peteranckorn
The creator of such titles as Goblin Hero , Small Town Punk , Escape and many more comics that no one's ever heard of. Now I'm working on By The Book. When I'm not making comics I enjoy video games, D&D and Warhammer.
  • Real Name
    Pete
  • Age
    36
  • Gender
    Male
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Neat poster :)
Celebrity guest appearance! Or at least-legally distinct/parody version guest appearance! :)
I'm sure they'll be fine ^_^ Well, pretty sure...
lol-It might well be the latter :)
Down into the steam tunnels they go...

Next update is Saturday! Please vote as much as you can (I just updated the pic ;)).

If you like what I do or would like a little more (or both!) and can spare a few bucks a month then you can back me on Patreon here- https://www.patreon.com/ByTheBook

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Cool-and thank a lot for the support :)

What's the project? Have you posted anything anywhere? I love looking at pre-production stuff (animation art books are one of my favourite things to look at :)).
I tend to do more raunchy material as Patreon bonus content-so if you have the doe you can see some saucier stuff there :) $1 per month gets you access to the bonus comic-which is definitely more more adult in nature than BTB (though just as silly-hence why I wouldn't use the word 'mature' to describe it ;)).

Yes-please make some fan art if you have the time-I always enjoy seeing what other artists make of my characters :D
Tiger has been sent on a covert mission to meet up with an agent sent to investigate reports of a secret underground base/large army of goblins :)
Yup-she gets to be agile and graceful now :D
Sometimes a joke has to be flipped to keep it fresh. I'm still a big fan of that one of course-but I couldn't do it straight up ;)
lol-sounds like a tough character to run-although Paladins are pretty powerful I guess-very good saves and lots of decent special abilities. WAY more powerful than a fighter. Very low HP could be an issue though. I prefer to take the luck out of HP to some extent to make things a bit fairer. The same thing goes for stat generation. If you roll I find there's always one player that has absolute garbage and another that has stats that are way better than everyone else. A points buy system is preferable (in my opinion :)).

Back in the day you rolled 3D6 for each stat and then ran a character based on what those turned out to be. Want to play a wizard but rolled a 9 for Int? Too bad! I guess that system's closer to real life (although a lack of talent can be made up for by a lot of hard work to some extent in the real world). Nurture comes in to play a lot in the real wolrd as well as genetics. I guess that's taken into account by the stats you roll but I feel like it's never too late to get better. A weak person can start weight training and an ignorant person can get an education-which you can't really do in D&D-once your character is rolled up the stats are what they are ;)
I like it-it means LV1 characters are a bit less vulnerable to being taken out by a single fluke hit early on in their careers and it also means the jump in HP when you go up to level 2 is not quite as jarring (possibly a 100% increase in the standard system).

Another house rule we have for HP is that you can either roll or take a protected amount-which is the average of the dice rounding up. So a D8 class could roll the D8 or take 5 HP.

Another variant I use in my games is that you get to roll 2 dice and choose the best one. So a Barbarian leveling up would roll 2D12 and choose the highest for HP. Alleviates those times when the wizard rolls a 6 for HP and the fighter rolls a 1.
Woah! Domina staved off a really stupid joke! Her power level must be off the charts to do that in THIS comic!

I've been in contact with a radical dude called Jon who's creating a site dedicated to fiction inspired by tabletop games. It looks like a great place to find other comics and the like-so check it out if you have the time :) - http://www.tabletopfiction.net/


If you like what I do or would like a little more (or both!) and can spare a few bucks a month then you can back me on Patreon here- https://www.patreon.com/ByTheBook

A big 'thank you!' to all my existing Patrons-you make this possible :)

Please vote every day (or as often as you can) using the blue button up above!
Nope-only she does (so far). Maybe she's not a normal goblin. That said, Rath is by no means 'normal'. You know what I mean though ;) The clue could be in the name...
Whew-just made it! That was a close run thing :) Our gang grudgingly accept the spies as 'adventuring buddies' and run into the snooty but efficient mistress of the park. I really must stop making my characters' costumes so damned elaborate.


If you like what I do or would like a little more (or both!) and can spare a few bucks a month then you can back me on Patreon here- https://www.patreon.com/ByTheBook

A big 'thank you!' to all my existing Patrons-you make this possible :)

Please vote every day (or as often as you can) using the blue button up above!
It's a good thing, JL-good to get a discussion going :D I might have had a monopoly on sexy orcs and goblins too but Warcraft ruined my chances of that ;)
It's an honour to have contributed so much to the realm of sexy gnoll art , JL :D
New page! And new vote pic-so get voting if you can :D Our heroic(?) spies could be in trouble here-unless there's a moron nearby in a position of power. Luckily for them the chances of that happening are actually very high no matter where you are ;)


If you like what I do or would like a little more (or both!) and can spare a few bucks a month then you can back me on Patreon here- https://www.patreon.com/ByTheBook

A big 'thank you!' to all my existing Patrons-you make this possible :)

Please vote every day (or as often as you can) using the blue button up above!
How did you know it was him?! XD
Yeah-Yarost is pretty innocent. Goret on the other hand... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_oAgkTwFRuM