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The Campaign: Guilt Trip

May 8, 2023 by Tim


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CTOWNS
CTOWNS
9 months ago

I need to know what a critical miss or critical hit would mean for such a roll.

RblDiver
RblDiver
9 months ago
Reply to  CTOWNS

Critical hit: An arm has fallen off, but the ants carrying it are following the party.

Amarant
Amarant
9 months ago
Reply to  RblDiver

Critical miss: an arm has fallen off. Unfortunately it was the arm by which he was being carried. The rest of the body was unwittingly left behind on the trail 3 days ago and has since been adopted as a body-pillow by a group of cave trolls.

Amarant
Amarant
9 months ago
Reply to  Amarant

I really should’ve made that adolescent cave trolls. Sometimes a simple adjective can really spice up the implications!

Jere
Jere
9 months ago

Oh cool, I’ve been waiting for The Campaign to continue! Nice gift on a monday morning!

Gonfrask
Gonfrask
9 months ago

Well…if it is heat and dry enough, then the body is mummifying more than decaying… let’s do a weather roll…

Maelxp
Maelxp
9 months ago
Reply to  Gonfrask

Way to green on the comic for mummification. You need desert climate for that.

Kenju
Kenju
9 months ago
Reply to  Maelxp

The curious case of Manfred Fritz Bajorat says otherwise, the guy was in the middle of the ocean on a sailing ship.

Ashe Frost
Ashe Frost
9 months ago
Reply to  Kenju

“was preserved aboard his ship by the dry, salty ocean winds.”

even better than only dry winds

Kenju
Kenju
9 months ago
Reply to  Ashe Frost

Key though is the air *was* still humid, dew point was 100%.

Daniel Sørensen
Daniel Sørensen
9 months ago

FINALLY!! It’s been so long since the last campaign entry, so it’s great to be back

ThatRoebuckGuy
ThatRoebuckGuy
9 months ago

Hooray for more of The Campaign! All respect to Starcaster / Analog & D-Pad, but the Campaign is my favourite ?

toughluck
toughluck
9 months ago

Sorry for the criticism, but the city looks rather incorrect in many respects. It’s located at the top of a cliff, but there’s no harbor down at the sea. Why locate a city at a cliff if it’s not going to use the natural harbor available? There are no breakwater structures to protect the cliff against erosion There’s no river or other source of fresh water in sight. Wells would be necessary, but it would require a permanent perched water table for the source to be fresh, and if that water is tapped, it will affect the stability of the… Read more »

Lumi
Lumi
9 months ago
Reply to  toughluck

I appreciate you prefacing your post with an apology so I could know there was no reason to read it.

Eric the White
Eric the White
9 months ago
Reply to  toughluck

and DON’T even get him started on the improbability of magic existing in world dictated by clearly Newtonian physics!

Snark
Snark
9 months ago
Reply to  toughluck

… Yeah, well, I’m gonna go draw my own webcomic. With blackjack and hookers!.. In fact, forget the comic…

CTOWNS
CTOWNS
9 months ago
Reply to  Snark

In fact, forget the blackjack…

toughluck
toughluck
9 months ago
Reply to  Snark

Oh, wow. Appeal to accomplishment. Haven’t seen that on the internet in, IDK, five minutes maybe?

Last edited 9 months ago by toughluck
Extreme
Extreme
9 months ago
Reply to  toughluck

Are we still talking about the hookers?

AlexCabsha
AlexCabsha
9 months ago
Reply to  toughluck

Mages are covering all the stuff you just pointend to us.

Esc
Esc
9 months ago
Reply to  toughluck

I thought this was a joke but as I read on you were serious.

Why do you think any of this is important? In a made up webcomic, ABOUT a made up D&D campaign???

Son, people can see you.

toughluck
toughluck
9 months ago
Reply to  Esc

Oh, so people are not allowed to nitpick anymore. Okay, noted.
And I guess attention to detail and how it helps with story immersion is also overrated.

I assume all the downvotes are from people who are unable to see past their own bias and think that any criticism of something they enjoy is automatically wrong and any critic is inherently evil.

Richard II Weatherfield
Richard II Weatherfield
9 months ago
Reply to  toughluck

Your criticisms are nothing more than pedantry, hence why you’re being lambasted. If you have anything actually constructive to say about the comic rather than insisting on realistically accurate depictions of cities that do nothing to improve on the story or supplement the narrative, go right ahead. But if you’re just going to b*tch and whine about architectural crap that has nothing to do with anything then STFU.

toughluck
toughluck
9 months ago
Reply to  Tim

Oh, wow, you told me! You told me good! A wizard did it. Good enough. Two more nitpicks: One, Stormcliff is completely encircled by city walls. Why not use the natural protection afforded by a cliff and have walls extending from one face of a cliff to another? Is it to make sieges easier for the attacker or to make it more costly to build a complete circle rather than a simpler line? Maybe there are no wars, but why have walls at all then? And if there are wizards, natural walls can be simply raised by a spell. Two,… Read more »

Gnarph
Gnarph
9 months ago
Reply to  toughluck

I would say its a larger city further away, the roads are pretty small in this view, carts are probably not easily seen. This is a costal city on a cliff side, soil may not be deep enough for planting crops, there are two roads out we can see, id say probably farming happens inland and food is brought in by cart and this is an international trading hub using the harbor. For all we know the grasslands around there are littered with cattle and sheep though, which would be smaller than carts. Maybe the original settlement was founded to… Read more »

7eggert
7eggert
9 months ago
Reply to  Gnarph

I agree and also: Cities are built approximately 30 km away from each other because that’s about how far one can travel on a day. The place may not be the best, but it may be the best in that area.

The trade hub will happen because they’ll camp together and one will buy from the other if they think that swapping cargo is beneficial.

raven0ak
raven0ak
9 months ago
Reply to  toughluck

well, be under the cliff when enemy comes, they will thank you for being idiot and building bowling alley for them:D

Kenju
Kenju
9 months ago
Reply to  Tim

Now that I think about it, I’ve never seen a fantasy setting where mages were the literal source of fresh water for a city before. I’m going to steal that idea for my group, thanks ^^ (I will make sure you get credit for it)

7eggert
7eggert
9 months ago
Reply to  toughluck

It’s Stormcliff. To stormy and too cliffy to have a harbor.

raven0ak
raven0ak
9 months ago

woah, has it really been year since we last saw trio and the body

Verdiekus
Verdiekus
9 months ago

Ah yes, a five day journey that only took a year. Sounds like a D&D adventure to me! So happy to have this back Tim.

Jayle
Jayle
9 months ago

I know I’m in the minority with this , but the D&D series is my favorite thing Tim does. Waiting a year for more , no me gusta! This was WAY overdue! So happy.

Del Cox
Del Cox
9 months ago

Rereading the last few pages from a year ago has hit with greater relevance, what with the drama my own Pathfinder party has been going through.

Damien
Damien
9 months ago

I don’t know if you planned it to come out almost exactly a year after the last one but it was a real mind F with I went and double checked the last one and it said May 2nd.

Guy Incognito
Guy Incognito
9 months ago

Someone once brought me a body to autopsy that had been sitting in a hot metal shed in the middle of the summer for three days. At five days in the sun, you’d be getting into some pretty unpleasant changes.

Gnarph
Gnarph
9 months ago
Reply to  Guy Incognito

Oh, man I was a combat medic and the only time i was anywhere near losing my lunch was a police morgue in Johannesburg, South Africa that had no aircon and a occupant who had been hanged and left in the sun for a few days. Thanks for reminding me; i had nearly repressed the memory.