New Comics Every Weekday - Written by T Campbell & Phil Kahn - Illustrated by John & Jason Waltrip
CROSS FACTION COMMUNICATION
Two words for E-merl, my new favorite character: Totally. Badass.
Really digging him.
E-Merl’s forcefield doesn’t look like it’s enough to hold back evil Gimli.
I’m hoping he works down the list of inspirational battle cries to ones he shouldn’t even know.
“REMEMBER THE ALAMO!”
Remember Tunnel 17!
I actually had to look that up – thought it might have been a “The Moon is a Harsh Mistress” reference … boy was I wrong.
Then again, I found a new webcomic – Thanks!
Best wombat webcomic ever!
BEST Wombat ever!!!
Remeber the battle of serenity!
Remember Koom Valley!
Which Koom Valley?
What you don’t know is that spell also incorperates windblade, so he’s good.
I can’t help liking these new bad guys, their knoll is a masked wrestler!
A new change on the Monk class perhaps?
It’s a pretty nifty concept for a character. However, from what we see, it doesn’t so much look like he’s going to break that poor dude’s arm as he is going to wrench it out of his shoulder…
Can you smell what The Gnoll is cooking?
Where’s the “Like” button around here?
IT DOESN’T MATTER WHERE THE LIKE BUTTON IS.
But fyi, it’s right above the first comment.
What I think the Messenger wants is the ability to “like” each individual comment as needed. I know that Disqus and WordPress both offer this ability – not to suggest that you change your comment server just to accommodate our needs!
Phil, that response alone makes you even more awesome, and you’re already pretty high up there.
haha I totally read that in The Rock’s voice! XD
He already broke the dude’s arm. See the bend? That’s the elbow in the wrong direction. Shoulder comes next though. Judo arm bar FTW.
Yeah definitely tried to see if I could get my arm into a similar position… that guy’s arm is broken.
It looks as if the guy is lying on his back. If so, his left arm seems to be equipped with a right hand (judging by the side the thumb is on). Clearly the gnoll is some kind of a wrestling wizard, because no manner of unnatural twisting and/or breaking turns a left hand into a right hand.
Other than that I don’t see why the left arm would have to be broken to bend like that. But it certainly looks like it’s being twisted to the very limit before breaking.
Actually it looks more like the guy has two right hands.
Let’s pretend that never happened.
I disagree. When in doubt, just imagine that the arm/hand/joints have been twisted *that* much.
It’s a shame reaping mauler is such a lame class. Straight fighter wrestles like a boss.
Earth’s embrace +spiked armor+dual gauntlets of flame = 1d12+1d6+str+1d4+1d6+1d6 every round.
THE MORE YOU KNOW.
It’s GNOLLO LIBRE.
Anyone care to translate ‘The Masked Hyena’ into Spanish?
La Hyena Enmascarada
Thank you. I worry that might be a bit of a mouthful though. Nothing ruins dramatically calling out your title than being shot because it was too long.
This will not end well for E-merl…
I suspect…BAM…flying E-merl.
Perhaps he will land in garlic?
a mage that can’t tank is a sad thing…
Am I the only one that have the impression that this is gonna be awesome?
Not the only one friend. Heroes taking down nameless and generic opponents is fun but when you get some really unique and diverse enemies to deal with, that is when things get awesome.
Okay, I give him two frames until he gets hit.
You guys are generous…I’m expecting him to take the hit in the first panel of Friday’s strip.
First panel this Friday.
I call him not getting hit at all in the next update. Not due to the force field or anything, but simply thinking Bandit and the others know the peace offering is more like protocol rarther than a real expectation of it working.
Dat spike armor/morning star combo
It’s like he’s a bearded metal hedgehog
There ain’t nothin’ grosser than a loincloth/armbar combo. HAHA, NOW YOUR SHOULDER SMELLS LIKE TAINT.
Yeah, looks like a typo. XD
Yeah, I really need to get myself a proofer, I’ve been typoing like a motherfucker as of late.
Can do – assuming that it’s usually done several hours before it updates (you update at 5am my time)
Appreciate the offer, dude! I’m probably going to tap someone immediately available like my roommate, though.
Man, I hate typos. They drive me fcuking carzy.
There’s one kind of typo in particular that really makes me loose it.
Is their? Wahts that?
Sometime the typo? Its subtle, which is it’s deadliest characteristic.
Oh god, and that in the first sentence is an honest-to-God one. Damn. XD
Wow, so it IS only 3 guys…
My trope-sense tells me that is even WORSE than any previous theory.
Thanks to conservation of ninjutsu and all that…
nah, there’s only like 4 good guys, so things balance roughly out to normal strength levels for everyone. should be a fair fight in that sense. Doesn’t mean there won’t be a curb stomp battle, but it’ll be a deserved one.
Nah the guys in the back left of panel 2 are actually cheerleaders for the evil faction, and will join in.
EVIL CHEERLEADERS. I think this is a new bard prestige class.
All Clothing Made of Leather
crap tons of buff spells.
life drain magic.
Tectonicus has returned! His burning desire to raise standards higher means burning gastonians in a deep fat frier. His old eye may not function thanks to volcanic eruption but he’s got a new mouth who’s from the Orc faction. It seems I can’t post which makes me sadder than most because I’ve been writing for about 15 minutes and can’t be arsed to rhyme anymore.
With the rhyming, at least you’ve had the charity to open up the floor.
I larp. And by “larp” I don’t mean Your American larps, I mean full-blown full immersion high-physrepping European Larp.
Anyway, my local system is small, tight-knit and has a bunch’o people who’ve been doing this stuff for ten years now, and in that time we’ve developed a series of in-jokes and customs amongst ourselves.
One of these is the phrase “let’s be reasonable here” this is a very specific codephrase. It means “in precisely three seconds time from the end of this phrase, I am going to start a fight” – and it’s used so that your allies know to kick off at the same moment. Everyone starting simultaneously gives you a massive advantage in any fight, while the other side has to react to a sudden change of circumstances.
If one of your allies uses this phrase, then the only way to interrupt this sequence of events is to immediately throw down your weapons and say “We don’t want any fighting” – otherwise, carnage.
I’d be very disappointed if Bandit didn’t take this opportunity to backstab. I mean, why else would you make a peace offering to anyone, huh?
…This wasn’t supposed to end up over here. :|
So, riot gear and barely padded PVC? Sorry, only had limited Larping experience and only heard of the hardcore stuff. One fellow brought a manual for that type in which it listed twenty items of ‘armor’ required ‘at minimum to avoid serious injury’ while playing, so pretty sure my experience is not up there.
Hardcore doesn’t mean dangerous, I mean that you physrep everything, you have long periods of time-in etc etc.
Ah I see. Question. Im not upto date with my terminology so…physrep is what exactly? I keep thinking physcial requirement or reputation but I’m 93% sure neither of those are right.
Riot gear and padded PVC!? Eesh, I’ve been to an event where they showed the location of an old abandoned mine with garbage bags and roadblock-tape, but even there everyone (everyone!) had proper costumes and weapons :x
Now, I’m used only to Dutch LARP, but if that’s the American way, I dunno if I wanna know…
Perhaps it is also a Dutch thing to take roleplay into our battles and really act out both the hits you give (don’t just bash people’s skulls in, but act out the swing as if it is a heavy weapon (ánd hold back at the moment you hit someone, these weapons are still RL-lightweight, you do nót have to bruise each other out of commission)) as well as the hits you get (you’ve just been SLASHED with a SWORD and your ARM is over THERE! o.ó now SCREAM buddy!) it makes for much more fun for both players and NPCs
Last time, one of the leaders of the Monstercew told it beautifully;
You are here to die with Verve. Act. Devise a small background for even the smallest of roles, and make beautiful play. You will receive Play in return and all will be well.
(and yeah, this isn’t lurking anymore, but PVC! Bah! I had to. Just take the licence! Just as long as you know I’m keeping the name. this shall simply be my one-exception-comic ^^)
(I luv you writers, and the people who pun here, that much! *tears up her lurker-licence*)
Hehe, well sadly the group I am in doesnt have anything too realistic looking, though a friend managed a very nice replica of The Master Sword and Hylian Shield. I have seen some American groups with gear much like what you mention though, so please don’t judge us all from my example, hehe.
Lastly, YES! Acting on the battlefield was one of my favorite parts of the game. I worry I might have gotten a bit too physically into it though sometimes. Is spinning with the force of a hit and giving your deathcry before landing in a mud puddle and laying still for three minutes a bit too much?
The Gastonians have airships AND paddleboats (See panel 1)? Awesome!
Whether you want to broker a peace or break up with your ghoul-friend, wouldn’t it be better to do it in person instead of sending an E-merl?
I see what you did there.
more like, I sea what you did there… but I don’t harbor any grudges for missed puns…
Let’s be reasonable here
I must say I’m a fan of how “Pussycats” is in bold…I’m sure that’s exactly what he wanted to say…yep.
He’s an all-ages adversary.
Re: Alt-text- No reason it can’t be both. Street magicians are known for being fast talkers. :P
impressive artwork for this page!
the Gnoll wrestler is officially now one of my favorite characters…can we keep him? paleeeeeeeeeeeze?
1) Nega-Gimli is pretty terrifying. I don’t even understand the physics of those dudes he’s apparently tossing in panel 2 – they look like they were thrown from somewhere two panels to the right of him.
2) I’m very curious about what’s in the troll shaman’s backpack – it looks quite full. Is that just loot she took from the attack? Is it what she’s using to start those fires (or is that just magick)? Or will it be some terrible surprise for our intrepid heroes??
“Nega-Gimli”? Duck! :D
The force field is the difference between coming in peace and leaving in pieces.
Im getting a real Ginyu Force vibe from these guys.
Eh, if it were five of them it could be a Sentai. But then the number five seems unlucky in this comic. Just ask Best or Bandit.
is the spiked guy a giant dwarf or a pigmy giant?
He’s so about to Fugue those dudes up.
“You’re going to have to listen to me talk for as long as this feild hold up anyway…”
E-Merl is outstanding in his field.
hmm. Need to fix my avatar.
BEHOLD THE GLORY OF HYENA MASK AND HIS 1004 HOLDS!
Hold numero uno: ARMBAR!
Hey, can someone help me out? I’ve got a new webcomic: http://www.twiceblessedcomic.com/?webcomic_post=2 and I set it to use avatar, but what I don’t know is how you set it to use random images from your comic as the avatar is the poster doesn’t have their own.
It looks really cool on this site…
*set it to use gravatar
Fun fact: the guy the shaman’s holding isn’t a Gastonian, the guy getting held up is. In the next page, he’s going to release his debilitating secret attack, revealing himself as the true leader of the group. The orc/elf lady just grabbed the staff from him, as he’s a powerful necromancer.
Okay, so that’s probably not what’s happening. Still, I like it when speech bubbles are placed in a way that they can be comically misunderstood.
Preeeeetty sure that squirell from a page or two ago is the leader. Trolls and gnolls are woodland creatures, too! It all makes sense!
E-merl… Emeril? Like Emeril Lagase, famous CHEF OF JUSTICE!? BAM!
Sorry, pal, but you’re the caboose of the train pulling into the joke station. XP
*climbs on a applebox, ihnale deeply*
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So, lets see, will E´merl be
a) send flying by a dual smash with anti-gimlis mighty maces of whoopass?
b) “El Lobo Loco” try to use E´merl as his new chewing toy?
c) Shamaness bring on some serious woodoo-hoodoo on our favourite elfen hobo of hearts?
d) nothing from above but something totaly unexcepted happen?
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I remember Warlord Quartzcrusher.
Made very good dropcakes.
You did NOT track mud on the carpet, though. God, I never thought that decapitation with a wooden spoon was possible.
Fabulous, Spiked Dwarf and E-merl made me remember this:
Remember The Serrated Blades!! Remember the betrayal!! FOR SIRACXIS!!!
(what? No i totally didn’t do à reference to My first game of Dark Heresy! ;) )
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