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13th Sep 2014, 6:00 AM
Filler: d20 Flail
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Newbiespud 13th Sep 2014, 6:00 AM edit delete
Artist: frostedWarlock

Newbiespud's Note: Sorry, we filler now.

Like many great ambitions acted upon at the last minute, the mini-arc we had planned got sidetracked by even more real life. There's no time left to make the big comic pages we wanted. The Twilight Brew page will just have to be a teaser for another time, it seems. Next week's updates will probably be more like this, unless we come up with something super clever and super easy to make in a single day. Sorry about this, y'all. This was not thought out on my part.

For now, though, have pony-Faust-DM with a d20 flail.

At least we still have some new Fallout is Dragons.
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Raxon 13th Sep 2014, 6:01 AM edit delete reply
Flails are awesome. D20s are awesome. !PONY!Lauren Faust wielding a D20 flail is awesome! *wicked guitar riff*
Digo 13th Sep 2014, 7:32 AM edit delete reply
I remember in one Toon game, a friend played a barbarian with a huge club. At the business-end of the club was a daisy wheel from a typewriter. It tended to leave amusing words on the brow of his victims. :D
you know that guy 13th Sep 2014, 12:59 PM edit delete reply
Enclosing a word in exclamation marks means the thing is on fire.
Freelance 13th Sep 2014, 1:47 PM edit delete reply
You know what's awesome only on paper? Rat flail.
Guest 13th Sep 2014, 3:43 PM edit delete reply
I have to say that there is one time that rat flails are awesome.
Freelance 14th Sep 2014, 12:40 PM edit delete reply
Touché. That said, using it is probably going to have you look up an undead rat's butt as it attacks. So, mixed awesome?
Destrustor 13th Sep 2014, 6:03 AM edit delete reply
Aww, that's too bad.
Oh well. FrostedWarlock's art is still amazingly fun to look at either way.
FanOfMostEverything 13th Sep 2014, 6:05 AM edit delete reply
Agreed on both counts. I look forward to whenever you have the time to complete the arc, FW.

Also, if that thing doesn't deal 1d20 bludgeoning damage, I will be sorely disappointed.
Digo 13th Sep 2014, 7:32 AM edit delete reply
As opposed to the soreness felt by victims of that flail. ;)
Specter 13th Sep 2014, 6:04 AM edit delete reply
Pony-Faust-DM with D20 flail actually looks terrifying (getting crited would suck).

But, it's still also cute.
Kinrah 13th Sep 2014, 9:05 AM edit delete reply
There was a joke somewhere here about an epic flail, but...
Big Lurker 13th Sep 2014, 12:42 PM edit delete reply
The artist who was doing the webcomic 'Pawn' had a piece of art on Elfwood called Epic Flail. Some fighter had managed to mash his own head in...
Wyvern 13th Sep 2014, 10:05 PM edit delete reply
That's Fredrik K.T. Andersson who did Pawn, and he's done some very amusing things. For example, his 'human interest' piece:

I suggest not looking up his Bard's Tail jokes while at work...
Digo 14th Sep 2014, 9:59 AM edit delete reply
I loved that Human Interest piece. A lot of his work had great bits of racial interaction that would so fit in D&D, yet I don't see such things with the groups I gamed with. Clearly players need to be less afraid of being creative.
Delta Pangaea 13th Sep 2014, 6:19 AM edit delete reply

Duodeca Flail. 1d20, Bludgeoning, Threatens on 20 and crit mult. is x4

When an attack with this weapon rolls a 1 for damage, the attack is treated as if it were a miss.

If the damage roll is a 20, it is treated in all ways as a critical threat, and you may roll to confirm as normal.

If this weapon's damage dice are increased (such as by Vital Strike) it will automatically miss if any of the die result in a 1, and threaten a critical if any are a 20. In the case of multiple 1s or 20s, the one with more takes effect. (Ties resolve the attack normally)

Normal critical range cannot be improved in any way.
FanOfMostEverything 13th Sep 2014, 6:42 AM edit delete reply
It's an icosahedron. Other than that? Very nice. :)
Draxynnic 13th Sep 2014, 7:36 AM edit delete reply
No no. Crit multiplier is x2... but it explodes. Roll a 20 to confirm, and you can roll to confirm again to make it a x3. Roll a 20 on damage when it's already a crit, and you can roll to confirm to bump the multiplier up yet again.

Like vorpal weapons, this only works for natural 20s - feat and enhancements that increase threat range only apply to the initial attack roll.
Raxon 13th Sep 2014, 6:44 AM edit delete reply
Hmm... I just had an idea for a dude with a D20 instead of a glass eye. Perhaps if he closes his eye and shakes his head and opens it, the side displayed changes.

I could make a D&D themed two face!
Digo 13th Sep 2014, 7:33 AM edit delete reply
Okay that is all kinds of awesome for a villain concept. :D
DanielLC 13th Sep 2014, 9:27 AM edit delete reply
There'd be too much friction. Maybe if you suspend it in a glass eye like a magic eight-ball it might work. You'd have to figure out a way to make it stop and face forward when he stops shaking his head.

Also, he'd need a mirror to see what it lands on.
Joe the Rat 13th Sep 2014, 12:56 PM edit delete reply
Fun fact: The answer generator in a standard magic 8ball is 20-sided.
Anon 13th Sep 2014, 2:12 PM edit delete reply
Funner fact: Of the standard magic eight-ball's 20 sides, 10 are positive, 5 are neutral, and 5 are negative.

The magic eight-ball's a sycophant! D=
reynard61 13th Sep 2014, 4:46 PM edit delete reply
The Old One 13th Sep 2014, 12:19 PM edit delete reply
Unless the eye was sort of a randomizer to determine which of 20 powers or spells the villain would possess for that turn (or 5 turns, or d20 turns).

Hmmm......that's actually sounding pretty kick-ass.... I think one of MY villains is going to do that... MWAHAHAHAHAHAHAAAA
Raxon 13th Sep 2014, 11:44 PM edit delete reply

He will roll the die by pushing on the closed eye like a Pop O Matic!

Then it's simultaneously goofy and horrific, and then you can spring the random spell on them! Totally catch them off guard!
Malroth 14th Sep 2014, 5:02 PM edit delete reply
Make sure to include some spells that can backfire horribly. Sleep? We've been immune from that spell since we cleared the rats out of the old ladies basement. Dispel Magic? The Fighter doesn't give a poop. Fireball? Too bad You're in grapple range with the Target. Mass Heal? Why is that even on your offensive Eye powers?
kiapet 13th Sep 2014, 6:55 AM edit delete reply
Hey, that's fine, Newbiespud. You give us so much awesomeness on a daily basis, you can take a break.
evilauthor 13th Sep 2014, 8:03 AM edit delete reply
You know, you could still post the planned arc by just posting multiple pages together. You know, instead of posting 6 images over 6 updates, you post 2 images per update for 3 updates.

Or if you can't post multiple images for some reason, edit two pages into one and then post THAT.
Newbiespud 13th Sep 2014, 9:53 AM edit delete reply
It's more like "Page 2's not done yet, and Page 2 certainly won't be done by next Tuesday. And if Page 2 isn't gonna be done by Tuesday, then Page 6 is definitely not gonna be done by next Saturday."
Specter 13th Sep 2014, 10:06 AM edit delete reply
um... montage?
Tatsurou 14th Sep 2014, 12:19 PM edit delete reply
As long as you link to the first page of the mini-arc when you post the rest, I don't mind it being split up.
Hariman 13th Sep 2014, 8:36 AM edit delete reply
Hmm. Sounds like a Twenty Sided Flail of Wonder to me.

I'd rather have a Rat Morning Star. It's much better than the original Rat Flail.

(Bonus points if you get that reference.)
Platonix 13th Sep 2014, 9:51 AM edit delete reply
Pony!Faust's Bankai is the Percentile Dire Flail.
Hariman 15th Sep 2014, 12:31 PM edit delete reply
And said Bankai is a double edged sword, as it also includes Critical Hit and Miss tables for EVERYONE on the battlefield.
Crazy Eyes 13th Sep 2014, 10:31 AM edit delete reply
There's another "haha it's a d20 in the game" magical artifact in Pathfinder, although it's a little more ominous.
celestdaer 13th Sep 2014, 12:49 PM edit delete reply
So read it as Pony Faustian... No idea why.
HenshinFanatic 13th Sep 2014, 6:32 PM edit delete reply
Maybe you just wanted a comedy of celestial proportions.
Tvtyrant 13th Sep 2014, 1:45 PM edit delete reply
Filler, I barely know er!

I'll see myself out.
Super_Big_Mac 13th Sep 2014, 2:43 PM edit delete reply
If this is filler for a filler, would that make it recursive filler?
GothPoet 14th Sep 2014, 12:32 PM edit delete reply
Sphynn 13th Sep 2014, 2:56 PM edit delete reply
You do what you need to do. Your fans will still be here when it's all settled. Filler is fine with me for a few weeks.

Free comics, like Spandex, are a privilege, not a right.
HiveLordLusa 13th Sep 2014, 4:48 PM edit delete reply
Ooooh I love Warlock's art style. Funny how I totally didn't realise I'm following them on Tumblr already...
Took an email with a picture of the Faust-Master in it for me to notice XD
FretSteelstrings 13th Sep 2014, 8:00 PM edit delete reply
I found a group to play D&D with on Wednesdays. I went to my local game store, expecting to catch their "D&D Encounters," sort of a 101 class/tutorial. There was a group that needed a player. Lucky me!
FretSteelstrings 13th Sep 2014, 8:06 PM edit delete reply
Error in the system, can't edit my previous comment. Anyways, there was another couple of new players, One got a premade Human fighter, one chose to be an Elf Rogue, and I chose to be a Half-Elf Rogue, the elf didn't hear me say my race. Well the Elf tried to hit on one of the Half-ling waitress npcs, and got chewed out by her mother, who happened to own the tavern/inn we were at.
Disloyal Subject 16th Sep 2014, 12:16 AM edit delete reply
Disloyal Subject
I may be joining a new group myself soon - old buddies I haven't seen in a while.
They have a human cleric, an elven druid, an elven thief, a half-elf bard, and a nigh-indestructible dwarf wizard. I'll be replacing their minotaur fighter, so I think I'll make a half-orc ranger or barbarian, depending on which edition they're using - they're about to switch from 2.5 to 5e, and I've only ever played 3.5 of D&D.
Mykin 15th Sep 2014, 1:17 PM edit delete reply
It's sad that, having just got back from Comic Con in SLC, I look at this and instantly want to make a d20 flail for the next Comic Con. Honestly, as if I haven't spent enough money already on my tactician's costume and the multitudes of shirts I keep getting when I go to those places.