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9th Mar 2018, 4:26 PM in Chapter 4
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Rocktopus 9th Mar 2018, 4:26 PM edit delete
So through some grit and determination, I was actually able to get a page done on time this week.

Our B team descends only to find... a sewer.


Crinos 9th Mar 2018, 4:29 PM edit delete reply
padanew 9th Mar 2018, 5:13 PM edit delete reply
Contractor: "So the sewers that service the dungeon will be four inch mains(Standard)". Customer: "No I need them to be big enough to walk through and have fights in!"
Contractor: "But why who would want to crawl around in sewage?"
Customer: "You would be surprised."
Garth MindFeather 10th Mar 2018, 1:28 AM edit delete reply
hahaha! right on.
Akela 14th Mar 2018, 8:17 AM edit delete reply
The reason sewers in old cities are big enough to walk in is because the maintainence crew has to fit in. Obviously.
padanew 15th Mar 2018, 4:27 AM edit delete reply
Totally right! But we are crawling around in here in full-est armor for kicks and giggles.
Worst Case 9th Mar 2018, 5:19 PM edit delete reply
They are still right at the door ^^' So theoretically they could just turn around, step out and go back in and hope for a different map. Sewers are definately not a good start for newbies. Alone for the higher risk of wound infections.
Open flame is another thing I would be reluctant to bring to a sewer, too high risk to walk into a gas-pocket.
kyrtuck 9th Mar 2018, 5:43 PM edit delete reply
I thought about that too, a flaming torch suddenly blazing when it hits some gas pocket...
Rocktopus 9th Mar 2018, 7:02 PM edit delete reply
I actually hadn't thought about that, but it's a good point.

And, that gives me a good idea for a little script modification a few pages ahead...
Grim 9th Mar 2018, 10:42 PM edit delete reply
Too bad no one thought to bring a cleric equipped with non-incendiary Light cantrips!!!
Worst Case 10th Mar 2018, 4:45 PM edit delete reply
Well as an alchemist that Alexus guy should be able to rigg up some phosphor based light source if neccessary (Yay for science!). And in a fantasy world there are plenty other options - jar with glowing mushrooms, cage with fireflies, judgemental talking everglowing, never shutting up orb...)
TotallyNotADitto 10th Mar 2018, 12:03 AM edit delete reply
Some of my best ideas for dungeons came from an engineering class I took on sewer design. Explosive gas, oxygen displacement, chemicals leeching in from nearby industrial sights that literally dissolve the entire sewer system (yes, that actually happens).
DaveP 9th Mar 2018, 7:26 PM edit delete reply
H2S is a worse risk. Not only is it toxic as hell, it has the nasty habit of numbing your sense of smell. You catch a whiff and then the odor goes away, so you think the gas must've dispersed and you're safe. Then you keel over. People die that way every year.
pkrankow 9th Mar 2018, 11:39 PM edit delete reply
Sharp 13th Mar 2018, 12:11 AM edit delete reply
As long as there are live roaches you don't have to worry about that nasty sewer gas. Never enter a sewer unless you can see the little guys.
Rocktopus 13th Mar 2018, 2:08 AM edit delete reply
Well I feel like I learned a lot more about sewers than I ever thought I would.

Making this comic has been educational, if nothing else.
kyrtuck 9th Mar 2018, 5:43 PM edit delete reply
Yes, sewers tend to be nasty.
Bookeater 9th Mar 2018, 9:49 PM edit delete reply
I feel all the shitty puns coming...
Rocktopus 10th Mar 2018, 6:53 PM edit delete reply
I'm not THAT low-brow!
Grim 9th Mar 2018, 10:55 PM edit delete reply
Alchemist on point!!! My dnd pc would be hiding in the middle :P but he's only Alchemist(1),Wizard(5) so...
Btw; I really love how all the comments here are positive and/or funny. It's so rare to find a spot on the Internet not infested with trolls; and we get direct responses from The Creator himself!?!
As much as I want Marblegate to be a huge commercial and critical success; I know that once it is, I will look back with nostalgia on the time when it was the smaller positive community it is now (anyone who has tracked the progression of the LFG comic comments will know what I mean here).
Rocktopus 10th Mar 2018, 6:51 PM edit delete reply
Aw, thanks.

Who knows what'll happen in the future? Early supporters will always be appreciated :)
Siva 13th Mar 2018, 3:46 AM edit delete reply
After all, it's a fantasy comic. ;P
Rocktopus 13th Mar 2018, 5:34 AM edit delete reply
Internet trolls regenerate, even if you kill them with fire.
Siva 13th Mar 2018, 3:48 AM edit delete reply
Apparently, titles aren't visible here? Well, title of my last comment was, "Of course there are trolls here."

Now my comment can make sense.
Vulcan 9th Mar 2018, 11:20 PM edit delete reply
On the up side for the party, this is probably the only level where the tobacco reek of the pipe won't be alerting too many wandering monsters that dinner has been delivered.
Rocktopus 10th Mar 2018, 6:54 PM edit delete reply
One can only hope that the sewer masks the smell
Dalton Westmoore 9th Mar 2018, 11:21 PM edit delete reply
Dalton Westmoore
My immediate guess for what they would encounter down here would be something like an Otyugh, Dire Rat, or a random tentacled monster.

But maybe it'll be something exotic, like a Dire Snail. :D
padanew 10th Mar 2018, 5:32 AM edit delete reply
Gm decides there are to be no dire terriers in the game.
Rocktopus 10th Mar 2018, 6:54 PM edit delete reply
I am very partial to Flail Snails myself
Sturzkampf 12th Mar 2018, 3:57 PM edit delete reply
Lightly grilled in butter and flavoured with garlic, but you need to visit a Mechanicsburg restuarant to experience them at their best.
BUMBLEBEE 11th Mar 2018, 12:04 AM edit delete reply
The combats already begun in panel two with a passive aggressive sneak attack!
Rocktopus 11th Mar 2018, 3:37 PM edit delete reply
Backhanded Sneak Attack: Deal 1d6 nonleathal damage and target becomes enraged
Product Placement 14th Mar 2018, 4:27 AM edit delete reply
Product Placement
Congratulations! You'll get to die in a stinky place.
Rocktopus 14th Mar 2018, 4:48 AM edit delete reply
That applies to most places the characters have been in the last 130+ pages
chris-tar 18th Jan 2019, 5:13 AM edit delete reply
Welcome to the bum sewer, er I mean bonsoir (French).
Bookeater_otaku 8th Nov 2020, 5:29 AM edit delete reply
Man, the Marblegates hinges need oiling!