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#44 "Parley"

9th May 2013, 9:18 PM
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#44 "Parley"
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pharphacide 9th May 2013, 10:08 PM edit delete reply
pharphacide
"I used to be a vengeful wren, then I took an arrow in the tree."
Jadelynn 9th May 2013, 10:42 PM edit delete reply
Jadelynn
Fun fact: "took an arrow to the knee" is old nordic slang for getting married. Skyrim just got that much more awesome, and a new, intense sense of irony has been added to this context.
Songgu Kwon 10th May 2013, 1:22 AM edit delete reply
Songgu Kwon
There seems to be some controversy regarding the validity of that meaning.

http://www.reddit.com/r/skyrim/comments/1cibln/til_what_arrow_to_the_knee_means/

Whether it's true or not, I like it. It's like saying, I used to run around killing things and looting treasure and then I got married and settled down. :)
Guest 10th May 2013, 5:04 AM edit delete reply
So Durgo bested Hrodger in their duel. We can now look forward to one day reading the colorful story tracing whose hands Kneeflayer passed through on its way to Blackfeather.

I'm guessing the archer targeting Blackfeather is one of Durgo's mercenaries. This may not necessarily be on Durgo's specific orders so much as standard operating procedures when the party is attacked.

Nice how episodes typically raise more questions than they answer! Keeps us coming back for more.
Dean Clark 10th May 2013, 5:06 AM edit delete reply
Dean Clark
Sorry, thought I was logged in a moment ago. Funny how there is no way to retract anonymous comments.
Songgu Kwon 10th May 2013, 1:51 PM edit delete reply
Songgu Kwon
That's okay. The next bunch of pages will probably be action oriented... not much plot or humor. I look forward to a time when I can devote more time to making this comic than one or two days a week.
Dean Clark 11th May 2013, 2:13 AM edit delete reply
Dean Clark
A serio-comic montage episode chronicling Kneeflayer's (mis-)adventures while passing through assorted adventurers' hands, between Rudro's and Blackfeather's, would make for a nice bit of comic relief, between action sequences. A la the tale of the rocket launcher in Blanche.

Once you have put out enough episodes to collect them into a single print volume, maybe that will allow you to devote more time to future episodes. Maybe you can get a revenue stream from T-shirts, and action figures, too.

You could market both a collected edition of episodes, and related merchandising, directly to RPG fans, through related Websites. And magazines, if there still is such a thing. The action figures, for instance, could be listed by character class, level, and race. Their names in the comic would personalize the figures, but familiarity with the characters wouldn't be required in the target audience. You could market such action figures through the distributors to neighborhood gaming stores, as well as online. Elf Industries.
Dean Clark 11th May 2013, 8:50 AM edit delete reply
Dean Clark
Correction: In PnP D&D, players push around figurines, not action figures, on a board.
Songgu Kwon 11th May 2013, 12:35 PM edit delete reply
Songgu Kwon
Yes, I was thinking that in a year or two, T-shirts and figurines would make cool merch, along with the printed comic book, of course. :)
gibberish 11th May 2013, 10:41 AM edit delete reply
gibberish
One thing I learned in one of my past lives; is that I think Durgo is learning now is that it's hard getting laid wearing padded armor. Most women prefer you rock the plate or even leather. Great comic Gu.
Draginbeard 11th May 2013, 12:04 PM edit delete reply
Draginbeard
That shadow play in the first and last panel is so very well done.
Songgu Kwon 11th May 2013, 12:42 PM edit delete reply
Songgu Kwon
Thanks guys! And yes, padded armor just isn't as sexy as plate and leather. Even chain armor makes the damsels swoon way more than padded. But you know what? I bet padded is way comfy like walking around with your favorite blanket & pillow wrapped around you at all times. Snugly...
gibberish 11th May 2013, 5:21 PM edit delete reply
gibberish
Order now and you can get 2 sets of padded armor for the price of one! That's right, two sets of padded armor for $29.99! Supplies are not limited so act now.
Dean Clark 12th May 2013, 2:06 AM edit delete reply
Dean Clark
Judging by online listings, D&D figurines are called miniature figures. I guess because D&D players are too pumped with testosterone to play games with something with a diminutive suffix after its name.
Guesticus 2nd Dec 2013, 10:49 AM edit delete reply
Wait, they object to 'figurine' because of it's 'diminutive suffix', but have no problem with 'miniature figure'? o_O

Long before Skyrim came out, a certain future GGG got a crossbow bolt to the knee in "Wapsi Square" (and then raped repeatedly)
Guesticus 2nd Dec 2013, 11:14 AM edit delete reply
Are they going to now start calling Logan "Miniature Wolf" because "Wolverine" uses a diminutive suffix? o_O