A Little Bit Of Class
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  1. Ryu

    There could be some kind of ancient but still functional Scrying surveillance systems in the temple! ;)

    • Dissension

      I’m curious what part of the current comic inspired this idea.

      • Frank

        The need for a healer in an empty temple?

        • xhunterko

          Empty? Who said anything about empty?

          • rallyjr

            the last person who came out alive… oh wait

          • Tanara Petrova

            rallyjr made me laugh. XD

            I would totally be Zach in that situation. Give me that impenetrable wall of bodies! I want escape possibilities! XD

    • Liandrii

      Alt text: “A fox with horns, how fitting”

  2. Xane

    Karishad is now The Opener Of Wounds

    • Z24

      wouldn’t that be the Closer of Wounds?

      • Xane

        That would be Zach.

        • Z24

          Derp, I thought you said Zach at first

  3. leaffly

    RPG are fun! :D

  4. Zaitsev

    Karishad has made his parents proud.

    • Z24

      Might make them re-think about the “disowned” thing.

  5. GarrisonSkunk

    Zach’s no dummy :)

    • Dead Men Walk

      i’ll take protection over a respectable career any day.

      • bug

        Zach became vary interestid in being healer prity quick didn’t he !!?
        Remember fokes better be safe then stooped!! XD

        • ToaSoul

          since they have a healer does that mean that somebody’s going to get hurt???

          • Argent Stonecutter

            They’re going in through the “Adventure” doorway, there’s gonna be traps!

  6. Keldor

    I see Karishad is ready to go off viking.

  7. Cristian100n

    I can tell Karishad is going to enjoy himself very much on this one

  8. IceKitsune

    Now everyone has a class that everyone is happy with. YAY!

  9. Roadrunner23

    Haha, silly hat.

  10. Gabe23

    Karishad´s smile in panel 1 = P.R.I.C.E.L.E.S.S

    • Marco


  11. Dontlookmenaked

    I still don’t get something. Why do they need to dress up?

    • Erikuto

      Sabrina said they needed hats so they could channel their energy to enter the temple or they’d end up in a trap….or something

    • IceKitsune

      The hats give them their classes powers.

  12. Erikuto

    A fox with horns, How fitting. <– Alt text

    So I'm assuming this is going to turn into an RPG style arc…obiously….

  13. GameCobra

    Karishad is looking buff. Moreso than usual.

    • tanglestalker909

      Would you like the brick or the frozen can of orange soda today, sir?

      • ToaSoul

        hmmm…… though choice…..

      • GameCobra

        never had a frozen can of orange soda =3

        • ToaSoul

          trust me its amazing…… once you get it out of the can.

  14. Keldor

    Learned to use a bow and arrow from his cousin. Everyone stand well back! He has a bow and doesn’t really know how to use it!

    On the other hand, he has the rest of “ranger” pretty well covered. He just needs an animal companion… Where’s King?? XD

    • GarrisonSkunk

      Is the coyote a reference to another character?

    • Xane

      “There is now a gazebo with an arrow sticking out of it.”

    • Nohbody

      For some reason I’m thinking of “Ol’ Betsy” from Disney’s animated Robin Hood

  15. bene

    No bard? This will not end well. . .

    • Xane

      ♫ Run, run, run away from Pete’s minions ♪

      • bene

        Lol that doesn’t count, less it gives a buff

        • ToaSoul

          maybe the bard will be King…

          everyone wants him to make an appearance and theres an open spot!

          • Dissension

            Not “everyone” wants King to make an appearance in this arc. I, for one, would prefer he not be involved. : )

          • garrisonskunk

            I’m still holding out for Res to suddenly, by unexplained means, appear in Babylon Gardens and get recruited. He’d be a great Bard and probably wouldn’t complain about not getting to do any hero stuff. :)

          • bene

            I can go either way as far as king or Res,

          • Argent Stonecutter

            Pete can’t manifest until he gets an avatar. Maybe we’ll see who Pete’s next avatar is?

        • Xane

          Treat as Expeditious Retreat minus 1 minute duration per party member over 5.

        • bene

          Or the one big fox dudes avatar

  16. Marco

    Hope they don’t fall into one of those bottomless pit traps!

    • ToaSoul

      those make no sense its pretty much impossible to make
      a “bottomless pit” there has to be an end sometime!!

      • Argent Stonecutter

        If your pit’s deep enough there’s no bottom, just another top!

        • Raska

          that would get /weird/. You fall and fall and fall and then are spit out at the edge of the pit. *shudders* portal physics are mindbending

          • Argent Stonecutter

            Well, actually, you’d get cooked by the heat of the molten core of the earth long before you get anywhere near the opposite top.

          • Argent Stonecutter

            Ignoring thermal effects and air resistance, it would take 42 minutes.


            It turns out that *any* trip along any straight line (chord) through the earth under gravity, and ignoring friction, would take 42 minutes. That’s also the orbital period for a sea-level satellite (though it would have to be a black hole or something to avoid being slowed down by air resistance.

            So if you had an evacuated maglev line from San Francisco to New York, it would take 42 minutes. San Francisco to Bombay? 42 minutes. San Francisco to Los Angeles? 42 minutes. The science is easy. Engineering it, now that’s a charming young woman.

          • Keldor

            Of course, once you add just a tiny bit of friction, you’d fall until you stopped just short of the other side, at which point you’d fall back the other way, stopping just short of where you started. You’d continue falling back and forth for quite some time before eventually settling in the center of the earth, at which point you’d face a climb of nearly 4000 miles to return to the surface…

          • Argent Stonecutter

            Oh, you want *realistic* calculations?

            Let’s see, in a vacuum the maximum velocity would be almost 8 kilometers per second. Terminal velocity for a human at 1 atmosphere is more like 50 meters per second. So under ideal conditions you’d have less than 1% of the speed to get back to the surface on the first pass. Air pressure would get higher as you dropped, and acceleration due to gravity would be reduced, so your actual velocity as you passed through the center would be much less than 50 meters per second.

            Also, the walls of the tunnel at that depth would be several thousand degrees, so the terminal velocity of the charred remnants of your body would be even lower.

          • Keldor

            Well, to be fair, at some point the air would be under enough pressure to turn to liquid and later solid, so you wouldn’t even make it to the center. Engineering-wise, given the rediculous amount of pressure around the earth’s core, climate control (including maintaining a proper vacumn for you to fall through in your spacesuit) would be the least of your problems, given that even the strongest materials known to man would fold like a sponge in an 18-ton press.

          • Keldor

            To be fair, if you just let air fill the shaft, the pressure would be such that somewhere around 1/3rd (napkin calculations FTW!) of the way down, the pressure would be such that air would become a solid, so you wouldn’t even make it to the core. Engineering-wise, proper climate control (including a vacuum for you to fall through in your spacesuit) would be the least of your concerns, given that the strongest materials known to science would collapse like a wet sponge under an 18-ton hydraulic press. 50 million PSI is a *lot*.

          • Keldor

            Come to think of it, air would be solid well before that. I was basing my calculations on the theoretical depth in Jupiter where hydrogen becomes solid, and multiplying my 10 to account for the different gravity, but hydrogen is much lighter than air, about 15-fold, so, assuming a similar amount of pressure turns mostly nitrogen into a solid (ideal gas laws state that the number of particles determine the pressure/volume, so the relative density of the gasses is completely determined by their relative atomic weights (and temperature, but we’re assuming that’s the same)), the depth for solid air would only be around perhaps 75 miles, which is well away from the center.

          • Keldor

            Actually, 40 miles.

          • Marco

            Oh I love how you guys incorporate real science within the fantasy realm! I think Tarot would approve greatly if she was there! :)

          • Argent Stonecutter

            The partial pressure of oxygen would be toxic only 6 km down. I don’t think you can extrapolate so linearly from Jupiter, though, not just because Earth’s gravity is less but also because it falls off much faster with depth.

            The walls of the tube would be under significantly higher pressure than that from the molten rock (average density 5 grams/cc, versus 0.0012 g/cc for air). Like I said, the engineering challenges are a real charming young woman.

          • Raska


          • Keldor

            50 million PSI is correct. I looked it up :-P

            Now, just for reference, if we assume the hole is 3 feet wide, then every inch wide cross section will have a total of 65 million *tons* of pressure on it. That’s the weight of 650 Nimitz-class aircraft carriers,or 200 Empire State Buildings, or 10 of the pyramid at Gaza. For every *inch* along the tunnel. Major crushing force.

          • Keldor

            I corrected for Jupiter`s higher gravity… incorrectly. It’s actually only about 2.5x that of earth, not 10x like I thought. That puts the solid air mark at merely 10 miles from the surface, which is only 0.25% of the way to the Earth’s center, so falloff is quite negligible. Even if my figures are way off, it seems clear that air would be compressed into a solid well before the center of the Earth.

          • Keldor

            Hmm. It should be around 3 million tons. I don’t know how I got 65 million O.o.

          • Argent Stonecutter

            I can’t look up the references from here because I’m at work, but I think you’re wrong about the solid air. I suspect you’re assuming a linear function rather than a power function somewhere. 6 km down, the air pressure would only be around 2 atmospheres, 30 km down it would be 30 atmospheres. That’s only the equivalent of 300 meters down in the ocean (1 ATM ≅ 10m H20), which is about the limit for human diving.

        • C-Shock

          Argent Stonecutter, your science is now the “About Me” info on my skype. and i’m putting it on facebook, if it’s not a problem…just to increase general knowledge. you is smart!

  17. xhunterko

    You wouldn’t hit a thief with sunglasses would you?

    • ToaSoul

      well they do look pretty good on you so….. no

  18. Xero

    Also the first person all of your foes will try to aim for.

  19. Frank

    That cat sure knows her rabbits!

  20. RJ

    Karishad’s girly “eee” is hilarious!

    • Ryu

      He makes things exciting when he’s around! :D

    • Dissension

      It’s not girly, it’s quite masculine!

    • ToaSoul

      Karishad is like the Latin word “Vir”

      It means man, yet the gender of it is Feminine!

      • RJ

        truer words have never been spoken.

        • ToaSoul

          thank you Rj!!

          • Arjay

            You’re welcome, Soul :)

  21. Crystalwind

    Karishad the barbarian. This can not end well.

  22. sevitian

    Warrior needs food ….badly

  23. rallyjr

    funny that one of the reasons i like almost always being a healer
    (online games)

  24. Doc Flareon

    But, but, the party is still short a bard! Every adventuring troupe needs a utility class.

    • Argent Stonecutter

      If they’re playing an early enough edition, thief and bard are both subclasses of rogue.

      • Thoth

        No, no… It must be even earlier!

        “Bards begin play as fighters, and they must remain exclusively fighters until they have achieved at least the 5′th level of experience. Anytime thereafter, and in any even prior to attaining hte 8′th level, they must change their class to that of thieves. Again, sometime between 5′th and 9′th level of ability, bards must leave off thieving and begin clerical studies as druids; but at this time they are actually bards and under druidical tutelage…”

        So speaks Gary Gygax in Appendix II: Bards.

        And thus concludes today’s reading from the (player’s hand-)book. All must obey!

  25. WingedwolfGirl

    Protect the Medic!

  26. ToaSoul

    does anyone wonder if at the the end of this adventure Joey”s D&D group could be enlarged by i don’t know an awesomely crazy fox, a cowardly wolf, a VERY nervous rabbit, and a super rich ferret?

    • bug

      2 things I never thought of that and that would be AUSOME!!

      • Keldor

        Au. The chemical symbol for gold.

        So does this mean that when you say “ausome”, you mean something with a golden touch, like King Midas? An ausome touch?

    • Keldor

      …And then when they encounter a rule that he doesn’t like, Keene goes and buys out Wizards of the Coast and has them release a new edition.

    • GarrisonSkunk

      I think Joey and his creepy friend(s) would more likely say “What?!? There was a real life D&D type game and no one invited us?!?”

      • ToaSoul

        well i think this group is purposely made of not dogs/cats so that Pete can’t take them over as his avatar except Sabrina, but she is apart of team Dragon.
        So unless there was a completely unrelated adventure not to do with the temples they could join.

        • GarrisonSkunk

          Good point, I didn’t even realize that she was picking non dogs and cats exclusivly.

  27. Duntorah

    Lol. I’ll be the bard.
    “bravely bold sir karishad, road forth from … The zoo?”

  28. humanplague

    A healer being closely protected by everyone. Based off of games I have played, that’s a total lie.

    • Crystalwind

      In the ones I’ve played, the healer just ran out and fought alongside everyone else. Ah, the joys of having healers with weapon proficiency with good weapons.

      • ToaSoul

        it might have been a ploy to get Zach to come along.

  29. GreighVonGottreich

    Foxy horns anyone? *chuckles* Good to see Zack is going to be safe … for now. *evil laugh*

  30. Gary (from Radio Free Housepets!)

    W00t! more Karishad! :D

    • GreighVonGottreich

      Heck yes :D

  31. Solario the Visored

    It’s true, Zach. Just like Dende says in DBZ Abridged (to paraphrase): “You touch me…and you’re not getting back up again. That’s right, I’m your White Mage. And NOBODY. SCREWS. With the White Mage”

  32. Salenstormwing

    Karishad is just one rocket launcher short of being ready to play Team Fortress 2. Actually, that might make this adventure go faster.

  33. FerreTrip

    One of the top rules in RPGs: KILL/PROTECT THE WHITE MAGE.

    • Raptor

      What about doing both? >:D

  34. D-Rock

    I haven’t played too many RPG’s, but don’t healers typically have bad defenses? Oh, wait, that’s why he’ll be protected.

  35. Jinxed

    The biretta is worthy trade-off for having to be the healer.

  36. ToaSoul

    i think Keene should rethink his sentence.

    He said at least a thief is a respectable career, but when you think of a thief you think of a trickster, an evil genius, and a person everyone, except for fellow thieves, hates rolled into a person.

    • GarrisonSkunk

      I think that was the joke :)

      • ToaSoul

        and this explains it to those people who didn’t know at first!…..

        like me.

    • Argent Stonecutter

      He’s a ferret. The word means “little thief”.

      Plus, compared to a bard?

  37. Grip Moonwolf

    Looking at Karishad in the first panel will give you diabetes… and then cure it instantly.

  38. Soren

    I’d be protected? I’ll do it!

  39. Dragongal


  40. illeatyourself

    Lol. Silly healer. And yeah, theft can be respectable, depending on how it’s done.

  41. LittlePuppy

    Joey’s roleplay senses are tingling…….

  42. Keldor

    But isn’t that how all adventurer parties form? Granted, the scene is usually in a seedy tavern.

  43. Keldor

    I wonder how his ears fit into that helmet. It can’t be very comfortable.

    • GarrisonSkunk

      Good point….Maybe the horns are hollow and they squeeze inside.

      Or the magic of the hat makes his ears go in another dimension ala “Lidsville”.

      • ToaSoul

        that’s a little odd but awesome at the same time

    • GarrisonSkunk

      Ah, question solved in the next strip…his ears are there, they’re just blocked by his hands. Funny none of us thought of that.

      • ToaSoul

        it just proves that we don’t take notice to those very little details!

  44. flint fang

    for a few seconds, I thought he meant the pistol.

  45. Profesor Rod

    Predictable, but I’m enjoying it oh so much :D

  46. bhPixelFire

    Is it just me… or was that a Wile E. Coyote reference?