HA! She’s the brains behind it.
I wouldn’t say Freya planned any of it, but she’s always been resentful of Martin. It wouldn’t be a stretch for her to derive the most enjoyment from all of this.
She’s only jealous because she’s not a warlock, and has been ever since strip #6(one of my favorites still, BTW).
Not to mention his later pick of Flying as an always-usable feat…later replaced with Animate Dead (but only as a “Big Lipped Alligator Moment”) ( https://www.heroesoflesserearth.com/2006/10/hole_comic_2006-10-27gif/ )
I… don’t get it. 😐
Is this after the game night, on the next day, or what?
Maybe it was during a break in the same session?
With what we know about our Unseen DM so far, it probably took less than 5 minutes. The other players probably didn’t even know they were gone.
Ron has it. It is minutes after the last strip.
That would imply they’ve done it right there in one of the other rooms. That just seems….wrong. 😕
Where does it say this happened in another room?
Well people, at least Morty that we know of, are still in the room and haven’t fled with shrieks of horror.
Couldn’t you be a bit more obscure? That’s the caption at the top of the first panel.
Ah I see it now, it says , “One three and a half minute break later” in the first panel.
Was that text box there before 😐 and I missed it , or did you add that in and re-uploaded the strip, Kevin?
Of course it was there from the start. Even doubting that is a crimethink, you ungood unperson. 👿
LOL, no, I added it after I saw the confusion. I had considered it at first, and then decided I didn’t really need it. I figured if I had been waffling and others seemed to need it, it would be fine to go ahead and stick it in.
“if…others seemed to need it, it would be fine to go ahead and stick it in.”
Yeah, I’ve thought that too, often. It’s why I have a court order saying I have to stay at least 50 yards away from farm animals and machinery.
Possible in the mood from the screwover… If I hated a player and saw him get his comeuppance…I’d likely be too.
As for timing..I can imagine the session ending after…well…Martin lost his marbles.
I’d imagine the player would have had a bitchfit. Though…the fact that she does say Martin only has one char left..implies the player is so unimaginative he names the char after himself.
…Or that they always refer to themselves as the PC’s and not as the players themselves. Ever heard any of their real names? I’m guessing Kevin knows it’d distract and confuse the readership to hear about 2 sets of names.
We are still in the same session. We,ve just had a short break.
Problem is, Martin can always roll up more warlocks.
Yea, and they’d all be level 1. 😛
You are probably correct, sir.
Wait the DM and Freya just got in on for the first time ever? Good on them. Also excellent title “Smoking Is Cool”. Heheheh.
Wouldn’t say that…she says it’s not easy. Which implies previous instances…just sporadic if not outright rare.
The cast page needs to be updated again. 🙂
Damn, I’ve been invited to a D&D group playing Pathfinder, but it’s on the other side of the country and too far away for me, even if I had a car. And they plan to play about once a week too. 😥
Truly, as they say, God gives nuts to those without teeth.
How hardcore are you when it comes to gaming? This is the test.
Really, Orald. Are you going to let a little thing like not being there stop you from playing?
Point seconded: There are webcams, there is VoIP, there are dice servers. If you don’t even try it you won’t know if it’s close enough to fill the gaping hole in your nerdity.
The acid test of rpg addiction! 😉
Telecommuting? set up a webcam at both ends and phone it in?
This ain’t Full Frontal Nerdity, and you know in my case it wouldn’t be nerdity.
Thats what my old high school group is doing. Over half of us went out of state for college. The rest all around town so it would be lengthy drives for everyone but the person hosting. So we are just usng skype and aim chat rooms en masse. Its going to be awesome.
Skype? Aim? MSNmessenger?
These all have free webcam chatting ability. Hook it up to a HD TV and you have larger than life interaction!
Yes, Mr. DM, I totally rolled 10 perfect 20’s in a row. 🙄
It’s not really something you can keep doing all the time with a new gaming group of people you’ve never met and never will since you’re just too far away from their meetings. It’s funny when it’s in a comic, not so in real life.
Have the DM make your rolls for ya. Or set up a secondary “Dice cam” he can put in the lower corner of the screen.
I’m pretty sure there are online dice-rolling utilities for precisely this purpose.
OK, enough speculation and advice. I’ll just answer everyone right here. Not being physically present at a gaming session- webcams, dice-rolling utilities and other people rolling for me etc is, to me, akin to playing a forum based RPG, which just isn’t my thing.
Furthermore, no sane group of people will go to the inconvenience of including a new member whom no one has met and who never shows up in person. This whole idea is silly. Silly, silly, silly. Now get on with it.
Get on with it!
I think they should put the webcam inside of a baby-doll they put on the table, looking at the play area. That would give orald a little height perspective and give everyone else something to look at when they talk to him. I’m pretty sure that there’s even a webcam utility out there that has a dice-roller included.
That’s insulting, Kevin. 👿
If anything is going to represent me it’s going to be a blow-up sex-doll!
Like an Antonio Bandaras inflatable love doll?
Korn Powers Activate!
No no no, a Darth Vader action figure!
hey kevin, will you do a report on the recent wikileaks shite soon?
I asked him about it last week and he seemed to like the idea, so we might get it on Thursday.
I am definitely looking at it. I do think it would make a good article.
All I have to say about picking that as a topic is that folks reading this crap in the US might get labeled as a person of interest or even charged and I don’t even know what the US would try to do to non-citizens who read it.
I will counter that with: The people in charge of that decision are sociopathic morons trying to keep secret things that never really were secret to begin with and ought never have been secret as a rule. An example: The US ambassador dictating that Spain extend copyright maximalism in its laws using various arm-twisting measures to pressure them is something Americans ought say, “Not in my fucking name you don’t!” about. The fact that the RIAA spends enough lobby money in DC to get the foreign service to do that for them says something about slimy, treasonous corruption!
Sorry… I started ranting… calm, calm, #@$(*@#$(*@&#(&@*#*!!!!
Fine. You talked me into it.
What? No! My blood pressure is too high as it is lately–it’s asshole season at work and on the roads.
I’m not quite sure if they had sex, or if seeing Martin killed was as good as sex for her. Either way she doesn’t seem too upset by the whole thing.
No, not upset at all.
She didn’t just reward the DM with sex for killing Martin in-game, uhmmmmm?
Yes, Kroiden. That is exactly what just happened.
Well it’s a good thing the DM also found his manhood again, as evidenced by Martin’s sorry state of affairs.
So we’re still calling Martin Martin? Can we assume Martin is the player’s name, given that Martin is an unusual name for a warlock? Or can we start calling him Fleece on the basis it would really annoy him?
I agree, Martin is a very strange name for a warlock.
Tim, Enchanter Extraordinaire.
Is Martin any more unusual than Richard? ( http://www.lfgcomic.com/page/3 )
Nothing wrong with the name Martin.
Or with Richard for that matter…. 🙄
So what exactly is a “normal” name for a warlock? Deathy McDemonfire?
Oh, I dunno…”Harlock”, “Demonica”, and “Fred”?
Try something that sounds Latin, like Lux Ignis maybe?
“Deathy McDemonfire” 😆
Something like “Mandrake” perhaps?
So all I could think of was Poor Freya, only minutes… if that?
I hope she made the best of them then.
I don’t think that she is too unhappy…
Probably just happy that she finally got to smoke another cigarette.
Mmm…suffocating, irritating smoke. Mmm…lung&throat cancer. Mmm…nicotine addiction. Mmm…cigarette stench.
Smoking sure seems nice now.
Never underestimate sociopathic self-destructiveness. It’s an important part of the many reasons why there are so very many meth and crack addicts around in AmeriCanada.
To be honest, I don’t think that Martin (The player) will be much worse off as I have always seen him more as a rogue. The fact that he is now female, and doesn’t have his infinite number of blasts per day, just means that he is now ‘limited’ to the absurd number of skill points and skills available to rogue / assassins.
While technically true, Alan, it still isn’t what he wanted. Also, he has lost all of Martin’s magic, AND the warlock was 2 levels higher than everyone else in the party. It really is a setback for him.
They’re also playing 4e so the rogue doesn’t really get anything special regarding skills AFAIK.
Didn’t know that either…
Well given that Martin had the Wish Ring, and will no doubt convince the DM that Fleece had it on her, he’ll probably try wording a wish to bring the Warlock back…after all, being in love with the warlock was written into her character/clan…
Wouldn’t all those characteristics be part of the “old Fleece”, before 4e, when she was a henchwoman?
Hey, the player isn’t obligated to play the character the same way the DM has been playing her…Given Martin’s sneaky tendancies, I wouldn’t put it past him to make a wish that “just coincidentally” brought the ‘lock back as a “side effect”
Why would the warlock have given the Wish ring to an assassin-fore-hire rogue? No, I hope the DM bites that idea in the butt. Martin’s player does not have magical powers of persuasion like his character did.
And the new Fleece pretty much treated her “employer” with contempt and a knife held to his throat.
She could’ve stolen it then.
Huh. I didn’t know that he was higher level.
Maybe I should go and read the comic again.
In any case, I appreciate that it isn’t what he wanted, just that it seems more in character for him.
She is hurling smoke.