Pg 111: Random Encounter

This week in Epic Fail: Our heroes wonder who’s attacking them. Yoru turns out to be okay.

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Pg 110: Ambush!

This week in Epic Fail: The party is ambushed. But by who?
 
Creator’s Commentary: I was thinking of having some dialogue on this page but the images just say everything.
This is a small rewrite from what actually happened in our D&D game, but largely so I can squeeze in the best bits. And set-up stuff. Plus I really want a fight scene to show what everyone can do! 

Pg 86: Oh Look! A Distraction!

This week in Epic Fail: Tinuvielle distracts Yoru from his awkward questions by (dramatically) explaining interrupting Martin’s story was bad manners. With a rapt audience Martin continues the fiery tale of his adventures with demons.

Webcomic Creator’s Commentary: 

I love Tinuvielle’s hammy acting, the throwing up her arm and the “Woe! Woe!” I hope you found it as funny as I did. I’m nearly finished with the Elven Pussy now. Nearly.

Poor Martin does have a tendency to do what he’s told without thinking it through. In other news: Fire burns. Yes I did reference Labyrinth in the comic, not so much a tribute to the late David Bowie so much as because it’s my favourite movie so I possibly reference it too much.  This joke may have been inspired by the Amanda Palmer Labyrinth with Sock Puppets version though.

You know that red thing the characters are standing on in panels 5 and 7? That is a platform painted with a symbol of chaos and you only keep seeing a fraction of it.  I seem to keep redrawing the entire thing because I’m a dumb, dumb artist who wants it to be accurate and like making life hard on myself. Grr.

What I’m not too happy about is that big gap on the left og panel 7 actually. I think maybe you should see the second demon or some of the other adventurers standing there. Hmm, editing may occur.

Sorry I’ve not been playing Dungeons & Dragons so much lately as the One Night Ultimate Werewolf card game and it’s game expansion Daybreak. We just intend to play a few hands then get to the D&D but end up playing Werewolf the entire evening *guilty face*. It’s true.

Pg 85: Be Careful What You Wish For

This week in Epic Fail:

Tinuvielle explains to Yoru how wishes work. Now he understands exactly what to do should he ever come across one. Tiuvielle feels so… ambivalent.

Creator’s Commentary: 

Hmm is the the opportunity to tell all my stories about cursed wishes in D&D? Okay then! Well one time the player character knew their wish was cursed so they tried to wish for something harmless so they wished for a banana… so naturally a giant stone banana fell out of the sky Monty Python style and crushed them to death. Another was from a Deck of Many Thing and not Cursed per se but as Tinuvielle would say ‘untrustworthy.’ The wish was for a good and righteous bastard sword which appeared in front of the warrior wishing for it… right along with it’s owner! Oh and then there was the mage who just messed up their wish to resurrect a dead character by saying “I wish this companion (PC’s named) to live as long as there is breath in my body” which brought that character back to life but meant that if the mage died, they did too.

What about you? Any good Wish stories?

Pg 83: Parental Guidance

This Week in Epic Fail: Martin continues his story with parental guidance from Tinuvielle.

Creator’s Commentary: You can find an uncensored version of this page here.

I’m a real fan of the unreliable narrator. Not only does it allow for great comedy it also allows me to tell Dungeons and Dragons stories without ‘spoiling’ the scenario for anyone. Sure, you may find some things familiar but they aren’t going to help your characters against those great big Demons!

Incidentally I do try to keep the comic PG because whilst I personally don’t have a problem with nudity I respect that others do.