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Hacktor
2008-02-14, 02:38 AM
Shards of Siberys Archive has been moved to
The Dire Bunny's Lair. (www.direbunny.net).
Updates every Tuesday.




Thank you!

Nerd-o-rama
2008-02-14, 02:41 AM
image URI here

Where a URI is something like http://i172.photobucket.com/albums/w26/Sheepish_oots/underabox.png

So you get

http://i172.photobucket.com/albums/w26/Sheepish_oots/underabox.png
->
http://i172.photobucket.com/albums/w26/Sheepish_oots/underabox.png

Hacktor
2008-02-14, 02:42 AM
empty post... sorry :smallfrown:

Hacktor
2008-02-14, 02:45 AM
Double post :P

Bayar
2008-02-14, 02:58 AM
there's the warforged design I enjoy to see !

not the one in another comic....

What do you use to resize? your avatar is all pixely and stuff...

Hacktor
2008-02-14, 03:02 AM
Forum resized it for me :(( i'l fix it later :D ..also


taking requests for new characters :D

Write a short description/background for an eberron character and i'l announce the winer by next week :D that character will be part of the webcomic

Good luck :D

Bayar
2008-02-14, 03:10 AM
hehe...try Reth (http://www.myth-weavers.com/sheets/view.php?id=27714) the fighter-mercenary, he does not like flying...and is a drunkard...

Hacktor
2008-02-14, 03:18 AM
Dude..i know Reth :D I was DM-ing Dragonmarked Destiny :D ...

Bayar
2008-02-14, 03:40 AM
yeah, I know...but anyone else doesnt...

Hacktor
2008-02-14, 04:46 AM
Although the ideea of a Drunkard Fighter is Appealing i would like to see who else enters :D

Hacktor
2008-02-14, 09:41 AM
The 3'rd character (actually 4th) is up ..check in the 3rd reply :) ..although i made the mistake of making his hair green ..will fix later :)

Hacktor
2008-02-15, 04:08 PM
Another character up... :D ... really guys comic making is a labor of love ..so without some feedback it's getting discouraging... :(

Nameless
2008-02-15, 04:11 PM
image URI here

Where a URI is something like http://i172.photobucket.com/albums/w26/Sheepish_oots/underabox.png

So you get

http://i172.photobucket.com/albums/w26/Sheepish_oots/underabox.png
->
http://i172.photobucket.com/albums/w26/Sheepish_oots/underabox.png

I know this is a little off-topic, but can I just say something...

You avatar is the single most awesome thing I've ever layed my glowing red eyes upon.:eek:

Bayar
2008-02-15, 06:05 PM
is the fourth one a drunken warforged ? :confused:

Hacktor
2008-02-15, 11:37 PM
Realy ..i thought it looked like a sarcastic warforged wizard to me :smalleek:

Hacktor
2008-02-17, 03:45 PM
FINALLY :D First strip (wich is actualy a RE-DO of the old first strip ) IS UP ...so happy aniversary for the strip's 0'th birthday :D ..

Bayar
2008-02-17, 03:54 PM
The new art style makes it a +5 comic in my eyes :smallbiggrin:

Hacktor
2008-02-17, 03:55 PM
Thanks Bayar .. i try :)

Leave a comment ... it's fuel for my work :)

smart thog
2008-02-17, 04:53 PM
More! More! More!!!!!!!!!! Make more!

Hacktor
2008-02-17, 05:50 PM
I'm on it :D burning pixels as we speak :D

Bayar
2008-02-18, 02:02 AM
I'm in your comic, burning your pixels :smallbiggrin:

Trick
2008-02-18, 05:50 AM
Yup, thumbs up and want more. And you need names for the characters :smallbiggrin:

Krelon
2008-02-18, 06:07 AM
nice stick figure character designs

what are you looking for exactly, NPCs, heroes?
alignment restrictions?

ah hell, there is a char I would like playing some time sooner or later - so I have a little bit prepared (some background to expand and general idea how to level on in 3.5 D&D), I think I just copy and paste from my notes, have a look...

The half-orc girl you see standing before you looks rather feral and menacing...
http://homepage.uibk.ac.at/~csaa074/OgreAxeGirl2.gif
wielding a huge greataxe and with warpaint in her face.

background story outline:

During an orc assault on a small village at the borders of the country some people were killed and some enslaved to become forced labor for the orc tribe.
Her mother was one of the taken. Roughly a year later a half-orc girl has been born (guess what happened here). She inherited the raging blood of orcs that makes her fly into blood lust for brief periods of time. Still quite young she managed to escape and made it to one of the bigger human settlements. She had to make her own living, thus became a thief. But there is something that has always been a part of her, a hatred for slavery and unnecessary rules. Still part time thief and part time mercenary (protecting caravans and villages, never the city guard) she stumbled upon a sulfur mine run by slavers and managed to free some of the slaves. One freed was an old priest who never thought to see the sun again. He blessed her with his dying breath and henceforth divine favor shines on her....

...and when the war paint comes off, she looks no worse than an ordinary human girl - if you like them strong, even better.

rules & mechanics, rather boring stuff but needed to create a character sheet, maybe some of it is useful to describe the character...

half -orc, for example with 36 points buy (invisible castle (http://invisiblecastle.com/stats/buy/))
The stats are not optimized (medium STR, good CHA) rather tried to create a well rounded character that is not entirely stupid or hideous. Still this character can hold its ground in a tough fight.

STR 15 +2(race) -> 17 +1 (level 4) ->18
DEX 14
CON 13
INT 12 -2(race) -> 10
WIS 14 (needs for spellcasting)
CHA 14 -2(race) -> 12 (over average!)

CLASSLEVELS:
2x Rogue = sneak attack 1d6, evasion, good skills: must have sense motive and diplomacy 5
4x Barbarian = rage 2/day uncanny dodge, good hit dice
1x holy liberator prestige class from complete divine = can cast one paladin spell per day, more at higher levels (most likely rhinos rush = double damage on charge, mixed with rage can damage even very tough enemies), can use healing wands...

if that is not enough, add any number of holy liberator levels (more spells, smite, divine grace...), up to 2 fighter levels and any barbarian levels (favored class), always add +1 to STR every 4 levels.

FEATS & STUFF:
must have iron will for the prestige class and power attack+cleave for the messy work.
will wear only chain shirt (light armor) to keep the benefit of evasion.
boost items(as much as the money allows): +AC (ring of deflection, ring of shielding), +STR (belt/girdle) +DEX (gloves) +CON (amulet) +WIS (headband) +saves (vest) +CHA (cloak)

weapons: greataxe, composite longbow
nice feats to have later on would be leap attack(more power attack damage on a charge) and stuff like that


soo... that is the general idea, chaotic good of course. Usually quite nice except when on warpath (hence the warpaint). I am not done entirely yet with the background and distributing skills but sooner or later I will look for a gaming group with this one.

Hacktor
2008-02-18, 06:19 AM
So far we have Reth (human fighter) and The half orc girl (half orc rogue\barbarian\holy liberator) on the other ...hope i will be getting some more.. also the date I will announce who i will use has been pushed back mainly because i haven't had any entrys in a long time..so basically i will give the good people about a month to post their characters :D also .. No stats\numbers\feats. .. i only need a background and\or personality ..

hope to have a new strip by tonight :D also i won't be following the older comic's lead with the strips.. i will start using new jokes. :D the old strips will come into play soon :D

Have fun

Bayar
2008-02-18, 08:29 AM
hope you got that donkey fixed...

Hacktor
2008-02-18, 08:47 AM
Better yet :) i think it's a horse now :)) still pondering
You've got to love Bruce :)

Fawkes
2008-02-18, 12:13 PM
Looks pretty amateurishly done. I'll take Failing Saves over this any day.

Bayar
2008-02-18, 12:16 PM
Nownow Mechafox, not everybody has been born with the skills to make comics...let him practice some more...

Szilard
2008-02-18, 12:22 PM
What is the point of advertising on magor webcomics if you only have one of them? And I have one last question. Why havent you posted in mine?:smallfurious: :smallwink:

Bayar
2008-02-18, 01:00 PM
He has 5 old strips done in MSpaint...now that he has some more free time, he wants to restart the comic...

Also, you could get more viewers if you change the name of the topic to :
"Shards of Siberys , an Ebberron comic" (just edit the title in your first post)

Krelon
2008-02-18, 01:43 PM
We all have to start with something and noone is born a master. Maybe find something beyond MSpaint.
A good story can make up for not so good art (although, the big figures presented in spoilers already look nice enough for me). When in doubt show less background and more PCs (e.g. Anti-Heroes has very plain backgrounds but is excellent nontheless)

Hacktor
2008-02-18, 02:40 PM
New comic is up...

If you like it ... Makes me happy :D
If you don't ... tell me why so i can improve :D

Also still accepting character backgrounds :)

Bryn
2008-02-18, 02:44 PM
It's always good to see Eberron stuff :smallamused:

A few critiques on the revised first comic:
When resizing text, hold the Ctrl key to make sure it stays in proportion, otherwise the text looks strangely flat or thin. This was sorted out in the second comic as I wrote this message :smallamused:
Also, I'd reccomend not using the .jpg format for your work, or if you do, reducing the level of compression. The compression artifacts really harm the comic as it is now - .jpg generally isn't good for OOTS-style work. I reccomend using the .png format, or .gif (which is what the Giant uses).
Finally, I'd modify the size and proportions of the eyes somewhat, to make them a bit more like the OOTS eyes. Simply making them thinner would work.

The writing is excellent, though. Indeed, good work all-round :smallsmile:

Hacktor
2008-02-18, 02:50 PM
Thanks... i noticed that the eyes don't look right :D will fix in future comics. And I use .JPG for space-related issues.. I'll try .PNG hope to get better results..

Can always use some constructive criticism :) Thanks

Bayar
2008-02-18, 03:44 PM
damn, now this was funny ! Especially because I didnt expected it...

TP gets slam attack !

Hacktor
2008-02-18, 04:38 PM
:D tehnically it does :D

Hacktor
2008-02-19, 12:57 AM
Added a 5'th character :) working on next strip

Bayar
2008-02-19, 02:56 AM
Wasnt the fifth one banned ?

Hacktor
2008-02-19, 07:26 AM
He was but i want to re-do that strip ..it's important enough not to overlook it :D ... although i think i'm going to replace the Artificer with another PC :P

Krelon
2008-02-19, 07:35 AM
I had a look at your old strips and must say that the re-do is way much better, keep it up

Bayar
2008-02-19, 08:14 AM
Will there be a shifter ?

Hacktor
2008-02-19, 09:27 AM
I think i'll drop a spoiler now ..the 3'rd character (the dual-axe guy) actualy has a set of fangs.. No more spoilers now :D

Bayar
2008-02-19, 09:52 AM
So, when will the next comic be done ?

Hacktor
2008-02-19, 10:12 AM
When i get home from work :D

Hacktor
2008-02-19, 04:29 PM
New comic is up :D

Bayar
2008-02-20, 02:30 AM
Was that a 5 foot step and unarmed strike? Is he a monk? Does he have the Improved unarmed strike feat? Find out, later !

Want more !

Hacktor
2008-02-20, 03:00 AM
Or he just has a few ranks in tumble and used an untrained unarmed strike out of the reach of a longspear :) find out ...even later :)

Hacktor
2008-02-20, 05:42 AM
made this strip look better (removed the outlines..made some smaller eyes for him :D) ,,anyhow ... what do you think?

Hacktor
2008-02-20, 01:41 PM
By the way ..i want an opinion please. Does it look better with the thick borders or without? Thanks

Hacktor
2008-02-20, 03:00 PM
Check out the new banner ... :D

Almighty Salmon
2008-02-20, 03:09 PM
Just so you know, I'm pretty sure that banner doesn't fit in with the forum rules. A banner can't be over 120 pixels in height.

Lyinginbedmon
2008-02-20, 03:46 PM
The fish is correct about the banner

kpenguin
2008-02-20, 09:13 PM
Just a note: Failing Saves' banner is over 120 pixels in height...

You could always put the banner in a spoiler.

Hacktor
2008-02-21, 12:51 AM
OK I will modify it do just under 120 pixels high :) thanks for the tip.:P by the way Salmon ,,any word on a new comic for Failing-saves? you've been at 42 since friday:P

Hacktor
2008-02-21, 01:42 AM
Fixed the banner :D although it looks kinda small :(

Bayar
2008-02-21, 01:47 AM
I like it...when I will get some room in my sig, I will add it :smallbiggrin:

now, GET A COMIC DONE :smalltongue:

Hacktor
2008-02-21, 01:55 AM
Thing is while i'm at work i can only work onm small things like characters and banners and whatnot...no time .. in the evening i can and usualy work on a comic :D so expect one by tonight :D bayar ...can you contact me via messenger please.. I need to talk to you.

Krelon
2008-02-21, 04:22 AM
I had a look at comic #3 and just wanted to say that the art is getting better, keep it up and get some more done :smallwink:

Does every protagonist get a brief two strip intro, I wonder?

Hacktor
2008-02-21, 08:42 AM
Not every protagonist need one ... i'm sure after the 4'th strip you'll se why i did that :)

Hacktor
2008-02-21, 03:08 PM
New Comic is up! :D

Now it all makes sense doesn't it? ;)

Leave a comment if you like it so i know people are actually reading this and I'm not doing them for nothing.

Bye :D

Bayar
2008-02-22, 12:19 AM
New Comic is up! :D

Now it all makes sense doesn't it? ;)

Leave a comment if you like it so i know people are actually reading this and I'm not doing them for nothing.

Bye :D

Dont worry, even if you dont get comics, you still get viewers that dont post...been there myself...

Also: :elan: I'm participating !

Hacktor
2008-02-23, 05:14 PM
Weekend pause ...be back with a new comic on monday :D

Green-Shirt Q
2008-02-24, 06:17 PM
taking requests for new characters :D


Oh, I have one!

A lawyer character!

He could try to bring you to "see the wizard" (in a similar manner to that of the squid thingy) and then actually befriend the main characters after they must team up in order to escape a mutual threat!

Or something.

Green-Shirt Q
2008-02-24, 06:19 PM
taking requests for new characters :D


Oh, I have one!

A lawyer character!

He could try to bring you to "see the wizard" (in a similar manner to that of the squid thingy) and then actually befriend the main characters after they must team up in order to escape a mutual threat!

Or something.

Hacktor
2008-02-25, 01:29 PM
Good Ideea for a 1 to 10 strip character (NPC) But that doesn't make good PC's :D

Hacktor
2008-02-25, 02:50 PM
New comic is up ... I'm not feeling well. Leave a comment please.

memnarch
2008-02-25, 04:42 PM
No comment for you. Get well soon.


Kidding, kidding.... just started reading the comic and I like it. :smallsmile:

Krelon
2008-02-26, 03:50 AM
I like it, definitely keep it going!

Bayar
2008-02-26, 03:58 AM
hacktor, visit a cleric so that he can cast remove disease on you, take a break from your work and do more comics !!!

Hacktor
2008-02-26, 09:34 AM
Take a break from money :) and make comics?... i'm ill not dumb :) ..

Bayar
2008-02-26, 02:29 PM
Take a break from money :) and make comics?...

That's what the giant did...

Hacktor
2008-02-26, 04:19 PM
For the Giant Comic = Money ... :))

Hacktor
2008-03-01, 02:18 PM
Sorry guyus ..but right now i'm really busy at work and i'm gonna take a break from comics ... expect to be back with a new one anywhere from 3 days to 2 weeks .. sorry

Lyinginbedmon
2008-03-01, 02:23 PM
I'm not complaining.

Because complaining would make you guilt-bound to make a new comic despite the rough scheduling, meaning you'd lose your job, meaning you'd be unable to pay your Internet bill, meaning we'd never get another comic.

In other words, complaining reduces our odds of getting a comic more than a definite period of patience does. :smallsmile:

Bayar
2008-03-01, 03:18 PM
his work schedule sucks...I should know...

Etheral
2008-03-09, 11:16 PM
I just read your comic. Seems pretty good. Keep it up... ill add this site to my favourites maybe...

Hacktor
2008-03-12, 04:30 AM
New comic is up... I'm in a "nothing guaranteed" stage :D

Lyinginbedmon
2008-03-12, 04:44 AM
Nicely done fourth wall breakage :smallsmile:

Hacktor
2008-03-12, 06:11 AM
Hope to keep making them... can't let the five people waiting

Miraqariftsky
2008-03-12, 07:21 AM
Make that six folk waiting. This is a stupendous series.

Bayar
2008-03-12, 07:38 AM
Nice one doc !

Krelon
2008-03-12, 10:37 AM
I'm sure you err on the numbers
nice one

Hacktor
2008-03-12, 02:40 PM
I'm sure you err on the numbers
nice one

I hope i err on the mumbers ;)
Thank you :D

Goats_o_Mjolnir
2008-03-12, 04:37 PM
Now you have seven readers! :smallbiggrin:

Surfing HalfOrc
2008-03-12, 05:30 PM
Cool strip, I'll add it to my list of fan comics to check on. :smallsmile:

Surfing HalfOrc
2008-03-12, 05:32 PM
Cool strip, I'll add it to my list of fan comics to check on. :smallsmile:

Hacktor
2008-03-14, 01:23 AM
By the way ... does anybody know how 'window' a character in inkscape? that means to cut away anithing else than what a certain frame displays. For example a character in a mirror? the full character is standing in front and in the mirror we only see a small part of that character... How do u cut him into small peaces?

Thank you?

Bayar
2008-03-14, 05:20 AM
duplicate the character, flip him, draw the mirror over the part needed reflecting, mask the unnecesary part with squares that are the same color as the BG.

Lyinginbedmon
2008-03-14, 05:57 AM
By "flip him", Bayar presumably means to flip the character horizontally (By clicking H) so that he is facing the opposite direction, towards the original.

Bayar
2008-03-14, 06:02 AM
By "flip him", Bayar presumably means to flip the character horizontally (By clicking H) so that he is facing the opposite direction, towards the original.

yup. :smallsmile:

Hacktor
2008-03-14, 04:44 PM
But the masking has to cover a large area (say i want a close up on the head) and in the next panel i want it again. The mask will block the second panel. that's why i want to cut it all out.

Bayar
2008-03-17, 02:16 AM
Good news Hacktor ! The Giant drew a donkey. Think Bruce will look better now :smallbiggrin:

Mjoellnir
2008-03-19, 05:00 AM
You definitely have more than 5 readers. :smallsmile: I guess there's a big silent majority which only reads the first page (I know it, till now I was part of it!:smallcool: ) Great work, I'm really looking forward to the next one. :smile:

Hacktor
2008-03-27, 12:27 AM
Good news... i might have some free time soon ...so expect another comic till monday... Hope nothing comes up.

Hacktor
2008-04-18, 12:44 AM
Well as all Poorly written and badly drawn things .. Shards of Syberis must come to an end... Because:

amount of work I put in > Amount of feedback and or people reading the comic...

So ..it was fun while it lasted :D I'm sure there are a lot of good comics out there. Have fun reading them :P

Bayar
2008-04-18, 02:05 AM
people are reading it, just that they dont have alot to read.

Lyinginbedmon
2008-04-18, 02:08 AM
Namely because your last post said a new comic by Monday and that was almost a month ago. Webcomic popularity does require updates, by their very nature, so if you don't post anything in such a long time people will become disinterested.

Szilard
2008-04-18, 09:11 AM
^'s got a point.

Mjoellnir
2008-04-19, 04:21 AM
Yep, you're among the best in this forum with the OOTS stick figure-style, the strips are pretty funny, but there isn't much to read yet. At the moment there are only unaswered questions:

What will Lucky and Mael do?
Who are Amber and Liz?
Would we see them if the strip would continue?
Why are they after Mael?
Who will get to use the annoying toilet paper?

Green-Shirt Q
2008-04-19, 06:14 AM
Althoght I disagree that it is one of the best, I beleive it has the potential to be.

I have been following this, and althought I'm not impressed, I would like to see more.

Hacktor
2008-04-22, 01:49 AM
It's also the lack of time on my part. I'm moving right now and ai don't have time. Maybe later :) ... also ..i didn't do that comic that Monday because i had to work that Saturday.

If i'l start it again i'll let you know :D i promice

master ranger
2008-04-29, 07:32 PM
hi I realy like your comic allthough, the tolit paper not so much.

Hacktor
2008-11-12, 01:41 AM
I'm in the mood to draw... maybe i'l get my old script and continue to draw this :P

Bayar
2008-11-12, 03:33 AM
Epic thread necromancy Hacktor :eek:

Lyinginbedmon
2008-11-12, 03:45 AM
Epic thread necromancy Hacktor :eek:

He started it though, so...I'm actually not sure if that's better :smallconfused:

Raging Gene Ray
2008-11-12, 10:46 AM
He started it though, so...I'm actually not sure if that's better :smallconfused:

Actually, it makes perfect sense if he's going to start continuing the strip he started so long ago when I first started reading it...back when there was a joke about Lucky selling his robot-ass and instead of getting attacked, he went home to his roommate (who could have been a drow, a changeling in natural form, or just really grey).

Anyhow, I'm looking forward to this.

X2
2009-03-12, 04:51 AM
I like it, its kinda funny.

MethosH
2009-03-28, 11:33 PM
I beg you, pls continue!

The Blackbird
2009-03-28, 11:37 PM
Epic thread necromancy Hacktor :eek:

It's not as bad as the OOTS flashgame thread necromancy it had not been posted in for like a year.

Hacktor
2009-06-12, 06:52 AM
Ok... back on the tracks... I expect to be able to make a minimum of 1\week of these :D.

Also I promise the art, jokes and mood will improve as all web comics do over time.

All feedback is welcome as always.

Hacktor
2009-06-12, 07:54 AM
by the way... since too few people provided ideeas for characters. I will most likely create my own :D

Thanks anyway :D

Gourtox
2009-06-12, 08:32 AM
by the way... since too few people provided ideeas for characters. I will most likely create my own :D

Thanks anyway :D

What? I could provide an idea if you need me to.

Hacktor
2009-06-12, 09:23 AM
I asked for character ideas about a year ago. In the time I was waiting i devised my won charactes :D

thank you :P

Hacktor
2009-06-12, 01:40 PM
New comic is up....

wow 2 in one day ... that was tiring :)

Gourtox
2009-06-12, 01:58 PM
Very nice I like it.

Hacktor
2009-06-12, 02:43 PM
Thx :D i think i may have time to do another tomorow :D

Bayar
2009-06-12, 02:46 PM
So, is Lizzie older than Jaela ?

Hacktor
2009-06-12, 11:05 PM
I think i should post some of the character's Bios... but I'd rather let their actions speak for them.

Hacktor
2009-06-13, 02:55 PM
The next strip will take a little bit more time to finish for a couple of reasons:

1. I am changing the general layout of the comic. I will no longer use the 2x3 style i used until now, instead I will use a 3x4 grid with no white spaces in between

2. I am Drawing some new characters and redrawing some old ones to fit the new graphics better.

3. Tomorrow is game day at my house so i won't have time to draw almost anything :D

Thank you for the patience :D

Prock
2009-06-13, 03:02 PM
Im liking it :D
Too bad I did not see this last year, I have alot of Eberron character ideas.
But still, I like it :D

Shinizak
2009-06-13, 07:43 PM
Good comic, highly enjoyable.

Hacktor
2009-06-15, 02:54 AM
New comic is up.. if you like\dislike the graphics please tell me so I can make changes :D thank you :D

Bayar
2009-06-15, 05:21 AM
Lol, that is one hell of an accent.

Minor spelling mistake in panel 2: It is spelled "Want" :smallbiggrin:.

Shinizak
2009-06-15, 10:09 AM
Nice, very entertaining. Keep it up.

Shinizak
2009-06-15, 10:19 AM
P.S. you misspelled "physiology"

Just a heads up. :smallsmile:

Hacktor
2009-06-15, 02:03 PM
I have the english skills of a native non-american :))) bare with me here :D i'll upload allongn with the new one :D

Hacktor
2009-06-15, 03:10 PM
New comic is up... :))

Bayar
2009-06-15, 03:38 PM
What the ? Did you get yourself fired or what ? You got a lot of time to draw comics now :biggrin:

Hacktor
2009-06-15, 10:32 PM
nope.. still working 10 hour shifts ... they are going out so fast because I learned to use Inkscape better.

You won't believe how easy Layers make the drawing :D

Also ... seeing the big 5.000 views on the comic kinda gets you going :D

So? did anyone get the reference? has the art improved? what does it need? tell me :P

Bayar
2009-06-16, 01:45 AM
Your art definately improved, but warforged still have their eyes out of proportion. Almost creepy looking (not that they need to have normal eyes, seeing as they are constructs).

Also, Battlestar Galactica (heh, good thing that it airs on AXN :biggrin).

Hacktor
2009-06-16, 02:09 AM
never actually thought their eyes were out of proportion, must work on that.
Although i was kinda hoping to leave them as they are for now ... will see :D

Hacktor
2009-06-17, 02:24 AM
today's comic strip will either arrive later tonight or midday tomorrow, I have a lot of work to do and i will get off from work late today :D see you tonight

Lyinginbedmon
2009-06-17, 11:04 AM
Liking the Battlestar Galactica references, but random off-plot comics do tend to seem a little out of place without proper warning and whatnot.

Hacktor
2009-06-17, 11:40 AM
It's not random at all...

I specified they were 10 miles out, heading to Sharn ... it's well within the story :P you will se once i finish #11 :D

have faith :D

Threeshades
2009-06-17, 12:24 PM
Liking the Battlestar Galactica references, but random off-plot comics do tend to seem a little out of place without proper warning and whatnot.

look at etherblight, the first few pages are rapid changes of place.

Hacktor
2009-06-17, 03:43 PM
New Comic is up :D

And you thought it would be random and off-plot :D ;)
have fun ...

Hacktor
2009-06-17, 11:08 PM
Oh... Bayar.. could you spell check it plz :) it was well past midnight when I wrote the text :P .

Something tells me you were going to do it anyway :smallbiggrin:
Also... I think i fixed the warforged's eyes ..whadaya' think?

thanks :D

Bayar
2009-06-18, 02:21 AM
Oh... Bayar.. could you spell check it plz :) it was well past midnight when I wrote the text :P .

Something tells me you were going to do it anyway :smallbiggrin:
Also... I think i fixed the warforged's eyes ..whadaya' think?

thanks :D

Spelling appears to be good. And I have to agree: if you find a random dead body while playing in Eberron, the best thing to do is ignore and keep walking.
Edit: eyes look good.

Hacktor
2009-06-18, 04:13 AM
I hoped the references won't be that obscure... but the 3 characters are actually talking about the demo adventure in the Eberron Campaign settings, and the following three (shadows of the last war, whispers of the vampire blade ..etc..) and the Body on the bridge is actually that of Bonal Godlem... looks like i screwed up that reference :P

Bayar
2009-06-18, 04:49 AM
Nop, I got that part.

Hacktor
2009-06-18, 05:18 AM
And in case you're wondering ..Lizzie double-healed Lucky off panel :)

Hacktor
2009-06-20, 12:07 AM
New Comic's Up... hope to get 13 done by tonight [no guarantees]... :)

Hacktor
2009-06-21, 01:03 AM
New Comic is up :D

have fun and if you have the time I
would love some constructive criticism :D

Bayar
2009-06-21, 06:24 AM
I would have used Energize.

Shinizak
2009-06-21, 10:44 AM
And then hilarity ensues, right?

Hacktor
2009-06-21, 11:43 AM
;)
hope to get back to making them by tomorrow

Hacktor
2009-06-23, 10:22 AM
Strip 14 is going to take a little longer to finish. I will keep it to 1\week minimum at least. thank you.

Lady Tialait
2009-06-23, 10:59 AM
Awesome Comic.


*lurks moar*

Hacktor
2009-06-23, 02:29 PM
hey :D .. welcome to the comic :D

Hacktor
2009-06-24, 06:56 AM
New comic is up. :smallsmile:

Shinizak
2009-06-24, 09:26 AM
Oh god, think of what you could do with a spell like that!

:smallbiggrin:

Hacktor
2009-06-24, 09:43 AM
That's the point :D

Lady Tialait
2009-06-24, 01:41 PM
Win! So very much Win!.

Hacktor
2009-06-24, 10:58 PM
Thank you :smallbiggrin:

also ... New comic is up.

Lady Tialait
2009-06-25, 12:38 AM
Hehe, me and Elizabeth have some things in common!


Good comic keep 'em coming!

Hacktor
2009-06-25, 01:05 AM
:D thanks ... call her Lizzie :D she likes it :P

oh ...damn .. i mixed up some colors on Krop's boots and bandanna... I'm going to fix it tonight :D

Rowsen
2009-06-25, 01:42 AM
I must say, I'm enjoying this immensely! Can't wait for the next one :smallbiggrin:

Hacktor
2009-06-25, 03:36 AM
Thankx. :smallbiggrin:
i'm going to work on it tonight when i get home :smallsmile:

I suddenly have a craving for icecream from your sig :smalleek:

Hacktor
2009-06-26, 01:50 PM
I'm sorry but, as always the weekend is a bussy time for me. Hope to manage one more comic before sunday evening. :D thank you to all my readers :D

RdMarquis
2009-06-26, 02:55 PM
I like this, the comic is very funny, and I've been wondering what the Eberron setting was like. :smallsmile:

tynger1234
2009-06-26, 03:37 PM
funny comic, I had no idea eberon had those wierd air-ship things

Lady Tialait
2009-06-26, 07:36 PM
I'm sooo fangirling right now....

Hacktor
2009-06-27, 12:01 AM
The airships are one of the signature concepts of Eberron.

Knowledge (Geek) tells me :

An airship is a ship produced by House Lyrandar (Usually with the help of Gnome Mages) that is allowed to fly through the air due to an Elemental Ring. While a few are owned by the nations of Khorvaire, the majority of airships are owned and operated by House Lyrandar.

http://1d4chan.org/images/thumb/5/59/Airship_-_Eberron.jpg/180px-Airship_-_Eberron.jpg

or

http://images2.wikia.nocookie.net/eberron/images/thumb/2/2b/101320.jpg/180px-101320.jpg

Hacktor
2009-06-27, 12:03 AM
By the way... Do you have any questions about the characters\ their actions etc... i would gladly answer them :P

Lady Tialait
2009-06-27, 02:43 AM
By the way... Do you have any questions about the characters\ their actions etc... i would gladly answer them :P

What was each of their involvements in the Last War?

What is Lizzie's favorite bar in Sharn?

What do each of them think of the Thraneish Religion...

Bayar
2009-06-27, 04:58 AM
They probably expect the Thranish inquisition.

Hacktor
2009-06-27, 05:25 AM
Check the FAQ portion of the first post :D

Hacktor
2009-06-27, 05:33 AM
They probably expect the Thranish inquisition.

Hey Bayar... welcome back old friend .. long time no see :smallsmile:

Hacktor
2009-06-27, 04:05 PM
Another small contribution to the hundreds of oots fan comics is up :D
have fun :D

tynger1234
2009-06-27, 04:57 PM
...That looks like the old lady who owned the dirt farm in OoTS

First shown here: 211 (http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots0211.html)... I have a wierd memory for these things

Lady Tialait
2009-06-27, 05:49 PM
They are going to kill her and take her dirt farm!

Hacktor
2009-06-28, 12:06 AM
first: Yes it looks like her... because, as I said... since this is a fancomic and I don't have to worry about copyright I can use the giant's models :smallbiggrin:

Second: ... they "were supose" to kill her... back when they thought she was a witch... :smallbiggrin: Lizzie just forgot to mention that

RdMarquis
2009-06-28, 12:13 AM
Either that old woman is more dangerous than she looks, or their client is a cartoon supervillain.

Hacktor
2009-06-28, 03:13 AM
No ..you see RdMarquis that's a stereotype :D
Maybe it's just a misunderstanding... maybe :smallamused: I think you will find out soon enough :D

Green-Shirt Q
2009-06-29, 08:51 AM
Hello Hacktor. Great job on these comics. They are hilarious. Some even made me laugh out loud. :smallbiggrin:

Anyway, I have just come to remind you, in case you missed it and because of the lack of artists in it already, about the latest webcomic Secret Santa (http://www.giantitp.com/forums/showthread.php?t=115392).

Keep up the good work. :smallwink:

Hacktor
2009-06-29, 11:35 AM
I did miss it... and as of 5 seconds ago I am in it :D ... hope to see some fun stuff in there soon :D

Bayar
2009-06-29, 02:20 PM
A witch ! Burn her ! Or better yet, burn her house, thus baking her alive in a sugary lump of dough.

:biggrin:

tynger1234
2009-06-29, 02:24 PM
thats sounds like a tasty experience, Mmmmm witch cookies

Hacktor
2009-06-29, 02:38 PM
new comic is up :smalleek:

My girlfriend suggested this one :smallbiggrin:

I think it's a safe bet to assume they haven't read Hansel & Gretel. So I can draw in peace :D

Also ... I have a craving for cookies.:smallsmile:

Lady Tialait
2009-06-29, 03:09 PM
Haha! Where is your Unforged God now?

Awesome comic.

Hacktor
2009-06-29, 11:12 PM
What Olladra giveth, Olladra taketh away :)

Thank you for the compliments :)

Hacktor
2009-06-30, 04:00 AM
New comic is up. :smallwink:

Lyinginbedmon
2009-06-30, 04:51 AM
Grah I hate spiders so much...

Hacktor
2009-06-30, 05:49 AM
:smallbiggrin:

Keveak
2009-06-30, 06:07 AM
Great comic!

YAY! Spiderboy.

Hacktor
2009-06-30, 07:39 AM
Great comic!


Thank you :D

memnarch
2009-06-30, 03:24 PM
Hm, new comic to read. *bookmarks*

Hacktor
2009-06-30, 03:29 PM
hy.. bookmarking seems like a good idea for now... I'm updating at a rapid pace :D

tynger1234
2009-06-30, 03:44 PM
stupid dryders

Lady Tialait
2009-06-30, 04:00 PM
Muhahaha! Driders!

I lerve it Keep um coming!

Threeshades
2009-06-30, 07:25 PM
im not sure its a drider. doesnt look like one. driders look more like drow, and are a lot bigger, with a spider abdomen

Bayar
2009-07-01, 12:09 AM
Might be an undead that looks like a halfling...a vampire ettercap or something.

Hacktor
2009-07-01, 12:19 AM
It's a homebrew... I'm pulling strongly from the "Bedtime Story Myths" And what would be more scary then a demonic-themed aberrant half spider boy?

Although I did have the driders in mind when I made it, allong with he ettercap's abilities.

Won't matter soon anyway :smallwink::smallwink:

Hacktor
2009-07-01, 04:30 AM
New comic is up. :smallsigh:

Bayar
2009-07-01, 05:09 AM
I wish I lived in the capital, you guys have great Eberron campaigns.

Oh, and it is spelled forest, first panel.

Hacktor
2009-07-01, 05:28 AM
Trust me it's been slow on the gaming front here... many a gaming session has been lost to the alluring call of "Starcraft the board game, Brood Wars"

Most of the material for the strip comes from my early days of gaming...

as for the typo : Ooh. didn't catch that... I'll fix it when I get home... and upload it with #20 :D

tynger1234
2009-07-01, 08:38 AM
Looks like Meal is part vampy

Hacktor
2009-07-01, 09:00 AM
You would think that wouldn't you :D

That's why i put in the iFAQ part .. check the questions in the first post...

You would think him being a ranger, from the Eldeen reaches, looking human most of the time, putting so much emphases on that braid... would drop a hint or two about his real Lineage.

Nuf said :smallbiggrin:

Lady Tialait
2009-07-01, 09:16 AM
You would think that wouldn't you :D

That's why i put in the iFAQ part .. check the questions in the first post...

You would think him being a ranger, from the Eldeen reaches, looking human most of the time, putting so much emphases on that braid... would drop a hint or two about his real Lineage.

Nuf said :smallbiggrin:

He was raised a Jedi Thrane Paladin.

Bayar
2009-07-01, 09:24 AM
Nah, soulknifes are jedi.

Lady Tialait
2009-07-01, 09:28 AM
Nah, soulknifes are jedi.

Not in Eberron they arn't....


http://i50.photobucket.com/albums/f350/Willowhugger/Shadowfast/motivator8552607.jpg

But...then again i've been wrong before.

Hacktor
2009-07-01, 10:17 AM
wha? :smalleek: Vampire was bad enough ... but paladin, from Thraine, jedi? that's just silly :smallwink:

Hacktor
2009-07-01, 12:00 PM
(Note: With the uploading of *every* strip I will post one piece of information about the comic in the iFAQ portion, in addition to the other questions I will be answering. These will be in the form of a question and will be marked with a " * ")

Keris
2009-07-01, 12:55 PM
Very good comic so far. I'll be reading this. :smallsmile:

A couple of recommendations though. First, if you could link directly to the latest comic when you post that it's been added to the opening post, that would be helpful, as it removes the need to load another page just to get to the link.

Secondly, if you're already going to upload a 'corrected' version of 19, then I'd personally change Mael's line in the second to last panel from "What am I do..?" to "What am I doŚ?". (That's an em dash, but you can substitute a double hypen-minus (--), and probably get away with a single (-).) I'm presuming you meant to cut of the last syllable of "What am I doing?" here, as "What am I do?" is incorrect grammar.
"No!..." should probably be "No...!" as well.

Hacktor
2009-07-01, 01:48 PM
Indeed .. good ideas..

Yes i wanted to cut of "What am I doing?"
And thank you for the hints... I'll use them :D
Fixed 19 and will upload #20 soon :D and will start creating links in the posts.

Hacktor
2009-07-01, 02:48 PM
New comic is up...

Keris
2009-07-01, 03:03 PM
Doesn't Lucky know that it's particularly important to observe odd superstitions in a setting where random chance can be influenced by the gods? Of course, he'd probably be fine, with a name like that... :smalltongue:

And ta for posting the link. :smallsmile:

Admiral Squish
2009-07-01, 05:48 PM
I would be SOOO thankful to be a warforged right there.

Hacktor
2009-07-01, 11:14 PM
Think of it this way:

Lucky is practically Immortal, immune to disease, poison, sickness and most things that could kill an elephant...

yould you care about luck? :smallwink:

Also when's the last time you worried about your in game character's luck? most people consider their luck when rolling dice the same as the character's. not true. :smallbiggrin:

--

And Lucky chose his own name after the last war ended and he was sent free. But that's a sorry for another day and another flashback comic.

Hacktor
2009-07-02, 06:44 AM
During this down time away from my files I could answer some more questions if you have any.

Shoot away. :smallbiggrin:

Hacktor
2009-07-02, 01:39 PM
Old strip is up. :smallbiggrin:

I mean it... :D I did a remake of strips 1 & 2 and ground them into one regular sized strip. Will do the same with all strips up to 9.

I did that because some people seem to judge the comic by the first few strips ...and because of the quality they are missing out on the rest of it.

Also retouched strips #018 and #019 [added a blur effect to the closing eyes\theme\stuff...] I think it looks a lot better now.

So... I'm going back to strip 21 now :smallbiggrin:. Have fun reading :smallwink:

Bayar
2009-07-02, 03:01 PM
Any chance of posting the old order of the freak comics ? Those were funny.

Hacktor
2009-07-02, 10:55 PM
I loved the jokes there but story-wise they were circling the drain since I started Shards of Syberis.. I'll try to work the jokes into the new comics but the old ones as they were will never appear again. :smallbiggrin:

Bayar
2009-07-03, 11:35 AM
I loved the jokes there but story-wise they were circling the drain since I started Shards of Syberis.. I'll try to work the jokes into the new comics but the old ones as they were will never appear again. :smallbiggrin:

Not even by PM ? :biggrin:

Hacktor
2009-07-03, 12:24 PM
I don't know... I'm going to tell you this ... :D if and when I reach comic # 050 i will put all the old OOTF comics up in a Misc section :D

You people are just going to have to hep me do that :P

Hacktor
2009-07-03, 01:18 PM
Very good comic so far. I'll be reading this. :smallsmile:

A couple of recommendations though. First, if you could link directly to the latest comic when you post that it's been added to the opening post, that would be helpful, as it removes the need to load another page just to get to the link.

Secondly, if you're already going to upload a 'corrected' version of 19, then I'd personally change Mael's line in the second to last panel from "What am I do..?" to "What am I doŚ?". (That's an em dash, but you can substitute a double hypen-minus (--), and probably get away with a single (-).) I'm presuming you meant to cut of the last syllable of "What am I doing?" here, as "What am I do?" is incorrect grammar.
"No!..." should probably be "No...!" as well.

sorry Keris Rain :) I had to correct some mistakes in #20 and therefore I had to modify the first post and then I remembered the post with the spoiler... and I had to correct that...

so seing how I upload different strips with every correction it will be killer for me to search the entirety of the comments for strip 10 of 30 etc...

Therefore... I shal not be posting anything else except in the first post.. please don't be mad at me... When you see the "New comic is up" post by me.. just start loading the page and get a sandwich :D

Thank you so much. Will return with 21 shortly

averagejoe
2009-07-03, 03:13 PM
The ellipsis there certainly isn't incorrect. I'm not saying to change it back, because the dash is fine too, but the two symbols are essentially equivalent in this case.

Keris
2009-07-03, 04:31 PM
sorry Keris Rain :)

'scool. Having the link in your "new comic" post would be easier for the readers, but if it makes it more difficult for you, then you needn't bother.


The ellipsis there certainly isn't incorrect. I'm not saying to change it back, because the dash is fine too, but the two symbols are essentially equivalent in this case.

Which ellipsis? In the case of "What am I do...?", I suggested an em dash as to me it resembled "What am I do?" with the ellipsis in place, and I felt "What am I doŚ?" would be less ambiguous.

averagejoe
2009-07-03, 04:53 PM
Which ellipsis? In the case of "What am I do...?", I suggested an em dash as o me it resembled "What am I do?" with the ellipsis in place, and I felt "What am I doŚ?" would be less ambiguous.

Ah, yes, fair enough. For some reason I thought you meant something else. :smallredface:

Hacktor
2009-07-04, 12:41 AM
Hey guys. New comic is up.

memnarch
2009-07-04, 02:06 AM
And why did he toss third object immediately after throwing the other two? Does he think Lucky has three arms?

Hacktor
2009-07-04, 02:21 AM
it's a gag :D don't try to understand it :P

Bayar
2009-07-04, 12:13 PM
And why did he toss third object immediately after throwing the other two? Does he think Lucky has three arms?

Maybe he thought that they would stack in the same slot as if they were ammunition.

Hacktor
2009-07-04, 03:31 PM
New comic is up. :smallbiggrin:

Why didn't you tell me that photobucket was resizing my images to 80% of their size...

Eldrys
2009-07-04, 03:35 PM
Hi y'all, I've been lurking around the thread for a while now(because I haven't had anything new to say) and I really like the comic, and... did you just post two comics in a single day?

Hacktor
2009-07-04, 03:40 PM
Yes.. it's a Saturday. And I don't believe in holding a buffer of comics just so you can update every day... etc...

...and I just realized .. I just updated a comic for every day of the week for one full week...I feel tired. :smallfrown:

Is this a record on the forums or something???
No really, has this been done before? :smallannoyed:

Eldrys
2009-07-04, 03:44 PM
Yeah I don't think so. You must be the god of comic-making or something.

Hacktor
2009-07-04, 03:48 PM
Yeah I don't think so. You must be the god of comic-making or something.

:smallredface:

No way... That's the Giant.. I just work fast. :P

Eldrys
2009-07-04, 03:59 PM
Nah, he's the god of quality entertainment.

Keris
2009-07-04, 04:00 PM
...and I just realized .. I just updated a comic for every day of the week for one full week...I feel tired. :smallfrown:

Is this a record on the forums or something???
No really, has this been done before? :smallannoyed:

I think Neo pulled it off before with aPtGG. He went a blinding speed at first (having just checked, he got 20 comics out in his first week, averaging just under 3 a day), but has slowed down recently, due to RL issues, and has now dropped down to hiatus status.

Anyway, nice couple of comics!

T-O-E
2009-07-04, 04:01 PM
A Path to Greater Good.
Anti-Heroes.
My Name Is Q.

The ones that come to mind. There are probably more.
Sorry.

Hacktor
2009-07-04, 05:09 PM
Nah... I was just joking around :) There are a lot of hard working people here :D
Hope to keep it up:P

Bayar
2009-07-05, 05:08 AM
Breland bear cavalry. How can you NOT love the Eberron setting ?

Hacktor
2009-07-05, 02:38 PM
Sorry people... today's me and my girlfriend's anniversary so I did not have time for comic making. :smallsmile: I'l get right back on that horse as soon as I can...

Thank you all for your patience.

Green-Shirt Q
2009-07-05, 02:43 PM
Sorry people... today's me and my girlfriend's anniversary so I did not have time for comic making. :smallsmile: I'l get right back on that horse as soon as I can...

Thank you all for your patience.

Hey hey! Have fun with your anniversary! :smallwink: That's the best time for-

Wait, girlfriend? Not wife? I don't get it. What's it an anniversary for? :smallconfused:

Bayar
2009-07-05, 02:56 PM
Hey hey! Have fun with your anniversary! :smallwink: That's the best time for-

Wait, girlfriend? Not wife? I don't get it. What's it an anniversary for? :smallconfused:

First date ? The day they met ? Do you really care ?

Oh, and around here, we call our girlfriends 'wives'.

Hacktor
2009-07-05, 03:12 PM
Ya .. aniversary of the first day we were officially together... 4 years ago today :smallbiggrin: ...

Plus we live together. so we're just about as married as you can get without actually signing the damn thing :smallwink:

Best not dwell on it to much :P

Green-Shirt Q
2009-07-05, 03:30 PM
First date ? The day they met ? Do you really care ?

*shrugs* Just curious, I guess.

Threeshades
2009-07-05, 08:03 PM
Bulette. We always make fun of those in our gaming group because the same spelling is used for a German word for meat balls.

Hacktor
2009-07-06, 11:53 AM
I retouched comic #009 a bit and uploaded a new version... Ever since Bayar pointed it out Lucky's eyes have been spooking me :P ...

In other news. I'm going to be getting a lot of help with the text from Tenshiro. I'll focus on the drawing and Tenshiro will focus on conveying what I want the characters to say :D let's hope he does a good job. :D

tynger1234
2009-07-06, 01:51 PM
I just noticed something, Lizzie's shield has Correllon Larthenian's holy symbol on it

Hacktor
2009-07-06, 02:16 PM
Well yeah... There's a story behind it .... I'm going to add it in the iFAQ allong with other questions :D

Hacktor
2009-07-06, 03:59 PM
New comic's up :smallwink:

memnarch
2009-07-06, 06:25 PM
Poor guys. They should form a union or something. :smalltongue:

tynger1234
2009-07-06, 06:38 PM
Poor guys. They should form a union or something. :smalltongue:

Yeah, because it worked sooo well in Canada and the U.S.:smallwink:

memnarch
2009-07-06, 06:41 PM
Hence the :smalltongue:.

Hacktor
2009-07-07, 02:29 PM
New comic is up :P

Lady Tialait
2009-07-07, 02:42 PM
Awesome! *runs off to read it*

Lady Tialait
2009-07-07, 02:49 PM
Are the warforged standard metal or do they any special shell?

Just wondering...a spell casting warforged needs to have no metal armor part..but I was just wondering because they both seem to be made of the same stuff.

tynger1234
2009-07-07, 04:10 PM
...It must really suck to be Krop for the last couple of issues