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14th Jun 2019, 4:42 PM in Chapter 6
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Rocktopus 14th Jun 2019, 4:42 PM edit delete

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Faradell 14th Jun 2019, 6:03 PM edit delete reply
Barn falls, everyone dies.
Rocktopus 16th Jun 2019, 4:06 AM edit delete reply
Edmund 14th Jun 2019, 6:07 PM edit delete reply
Oh no, a slime got squished in the first panel :(

Great attention to detail there!!
Rocktopus 16th Jun 2019, 4:07 AM edit delete reply
Thank you!
Lurker 14th Jun 2019, 7:53 PM edit delete reply
Aha, I see it now! Colleen gets trapped under the debris, prays for deliverance, and that's when she "feels" the Highfather.
BornOnTheNinth 15th Jun 2019, 5:20 PM edit delete reply
Or they have to take her to a cleric to get her healed up, and the kindness shown by said cleric inspires her.
Rocktopus 16th Jun 2019, 4:09 AM edit delete reply
I guess we'll see ;)
Thracecius 14th Jun 2019, 8:30 PM edit delete reply
My bet is that, after she's recovered safely, her brothers go back to being bratty twits instead of learning something from the whole episode. Any takers? ;)
Rocktopus 16th Jun 2019, 4:09 AM edit delete reply
I'll take them!
Thracecius 17th Jun 2019, 7:32 PM edit delete reply
Gee, way to spoil the story there, Mr. Smartypants Author. ;D
Rocktopus 17th Jun 2019, 11:38 PM edit delete reply
I thought you meant adopt them, lol
Alex Groggett 20th Jul 2019, 6:30 AM edit delete reply
That story sounds eerily familiar...
Oldarmourer 14th Jun 2019, 10:24 PM edit delete reply
or the debris miraculously falls all around her without hurting her ;)

any way it turns out, great art and the story will go on...
Bookeater_otaku 14th Jun 2019, 11:50 PM edit delete reply
And right after she goes: "I'm alive? I'm... ok? I'm ok!!" The ground open up to make her fall into the barn secret basement where they kept the illegal bootleger still.

That a monster took residency into.

And the brats rook off running 'to get help'

You know, typical type A barn stuff.

Unless it's a type B and the barn was the Lair of a serial killer or a band of thieves.
someone 16th Jun 2019, 8:16 AM edit delete reply
"illegal bootlegger still" requires either for booze to be illegal or to be a tightly-controlled state monopoly, neither of which are going to be a thing in a Feudal Europe-inspired fantasy medieval setting.
Guest 16th Jun 2019, 10:08 AM edit delete reply
Not necessarily. If you have a situation with guilds controlling the manufacture of spirits and nobles making money by taxing spirits and licencing only the guilds to make them you could very easily end up with moonshiners and bootleggers.
Rocktopus 16th Jun 2019, 4:10 AM edit delete reply
You are all failing to take into consideration the possibility of mimics
Lurker 18th Jun 2019, 6:54 PM edit delete reply
Y'know, the concept of mimics is very interesting to me. Traditionally, mimics are generally considered to imitate treasure chests, I guess chests being the things players would most easily fall for. But what stops a mimic from mimicking other things too? Like roofs that collapse, floors that give way, or ... barns that eat you up just when it has successfully convinced you that it's empty. Or, for that matter, some random boulder by the road that suddenly develops fangs and bites you as you walk by. Or a door that eats your hand when you try to open it. The possibilities are endless, yet, barring a scant few exceptions, mimics are generally only known as chests with teeth.
Matt 21st Jun 2019, 11:10 AM edit delete reply
Size. Mimics can mimic only inanimate things to centrain size. Probably 1 m3, judging by what they generally approximate (chests, doors,etc.).
chris-tar 15th Jun 2019, 12:52 AM edit delete reply
Colleen did not display the superior judgement of an older more mature person by stepping into the old rotten cabin. Now she is going to be impaled by rotten boards and sticks.
Rocktopus 16th Jun 2019, 4:11 AM edit delete reply
Nope, she didn't!
MajorDZaster 10th Jul 2019, 9:28 PM edit delete reply
Some people have a way of going into bad situations, so that other people just follow, even when they know it's a bad idea.

Does that make sense?
I'll try to clarify it.
You can imagine person A going into a haunted house, and person B telling them not to. Problem is, person A isn't listening and person B has followed them into the house by the time they gave up trying to convince them to turn back.

Sorry if I only further confused you.
padanew 15th Jun 2019, 5:00 AM edit delete reply
Wet rotten wood is very heavy. And no four leafed clovers.
Rocktopus 16th Jun 2019, 4:11 AM edit delete reply
Yup it is!
Haegan2005 15th Jun 2019, 5:39 AM edit delete reply
Hmm. This may leave a bruise!
Rocktopus 16th Jun 2019, 4:11 AM edit delete reply
On the body or the mind?
Guest 15th Jun 2019, 8:09 AM edit delete reply
I can't tell if that's a natural 1 on the Reflex Save, or a damage roll that turned up maximum. I figure she'll see the shield spell effect we've been seeing when the dust settles and she realizes someone's watching out for her...
Rocktopus 16th Jun 2019, 4:11 AM edit delete reply
Why not both?
David Argall 17th Jun 2019, 3:48 AM edit delete reply
Now basic booze is easy to make [In fact, Africa features drunk elephants since one of the local trees is a natural still], so the powers that be can't make much money off it. Each farmer has a keg or two, and collecting a few copper on each is too much work. But when the farmer improves that, say to whiskey, and starts shipping it to the city, the big boys start seeing enough coin to make it worth their bother to tax/rob/insist it be sold to the guild... Now the American bootlegger was a different case. We let our do-gooders run wild, and they will try to save us even if they have to kill us in the process. An honest thief, even a government one, is much less trouble.
Guest 17th Jun 2019, 10:15 AM edit delete reply
But what if the given government, or parts of it, is/are not at all honest? Or the other kinds of "honest thieves" are not at all honest either? Less applicable to bootleggers, though.
David Argall 20th Jun 2019, 5:49 AM edit delete reply
A crook, especially a government one, is open to a deal. He realize he can't have chicken dinner if he wants eggs from breakfast. It's still lousy for us, but he has to let us live and keep a little. Our do-gooder is under no such limit. In his desire to help us, he is willing to destroy us, and himself too. He scorns that deal that would let us live.
Guest 20th Jun 2019, 6:37 AM edit delete reply
One can in no way, form or shape assume that "crooks", "honest thieves", "governments", or what they are called (accurately or not), care the slightest bit about sustainability. And there are other entities as well. A swarm of locusts consume most or everything in their path, with no regard to sustainability, and they will simply move elsewhere after they are done (and they might die out partially or (almost) fully if they run out of material that they can feed on). And the given entities may be composed partially or fully of people that are different from and directly hostile or worse towards the people or peoples that they interact with or (in the case of a government or "government") rule.

And I am not at all convinced that you are not fully aware of these aspects and issues already.

I haven't considered or looked into the archtype of the "do-gooders" you describe and focus on, but it sounds suspiciously like a false dilemma, and I wonder whether you knew already that it was a false dilemma when you wrote the first comment.

Also: "we"? Dearest anonymous internet-stranger with the commenter-name "David Argall", I have no idea who you are or which description would fit you accurately, so it is just about impossible to verify whether "we" makes any sense reg. this context. What if you are one of the "honest thieves" (or maybe less honest)? Or worse, or much worse, or even Cthulhu itself, coming to end the world? (though I would guess against Cthulhu, though, then again, he might be more of a deceiver than people are let on to believe. I wonder whether spear-fishing equipment of enlarged proportions might work... eh, probably not, world-ending entities tend to be more difficult and tricky to combat or survive for such very straight-forward approaches to work).
Firelord 20th Jun 2019, 7:44 AM edit delete reply
It's ok she has the hidden effect plot armor it saves you from taking deathly amounts of damage
Firelord 20th Jun 2019, 7:44 AM edit delete reply
It's ok she has the hidden effect plot armor it saves you from taking deathly amounts of damage
Temmie 20th Jun 2019, 7:48 AM edit delete reply
Looks like someone is a bit impatient
dr pepper 14th Aug 2019, 8:29 AM edit delete reply
in a world where baby gelatinous cubes are part of the environment, how can an abandoned wooden structure last long enough to become decrepit?