A big part of chess is psychology. But it’s not the biggest part.

We contemplated showing more of the actual games Frigg played against these guys (Phil was pushing to lengthen the sequences), but it would honestly feel kind of sadistic to stretch that out. The only reason to do it would be to build suspense that Frigg would snap and start hitting things and people, and the next page will more than suffice to make that look like a reasonable possibility.

I like what Erica did with the “hourglass transition” between the last two panels: it was originally a panel of its own.