A new comic strip episode is up in the sidebar. I like the colors and tones in this one. I came pretty close to the purple color that I associate with the spider goddess Lolth (worshiped by the Drow elves in the Underdark), despite being too lazy to look up it first.
One final Forsaken Inn episode after this one is planned.
My gaming is still languishing while I work on projects and now class. Today I found a fabulous book on clearance at the Scottsdale library store: The Maps of Tolkien’s Middle-earth.
I’ve loved maps and making maps since I was a child, when I created devious dungeons for my brother and friends to adventure in. I’m looking forward to reading the historical textbook and accompanying poster-sized artwork when I have time.
The comic took like three days worth of my spare time eek. So you’d better damned well enjoy it, dear humans of earth.
The new Forsaken Inn strip is in the sidebar. Enjoy! This is the archive post. Episode #5 is a little short. The next episode, the #6 story arc finale, will be long. After that, I’ll probably take a break on doing these. This will be a busy spring. For the previous episodes, go here:
See: Episode #1 and #2
See: Episode #3 and #4
A new strip is finally in the sidebar! The drawing for this installment of Forsaken Inn #3 languished in a pile of others for maybe–I don’t know–three months? I’ve had some time off work this week, and the strip is finally inked, scanned, painted, and complete.
I’ve played a lot of Rift this week, taking advantage of the special event +20% XP bonus. I now have all Rift classes above level 50, the same as in LotRO. A new Rift patch is coming soon. I’m very interested in Daglar’s “state of the game address.”
I’ve backed off of my idea to sneak back and play the LotRO expansion. I was taking industrial-strength painkillers when I wrote that. I think.
Painkillers. Max Payne painkillers. Maxie Payne, another on the list of mythical female protagonists I’d like to play. Maxie would surely strip. Here is the strip.
This week I was playing Rift. I was incorrect in last week’s Weekly Wyrm about the Rift in-game vendor/trainer prices. For premium items you can pay either plat or store currency, not both. I paid seventy credits today instead of 100 plat for a new role (build) slot. I’m happy with that. REX prices are currently around 1 credit = 1 plat.
So that was a silly mistake and duly edited.
For more Rift F2P discussion, I enjoyed listening to Syp’s podcast today, Too Long Didn’t Listen, while I was working on my new comic strip. Syp and Dodge made an interesting conjecture while speaking about Rift–it’s a good financial idea to bring lots of gamers to your MMO and make them really happy instead of annoyed.
Otherwise, it has been an off week for gaming news, and a new episode of my and Yolari’s Forsaken Inn of Unplayable Races is now on the Kitty sidebar. (Woohoo.) My plan is to archive these two-by-two as blog posts, starting with this one.
It took a while for Yolari to finish this. These things take a lot of time–in this case several hours over three days to draw, ink, scan, paint, write, format, and upload.
The inspiration from this strip came from a discussion on a Massively article. Often the players calling other people out for “trolling” are themselves bigger trolls than the original troll. So we wanted to express that in visual form: a troll being trolled.
Click past the break to see both episodes #1 and #2. As always, thanks for visiting Kitty Kitty.