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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

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

Bayuriel
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Bayuriel

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

Kaveski
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Kaveski

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
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Alex

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

Chris
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Chris

The perfect cliffhanger! leaves you wanting more ;p

Hunter
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Hunter

Called it!

Joystick
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Joystick

Dang it! They just got that fixed!

Cruisey
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Cruisey

Nah that was the other wing they broke before.

At least they’re symmetrical now though

Joystick
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Joystick

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

Malcolm McDougal
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Malcolm McDougal

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
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Gnarph

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

Tumbleweed
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Tumbleweed

It will buff out…

foducool
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foducool

MY CABBAGES!!!

The Schaef
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The Schaef

Thread winner

Gonfrask
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Gonfrask

Everything is a ram if you are brave enough

Tim van der Meij
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Tim van der Meij

As a New Zealander that has a surprisingly sexual undertone.

Tim van der Meij
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Tim van der Meij

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

Robert Loughrey
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Robert Loughrey

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

Tumbleweed
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Tumbleweed

“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
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screw the federation

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
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Andrew

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

screw the federation
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screw the federation

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
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Chargersfan

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
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Joystick

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
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Brent

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
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Brent

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

Anon Y Mouse
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Anon Y Mouse

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
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Erik B

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
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Joystick

Oh that explains my last comment.

Erik B
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Erik B

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 »

Him.
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Him.

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
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Gnarph

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

CuriousReader
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CuriousReader

Moving Starcaster to a Patreon campaign meaning only for Patreon?

Stefan
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Stefan

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

Caleb
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Caleb

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
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Chargersfan

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
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Joystick

The world may never know.

merendel
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merendel

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

Hamstermer
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Hamstermer

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

Michael
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Michael

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
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Ryan

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
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FITCamaro

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

isturma
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isturma

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

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

nova
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nova

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.

JB Claussen
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Starcaster Chronicles > All other CAD Content.

Him.
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Him.

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

Melkior
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Melkior

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
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screw the federation

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

Ven
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Ven

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
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SomeGuyNamedPatrick

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

Duke
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Duke

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