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Topic: Zombies in Chicago
Subject: nom nom nom


October 26, 2014
Treasure Island Foods - 2:05 PM

Just a week and a half ago, Treasure Island had been a chic place to shop for groceries - it billed itself as the "most European supermarket" in America. Sure, you might have paid a little more to shop here, but many were happy to do so for the chance to obtain the highest quality ingredients for authentic ethnic cuisine. And hey, you could still get your Corn Pops and Cheetos in the same trip!

Now, the place was a mess. Broken glass, rotting meat, decomposing produce. With no power, the store appears quite dark further back inside. In short, this place looks far from safe. Unfortunately, starvation will kill a person just as surely as a murderous attack; the survivors have to eat.

Father Ted agrees to stand watch with the injured Emily over the still unconscious Mac (in his wheelbarrow). The trio moves to just inside the broken out windows so as to stay out of direct sight from the street, but in a position to flee quickly if need be.

Murph, Amber, and Alaster go over their "shopping list": canned goods, mostly - meats, vegetables, fruits. Some dry staples that will require minimal cooking - beans, rice, pasta. The plan is to splt up and rush through the grocery store, grabbing as much as possible in the least amount of time.

In retrospect, it is perhaps not the wisest plan they could have come up with.

The store is filled with shadows, prompting Mac's flashlights to be used to examine labels. Two or three entire sections of shelves are turned over, causing additonal difficulty in mavigating the store. The stench is much worse inside; clouds of flying insects surround especially the meat and produce sections, but there are multiple bloody spots on the floor, as well as a half dozen corpses scattered throuhout the building.

It is Amber who, while grabbing canned meats, spots the movement first. Off to her right, up high. The barmaid calls out a warning - a warning that possibly saves Alaster's life. The carpenter looks up in time to see a shape lunge from atop one of the shelf units - a shape that was once human, but as it goes airborne, the identity is reveled by the unearthly shriek that these creatures so love to emit.

Unable to stop the attack altogether, Alaster is able to sidestep the blow somewhat, and while he is knocked back into the shelving, he does not go down.

Naturally, the shriek does not go unanswered - several shrieks sound in reply from the stockroom in the back of the store. Another comes from the manager's office at the front of the store, frighteningly near the location of Ted, Emily, and Mac.

Alaster is locked in deadly combat. The rest of you have moments before the attack comes.

Posted on 2010-09-21 at 18:33:37.

Topic: Zombies in Chicago Q&A
Subject: okay, okay


Working on the post...

Posted on 2010-09-21 at 18:00:07.

Topic: Continuing Where We Last Left Off
Subject: ...


Arien shook his head dumbly in the aftermath of the fight. They had not fought the dead, not truly; instead, they had fought... puppets? Sometimes, the young knight wondered if there were any horrors left to be inflicted upon his psyche. Somewhere, distantly, his shoulder ached, but a swift assessment revealed that the wound was minor, and was not a pressing matter for the time being.

The little girl's voice screamed in petulant anger as the efforts of Kilgim and Flynn (ah, Arien's gut had proved correct about that one, hadn't it?) allowed Maximus to easily sever the magical threads.

Adrian seemed quite dismissive of the power of the magical threads, but Arien was not as inclined to ignore the sorcery. He had seen the bodies of the priests, had seen how the summoned creatures had been butchered. The knight shook his head, feeling that to ignore this power would be folly.

Shockingly, the normally reserved Dapple charged off into the darkness after the retreating strands.

"Dapple! Hold!" Arien cried, concerned that the rogue would be easily ambushed by some other trap. This entire place stank of evil and treachery; why would the lad do such a thing?

"After him!" the knight called, charging down the darkened hallway himself. He would not leave a companion to face evil alone.

Posted on 2010-09-21 at 00:19:53.

Topic: Submitting New Avatars
Subject: heh


I re-read your post. That avatar submission is not in the queue, so it must have been deleted. Typically, the avs need to be RPG-related, but yours sounds like it could have been interpreted that way; you might try checking the image again and resubmitting.

For quickest approval, submit a rectangular avatar cropped to no more than 55 or so pixels wide, and no more than 65 or so pixels tall.

Posted on 2010-09-20 at 20:54:18.

Topic: Submitting New Avatars
Subject: again...


...we get to them when we have a chance to manually resize them. Unapproved avatars don't send out a message, sorry.

Please shoot me a PM describing the avatar you submitted - I'll be able to at least confirm the status for you.

Posted on 2010-09-20 at 20:45:30.

Topic: im new
Subject: hey, dude!


I wondered how long it would be before you posted. Welcoem to the Inn!

Pro tip: don't give your fulll name online.

Posted on 2010-09-20 at 18:10:29.

Topic: Zombies in Chicago Q&A
Subject: okay


If you want, I'll randomly assign you guys where you went, what you got - this will save posts. I do need to know if you do post a guard to stay with Emily/Mac, who it will be.

Posted on 2010-09-20 at 17:50:16.

Topic: Loaded Dice #57: Mano a Mano
Subject: hmph


Sadly, reddit no likey this one.

Posted on 2010-09-20 at 17:08:03.

Topic: Old Wizard: a new webcomic at the Inn!
Subject: bump


Just bumping this thread so that others can see the awesomeness here.

Posted on 2010-09-20 at 17:05:18.

Topic: Loaded Dice #57: Mano a Mano
Subject: heh


I personally loved the ice effect... sucks to be Aranion.

Posted on 2010-09-20 at 14:59:06.

Topic: Continuing Where We Last Left Off Q&A
Subject: crap


I ended up sucking on Friday, and the weekend got away before I knew it (what with the great comic restore of '10).

Oh DM, please forgive me! I shall post today!

Posted on 2010-09-20 at 14:56:17.

Topic: Submitting New Avatars
Subject: heh


It usually takes a few days, but cantake weeks. It's still a manual process, so it really depends on how often we "get around to it".

Posted on 2010-09-20 at 14:49:39.

Topic: Loaded Dice #57: Mano a Mano
Subject: Loaded Dice #57: Mano a Mano


Yep, we have a regular comic update today. Check it out!

What do you think? This is something a bit out of the ordinary for us (skipping Olan's excessive use of text and letting the art alone tell the story).

Also, as always, if you enjoy Loaded Dice, please vote it up at reddit.



Posted on 2010-09-20 at 14:47:43.

Topic: What happened to the comics?
Subject: wow


I just got called stupid. Seems to fit, in this case.

Posted on 2010-09-18 at 17:28:14.

Topic: What happened to the comics?
Subject: What happened to the comics?


As a half a dozen people have let me know so far, all of the comic images disappeared last ngiht.

An adminstrative cleanup script (that wasn't supposed to run) ran last night, and emptied all of the files from the comic repository folder.

We are re-uploading all of the LD and OW strips now, should be done shortly. I do not know if we'll be able to recover MADS, as I do not have copies of those files.

Life lesson: delete stupid scripts, and keep backup copies of all folders, not just scripts and databases.



Posted on 2010-09-18 at 17:03:59.
Edited on 2010-09-18 at 17:05:32 by t_catt11

Topic: Best D&D Hybrid class choice
Subject: two observations


One: the terrible halfling pun made me laugh.

Two: I personally allow paladins of every deity in my Audalis games (in fact, it is a canon rule for the setting).

Paladins for Shinara (chaotic neutral goddess of luck) are awesome.

Posted on 2010-09-17 at 21:38:26.
Edited on 2010-09-17 at 21:38:38 by t_catt11

Topic: The Old Wizard forum category is open!
Subject: okay...


Folks, the new comic is now open for public viewing!

If you don't see it in the "comic" menu item, hit control+F5 to force a full refresh.

Enjoy!

Posted on 2010-09-17 at 20:56:31.

Topic: Old Wizard: a new webcomic at the Inn!
Subject: here's one


I get the feeling you guys have a love/hate relationship.

Here's a request from me: A sylvari Stormrider (see this link if you care to read a short article about them).

I don't have a particular individual in mind, but it would be very cool to see a sylvari warrior mounted on a griffon like these guys.

Sylvari are very much like Tolkein's elves - tall, graceful, fair skinned, etc. No rabbit ears, either - just pointed ones. Doesn't matter if the rider is male or female, should be dressed in quality leather armor, probably with a helm of some kind that doesn't limit visibility; will certainly have long (likely fair) hair.

Rider will carry a bow and have a sword at their belt.

Mount will be a typical griffon - head, wings, front feet of an eagle; body, tail, and back feet of a lion. Griffon should be saddled, but no bridle or reins involved. Will probably be a lance strapped to the saddle in case of need.


Sounds like a complicated drawing, to me, but after Grugg's insane request, I believe you can do anything. That being said, don't feel obligated!

Posted on 2010-09-17 at 20:46:41.
Edited on 2010-09-17 at 20:48:18 by t_catt11

Topic: LD Guest Comic: A Quick RPG Survival Guide
Subject: rofl


Nice, very nice.

Wall 'o eyeballs... sounds like a nice piece or art to go above the mantel.

Posted on 2010-09-17 at 18:29:25.

Topic: Zombies in Chicago Q&A
Subject: a'ight, then...


...into the grocery store 'o doom it is!

Posted on 2010-09-17 at 18:07:30.

Topic: LD Guest Comic: A Quick RPG Survival Guide
Subject: psh


Absolutely. I just hate when things get voted down - drops them down the list, and lowers the exposure to new eyeballs.

Posted on 2010-09-17 at 16:12:09.

Topic: Zombies in Chicago Q&A
Subject: wow


That mey be the quietest this thread has ever been.

Posted on 2010-09-17 at 16:09:09.

Topic: LD Guest Comic: A Quick RPG Survival Guide
Subject: heh


6 up, 4 down... reddit is not amused.

Par for the course, no?

Posted on 2010-09-17 at 16:03:25.

Topic: Continuing Where We Last Left Off Q&A
Subject: okies


I'll have a post up today.

Posted on 2010-09-17 at 15:44:32.

Topic: The Old Wizard forum category is open!
Subject: The Old Wizard forum category is open!


This is official notice that the "Old Wizard" forum category is now open for business. Discuss the Inn's newest webcomic here.

Crap, edited for typo.

Posted on 2010-09-17 at 15:24:36.
Edited on 2010-09-17 at 15:34:32 by t_catt11

 


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