Pg 66: Tumbling

This week in Epic Fail: Amuletts back-flips off the back of her Gryphon and executes a perfect landing, despite Tinuvielle’s Slippery spell. However Tinuvielle follows up by casting a Clumsy spell on Amuletts which makes her fall over.

Creator’s Commentary: It’s fun having Amuletts on the receiving end for once! This is almost a Silent Page – I’m very pleased with the visuals on this one. You understand what is happening even if you can’t read the text.

Tumbing is a Non-Weapon Proficiency in 2nd Edition D&D which is quite a handy one for dexterous characters, making them harder to hit and moving them out of combat quickly. Of course it’s actually part of Gymnastics and if you’ve never seen it check out this video. I will look forward to putting it in the comic again because it’s so amazing and beautiful!

By the way I have created a new YouTube Channel called EpicFailComic and you can see me working on this page there. I may be doing some more live drawing of comic pages soon.

Pg 65: Fool me twice

This week in Epic Fail: Dirk realises Amuletts has been messing with him again and is unhappy. Tinuvielle decides she’s going to do something about it.

Creator’s Commentary: “Fool me once shame on you; Fool me twice shame on me.”

In D&D terms the ‘Slippery’ spell would be the ‘Grease’ spell (but I kinda want non-D&D players to understand what the spell does without reading a spell description, thus the renaming).

I know Amuletts elicits mixed feelings in fans: some love her some hate her. But I think you can all agree that she’s been asking for it for a while now.

Pg 53: A Closed Book

This week in Epic Fail: Tinuvielle thinks she may be able to open the sealed spell-book with magic, but it remains stubbornly shut.

Creator’s Commentary: Grr. I think the hardest part of doing this comic is thinking up titles for the pages! I know they don’t exactly need titles, but I think it’s useful for people who are flicking through the archives to know more-or-less where they are.

YAY! The first bit of real magic. I hope you like the special effects. I think they are cool!

Tinuvielle is supposed to be a very beautiful Elf, so I’ve been working on her face to make her more attractive. In D&D terms I think her Comeliness is 19 or something like that.

Pg 9: This isn’t the argument you’re looking for

This week in Epic Fail: Amuletts, exasperated by Clodins stubbornness, laments that Martin paid her so little. Hearing this the dwarf is even more outraged. Amuletts realises she has hit a brick wall and, growing impatient, uses the force magic to manipulate him.  It works.  Clodin accepts her apology,  however, Dirk is still being held by her minion, Andy Roid.  She thinks it is funny, but agrees to order his release after Tinuvielle threatens her.  Tinuvielle is most embarrassed to discover Amuletts finds her ‘cute.’

Creator’s Commentary: So now you’ve been introduced the main abilities Amuletts receives from her God, Loki.  She can produce fire and use a minor charm spell (like the Force magic can have a strong influence on the weak-minded).   These mimic abilities the deity himself has, but are far less powerful.  Unlike normal spells they require no preparation and are used at will, so she tends to throw them off rather casually.