Roll To Save

The misadventures of six very different individuals whose lives are brought together by an unexpected force. Dungeons & Dragons.

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@Gryph: Why hello there! Welcome! Welcome!
Thank you so much for reading! Now keep in mind it updates a bit slower, about one page per two weeks but I hope you'll stay. We got lots of fun stories planned, also some fan service just like this page! =3
Gryph
August 15th, 2017
Hello Jim! Hello readers!
Just read through this since last night. :)
Linked from LS.
Lovely story so far!
@Jim Nickabocker: Very well done, and it's a good relationship. I like the little interactions here. I look forward to the next update!
@sethtriggs: Sebastian may be more forward than most but he's more than happy to back off if told. If John didn't like that kind of particular attention, he would have politely asked for Sebastian to give him space. ESPECIALLY under those unique Three's Company circumstances.

Hehe actually that minibus has been in John's family for quite some time. I'm hoping to tackle a mini arc about it. I was also trying to be considerate to Iris' size and the fact that the group does travel a lot together. I figured it'd be more thoughtful to have them in a Volkswagen Minibus vs the Beetle XD

John thinks a little differently, which is why I love writing for him. That complex dialogue sums him up pretty well I think!

I like awkwardness, it's a very real feeling that a lot of folks can relate to. Rarely are things picture perfect like in most media. I also wanted to make sure that John was obviously not bothered by the advances. He's just not sure how to respond since nobody has ever 'put the moves' on him before. But as I said before, his response and feelings will be made clear in an update soon. After all, it's important to make sure you let an interested party know where you stand! =3
Really nice update.
Sebastian is really staying on the right side of the line for now and that's good.

Also, sick minibus! I remember seeing those quite often back in the day.

This is a really fun time, and heh I like John's complex dialogue to just describe going to the beach.

The awkwardness is pretty fun too. Well done!
@maarvarq: Hehe rest assured my friend, an in-strip confirmation is coming very soon. In fact it's going to reveal a little more about John's thoughts on relationships too!
"And while Sebastian's advances are actually welcome..." I'm glad to hear you say that (although some in-strip confirmation that this isn't just tolerance through gritted teeth on John's part would be good) because if they weren't, then Sebastian would at the least be incredibly creepy.
Oops!
Now I'm not a fabric expert, but I figure if movies can get away with cars exploding in a fiery display after getting hit with a handful of bullets, I can get away with a grown man ripping through changing tent fabric. If it wasn't already clear, Sebastian likes John. And while Sebastian's advances are actually welcome, John isn't too sure if he's ready to date anyone yet. We'll dive into the why later.

There's still more beach fun left in this arc, keep that sunscreen handy!
@sethtriggs: Aww I appreciate your input as always Seth! And thank YOU for reading my silly ol' comic X3
Lots of joy
I love this page all around, from Iris' firefighter carry to the dialogue about being pounced. John missing from the next-to-last frame is hilarious and well-composed. Very well done!

Such a ragtag cast, which is a lot of fun. Thanks for this.
Onto The Beach!
The beach arc (as I've mentioned before) is to bring us back to having fun in Roll To Save. It's going to feature some good old fashion shenanigans along with some scenes that will tell us more about our main characters. I'm really looking forward to the rest of these updates!


Consent is a very important thing. I went to a shadow cast performance of The Rocky Horror Picture show last night (as of this update) and as you can probably guess, there was a ton of debauchery, mischief and mayhem. However despite everything, the cast were very adamant about consent. They wanted to make sure everyone was on the same page before doing anything, and that's pretty important. In life, everyone has their own range of personal space. Some are more open than others.

That being said, you've probably noticed that Sebastian is a VERY touchy feely person, especially with John. Sebastian is also a person who respects personal space. He wouldn't touch you or pounce on you if you weren't okay with it. Same thing goes for Iris, though in her defense, outside of the ring, John is the only person she normally manhandles. Affectionately of coarse!
Getting carried and getting pounced on are things John welcomes with open arms, though he would probably prefer a softer surface the next time he gets pounced.
@Ryubbert: I'm kind of a huge fan of the show... XD
Back from the Net
I didn't spot the ReBoot logo the first time I read this comic, but I see it now....
@sethtriggs: Being prone to accidents and the occasional misfortune, John knew that it was best to be prepared hehe.

Iris has been doing much better in regards to just being herself in public. However it's in the privacy of her home and in the company of her trusted best friend where she feels comfortable enough to let her hair completely down. Normally she only manhandles and bear hugs in the ring!

Aw man, let me tell ya, I adore writing for these two. Despite the differences in background, personalities and physical appearance, they love spending time together.

Back in my high school days, I hung out with a girl who partly inspired Roxanne's character. She was a hardcore goth. Her entire wardrobe was black, she wore a choker, silver studded wrist bands and her skin was a soft pale color. I, (like John) was happy, optimistic and wore a lot of bright colors. And yet every weekday during lunch and after school, we would hang out and just talk. Talk about our days, our interests, we loved hanging out. Just because our personalities and overall demeanor differed, didn't mean we couldn't enjoy each others' company.
@maarvarq: Ack! Yea sorry about that. The comment sections on Smackjeeves can be a bit finicky. Thank you as always for commenting though!

As for John's cooking teacher? Well... I'm in an interesting position where I can say that I can neither confirm nor deny the identity of John's mentor. However, I think I can safely say that it's not entirely impossible that Jon's teacher is a certain fellow who matches your stat description. =P
Apparently the system ate my previous comment because it had a URL in it.

John's cooking teacher wouldn't be a high DEX, low WIS character from a recently concluded webcomic, would he?
OMG this is adorable
These two are really adorable companions. Also John's practicality is refreshing; it's always advisable to have a fire extinguisher.

Heh heh Iris is feisty but this sounds like a fun outing.
Roomies!
As you can probably guess, Iris and John now room together! For anyone who's curious, they live in a cozy two bedroom apartment not far away from where John used to live. I've actually been looking forward to this arc for a long time now. This is gonna be a nice, fun arc that'll let us learn a little more about the other characters in the group. Also, John's not worried about Iris hurting him, he actually trusts Iris implicitly. She's his best friend after all. He's just never been threatened with such an affectionate yet aggressive action by a tall, muscular amazon before. Wouldn't it give YOU some pause?
@sethtriggs: Yea, this one was a pretty hard one to write. Hard but important. I want RTS to be just as funny as it is meaningful. Showing one of the main characters going through a bit of a crises with his friends supporting him felt like a perfect way to showcase what these characters are all about. We'll even get to explore that a bit more in the next arc!

John is, overall, a very sensible and mellow fellow (Heh rhyme!). He doesn't mind at all that his mom asked his best friend to keep an eye on him. Heck, he's most likely a bit relieved. Families all over the country, nay, all over the world are different. Some have kids that happily leave the nest once they're college bound. Others live with their families well beyond their young adult years.

Living alone can be unappealing to some people. It can be downright...well, lonely. Irene knows her son is a very social creature, he loves being in the company of others. So to suddenly have him living by himself in an apartment? You can understand her twinge of concern. But I wouldn't worry. Odds are John's most likely going to get himself a roommate. Doubt he'll have to look far....
The feels...
This one really hit hard. It's pretty sad.

John's pretty chill though given that his mom asked his friend to look after him, in earshot. I know a bunch of people would find that embarrassing. He's a really cool guy.