke, Cory, and Gordon's gaming history and who they are as players. Since this arc has come to a close, you can rest assured that I will be dialing back on the references for a good long while.

I know that this arc hasn't been as enjoyable for many of you and I thank you for your patience. Still, I hope you managed to get at least some enjoyment out of this arc and that the next arc will be better.

Speaking of which... the next arc will be... The Warship Island Arc!

Wait! Don't worry, I have plans for this arc to make it short and (hopefully) enjoyable. Just like with the Island of Rare Animals Arc, I'll be experimenting with a different narrative style that I normally would not dare to try with certain more important story arcs. Well... let's see how it turns out... >_>

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1st Mar 2019, 3:27 AM

I don't think I really was confused by this arc, and though maybe this arc wasn't as good as some of your others, I did enjoy reading it don't worry!
I am interested how you are going to make all these setups pay off ^.^
You're doing a really good job!

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1st Mar 2019, 6:11 AM

Hang on a sec. Did i miss a part where they got Zoros new swords cos i seem to remember that it was a defining moment for zoro in the swordshop

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1st Mar 2019, 7:43 AM

You missed it.
Sword shop scene as a whole started here:

Zoro deciding to test his luck vs the sword's curse occurred here:

And he was gifted both the cursed sword and a 2nd one immediately after.

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1st Mar 2019, 7:03 AM

I don’t think one guy in the previous comments qualifies as “many of us”. Personally I thought this arc was very entertaining and interesting. So long as you keep your series self contained enough that we don’t have to trawl through a bunch of other campaign comics to understand what’s going one (which so far you’ve managed quite well) you’ll be fine.

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1st Mar 2019, 9:43 AM

Agreed. This comic is so much fun.

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1st Mar 2019, 3:16 PM

To be fair, this one comment was'nt the only one on that topic. there was a short debate about it in the comment section when they referenced the justice league comic, and another when on the page using Megalo Box, plus a couple others comments about it here and there. So there definitely where a few readers wondering about it.
On and on, i enjoyed it personally, and simply guessed that since we're talking about a comic based on OP, the rule "if it's there, just assume that it's either backstory or Foreshadowing" applied.

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1st Mar 2019, 10:09 AM

This was my favorite arc up to date both because SU is one of my favorite animated series and because I enjoy learning more about the players.

I have a feeling I'm not alone with this.

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1st Mar 2019, 10:17 AM

Honestly I'm here for the OP fourth wall breaking, and the shared universe doesn't interest me.

That said, it wasn't like I didn't enjoy this arc. Don't read too much into hatemail.

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1st Mar 2019, 11:36 AM

Thanks for explaining, DragonTrainer.

Going to pass on Steven and the Crystal GM's; TL;DR is that whatever interest I've had in that show has been killed by the fandom and/or the creative types behind it. As such, a comic based on it doesn't seem like it would be up my alley.

Which doesn't mean you can't keep on doing what you're doing. ;)

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1st Mar 2019, 11:44 AM

I like this. This is always how I saw the eventual introduction of Franky. He's a crafter and a modeller at heart, and his creations and interesting build designs cement him in the group. Makes me look forward to Water Seven and Enies Lobby.

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1st Mar 2019, 2:07 PM

To balance it out a bit, I didn't really enjoy this arc (not hated or anything tho, I'm still here).
Part of it is the pacing, as it felt that scenes were dragging for one or two comics more sometimes, and another part is that I thought I didn't find as many OP references/tributes as in the previous arcs.

I'd chalk them both to thecrossover, since the other strips don't interest me (both as an inclusion in another one, here GL3.5, and by themselves) and the character interactions and external stuff took quite a bit of space.
Basically I'm reading these for the parallels with the parodied shows so the metaplot actively derails from my enjoyment and I probably wouldn't care about it no matter how it's done, so it's not a matter of your execution.
And regarding pacing, it is my (subjective) impression that the crossover weighted on it, but if it turns out it's unrelated and the arc gave you trouble, or something, please don't take it as a criticism to your writing speed. I'd rather you slow things down if it ensures you can get your ideas in place, than sacrifice writing quality to speed up the pace.

I tried to use a neutral tone since my remarks have been mostly negative, but the goal isn't to spit on your work, I hope it doesn't come across this way.

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1st Mar 2019, 2:39 PM

I'll admit to skimming most of this arc rather than reading. The crossover wasn't overly interesting to me and things seemed to either drag on or just spend too much time on people I ended up not caring about anyways.

And I was indeed quite confused at time, but my aforementioned skimming was probably at least partly at fault.

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1st Mar 2019, 3:27 PM

Well i did'nt worry too much about it sinc i had figured what you're explaining here anyway.
Now, it personally was'nt my favorite arc since more time centered on characters interaction and backstory let slightly less time for jokes, but i still understand why it's there and all in all, i'd say it was still a good read.

Now i'm looking forward to the next session.
I remember not liking the warship island arc back when i watched the show, which is exactly why i'm curious about what you'll do with it.

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Generic Greg

3rd Mar 2019, 12:58 AM

Yeah, I'm with the 'I enjoyed it crowd' I didn't really mind the introduction and use of other comic plot points, either. If anything, I agree on the fact that really, it did seem to drag a little bit, but other than that I've no PERSONAL complaints. I do also appreciate the fact you aren't going to make us read the other comics, nothing against them, I just dislike media that requires you to trawl through several OTHER things to fully understand them...when we aren't talking about a series of books, or something of that nature.

As well, like some other people on here have echoed, I REALLY wouldn't take the people hating too seriously. The fact that the one guy commented that your purpose seemed to just be to reference as many things as possible means in my mind misunderstood the purpose of the comic. It's a reinterpretation of the One Piece universe as a table top campaign, and the players are a bunch of nerds who've played table top games before. It's ALSO intended to be, as you said, apart of the bigger universe of the comics. So the fact that you reference other comics makes sense in that light. I feel like I'm rambling now, so I'm gonna cut this off, but yeah. This comics awesome, and Warship island was one of the better filler arcs.

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25th Mar 2019, 4:23 PM

that guy was'nt the only one, though. there have been a few peoples througout this arc who posted a comment wondering what was the point of the Justice League reference or expressing worry that too much stuffs from others comics appear in this one (like Wears publishing). Not just hating, you also had the commentor who where just confused and wondered what was going on. So it's understandable that DT would make a comment to explain what he was up too.

that said, i agree with you.

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9th Mar 2019, 3:48 AM

Hello, me again from forever ago. One Piece as a whole can be a nightmare to work as a campaign. If only because you have so much material to sift through.

But we love it immensely because of it and in times like when Arlong or Mihawk showed up, you really capture the spirit of the show. And that's always awesome in and of itself.

Looking forward to the future! Keep on trucking!

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15th May 2020, 7:09 PM

Hey, just started reading this a little while ago, and I just want to say, I really enjoyed this arc. It was nice to have a more casual session with our heroes, as seems to follow a lot of emotionally weighty sessions, at least in my group they do. I especially liked the delving into the past of Cory, Luke and Gordin, and, I will admit, it's gotten me interested in the comic that was crossed over with. I'd say this was a real good arc.

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Pram The Oracle

13th Jul 2020, 12:22 AM

I’m all for guest characters from other campaign comics coming in as recurring guest stars, since I feel you still focused it solidly on the OP crew.

But yeah just a once in a blue moon thing

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Emperor Megaman

23rd Jul 2021, 1:25 PM

Don't know if you're ever going to read, but i kinda enjoyed this arc, personally.
The only complain i would have is that it had less One Piece "Abridging" compared to early arc like Buggy. And not being familiar with tabletop RPGs, the parody is one of the main draw for me.

I mostly understood the rest as foreshadowing that might not seems important right now, but sets up things for future arc in classic One Piece fashion.

Then again, maybe i did'nt get the impression that it was taking too long because i could read the whole arc without waiting and it might have felt longer if i had to read it while it was posted.

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