I imagine Sasha had been chanting that under her breath nonstop. She is the best kind of roommate.
Bail! Panic! Run!
You mean there’s more than just a single weekend off for spring break? Amazing!
Hey look, it’s those same random people again! (
But where did the background go?)
Also, it’s harder to fill up a long one-panel comic with words than I had thought.
Apparently using a hypnotic wheel makes the background change color. Yes, that’s it… >_>
The board game HeroQuest, which is vaguely a dungeon crawl board game, has an action to search for treasure. Usually there isn’t any, which leads to a random card drawn, which usually turns out to be a powerful wandering monster.
But that doesn’t stop anyone from constantly searching.
Very few are impressed when obscure rules are cited. Particular not GMs.
Pokemon TCG — the gateway card game. First you start playing Pokemon, then you move onto Magic… and then you never stop playing Magic.
(Actually, I never really got into Magic myself, but I did start playing a lot of the World of Warcraft TCG later, so maybe that’s related).
Liking games is a good reason to go to a gaming convention, though not required.
Back in the day, the ‘coolest’ game was the Pokemon Trading Card Game (which is pretty much a simplified version of Magic). I played a lot of it, so much that me, my husband-to-be, and my friend would have our parents take us to the Toys-R-Us to play in the Pokemon League. We did that for quite some time until the store discontinued the Pokemon League for the Yu-Gi-Oh card game league. I never got into Yu-Gi-Oh, so it was rather sad that there was no more Pokemon there.
I tell you this just in case you’re wondering why Yu-Gi-Oh is branded as evil in this comic. >_>
The link for Concinnity in the comic is no longer valid. Their current website seems to be http://concinnitycon.weebly.com/, if you’re interested. Maybe I’ll update the link the comic…
One of my friends went to MSOE (Milwaukee School of Engineering) and helped run Concinnity at this point of time. I thought I’d help her out by mentioning it in the comic a few times (and make some jokes out of it as well).