Original Text: (From Casey)
LARPing is no laughing matter. If it gets to the point where your players would rather exercise than roleplay, then something has gone seriously wrong with your game.
LARPing is bad for your game and poisonous for the hobby in general. The last thing we need is to introduce elements to RPG’s that would allow the Jocks to dominate and despoil our once-great hobby.
“If you stand up, you’re LARPing” – Adam Pinilla
The end of ZOMG RAPEGATE. Whew. Glad that’s over.
Note that in the previous strip Chuck said it was “more of a second base thing”. Now he’s saying she’s lost her virtue. Again, this ambiguity as to what happened exists because, as far as the story goes, nothing happened. They’re inhabiting a white void because the GM hasn’t placed them anywhere. Josh’s character doesn’t take part because he doesn’t exist yet.
If you jam the ZOMG RAPEGATE strips together they more or less form a coherent exchange. (Notwithstanding whatever changes I made to cut the thing up.) This is the entire conversation. But when we cut it up, some people assume we’ve skipped something between strips – most likely the “worst” of it.
So ends this series of over-thinking and under-entertaining. I’m really glad we didn’t have another meltdown this time. And now we go from one of the least popular strips to one of the most popular ones. Yay!
During the week and a half between when strips #6 and 8 originally ran, we’d won back a number of readers by discussing our intentions, and then we lost them all again with Chuck’s dialogue in strip #8. Oh yeah.
I do like how this one ends though. Both Marcus’s retaliation with a feeble attempt at physical violence and Josh’s reply. “Die Fatbeard!” and “Hey! No LARPing!” are two of my favorite lines from the comic, regardless of how we got there.
Anyway, we’re now done with the low point of the comic, it’s all up hill from here! (At least until Steve stays around way too long, wearing out his welcome both among the characters and the readers.)
See you next time, where we meet xXKillStealr69Xx. Oh yes.