#16 Player 4

#16 Player 4

Original Text:

The aphorism is, “Misery loves company.”

This stands in stark contrast to roleplaying games, where misery, in fact, needs company.

Shawn Says:

Oh no! A girl!

Ivy was generally well received back in the olden days of 2007.  There was one guy who just hated her though, thought she was mean and bitchy and cruel and not at all sympathetic or endearing like the other characters.  Considering the other characters, this kind of boggled my mind.

Unlike the other characters, who Shamus had names for from the get go, we batted around a lot of names for Ivy.  She also looked considerably different in my first sketches of her.  (So did Josh for the record, before I decided he should look like a nerdier, less buff Alan Tudyk.)  Originally, Ivy was more covered up, with a black turtleneck and black hair hanging over her face.  Like Ally Sheedy in the Breakfast Club but with giant coke bottle glasses.  Quickly she morphed in to the tank top wearing bitter goth girl we know and love today.

Also, this is another great comic for the drinking game.

Shamus Says:

Ivy was planned from the start (although, as Shawn pointed out, her name wasn’t set until later) but I didn’t want to have to introduce everyone during one huge clusterflock right at the beginning. One GM and three players seemed like a good start, which would let us get the plot rolling before introducing Ivy.

I love panel 2 here, which gives a perfect snapshot of each character. Chuck is practical but cynical. Marcus is enthusiastic but clueless. And Josh is griefing Chuck. The drawing of Josh is perfect.

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Discussion (5)¬

  1. Shawn says:

    Aww thank you. Also, I really should have drawn Josh from head on more often.

  2. Thunderbat says:

    I love the mentality of certain ‘net-denizens, that if a girl isn’t head over heels enamored by everyone around her, she’s obviously a “bitch”. Simple creatures, really.

    Also, I’m enjoying the comic and curious where it shall go.

  3. Girl Gamer says:

    I’m so glad you put this back up. I found Shamus’ blog late and was curious to read it after all the mentions. I’m enjoying it so far, and as the only girl in my DnD group I’m interested to see what happens with the addition of Ivy.

    Also: your drinking game would be enough to get plastered just from this one strip. :)

  4. Arquinsiel says:

    Wow… she looks *exactly* like an ex-GF of mine. Scary.

  5. Grom says:

    I found this way late after reading DMoTR way late. So far I’m enjoying the heck out of it. Kinda sad to know going in that it’s already long gone.