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239- Punishment

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So there we have it, the end of the first 'book' of A Game of Roleplay. I haven't talked about this in the last few comics, because I wanted it to come as at least a bit of a suprise (and on the off chance somebody's reading this without watching the show, I didn't want to spoil the twist), but there'll be a bit of a break before the start of book 2. I need to get a head-start on writing and I've got a lot going on at Uni at the moment.

This was one of the first major plot points I considered when planning the comic way back in June of 2014. I wanted something important to happen to the characters outside of the game to give them a real sense of loss. There's also the problem of how to deal with a pretty dark plot in what is ostensibly a comedy story. I decided to go down the road of not just making a joke of everything becuase I don't want to undersell the writing in the source material. Also, I'm inspired by my favorite webcomic, The Order of The Stick, which, while always comical, doesn't shy away from the darkness, just like a real RPG. These comics (spoilers in linked strips) are great examples, and I hope that I can create some of the same effect over the course of my story.

Anyway, I'm going to go and have a holiday (during which I write thirty or so comics), and I'll be back in a month (on the 22nd of March) with the first episode of the second season.

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Posted by: Manuel (Guest)


MAAAn! You nailed it! I'm just glad you used Order of the Stick as an inspiration

Posted at: 18 Feb 2016 06:07 am

Hell yeah!

That was awesome. Too bad I'll have to wait about a month for the next one, but it'll come back about a week after my birthday, and it's still better than five years.

Posted at: 18 Feb 2016 06:33 pm

Posted by: Phoenix (Guest)

Congratulations on completing this book!

Posted at: 18 Feb 2016 07:10 pm

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