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Jim Nickabocker
I love voice acting, video games and sketching. As of September 2015 I have entered the corporate world.... and it feels really nice!

Writing has recently been a huge passion of mine which has resulted in the resurrection of my current comic Roll To Save. I love making people smile and laugh. Peace and love forever, baby! <3

"A Laugh can be a very powerful thing. Why, sometimes in life, it's the only weapon we have."
- Roger Rabbit
  • Real Name
    Giancarlo Danubio
  • Age
    30
  • Gender
    Male
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I'm glad you like it! John is a sucker for romances so he was totally on board for doing something like this. Though as romantic and nice as this is, one has to wonder just how much health John's character has...
An Unexpected Romance
It looks like John and Sebastian's characters have got a little romance going on! I was always interested in the idea of two D&D characters romantically involved while going off on adventures. Add on the fact that one player is totally crushing on the other and are sure to ensue both in and out of game!

Also yes, Yosha is also a badass at D&D.
@DMC_Run: That's similar to a mantra I'm sure John was repeating to himself that night too!
"The dice have no mercy.."
@Stephen: Oops! Thanks for the catch!
@sethtriggs: I'm glad you like it! Been trying to focus on the group's D&D campaign every once in a while since the comic IS called Rolled To Save! Yea, rolling bad stinks XD
PSA: Thieving
It's important to note that stealing from an npc isn't always a good idea. Especially if they're a king or someone of equal importance. Sure you may have a high rank in 'Sleight of Hand' but sometimes the DM may decide to shut you down for being a little too cheeky. Like sending a platoon of guards after you if you fail a stealth check while trying to escape the king's treasure room.

It's also important to note that there are days where you can roll badly for no good reason. Low roles and critical failures can plague a player, I should know. One fateful night while playing with my actual D&D group, I did nothing but low rolls and ones for the first half of the campaign. Needless to say, I didn't have a good time. Though it did help me discover 'dice shaming'. It's just like 'dog shaming' where you take a picture of your dog with a sign in front of them telling an embarrassing tale. They eventually started to do that with D&D dice.
@sethtriggs: Hehe I too like it when hypocrites get read! Though in Jo's case, he's a lot more receptive than most hypocrites. If his friends call him out on something, he listens and at least makes the effort to change.
A Little Heart to Heart
Man, when Max makes an impact, she certainly makes an impact don't she?

In Roll To Save, I like to show that characters have a chance to realize their flaws and give them a chance to work on them. Though I know that in reality, not everyone jumps at trying to fix their own problems. Some can't or don't want to (We'll be going into that very soon in RTS!). I think it's fair to say that Jo isn't exactly the most tactful in the group. It's not that he doesn't mean well, it's just that everything else takes a back seat when it comes to the prospect of sex. He might have a mild case of what Cyril Figgis had in the first season of Archer. A very, very MILD case. Jo certainly isn't going to change overnight but now he's a little bit more conscious about ditching his friends in favor of his next sexual escapade.

I wanted to take the opportunity to showcase these two interacting with each other. Jo is a lawyer who aides in the judicial system, a system that's been put in place to help serve due process and keep things in order. While Roxanne actively loathes that very same system, a system she thinks is as flawed as a lot of the government is. Something she doesn't typically take laying down as shown in the "Red Light" picture piece in the gallery. Regardless, the two have a mutual respect for each other and have even found some common ground!

I was also partially inspired by the friendship between Alfred Nobel and Bertha von Suttner. Two very different people; one a war profiteer and the other an avid activist of peace. And despite their very different views on life, they became great friends. If your curious, the full story can be told in about 10 minutes by the infamous Mike Rowe.
@sethtriggs: I had a feeling you'd like this one! Hehe yes, I think it's safe to say that they're pretty much cuddle buddies at this point.

And there was just no way I was gonna have an LS/RTS crossover without sneaking in Jamie and Ellen somewhere! I really love how the final few panels draw a bit of a parallel between the four of them! X3
A Cuddly Resolution
Yea, those kids are gonna be alright. And it seems Jamie Halligan from Leftover Soup had been John's cooking teacher this whole time! For people who've read LS before, I did drop a tiny hint on strip #55. For those who haven't, Jamie is the main character of Tailsteak's comic Leftover Soup. He and his new wife Ellen were longtime roommates before they had realized there was a bit of attraction going on. Huh, I wonder if that sounds familliar...

This marks the end of The Incident arc so that means it marks the end of the over-indulgent crossover! Though I wouldn't be surprised if you see some familiar LS faces here and there...

The next arc follows the group as they get together for another round of Dungeons & Dragons so don't miss out!
@maarvarq: But of coarse! The 'who' can mean singular or otherwise. Either way, Max is going to help him decide!

...Well, I mean she would have if it weren't for the fact this is an April Fools comic XD
April Fools!
I just love the fact that both me and Tailsteak naturally accept that if she had the power, Max would totally single handedly take over the comic and make it 90% sexier. Though she wouldn't completely take over until she resolves one of the most important questions in RTS. Who will John go out with??

We'll be back with the actual final update of The Incident arc next Sunday XD
@Darkbunny: Yyyea, the gallery had a 'naughty bits' section. I actually took it down cause I got a little concerned when someone pointed out the 'Content Guidelines' for Smackjeeves. I'm gonna reach out to them and ask if there's anyway the gallery can work. If that doesn't follow through, I'll probably set up a free or a $1 Patreon so that folks can peruse those pics.
@ZSnazzy: Poor boy never saw it coming XD
@sethtriggs: Hehe just cause John isn't ready for a relationship yet, doesn't mean he can't find someone 'hot'!

I really love how Tailsteak did that panel. It really captured John and Iris perfectly I'd say!

One of my favorite lines in this arc XD

And you can't have a Max appearance without her patented facehugger hug!
@thaledison: I love "Go Get a Roomie!" and hey, I don't think that relationship dynamic is completely out of the question! =3
All's Well That Ends Well
It's going to take a lot more than a bit of naked misunderstanding to rock John and Iris' friendship, that's for sure. I'm really happy with how this arc turned out and it's been a complete honor and privilege to be able to bring back some memorable characters from Leftover Soup. To be given such an opportunity with some of your favorite characters is any fanboys dream and frankly, I'm still beside myself over the whole dang thing. Seriously, thank you Tailsteak for letting me essentially write my own little Avengers: Infinity War. You're the absolute best

When it comes to Max, hugs are very involved things. They sometimes include more than two limbs. They also sometimes include hugging a person's face to prevent them from saying certain magic words that'll have her let go. Needless to say, John and Max and great friends.

We've got one more update before the end of the current arc so stay tuned!
@maarvarq: I think that's totally fair. There are gonna be characters you just plain dislike in any given comic, show or story. Sometimes there are characters you can't stand or hate with a burning passion. Everybody perceives characters in their own way, nothing wrong with that.
@Chronos: Actually as of the ending to Leftover Soup, Gina still lives with her mom. I assume one day she'll move in with Roscoe but that hasn't happened. Yet. XD
@Madelin: Yea...he's gonna say something about that in the next update.. XD