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So, over/under on the… ah, well, over/under?
Oh God, he’s the Forum Troll’s Greatest Enemy.
He and Frigg are going to go awesome together.
Holy crap, you’re right! What a perfect foil.
Now you are the failboat, Frigg.
Heh. Frigg’s found someone she can’t aggravate.
Didn’t think that existed.
The cigar is the source of his powers.
That, or that clearly enchanted steel-cleaving sword of his. One o’ those.
I like how on the close-up of the shield you can see the wear and tear from where he blocks with that corner a lot. Nice touch, John.
I guess cleaving multiple robots with one swing when you had trouble with ONE (along with Gravedust’s help on top of that) is totally unimpressive to you, isn’t it Frigg? ;3
All sarcasm aside, I’m liking Scipio more and more, he’s got the witty banter that Frigg is apparently supposed to bring to the group without any of the traits that – personally – rub me the wrong way.
I’m with you on both counts, even though I find Frigg amusing within the context of this comic. In real life, I avoid annoying people like Frigg. :)
Still want to see the what kind of conversations Scipio and Byron have though. :D
Indeed. It’s a little jarring to have one character throwing out random quips from movies (Lunchbox: Kevin Smith) and memes, when all the other characters (including players) are in a relatively different mind-set altogether.
That said, I would love to see him and Byron team up together, they look like they would most definitely get along.
If Byron doesn’t start berserking again, I may have found a new favorite character.
Berserkin’ Byron is Best Byron.
Wait a moment…
He is immune to all attacks from Gingers. I hear that’s a trait they all possess.
It’s like fighting fire elementals with fire elementals. We just absorb the damage.
This leads directly to the conclusion that she was actually providing him with Rage points; that without her egging him on he would not have been that awesome.
Oooo – Someone Frigg can’t needle.
This is gonna get good.
Oh, my goodness, that… That is wonderful. Scipio, now and forever, is my favorite character.
I think someone just have found a boyfrieeeend…
I have my doubts that Frigg meets Scipio’s standards. :3
Like that’s going to stop her from trying to club him over the head and drag him back to her cave?
….Yes. -does the same look as his Gravatar-
I also notived that he kinda fought like a Scorpion there, bided his time by shielding himself with his ‘pincers’ (Shield), then striking fast with his ‘Stinger’ (Sword) for a quick kill. Very fitting. :3
ok, now i’m suspecting that frigg/scipio will turn out to be:
Not that there’s anything wrong with that…
I thought there being something deeply wrong with that was half the appeal.
Immediate thought: they’re gonna bone.
Oh God, the picture just makes this more perfect.
Nothing riles him. Nothing can harm him. He is the perfect tank.
I picture Frigg as the perfect tank when it comes to aggro generation. He represents a good Tank’s ability to stand as immobile as a mountain, maybe. But we’ve yet to see if he has any aggro generating abilities on people who aren’t Frigg. Because, really, he just mirror-shielded that aggro.
Well, tanks only really need aggro generating in games like WoW, since solid objects and enemies can pass right the tank without any collision.
Okay, yeah, the others are awesome but Scipio takes the cake, especially since silence really IS the most original comeback for a role-playing game.
Sounds like someone just got Not-Told. So hard.
Looks like Frigg will have to tank up a new strategy to burn the cigar guy.
Scipio is the stoic main tank who does his job with no drama.
Frigg is the dps/offtank you have in guild just because of how good they are, regardless of their attitude problem.
Or because they kept whining to be in the raid group that night. Poozers.
Why do I get a bad feeling about this?
I..I can’t tell if thats Frigg’s way of flirting..?
Awesome picture for that comment.
Frigg’s just jealous of his Cleave-age.
Given how big a dick she is, I suppose turnabout is fair play.
And there I thought she was interested by his slasher tendencies…
Frigg uses Taunt
I can see her just constantly trying to get a rise out of him, him ignoring it, finally he’ll say something that get’s to her, followed by frantic rage humping. Either that or after Frigg get’s going he’ll leave saying she’s not his type lol.
Yeah, I pretty much figured that was Frigg’s way of flirting.
She called him fat.
It’s ON now.
She wasn’t referring to HIM, but the err…. girth? of his penis. Sword! The wide girth of his sword, definitely.
Besides, its not the length of the sword, its how you swing it.
but the ladies prefer the penetration.
Heh, is Frigg doing the angry-Ghibli-girl hair bristle? Seems appropriate.
I want to know the story behind his coat of arms.
It’s the tribal tattoo his player has on his left shoulder.
I wanna know about his sword. Thing looks like a cross between Liono’s sword from Thundercats and Bilbo’s blade Sting.
Dude fights like a scorpion. Quiet, well-defended, one-strike kills, the whole shebang. I’m actually thinking his name is short for “Scorpion Liono.”
The Sting of Omens!
Interesting bit o’ trivia: Scipio is actually asleep for the entirety of today’s comic.
Oooohhh! That infuriating man!
long lost older brother
Love the fact that RAEG, or Scipio, uses the same tecnique that i use on trolls (both online and offline! ;)
D–> I think I need a towel.
D–> He is very STRONG, I give him that.
Of course you get the avatar of what appears to be a bar wench to go with that. Avatar fail. XD
WOW frigg just got fragged
He must have blindsight, because he never once opened his eyes.
He actually dozed off. This is what he does when he sleepwalks.
Frig’s right shoulder plate is NOT amused.
I saw the >( face in the scratches as well, perfection.
Panel 3: Hax!
I ship it.
Is it just me or do the gaps in the trees and the way he is walking make it look like dizzy drunkenness in the last panel? Also, the proportions feel a little weird.
Rendar the Renderer apparently uses CDs for the neck-joints of his automatons… No wonder Scipio cut right through them. :-P
I predict hate-sex in the future.
Definitely makes me wonder if they are somehow long lost siblings. :)
I’m reminded of some of the short stories embedded in the Elder Scrolls games, describing the Cyrodiilic style of defensive fighting with shield and heavy armor: deflect, deflect, deflect, until your opponent gets tired and makes a mistake.
pretty much how real fighting goes.
worked for the romans…
The Romans were almost certainly the model the Elder Scrolls writers had in mind. It doesn’t cover all pre-modern melee combat, though.
I remember reading some comment from a general who had to defend against one of the Crusades: that the initial charge of the European heavy cavalry was very difficult to withstand, but if you did manage to survive it and counterattack, the morale of the European army would quickly break.
Same idea behind the phalanx used by the armies of Alexander the Great, the Spartans and the Roman Legion.
It’s the complete opposite of the Berserker model, the original shock and awe routine ;)
The Roman legions didn’t really use a phalanx, nor did the Spartans (or at least, the Spartans did not use the phalanx in the true, Macedonian style which Alexander the Great’s men used) The Romans used a shield wall technique sorta like a phalanx but without the whole “thicket of motherfuckin’ spears in your face” thing. The Spartans fought primarily as hoplites, who were like an earlier version of phalangites, and fought in phalanx-like ordered ranks.
The real “phalanx”, though, at least the one that comes to mind when someone says “phalanx” was a primarily Macedonian thing. Actually, it was Phillip of Macedon who really came up with the idea of “Hey, guys! Let’s give our dudes EVEN LONGER SPEARS!!!1!” So, he equipped his men with 15 foot long spears called “sarissas”, which let them form really deep formations. It was just rank upon rank of armored dudes with many, many, many spears sticking out the front of the formation, which could basically crush the armies of the other Greek states by dint of sheer bitch-slapitude.
Redhead + redhead. AW YEAH.
Goon reference FTW.
This is going to turn into GINGAPOCALYPSE
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