Comic 540 - Get ready

26th Oct 2017, 6:00 PM in Chapter Eight
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540 - Get ready
Average Rating: 5 (12 votes)

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rufiangel 26th Oct 2017, 6:00 PM edit delete
rufiangel
Happy Thursday y'all! :)

I wanted to give Morgenstern's Kickstarter a shout-out if you guys don't know about it already!

MM is doing a horror-themed expansion (ORDER - 'Of Raised Dead & Evening Rituals') to his Gratuitous Anime Gimmick (GAG) tabletop system - best explained in his words, I think: "The book won't be a massive departure from the GAG core. You'll still be ridiculous anime heroes slicing buildings in half and shooting laser beams with your muscles. ORDER just looks to introduce a more disquieting oddness to the monsters you face, a more somber atmosphere to the world around you, and a little more weight to the sacrifices you make for power."

He's doing an insane perk where you get the entire original corebook if you pledge 1 USD or more. I've read the corebook myself and that's a pretty amazing deal - it comes with the character sheet and everything, too. It's a fairly simple system but full of fun, so if you're even vaguely curious, 1 USD is more than worth it to check it out, I think.

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I've done a crowdfunder in the past, and believe me I know how stressful it is. :'D I'd really like his Kickstarter to be successful so if you guys could help spread the word to people you think might be interested, it would be doing me a major favour too ;v;* I might run a campaign with this system later when work frees up XD

So yeah, please check it out and support it if you're interested! :) (Or at least help upvote the project on Reddit because I think that helps too~) Thankyew ;v;*)/

Re: page, I hope you enjoy today's update~ Just a headsup that next Monday is in fact the last Monday of the month, so I will be taking a break. Blood is Drawn will still update on Tuesday - it's Halloween, so it'll be a pretty timely update for that XD (And you can check out the link below for BiD if you missed Tuesday's update this week~)

Thank you for reading, and have a great weekend folks!

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rufiangel 1st Nov 2017, 11:53 PM edit delete
rufiangel
The next update will definitely be late, I apologise. I'll be attempting to upload it late on Thursday, though if I can't make it by then it'll probably go up some point on Friday. Lots of stuff going on makes it hard to get the page done. :'D Here's a WIP shot!

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Thanks so much for your patience! ;v;*

Comments:

mjkj 26th Oct 2017, 6:15 PM edit delete reply
mjkj
Wow, puppy desert - (looks like a pudding or cake) ;)

You go, Kylie!!! =)

rufiangel 13th Nov 2017, 5:47 PM edit delete reply
rufiangel
Haha, definitely a dessert that sounds sweeter than it would actually be! -v-)a
Gladewalker 26th Oct 2017, 6:16 PM edit delete reply
Gladewalker
Aaaaa this page looks so majestic! I love the teamwork of the supports here <3

And I see that Sir Bradley's eye is less crooked now... XDDD
rufiangel 13th Nov 2017, 5:47 PM edit delete reply
rufiangel
XD Thank you! 'Majestic' is quite a reward!! <3
And Sir Bradley is one of the hardest characters for me to draw so you know what, I'll take it XDDD *cheers for less-crookedness wooo*
Matt Knab 26th Oct 2017, 6:37 PM edit delete reply
Matt Knab
A nice round of buffs and it's go time!
rufiangel 13th Nov 2017, 5:47 PM edit delete reply
rufiangel
Absolutely. They all went in with their best buffed foot forward XD
Headgamer 26th Oct 2017, 7:00 PM edit delete reply
Headgamer
This is going too well. Something is about to drop.
rufiangel 13th Nov 2017, 5:48 PM edit delete reply
rufiangel
XD Now now, why can't this all just go smoothly and wrap up without any problems? <3
KAM 26th Oct 2017, 7:03 PM edit delete reply
KAM
"Players 1 and 2 you're up next!" ;-)
rufiangel 13th Nov 2017, 5:48 PM edit delete reply
rufiangel
Lolol teeechnically Kina and Gareth are NPCs here so that announcement would have to wait until Kylie's turn! XD
megados 26th Oct 2017, 9:13 PM edit delete reply
Okay! We're about ready to go!

*takes seat and passes popcorn around*
rufiangel 13th Nov 2017, 5:48 PM edit delete reply
rufiangel
I'ma eat all the caramel popcorn and leave the cheesy ones in it. :P
Seabiscuit 26th Oct 2017, 11:04 PM edit delete reply
Seabiscuit
Yeah!!!
They've GOT this. Time to kick some ass, and then have some family bonding time.:3
rufiangel 13th Nov 2017, 5:48 PM edit delete reply
rufiangel
Yeah!!!
If they can do this all before the sun sets, they might have time to hit up the juice stand before going for dinner together at the inn! :D
MST3KFan 27th Oct 2017, 12:50 AM edit delete reply
MST3KFan
Ah, yes. The standard "buff everyone before a big fight" thing. Would be interesting if we could see everyone's stats like in an RPG. X3
rufiangel 13th Nov 2017, 5:49 PM edit delete reply
rufiangel
Egads, it would be, but I would definitely need to math that out and I would need help with thaaat XD
If it ever becomes necessary... one day! :P
Proxy170 27th Oct 2017, 5:26 AM edit delete reply
Proxy170
This is one of those scenes where if it was an Anime, the main theme would suddenly start playing in the background in a triumphant manner XD
DLKmusic 27th Oct 2017, 8:44 AM edit delete reply
DLKmusic
I may be showing both my age and my education here, but I'm hearing Night on Bald Mountain playing in the background right now for this.

But I think all you youngins might like THIS VERSION better.
rufiangel 13th Nov 2017, 5:49 PM edit delete reply
rufiangel
XD That's a fine time to be had!

(btw, I hope you're feeling better <3 ;v;*)
rufiangel 13th Nov 2017, 5:49 PM edit delete reply
rufiangel
XD Lolol, I can imagine it! Though... it wouldn't play for too long... ;)
Crestlinger 27th Oct 2017, 7:18 AM edit delete reply
That behemoth has got to be draining its host a fair bit by now, even just standing there. Is there a limit to how much a summon will tax its host or could they theoretically just wait it out until naught but dust remains?
rufiangel 13th Nov 2017, 5:49 PM edit delete reply
rufiangel
They could indeed theoretically wait it out, though it's anyone's guess for how long if the Black Behemoth actually consumes the whole of the summoner's Spirit. Also, no guarantee how long the shields would be effective. :') Might take a looong while, with that risk...
CiciEnixa 27th Oct 2017, 8:15 AM edit delete reply
CiciEnixa
I see the cake now XD Fuzzy Cake~

... I'm hoping against all hope that things go well here. There's quite a good number of people involved, all crucial on their roles and something can easily go awry in the plan.

(Sir Bradley and Kylie look like action figures on stands for me and ish cool XD )
rufiangel 13th Nov 2017, 5:49 PM edit delete reply
rufiangel
Fuzzy, killer cake~ XD

Things will go well of course, what could possibly go wrong? ;D

(Ahahaha I didn't think of that XD that's kind of cool indeed LOL little action figures they be XD <3)
Scia 27th Oct 2017, 1:16 PM edit delete reply
Huh... the last two panels and the overhead shot seem to have a static-like effect. What's that about?
Gilrandir 28th Oct 2017, 4:59 AM edit delete reply
I think those horizontal lines are meant to imply that the newscamera feed is going out LIVE citywide, as the fate of thousands hangs in balance.

Which would be awesome, because can you imagine Abel's reaction to seeing Cain on TV? ^_^
rufiangel 13th Nov 2017, 5:50 PM edit delete reply
rufiangel
Abel would certainly spit all his tea out in one go in a beautiful plume XD

I just overdid it with the speedlines, lol. XD;; I guess it goes to show sometimes, less is more :'D
Jarvi 27th Oct 2017, 4:42 PM edit delete reply
Jarvi
Someone who's going to clean this mess afterwards will be very grateful for convenient non messy magic pillars xD
rufiangel 13th Nov 2017, 5:50 PM edit delete reply
rufiangel
The true heroes of any RPG are the clean-up crew. Fantasy janitors don't get enough credit - neither do RL ones for that matter! -v-
Robert 28th Oct 2017, 12:38 PM edit delete reply
Plus side: The world will not be filled with magical pillars of various types that refuse to go away.

Down side: Kylie's ice palace won't have pillars, so it will collapse. She can't be the ice princess if her palace collapses!
Robert 28th Oct 2017, 12:38 PM edit delete reply
Plus side: The world will not be filled with magical pillars of various types that refuse to go away.

Down side: Kylie's ice palace won't have pillars, so it will collapse. She can't be the ice princess if her palace collapses!
Robert 28th Oct 2017, 12:39 PM edit delete reply
Bad ComicFury, don't double-post you silly thing!
rufiangel 13th Nov 2017, 5:50 PM edit delete reply
rufiangel
But it wants to fill the world with your magical comments of various types that refuse to go away XD
The Accidental Ninja 31st Oct 2017, 5:20 AM edit delete reply
The Accidental Ninja
Yay Archer :D
This page is so pretty~
Is it just me, though... or does Sir Bradley kind of look like he's having fun here? xD
rufiangel 13th Nov 2017, 5:50 PM edit delete reply
rufiangel
Archer gets a moment to be true to his nature <3
Thank you, I'm happy the page is pretty! ;v;* (It maaay get a little ugly soon enough -v-a)
Very few things faze Sir Bradley, so he's always raring to tackle a challenge ;D
Alicia 15th Nov 2017, 12:02 AM edit delete reply
Alicia
Awww! I LOVE THIS PAGE FOR OBVIOUS REASONS! <3
rufiangel 16th Nov 2017, 11:36 AM edit delete reply
rufiangel
XD <333 Thank you Alicia! I'm very happy you love it so <3 Archer gets much love, he needs more screentime ;D