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Questing and Queers

Questing and Queers

by NyphlyNonsense
Welcome to Questing and Queers, a D&D-themed webcomic with a mix of In-Character and Out-of-Character shenanigans. My motivation with this comic was simply to write a D&D story where the background radiation of the universe was queer rather than cis/het. It will be going up Saturdays. I didn't start posting these until I had a solid buffer, both for my sanity and to make sure I enjoyed it, so this won't be going five comics in and then vanishing. Every one of the players is queer, although I don't expect that to come up immediately. This is a D&D comic that's passively queer, not a queer comic that's passively D&D.

You can also find the comic on tumblr and facebook, just search for Questing and Queers.
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Questing and Queers

Welcome to Questing and Queers, a D&D-themed webcomic with a mix of In-Character and Out-of-Character shenanigans. My motivation with this comic was simply to write a D&D story where the background radiation of the universe was queer rather than cis/het. It will be going up Saturdays. I didn't start posting these until I had a solid buffer, both for my sanity and to make sure I enjoyed it, so this won't be going five comics in and then vanishing. Every one of the players is queer, although I don't expect that to come up immediately. This is a D&D comic that's passively queer, not a queer comic that's passively D&D.

You can also find the comic on tumblr and facebook, just search for Questing and Queers.

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So... they're referencing Star Wars, Princess Bride, and Runescape. Which... I mean, of COURSE that's what Amanda plays or played. Hell, she probably just wandered around cooking and burying bones.
NyphlyNonsense
October 23rd, 2018
More of a Bardbarian, Really
This is the point where I realized how much my art was suffering from the amount of text. I really, REALLY wanted a close-up of the handoff between Sentiment and the NPC guard. I get better about it really soon.
Dang Recommends: I disbelieve the air
ROUS stands for Rodents of Unusual Size, if you’re one of those people who hasn’t seen Princess Bride or just didn’t find it memorable. Diesel once cosplayed as Inigo Montoya, with a muppet-style Vizzini on his hand.

http://princessbride.wikia.com/wiki/R.O.U.S.

This page is actually the first one I got done after the schedule change.

Comment title is a reference to Another Gaming Comic again.
That1Geek
September 12th, 2018
@NyphlyNonsense: oh cool
@That1Geek: That limitation doesn't exist in 3.5, which is what I'm running this off. They speak Common and Kenku by default.
That1Geek
September 11th, 2018
@NyphlyNonsense: I like that the kenku actually has dialogue besides random noises. The limiting factor o the kenku's voice is really weird. I dont know why it exists.
@That1Geek: Congrats on being the first to comment. I'm glad you're enjoying it so far!
That1Geek
September 11th, 2018
Look at this wall of text
This is so accurate
Insta-follow cuz dnd stories are great
My Apologies
Due to declining health, Questing and Queers will only be updating on Saturdays for the foreseeable future. While I love this comic and I have a lot of ideas for it, I am unable to put in the time necessary to post twice a week.

Comics will continue to be posted Saturdays, including this coming Saturday.
David, Stop That
That WAS kinda dickish on Diesel's part. Especially since ostensibly he wants the party to NOT split.

Also, as we see here, Amanda IS paying attention, she's just hyper.

David tried really hard not to optimize. Like, Sentiment is tweaked for Aid Another and Leadership, as a mob boss should be. But he really hates losing, and so rather than "cool and collected leader" Sentiment is coming off like "psycho munchkin."

I am aware there is too much text. This continues through comic forty-one, and then forty-two onward has a more reasonable amount of text. So far.
NyphlyNonsense
August 22nd, 2018
Not Even One Hit, Somehow
Imagine a butterfly where Alex is looking. Ideally with a poorly-Photoshopped D&D manual over it.

Klefan is, in fact, a pacifist. At least for now. More than that would be spoilers.
Mind You, -I- Would Allow It
I would not bet that your GM will allow you to use Action Points for Night Haunt. Or, for that matter, for Martial Study in the moment before an ambush, like Sentiment did. We’ve established that Diesel is very generous in his rulings.

http://www.d20srd.org/srd/variant/adventuring/actionPoints.htm
http://dnd.arkalseif.info/feats/complete-arcane--55/night-haunt--2054/
http://www.realmshelps.net/charbuild/feat/Martial_Study

You already know this if you read Questionable Content, but pigeons cannot taste spicy.

https://questionablecontent.net/
https://www.straightdope.com/columns/read/1857/are-birds-immune-to-hot-pepper-ena bling-them-to-eat-vast-amounts-and-spread-the-seeds/
Bash Bash Bash Bash
Retrospectively, I think this might have been better out of character. You know that when someone declares “I walk across the street and beat the drain into submission,” there’s gonna be a lot of commentary. Ultimately, I kept it because the last panel delights me and because I couldn’t think of a reason Diesel would incidentally mention the minotaur flipping the table.
The Charmed Life Of A Murder Hobo
Lucia isn’t crazy; that’s giving a bad name to crazy people, most of whom are quite nice as far as people go. I’m not joking. The senselessly violent people tend to be those who are told they’re owed the world. Crazy people, by and large, just want to go about their lives like anyone else. Maybe Lucia was once a noble or merchant’s daughter or something.
I Swap Equivalent Class Variants Freely
I wasn’t originally going to do this page this way, I had scripts way ahead. But then I realized how short Sentiment is and that the bar is built for hags and giants. I had to.

Lucia is some mixture of bard and barbarian. This means she is doubly compelled to get as tanked as humanly possible on every occasion.
Can Hardly Tell Lucia Is Once Again Drinking!
Waaaa so much text. I really need to be a little LESS inspired by Another Gaming Comic (it’s discontinued, before you start an archive dive). Anyway. Martellus gets a gentle comeuppance, because to be fair Illicium is probably a hundred years wiser than him. And if there’s one thing crones are unimpressed by, it’s social mores, so they’re not afraid to put men in their place.

http://agc.deskslave.org/
http://medhum.med.nyu.edu/view/1591
I Adore Salem
Since these folks are all actual friends, I’d imagine that Hailey and Amanda absolutely adore each other, and even kick around ideas for these kinds of interactions. The last panel, OOC, isn’t Hailey sitting there dumbfounded, it’s her saying, “Martellus just stares at you. You crashed his brain.”
Babble Babble Babble
I am not a hardcore fan of 40K. I lost interest in video games shortly after Soulstorm came out, other than Dwarf Fortress, and I mostly read the books as they grace my local library. And it’s very very cis-het-male-centric and -dominated. But it holds a fond place in my heart. I’m not sure whether Alex plays war games or just video games, but I suspect it’s primarily the latter. Amanda plays Iron Kingdoms and has just absorbed bits of 40K lore through other players who are steeped in wargaming more generally. None of which has any bearing on anything, but I felt like rambling.
People Stew, People Stew...
Here’s what Diesel hasn’t read, and the tune to Amanda’s song.
http://agc.deskslave.org/comic_viewer.html?goNumber=302
https://www.pinterest.ca/pin/325385141804403658/

When Diesel says Hit Points and Vitality, he means Vitality and Wounds. But since that mistake STILL hasn’t been corrected in the game I’M in, he’ll make the same one for some time. “A Hit Point by any other name, would be lost as fast.”

http://www.d20srd.org/srd/variant/adventuring/vitalityAndWoundPoints.htm
NyphlyNonsense
August 15th, 2018
Wookietaur
Ah, the chaos of out-of-character discussions.
I hope they let the minotaur win at cards. Or that they’re not attached to their arms.