Just how much did it cost to have the temple imported to the states?
If you have to ask you can’t afford it.
Uhh… over $9000?
ah-ha! I see what you did there :3
more than a chocolate-covered Egyptian mummy, but less than a washing machine for washing machines.
I’ll have you know that covering a mummy in chocolate isn’t exactly easy.
it dint cost a thing, pete put it there 1,000 of years ago. or something like that.
But the temple was moved! (http://www.housepetscomic.com/2010/07/09/and-nothing-but/ Panel 2) By a human! (panel 4 of the strip you linked) Named Henry Milton! (last panel of Monday’s strip) and he paid import tax on it! (ok, I kinda made that up)
i feel that this is a question fit for the xanatos corporation to answer.
+awesome points for Gargoyles reference
Roll the dice to see if I’m drinking Ferretone!
Mmmm, Ferretone. The Mountain Dew for Ferrets.
she’s a witch!!! well, she already have the black cat.
i don’t believe in black cat bad luck.
lol I love the get up XD
Keene needs to get into it if he wants the help.
i know right, i mean have you ever played a game of D&D without a bard? it aint easy!
Wait am i the only one here who doesn’t know what a “Bard” is?
It’s a musician, also a class in Dungeons And Dragons.
Tellah’s greatest enemy. The Spoony Bard.
But in all seriousness, they play music. Usually giving passive benefits or negative ones.
A class the specializes in Music based magic, basically.
i know very little of D&D, but i do know of Bards.
a character i used to love in a book i read was a bard.
Don’t worry, you weren’t alone.
Shakespeare is known as “The Bard”.
A Bard tells the story of your exploits, usually in song..
In midevil times, they were like the newspapers of the day.
They would go around telling of what happened in distant places, how the crusades were going, what towns were effected by plague and so on.
Again in song to keep the attention of the people, news and entertainment in one package.
“Brave brave Sir Robin, he bravely ran away, away! When danger reared it’s ugly head, he bravely turned his tail and fled…”
That’s why you never ticked off the bards.
In the frozen land of Nador they were forced to eat Robin’s minstrels. And there was much rejoicing.
and thank god for that
Keene as a bard? That’s just spoony
Bards are known for their charming personality… Hmm, Keene’s much too loud and prickly for that…
They are known for their musical ability… I doubt Keene plays any instrument or can sing…
Bards are also great story tellers… There’s no way Keene has enough patience for anything like that…
Bards also… Hrmm… Ok, you’ve got me.
Bards are physically weak-Keene has that much!
I am curious if Pete’s temple has defenses against raiders working for the dragon.
Wait, I was under the impression that this might be the dragon’s temple. Pete’s temple is the one in the woods he got released from a while back, right?
Given that this is the Milton estate we’re talking about, “out in the woods” could very easily be on the property.
This is Pete’s temple, Dragon’s is “the one left behind”.
Keene answers the door himself? Where’s Jeeves?
I’m guessing it’s like when someone else answers the phone, then says “it’s for you”
I thought Keene would be the kind of Millionaire that would have Jeeves say “Sur will see you in the study, walk this way…”
Ooohhhh Keene, you dont wanna make Sabrina mad, you better be the bard
Nobody ever picks the bard, EVER
The ferret _has_ to be the thief.
That’s profiling. And stereotyping. And as a ferret and a thief, I find it sad that people stereotype me, when I’m perfectly able to stereotype myself.
Hey, I’m entitled to stereotype ferrets too.
I preferred thief-mage split-class, myself.
You know, I find fighter-thief split-class to be better if you don’t want to worry so much about the lack of real armor and the ability to specialize in stabbing folks. Also, you can get a bonus to using natural weapons like teeth.
So you’re more Fafhrd than the Grey Mouser. Not very ferrety, that.
With that kind of money? What’s his motivation? He should be the merchant at least!
Some would say that’s the same thing.
I like being the bard. :/
Flourentine Courtesan just says ‘bard’ for some reason (alt text)
I like Sabrina’s hat :3
Wait what’s a Bard supposed to do?
Well, he can swashbuckle, provided he has a steady supply of puns. Sometimes he also has a hand puppet with minor godlike powers.
…Clearly Karishad must be the bard then.
Oh you don’t want to know what Karishad is going to be
My guess is a Jester. He could also be a Merchant though.
Karishad……a trapfinding rogue? …….who find traps by walking direct to them……wait that should be a barbarian?
Anyway, I’m sure Rick has a surprise in store for us.
“Because Nature has not burdened you with a sense of self-preservation.”
“I get that a lot.”
somebody reads OotS
A bard tells the story of your exploits.
What’s a Paladin?
“any one of the 12 legendary knightly champions in attendance on Charlemagne.” –Random House Dictionary
Wait, it wasn’t a serious question?
In games, they’re usually holy knights, fighters of the undead. They specialize in light /holy attacks, and are excellent healers.
Historically they spread news and artful stories/music. They were invited into courts to perform and often bribed to make certain people look much better than they really were. Game wise it varies.
They usually have passive benefit or weakness abilities that are applied as long as they sing or play their instrument. Beyond that it varies greatly. Some games have them as really excellent swordsmen, some give them the ability to use illusion magic through their songs, and others give them the power to do things like call spirits through legendary stories or call on deity powers through songs worshiping them.
I am not a nerd! >:(
Cast Inspiration and double the allied unit’s overall efficiency for the next turn. Or also give them an extra act!
Well if he’s the Bard of Rage…he kills all his friends
sabrinas face in the 3rd panel is cute
why does she remind me of peanut?
ACII reference i believe b/c of the renaissance hat
So Tarot can’t defend a temple herself? Of course, that’s assuming it’s Dragon’s temple they’re talking about. Or Pete’s? That would make more sense.
They are going to raid the griphon temple, but apparently she is too great to do it herself, so she sent Sabrina (not to be confused with the teenage witch) instead.
She should have sent Peanut as well so she could keep an eye on the proceedings through their mind link like she did the night Pete was released.
But what class would Peanut be? Videogamer?
Plus, not only would it be cheating, it would be cheating.
Sabrina you look dazzling in that pointy hat! I love this comic so much! XD
Hmmm… A Black Cat with a Black Hat on. Tapping into the superstition side of magic, Sabrina? =3
Or at least the stylish side. Black goes with anything.
You can tell they’re the real deal since they’re wearing hats that aren’t made of paper.
Hense the comic’s title.
Now they only need a paladin and a barbarian……I suggest Fido and Kevin. And a bag of dices.
Meh, Fido can be the healer.
okay then who would be the paladin… Max maybe, King, no wait that would be cheating, not sure it could be Bino
King was suppose to be a fallen paladin.
……I think paladins can do some healing?
Not to the same degree.
Sergeant Ralph would be the paladin, overly serious no-nonsense type. Fido would be the fighter and Kevin would be the tacklearian.
when you said Tacklearian i though of left 4 dead 2 and saw Kevin as the Charger
What do you need LARPing for, when you got REAL temples to raid and adventurers to recruit?
Laws of similarity and synechdoche.
I wonder if Keene would rather do his adventuring wearing body armour and a Kevlar helmet.
Plus sunglasses. Would not want to forget those.
I remember a DND adventure where we used a Bard as a trap detector. Thief checks for traps, looks safe, send in the Bard. Trap activated. Course, he survived everything we subjected him to, and eventually he was turned into a demi-god by a rune-circle. So the joke was on us, until he died shortly thereafter. In DND, wasn’t the bard an offset of the thief class? I can’t remember.
First edition bards were an odd class that required several levels in 3 different classes before you could begin taking levels in bard
Don’t ask me more because that’s the extent of my knowledge…
Yeah, Bards in first edition D&D could be amazingly kick-butt characters, so much so that they got powered down a lot in subsequent editions. That’s also why they eliminated doubleclassing (as opposed to multiclassing).
God I’m old.
They were a sub-class of the thief in 2nd edition, but I think that was the only one that had sub-classes to the “main” four classes.
We’ll see if Keene’s willing to get this done bard none.
Contest suggestion for Rick: Offering an autographed copy of “Housepets! Can Be Real Ladykillers” to the person who comes closest to guessing the number of times the word “bard” is used in the comments section by the time it is finalized about a week from now.
* rubs temples*
* insert Rimshot*
628 times (trying to be realistic)
629 times (The Price Is RIght XD)
630, have fun now.
Sabrina looks good in that hat.
How many hats fit in a box ‘o strange hats?
just to screw up the contest bard bard bard bird bard bard bard bird….brain teaser anyone?
Oh good, It’s time for King’s Quest! DD
Now you need a tank-er-paladin. :3
*literally LOLs* Come on! Ferrets are NATURAL entertainers!
I doubt Keene would be happy to hear this.
Keene needs to be scratched behind the ears, that’ll settle him down.
‘might be hard to do with a hat like that on
well he would probably take it off anyways, so it would be easy to scratch him behind the ears!
He’s not wearing it!
if he doesn’t want i will i looks like a very nice hat!
I posit that it says “bard” to you because of the influence of the Assassin’s Creed series of games.
i always kill those people… sorry Keene! your still awesome
i just throw money and walk away angrily.
when im angry in assassins creed i go on a guard killing frenzy, its the easiest way for me
hmm, good idea…
I just throw gold to the bards cuz they look like they need it… ya punk :3 PS: BARD BARD BARD BARD BARD BARD BARD BARD BAAAAAAAAAAARRRRRRRRRRD!… i’m done
Oooh, is this going to be a dungeons & dragons inspired arc?
mabey, but it could just be a reference…
Housepets has now become an RPG.
But will ther just end up larping?
If there was an RPG with cel-shaded Housepets-style avatars, I’d be all over it… even if I couldn’t get past the intro stage.
Wait is it just me or dose Sabrina kinda look like a dog in this strip?
Fido must be rubbing off on her.
Oh my GOD genetic mutation everybody RUN!!
in that case if Fido is rubbing off on her what about Spo considering he is constantly with Fido………. OH GOD !!!!!!!!!!!
They say humans tend to look like their pets…maybe pets start to take on characteristics of other pets they regularly hang out with.
in that case… no wonder the animals are walking and talking like people!!!!
Heck yea i would totally be Sabrina’s bard. Not only it a sweet job, but also easy XP.
I just found housepets yesterday, caught up and Excited to see more!!! I hope Keene plays nice so Sabrina don’t turn him into a toad.
I found it to days ago, so with my average of four hours of homework, it took me until just now to read through everything. Best comic EVER! … Well maybe Calvin and Hobbes is better… Now of they could have Peanut READ Calvin and Hobbes…
Welcome to the pack There was a Calvin and Hobbes dedication arc early on….http://www.housepetscomic.com/category/comic/thematic-arc-of-questionable-quality/
Thank you for the welcome, I am so gonna read these as they come out . I love to keep up with awesome comics
No one ever wants to be the bard “Can I actually do something now?” “KEEP SINGING, WORM!”
Keene’s favored class as a ferret is rogue, but maybe he can start his role as cleric of Pete since he believe in Pete’s “vision” for man/animal reconciliation…which would complicate things when he realized Sabrina is actually on the other side. Karishad would of course be a wild mage, but since I doubt he knows magic he’d have to settle for the next most chaotic class, the world’s wussiest barbarian.
Of course, I’m sure Fido will show up as a paladin in the right moment when it seems like all is lost for Sabrina’s party.
I was just wondering something here, is Keene a Bard because Sabrina wants him to be for fun or is he a Bard because that’s what he would be if he was an avatar in the U&U game?
Also I’m guessing Sabrina is a Witch class because we can’t go without that pun. (also assuming psychic powers are generic in this world and can be used by anyone)
I think Sabrina is soooooo cute with her pretty collar
I really have absolutely no idea what is happening.
And Sabrina bravely ran away. Brave, brave Sabrina…
she would never do such a thing… now zack heck yah!!!
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