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Closure time!
Here's how it would have gone if Hex won. Most of the 16 competitors get a small cameo here. :D
Possible epilogue, once schoolwork is done.
OCT’s are hard.
They’re thoroughly time-consuming, have scary deadlines, and their semi-improvisational nature goes terribly against the grain of the storytelling process.
But they are absolutely worth it.
It's been a joy and an honor to compete in Eden, not to mention make it to the final and make friends along the way. Above all I am glad to be DONE.
I hope you enjoy :)
Transcendentals! It’s a math term. : B

I’m ecstatic to make it to the semifinals of my first serious attempt at an OCT. This time Hex goes up against an angel and a demon.
I had many options here. It's taken me years and many failed attempts to learn that soapboxes for or against any belief do not make good stories. But neither did I want to sacrifice exploration of the spiritual - and not JUST that (too many stories stop there) but it was my attempt to actually arrive at something of spiritual worth.
Additionally, in a setting which is already rife with religious references, I wanted to not overdo that either. Back during round 1, I had an idea involving bread and wine which I really liked, but it didn't fit in the current development, which I'm okay with.
But happily, My5’s characters and their background had a unique take on them which made it easy to consider her version of heaven and hell in their own right. They were tricky to work with in terms of mood - My5 wrote easily THE most emotional introduction, and I hope I lived up to that. And as always, juggling all the plot points was a challenge. (Hex why did you have to research so many things)

And all of that said, I have been a Christian for nearly a decade, and my primary goal in everything, including comics, is to glorify God and his son Jesus. The Bible describes a very different God, heaven, hell, demons, and angels than the one(s) presented in this story, and in pop culture in general.
And even though these are just comics, I take the spiritual realm - both the good and the bad - seriously. I’ve been fortunate not to have encountered spiritual warfare/possession/etc. firsthand, but I have it on good authority that it’s real. You’ll notice I left out Tinkie’s pentagram mark. I didn’t feel comfortable drawing it due to its associations, and I know certain readers would not enjoy seeing it either.

But all in all, I’m very happy with how this round turned out. I owe big thanks to simondrawsstuff for his in-depth critiques on it. I hope you enjoy it.

Read on DA for additional commentary:
Thanks! :D I miss chatting with you, MacSimon.
Full commentary on DeviantArt!
Such a fun page! :D
This is a response to a question at Ask Hex and Friends!

Bart is so much fun to write and draw. XD
It does, unfortunately. But it's a small pool, so it'll be a short game.
Cool stuff Lite Side and Kree!

I got an idea, not for #9 but some later one, probably #10: Tournament of champions! All characters are winners of previous games.
Archimedes is my spirit owl.
There's some cameos in these pages. :D For credits, and for a much better quality picture, go here:
I don't know WHAT I'm getting into auditioning for two OCT's at once. But here goes. For this one, I'm going to go ahead and post a few pages at a time as I finish them.

Interdimensional warp drives! Quite possibly the most convenient plot device ever.

More pages soon!
Smackjeeves Mafia is a collaborative comic! It literally cannot run without you, readers, artists and GM's. Big thanks to Twentydragon for heading up the previous one. You can still make epilogue comics for SJM8 if you like.
I'm only going to get busier as time goes on. I would like to plan another game at some point, but for now, it's up to you guys who should lead the next game.

If you've played in at least 2 games, you are eligible to GM.

Ddraigeneth 2
LazyChocobo 2
Lite side o' the force 2
MarioKong 2
Starster 2
TerminalMontage 2
Blitzn'burst 3
Hexaditidom 3
iAttackMentally 3
lizard-socks 3
MacSimon 3
Mozz 3
Nymine 3
Sam4books 3
SPDark 3
Marcus Brigade 4
reangerer 4
Phenoix12 5
robybang 5
Twentydragon 5
Korbeh 6
Pandachu 6
B.Cor 7
KreeTheBasilisk 7

If you are on this list and are interested, say so, and have at least one game idea ready. That means a story as well as a player setup, which doesn't have to be elaborate, but should be balanced.
After a time we'll hold a vote among potential GM's and their proposed game(s).
MarioKong: I've added it to the ideas as "Crime Drama."
Gonna be too busy to GM, but I'll go ahead and post the usual starting page.
Yep! I would suggest following them on dA. SJ has a 500kb limit on pages, and they don't look too good with this old narrow format either.
BAM! Weren't expecting an update were ya?

Planet B may be finished, but the characters are not! There's some adventures left in them yet.
I finally mustered up the courage/insanity to try out one of those Original Character Tournaments over at dA. (Two, in fact.) This is the first, Eden.
Awwwwwright! This is the first time I've won my own game! XD Congrats everyone.

Hall of fame updated!
Well, as much fun as it is silently staring at each other, I think it's time to wrap this up.

As I said before, I lost the bet. But I didn't say who I investigated.

Incidentally, Jon, you are correct. Jesse is indeed the last mafia member.

And, unless I'm mistaken, here's roughly how the prize payout will go, according to the terms of the bet and that Jon and Jesse bet against me:

Me: 2/12
Jon: 5/12
Spark: 4/12
Jesse: 1/12

So even though you lose, Jesse, you still walk out of here with some dough.

Well, let's vote and get this over with. I've had just about enough of this show.
*Squints at Jesse, chuckling* I'd be real careful what you say from now on.

I've got more to say, but not until everyone answers my question. Who are we voting for?