And here is a pin-up of the Scarecrow from this week’s strip!
February might be a skimpy month for strips due to not only Valentine’s Day for a florist but also my boss is gone for 2 weeks this month and I need to open and close the shop the entire time so… Yeah.
I’ll try to do more Shard Dust but have actually run out of ideas for now that I can use now as opposed to showing up later. What would you like to see in the next Shard Dust?
Dave, Selkie‘s creator, is going to be joining us for the local SNAFU Con! It’s a fun little convention here in Reno and I’d encourage any to come by our table and say hi to the both of us, and ask for commissions and merch! Yeah! Lots of that! I’m not sure what Dave will be bringing yet but I will be having a brand new item just right for all those fans of Halloween so come on over to the Artist Alley and find us! We are at table number 32. Here we are! See you all there!
For those interested, here is the link that’ll give the big picture;) Pay close attention to the BBW in the middle three panels when Alice is trying to time stop him, and that the “ka-chink” in the last panel is his fist dropping down to reveal a weapon’s barrel at his wrist.
For a refresher, please note that, despite Alice calling it a “time stop”, the watch merely speeds her up. The BBW appears to have similar tech as he is seen keeping up with her just fine.
As you can see above, we have instead of the usual strip a pic of the BBW in all his full-blown glory. I am actually on vacation. There will also be a Fourth of July strip on the 3rd in lieu of the normal storyline but the usual strips should be back starting around 7/11. If there are any delays, I’ll keep ya’ll posted. More exciting things to come so stick with us for a grand show!
Things are going very well. We did not roleplay the session last week which has given me a little more time to ensure that everything is set up. We will be re-doing one of the first adventures I did with the shards characters. Its not one that we’ve put in the comic, but I’m going to reset the characters to their original power level and see how my “leveling” system works after the adventure.
So I won’t get to do the adventure I really want to do, BUT I will get to see how things are turning out. Most of the characters are finished, but I’m dreading making Dorothy, she’s always been so complex :). I’m especially excited about this version of Cinderella. I’ve always felt that she had flavor, but was never on the same power level as the other characters.
So things are going well. I don’t have the content ready for the site yet but I’m VERY excited about this whole thing. The Numenara system seems absolutely perfect and I’ve had to make only the slightest tweaks to make it all fit in. So if you’re interested in this type of thing keep a watch out :).
So life has been interesting for me lately with being moved to a Swing shift and a few other things at work. It has cut into my time considerably. On the plus side though Shards RP will be coming back with a vengeance.
A system called “Numenara” released by Monte Cook has caught my attention and I have started to convert the characters over into the Numenara system. So far Velveteen is done and it was actually quite easy with a few minor modifications. We should be running a private session on Saturday to see how this system holds up for fun and roleplay.
If the roleplay is successful I will post the character sheets of all the characters used during the session. I may also record the session for audio only since Jade will not be present and wants to hear what is going on :).