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The Starcaster Chronicles 06.26

July 13, 2018 by Tim

Aaaaand… /issue.

As anxious as I am to continue this story right this second, I need to take a break and do some other stuff. I promise though, I will try to not let this be the only issue of Starcaster we do this year.

I ran a poll, and based on the results I do believe we have the support to move Starcaster to a Patreon campaign and get the issues out faster, but I’m not going to rush into that just yet. I’m currently working on the first Starcaster book collecting issues #1-5, and I would kind of like to see how that does before making a decision.

I mentioned this last week, but we are on last call for Australians/New Zealanders to grab one of the CAD 1.0 Box Sets from the Australian warehouse. Next week I’m going to see about possibly moving those books to somewhere in Europe to offer to UK/European customers a better shipping rate.


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Commentary Ver.2.72
Commentary Ver.2.72
3 years ago

Starcaster collection in progress?
Don’t mind if I do.

Bayuriel
Bayuriel
3 years ago

Mentioned it before, but I would be into a novelization of Starcaster sometime in the future.

Kaveski
Kaveski
3 years ago

Greatly anticipate the Patreon

I’ll wait to see what the book offers as unless it’s heavy on extra content and context I wouldn’t buy it.

My point is that be careful drawing correlation between the book results and support for new issues as the two are quite different offerings.

Alex
Alex
3 years ago

No don’t stop there yet! It’s kind of a break during cinema at the movie climax. Aweful ;(

Chris
Chris
3 years ago
Reply to  Alex

The perfect cliffhanger! leaves you wanting more ;p

Hunter
Hunter
3 years ago

Called it!

Joystick
Joystick
3 years ago

Dang it! They just got that fixed!

Cruisey
Cruisey
3 years ago
Reply to  Joystick

Nah that was the other wing they broke before.

At least they’re symmetrical now though

Joystick
Joystick
3 years ago
Reply to  Cruisey

I meant the ship as a whole, but thanks for the tidbit.

Malcolm McDougal
Malcolm McDougal
3 years ago

just want to say you do amazing comics…. i have read through all your series in the past few days, I really enjoy them (though the original CAD took me about a week, and I realized I missed quite a bit frst time I read through)

Gnarph
Gnarph
3 years ago

Search your feelings, Tim, you know you must extend the issue.

Mikkel
Mikkel
3 years ago
Reply to  Tim

I can totally respect that, and thanks for letting us know what the plan and reasoning is. I wish you the best with whatever is causing the break. 🙂

Tumbleweed
Tumbleweed
3 years ago

It will buff out…

foducool
foducool
3 years ago

MY CABBAGES!!!

The Schaef
The Schaef
3 years ago
Reply to  foducool

Thread winner

Gonfrask
Gonfrask
3 years ago

Everything is a ram if you are brave enough

Tim van der Meij
Tim van der Meij
3 years ago
Reply to  Gonfrask

As a New Zealander that has a surprisingly sexual undertone.

Tim van der Meij
Tim van der Meij
3 years ago
Reply to  Gonfrask

Oh I have a bad feeling about this! (Episode III reference)

Robert Loughrey
Robert Loughrey
3 years ago

You came in that thing?!? You’re braver than I thought!

Tumbleweed
Tumbleweed
3 years ago

“The target area is only two meters wide. It’s a small thermal exhaust port, right below the main port. The shaft leads directly to the reactor system.”

ahem… sorry.

screw the federation
screw the federation
3 years ago

And this is what we get for pissing the Grin off by blowing up his ship while rescuing Nyrah from the corrupt Federation outpost. I said it then and I’ll say it again now: making it personal with him was stupid. You all screwed up when you voted to piss him off.

Andrew
Andrew
3 years ago

And if we had not damaged his ship, he would have weapons and shot the shit out of us.

screw the federation
screw the federation
3 years ago
Reply to  Andrew

He has no weapons because he’s in a federation ship that locked him out, which he’d still be in because of the events at the temple. Nice try though.

Chargersfan
Chargersfan
3 years ago

No, we screwed up when we didn’t make sure he was dead at the temple. Although we weren’t given the option… Cort was pretty out of it at the time… Yeah, I’d say this one falls on Speck.

Joystick
Joystick
3 years ago

If we didn’t destroy his ship, it wouldn’t be personal, but maybe he still would’ve godnuked them. So there. Also, does windows have any downloadable browsers. Like ones people make and run thru Google, but I boss doesn’t apply?

Brent
Brent
3 years ago

Oh, come on, that’s a deliberate crash if ever there was one – and on a recently repaired vehicle, too! Where are the space cops when you really — oh, right, they’re being shot at outside over this thing around our wrist.

So, I’m still confused about something – the patreon option. Will patreons be able to vote more often, or will they just know what the choices will be before the strip gets posted? I didn’t quite get how voting would work under any new system from the video.

Brent
Brent
3 years ago
Reply to  Brent

Also, vis-a-vis the book, I might buy one, but it would depend on size, price, and availability for download

Joystick
Joystick
3 years ago
Reply to  Tim

Wait, Tim, how would Patreon see it before people on the other side of the paywall?

Him.
Him.
3 years ago
Reply to  Tim

It feels as though by making voting patreon only you are effectively cutting off the feedback of a wide amount of your fanbase.
That said, as long as future issues are still released on CAD as opposed to just Patreon, this still works fine. I’m very ambivalent on most decisions either way, though I’d like to suggest that you put the vote chart on the CAD page regardless so we know what the alternative was.

Anon Y Mouse
Anon Y Mouse
3 years ago

As long as its not only Patreon, I wouldn’t mind. Feel a bit jibed if those who couldn’t pay don’t get to continue the story.

Erik B
Erik B
3 years ago
Reply to  Anon Y Mouse

It sounded like most people would be in favour of Starcaster running on patreon, and then getting released onto the cad site after an issue. Tim also sounds like he does not like locking his content exclusively behind a paywall, and would want everyone to be able to read the story.

My bet would be that it would be paywall at first, and then get released a little while later.

Joystick
Joystick
3 years ago
Reply to  Erik B

Oh that explains my last comment.

Erik B
Erik B
3 years ago

Mr Creator Tim, I have one question if you go patreon. Would that mean you are hiring an artist who will do the drawing? I never minded you hiring colourists, but if you hired the actual drawing artist, how would you QC their work, ensuring that they keep your style? I believe that I would 100% join patreon if you were drawing AND colouring the pages, I would maybe 80% join if you hired a colourist, but at this point, I can not see myself paying if there was a hired artist who could not fool me into thinking it… Read more »

The Legacy
The Legacy
3 years ago
Reply to  Tim

That may not be a bad idea. Sohmer and Lar split the writing and drawing duties between them, and are able to push out 10 comics a week, plus two more once they get there in PC series back, which was drawn by different people. Because you do everything yourself, you’re basically forced to do only 3 days a week, especially since your art style has become far more complex than it was back in the old days (which is not a bad thing, trust me!). I would totally be happy with you setting up additional comics, with the help… Read more »

The Legacy
The Legacy
3 years ago
Reply to  Tim

That is true. it’s basically a choice between the story taking much longer, but don’t feel terribly impatient about it, or have it in a consistent arc for a shorter time, but feel really impatient waiting for it a full year. It’s a tricky decision.

By the way, wasn’t The Players D&D game storyline told just by you? If so, have you considered turning it into a choose-your-own-adventure as well? It would make complete sense, especially since it’s D&D! 😀

Him.
Him.
3 years ago
Reply to  Erik B

Please consider that Tim is a fragile human meatsack whose poor flesh can only do so much work. Coloring takes time. Hiring a colorist lets you focus on how something plays out instead of what shade of puce works best for a ship.

Gnarph
Gnarph
3 years ago
Reply to  Him.

Thanks for that comment; now I am going to worry about the fragile human meatsack being hit by a bus.

CuriousReader
CuriousReader
3 years ago

Moving Starcaster to a Patreon campaign meaning only for Patreon?

Stefan
Stefan
3 years ago

I’ll wait for the few copies to reach Europe and probably order one then..looking forward to that..

Caleb
Caleb
3 years ago

I for one would be interested to see this be a more ongoing thing. I’m dirt poor so idk how much I could pledge to make that happen, but I would try to chip in where I could

Chargersfan
Chargersfan
3 years ago

What?? No! Don’t stop now! We’re on page 26! 27 if you include the cover! Comic books are supposed to have page counts divisible by 4! What is going to run on the back cover? An ad for some mail order x-ray specs? Sea monkeys??

Joystick
Joystick
3 years ago
Reply to  Chargersfan

The world may never know.

merendel
merendel
3 years ago
Reply to  Chargersfan

How bout an add for mimion muck. guaranteed to remove those suborn stains… as well as the object its applied to.

Hamstermer
Hamstermer
3 years ago
Reply to  merendel

Also try the fresh Hurst Family Fruitcake:
“Look, drain cleaner adds zest, alright?”

Michael
Michael
3 years ago

I would certainly be up for buying hard copies (book/comic) of really anything that is produced here. Tim, your stuff is great, I read the CAD box set occasionally and visitors to my house also enjoy it. Anytime you want to make in physical form for sale, I will certainly be purchasing for myself and as gifts for others.

Ryan
Ryan
3 years ago

I know you have limited money, Tim, but I’d like you to consider running a kickstarter for a game or animated movie (for YouTube or something similar) for Starcaster. I love space operas and we haven’t had a Star Wars movie or game that’s been without at least one enormous flaw in a long time, so…this would be an awesome way to bridge the gap. Just a suggestion, man. 🙂

FITCamaro
FITCamaro
3 years ago

Look forward to seeing the book for sale. Will go great next to my Volume 1 set.

isturma
isturma
3 years ago

End on a cliffhanger, lock the rest behind a paywall.

Pretty much guarantees I will not pay for it. Well done.

nova
nova
3 years ago
Reply to  isturma

Tim has said future issues of Star Caster will be released to everyone. If you aren’t a Patreon supporter you will just have to wait longer and you won’t be able to provide any input on how the story progresses. Not that big a deal if you don’t want to spend any money.

Him.
Him.
3 years ago
Reply to  Tim

*Breathes*
*Drops block of dry ice on self*
Is it working?

Tumbleweed
Tumbleweed
3 years ago
Reply to  Him.

Nope, reeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!
kidding.

JB Claussen
3 years ago

Starcaster Chronicles > All other CAD Content.

Him.
Him.
3 years ago

So…is the galaxy still imperiled?
Yes?
No?
C’mon it wasn’t a clear ending!

Melkior
Melkior
3 years ago

Well, so much for the idea of leaving immediately… at least on THAT ship.

Let’s hope that Cort can gain enough control over the Starcaster to help the Feds against the pirates and so get enough kudos from their bosses for them to actually listen to him.

screw the federation
screw the federation
3 years ago
Reply to  Melkior

Enough kudos to get them to turn their backs on their bad guy bosses? Doubt it.

Ven
Ven
3 years ago

Well, it seems we are stuck here for the duration on a station which has been MASSIVELY fucked, courtesy of Mr. Melty Boy over here. They’re still working on getting the air back on, much less lending any aid to the fight outside, which looks like it might go either way at this point.

Flight is out, so fight we must.

SomeGuyNamedPatrick
SomeGuyNamedPatrick
3 years ago

More Console Wars next? Please? You’ve got so much new material after E3.

Duke
Duke
3 years ago

Tim, I’ve been reading this comic for over ten years now. When I first got into web comics I followed almost a dozen and through the years yours is the only one left standing. The main comic and even the side projects are still amazing after all this time. Here’s looking forward to another decade. Thanks for all the laughs.

-Martk