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I'm gonna print this comic on a flag and go driving around town with it mounted on a truck - oh, wait, no I'm not, because I'm not fucking psychopathic.

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...

Smote Like Sheep

by | Nov 9, 2020 | Comics, Starfall | 0 comments

We do not have the energy to survive that eternal election and still create a full comic. There were a lot of disappointments, but the worst offender is gone, and a slow decline into despotism is, at the very least, delayed.

Fascism is the enemy. Or maybe you call it authoritarianism. If you swim around in far-right waters, you might call it communism (but this is an artifact of propaganda and the deliberate misuse of words). The enemy is concentration camps, nationalized racial supremacy, and last-in, first-out hegemonic hierarchies. Whatever your term for those things is, we have taken a step in fighting it this month, and I am proud of my and my friends’ contributions to the cause. Anti-fascists will not agree on things. A lot of us do not like Joe Biden. But Joe Biden is not a fascist, and enough of us banded together to recognize that fact that we have deposed an actual fascist via peaceful means.

Fascism – authoritarianism – hegemonic hierarchies with extremist positions against minority groups – this phenomenon was not born with Donald John Trump and while it lost an election, it is far, far from dead. One might say, if one were attempting to be clever, that a specter is haunting America. And trying further to be clever, one could say that Americans banded together in a holy alliance to exorcise this specter. I do not think that would be a terribly clever thing to write, though. The analogy, assuming it ends exactly there with no further analysis, is apt, however.

Do not take this post as a me scolding you for being happy. Jesus Christ, please go celebrate. There is a reason that the free world is acting like the USA has overthrown a dictator, and that is because they recognize the extraordinary circumstances and willpower that were required to do what we have done this November. They recognize that if Donald John Trump had ended a 2nd presidential term in good health, he would have sought a 3rd and the rules, as far as he has ever been concerned, would not have applied to him.

So dance in the streets. There is one less cave troll terrorizing our gentle fantasy village. But for the love of freedom, do not put away your dice.