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I wanted them to be in a ship by now but I'm so slow at writing

Starfall, Page 9

STARFALL PART 2, PAGE 8

Opportunity Attacks revisited

Opportunity attacks in 5e, in my humble opinion, make combat boring. Disengaging to avoid an Attack of Opportunity (AoO) sacrifices your own action but leaves the enemy’s in-tact, making it one of the worst trades in the game. While the mechanic can create tense...

Starfall Part 2, Page 7

Super Quick Combat Rules

Quick preamble: this is probably system agnostic on some level, but I designed it for 5e. 5e’s design assumes you’re having probably way, way more combat encounters than you actually are, and that you’re playing long enough and quickly enough to resolve those...

Free VTT Tokens

I have created a repository of about 1200 VTT tokens that you guys can use for free. If you don't want to read more, you can just go to this link and grab them: https://www.patreon.com/posts/54992126 Why Tokens? I like them. During 2020, all of my D&D came to a...

Pathfinder 2e on Foundry vtt

I am a huge fan of Foundry VTT. For my purposes, it is the perfect virtual tabletop system. It supports a ton of systems, including the two that I love the best, namely Dungeons & Dragons 5e (DD5E) and Pathfinder 2e (PF2E). A massive part of the appeal of a VTT...

Starfall Part 2, Page 6

oversized weapons

Okay, so we did an info-graphic this week. We like the idea of building a 5e character around over-sized weapons, but the oversized weapons rules in this edition of D&D are helter-skelter at best.This is not about game balance. At all. This is about throwing...

A One Shot

Hey guys, I am working on a major website overhaul, and then it'll be back into Starfall. In the meantime, have a golden oldie from the Patreon archive.

Better Know a Monster: The Mimic

I love the idea that mimics are cryptids to the rest of the world. Adventurers, at least with the players I've known, would be almost universally unpopular -- even when they save the world, they do it out of eyeshot of everyone else, and burn a lot of bridges to get...

The Hobgoblin (and you!)

It's been a hot minute since our last update because I've been dealing with a very sick pet rabbit, and it's leaving me absolutely drained. - This comic arose somewhat naturally out of my Red Hand of Doom group (retooled for 5e). Hobgoblins in 3.5 are just kind of...

The Trade – Page 5 (End)

To celebrate the release of Ricky's Guide to Spooptopia, we did a mini-arc about that setting's most infamous villain. We had fun making this, and it's based on, perhaps, the most dramatic character death I've ever had at a table. I always sub Candor and the gang out...

The Trade – Page 4

The Trade – Page 3

The Trade – Page 2

The Trade – Page 1

Sketches

Starfall Part 2 – Murderlude

We cut quickly to Keelie, doin' her thing.

Get you that Fauci Ouchie

Seriously, y'all, I miss real dice. Get the vaccine. I got super lucky; I am on my first shot and get my second one in a few days. I'm working at the geological survey right now, and someone basically dropped from the rafters and jabbed my arm. (Well, it was more like...

Starfall #11

by | Mar 1, 2020 | Comics, Starfall | 0 comments

It’s been a rough weekend. I got T-boned in my wife’s little Scion IQ. My shoulder is all fucked up, but other than this, no one was hurt. Insurance has covered everything, including a rental, so at least I don’t have to take any time off of my horrible sandwich-delivery job.

By rights, the car wreck ought to have been the worst of it. Nope. My wife’s grandmother died today, giving into a cancer for which she’d refused treatment.

I am okay (shoulder aside). My wife is not. I don’t really know how to console her. They were incredibly close (my wife and her grandmother – not my wife and my shoulder).

Her grandmother lived with us for a while. She was a hard woman to get along with. She once had me drive her all over town looking for red pencils, because she wanted to convert her copy of the bible into a red-letter bible. Wal-Mart had red pencils, but they had too many. She didn’t want the billion-pack. She wanted 2. The next place I took her to had red pencils, but they were packaged with other colors and that was no good either. I think we went to four or five places trying to find a 2-pack of red pencils before she asked me to take her to a lumber yard, because she was CERTAIN that a lumberyard would have red pencils. If I had take her to a lumber yard, I would have left her there, too.

I told my wife today that everything would be okay. She said back to me, “No, it won’t. She’s gone.”

I wish I had more than platitudes for her.

Issue 2 News

In better news, Issue #2 is at the printer and should be out-bound to our Kickstarter backers in short order. It’s been a long wait, largely because 2018 and 2019 just shit on me, every month, back-to-back and holy shit I am worse for wear for it. But there’s light at the tunnel’s end. Whether that light is from an on-coming train or not remains to be seen.