CVRPG RSS Feed Thu, 19 Jan 2017 00:00:00 -0500 Thu, 19 Jan 2017 00:00:00 -0500 CVRPG - #2849: Well Shot <div><img src=''></div><div><p>Well, in Golem's defense, Darkmoon did totally get in the way of his shot. In a way, it's really Darkmoon's fault.</p></div> Thu, 19 Jan 2017 00:00:00 -0500 DSWC: Villains - #816: Work Together <div><img src=''></div><div><p>Richter is many things (most of them bad) and he'll do many things (most of them worse) but the one thing he will not do is allow a vampire to live! That's his line in the sand and, once he sobers up, he's usually able to focus long enough to kill any vampire he encounters.</p> <p>He did let Darkmoon live when they met up, but he got to kill Evil Darkmoon, so it was kind of a wash in that regard.</p> <p>Still, he would never work with Blacula. He has standards. Very low standards, but standards all the same.</p></div> Thu, 19 Jan 2017 00:00:00 -0500 CVRPG - #2848: In Control <div><img src=''></div><div><p>I really need to name this female soldier that's following Claw around. Unless I already have... Damn it, have I already? Shit... I seriously can't remember, and there have been A LOT of comics since I introduced her.</p> <p>Meh, I'll figure it out later.</p> <p>The Terrans used some pretty outdated tech on the Ceres station, but that was ostensibly for security reasons. Here, the Stalkers can have slightly better stuff to run their asteroid. The room does look a lot like the ones the Terrans had, but there there's only so much you can do with rectangular rooms (and I was feeling a tad lazy).</p></div> Wed, 18 Jan 2017 00:00:00 -0500 CVRPG - #2847: Swing and a Miss <div><img src=''></div><div><p>Darkmoon is skilled in many things (like running away, and also bribery) but one thing he's not so good at is actually fighting. Unless it's against Dracula. Although, come to think of it, that probably says more about how bad Dracula is at battling than anything good about Darkmoon.</p></div> Tue, 17 Jan 2017 00:00:00 -0500 DSWC: Villains - #815: Accessorize <div><img src=''></div><div><p>Well, it'd have to. That or her snake hair. She doesn't really have a lot on otherwise. Tits and snakes, that's Medusa.</p> <p>Also sounds like a good title for her theme. Especially if this were a Broadway play. Tits and Snakes, the Ballad of Medusa.</p></div> Tue, 17 Jan 2017 00:00:00 -0500 CVRPG - #2846: Time To Do Some Good <div><img src=''></div><div><p>No one in the party will ever know where they are going. That's the magic power of this team, and it spreads like a virus. Soon the Stalkers will all be horribly lost somewhere in the Crab Nebula, never to be seen again.</p></div> Mon, 16 Jan 2017 00:00:00 -0500 DSWC: Heroes - #815: To Heroism! <div><img src=''></div><div><p>Come on. If Trevor actually knew what he was doing, would he really need the help of Cornell and Angel. They're only going to get in the way as it is, but that may still be better for Trevor than going it alone -- two extra meat shields to take the abuse.</p></div> Mon, 16 Jan 2017 00:00:00 -0500 DSWC: Villains - #814: Everyone Together Now <div><img src=''></div><div><p>When was the last time Richter did something really heroic. Think about it, because I'm pretty certain it hasn't happened in a long, long time.</p></div> Sat, 14 Jan 2017 00:00:00 -0500 CVRPG - #2845: Strategy <div><img src=''></div><div><p>If anyone would know what a strategic retreat is, it would be Darkmoon. He has a whole list of various escape plans. He knows what he's talking about.</p></div> Fri, 13 Jan 2017 00:00:00 -0500 DSWC: Heroes - #814: Power Walkin' <div><img src=''></div><div><p>I only have one background for this zone. And it simply loops on and on. Very hard to make it look like they're making any progress with only one background, so I may as well play to it instead.</p></div> Fri, 13 Jan 2017 00:00:00 -0500 CVRPG - #2844: Bad Ideas <div><img src=''></div><div><p>Either they take out the whole fleet, or they take out just enough of their power base to prevent the Stalkers from being able to launch a full attack. One of the two options would lead to a lot more deaths than the other. If those are the only options, gotta go with the one that's less evil.</p></div> Thu, 12 Jan 2017 00:00:00 -0500 DSWC: Villains - #813: Time to Fight <div><img src=''></div><div><p>Just like a cat, man. Cats are awesome, but they're also the worst.</p> <p>As a friendly reminder, while other vampires turn into bats and wolves and shit, Carmilla has traditionally been depicted as being able to turn into cats. A nice little twist on the formula.</p></div> Thu, 12 Jan 2017 00:00:00 -0500 CVRPG - #2843: The Power of Light <div><img src=''></div><div><p>Golem has shown an ability to shot plasma and lasers. isn't that just holy magic? I mean, if holy and light are the same things, and I usually assume they are for the purposes of a balanced magic system.</p></div> Wed, 11 Jan 2017 00:00:00 -0500 DSWC: Heroes - #813: The Classic Past <div><img src=''></div><div><p>Of course, since we're going back to Trevor's time period, we have to go 8-bit. 8-bit implies the "past" in this series, and Trevor is older than Richter, so we have to go with 8-bit for his adventure.</p> <p>It does lead to the weird bit where Cassie and Jenny are further in the past but they aren't 8-bit, but then the Castlevania series has been all over the place when it comes to time periods and graphic styles, so it's not like I'm being inconsistent in that regard.</p> <p>I really wish I could have found a dorky looking cherub to use for Angel. Had to settle for a blue version of Pit since it was the best I could find.</p> <p>And yes, if anyone is wondering, 8-bit Cornell only has one sprite.</p></div> Wed, 11 Jan 2017 00:00:00 -0500 CVRPG - #2842: Plots and Plans <div><img src=''></div><div><p>Well, since the heroes can't seem to figure out what to do (not in a reasonable manner) then maybe the Stalker lady can figure it out. It's not as if her idea can be any worse than a nuclear blast, right?</p></div> Tue, 10 Jan 2017 00:00:00 -0500 DSWC: Villains - #812: Clubbing <div><img src=''></div><div><p>This relates back to previous discussions we've had on the nature of pocket dimensions. This particular zone has shown up repeatedly in this series and CVRPG, but the rules for it have always been set. People come here when they're lost in space-time, but escaping is trickier. It has influence over the greater multiverse, but the magic of the realm takes a long time to build, and it was used up, twice, not too long ago, so there really isn't enough power here to do anything of consequence now.</p></div> Tue, 10 Jan 2017 00:00:00 -0500 CVRPG - #2841: Got Yer Nose <div><img src=''></div><div><p>I'm sure that comes as quite a relief to him, certainly.</p></div> Mon, 09 Jan 2017 00:00:00 -0500 DSWC: Heroes - #812: Far Far Away <div><img src=''></div><div><p>Brothers, man. They just never get along. Of course, Richter is the worst kind of human being imaginable, so it's hard to see anyone getting along with him.</p></div> Mon, 09 Jan 2017 00:00:00 -0500 DSWC: Villains - #811: Tournament Style <div><img src=''></div><div><p>So Cassie is kind of a bad ass. I didn't know she had it in her.</p> <p>Carmilla... maybe you should think about running now...</p></div> Sat, 07 Jan 2017 00:00:00 -0500 CVRPG - #2840: Plan B? <div><img src=''></div><div><p>She's a ship powered by electronics. Sure, she's also powered by magic now, but at least half of her is still electronics (and certainly all her nanites are). An EMP would render her a near-lifeless husk, something I doubt she's willing to entertain seriously.</p></div> Fri, 06 Jan 2017 00:00:00 -0500 DSWC: Heroes - #811: Balanced Battle <div><img src=''></div><div><p>The thing is that I really don't want to have seven people engaged in a single melee. Two-on-two is gonna be bad enough, but seven of them all battling it out would get way to hectic. This is much easier and Cassie's reasoning is sound to boot.</p></div> Fri, 06 Jan 2017 00:00:00 -0500 CVRPG - #2839: Task Complete <div><img src=''></div><div><p>What can I say, he's goal oriented. The goal, though, is a barmaid, and he's oriented right at her. Everything that may be in the way is dealt with as quickly as possible and then immediately forgotten about.</p></div> Thu, 05 Jan 2017 00:00:00 -0500 DSWC: Villains - #810: People Around <div><img src=''></div><div><p>Maria is the competent one. It's like any group of characters where each one fits into an easy slot. She's the competent one. Richter is the idiot. Hanz is the idiot. Cornell is the idiot... Hell, pretty much everyone is this whole series, on both sides, is pretty stupid.</p></div> Thu, 05 Jan 2017 00:00:00 -0500 CVRPG - #2838: Big Bad Da Boom <div><img src=''></div><div><p>Technically she is correct. A nuclear bomb does unleash a rather large blast, but it does also create a massive EMP that spreads out ahead of the blast knocking out all electronics within the blast radius. Of course, since everything is then made extra-splodey from the bomb, most people hit by the blast aren't going to have to to regret that their Game Boy Advance is no longer working.</p> <p>Still, something tells me that killing everyone with a giant bomb is the opposite of what Claudette wants to do.</p></div> Wed, 04 Jan 2017 00:00:00 -0500 DSWC: Heroes - #810: The Same Location <div><img src=''></div><div><p>Richter didn't die the last time he showed up here, although it probably felt like it. Being sucked through a rip in time and space can't exactly feel good, after all.</p></div> Wed, 04 Jan 2017 00:00:00 -0500