Creepy friends indeed! 0.0
The Dalmation looks like he was fangs… actually both of them do… so does Joey!
OMG they’re vampires! Only by playing D&D are they able to live!
all dogs have those fangs if you look.
Those aren’t fangs! Those are canines! 8D
*pelted with sundried tomatoes and gummi bears, then hooked offstage*
I’ll gladly take those gummi bears!
That… was actually pretty funny. Both you and Rick get my approval.
Dibs on the tomatoes.
Ironically, felines have proportionally longer canines than canines do.
Those are called teeth :p
I was only joking… no need to suck me dry ^_^
Haha i see what you did there!
Shall we have more puns in this vein?
Aww, that sucks. I was thirsty for more!
That would also explain why they don’t go out into the sun.
They’ve been reading too much Twilight!
or they could burst into flames like proper vampires
I would feel bad for those poor hot dogs!!
No, his collar tag says Trekie…
I agree, dalmation boy is trekkie maximum.
wow they are nuts!
And this is why I love D&D, the random rewards. I very much approve of the themed ‘loot’. It’s may be what the creepy friends deserve.
That is what they get for looting that poor village.
I hurt my hand the other day and inneed a level five healer, meet me at the foot of yonder volcano.
I see the other creepy friend is a trekkie.
why don’t you just name him and get rid of they “Joey’s creepy friends” tag. may I suggest Tiberius.
I think his name is Lester, correct me if I’m wrong.
Wasn’t the name of Data’s cat SPOT ?
That would fit on a dalmatian too.
Love Data Spot was the cutest cat ever and the only pet we have seen on board voyager except for Porthos the beagle. That is unless you count the tribbles hehe
I think you mean the Enterprise, not voyager
Data had Spot the cat.
Archer had Porthos the beagle.
Janeway had a dog, named Molly, and you see pictures of her every so often, but she wasn’t actually in Voyager.
Sorry typo derp. I know of Molly, but yes Molly was not on the ship. Those are the only two pets that have been on the ship that I know of though
Yay, we get to see Joey’s creepy friends!
….that doesn’t sound right XD
LOL, awesome. I’m glad to see Joey finally got others to join in :3
Yay, Joey! *hugs*
Also, Joey’s creepy friends is an awesome character. x3
I usually make a joke about the character being freaked out by a hug that breaks the fourth wall, but you know something? I don’t think Joey would even blink at that
Looks like the sort of problem Pete would be having if he weren’t… wherever they put people for doing what he did…
wWere they put “People”? Don’t you mean Griffins?
*Where* Typo XP
Ais the dalmatian’s tag the Star Fleet insigna?
I just noticed that too. I was like.. “Hey wait a minute, I’ve seen that before.”
Was i right?
I would have just taken the grass dolls and just throw it at monsters,
That’s… an ideal idea…
Oh, I just love voo doo elf dolls! Raise the undead with me!
Actually…if they were personalized, they might actually be used for that purpose…but child-like zombies suck…
^ see this guy gets it!
I need to play D&D i hear its good and frankly looks fun to me by the way they make me think of cannimals.
It’s an Okay game. But it does get a little stressful later on.
And also, sometimes a little confusing.
Does anybody know what lester’s tag is supposed to be?
WHich on the star trek one or the dollar bill one?
Lester’s the brown one with the orange collar and dollar bill tag. The Dalmatian is unnamed as yet.
The Dalmatian’s name is “Joey’s Creepy Friends.” ;3
So what happens when his owners call him?
That’s oddly specific. XD
Depending on how upset he/she/they were at the time may be rather short and to the point: CREEP! GET OVER HERE!!!
I wonder what nick names would be like: creeps, creeper, creepsie?
“… next time I won’t call my dog ‘Trouble’…”
Well the dalmatian must like star trek because thats the star trek badge
Unless some pets are allowed to choose their own tags, the dalmatian’s *owners* must like Star Trek.
I’m willing to bet that there’s a certain degree of geekiness rubbing off from the ‘parents’.
It’s entirely possible he used to have something mundane, like a fire hydrant, as his tag, but is enough of a geek to have talked his owners into changing it.
As for a name, I’m thinking ‘Bones’.
Yeah if i had a tag it would be a wrench!
If I had a tag, it would be a fork.
If I had a tag, it would be <EMBED>.
Maybe it’s the life I live but I am completely lost in this scene. It does look fun though or I’ve lost my mind. I’m not really sure.
Oh, come on! You’ve never played a game where there’s treasure that’s unusually hard to get and apparently worthless? Or games where there’s lots of overly friendly NPCs you really want to just kill?
That, I would have to agree with.
Treasure no, killing harmless NPCs yes many…and now that I think about it I don’t think I’ve ever played a game where the goal was looking for treasure. I do live in a small town that I have done scavenger hunts with cars, like The Bullrun only not as fun…or fast.
Players are real monsters. Really!
I’ve seen this happen so many times that I actually quit as DM =/
rgh >_< maybe it's just me, but lately I don't get the comics.
This is the best work Rick has done with drawing Joey. Always fun to watch his art improve over time.
I agree with that statement.
Awesome, it’s always great to see Joey and his creepy friends!
So uh . . . is the dalmatian a guy or girl?
Yes, it is.
it is what?? A guy or a girl? D:
It’s a guy.
Dude.. can you imagine ANY female, of ANY species, wanting to hang out with Joey and company while gaming? Not happening.
I know right?
I would totally join in and play. I have only played world of darkness games, but i want to play d&d so why not with Joey?
@Robin Bobcat: Yes I can. Her name’s Squeak.
Yes, it is a guy or a girl!
why roll? if they cleared the village they should just take 20 for searching.
I think they’re specifically rolling a d100 on a random table of treasure to specifically find which treasure they’ve uncovered.
A lot of games use a d100 loot table system to determine random treasure / junk. This started back when TSR (the original creators of D&D, including Gygax) first created D&D, and carried onward into Advanced D&D, Gamma World, Advanced D&D 2nd edition, and finally into 3.0 and 3.5 D&D (with a similar system used for 4th edition as well).
Even if they take a 20 for searching, there’s no telling what they might have found if loot wasn’t already pre-set in the module, hence the d100 rolls on another chart for “random” stuff.
yes but its the DMs/GMs job to usually roll that
It depends on the preferences of the group and the GM. Or, a pushy player will make a really good roll without asking to roll for it first and the GM just gets pressured into using that result. A natural 100 fits the bill.
I didn’t get the paper with the “Peace on Earth” until I read the title of the comic.
One Tin Soldier ref. Nice
Ummm… Ya know NOW I kinda understand why do game developers tend to make NPCs that can’t be hurt and the such. >.<"
Or give no XP and have no loot.
ROFL, oh, nicely done… I run some D&D and Gamma World games myself (2nd edition and 3.5 D&D, 3rd edition Gamma World), and without fail, it always seems the players do something like this before too long.
Example; DM: “The peaceful villagers welcome you.” Players: ‘LETS LOOT THE TOWN!’ DM: *Facepalm*
Love the Tin Soldier reference as well. XD
We come in peace!
Shoot to kill!
there’s Klingons on the starboard bow
I’ve given players treasures like that.
Also, magic items that do something useless… like a scroll of “detect air”.
Now, if they happened to be in an underwater cavern and actually needed to find air bubbles…
Scroll: “Dissolved oxygen saturation 77%”
depends, is the scroll written in waterproof ink?
You would make a good devious GM.
I’m guessing they’re playing Chaotic Evil, or atleast jumped off the Good alignment path just now.
I love the speckled dog’s coat coloring.
I’m surprised everyone is calling him a dalmatian with his brown speckles though. What about like a springer spaniel or something?
Plus dalmatians with blue eyes are known to be blind.
Well, generally speaking at least.
Actually I found a few pictures of ‘lemon’ (why is it called ‘lemon’ when it is brown? o.o) spotted dalmations and they do have the brown speckles.
But still, the eyes rare blue and I didn’t see any pictures (I looked at a lot) of a lemon spotted dalmation with pure brown ears. SO HA
… I really want to know what breed he is, lol. :3
He may be a mutt, of course.
I’ve heard of brown-spotted Dalmations being called ‘Liver’, too.
I agree with the liver coloring. Dalmatians are my favorite dog and though I prefer black spots, liver ones are common. Not so sure about the eyes though. Maybe he is a mutt, but it also reminds me of how white cats with blue eyes are often blind. I think it depends on the genetics. if the genes were those like the albino where it takes color away then blindness is almost absolute, but if it comes from the normal white gene then blindness is only as likely as with any other color fur.
Perhaps with the eyes it’s different for talking Dalmatians? Or maybe he wears contacts? Or he’s a mixed breed, minus King and Tarot none of the dogs in this comic have their breeds actually stated. Him being a Dalmatian is just a fan assumption.
So (in the game) they destroyed a peacefull village and can’t find any treasure? Ahh, oh sad. XD
You can tell even Joey is annoyed by his friends.
Also, predictable, given he took the time to make out the random loot table for the peaceful NPC villages.
Comical, thy name is Lester.
wait, i mean “comedy”
Heehee. Heroes are jerks. They always break jars as well. But they are great at cutting grass!
If they just don’t use a candle to burn down the bushes…
Pyromaniacs, the whole lot of them!
Fire is fun! Weeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!!! *runs around carrying a flaming torch*
I agree *laughs maniacally racing around with fireworks*
All this talk of pyros, and no flamethrower. Are you for serious?
*grins evilly, and pulls a flamethrower out of pyrospace* You rang? *looks completely insane*
To quote my friend the Pyro “hur hur hur” I can’t understand anything else he says. You are asset to team!
Um… yay? *derp face*
Your response means one of two things.
1. You don’t want to be an asset to the team.
2. You don’t get the tf2 reference.
Choose your fate!
I swear, the only way to not have players break into houses, smash property, steal halpless peasants life savings or harass farm animals is to give them an Achievement for it.
I meant an Achievement for NOT doing any of that.
I still can’t believe nobody linked to this:
… oh, my goodness. I’ve wanted to run the “One Tin Soldier” adventure for thirty years now, but never had a group sufficiently obnoxious to deserve it. Kudos to you, sir, kudos.
The grass dolls were a masterstroke.
Can someone explain the tin soldier ref?
Also, alt txt plz.
Alt txt: It’s almost like the module writers didn’t want to reward us for finding creative sources of revenue
You can never trust them knife eared Elfs.
Youve added all the pets now add a guinea pig!
GM Rule #74: Always expect players to do what you don’t want them to do, and prepare for that.
“Your options are to attack or defend. Or, of course, you could eat the Jalapeño peppers ”
“What? But you’re about to get run through with a sword!”
What, it’s my last meal?
“Your grave stone reads ‘Suffered a spicy fate.’”
“Death was hot on your heels (and tongue)”
Oh, man, I’ve gamed with these guys’ owners. My heart goes out to you, Joey. Show them no mercy.
That campaign was stolen from somebody who writes ridiculous campaigns for the purpose of messing with people who would steal them.
Ironically, some of my friends were talking about playing Dungeons and Dragons today. One of them was also wearing a Star Trek Shirt.
@Alt-Text: I hate it when games do that! Except, it’s every body else finds the easy source of revenue before I do and I only hear about it after the fact! And no one says a word! Seriously people. Have some love for the players.
they are all so adorable <3
I think I love the excitable dalmatian with the star trek insignia tag <3
Maybe it tiem for Joey to try something different. I think he could do great as a therapy dog…
The worst part about this is, that with my group, I actually have to worry about this happening. The PCs I DM for are consistently unable to have alignments other than neutral or worse. The only one I can to live with is the blackguard, because somehow he’s more lawful neutral than lawful evil, while the rest of the party is neutral with evil tendencies.
Lol poor Joey. I would at least try to get the players to be nice. i mean seriously do they really have to be evil to the poor villagers? I don’t care if they are pc’s
MY bet is they were playing a Neutral campaign, but someone got it into their skulls that evil is more fun.
Is D&D a real game? If not, Could you kindly create it for us, Rick?
Dungeons & Dragons. It’s been a game for almost 50 years. ^_^
Almost 40 years . . . not that old yet!
can I pass that off as a typo or do I have to admit I really messed up my math?
Don’t worry I don’t think anybody saw it. It’s not like it’s typed on a website or anything……
Universes and Unrealities, on the other hand…
Thank you for making me feel old. “sigh”
Kohaku says her-der to you kind sir.
Lol, poor Joey.
Thank you so much! D&D AND 1960s folk rock references in the same strip? That made my five-minute time period
vote for Housepets as best comic… ever.
There’s a button for that immediately below the comic (on the right side of the page).
From my expreience (not to say i do this regularly of course.) raiding innocent villages doesn’t result anything but more money from selling junk.
Legendary artifacts of awesome power is usually what churches have!
“Hey, I bet genuine elf-made personalized grass dolls would sell for a silver each! Let’s nab ‘em anyway! AND the chest. We can puts the dolls in the chest. And then sell the chest!”
That’s my immediate thought. I mean; a well made treasure-chest is a useful commodity. I always wonder at the kind of mind who thinks a brass-trimmed mahogany chest with a secure lock and matching key set is NOT treasure.
They’re antiques half the time too! And ALWAYS well-crafted.
… are these guys part of the Good Old Dog Club? It would be a cheap blow to Joey’s … “social status” that he is considered to be the DORK of the his net of little friends…
The comments on this page are surprisingly better than the strip itself
Jeez. xD Too true. Exactly why I had to stop DMing for a while. It’s boring for me if I don’t have some detailed story to share. But rarely do I get the chance because the undoubtedly ‘evil,’ half-dead gnoll, struggling down the highway, is certainly carrying a personal treasury in his pockets.
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