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1  Art Discussion / Writing / Re: Need scholarship essay on: March 01, 2017, 12:49:42 pm
Not entirely sure what you're up to but typically I remove external links from first time posts to prevent spamming. 
2  Forum Community / Questions, Comments and Suggestions / Re: Hiatus Art; What the Comic Should Be? on: January 04, 2017, 10:31:30 am
There was a point where to save time and keep up the schedule Jenny had gone to mostly black and white with only some color accents.  I always liked that period but I think she went back and colored them fully when she had time.
3  TZH Discussion / TZH Discussion / Re: Today's Comic on: January 01, 2017, 03:31:40 pm
For those of you who sat in approval limbo the last couple of weeks, rejoice.  You are now one of us.  I also apolgize for the wait, but as the kids say these days, things be cray.
4  General Discussion / Random Stuff / Re: Interview With A Forum Crazy II: Modern Wurfur on: November 28, 2016, 12:54:24 pm
D&D Advice for Starting DMs?

"The facts of life..." -Dr. Tyrell, Bladerunner

OK, first, if at all possible read up on the subject in the DM Guides. Plural.  Anything from 3.5 and up, as a matter of fact, has valuable insights on the how-tos.  If you could browse through the 3.5, 4 (yes, even 4) and 5 dungeon master''s guides, you'll get an evolving view of what works and what doesn't.

If you have no time, and need quick-n-dirty advice, here goes:
Map out a list of the powerful characters in your World:  the Kings, Dukes, Archmagi, Ancient Dragons, down to the mayors and crime lords in the towns you're likely to be running.  Name the organizations.  The Free Association of Fun and Frolic has a nice ring to it, even though it still might mean "Thieves' Guild"...or it could be the Guild of  Tavern Owners...or it could be both.  Or they could be separate and competing.  But you've got to record it somewhere, because it will become part of the story.

Make sure you note their motivations:  long term, short term and immediate.  "The All-Squirrel noted a 15% drop in nut production this year and is concerned by the predicted 20% population loss."

Come up with a list of secrets in your world.  The weird subtle ones.  The squirrels are all part of a hive-mind All-Squirrel.  The Dragons are slowly disappearing.  Magic is stronger around mountains and sources of certain metallic ores.  Running water disperses necromantic energies (a classic).  Clouds are sentient, telepathic, and love smoke plumes...and no one knows this.  The elves are preparing for a war next century, but don't know exactly who against.  The dwarven society has a thriving warlock community that dominates the public pantheons from behind the scenes...and they have a plan.

Who is chasing what and why will give you a ton of story...and side-stories...for years.


Also be prepared to shitcan all of that prepwork when the players do something completely unexpected to derail everything.
5  TZH Discussion / TZH Discussion / Re: Today's Comic on: November 28, 2016, 12:52:15 pm
Hopefully everyone had a good Thanksgiving, for those of who had applications sit unapproved the last week I apologize but I travelling quite extensively. 
6  TZH Discussion / TZH Discussion / Re: Today's Comic on: October 26, 2016, 08:52:10 pm
For those that keep track of such things I was the 71st registered member of the forum, 16 days after it started.  But I was already ancient beyond the reckoning of all things. 
7  TZH Discussion / TZH Discussion / Re: Today's Comic on: October 25, 2016, 07:09:35 pm
I'm glad you're feeling better 👍

Your first post after joining is wishing Jenny well?  You have my respect, welcome.
8  TZH Discussion / TZH Discussion / Re: Today's Comic on: October 24, 2016, 07:32:38 am
Whoo!  An update!  Welcome back Jenny!
9  TZH Discussion / TZH Discussion / Re: Today's Comic on: October 19, 2016, 07:27:37 am
Chuck Norris. So bad ass that Darth Vader dresses up as Him for Halloween.

Does he just glue a beard to his helmet's faceplate or does he wear Chuck's "Action Jeans" as well?
10  TZH Discussion / TZH Discussion / Re: Today's Comic on: October 12, 2016, 11:19:28 am
Yup, it's been a full year. I wonder if this will continue into next January, because that's the last time Jenny posted on the TZH Facebook page.
I hope not.
11  TZH Discussion / TZH Discussion / Re: Today's Comic on: October 12, 2016, 06:38:37 am
And oddly enough, Facebook tells me that exactly two years ago I plugged TZH on Facebook. 
12  TZH Discussion / TZH Discussion / Re: Today's Comic on: October 12, 2016, 06:34:53 am
Happy Birthday to you,
Happy Birthday to YOU!

Happy Birthday, last comic posted...

Happy Birthday... toooo you!

 totally a lie...

13  TZH Discussion / TZH Discussion / Re: Today's Comic on: October 10, 2016, 08:10:47 am
I was out walking my dogs last night and came across a group of kids frantically trying to find a creepy clown, apparently someone had just tweeted a sighting in the area and they were trying to see it themselves.  So I guess creepy clowns are the new PokeMon go?  I'd say this year couldn't possibly get any weirder but I'm sure the fates would see that as a challenge and call my bluff.
14  General Discussion / Game Discussion / Re: What are you playing? Episode 2: Sequel Reloaded! on: October 10, 2016, 08:07:54 am
Sid Meier's Pirates! from 2004.

I have played the Pirates game so many times, from the original VGA PC game to the 2004 update and a lot of stops in between (like the Sega Genesis port for instance.)  They are all great.
15  TZH Discussion / TZH Discussion / Re: Today's Comic on: October 05, 2016, 01:41:08 pm
Scary clown sightings.... The ONLY thing that keeps this from being nothing more than a rather pathetic cry for attention is that it is preferable to listening to the lickspittles in the mainstream media attempting to hide their bias.

Every couple decades a weird fad of fear/sightings ignites the country.  This decade it's scary clowns.  In the 90's it was chupacapbra and UFO's, the 70's was satanists, the 50's was UFO's (the first time).  I'm sure there's more I'm missing.
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