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Mindstate, p9

February 5, 2021 by Tim

The Starcaster Chronicles Kickstarter Exclusive Pin Set, add-on, $9- The set includes two 1.25″ pins; a soft enamel color pin featuring everyone’s favorite acid-covered snuggle buddy  and a silver die-struck Federation logo pin, like an Officer might wear on their lapel. Now available as an add-on to your Kickstarter pledge!

Also, while my focus is on getting these new books printed, I’ve had a fair number of people message me about the possibility of purchasing the original CAD 1.0 book set. The Omnibus set has been sold out for a few years now, and while I feel like we may have sold enough of them to make the chance of sufficient reprint demand unlikely, I am willing to at least explore the option of a small, softcover reprint of those books for anyone that missed out.

Part of me feels nuts for even considering it while still in the middle of this campaign, however if (big if) there were enough interest in a reprint, it would actually be more convenient to tackle it with a short campaign immediately following this, and then just managing the shipping of everything all at once.

The first step is figuring out if there are even enough people out there that still want a physical set of the CAD 1.0 Omnibus to make a reprint campaign possible. The set would be $65 for three softcover books (no slipcase) plus shipping. If this is something you want, you can let me know by sounding off on this poll.


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Riku
Riku
7 months ago

Heh, i doubt its a glitch but rather a change in the system from red to blue slowly but surely accepting humans arent garbage entirely =P

MRD
MRD
7 months ago
Reply to  Riku

Yeah. I was hoping Tim chose purple for that reason and it wasn’t just a random color choice. It’s a nice touch.

lechuckGL
lechuckGL
7 months ago
Reply to  Riku

I was thinking the same but….Why blue? I mean, the old colour was green.

Jacob
Jacob
7 months ago
Reply to  lechuckGL

We exist in a new reality. What this opens the door to is emotive color shifts, giving us more insight into the character as he lacks many sapient features in his face.

Kaogen
Kaogen
7 months ago
Reply to  lechuckGL

Tbf, the old colour was green because he was built out of an Xbox. Even the last couple xboxes have had very little colour, let alone green.
Plus, dunno how interested Tim is at having Zeke be the same as before, anyway.

Kevin Greenbaum
Kevin Greenbaum
7 months ago
Reply to  Riku

“Gizmo” is becoming more like an antihero instead of just a homicidal Xbot.

jere
jere
7 months ago

Ah yes, the good old ‘violent video games poison our killer robots’ debate.

foducool
foducool
7 months ago

gave the murder robo a game where the point is to kill people, nice idea

Jacob
Jacob
7 months ago
Reply to  foducool

Announcer voice: “Training or violent outlet? You decide! Next time, on Dragon Ball Z!”

Atros
Atros
7 months ago
Reply to  foducool

Honestly next level airheaded, but at the same time, they let him on the internet. The ship of ‘keeping him away from things that might be bad for him/us’ has sailed.

7eggert
7eggert
7 months ago
Reply to  foducool

Maybe it’s “the sims”?

7eggert
7eggert
7 months ago
Reply to  7eggert

No, it isn’t

Harald Hauknes
Harald Hauknes
7 months ago

Kinda awesome how you draw the robot so expressive even though he has so few facial features =)

nealithi
nealithi
7 months ago

“Drown them in toilets”?
I may need to give Hitman a chance.

Timothy
Timothy
7 months ago
Reply to  nealithi

Some of the “accidental deaths” are really creative

Peter Piers
Peter Piers
7 months ago

For some reason, the last panel made me think of Harvester. Yeah, I’m old, I know. I wonder what Zeke would make of it.

I think he’s not called Zeke in this continuity, but, really sorry, Zeke totally stuck with me. 🙂

Jeff CB Jones
Jeff CB Jones
7 months ago
Reply to  Peter Piers

“Gizmo” in this new reality, at least so far. I’ve been calling him Zizmo in my head.

Peter Piers
Peter Piers
7 months ago
Reply to  Jeff CB Jones

“Gizmo”? Good grief, now I AM feeling old, that immediately conjures up the old “Superbook Bible Stories” robot! https://encrypted-tbn0.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcSVIechLx-d8NDj8UB82ytzi61_6jn9V–1AA&usqp=CAU

Also, in two comments I managed to bring up Harvester and the Superbook Bible. Here, Zizmo, humans are even stranger than you bargained for!

(plus there’s the gremlin. Heh. Sorry, Tim, there’s too many Gizmos in the world but Zeke is unique, and I have fond memories of him from the old continuity – you did too good a job on him! 😀 )

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Eldest Gruff
Eldest Gruff
7 months ago
Reply to  Peter Piers

I think that “Gizmo” was meant to be a throwaway joke; a tiny bit of Ethan craziness on a one-shot comic. When Tim refers to him, I believe he calls him either “the X1” or “the robot.”

Seeing as X1 doesn’t call himself Gizmo, and presumably doesn’t know that Ethan called him that behind his back, it’s not a name I personally call him.

Last edited 7 months ago by Eldest Gruff
OMG it is happening
OMG it is happening
6 months ago
Reply to  Peter Piers

Aaawww, I remember that anime, was aired in Latin America as “El Super Libro” in the late 80s-early 90s. We know that robot as “Tuercas” 🙂

Hunter
Hunter
7 months ago

He’ll always be Zeke to me. I love the character development we’re seeing.

Paul
Paul
7 months ago

In my current D&D campaign I’m playing a warforged rogue that is scary close to this Zeke in personality. Thanks for giving me material, Tim. 😉

Feo2
Feo2
7 months ago

I don’t recall if they have asked for his name. Gizmo is just what Ethan decided to call him, without zeke’s knowledge

Eldest Gruff
Eldest Gruff
7 months ago

It’s a Winter-Een-Mas miracle!

Marcus
Marcus
7 months ago

“hug” EAGAAADS NOOOO! heh heh. it….. melts…. my little heart.

Leon
Leon
7 months ago

You can picture his eyelid twitching

Bro'samdi
Bro'samdi
7 months ago

I wounder how our robot friend would react to playing the Mass Effect franchise. Not just because of the Geth, but to see how he;d react to romance options.

Calibus
Calibus
7 months ago

Ah yes, the robot is making a friend who genuinely thinks about him, unfortunate right now its very onesided.

Crestlinger
Crestlinger
7 months ago

When they realizes that it Is used for training IRL…