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.
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What do you mean? :)
Rath turns into 'The Incredible Sulk' when his emo level reaches critical (see fight vs Galanesh).
Kazu demonstrates a critical fumble and Zeen paves the way for a consequence free future of magical collateral damage ;) Phew-made it (just) to the one page per week half of the month-so next update will be Saturday. It seems to be working okay-though it's still pretty tough. It's a good balance of progress and allowing the pages a little more time to breath and generate comments (which I always like to get :)).


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Most of them are on my DA. I post older ones on my Patreon too :)

DA- https://spacegoblin.deviantart.com/gallery/
Ah yes, you're right :) -in Pathfinder you take -4 to your Dex while grappled-though you can become Pinned-at which point you lose your Dex bonus.

Rogue archers can be tricky to run. Expect to use every other turn hiding if you want to use your sneak attack very often ;) If you can gain access to 'Invisibility' or better yet 'Improved Invisibility' you'll be quite effective.
I think in Pathfinder you may lose your dex bonus if grappled (I could be wrong) BUT I would say a sneak attack would not apply if you were hit by mistake-as a sneak attack is a deliberate attack targeting a vital area. So if she hit the cultist she'd do sneak damage but because she hit Rath by accident the sneak damage would not apply.
Eh-it's only an arrow. That's what-D8 damage? I'm actually planning to do a gag about that in the not too distant future :)
A lot of the past vote pics are on my DA- https://spacegoblin.deviantart.com/

Otherwise I post older ones on my Patreon :)
Good luck, Pibbles-I'm sure you'll do fine :) What sort of caster are you? Wizard?
I had a guy in my group that ran a wizard called 'Jantin Ford'-later to become 'Jantin Ford-Destroyer of Worlds' (after he blew up a subterranean civilization by accident).He specialised in friendly fire. 'Fireball the bastards!' was his credo ;)
New page! Kazu carries on the time honoured tradition of recklessly firing spells and arrows into ongoing combat. Huzzah!


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They're also terribly comfortable- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6inEWnnIlEk
Rath struggles against an elite cultist! Is the cultist less creepy without the mask or more creepy or just a different kind of creepy? The best course of action seems to be to hit him some more. Creepiness provides no defence to a good sound thrashing (as Rath should know by now).


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I did notice Zeen was a little too small but I decided I liked the way the panel worked too much to start mucking about with it. Sometimes it's better to leave things along even if there is a slight error in scale. Maybe Kazu just drank a lesser potion of giant growth? Or Zeen cast 'Lesser reduce person' on himself ;) You are right of course-so well spotted :)
Thanks, guys! Glad you liked the page :)


Zeen is a boy...I think :) It's hard to say. Zeen thinks he's a boy. We'll leave it at that :)

A German accent sounds good for that cultist, randomdude67 :)

I'll post rules for this spell somewhere soon. Maybe as a vote pic :)

I'll post a larger pic of Zeen from the first panel on my art accounts elsewhere in the not too distant future, Panther :)
Zeen fan service! Wooh! I know some people will like this ;) Not sure why he decided to wear his robes as a cape. It just seemed like the right thing to do :P Zeen's an odd fellow I guess-that's all there is to say.

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I'd be VERY surprised if there wasn't a feat somewhere that let you whap guys in the schnozz with your bow. Unfortunately Kazu doesn't have it. She should really take more bow based feats. With her boosted Dex and respectable strength (plus sneak attack) she'd be a pretty decent archer. She needs to get a composite bow really so she can add her Str bonus to her arrow damage. A whole bunch of different arrows would also be a good call. Cold iron and silver arrows obvs but later an assortment of magic arrows.

My halfling archer rogue got a lot of use out of holy arrows back in the day. I always tried to have a dozen or so in my arsenal for special occasions (powerful evil opponents).

I think he had about 5 attacks when we stopped that game. With sneak attack and holy damage he was doing 8D6+5+D6 damage per shot with his bow (although that did require a round of hiding before he could deliver an attack like that).
https://en.oxforddictionaries.com/definition/not_much_cop :)
I think Space Marine dialogue is just based around the language of religious warriors such as the Spanish Inquisition or warrior monks from the Crusades. Everything comes from somewhere. 40k is a cool setting and I like it a lot but it's far from original. The setting for the 2000AD title 'Nemesis the Warlock' is a BIG influence on the Imperium for example (amongst other things-it's basically Russian Orthodox+Inquisition+Stalinist Russia).

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nemesis_the_Warlock
Rath took a level of monk after the tower of the Vermin Queen/Galanesh fight so he now has unarmed attacks. He can still use his sword but he only draws it when he really needs to (it's a style thing) ;)

Zeen's spell may cause some collateral damage-only time will tell ;)