Originally Posted by Keveak
I believe the joke is that starting in an inn or tavern is so cliché it makes the readers groan loud enough to be heard in the comic itself.
But I'm not sure, I never really noticed any tendency for JRPGs to begin in taverns. ^_^'
I guess I was going for a subvert/lampshade combo?
And why halflings? I don't recall handing out rings in the first comic.