Point the First:

If you’re enjoying the comic and you live in or near St. Louis and you have every other Sunday free, let me know. Clockworks: the Roleplaying Campaign could use another player. You’d join Toby, Thorton & Co, and yes eventually appear in the comic. Let me know if you’re interested.

Point the Second:

A bit of worldbuilding, with Savage Worlds stats!

The Ironian Shortbow
Irone is a harsh, unpleasant place, and the people of the region have adapted to suit. One of their simplest and most brutal inventions is the Ironian Shortbow.

Ironian bows are carved from specially cured and treated exoskeleton pieces.  The front of the bow is filed into a razor sharp blade, allowing the bow to be used as a melee weapon as well. Hunters in Irone use the bow to hunt the deadly beasts of the wasteland, relying on on the sharpened edge to finish off creatures the arrows cannot.

Stats:
Range 12/24/48, Damage 2d6, RoF 1, Weight 4, Melee Damage Str+d6, Min Str d6.

Point the Third:

I’m a big fan of today’s comic. I realize I’m biased, but I think this strip works much better than the last two. We learn a bit of backstory, we discover Lukov may be a bit too genre savvy, and we have some good old fashioned violence. I’m pretty happy with the way things are going.

I’m also thinking I’m a fan of the larger comics. My original plan was to do the 750×500 size as the standard, with the double sized comics for times when pacing or cool artwork demanded more space. I think I might switch it so that 750×1000 is the standard, but I’ll go with the smaller size when time constraints keep me from putting out two jumbo comics in one week.

We’ll see, maybe I’ll have a bunch of ideas for shorter, punchier comics.

Anyway, feel free to chime in with stuff you like or hate or questions or requests or whatever. This comic isn’t nearly popular enough that I’ve become reclusive and resentful of my own fans. Yet. ;)

See you on Tuesday!