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magma-torra 25th Apr 2021, 2:25 PM edit delete reply
better one potion than none!
Rocktopus 29th Apr 2021, 2:04 PM edit delete reply
Rocktopus
True
Bookeater_otaku 25th Apr 2021, 2:46 PM edit delete reply
For all his grumbling about looking out for number one, he still goes trying to save Colleen. There is a heart of gold under that beard and behind that swollen liver!

But really Randulph? That Potion Belt was still perfectly serviceable. No need to throw it away, just remove the broken glass!
chris-tar 25th Apr 2021, 4:12 PM edit delete reply
chris-tar
Actually, it makes perfect sense to save Colleen simply for increasing his own odds of survival. So, it may have nothing to do with any feelings that he could have for her at all. It could strictly be a tactical decision.
Furthermore, even if he could warp out of the dungeon without her, he also needs Colleen to help him find whatever it is he is looking for in there.
charlesw81 26th Apr 2021, 8:07 AM edit delete reply
Yes, I've often thought about the idea that Marblegate only presents you with rooms that your party can handle. Depending on who he was dungeoneering with, it'd be in Randulf's best interests to form a party roughly equal to whatever he had when he came upon the room he's looking for.
Rocktopus 29th Apr 2021, 2:06 PM edit delete reply
Rocktopus
charlesw81 you're on the right track
chris-tar 25th Apr 2021, 4:00 PM edit delete reply
chris-tar
Potions! Oh Hell Yeah!
Rocktopus 29th Apr 2021, 2:10 PM edit delete reply
Rocktopus
Indeed, they do exist in this world
melaredblu 25th Apr 2021, 4:09 PM edit delete reply
melaredblu
What a pity. The red one was the Potion of Summon Cleric, too. Meh, probably doesn't register nuns anyway. Potions are persnickety like that.
Rocktopus 29th Apr 2021, 2:12 PM edit delete reply
Rocktopus
Then good thing Colleen is a priestess, and not a nun!
melaredblu 29th Apr 2021, 10:12 PM edit delete reply
melaredblu
Derp. That's right, I'm a dum-dum.
Mr. X 30th Apr 2021, 2:26 PM edit delete reply
What's the differenze between nun a d priestess?
Sturzkampf 25th Apr 2021, 4:11 PM edit delete reply
Sturzkampf
Time to play the dramatic music...
Photomaginarium 25th Apr 2021, 9:54 PM edit delete reply
Photomaginarium
*gets out his medieval mp3 player, which didn't break in the fall because it's .... heavy metal.*
... 26th Apr 2021, 6:12 AM edit delete reply
Out
Rocktopus 29th Apr 2021, 2:27 PM edit delete reply
Rocktopus
Which song?
PDark 30th Apr 2021, 1:44 PM edit delete reply
Rammstein "Hier kommt die Sonne"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V6_X9NxKjZE&ab_channel=gabo6466
Oldarmourer 1st May 2021, 4:11 PM edit delete reply
He's off to chase a shadowy creature...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RfRJqBQ5eTM
padanew 25th Apr 2021, 5:05 PM edit delete reply
padanew
"It's a potion."
"What is the potion?"
"It is a potion of eye of tiger."
"What does it do?"
"Plays a music song while you train."
Rocktopus 29th Apr 2021, 2:16 PM edit delete reply
Rocktopus
I hope it has an off switch
Bookeater_otaku 25th Apr 2021, 11:35 PM edit delete reply
I could see a vendor in town who would sell potions but isn't associated with the Mage school or the Church, just as a middle finger to those institutions who have the monopoly on everything regarding magic and potions.

The catch? All his potions have ridiculous uses like your Eye of the Tiger potions, are mostly useless or only in very specific situations, hilarious side effects and generally throw of the dice when it comes to what it does.
padanew 26th Apr 2021, 4:33 AM edit delete reply
padanew
Another idea is finding potions in a dungeon level. No telling how long they have been there. They could be bad, deadly, ineffective or super effective. Only the dice will tell.
Oldarmourer 1st May 2021, 10:43 PM edit delete reply
Which always begs the question "when poison goes bad, does it get more poisonous or less ?" :)
Rocktopus 29th Apr 2021, 2:23 PM edit delete reply
Rocktopus
Yes, there are bootleg mages and magic item merchants in this world that find sneaky ways around the Arclight Mage College's stranglehold on arcane magic, see a certain trinket shop owner.

It is perfectly possible and legal to learn arcane magic yourself in this world, it's just extremely difficult with most resources and information on the subject being hoarded and strictly regulated by the authoritarian rules of Arclight.
Bookeater_otaku 29th Apr 2021, 3:19 PM edit delete reply
I must be one of the attractions of the Marblegates for those rogues Mages or patreon, all the magic items and lore they can study and keep from the association... if they survive the Dungeon.


Randulph: Try. Fail. Learn. Adapt. Next time they will have metal casing!
RedRook 26th Apr 2021, 4:06 AM edit delete reply
And this is why my characters keep their potions in metal vials!
Rocktopus 29th Apr 2021, 2:26 PM edit delete reply
Rocktopus
Weird how that's not more common, now that I think about it.
PDark 30th Apr 2021, 1:39 PM edit delete reply
Contact to metal affects the potions or the potion itself is corrosive. That's why you have to put it into a ceramic, glass or crystal container.

GM note: There is always a reason why players don't get to run around with nukes. Most simple one: If you try to gather information about where might get one, a thousand people in law-enforcement, secret service and the government suddenly become acutely aware of your existence and the urgent need to come down on you like thousands of tons of bricks. They will pick your life apart at a subatomic level. Just saying.
DStark 30th Apr 2021, 10:44 PM edit delete reply
Iron vials, if alchemy is anything like chemistry, might react with the potion. Glass has the advantage of being extremely non reactive, which is why it is so widely used by real world chemists. An iron vial might dramatically reduce the shelf life of any potion within.
someone 30th Apr 2021, 11:51 PM edit delete reply
A glass vial, in a leather skin (for shock absorption), in an iron bottle (for crush resistance).
Ahriman 26th Apr 2021, 5:13 AM edit delete reply
This is why you use iron potion vials
charlesw81 26th Apr 2021, 8:24 AM edit delete reply
I wonder what the other two potions were. The red one comes across as a healing potion so maybe they were backups he purchased in case Colleen wasn't around or he needed to heal or protect her instead, so best guess is an anti-poison potion for the second... seriously though, camouflage?... It's not like he has ninja skills for getting round quietly.
Doomroar 26th Apr 2021, 6:38 PM edit delete reply
Doomroar
He could have kept the belt, but he knows the beer belly is never going to go away so he just tossed it.
Bookeater_otaku 26th Apr 2021, 10:12 PM edit delete reply
There is a potion for that.

They just never found it.
ErictheTolle 28th Apr 2021, 2:29 AM edit delete reply
Aren't you supposed to roll on the Potion Mixibility Table when multiple potions break? Nothing like a random effect or explosion in your pack...
Styx 28th Apr 2021, 10:31 PM edit delete reply
Hey there,first comment ever for me so here goes.
i really love your artstyle, character design, storytelling and this comic in general. I´d like to know whether you are open for commisions, couldn´t find any answer by looking around the websites.
Keep up the good work and greetings from germany
Rocktopus 29th Apr 2021, 2:04 PM edit delete reply
Rocktopus
Hi there! Thank you very much for saying so!

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pixel-wiz 1st May 2021, 5:28 PM edit delete reply
What were the other two potions?
:) 2nd May 2021, 6:59 AM edit delete reply
And there it is again: I like that massive walking-furniture shape of Randulf :)