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15th Apr 2021, 11:04 PM in Chapter 8
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Varkarrus 15th Apr 2021, 11:08 PM edit delete reply
The greatest plot twist in all of history.
padanew 15th Apr 2021, 11:15 PM edit delete reply
Let's hope that the town has a chiropractor. (Back pain is terrible.)

I am also surprised that he could not see the bottom. He is a dwarf so he should have darkvision. Unless he does not that is.
Guest 16th Apr 2021, 12:01 AM edit delete reply
He has Drunkvision more like
Oldarmourer 16th Apr 2021, 12:04 AM edit delete reply
Why didn't I come up with that one ??? take a bow :)
sailor mars 16th Apr 2021, 1:13 AM edit delete reply
sailor mars
padanew 16th Apr 2021, 2:06 AM edit delete reply
Drunk Vision makes more sense but how would seeing ugly people as sexy help?
chris-tar 16th Apr 2021, 2:09 AM edit delete reply
Jordan179 19th Apr 2021, 6:59 PM edit delete reply
It would get in the way. He'd see Colleen, who is pretty, as incomparably beautiful.
Jordan179 19th Apr 2021, 7:01 PM edit delete reply
(As indeed Colleen is in spirit).
Oldarmourer 23rd Apr 2021, 1:34 AM edit delete reply
It keeps the Dwarven race from going extinct ;)
Bookeater_otaku 16th Apr 2021, 2:19 PM edit delete reply
Dodom 16th Apr 2021, 1:44 PM edit delete reply
I think the fog is meant to be too thick to see through.
Rocktopus 16th Apr 2021, 9:10 PM edit delete reply
Yeah, what Dodom said. I'm not sure if it came across correctly, but I was trying to imply that the dust cloud was too thick to see the bottom. When he fell, his body blew away the dust around him.
Doomroar 18th Apr 2021, 7:18 AM edit delete reply
Damn my boy is so heavy that his body falling cleared all the smoke?
Oldarmourer 16th Apr 2021, 12:01 AM edit delete reply
Darkvision wouldn't help with a trick of perspective making it look deeper than it was, it might even make it worse ?
Allzephyr 16th Apr 2021, 12:39 AM edit delete reply
Rocktopus 16th Apr 2021, 9:11 PM edit delete reply
chris-tar 16th Apr 2021, 2:08 AM edit delete reply
Bravo. I did not think of that possibility at all!
Rocktopus 16th Apr 2021, 9:22 PM edit delete reply
I guess I did my job then
melaredblu 16th Apr 2021, 4:56 AM edit delete reply
Lucky for him there's a handy bit of architecture to climb back up, though not much in the way of knowing where they took Colleen.
Rocktopus 16th Apr 2021, 9:23 PM edit delete reply
Gonna have to use that dungeoneer instinct.
Bookeater_otaku 16th Apr 2021, 2:35 PM edit delete reply
Rule number one: always inspect the pit you are walking next to to know it's depth.

But it also enter in conflict with Rule number one: never trust a pit you can fall into and stay away from the ledge!

I guess they could have sent a pebbles down the balcony to hear how deep it went, but in a dungeon full of monsters, it can be inviting trouble. There is a certain scene in Lord of the Rings, in a mine, involving a Hobbits, a well, a bucket and a over a thousand goblins.

At least Randulph had that tiny, very very thin, mattress of leaves to cushion his fall. Knowing his luck, those leaves are like poison ivy and are going to give him a rash.

Let's hope Colleen healing miracles works on back pains. The advantage of having a healer like her, she can patch you up enough to get out of the Dungeon and use further spells the next few days in town to bring you back to full health before delving again.

I like the two level floor design with balconies like this. It make for interesting exploration and fight scenes.
:) 16th Apr 2021, 4:26 PM edit delete reply
Colleen healing miracles won't happen without Colleen - that's sort of a motivation, but also a pain in the ... back :D
Rocktopus 16th Apr 2021, 9:21 PM edit delete reply
Indeed, dungeons can be so much more than just square rooms connected by hallways. I know they are usually depicted on flat pictures in most games and RPGs, but come on, they can have some interesting geometry!
:) 16th Apr 2021, 4:31 PM edit delete reply
I wonder what light this lush green is growing from; actually I wonder why even is it bright enough to see anything without Colleen's light. There are those beams of light, of course, but what is emanating them?
Bookeater_otaku 16th Apr 2021, 7:56 PM edit delete reply
I asked about the same thing a few page back and I was pointed toward crack in the ceiling that let in beams of lights. You can see some of those beam of lights in page 8-18 and 8-10. The author is really playing well with lights in this chapter, the center of the room has more lights and when Colleen cross over the pillar where it's darker and the monster is hiding, we clearly see Colleen spell illuminating the darker area around her. A good example is comparing the perspective in lighting between the first pannel in page 8-10 and the last pannel in 8-14.
Rocktopus 16th Apr 2021, 9:16 PM edit delete reply
Wow, my readers seem to know my comic almost as well as I do!
Which makes me happy.
PDark 16th Apr 2021, 4:58 PM edit delete reply
And that's why you kids always put your BEDROLL on TOP of your backpack. You never know when it's going to save your from a bad concussion!
Bookeater_otaku 16th Apr 2021, 7:49 PM edit delete reply
*Blink* (Go check)

Huh. Nice observation. Even nicer detail!
Rocktopus 16th Apr 2021, 9:14 PM edit delete reply
That's also why he was giving Colleen a hard time about it earlier this chapter.
Blackwing 16th Apr 2021, 9:04 PM edit delete reply
I'm guessing it's a magical illusion that makes it look like a bottomless pit from above. Although, you would think that a dungeon where everything is trying to kill you would do the opposite. Perhaps it's hiding something on the lower level.
Rocktopus 16th Apr 2021, 9:12 PM edit delete reply
Nah, the dust was just thick until he fell in and his body and the pillar blew it away around him.
Bookeater_otaku 17th Apr 2021, 4:48 AM edit delete reply
Good thing that magnificent beard is acting as a dust mask. We wouldn't want Randulph getting silicosis on top of that liver failure...
Sturzkampf 17th Apr 2021, 7:59 AM edit delete reply
A sneaky trap that does more damage than a much longer drop. I do believe I willnick take inspiration from that next time I DM.
Scorn7 24th Apr 2021, 6:06 PM edit delete reply
i like how if you had missed that the piller broke closer to the far end in this page you can see that the pillar he can climb up leads back because his rope is tied up and extends up along that way. also that even if it had been a greater fall he wolud have been caught by his rope, smart dungeoneering right there.

but now how is he going to get up to Colleen? all roads seem to lead back not forward.