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30th Aug 2014, 6:00 AM
Home Away From Home
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Newbiespud 30th Aug 2014, 6:00 AM edit delete
It's a busy, busy, busy week in this conglomerate of hobbies we call Newbiespud. I completed my fourth Let's Play, this comic arc's wrapping up, and the podcast marches on.

Fallout is Dragons took much longer to edit than anticipated. We've got the 20.75 session today, and we'll hopefully have 21 first thing tomorrow. On the other hand, I've started putting together a little wiki (via Obsidian Portal) for the campaign to help everyone keep track of information, so that should be up and running in a couple of days.
Session 20.75: Libsyn YouTube

I'm quite tired going into this weekend, with plenty of work to look forward to. At this point, I'm considering taking a quick break (no more than two weeks) from the comic to recuperate. But I've always been big on keeping content running here, and it's too late to ask for guest comics with one week left, so I'm still in the considering phase.
Notice: I've moved and am now between jobs, so any donation via PayPal at the top or my Patreon page would be greatly appreciated.


Jannard 30th Aug 2014, 6:26 AM edit delete reply
Gotta love when the traditionally negative has positive connotations in the eyes of a player... Although that's pretty common in the roleplaying table, and usually expected by both players and DM. However...

Story time! Tell a story about a player being actually excited about something the DM planned to be suspicious (in a bad way), or horrific, or awful or deadly. With almost 500 pages in, I really hope I'm not repeating a ST topic...
kriss1989 30th Aug 2014, 6:47 AM edit delete reply
I'm pretty sure Rarity was being sarcastic. Look at the face again and read it as nervous for her first bubble and sarcastic for the second.
Jannard 30th Aug 2014, 7:00 AM edit delete reply
Quite likely. But I took the liberty to interpret that a note passed through a locked door may be the exact thing she would expect to receive from the guild, meaning the guild noticed her, which was her intention. Plus, the expression could very well indicate relief too.
Raxon 30th Aug 2014, 9:50 AM edit delete reply
Traditionally bad news to good news?

Not mine, but it fits.
Jannard 30th Aug 2014, 10:53 AM edit delete reply
Woah, that's a whole story made out of that.
Digo 31st Aug 2014, 4:44 PM edit delete reply
I actually found this old story of mine this morning. The party was fighting a blue dragon and his band of hell hounds and kobolds. My cleric had insulted the dragon quite effectively so the dragon has been trying to kill me first. My quick thinking (and some luck) meant that by round 6 I had taken NO damage from this blue dragon. However, the dragon hadn't gotten into melee with me and I been trying to goad him to do just that. Finally the GM gave in and the dragon closed in to grapple.

I squee'd with glee. The GM wondered why as the dragon's grapple check was huge and I could never beat him. I explained why~ I had a spell ready that deals automatic fire damage when I'm grappled. No save. XD

I nearly killed a dragon that was meant for a party four levels higher then us and most of that damage was from my shenanigans. :3

Jannard 30th Aug 2014, 6:30 AM edit delete reply
By the Way, Newbie, you're one of the most consistent and responsible authors I have the pleasure of following, so I think your fans will take no grudge in your taking a break from the comic.

I wouldn't mind the opposite either, obviously :P I have a history of needing to keep a schedule to avoid the looming threat of losing my motivation and abandoning a project. So whatever your reasons, hope you do what feels best.
Mykin 30th Aug 2014, 7:38 AM edit delete reply
I second what Jannard said. I have no issue with you taking a break if it helps you out in the long run. Last thing I need to hear is that your overworked yourself to death; No need to run yourself into the ground or anything like that.
andreas002 30th Aug 2014, 2:27 PM edit delete reply
Thirded. I love this comic, but if you need a break, take it.
Kaze Koichi 31st Aug 2014, 8:04 PM edit delete reply
I say you rest.
Specter 30th Aug 2014, 7:46 AM edit delete reply
(I will jamming a few things into one, and don't worry, I will keep it compact.)

... I know that the book thing Fluttershy is reading IS a thing for spa treatment or something (after sticking my face a 1/2 inch from my laptop), but from a distance, it looks suspiciously like her cutie mark.

Video! (Edit: Dumb tab button)
Even after a life and death scenario (or one you thought it would become), you still have to the problems, rewards, and acts of others.
Toric 30th Aug 2014, 9:19 AM edit delete reply
It seems like this "session" would be a lot shorter IRL than some of the other ones, especially without any actual combat included. While I understand the concept of story arc, it just feels like this would've been a short night.

Even so, still an awesome project from an awesome person.
Tatsurou 30th Aug 2014, 12:09 PM edit delete reply
If you need time off, go ahead and take it.
guy 30th Aug 2014, 6:34 PM edit delete reply
Do whatever you have to, man. Don't push yourself farther then you have to.
Digo 31st Aug 2014, 4:45 PM edit delete reply
What games have you been doing a 'Let's Play' on?
Newbiespud 31st Aug 2014, 5:14 PM edit delete reply
Borderlands 2: Tiny Tina's Assault on Dragon Keep, Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance (though that's more of an annotation LP), Dead Space 3, and Binary Domain.
Raxon 31st Aug 2014, 7:33 PM edit delete reply
Would you be interested in taking a request for your next LP from one of your favorite commenters?

When you have a free slot, that is.